May 03, 2012

Municipal Elections Jalandhar- Discriminatory Urban Electricity Charges- Main Issue

Candidates and Political activity has picked up in Jalandhar  for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections.

The highly discriminatory and Anti Urban Electricity Tariffs (  BIJLI JAZIA  ) is going to be one of the main issues in these elections.

Abolition Octroi on Urban Electricity

While Octroi ( Choongi ) has been abolished in Punjab it continues to be levied  on Urban Punjabis .

 Heavy Electricity Tax ( Bijli Kar ) on Urban Electricity Consumers

Urban Electricity consumers are being subjected to very high rate  of Bijli Kar

Abolition of Commercial Category of Electricity Consumers

In a highly discriminatory policy Urban business men are charged at  Penal Rates euphemistically called Commercial Catregory.

In Punjab there are Two Categories of Consumers of Electricity  . Paid Consumers of Electricity and Free Consumers ( based on Vote Banks . ) Paid consumers are fleeced  to cross subsidise the Free Consumers of Electricity

In Punjab Physically Handicapped are not given any concession in electricity because Physically Handicapped Punjabis are not considered to be Vote Bank.

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