Chandigarh, June 29, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Clarifying the misconception being spread by the opposition parties, the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that all the existing electricity schemes will remain to continue in Punjab; rather the Punjabis will get 300 units per month for free.
Kejriwal on Tuesday announced 24-hour uninterrupted power supply and 300 units of free electricity per month to all domestic consumers in Punjab, on formation of the AAP government in 2022 Assembly elections.
He said that all the existing beneficiary categories which were getting 200 free units per month like SCs, BCs, BPL families, freedom fighters etc, will now get 300 free units per month, to be charged only for over and above 300 units per month.
In this way, if any of these beneficiaries consume 350 units in a month, then they will be charged for only 50 overstepped units. The first 300 units will be totally free for the consumers.
All other non-beneficiaries who do not receive any electricity benefits currently will get 300 free units per month. If this category consumes more than 300 units per month, then they will have to pay for the whole consumption. For example, if the non-beneficiary category consumes 350 units per month, then they will have to pay for 350 units.