KPDCL Refutes Tariff Revision Reports

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Srinagar: Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) on Friday contested reports appearing in a section of media about revision in the electricity tariff in Jammu and Kashmir saying that no revision of tariff, whatsoever, has been carried out in the Union Territory.

In a statement issued to the media here, a KPDCL spokesperson said that no revision in electricity tariff has taken place in Jammu and Kashmir during the last four years. He further clarified that the DISCOM on its own is not authorized to revise the tariff and the only authority vested with the powers to revise consumer tariff is the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh.

“It further clarified that even the JERC has neither revised tariffs nor has it notified any new tariff slabs,” the KPDCL spokesperson added.

“Consumers are billed on the basis of existing tariff and load as per actual consumption,” he added.

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