Government Increases Unit Limit and Reduce the Tariff for Life Line Consumers
Islamabad: In order to provide maximum relief to the domestic electricity consumers and following the directions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the lowest slab for life line consumers have been increased from 50 to 100 units. The new slab will be effective from the next month electricity bills to be issued by Discos.
Earlier, only the life line consumers using 1 to 50 units were exempted from tariff increase and imposition of General Sales Tax. Now, the domestic consumers using upto 100 units will be treated as life line consumers and will enjoy the benefit of exemption from tax and tariff increase. The tariff rate of the consumers under the new slab will automatically reduce and they will get monetary benefit of about Rs. 3.40 per unit.
The decision was taken by the Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani during 2nd Energy Conference on the proposal of Ministry of Water and Power, in order to provide relief to the low income group.
After notification of increase the units limits from 1 to 100 units, about 3.4 million more consumers will be benefited. The lifeline consumers will now increase to 13.7 million.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326