In voluntary Disclosure Scheme 2016 and Surcharge Waiver Scheme- 2016old notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 up to can be deosited November 24,2016 Manohar Lal.

CHANDIGARH, Nov 19- Haryana Chief Minister today said that those who would opt for the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme 2016 and Surcharge Waiver Scheme- 2016, announced by him today, would be able to deposit the payments in cash in old notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 upto November 24,2016.
The Chief Minister who announced these new schemes at a press conference here today said that payments to the tune of about Rs 75 crore have been received by the power utilities in old notes after November 8,2016.
In reply to a question concerning the Mara Gao-Jag Mag Gao scheme, he said that 264 feeders covering 1000 villages were taken up under the scheme. At present seven feeders were supplying power for 21 hours whereas the target is to supply power round-the-clock. Out of these seven feeders, four are in district Sirsa, two in district Ambala and one in district Gurugram. Out these feeders, 141 feeders are supplying power for 18 hours. Also, it was for the first time in 20 years that power tariff has been reduced by paise 37 per unit. With the reduction in losses, the power tariff would also be reduced, he added.
When asked about the line losses of the power utilities, it was informed that these would be reduced to targeted upto 25 per cent.
The Chief Minister said that the concept of spot billing was being studied and certain companies were making presentations. When his attention was drawn towards complaints of excessively high bills, he said that the software has been mended to resolve the issue. Now in case of high bills, the software sends an alert and the bill is not printed.
Others present on the occasion included Chief Secretary, Mr D. S. Dhesi, Chairman and Managing Director, Power Utilities, Mr Shatrujit Kapur, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Mr P. K. Das, Principal Secretary, Power, Mr Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mrs Dheera Khandelwal, Media Advisor, Mr Amit Arya and Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mr Sameer Pal Srow.

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