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Resolve tenants' power subsidy woes: CM to Satyendar Jain

Tenants say the house owners do not pass the scheme's benefits to them

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Resolve tenants' power subsidy woes: CM to Satyendar Jain
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed Power Minister Satyendar Jain to resolve the tenants' grievances related to the government's power subsidy scheme as soon as possible. Many of the tenants have been complaining that house owners did not pass the benefits of the scheme to them.

In a letter to Jain, the CM also directed him to prepare a roadmap to provide benefits of subsidy to "each and every tenant" living in the national Capital.

The move has come after Kejriwal received several complaints regarding this during public hearings. Under the power subsidy scheme, the Delhi government provides 50 per cent subsidy on electricity tariffs, up to 400 units on domestic electricity connections, for all residents of Delhi.

"In his letter, the CM said that rationalising the rates of electricity consumption has been done to reduce the extra burden of erstwhile enhanced rates on each consumer," the government said in a statement.

"The CM has asked the Power Minister to take appropriate steps, so that no domestic electricity consumer should be deprived of the relief being provided by the government on electricity tariffs," it said. This will help in solving the problems of the tenants in the city, who are not receiving the benefits of the much-lauded scheme, the statement added.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had first introduced a 50 per cent subsidy for domestic consumers using up to 400 units per month in December 2013, and had restored it once again from February 2015 onwards, when the party came back to power. The government said that residents have been getting this relief on their electricity bills continuously since February 14, 2015.

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  • The AAP govt had first introduced a 50 per cent subsidy for domestic consumers using up to 400 units per month in Dec 2013, and had restored it once again from Feb 2015 onwards, when the party came back to power
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