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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

No immediate increase in power tariff

HTC, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 29, 2014
First Published: 12:47 IST(29/3/2014) | Last Updated: 12:49 IST(29/3/2014)

As the Punjab government can’t commit to the power subsidy amount for agriculture in view of the poll code of conduct, the tariff hike decision has been delayed for the time being.

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The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) for the time being has delayed the announcement of new tariff for the electricity consumers.

The Punjab government has to commit to the subsidy for the agricultural sector and as there is code of conduct in force in the state in view of Lok Sabha election, thus it can’t finalize such proposal. Thus, the decision has been delayed.

The power re gulator on Friday issued orders that the existing tariff would continue for all categories of consumers till the new tariff is announced.

The tariff order of April 4 issued last year for the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited ( PSPCL) for the year 2013-14 was to remain operative till March 31.

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