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Rajasthan: Electricity consumers will be hit again, Rs 600 crore will be recovered in the name of fuel surcharge

Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer discoms are once again going to make recovery from the pocket of electricity consumers. This recovery will be done in the name of fuel surcharge.

There is going to be another economic hit on the electricity consumers of the state who are suffering due to financial problems during the Corona period. In the next 3 months electricity bills of electricity consumers are going to increase.

This increase will be done in the name of fuel surcharge. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer of the state will recover about 600 crore rupees from consumers through discom fuel surcharge.

It is being told that due to this, every electricity consumer will get an economic burden of about 200 to 800 in the next 3 months according to their electricity consumption.

The three discoms will collect fuel surcharge at 30 paisa per unit from October 2019 to December 2019 based on electricity meter reading from consumers.

Actually, the Electricity Regulatory Commission fixes the rate after calculating other expenses including purchase of electricity every year. In this, the Commission determines the electricity tariff in the form of variable cost along with fixed cost.

This variable cost includes diesel transportation and other expenses including coal. Regulatory commission has instructed the consumers to recover it. It was started in the year 2009. The calculation of fuel surcharge changes every 3 months.

It is noteworthy that during the Corona period, the state government had postponed electricity bills for the first two months to give relief to the people of the state. This gave partial relief to the consumers. But the era of Corona is not over yet. In such a situation, the amount collected by discoms is going to be heavy on consumers.


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