Recovery of arrear on account of Voltage Surcharge @ 10%/17.5% from the consumers having contract demand above 2500 kVA upto 4000 kVA and exceeding 4000 kVA respectively.

In the Tariff Order 2004-05 in Chapter 9.11 (Page-261) Board had stated that the rebate/surcharge is offered to incentives/penalize the consumers for shifting from the base voltage to higher/lower voltage, keeping in view the additional transmission cost, transformation losses and line losses saved/incurred by the Board by such shifting. Hence the energy recorded at 11 kV is to be enhanced by 10% for consumers with demand exceeding 2500 kVA & upto 4000 kVA (except arc furnaces) to cover for transformation losses, incremental line losses and service charges. It had been further stated by the Board that surcharge @ 17.5% shall be leviable on all arc furnace consumers above 2500 kVA and other consumers with contract demand exceeding 4000 kVA catered supply at 11 kV. It had also been stated that surcharge @ 17.5% is levied on arc furnace consumers catered supply at 11 kV for the last 30 years. After arguments, the Commission therefore decided to continue levy of voltage surcharge. In the Tariff Order 2005-06 in the Chapter 8.11 (Page 237/239) the Commission decided to continue the existing system.

In the Tariff Order for FY 2006-07, the Commission decided to continue the existing provision for surcharges for availing supply at different voltages.

A petition No. 16 of 2006 against Tariff Order 2006-07 contesting levy of voltage surcharge was filed by the Induction Furnace Association of North India, Ludhiana with PSERC. PSERC as per orders dated 13.10.2006 while deciding the petition filed by the Induction Furnace Association of North India, Ludhiana had stated that charges which were sought to be reviewed in the petition were ordered to be continued in the tariff orders passed by the Commission for the year 2004-05 and 2005-06.

It is further clarified that for energy consumption with CD above 2500 kVA and upto 4000 kVA (Except Arc Furnace) catered at 11 KV, is to be enhanced by 10% for the period 01-04-2004 to 31-03-2006 and w.e.f. 01-04-2006 10% surcharge is to be levied on the consumption charges including demand charges, if any, as per CC No. 36/06.

In view of these orders dated 13.10.2006 of PSERC, PSEB has to implement the orders of PSERC and to levy voltage surcharge w.e.f. 1.4.2004. In this context, voltage surcharge has already been levied w.e.f. 11.4.07 and now it has been decided to recover the arrears of voltage surcharge from 1.4.2004 to 10.4.2007 in the following manner:-

  1. Where the arrears of voltage surcharge are for less than 18 months, these may be recovered in five equal monthly installments.
  2. Where the arrears of voltage surcharge are for more than 18 months, these arrears may be recovered in ten equal monthly installments.

With issue of these orders Commercial Circular No. 52/2004 dated 11.10.2004 stands super-ceded.

Director/TR-1,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.65/07
Memo No.107042/107842/SSM-414 OYT
Dated 26.11.07

Subject:- Release of T/W connection under OYT scheme.

As per Commercial Circular No. 44/07 dated 20.8.07, detailed instructions regarding release of tubewell connections on priority under OYT Scheme was issued, according to which the entire material required for the release of tubewell connection was to be provided by PSEB and the work for release of connection was to be carried out by the Board or through out-sourcing by the Board from the contractors duly approved by Chief Electrical inspector, Punjab and cost of the estimate on actual basis (including departmental charges) in addition to SCC @ Rs. 5000/- per BHP (Minimum Rs.25000/-) was to be borne by the applicant. After release of the connection, the routine maintenance of the line and transformer was to be carried out by PSEB.

Keeping in view the large number of applications received /likely to be received under this scheme, it is not possible to arrange material and carry out the works departmentally for release of tubewell connections within the stipulated time. To over come the difficulty and to release the tubewell under this scheme within stipulated time, the matter regarding release of T/W connection under OYT scheme through outsourcing or departmentally was re-considered by the Board and it has been decided as under :-

1. The prospective consumers under OYT Scheme shall arrange material and carry out the works at their level subject to the following:-

i) The material shall be procured from duly approved suppliers of PSEB and as per PSEB specifications. If the consumer wants to procure material from any supplier other than the already approved supplier then the same should be got approved from PSEB before procurement of material from such supplier. Consumers shall be provided a complete list of PSEB suppliers and specifications.
ii) The work shall be got approved from Chief Electrical Inspector, Punjab and shall be got carried out from the contractors duly approved by Chief Electrical Inspector Punjab.
iii) After release of connection, the routine maintenance of the line and transformer including replacement shall be carried out by the consumer.
2.In view of the above decision, the registration fee of Rs. 25,000/- in lump sum deposited at the time of registration of the application under OYT Scheme shall be refunded to the applicants.
3.Erection work shall be started only after inspection / clearance of the material by PSEB officers of TA & I / MS Organization.
4.CC No. 44/ 07 dated 20.8.07 stands amended to the above extent.
Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to the above instructions and also ensure strict compliance of the same.

Director/Sales-1,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No. 61/07
Memo No.102857/103657
Dated 16.10.07

Subject: Change of name in case of AP consumers.

As per existing instructions new AP applicant is required to submit the consent of the original consumer for Change of Name and for transfer of security /ACD in the name of new consumer alongwith other formalities in terms of the provisions of ESR No. 38.8

Some farmers have reported to higher authorities of PSEB that in the matter of transfer of tubewell connection from original consumer to the new owner who purchases land alongwith tubewell connection, the field officers/officials `are harassing the consumers by asking for various documents.

In this connection, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that, if in the land registry submitted by the new applicant, it is indicated that the land alongwith tubewell electric connection has been purchased by him from the original owner, the consent of the original consumer for change of name shall not be insisted upon. However, if it is not incorporated in the land registry that tubewell electric connection has also been purchased along with the land, then the consent of original consumer alongwith other documents as per ESR No. 38.8 shall be obtained by the field offices.
The compliance of above instruction may please be ensured.

Director/Sales-1,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No.64/2007
Memo No. 106727/107527/Indl.99/Ldh
Dated: 14.11.2007

Sub: Recovery of ACD for Industrial connections having power intensive as well as general loads i.e. mixed nature loads.

It has been observed that in case of industrial connections having mixed nature of loads i.e. power intensive as well as general load, ACD is being charged by field offices generally at the rates applicable to general loads i.e. @ Rs.1000/- per kW & afterwards during audit of the accounts, audit has asked for revision of ACD at the rates applicable to power intensive loads although proportion of the Power Intensive load is small as compared to the total sanctioned load of the consumer. This ultimately results in dispute when the revised ACD amount is charged to the consumer.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that in case of mixed nature of loads( Power Intensive Load & General Industrial Loads), the ACD be recovered at the rates as applicable for power intensive load and general load separately in proportion to the respective sanctioned loads. However, metering will be at single point only and there will be no provision of separate metering for the Power Intensive load and General Load. Further, on the basis of single point metering, the Power Factor Incentive in such cases will be as applicable to Power Intensive Units.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I
For Chief Engineer/Commercial
PSEB,Patiala

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CC.No.63/2007
Memo No. 105299/106099/Gen/Tariff
Dated: 1.11.2007

SUB: LEVY OF MMC ON KVA BASIS & DELETION OF LOAD SURCHARGE FROM SCHEDULE SI FOR LARGE INDUSTRIAL POWER SUPPLY(LS) IN THE SCHEDULE OF TARIFF ISSUED VIDE CC 36/06.

  1. Directions of PSERC in the petition no. 21 decided on 14.9.2007 are as under:-
  2. Large Supply Industrial consumers covered under schedule S-1 of the Schedule of Tariff for Large Industrial Supply (LS) will not be levied any load surcharge/penalty for exceeding their connected load if they do not exceed contract demand.
  3. Large Supply consumers will be levied demand surcharge @ Rs.750/- per kVA for each default for demand exceeding sanctioned contract demand.
  4. Clauses S.I.8, S.I.9.1 & S.I.9.2 of the schedule of tariff will be amended as per 1 & 2 above.
  5. MMC will henceforth be leviable on contract demand basis and not on sanctioned load basis in case of Large supply consumers.
  6. There is no reason why large supply consumers should not be at liberty to install additional load so long as they remain within sanctioned contract demand.

2.In view of the above directions of PSERC amendments have to be carried out in general conditions of tariff and schedule of tariff in the circular issued vide CC No. 36/2006 dated 14.7.06. Accordingly, ESR 82.9 (renumbered as SI.9.1) shall be read as under:-

SI.9.1:- Load Surcharge for unauthorized connected load:
No load surcharge shall be levied for the load added by the consumer thereby exceeding their sanctioned connected load provided sanctioned contract demand is not exceeded during the month.

SI.8:- Demand Surcharge for exceeding the contract demand.
If the consumer in a month exceed the contract demand, demand surcharge shall be charged at an additional rate of Rs.750/- per kVA for each default of demand exceeding sanctioned contract demand. This demand surcharge shall be without prejudice to the Board/Licensee right to take such other appropriate action as may be deemed necessary to restrain the consumer from exceeding his contract demand.
In the event of MDI being defective and computed maximum demand more than the contract demand, no demand surcharge for demand in excess of the sanctioned contract demand shall be levied provided the consumer's connected load is verified immediately and found within sanctioned connected load.

SI.9.2:-Compensation for damage:
Any consumer who exceeds his contract demand or increased the capacity of the step down transformer(s) shall be liable to compensate the Board/Licensee for all damages occasioned to its equipments or machinery by reason of this default. Without prejudice to this right, the Board/Licensee may also cause the service of the consumer to be disconnected without any notice.
In view of the above, the LS consumers are at liberty to install additional load provided they remain within sanctioned contract demand.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-II
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB,Patiala

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CC.No.62/2007
Memo No. 103778/104578/CH/TW-2007
Dated: 1.11.2007

Sub: Release of T/W connection under Chief Minister's Priority Quota.

As per instructions issued vide CC No.43/06 dated 4.08.06 priority under Chairman discretionary quota upto release of connection is admissible for T/W connections. Such connections are to be released as per roster circulated vide CC No. 22/07 dated 30.05.07.

After change of Govt. during Feb.2007, this Chairman priority quota for release of AP T/W connection was converted to Chief Minister's Priority/Discretionary quota & remained operative for 2/3 months. Thereafter, it was gain changed to Chairman discretionary quota, which is in force even as on date & release of connection is at par under both the scheme.

During the intervening period for 2/3 months, when the discretionary quota for release of AP connection was with the Hon'ble Chief Minister, Pb. about 276 no. Test Reports have been received. As per the prevailing instructions, such connections are also to be released as per roster and may take some time. There is resentment among these consumers on the plea, that being covered under CM' Priority, their connection may be released at the earliest.

To mitigate the problems the matter has been considered & decided that all such T/W connections, for which Test Reports have been received exclusively under Hon'ble CM's Priority quota, may be released at the earliest by giving over-riding priority over all other connections.

The strict compliance of the above instructions may please be ensured.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-II
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB,Patiala

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CC.No.60/07
Memo No.101949/102749/SMI-32
Dated 16.10.07

Subject: Release of Tubewell connection on priority under genuine family partition/division landed property.

The instructions were issued vide CC.No.43/07 dated 20.8.07 according to which splitting of tubewell connections allowed vide CC.No.38/03 dated 9.6.03 (ESR No.326.2) had been withdrawn with immediate effect. However, to avoid hardships to the farmers, the priority for release of one tubewell connection to each legal heir under genuine family partition /division of landed property as a result of family partition under the provisions of Land Revenue Act 1887 or as a result of inheritance (ESR 13.6.11) was allowed by relaxing ban imposed vide fax 12.4.02 on the issue of demand notices under this priority. This priority had been allowed up to release of connection.

Field offices have requested to clarify as to how the release of tubewell connections to the legal heir(s) under genuine family partition /division of landed property as a result of family partition, is to be regulated as per already prescribed roster.

In this connection, it is clarified that the priority under genuine family partition /division of landed property as a result of family partition allowed vide CC.No.43/07 dated 20.8.07 is fixed at Sr. No. 'x' in the roster as under:-

  1. 1 st General Category
  2. 2nd General Category
  3. 3rd General Category
  4. 4th "Sem" Area Priority
  5. 5th Ex-serviceman
  6. 6th Kandi Area Priority
  7. 7th Gram Panchayat Priority
  8. 8th Drip /Sprinkler System Priority
  9. 9th Priority across the Ravi River
  10. 10th Priority under family partition to each legal hair .
  11. 11th General Category & so on

The compliance of above instruction may please be ensured.

Director/Sales-1,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No. 59/07
Memo No.101031/101831/SSM-414/)OYT
Dated 16.10.07

Subject: Tubewell Policy for the year 2007-08.
The instructions for the release of new tubewell connections during the year 2007-08 were issued vide CC No. 22/07 dated 30.5.07. As per Para – (v) of the CC 20/07, small & marginal farmers who are having total land holding in the state of Punjab upto 5 Acre & they do not have any tubewell connection in their name any-where in the State of Punjab and are on the waiting list of PSEB, are to be allowed priority in the same queue whether under general category or any of the priority categories. 50% of the allotted quota for each Zone is to be released under this priority to small and marginal farmers eligible for claiming this priority. An undertaking already submitted by the applicant to the concerned Sub-Division of PSEB upto 17.4.07 is to be linked with his application registered for release of tubewell connection. However, before release of connection affidavit on non judicial stamp paper worth Rs. 15/- on the prescribed format is to be obtained from the applicant (only if already submitted undertaking is not in order or as per this format).

There is a feed back from field offices that some of the AP applicants who have registered their applications with PSEB long ago, have approached them and requested to allow them to submit/ furnish their undertakings now as they could not submit the same due to some unavoidable circumstances.

In view of the above feedback from the field offices the matter has been considered and it has been decided that AP applicants /Small & Marginal farmers who are having total land holding in the State of Punjab upto 5 acres and they do not have any T/W connection in their name anywhere in the state of Punjab, are hereby allowed to submit the undertaking /affidavit on Non Judicial Stamp Paper worth Rs.15/- on the prescribed format till further instructions from this office.
The compliance of above instruction may please be ensured.

Director/Sales-1,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.58/2007
Memo No. 1000039/839/DTR-II/SR-4
Dated: 15.10.2007

Sub: Electricity Supply Code and Related Matters Regulations-2007.

The PSERC has supplied the copy of Electricity Supply Code and Related Matters Regulations-2007, for wide publicity. The Board has got printed these regulations in the shape of booklet and the same have been issued by the Secretary/P&S to the various field offices for thorough study and interaction before its implementation w.e.f 01.01.08. These regulations shall come into force with effect from 1st January 2008 as per clause 1.3 of Chapter-1 of Supply Code.
In view of the above, it is the duty of all Officers/Officials of the distribution organization and all other concerned staff to go through the provision of Supply Code. These provision shall be discussed in the proposed meetings to be held at the Zonal Headquarters for smooth implementation of these rules/regulations. The Offices which have not collected the copies of the Supply Code may immediately collect the copies from the office of Secretary/P&S, Patiala.

Sd/-
Director/Tariff-II
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB,Patiala

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CC No. 57/07
Memo No. 100980/101780/SR/134.5
Dated 11.10.07

Subject: Powers of the Authorized Officers of the Board to enter the consumer premises for checking /inspection –Section 135(2) of the Electricity Act-2003.

As per Notification No. 1/13/04-EB(PR)23 dated 10.1.2005 issued by the Punjab Government, instructions were issued vide CC No. 24/2005 dated 12.4.2005 defining the authorized officers of the Board to enter the consumer's premises for checking /inspection under section 135(2) of the Indian Electricity Act-2003 . As per these instructions, officers of Distribution /Enforcement /MMTS wings of PSEB are authorized for checking "within the area of their jurisdiction".

CE/Enforcement has intimated that in order to get the element of surprise, inter-squad checking within the directorate or inter-directorate, checking through mass/joint raids is carried out which may lead to some legal problems later on because as per instructions issued vide CC No. 24/05 , the authorized officers can carry out the checking within the area of their jurisdiction only. He has requested for issue of necessary amendment in this regard.

In view of above & in order to contain Power Theft and other irregularities, the matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that Chairman/Members of the Board and all officers of the Board (within the area of their jurisdiction) are competent to depute officers/ official for any checking outside their normal jurisdiction also either verbally or in writing.

The compliance of above instructions may please be ensured.

Director /Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.56/07
Memo No. 100049/100849/SSM-414/Drip
Dated 11.10.07

Subject: Release of tubewell connection on priority to the farmers installing Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation System.

Instructions were issued vide CC.No.59/06 dated 10.11.06 followed by amendment vide CC.No.2/07 dated 9.1.2007 for release of tubewell connection on priority to the farmers installing Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation System on minimum area of 2 (Two) hectares for fruit crops or 1 (one) hectare for vegetables and non-horticulture crops. Some field officers have requested to intimate as to which crops are covered under non horticulture crops. The matter was taken up with Chief Conservator of Soils, Deptt. of Soil & Water Conservator, Punjab (Planning Branch),Chandigarh to intimate the type /name of crops covered under non-horticulture crops. The requisite clarification has been received from Chief Conservation of Soils, Punjab, Chandigarh vide his memo No.12767/SCO(P) dated 25.7.07. The copy of same is enclosed herewith for reference and taking further necessary action regarding release of tubewell connections on priority as per CC No. 59/06 dated 10.11.06 & CC No. 2/07 dated 9.1.07.

The strict compliance of these instructions be ensured please.

DA/As above.

Director/Sales-I,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.55/2007
Memo No. 98952-99752/SSM-411
Dated: 8.10.2007

Sub: NRSE POLICY VIZ-A-VIZ MANAGEMENT OF SHORTAGE IN POWER SUPPLY- TARIFF ORDER 2007-08.
Reference Commercial Circular No. 36/07 dated 13.07-2007 and Para 5.1 of Chapter-5 of the Tariff Order for 2007-08 issued by PSERC.
2. PSEB vide CC No.36/07 dated 13.07.2007 had decided to give incentives as under:-

  1. One time permission fee @ Rs.50/- per kVA is waived off.
  2. Parallel Operation Charges are waived off subject to approval of PSERC.
  3. The Board will at its cost install bay and allied equipments in its Grid Sub-station to receive power from NRSE projects.
  4. Advance Consumption Deposit(ACD) for the load fed from TG sets is waived off.
  5. Monthly Minimum Charges (MMC) will not be charged for load being fed from TG sets.
  6. For short term purchase of power by PSEB @ Rs.3.49 per unit, the payment of MMC for the supplies made by PSEB is waived off.
  7. Wheeling charges @ 2% from NRSE projects, shall be charged on interim basis until PSERC passes a final order whereafter adjustments may be made.
  8. Third party sale & banking as envisaged in NRSE policy are acceptable to PSEB subject to approval by PSERC.

3. Later PSERC while deliberating on the subject of parallel operation charges in Chapter-5 of the Tariff order for FY 2007-08decided as under:-
(i) Levy of parallel operation charges will be discontinued.
(ii) The Board will levy one time Permission Fee @ Rs.50/- per kVA of the capacity for feeding captive load in the case of all captive/co-generation plants run in synchronism with the grid.
(iii) In the case of captive/co-generation plants selling surplus power to the Board in addition to feeding captive load, the Permission Fee will be worked out by deducting capacity earmarked for sale of power to the Board from the total capacity of the captive/co-generation plant.
(iv) Plants run in parallel in an unauthorized manner will be liable to pay double the Permission Fee besides compensation to the Board for damage, if any, caused to the Board’s system. Parallel running of such plant will be permitted only after ensuring technical suitability. In case the technical requirements are not complied with, the permission fee will stand forfeited.
(v) Captive power plant owners who are not consumers of the Board may on request be permitted to run in parallel with the Board’s system subject to compliance of the above conditions.
4. In view of the above decision of PSERC, the decision taken earlier by the Board as contained in Cc 36/07 stands modified to the above extent namely:-

  1. One time permission fee @ Rs.50/- per kVA of the capacity of the plant for feeding captive load in case of captive/co-generation plants is leviable if these plants run in synchronism with the grid. This means that the captive/co-generation plants which are not run in synchronism with the Grid i.e. if the plants are run in isolation then such plant owner will not be required to pay permission fee. Further, permission fee from the plants running in synchronism with the grid will be reduced in case they sell surplus power to PSEB & the reduction in permission fee will be based on the capacity earmarked for sale of power to the Board.
  2. Waival of Parallel Operation Charges which was recommended vide CC No.36/07 dated 13.7.07 has been upheld by the PSERC and as such parallel operation chargers are not to be levied w.e.f 1.9.07.

Rest of the provisions in para (2) of CC 36/07 i.e. from point 2(iii) to (viii) shall continue to be the same as given in the circular till final decision is taken by PSERC while finalizing NRSE policy. Decision of PSERC as in para 3(iv) & (v) above will be additionally enforced w.e.f. 01.09.2007. ESR 170 shall be deemed to have been amended to the above extent.

Sd/-
Chief Engineer/Comml.
PSEB,Patiala

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CC.No.54/07
Memo No. 98012/98812
Dated 5.10.07

Subject:Loading Condition of Distribution Transformers .

This is in continuation to this office CC.No.35/07 dated 13.7.07 vide which instructions were issued that 11KV (100/200KVA) Distribution transformers for Industrial Service connections shall be loaded upto 100% instead of 80%.
Now the matter has been reconsidered and it has been decided that 11KV (100 KVA) Distribution Transformers for ISC be loaded upto 100 KW capacity.

The compliance of above instruction may please be ensured.

Director/Sales-I,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.53/07
Memo No.96300/97100 /Misc.IIndl-2KHN
Dated 26.9.07

Subject:ESR N o. 17.4 – Amendment thereof.

As per existing instructions (ESR No. 17.4), where a prospective industrial consumer opts for an electric connection from an urban/industrial feeder instead of nearest rural feeder, his request is allowed provided he pays the actual cost of such work plus 16% establishment charges or the cost of service line payable by him as per schedule of service connection charges, whichever is higher.

There is feedback from the field office that the existing instructions are not in line with CC No. 43/93 dated 6.8.93 according to which no component of the cost of distribution sub-station transformer to be created is to be charged.
The matter has been considered it has been decided to correct /amend the existing clause (ESR No. 174) as under:-

" Where a prospective industrial consumer opts for an electric connection from an urban/industrial feeder instead of nearest rural feeder, he may be given such connection from urban/industrial feeder provided he pays actual cost of such works inclusive of 16% establishment charges or the service connection charges payable by him as per schedule of service connection charges applicable, whichever is more. However, while working out the actual cost with 16% establishment charges in such cases, no component of the cost of distribution S/Stn. transformer to be created shall be charged ".

ESR No. 17.4 stands amended to the above extent .

It is further clarified that the above instructions shall also be applicable in such case(s) where demand notice(s) have already been issued but compliance of same is still pending by the consumers. However, the old cases already cleared /settled shall not be reopened.

The compliance of above instructions may please be ensured.

Director /Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.51/2007
Memo No. 94366/95166/CC/T/11/Seasonal
Dated: 19.9.2007

Sub: Exemption in seasonal period to Rice Shellers.

A request has been received from Director/Food Civil Supplies, Secretary to Govt. Punjab, regarding the extension in seasonal period to Rice Shellers. The matter has been considered by the competent authority and it has been decided to extend the seasonal period upto 31.8.07, instead of 30.6.07 as allowed vide CC No.38/07 dated 18.7.07. This extension of seasonal period shall be on the condition that the consumption of electricity during the month of July and August 2007 shall be billed at off seasonal rates as applicable. The monthly minimum charges as applicable for Rice Shellers during the seasonal period shall continue to be levied during the months of July & August 2007 as well. An undertaking from the consumers who wish to run or who have run their shellers during July & August 2007 shall be had for billing the consumption for the months of July & August 2007 accordingly.

The extension of seasonal period as per conditions stated above shall be applicable only to those Rice Shellers which had been working continuously upto 31st May,2007 and desire to extend running of their shellers or have run their shellers during the month of July & August 2007. In case where Rice Shellers consumers had closed their operations after running 4½ months minimum period or more shall also have to pay monthly minimum charges for intervening disconnected period in case they have to run their Rice Shellers during July & August.

It is further clarified that no MMC is chargeable to allow above referred extension upto 31.8.07, for the period from the start of the season and upto date of RCO of individual millers to start their season provided they have already paid MMC for minimum requirement of 4½ months upto 31.5.2007.
It is further informed that the billing to those Rice Shellers who have run their shellers for full year shall be charged as per CC 36/2005.
All Rice Sheller Consumers may also be apprised of the above instructions by the XENs/AEEs/AEs(Op.) in his areas, immediately.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-II
PSEB,Patiala

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CC.No.50/2007
Memo No. 93275/94075/DD/S-1/L-8
Dated: 17.9.2007

Subject:- Regarding release of Single Point supply Connection to upcoming PUDA/PUDA approved /Senior or DTP approved private colonies.

As per feed back received from field offices it has been observed that there is a lot of resentment among the developers/residents of upcoming PUDA/PUDA approved and private colonies regarding provision of single point supply connections.

To redress the grievances of all the promoters /developers of the up-coming PUDA/PUDA approved/Senior or District Town Planner approved private colonies, the matter has been considered & it has been decided as under:-

  1. L.D. System shall be laid down by the PUDA/Developer as per standard design of the Board & IE Rules and detailed sketch of L.D. System alongwith specification of material shall be got approved by PUDA/Developer from CE/Commercial of the Board and work shall be carried out strictly as per approved sketch. After the L.D. System is completed, the 11 KV system including distribution transformer(s) upto maximum 300 KVA capacity shall be got approved from the C.E.I and L.T.Lines shall be inspected by the concerned SDO/Operation of the Board. Thereafter, the L.D. System shall be taken over by PSEB and energized for release of connections to different individual consumers in the Colonies by the Board.
  2. The developer shall provide a meter room for each block of flats in which he shall provide MCBs for installation of individual meters of all the residents of that block by PSEB. Such meter rooms will be in the custody of PSEB & keys of such rooms will also remain with PSEB only.
  3. In large colonies where HT as well as LT system is laid by the developer inside the colony for local distribution, pillar boxes/MCBs for housing individual meters shall be provided by the developer near the local distribution transformer(s).
  4. The connection shall be released by PSEB to the individual consumers in such colonies after recovering ACD, applicable Service Connection Charges and other charges as per existing instructions of the PSEB.
  5. If any commercial activities are carried out within the colony by the developer or society of the colony, such as, Cooperative store, Community Centre, Clubs, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Shopping Centre, Street Light, water supply, Hospital etc. then individual connection shall be released for such activities under relevant tariff in the name of the developer/society/ individual applicant, as the case may be.
  6. The supply shall be given by PSEB through its own system to the colony at 11 KV/66 KV as per total projected load of the colony and system including sub-station for receiving PSEB supply at 11 KV or 66 KV shall be provided by the developer.
  7. For energy audit PSEB will provide DT meter(s) on all the Distribution transformer(s) and if any theft of energy is suspected within the colony, then preventive action as deemed fit shall be taken by PSEB.
  8. PSEB shall have 24 hours easy access to such colonies so as to ensure that there is no unauthorized use of electricity within the colony.

The Sales Regulation Clause 44.8.3 & 44.9 shall stand replaced as per above.


Sd/-
Director/Sales-I
Chief Engineer/Commercial
PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No.49/2007
Memo No. 92307/93107/SSM-461
Dated: 14.9.2007

Sub:- Clubbing of Connections based on checking reports of Enforcement/DS Officers.

Release of a new connection or more than one connection in the same premises is being regulated as per ESR -167. However, some consumers still manage to take more than one connections in the same premises, in the same or different names resulting into loss to the Board by way of application of wrong schedule of tariffs.

It has been observed that, when charges are being levied to such categories of consumers on account of clubbing of more than one connection, running in the same premises on the basis of checking by the Enforcement/DS organizations, then these are being disputed by the consumers in the Dispute Settlement Channels of PSEB/Courts, which sometimes leads to avoidable inconvenience/ harassment to the consumer and litigation for PSEB.

In view of above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that whenever clubbing of connections is declared by Enforcement or DS officer(s), the matter shall be reported by the concerned distribution officer(s) to the concerned clubbing committee within two weeks and the clubbing committee shall decide the matter within two months thereafter as per standing instructions of the Board. The consumer shall be charged on account of clubbing, if required, only after the report of said clubbing committee. It has also been decided that Videography must also be done.

All other terms and conditions of clubbing as per ESR 167 shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1
For Chief Engineer/Comml.
PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No.48/2007
Memo No. 91323/92123/DD/S-IV/Weekly Inhouse Meeting
Dated: 14.9.2007

Sub:- Running of islanded load on DG sets by the existing/prospective general (DS/NRS) consumers.
As per feedback from the field offices number of cases are there where general consumers especially marriage palaces/Schools/ Educational institutions/Clinics etc. having electric connection from PSEB are also running islanded load on DG sets. However, no approval is obtained by the consumer from the PSEB for running the load on DG set as the consumer thinks that such load has to be run occasionally at the time of function/celebration only. The connection from the PSEB is obtained for the normal running load of the office/premises. The consumer does not want sanction from PSEB for the load running occasionally on DG sets because in that case he will have to bear monthly minimum charges for that occasionally running load also. While checking of the premises by DS/Enforcement Organizations, such islanded load running on DG set is considered as unauthorized load and heavy penalties are levied in terms of ESR 170.1.3 and 86.5.

To redress the grievances of the consumer it has been decided that if a PSEB consumer wants to run load occasionally on DG sets on stand alone basis (islanded load) in isolation to his sanctioned load from PSEB without any intermixing with PSEB supply then in such cases, the consumer shall be allowed to run islanded load on DG sets provided the consumer obtains prior sanction from PSEB. The load that will be running regularly on the PSEB system and load that will run occasionally on DG sets may be indicated separately in the A&A forms with the following conditions:-

  1. The islanded load on DG set will run on stand-alone basis in isolation of PSEB supply without any change over switch and without any intermixing with PSEB supply.
  2. The consumer will be required to submit Key diagram of the electric wiring of the load to be run on DG set and load that will run on PSEB supply on the site plan of the building/plot. The drawing will be got approved by the consumer from PSEB and will be displayed near the meter of PSEB for facilitating proper checking by PSEB checking agencies. Further in such cases only intelligent meters having data down loading (DDL) facility irrespective of the sanction load shall be provided by PSEB.
  3. No PSEB supply will be allowed in the area/plot/portion where islanded load from the DG sets is allowed to be run. An undertaking duly notarized shall also be obtained from the consumer that in case of any violation like intermixing with PSEB supply he will be levied load surcharge at double the normal rates in addition to recovery of the ACD and service connection charges for regularization of such additional load on DG sets.
  4. Permission fee @ Rs.50/- per KVA shall be payable by the consumer as in case of CPP stand-alone basis (ESR 170.3.1.1).
  5. No ACD, SCC and parallel operation charges shall be recoverable for the islanded load allowed to be run on the DG sets on stand alone basis.
  6. With reference to the sanctioned load from PSEB, there shall not be any limit on the capacity of DG sets to be installed by the applicant. However, if any prior sanction from the Chief Electrical Inspector is required as per statutory requirements for DG sets capacity above 10 KW, the same shall be obtained by the applicant at his own level.
  7. The competent authority to accord sanction to the running of Islanded load on DG sets on stand alone basis without any intermixing with PSEB supply shall be as under:-

DG Set capacity

Competent Authority

Upto 10 KW(11 KVA)

Addl.SE/Op./Sr. Xen/Op.

Exceeding 10 KW
(11 KVA) upto 250 KVA

Dy.CE/SE/Op.

Exceeding 250 KVA upto 1 MVA

EIC/Op./ CE/Op

Exceeding 1 MVA

EIC/Chief Engineer/Comml

These instructions shall be read under ESR: 170 as Sub Clause 170.1.5.
Further such consumers running islanded load on DG set and whose disputed cases on account of amount charged on the basis of checking by the Enforcement/DS organizations are still pending with Dispute Settlement channels of PSEB / courts also be considered as per above recommendations of the committee by recovering the permission fee at double the normal rates provided as per checking report, there was no intermixing of islanded load with PSEB supply and the consumer withdraws the court case. Wherein the checking report, it is not specifically indicated that inter-mixing of islanded load with PSEB supply was there or not, then in such a case the concerned DSC of PSEB may constitute a committee comprising of Sr.Xen/DS concerned and Sr.Xen /Enf. of the area and case may be decided as per report of the committee. The cases already settled/decided shall not be reopened.

Strict compliance of the above instructions may also be ensured.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1
For Chief Engineer /Comml.

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CC No.47/07
Memo No.93703/94503 / Loose-16/07
Dated 23. 8.07

Subject: RELEASE OF TUBEWELL CONNECTION UNDER CHAIRMAN'S DISCRETIONARY QUOTA WITH CONSUMER'S OWN TRANSFORMERS.

As per instructions issued vide CC No. 38/05 dated 6.6.05, the facility of installing 6.3/10/16 KVA capacity transformer by the Board was not made available to the priority category applicants under the Chairman's discretionary quota and they were asked to provide their own transformer of appropriate capacity. However, in view of the representations/grievances received from such applicants, the matter was reviewed and applicants under Chairman's discretionary quota were also released AP tubewell connections on LT through Board's own transformers against sanction letters issued up to 30.11.2005. Some of the applicants who were released connections during the intervening period were forced to provide transformers at their own cost. Whenever the transformer of such consumers, who had provided own transformers for release of tubewell connection, gets damaged/burnt/stolen, they are requesting PSEB that transformer should be replaced at the cost of the Board as the same was to be provided by the Board even at the time of release of connection.

In view of the above, the matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that whenever the transformer provided by a consumer for release of his AP tubewell connection under Chairman's discretionary quota gets damaged /burnt/stolen, the same shall be replaced by the Board at Board's cost.

The strict compliance of above instructions be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.46/2007
Memo No.92575/93575/SMI-34
Dated 23.8.07

Subject: Regarding simultaneous shifting and change of name of tubewell connections.

In number of cases received from the field offices regarding simultaneous shifting and change of name of existing tubewell connections, it has been observed that land where the tubewell connection was running is sold to one person by the existing consumer where as the tubewell connection is sold to another person and case is sent to CE/Comml. for interzonal shifting after affecting the change of name in respect of prospective consumer(s) by the field office at their own level in terms of ESR.No.37.4.4.1 which provides that any agricultural tubewell connection in the state can be shifted to any other place in the State and also in the name of any one else subject to minimum land holding of one acre. However, ESR-38.8.6 regarding Change of Name in case of a tubewell connection provides that the prospective consumer in whose name tubewell connection is to be changed should submit an affidavit indicating his right over the premises as owner of the land & motor pump set as a result of purchase from the original consumer i.e change of name can only be affected if the prospective consumer purchases the tubewell connection along with land. These two clauses being contradictory to each other were source of confusion in the field offices ,

In view of the contradictory provisions of ESR 37.4.4.1 & 38.8.6, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to allow 3rd party sale of tubewell connection by the existing consumer to any one else without sale of land to him & tubewell connection can be shifted in his name provided he fulfils the provisions of ESR No. 37.4.4.1. In such cases, ESR 38.8.6 will not be applicable. However, additional charges @ 2000 per BHP shall be recovered for simultaneous shifting and change of name of tubewell connections in terms of ESR No. 37.4.4.1.

ESR No. 37.6.1 stands amended to the above extent .
The strict compliance of above instructions be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.45/07
Memo No. 91657/92457 Indl.76 KHN
Dated:23.9.07

Subject: Computing the connected load in case of Induction Furnaces vis-à-vis installation of Change-over- switch.

As per feed back received from field offices, it has been noticed that in case of Induction Furnace Connections, 2 No. crucibles are installed for each Furnace but only one crucible is in operation at a time as the crucible needs repairs very frequently. As per existing instructions, if a Induction furnace consumer having one or two induction furnace transformer(s) with un-standard voltage rating installs two or more furnaces with change-over switch(s) in between the furnaces with the prior approval of the competent authority so that only one furnace works at a time from the feeding induction furnace transformer, then transformer of higher rating will determine the connected load. However, where an induction furnace is fed from a distribution transformer having standard voltage rating along-with other motive/general load from that very transformer, the connected load shall be the sum of the rating of the bigger induction furnace and other motive /other load or the capacity of the feeding transformer of higher rating whichever is higher.

In view of these instructions, load surcharge is being levied on the basis of checking by the PSEB officers in case of above stated arrangement of having 2 No. crucibles for one furnace transformer although only one crucible operates at a time but such an arrangement is without any approval from PSEB. The levy of the load surcharge is being resented by the such Induction furnace consumers.

To sort out the issue, the matter has been examined & considered by the Board and it has been decided that all existing induction furnace consumers having 2 No. crucibles for each Furnace transformers without change over switch, shall be given notice to install fool proof pneumatic change over switch between the 2 crucibles installed for the same transformer within a period of six months so as to ensure that both the furnaces can not run simultaneously from the same transformer, even accidentally. It shall be ensured by the concerned EICs/ CEs/DS that such notices are issued positively by the concerned field offices within 10 days from the date of issue of this circular .

During the notice period, in case of induction furnace consumers having 2 No. crucibles for each Furnace transformer without change over switch, the load of 2 No. crucibles shall not be added for computing the connected load and capacity of the furnace transformer in KW or the furnace load, whichever is higher, depending on the voltage ratio of the furnace transformer, shall be taken into account as per existing instructions (ESR 14.1.2) of the Board.

The strict compliance of above instructions be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.44/2007
Memo No. 91323/92123/DD/S-IV/Weekly Inhouse Meeting
Dated: 14.9.2007

Subject:Release of Tubewell on priority under OYT Scheme.

During Sangat Darshan Programme of Hon'ble CM, Punjab, some farmers had raised demand that tubewell connections should be allowed on priority under 'Own Your Tubewell' (OYT) scheme. As per commitment made by Hon'ble C.M. Punjab, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to allow release of tubewell connections on priority under 'OYT; scheme on the following terms & conditions :

  1. For registration of his application for release of AP tube well connection on priority under OYT scheme, the applicant shall deposit Rs.25000/- in lump sum as registration fee along with his application, which shall be adjustable against service connection charges @ of Rs.5000/- per BHP. However, no refund of registration fee shall be allowed even if an applicant applies for a 3 BHP tubewell connection.

ii)The entire material required for release of tube well connection i.e. for erection of 11 KV line, distribution transformer & its installation and other allied equipment etc. shall be provided by PSEB.

  1. The work of such applicants for release of connection shall be carried out by Board or through out-sourcing by the Board from the contractors duly approved by Chief Electrical Inspector Punjab & cost of estimate on actual basis ( including departmental charges) in addition to SCC shall be borne by the applicant. Two or more applicants can jointly share the cost of common 11 KV line. However, they shall be required to have separate transformer(s) for their respective tube well. An undertaking duly notarized to this effect shall be submitted by them along with the application it-self.
  2. After the release of connection, the routine maintenance of 11 KV line, distribution transformer & allied equipment shall be carried out by PSEB.
  3. However, in case the distribution transformer gets damaged /burnt after the expiry of warranty period or stolen even during the warranty period, the same shall be replaced at the cost of consumer by PSEB.
  4. As per instruction issued vide CC 37/06 dated 18.7.06, the transformer shall be mounted on a single pole structure.
  5. The scheme shall be open to the new as well as already registered applicants who have not been served with demand notice. The applicants who are in receipt of demand notice and have submitted the test reports can also opt under this scheme by depositing Rs.25,000/- as registration fee adjustable against service connection charges. The service connection charges/ registration fee already deposited, if any, shall be adjustable against the final charges to be intimated through demand notice under this scheme.
  6. This scheme shall have overriding priority among all the categories including Chairman discretionary quota. Once an applicant opts for OYT scheme and deposits the registration fee of Rs.25,000/-, the demand notice shall be issued to the applicant under this scheme within one month from the date of deposit of fee at the time of opting for the OYT scheme and the connection shall be released within three months from the date of compliance of the demand notice.
  7. The scheme shall be operative through out the Punjab State

The scheme shall be operative from the date of issue of above circular.

Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to the above instructions & also ensure strict compliance of the same.

Sd/-
Dy.CE/Sales-1,
for CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No.43/2007
Memo No. 52558/53358/SMI-32
Dated: 20.8.2007

Subject: Splitting of AP Tubewell connection due to genuine family partition.

As per instructions issued vide CC.No.38/03 dated 9.6.03,splitting of existing AP tubewell connections with load 10 BHP and above into two was allowed in case of genuine family partition duly registered in the revenue record. Further, on the basis of feed back from the field offices , instructions were issued vide CC.No.37/05 dated 3.5.05 that no extension in AP load under VDS shall be allowed for a period of 3 years from the date of splitting to the tubewell consumers who had got their load splitted under family partition . It was also desired that Enforcement Agencies should carry out intensive checking of such cases to ensure that motors installed by the consumers after splitting under genuine family partition at site are running strictly as per load allowed after splitting. CE/Enforcement, PSEB has reported that during checking by Enforcement wing, number of tubewell connections were found to be running with excessive load and these tubewell connections are mostly those cases where the consumers had got their load splitted under family partition.
In view of the reported feed back regarding misuse of the facility of splitting admissible on account of family partition by the AP tubewell consumers, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

  1. The instructions issued vide CC No. 38/03 dated 9.6.2003 (esr 36.2) are hereby withdrawn with immediate effect. However, to avoid hardships to the farmers, the priority for release of one tubewell connection to each legal heir under genuine family partition /division of landed property as a result of family partition under the provisions of Land Revenue Act 1887 or as a result of inheritance (ESR 13.6.11) shall be allowed by relaxing ban imposed vide fax 12.4.02 on the issue of demand notices under this priority. This priority shall, be allowed up to release of connection.

ii) All tubewell connections released after splitting under family partition as per CC No. 38/03 dated 9.6.03 shall be checked by DS/Enforcement Organization & wherever motors of higher capacity than sanctioned are found installed, the excess load found running on splitted connection shall be regularized by recovering the service connection charges at double the normal rate as a deterrent /penalty.

The strict compliance of above instructions be ensured.

Sd/-
Dy.CE/Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.42/2007
Memo No. 51642/52442/Loose-77
Dated: 20.8.2007
Subject: Regarding gender budget analysis DS /NRS connections to Women Self Help Groups on priority.

The matter regarding release of DS/NRS connection on priority to Women Self Help Groups as per instructions of Government of India (Department of Women & Child Development) received through Secretary/Power, Govt. of Punjab was considered by the Full Board and it has been decided to allow release of DS/NRS connections to Women Self Help Groups on priority on case to case basis/on the basis of specific projects. The complete case shall be forwarded by concerned CE/DS along with his recommendations to Chief Engineer/Commercial who has been authorized to allow priority to Women Self Help Groups for release of DS/NRS connections only.

The strict compliance of above instructions be ensured

Sd/-.
Dy.CE/Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC.No.41/2007
Memo No. 49628/50428/SSM-219
Dated: 23.7.2007

Subject: Priority for release of Tubewell connections across the International Border Fencing.

The instructions regarding release of tubewell connection on priority to the farmers residing in the Border area and whose land falls between the International Border and barbed wire fencing erected by Indian Army were issued vide CC No. 31/07 dated 4.7.07.The priority is admissible up to release of connection. As per para (iii) of CC No. 31/07 this priority has been placed at Sr. No. (ix) of the roster for issue of material and release of tubewell connection. However, it has been desired by the Punjab Govt. that this priority allowed to the farmers having land across the Border fencing should be treated at par with the priority under discretionary quota of Chairman, PSEB.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that priority for release of tubewell connections to the farmers residing in the border area and having land between the International Border and the border fencing erected by the Indian Army shall be considered at par with the priority under Chairman's discretionary quota for issue of material and release of tubewell connections . The applicant shall produce a certificate from the concerned SDM of the area to the effect that land where tubewell connection is being sought falls between border fence and International border.

In view of above, the roster for issue of material and release of tubewell connections as provided under clause-(viii) of CC No. 22/07 dated 30.5.07 is amended as under :-

  1. The release of AP tubewell connection on priority to the farmers having land across International Border fencing and under discretionary quota of Chairman ,PSEB shall have over-riding priority over all other priority categories i.e one connection shall be released in the queue under International Border area fencing and other under the queue for Chairman's discretionary quota and so on . Further, eligible small and marginal farmers having total land holding in the state maximum up to 5 Acre and allowed release of connections under these priorities shall be given over-riding priority over the other applicants in the respective queue.

  2. For other categories, the roster for release of connection material shall be as under :-

  1. 1 st General Category
  2. 2nd General Category
  3. 3rd General Category
  4. 4th "Sem" Area Priority
  5. 5th Ex-serviceman
  6. 6th Kandi Area Priority
  7. 7th Gram Panchyat Priority
  8. 8th Drip /Sprinkler System Priority
  9. 9th Priority across the Ravi River
  10. 10th General Category & so on

The strict compliance of the above instructions may please be ensured.

Sd/-
Dy.CE/Sales-1,
For Chief Engineer/Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.40/2007
Memo No.48689/49489 /SMI-27/17
Dated: 20.7.2007

Subject: Release of tubewell connection on priority, under 'SEM' affected areas under Lambi/Malout constituency - Fixation of Seniority.

As per directions of the Punjab Govt., the ban imposed on issue of demand notices for release of priority tubewell connections in the 'SEM' affected areas of Mukatsar Distt. was relaxed vide CC.No.11/2007 dated 21.3.2007. Further this priority was also extended to the applicants in the 'Sem' affected areas of Faridkot ,Bathinda, Moga and Mansa districts. During Sangat Darshan Programme of Hon'ble CM, Punjab held on 8.6.07 & 9.6.07 in the villages of Lambi / Malout Constituency, the residents of village Mahuanna and Middu Khera demanded that pending tubewell applications under 'Sem' area priority be released according to the village wise seniority instead of sub-division wise seniority.

As per present policy, the seniority for release of tubewell connections in respect of general category applicants, after receipt of test reports, is maintained on the basis of registration of applications. For priority categories, the seniority is maintained on the basis of date of receipt of test reports. Separate seniority queues are maintained for the test reports received under general category and various priority categories and connections are released as per roster prescribed in the tubewell policy for the year 2007-08 issued vide CC.No.22/07 dated 30.5.2007.

In view of the demand of the applicants from the 'Sem' effected areas of Lambi and Malout constituencies under Mukatsar district and commitment made by Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that village - wise seniority shall be maintained in the 'Sem' affected villages under Lambi and Malout constituencies of Muktsar district and for release of tubewell connections in such villages following procedure shall be followed:-

i. Only one seniority list on the basis of date of receipt of test reports shall be maintained for each 'Sem' effected village covered under 'Sem' area priority and no separate queue of test reports for different categories shall be maintained.

ii. Accordingly part (b) of roster prescribed in the T/W policy for the year 2007-08 issued vide CC.22/07 dated 30.5.2007 (Para viii) shall not be followed in such 'Sem' effected villages of Lambi & Malout Constituencies.

iii. Keeping in view the availability of material and pending test reports, the issue of demand notices for such villages shall be regulated by the concerned Division in such a way that the concerned Sub-Division will be in a position to release the tubewell connection within 3 months from the date of compliance of demand notice by the prospective consumer. However, compliance of instructions as per Para-vi of CC.No.22/2007 dated 30.5.2007 regarding minimum land holding of one acre shall be ensured by the field office.

iv. The material to be issued for release of tubewell connections shall be regulated by the concerned Division in such a way that each such 'Sem' effected village gets proper share for release of T/W connections under 'Sem' area priority . However for the other villages, which are not covered under 'Sem' area priority, instructions already issued vide CC.No.22/07 dated 30.5.2007 shall be continued to be followed.

The strict compliance of the above instructions may please be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer/Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.39/2007

Memo No. 47739/48539 /Indl.126/Ldh

Dated : 18.7.2007

Sub:- Release of new NRS connections to Shopping Mall cum Multiplexes coming up in various parts of the State.

Instructions were issued vide CC No.48/2006 dated 15.9.2006 that requisition for new connections/extension in load, where feasibility clearance can not be allowed due to system /grid constraints, may be kept pending for consideration till such time the Board is in a position to release the load/extension in load within a period of six months.

However, while deliberating the case for release of new NRS connection to M/s.Omaxe Plaza, Ludhiana, it was observed by the F.C.C. in its meeting held on 23.05.2007 that due to prevailing loading conditions of feeding/mother sub-stations, non release of new connections to the upcoming Shopping Malls cum Multiplexes, may send a wrong signal to the applicants who may have made huge investments.

In view of the recommendations of the FCC, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

" Feasibility Clearance Committee is authorized to approve proposals for feasibility clearance for release of new NRS connections having load of above 2 MW to the upcoming shopping malls/multiplexes in the State, even if it involves overloading of the 220 KV mother sub-stations to some extent, so as to give encouragement for new investments in the State. However the field offices shall ensure that to control overloading of the sub-stations due to release of such connections through normal regulatory measures such as load shedding/power cuts etc. during paddy season or other such like periods of maximum demand."

The above instructions will be applicable in case of upcoming Shopping Mall cum Multiplexes with applied load upto 2 MW which may also be kept in view by the field officers while processing or forwarding such feasibility clearance cases.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer/Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC.No.38/2007
Memo No. 46772/47572/CC/T/11/Seasonal
Dated: 18.7.2007


Sub:- Extension in Seasonal Period of Rice Shellers – upto 30.6.07.

A representation has been received from the Director Food, Civil, Supplies & Consumer Affairs to Govt. of Punjab and certain other consumers regarding the extension in seasonal period to Rice Shellers. The matter has been considered by the competent authority and it has been decided to extend the seasonal period and to allow willing Rice Sheller Consumers to run their Shellers upto 30.6.2007 instead of 31.5.2007. This extension of seasonal period shall be on the condition that the consumption of electricity during the month of June 2007 shall be billed at off seasonal rates as applicable. The monthly minimum charges as applicable for Rice Shellers during seasonal period shall continue to be levied during the month of June 2007 as well. An undertaking from the consumers who wish to run or who have run their shellers during June 2007 shall also be had for billing the consumption for the month of June 2007 accordingly.
The extension of seasonal period as per conditions stated above shall be applicable only to those Rice Shellers which had been working continuously upto 31st May, 2007 and desire to extend running of their shellers or have run their shellers during the month of June 2007. In case where Rice Shellers consumers had closed their operations after running 4½ months minimum period or more shall also have to pay monthly minimum charges for intervening disconnected period in case they have to run their Rice Sheller during June ,2007.

It is further clarified that no MMC is chargeable to allow above referred extension upto 30.6.2007, for the period from the start of the season and upto date of RCO of individual millers to start their season provided they have already paid MMC for minimum requirement of 4½ months upto 31.5.2007.
It is further informed that the billing to those Rice Shellers who have run their sheller for full year shall be charged as per CC 36/2005.
All Rice Sheller Consumers may also be apprised of the above instructions by the XENs/AEEs/AEs)Op.) in his areas, immediately.


Sd/-
Director/Sales-II
PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.37/2007 Memo No. 45855/46655

Dated: 18.7.2007.

Sub: T&D loss Reduction and Improvement in consumer service -Instructions thereof.

In order to reduce T&D losses, instructions were issued vide CC No. 37/2006 dated 18.7.06 that all the new DS/NRS/SP/MS connections wherever supply is given at LT, the meters shall be provided in the pillar boxes / MCBs on pole or outer wall of the consumer premises, as per site conditions. In no case meter be installed inside the consumer premises.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that meters of existing DS consumers to whom supply has been given at 230 volts or 400 volts ,i.e at LT, shall be shifted/installed out side the consumer premises on top priority. To start with, meters of all the Board employees shall be shifted/installed outside the premises by the field offices by 30.9.07 positively & a certificate to this effect shall be furnished by each sub-division so as to reach the concerned Chief Engineer/DS by 7.10.07 . The consolidated certificate for each zone shall be sent through fax by the concerned Chief Engineer/DS to Chief Engineer/ Commercial by 15.10.07. Any sub-division which fails to comply with these instructions regarding shifting the meters of Board employees by 30.9.07, the electricity concession in respect of those Board employees whose meters are not shifted by 30.9.07, shall be borne by the officials /officers of the concerned sub-division till these are shifted outside.

Similar, action regarding shifting of the meters outside the consumer premises in respect of Police Colonies, other Govt. colonies & Govt. officers/employees residing outside the Govt. colonies, shall be taken immediately thereafter.

The strict compliance of the above instructions may please be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer/Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.36/2007

Memo No. 44896/45696

Dated: 13.7.2007.

Sub: NRSE POLICY VIS A VIS MANAGEMENT OF SHORTAGE IN POWER SUPPLY.

Department of Science, Technology & Non Conventional Energy, GOP has issued notification No. 10/106/2006/STE(!)/5390 dated 24th November 2006 on the " New & Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE Policy)-2006 under which a number of financial and fiscal incentives have been provided.

2. The issue of giving incentives to NRSE projects covered under NRSE Policy-2006 was considered and it has been decided to give incentives as under:-

i) One time permission fee @ Rs.50/- per KVA is waived off.

ii) Parallel Operation charges are waived off subject to approval of PSERC.

iii) The Board will at its cost install bay and allied equipments in its Grid Substation to receive power from NRSE projects.

iv) Advance Consumption Deposit(ACD) for the load fed from TG sets is waived off.

v) Monthly Minimum Charges (MMC) will not to be charged for load being fed from TG sets.

vi) For Short term Purchase of Power by PSEB @ Rs.3.49 per unit, the payment of MMC for the supplied made by PSEB is waived off.

vii) Wheeling charges @ 2% from NRSE projects, shall be charged on interim basis until PSERC passes a final order whereafter adjustments may be made.

viii) Third party Sales & Banking as envisaged in NRSE policy are acceptable to PSEB subject to approval by PSERC.

3. The above decisions may please be noted & CPP policy contained in ESR-170 be considered as amended to the above extent.

4. These instructions are applicable for projects covered under NRSE Policy-2006.

Chief Engineer/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.35/2007

Memo No. 43976/44776 /SSM-460

Dated: 13.7.2007

Sub: Loading conditions of Distribution Transformers.

As per para-5 of CC No.37/2006 dated 18.7.06, field officers are to ensure that loading of distribution transformer is upto 80% of the transformer capacity.

There is a feedback from field offices that in urban areas in view of above instructions, higher capacity transformers i.e. 200/300 KVA transformers are being proposed in cases where for example the industrial consumers are applying for load ranging from 72 KW to 90 KW (more than 80% loading of 100 KVA distribution transformer) Further, due to diversity factory full sanctioned industrial load may not come on the transformer at any given time. Thus, the Board is suffering loss on account of installing higher capacity transformers whereas the existing (100/200 KVA) transformers are having cushion for catering such loads. Moreover, this negates the spirit of HVDS/LT-less/less-LT system.

In view of above, the matter has been considered & it has been decided that transformers for ISC connections shall be loaded upto 100% instead of 80%.

Para-5 of CC No.37/06 dated 18.7.06 is amended to the above extent.

The strict compliance of the above instructions may please be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales-1

For Chief Engineer/Comml.

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.34/2007

Memo No. 43058/43858 /SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 13.7.2007.

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for the regularization of un-authorised extension in load of Agricultural Tubewell Consumers. VDS for regularization of un-authorised extension in load of the AP tubewell consumers was introduced vide CC No.19/07 dated 10.5.07 for a period of 2 months starting from 15.5.2007 and is valid upto 14.7.2007. During the meeting taken by Chairman PSEB with representatives of BKU on 11.7.2007 in the Conference Room at Patiala, it was demanded by the BKU that VDS for regularization of extension in load of the AP tubewell consumers should be further extended by 2 months.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided to extend Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for regularization of un-authorised extension in load of the AP tubewell consumers introduced vide CC No.19/07 dated 10.5.07 for a further period of 2 months. The scheme shall now remain operative upto 14.9.07. All other terms & conditions of CC No.19/07 dated 10.5.07 shall remain un-altered.

Dy. CE/Sales

For Chief Engineer /Comml.

PSEB .Patiala

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CC No.33/2007

Memo No. 41656/42456 CH/TW/06-07

Dated: 5.7.2007.

Sub: Priority for release of tubewell connection under discretionary quota.

As per instructions issued vide CC:13/2007 dt. 29.03.2007, discretionary quota of Chairman, PSEB, was converted as discretionary quota of Hon'ble Chief Minister Punjab. In view of the instructions received from Hon'ble Chief Minister Punjab, the matter has been reviewed & it has been decided to re-convert the discretionary quota of Hon'ble C.M. Punjab as the discretionary quota of Chairman, PSEB. The original application for release of priority connection shall now be approved by Chairman, PSEB, for issue of sanction letter. The release of tubewell connection shall be governed by the following terms& conditions:-

1. The consumer shall deposit Rs.2000/- per BHP at the time of allotment of priority in addition to Rs.200/- per BHP towards ACD.

2. The consumer shall also deposit service connection charges @ Rs. 3000/- per BHP with service length (HT) upto 500 meters and beyond 500 meters of service length (HT) variable charges @ 125/- per meter shall be recoverable.

3. Recovery of SCC or any other recoverable charges shall be as applicable at the time of release of connection.

4. The priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.

5. As per ESR 13.5.1 only one connection shall be admissible in any of the priority categories to the applicant during his life time and the applicant will be required to submit an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs. 15/- to effect that he has neither availed nor applied for a tube well connection on priority anywhere else in the State.

6. The priority will be admissible to a person who owns land in his name except religious/ charitable institutions and such institutions will be required to submit a copy of ?Fard' of the land where tubewell connection is to be installed authenticating the ownership of the land.

7. The applicant claiming priority shall be required to furnish an undertaking on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs.15/- as per ESR 13.5.5. that in case of mis-representation or misuse of priority by sale or lease or transfer or shifting or connection or change of name within five years from the date of release of his connection, his connection shall be disconnected.

8. As per instructions issued vide CC:37/2006 dt. 18.7.06, the tubewell connection shall be released under HVDS only.

9. As per instructions issued vide CC 22/07 dt. 30.05.07 the T/W connection shall be released only to the applicant possessing a minimum land holding of one acre.

10. Only original application shall be processed for issue of sanction letter and photocopy shall not be entertained.

The strict compliance of the above instructions be ensured by all field officers.

Dy. CE/Sales

For Chief Engineer /Comml.

PSEB .Patiala

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CC No. 32/2007

Memo No.40736/41536/SSM-286

Dated :5.7.07

Sub: Constitution of Xen Level Farmers' Committee.

Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab has desired that Xen Level Farmers Committee in PSEB may be formed to monitor the un-interrupted power supply for Agriculture Purposes. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to constitute the Xen Level Farmers Committees comprising of following members:-

(i) Addl.SE/Sr.Xen/DS of the concerned DS Division of PSEB.

(ii) Three members of the Farmers to be nominated by the concerned Deputy Commissioner.

The concerned Dy.CEs/SEs/DS shall take up the matter with concerned Deputy Commissioner for nomination of Farmers members on the above committees. However, where the area under PSEB Division falls in two districts, then the Deputy Commissioner of the larger area under the PSEB Division may be requested to nominate the Farmers members.

The meeting of the committee shall normally be held once in a month but two meetings shall be held in a month during the paddy season i.e from June to September. However, in case of emergency, the concerned Addl.SE/Sr. Xen. can hold a special meeting. All the SDOs/JEs of the concerned division shall be present on the day of meeting.

The functions of the above committee shall be as under:-

(i) To Monitor the un-interrupted power supply for Agriculture purposes.

(ii) Availability of power to the farmers for the specified time e.g. for 8 hours during the paddy season.

(iii) To monitor any damage in the transmission and distribution system of PSEB.

(iv) To ensure that any breakdown/faults are attended to and rectified immediately.

Strict compliance of the above instructions may please be ensured.

Dy.CE/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No. 31/2007

Memo No39782/40582/SSM-219/L

Dated:4.7.07

Subject: Priority for release of Tubewell connections across the border fencing and Ravi River.

The Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab has desired that priority for release of T/W connections should be allowed to the farmers residing in the Border area and whose land falls between the Inter-national Border and barbed wire fencing erected by the Indian Army or between the Ravi River and the International Border.

The matter has been considered & it has been decided as under:-

i) The farmers residing in the Border area and whose land falls between the Inter-national Border and the barbed wire fencing erected by the Indian Army and who have already registered or now register their applications for release of AP T/W connection, shall be allowed priority for release of tubewell connections. This priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection. The prospective consumer under this priority category shall be required to deposit service connection charges @ Rs.3000/- per BHP in addition to Rs.200/- per BHP as ACD. These charges shall include transformation charges and cost of service line up to 500 meters beyond which Rs. 125/- per meter shall be payable extra for any length of service line as additional service connection charges. The connection shall, however, be released under HVDS as per existing instructions

ii) The farmers whose land falls between the Ravi River and the International border and who have already registered or now register their applications for release of AP T/W connection, shall also be allowed priority for release of tubewell connections. This priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection. The prospective consumers under this priority category shall be required to deposit service connection charges @ Rs.3000/- per BHP in addition to Rs.200/- per BHP as ACD. These charges shall include transformation charges and cost of service line up to 500 meters, beyond which Rs.125/- per meter shall be payable extra for any length of service line as additional service connection charges. The connection shall, however, be released under HVDS as per existing instructions.

iii) In view of the above priorities, the roster provided under clause (viii) (b) of CC No. 22/07 dated 30.5.07 is hereby amended as under:-

i) 1st General Category

ii) 2nd General Category

iii) 3rd General Category

iv) 4th "Sem" Area Priority

v) 5th Ex-serviceman

vi) 6th Kandi Area Priority

vii) 7th Gram Panchyat Priority

viii) 8th Drip /Sprinkler System Priority

ix) 9th Priority across Border fencing

x) 10th Priority across River Ravi

xi) General Category & so on

It is requested that wide publicity may be given by the field officers for information of general public.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer/Comml.,

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.30/2007

Memo No.38789/39589/SSM-414/TW Policy

Dated 3.7.07

Sub: Installation of 11/.4 KVA DS transformer offered by the prospective applicants-Amendment thereof.

In order to solve the problem of shortage of distribution transformers for release of AP tubewell connections, instructions were issued vide CC No.46/2004 dated 10.9.2004 that those prospective tubewell consumers who opt for installation of their own distribution transformer would be allowed over-riding priority for release of tubewell connections in a separate queue of test reports. The tubewell policy for the year of 2006-07 issued vide CC No.43/2006 dated 4.8.2006 also provided own transformer priority. However, in view of the reported misuse of this priority, this provision was deleted in the tubewell policy for the year 2007-08 issued vide CC No.22/2007dated 30.5.2007.

Some of the AP tubewell applicants have represented that they had already purchased the distribution transformer for getting tubewell connection released under own transformer priority and in case the same is not accepted as per tubewell policy for the year 2006-07 then they will suffer a heavy loss and have requested that they may be allowed to install the transformer already procured by them for release of connection.

In order to redress the grievances of such applicants, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that the distribution transformer, if already procured by the prospective consumer before 30.5.07 (i.e. the date of issue of CC No.22/2007 dated 30.5.07) may be accepted for release of connection on priority in the same queue in relaxation to the instructions issued vide CC No.22/2007 dated 30.5.2007. The installation and maintenance of the transformer shall be done by the PSEB. However, in case the transformer provided by the consumer gets burnt/damaged/stolen, the consumer shall be responsible for the same and the same shall be replaced by PSEB at his cost.

All other terms & conditions of CC No.22/2007 dated 30.5.2007 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.29/2007

Memo No.37492/38292/L-25

Dated 20.6.07

SUB: - Acceptance of Payment of Energy Bills.

As per existing instructions, all categories, of consumers can make the payment of their energy bills upto Rs.5000/- in cash or through Local Cheque /draft/bankers cheque as per their option.

On reference from Addl. Secretary. to Govt.of Punjab,Deptt.of Power, Chandigarh, the matter regarding raising the limit of making payment of energy bills by all categories of consumers through cash, was discussed in the weekly in house meeting with Secretary/Power held on 5.6.07 and it was agreed to raise the limit for payment in cash upto Rs. 10,000/- .

In view of above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to allow all categories of the consumers to make the payment of their energy bills upto Rs.10,000/- in cash or through local cheque/draft/bankers cheque ,as per their option . However, amounts exceeding Rs.10,000/- shall continue to be accepted through local cheque/ draft/ bankers cheque as heretofore. The organisation preparing bills i.e computer centers, shall change software accordingly and CBCs and subdivisions should indicate the due date of bills for payment by local cheque/draft/bankers cheque irrespective the amount. The revenue staff in the subdivision /Collection Centers shall, however ,ensure to deposit the cash collected daily as per existing instructions and it should not to be allowed to accumulate for more than one day.

The ESR No.102.7 shall stand amended to the above extent .

Dy.CE/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.28/2007

Memo No.36277/37126/SSM-286/L-17

Dated:- 18.6.2007

SUB: - Shifting of AP tubewell connections .

As per existing instructions, (CC 37/06 dated 18.7.06) all new AP tubewell connections are to be released under HVDS only w.e.f. 1.10.06 onwards and distribution transformers are to be procured and installed by PSEB. However, in view of the practical difficulties experienced by the field officers in implementing the HVDS scheme, clarifications were issued vide CC No.67/06 dated 21.12.06 and para(i) of CC No.67/06 provide as under:-

'In case of shifting of AP T/W connection, shifting may be allowed on LT , if it technically feasible to release the connection at the new site on LT i.e if the feeding Transformer at the new site can take up the load. However, if for allowing T/W connection at the new site, augmentation of transformer is involved then the connection at the new site shall be released only under HVDS as per the instructions issued vide CC No.37/06 and the cost of the transformer in addition to other applicable charges shall also be borne by the consumer. However , in case where notice had already been issued to the consumer on or before 30.9.2006 for deposit of charges for shifting of tubewell connection, then shifting shall be carried out as per notice served to the consumer.'

Some of the AP consumers who have requested for shifting of their tubewell connections from original site to another site, have approached Hon'ble CM, Punjab/higher authorities of PSEB and expressed their resentment to bear the cost of distribution transformer towards shifting of tubewell connections as per existing instructions of the Board.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that for release of AP tubewell connections after shifting under HVDS also, the distribution transformer shall be provided by the PSEB. However, other applicable charges for shifting of AP tubewell connection shall be borne by the consumer.

All other terms & conditions in respect of shifting of AP tubewell connection shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/ Sales-I,

For CE/Commercial.

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.27/2007

Memo No.35344/36144/SMI-259

Dated:- 15.6.2007

Sub: Release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2007-Amendment thereof .

Instructions regarding release of temporary tubewell connections for the paddy season of 2007 were issued vide CC no. 24/2007 dated 7.6.2007. In the para-iv of this circular, it has been inadvertently mentioned that no applicant shall be allowed temporary T/W connection with motor capacity less than 5 BHP except area under Ghuman S/Division of Qadian Division of PSEB in Gurdaspur. The para iv of CC No. 24/07 dated 7.6.07 is amended as under:-

? The limit of maximum load to be released for temporary T/W connections shall be 7.5 BHP and no connection for a load above 7.5 BHP shall be allowed. Further, no applicant shall be allowed temporary T/W connection with motor capacity less than 5 BHP except in Bet Area, area in Gurdaspur Distt. except the area under Ghuman S/Division of Qadian Division of PSEB in Gurdaspur, villages falling in Muktsar & Malout Operation Divisions of PSEB being "SEM" area , villages falling in the belt of 4 Km. on either side of Sirhind canal from Ropar to Doraha & applicants of village Ralla under JOGA Sub/Division of PSEB ( Mansa Division)'' .

All other terms & conditions of CC 24/07 dated 7.62007 shall remain unchanged.

Dy. CE/ Sales-I,

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.26/2007

Memo No.33181/33981/SMI-3/L-20

Dated:-12.6.2007

Sub: Release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2007.

Instructions was issued vide CC No.24/2007 dt. 7.6.07 for the release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2007 according to which the applications for temporary tubewell connections are to be accepted upto 15.6.2007 & processed upto 20.6.2007. The connections are to be made operational from 11.6.07 onwards. On the basis of feedback received from field officers, the matter has been reviewed & it has been decided as under :-

The applications for temporary tubewell connections shall now be accepted upto 20.6.2007 instead of 15.6.2007. The Saturday & Sunday falling on 16.6.2007 & 17.6.2007 shall also be working days & Divisional officers will make necessary arrangement for accepting the applications on these days also . The applications shall now be processed upto 25.6.2007 instead of 20.6.2007 and it shall be ensured by the concerned field officers that temporary tubewell connections against all eligible applications are made operational by 25.6.07 positively. Further applications & security in all the Divisional offices will be accepted upto 17.00 Hrs. on all days upto 20.6.07.

Para No.(i) of CC No. 24/2007 dated 7.6.2007 shall stand amended to the above extent . All other terms & conditions shall remain unchanged.

Dy. CE/ Sales-I,

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.25/2007

Memo No.33181/33981/SMI-3/L-20

Dated:-12.6.2007

SUB: - Sanction of connected load in case of computer centres ? Misprinting of Sales Regulation No. 14.1.11.

Chief Auditor ,PSEB,Patiala has brought to the notice of this office that in the Clause No. 14.1.11 of Electricity Supply Regulations (Print-2005), power factor has been inadvertently printed as 0.38 instead of 0.88 and under the garb of this misprint, some of the field offices are calculating the load of UPS by taking the power factor as 0.38 instead of 0.88 and benefiting the consumers.

In this regard it is intimated that instructions were issued vide CC 39/2004 dated 9.7.2004 and following new Clause No. 14.1.11 was added in the sales regulation ;-

"S.R no. 14.1.11: - In case of computer centres, the connected load shall be worked out on the basis of KVA rating of the load of UPS by taking the power factor 0.88". The sockets installed on the output side of the UPS need not be considered for the purpose of connected load."

However, in the Electricity Supply Regulation (Print-2005, amended / updated upto 31.12.04) the Power Factor in the clause 14.1.11 has been inadvertently mentioned as 0.38 instead of 0.88.

It is, therefore, clarified that the power factor printed in the ESR clause 14.1.11 of Electricity Supply Regulations (print ?2005, amended /up dated upto 31.12.04 ) may be read as 0.88 instead of 0.38 .

Dy. CE/ Sales-I,

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No. 24/2007

Memo No. 31087/31887/SMI-259

Dated:-7.6.2007

Sub: Release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2007.

On the persistent demand of the farmers, the matter regarding release of temporary tubewell connections for the paddy season of 2007 has been considered and it has been decided to release temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2007 also on the terms & conditions as laid down in CC no. 26/2006 dated 2.6.2006, As per existing instructions, all regular new AP tubewell connections are required to be released under HVDS only by providing individual small rating distribution T/F for each connection on single pole structure. However, keeping in view the practical difficulties, it is not feasible to implement the HVDS for release of temporary T/W connections which shall be released on LT as per following terms & conditions ;-

I )

The applications for temporary tubewell connections shall be accepted from 8.6.2007 to 15.6.2007. Although 9.6.07 & 10.6.07 being Saturday & Sunday are holidays but to expedite the release of temporary tubewell connections, the Divisional officers shall make necessary arrangements for accepting the applications on these days also. The applications shall be processed from 8.6.2007 to 20.6.07 & the connections shall be made operational from 11.6.07 onwards. It shall be ensured by the concerned officers that temporary tubewell connections against all eligible applications are made operational by 20.6.07 positively. All such temporary tubewell connections shall be disconnected by 15.10.07.

ii)

Temporary tubewell connections shall not be regularized as permanent subsequently

iii)

Temporary tubewell connection will be released only from rural feeders without resorting to any augmentation of HT/LT lines and distribution transformer capacity. It shall be ensured that there is no overloading of distribution transformer. If the transformer gets damaged due to over loading (caused due to release of temporary connections), concerned JE shall be held responsible. Loading upto full capacity of distribution transformer shall be allowed as per CC.No.42/01 dated 19-6-01.

iv.

The limit of maximum load to be released for temporary T/W connections shall be 7.5BHP and no connection for a load above 7.5BHP shall be allowed. Further, no applicant shall be allowed temporary T/W connection with motor capacity less than 5 BHP except in Bet Area, area under Ghuman S/Division of Qadian Division of PSEB in Gurdaspur, villages falling in Muktsar & Malout Operation Divisions of PSEB being "SEM" area , villages falling in the belt of 4 Km. on either side of Sirhind canal from Ropar to Doraha & applicants of village Ralla under JOGA Sub/Division of PSEB ( Mansa Division) .

v)

The following procedure shall be followed for accepting the applications for the release of temporary tubewell connections :-

a)

An application on A&A forms for getting temporary tubewell connection shall be accepted from the prospective applicants alongwith non refundable processing fee of Rs.100/-(Rupees one hundred only) per connection in the office of Addl.SE/Sr.XEN/Op.

b)

Cashier from the local Sub-division shall be arranged by the ASE/Sr.XEN in his office for accepting the processing fee.

c)

Sub-Division wise list shall be prepared on the same day and sent to respective Sub-division on the next day for processing.

d)

The entry of such applications shall be made in separate service register to be maintained for release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season.

e)

No ACD amount shall be charged from such applicants.

vi)

Technical feasibility regarding release of load shall be given by Sr.Xen/Op. concerned who will take into account the connections likely to be released against already processed applications for new connections or extensions in load i.e. demand notices must be taken into account before any temporary connection is released from the same system. The voltage drop calculations of LT side must be made so as to remain within the permissible limits of 6% on rural feeders. The temporary tubewell connections shall not be released from any 11 KV feeders or Grid S/Stn. which is overloaded.

Additional SE/Sr.Xen/Op. shall personally monitor the release of temporary tubewell connections and shall ensure that there is no bungling. He will also be responsible to ensure that feeder and pole mounted Sub-station is not overloaded. Further it shall be ensured that the list of areas where temporary connection can be allowed is displayed at the Sub-divisional office.

vii)

If it is technically feasible to release the applied load, the demand notice shall be issued to the applicant immediately asking him to deposit the consumption charges @ 1500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred only) per BHP which shall be non refundable for getting temporary tubewell connection.

viii)

The temporary T/W connection shall be allowed with maximum service cable length upto 110 mtrs.

IX)

The connection shall be released from the nearest pole by providing cut-outs of proper capacity. An identification plate indicating name of the consumer, A/C No. and connected load etc. shall be displayed near the point of T-off to identify the consumer. Alternatively the said particulars shall be printed on the nearest PCC Poles.

X)

The applicants will have to provide their own material for release of such connections, which will be returned to them after disconnection on 15.10.2007

XI)

If a temporary tubewell consumer is found to have installed a higher capacity motor than the sanctioned one, then he shall be levied a load surcharge @ Rs. 1000/- per BHP as well as consumption charges @ Rs. 1500/- per BHP for the extra load detected provided the total installed capacity does not exceed 7.5 BHP and feeding transformer is capable of taking the additional load . In case any unauthorized temporary tubewell connection or temporary T/W connection with load of above 7.5 BHP found to be running, the same shall be got disconnected and consumer shall be dealt as per latest instructions of theft of energy .

XII)

Distribution Wings and Enforcement Agencies shall carryout intensive checking to ensure that motors installed by the consumers are strictly as per sanctioned load .

XIII)

All temporary connections must be disconnected by 15-10-07 for which PDCO may be issued alongwith connection release order.

XIV)

Besides new applicants, the applicants who are awaiting tubewell connections after submission of test reports shall also be considered eligible for release of temporary tubewell connections in case their turn for release of connection does not mature before the onset of paddy season. Similarly, all applicants whose applications for tubewell connections are pending at any stage shall also be eligible for getting temporary tubewell connections.

XV)

The instructions issued vide CC No.50/04 dated 29-8-04 regarding procedure for accounting of charges deposited against release of temporary tubewell connections shall be applicable

Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to this scheme through all possible means including announcements through Public Address Systems of Gurudwaras / Mandirs etc.

Dy.C.E./Sales,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.23/2007

Memo No.29149/29949/DSA/Loose

Dated:-4.6.2007

Sub: Consumer Complaint Handling Procedure.

It has been observed that in some disputed case related to theft of energy or otherwise, the officers of the Board against whom there are some allegations of connivance with the consumer, may some times become Chairman/Member of the Consumer Redressal Forum/Dispute Settlement Committee handling that particular case which is not desirable.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that in case any member of any Consumer Redressal Forum/Dispute Settlement committee, it was involved in any capacity in any case, then for that case he may not take part while deciding the case.

Dy.C.E./Sales,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.22/2007

Memo No. 28031/28831/SSM-414/TW/2007-08

Dated:30.5.2007

Sub: Tubewell Policy for the year 2007- 08.

Keeping in view the pending test reports as on 31.3.2007 and test reports likely to be received upto date both for general category & priority categories as per the data/information received from EIC/Chief Engineers/DS, the policy for release of new tubewell connections during the year 2007-08 has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

(i) A target for release of 60000 Nos. new AP tubewell connections during the year 2007-08 has been fixed which shall cover pending test reports as on 31.3.2007 and the test reports likely to be received upto date for both general category and other priority categories. Keeping in view the fact that works related to release of AP tubewell connections normally pick up after the paddy season is over & are carried out vigorously upto the end of May, the target shall be completed/ achieved during the period 1.6.07 to 31.5.08. Adequate funds should be got allocated for release of these connections, and ensure that material for release of connections is arranged well in time.

(ii) The Zone-wise allocation has been fixed as under:-

Name of Zone

No. of connections allowed out of proposed target of 60000 (Nos)

West

21000

South

18000

North

6000

Central

9000

Border

6000

Total

60000

After the issue of instructions, EIC/CE/DS concerned shall within a week, fix the Circle wise target for release of tubewell connection out of the quota allocated for his zone on the basis of pending test reports and the test reports likely to be received, under intimation to CE/Commercial. He shall also monitor the progress achieved regarding release of tubewell connections and a monthly progress report in this regard shall be sent by him to CE/Commercial so that he may also monitor the same.

(iii) The ban imposed on issue of fresh demand notices w.e.f. 12.4.2002 shall continue except for applications registered upto 31.3.91 under general category besides CM's discretionary quota (5% of the proposed target of 60000 Nos.), Ex-serviceman priority, Kandi Area priority, ?Sem' Area priority, Gram Panchayat Priority and Drip/Sprinkler irrigation system priority. However, the seniority for release of AP tubewell connections under General Category shall be maintained on the basis of date of registration of the application by the applicants irrespective of the date on which the test report has been submitted by the applicant. EIC/ CE/DS(South),(West) & (Central) zone shall ensure that pending test reports against applications registered upto 313.88 (South=168 Nos., West=32 Nos.& Central 1= Nos. ) are released within one month from the date of issue of these instructions. CE/Store & Disposal shall ensure that the release of tubewell connections against applications registered upto 31.3.1988 is not held up for want of material which shall be arranged by him on priority basis so as to meet the target.

(iv) All the AP connections whether under General Category or any of the priority categories shall be released under HVDS as per existing instructions issued vide CC No.37/06 dated 18.7.06 followed by CC No. 67/06 dated 21.12.06 and transformer of appropriate capacity shall be provided by the Board. Under no circumstances, the transformer, even if offered to be provided by the individual applicant, shall be accepted.

(v) Small & marginal farmers who are having total land holding in the state of Punjab upto 5 Acre & they do not have any tubewell connection in their name any-where in the State of Punjab and are on the waiting list of PSEB, shall be allowed priority in the same queue whether under general category or any of the priority categories. 50% of the allotted quota for each zone shall be released under this priority to small and marginal farmers eligible for claiming this priority. An undertaking already submitted by the applicant to the concerned Sub-Division of PSEB upto 17.4.07 shall be linked with his application registered for release of tubewell connection. However, before release of connection an affidavit on non judicial stamp paper worth Rs.15/- shall be obtained from the applicant as under(only if already submitted undertaking is not in order or as per this format):-

i) That my total land holding in the State is not more than 5 Acre.

ii) That I have applied for Tubewell connection on________ vide receipt No.________dated_______(if available).

iii) That I have no tubewell connection in my name any where in Punjab.

Signature

(Name_____Address________)

The applicant shall also be asked to submit copies of the latest Fard(s) regarding land holdings with him. If any undertaking submitted by the applicant is found to be false, his connection shall be permanently disconnected without any notice besides initiating criminal proceedings against him.

(vi) At present for registration of applications/ release of AP tubewell connections, there are no instructions for minimum land holding with the applicant although minimum one acre land holding is required in case of shifting of AP tubewell connections. There is a feed back that some AP tubewell applicants (especially under Ex-serviceman priority or Chairman's discretionary quota) get the connection released by transferring very small piece of land and later on the connection is used by some one else. To curb this tendency, a minimum limit of one acre of land holding has been fixed for release of tubewell connection, may be under general category or any of the priority categories. This shall be ascertained by the field officer from the FARD at the time of registration of applications/before issue of demand notice & before release of connections.

(vii) As per Circle wise targets fixed by the EIC/CE/DS concerned, Dy.CE/SE/DS shall regulate the issue of demand notices by the sub-divisions under his control on quarterly basis under intimation to CE/Commercial, keeping in view the availability of material & pending test reports, indicating the date of registration of applications upto which demand notices shall be issued by each sub-division, in such a way that the sub-division will be in a position to release the connection within three months from the date of compliance of demand notice by the prospective consumer. In cases where demand notices have already been issued to the applicant, the requisite charges alongwith test report shall only be accepted if the sub-division will be in a position to release the connection within three months from the date of acceptance of requisite charges/test report, otherwise an undertaking shall be obtained from the applicant that he will not claim any damages from PSEB in case of delay in the release of tubewell connection. The date upto which the demand notices shall be issued by a sub-division be displayed on the Notice Board and shall also be announced through the Public Address system of the religious places in the villages under that sub-division.

(viii) As per procedure presently being followed for release of tubewell connections separate seniority queue such as CM's discretionary quota, Ex-serviceman priority, Kandi Area Priority, ?Sem' Area Priority, Drip Irrigation/ Sprinkler system priority and Gram Panchayat priority are maintained at the Sub-Division level. SDO incharge shall monitor at his personal level that the connections in all the seniority queues are released side by side in the manner given below:-

(a) Hon'ble CM Punjab discretionary quota shall have over-riding priority over all other priority categories. Further, eligible small and marginal farmers having total land holding in the state maximum upto 5 Acre and allowed release of connections under this priority, shall be given over-riding priority over the other applicants in this queue.

(b) For other categories , the roster for release of connection/ material shall be as under:-

(i) 1st General Category

(ii) 2nd General Category

(iii) 3rd General Category

(iv) 4th ?Sem' Area Priority

(v) 5th Ex-serviceman Priority

(vi) 6th Kandi Area Priority

(vii) 7th Gram Panchayat Priority

(viii) 8th Drip/Sprinkler system priority

(ix) 9th General category & so on

In each queue it shall be ensured that 50% of the tubewell connections are released to the eligible small and marginal farmers having total land holding in the state upto 5 Acre by allowing over-riding priority.

Under no circumstances, the transformer, even if offered to be provided by the individual applicant, shall be accepted.

All other terms and conditions for release of tubewell connections shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-I

Chief Engineer/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.21/2007

Memo No. 25541/26341/SSM-451-A

Dated:-11.5.2007

Sub: Clarification regarding chargeable MMC amount and extension in validity of OTS scheme.

The terms and conditions for reconnection of permanently disconnected premises under One Time Settlement package were issued vide CC No.42/2002 dated 12.8.2002. These instructions were in supersession to instructions issued vide CC No.10/2002 dated 27.3.2002. As per clause 1(b) ?last para of CC 42/2002, MMC (from TDCO to RCO) is to be recovered @ 25% of the total MMC subject to the condition that MMC shall not be worked out for more than one year. In view of the clarification issued by Chief Auditor, PSEB Patiala vide his office probable memo No. 16595 dated 2.8.06, clarification had been sought by CE/DS(Central), Ludhiana regarding calculation of MMC under OTS package.

The matter has been considered and It is hereby clarified that MMC under OTS package in terms of CC No.42/02 dated 12.8.02 is to be worked out as per the practice being followed here-to-fore i.e. total MMC shall be worked out for a maximum period of one year and 25% of the amount so worked out shall be recovered for settlement under the OTS package.

Further, as per instructions issued vide CC No.64/06 dated 29.11.2006, the validity of the OTS package was upto 31.3.2007 which has already expired and package was available to those consumers whose connections had been disconnected temporarily/permanently upto 30.9.2005.

In view of the encouraging response of the consumers, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to extend the validity of OTS package upto 30.9.2007 for revival of sick industry and other categories of consumers. With this extension, the consumers whose connections stand disconnected temporarily/permanently upto 31.12.2005 can opt for reconnection upto the validity of scheme i.e. 30.9.2007.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC No.20/2007

Memo No.24439/25339

Dated: 10.5.2007

Sub: Shifting of AP tubewell connections.

As per feedback from the field officers, there is resentment in the AP consumers regarding payment of shifting charged for AP tubewell connections. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that shifting charges in case of AP tubewell connections shall be recovered on actual basis only and there will be no minimum shifting charges. If no extra material is required, then no shifting charges shall be recovered except shifting fee as per ESR 37.1.

ESR 37.4 shall stand amended to the above extent.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC No.19/2007

Memo No.23620/24420/SSM-249/VDSAP

Dated:- 10.5.2007

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for the regularization of un-authorized extension in load of Agricultural Tubewell Consumers.

Due to depleting water table in Punjab large numbers of AP tubewell consumers are installing higher capacity motors thus putting excess load on the system that leads to higher losses and over loading/ breakdowns during the paddy season. It would be in the interest of the Board to regularize such un-authorized loads of AP consumers before the start of current paddy season by introducing VDS.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided to introduce Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for the regulalrisation of unauthorized extension in load of the AP tubewell consumers for a period of 2 months i.e. from 15.5. 2007 to 14.7.2007. The salient features of the scheme shall be as under:-

(i) The charges for regularization of the excess / unauthorized load so declared under VDS shall be Rs.1000/- per BHP as Service connection charges and Rs.200/- per BHP as ACD, without levy of any load surcharge.

(ii) The temporary tubewell connection released during the paddy season of 2005 and regularized as per CC No. 9/2005 shall not be covered under this scheme as no extension in load is permissible to such regularized tubewell connection upto a period of 3 years from the release /regularization of such a temporary tubewell connection.

(iii) The regularization of unauthorized load shall be done immediately as deemed regularization on detection of unauthorized load or self-declaration by the consumer regarding unauthorized load. It is emphasized that the farmers who visit the sub divisional offices for regularization of the additional load should be attended properly and promptly. His application regarding declaration of the additional load be accepted and necessary entries of the additional load be made in his passbook and ledger and the BA-16 Receipt issued for the charges recovered. The consumer shall install the shunt capacitors of requisite capacity as per the total load and the test report shall be arranged by SDO Incharge through JE Incharge who should indicate total load of the motor and KVAR capacity of the Shunt Capacitor installed. The requirement of new forms has been dispensed with. The extra load shall be regularized after deposit of requisite charges for extended load only and getting suitable entry made in the passbook.

(iv) Augmentation of the line and distribution transformer, wherever required after due consideration / verification by Sr.XEN/Op. concerned shall be done by PSEB at its cost. For the purpose of regularization of the load, the loading of the transformers may be taken as 100% instead of the existing 80%. In case with the addition of unauthorized load, the loading of the existing transformer becomes beyond 100% the action to augment the transformer capacity shall be taken with the approval of SE/DS as under :-

a) 25/63 KVA transformers which become more than 100% loaded shall be replaced with 63 KVA/100 KVA transformer respectively with the condition that neither a new tubewell connection shall be released from this transformer (which are to be released as per HVDS policy only) nor any tubewell connection from other over loaded transformer shall be shifted to this augmented transformer.

b) In case of 100 KVA transformer, the de-augmentation shall be done by providing small individual transformers of 6.3/10/16 KVA rating as per HVDS policy.

The regularization of unauthorized load shall not be withheld due to over loading of distribution transformers as the unauthorized hidden load was already on the system .

(v) New AP tubewell connections released either under General Category or any other priority category shall not be allowed to get the unauthorised load regularised under the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for a period of 3 years from the date of release of AP tubewell connection. However, such consumers may be allowed to get their load regularised @ Rs.3,000/- per BHP + ACD @ Rs.200/- per BHP except AP connections released under chairman's discretionary quota shall be asked to pay Rs.5,000/- per BHP in addition to ACD of Rs.200/- per BHP.

Field Officers are requested to give wide publicity to the scheme & organize mass consumer contact camp in rural areas to regularize the higher capacity motors on the spot during the VDS period.

Dy.CE/Sales-I

Chief Engineer/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala

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CC.No.18/2007
Memo No.22591/23440
Dated : 8.5.2007

Sub:- Working instructions regarding Spot Billing of DS & NRS consumers by Spot Billing Machines(SBMs) and Spot Collection thereof from consumers.
The Board has decided to introduce Spot Billing of DS and NRS consumers by Spot Billing Machines(SBMs) and on the spot collection thereof through outside agencies. On the basis of Press Tenders, the work of Spot Billing and Collection(optional) have been allotted in respect of 12 No. Divisions as a Pilot Project in different zones as per detail given below:-

Central Zone

South Zone

West Zone

CMC Special

West Divn.Patiala

Bathinda Divn

City Central Spl.

East Divn..Patiala

Mansa Divn.

Focal Point Spl.

Sangrur Divn.

Mulatsar

Sunder Nagar Spl.

Sub-Urban Sunam

Malout Divn.

The following instructions are being circulated for implementation of the Scheme:-

    1. The Spot Billing Machines will be issued to Divisional Offices for their further issue by the PSEB to the firms engaged for carrying out Spot Billing and Spot delivery of the bills after its preparation on spot.
    2. The software for the Spot Billing Machines have been made compatible with the DOEACC, Chandigarh to eliminate any changes of wrong preparation of bills. The bills presently being prepared by DOEACC, Chandigarh are proposed to be prepared through Spot Billing Machines.
    3. At present the Board is not making any changes in the days of schedule for taking reading falling under various billing groups so as to make it compatible with the DOEACC, Chandigarh and facilitating issuing of ledgers in time.
    4. The work of recording reading, delivery of the bills on spot after its preparation and taking proper acknowledgement of the person present in the premises and issuing of receipts to consumers desirous of making payment on spot will be undertaken by the agencies engaged for the purpose.
    5. The Sub Divn. will provide the detailed programme as per billing schedule to the agencies for carrying out the above activities on scheduled dates.
    6. The DOEACC, Chandigarh will supply data in digital form to the Sub Division and the Sub Divn will load requisite data in the Spot Billing Machine and after carrying out the above activities the Vendor at the end of the day will download the details of the bills prepared, delivery and receipt of payments if any.
    7. The agencies have been authorized to accept cash payment of bills upto Rs.1,00/- and cheques for bill amount above Rs.1,000/-. The agencies will issue proper computerized receipts to consumers desirous of making payment on spot by cash as well as by cheques duly stamped and signed by the authorized representative of the agencies.
    8. The Identity Card will be issued by the concerned Divisional Officer to the Staff engaged for the above agencies and proper record thereof will be kept in the Divisional Office. However, blank Identity Card will be supplied from Patiala for issuing the same to the personnel engaged by the Vendor. In case the incumbent to whom Identity Card has been issued is retrenched by the Vendor the Identity Card earlier issued will have to be returned to the Divisional Office for cancellation and new Identity Card will be issued to the other recruited personnel.
    9. The agency at the end of the day will submit computerized statement of bills generated/issued/details of payment received to the Sub Divisions. This will form basis for making payment to the agencies engaged for the above activities.
    10. The personnel engaged by out-side agencies will record reading independently while preparing bills of the various consumers as per scope of work. However, initially the field staff should supply the necessary support to them to know the geographical position of the area.
    11. Different codes indicating the status of the meter have already been prescribed and while recording the reading the correct status of the meter should be inserted by the agency personnel so as to generate correct position of Key Exception.
    12. The agencies are authorized to perform the above activities between 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM and at 4.00 PM every working day they will download the data of the bills generated and payment received if any in the sub-division and load the data of other groups for which readings are to be taken.
    13. At present provision/limit of Rs.20,000/- of total cash to be received in a day has been made in the Spot Billing Machines and the machines will stop accepting payments after the amount of Rs.20,000/-has been received. They will start taking payments only after rendering the amount of Rxs.20,000/- by the agency in the Sub-Division. In case the cash received happened to be more than Rs.20,000/- in a day, the same will have to be downloaded twice in a day in the Sub-Division alongwith deposit of cash. This will have to be ensured by the agency.
    14. The agencies are being authorized to do the above jobs even on Saturday, Sunday & other holidays and the accounts will be rendered on the next working day at 10.00 AM.
    15. The various M.I.S. on the basis of Groupwise data obtained from the agencies will be generated at the end of the day by the Sub-Division and various corrective actions regarding replacement of defective meter/ affixing of seals etc. etc. may be taken at the Sub Division level.
    16. The work of preparation of consumer ledgers will continue to be managed by M/s.DOEACC, Chandigarh as before.
    17. The data entered in the SBMs is not editable i.e. bill once prepared on the basis of reading fed into the machine and printed after giving the necessary command can not be altered. In case it comes to notice at a later stage that wrong bills have been prepared by taking wrong readings or because of other reasons the agency will approach the Sub Divn. for making bill manually and deliver to the consumer on the same day or latest by next working day.
    18. The cross check activity of work done by the agencies be done by the field staff such as Meter Inspector, Meter Reader and other Supervisory staff authorized to do the job in such a way that reading of each consumers/status of meter is cross checked atleast once in a year.
    19. The consumers will be allowed clear 15 days time from the date of presentation of the bill as per Commercial instructions for making payment of the energy bills rendered on spot. However, 2 days earlier allowed for presentation/delivery of bills has not been allowed as bills will be rendered by the agencies on spot after obtaining acknowledgement.
    20. Previously, one due date of issue and one date of payment was mentioned for each ledger by M/s.DOEACC, Chandigarh. Now with the introduction of SBMs, different issue/due dates will be appearing in the same sub-group of consumer's ledgers.
    21. The TDCO will be issued for the sub-group as a whole as one group can have different due dates. This work will be continued to be done as before by M/s.DOEACC, Chandigarh.
    22. The proper record of receipts issued through Spot Billing Machines will be downloaded by the Contractor and its reconciliation at Sub Divisional level will have to be done on day to day as well as on monthly basis to ensure that the cash collected as per receipts tallies with the cash/cheques collected by them.
    23. PDCO will be issued as before as PDCO is issued after 30 days from the date of effecting of TDCO and its final bill will also be rendered by the Sub Divn. after adjusting ACD etc.
    24. Separate CCR will be opened for accommodating the entries of cash/cheques received through S.B.Ms. This will facilitate reconciliation of cash.
    25. In cases of T.D.C.Os bills shall continue to be prepared by the agency.
    26. At the end of the day, the Sub Divn. will generate copy of CCR on the basis of data down loaded by SBMs as necessary provision of separate software has been made in the S.B.M.
    27. The payment to the agencies on monthly basis for the work done will be made by Divisional Offices as per terms and conditions laid down in the Work Order.
    28. The group-wise generation of Key Exceptions showing the status of the meter will continued to be generated group-wise by M/s.DOEACC, Chandigarh after completion of each billing group.
    29. There may be cases where the consumer to whom the billing has been done through S.B.M. may have some queries about the details of the bill rendered to him by the agency. For this, necessary details be got down-loaded from the agencies on daily basis so that Sub Division may be in a position to reply to the queries, if any, raised by the consumer.
    30. The authority letter will also be issued to the Contractors and further to the Personnel engaged by them as a proof of authorization to prepare and collect payment against the bills rendered on spot. This authorization should also contain details of the Divisional/Sub-Divisional office Mobile Nos. and the consumer can cross verify the identity of the personnel engaged for preparation of bills and collection of payment.
    31. Wide publicity may be given in the concerned areas, villages, panchayats for which necessary pamphlets will be got printed from Head Office and will be supplied to the Divisional Offices, copies of the above pamphlets may also be placed in Gurudwaras & Temples for awareness of the consumers for this facility which is being provided to the consumers at their door step.

Necessary training to the outside agencies as well as to the concerned PSEB staff engaged for the above activities will be provided at Circle level by the staff from the Chief CC&R office before actually taking the work in hand and they will also reply to the various queries raised by the agencies who have been entrusted with the above job.

Sd/-
Chief Engineer/Comml.
PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.17/2007

Memo No.21400/22200/SSM-315

Dated:-2.5.2007

Sub: Payment/Recovery of interest on disputed amount for the financial year 2007-08.

Continuation of CC 35/06 dated 12.7.2006.

It has been decided that the interest rate of 1% per annum for payment/recovery of interest on the disputed amount shall remain operative during the financial year 2007-08.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC.No.16/2007
Memo No.19093/19893/TW-10/BTI
Dated : 13.4.2007

Sub:-Billing of AP-SP/MS consumers during the period 1.8.02 to 1.9.05 – when supply to AP consumers was not free.

Instructions were issued vide CC No. 8/97 dt. 8.3.1997 regarding allowing Free Electricity w.e.f. 14 .2.97 onwards to all category of Agriculture consumers including AP T/W connection released under SP/MS category. Billing of such consumers was started again w.e.f. 1.8.02 when free supply to AP category was dispensed with as per CC 53/02 dt. 18.10.02. Some cases have come to the notice of this office where after the start of billing, the AP consumers which were previously running under SP/MS or AP metered  Category have not been sent the required energy bills from 1.8.02 to 30.9.04 as per relevant SP/MS Category and on flat rate from 1.10.04 to 31.8.05 when again free supply to all AP consumers was commenced (w.e.f. 1.10.04 as per tariff order i.e. CC 57/2004 connections released under SP/MS for irrigation purposes  were converted to AP tariff). 

It has been decided that all such consumers cases where connections had been released under SP/MS category for irrigation purpose or under AP metered category and these were allowed free supply w.e.f. 2/97, may be scrutinized for all sub divisions as to whether billing of such consumer was started w.e.f. 1.8.02 or not. If there are certain left out cases, the same be got identified and amount realized.  Responsibility be fixed for the lapses and delinquent officials/officers proceeded against for disciplinary action. 

Strict compliance of the above instructions may be ensured.


Sd/-    
Director/Sales-II,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.15/2007

Memo No. 18040/840/Loose-17

Dated: 10.4.07

Sub: Hiring of PSEB Poles for laying Cable T.V. Network year 2006-07 & 2007-08.

As per CC.No. 53/05 dated 9.8.05, the rental charges for hiring of PSEB Poles by Cable T.V Operators for the financial year 2005-06 i.e from 1.4.05 to 31.3.06 were fixed as Rs.100/- per Pole per annum .The rental to be charged thereafter were to be decided later on keeping in view the escalation in prices and change of other relevant conditions . The matter has been considered and it has been decided that rental charges for the financial year 2006-07 i.e from 1.4.2006 to 31.3.2007 shall remain the same i.e Rs. 100/- per pole per annum . The rental charges for hiring of PSEB Poles by Cable TV Operators for the financial year 2006-07 i.e from 1.4.2007 to 31.3.2008 shall be Rs. 110/- per pole per annum .

The field officers are directed to ensure proper verification of the poles used by the Cable TV operators and meticulous recovery of charges . All other terms & conditions as provided in CC No. 39/02 dated 1.8.02 shall remain the same.

Dy.CE/ Sales-I,

For CE/Commercial.

P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC.No.14/2007
Memo No.16715/17515/Indl/BTI/Loose
Dated : 2.4.2007

Sub:- Extension in period of temporary connection Amendment in  ESR 91.1.1.

As per ESR clause 91.1.1., temporary metered supply is available to all DS and NRS consumers excluding the touring cinemas for a maximum period of three months which may be extended at the discretion of the Board up to a maximum period of one year. There were a number of  requests to extend this period to 3 years. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to amend the clause 91.1.1. as under:

"Available to all domestic and non residential supply consumers excluding Touring Cinemas for a maximum period of three months which may be extended at the discretion of the Board up to a maximum period of three years.  The approval beyond one year shall be granted by concerned CE/Op. upto maximum period of 2 years and by CE/Commercial beyond 2 years  and  upto 3 years on the  merit of each case."

The Sales Regulation Clause 91.1.1 stands amended to the above extent.

Field Officers are requested to give wide publicity to the above instructions.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-II,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.13/2007

Memo No.15759/16559/CH/TW/06-07

Dated:29.3.2007

Sub: Priority for release of tubewell connection under discretionary quota.

As per the present policy, priority for release of tubewell connection under Chairman's quota to the extent of 5% of the annual target is admissible. It has been decided to convert this Chairman's discretionary quota as the discretionary quota of the Hon'ble Chief Minister., Punjab The original application for release of priority connection as approved by Hon'ble Chief Minister., Punjab will be sent by the Chief Minister's office to Chairman, PSEB, for issue of sanction letter. The release of tubewell connection shall be governed by the following terms & conditions:-

(i) The consumer shall deposit Rs. 2000/- per BHP at the time of allotment of priority in addition to Rs. 200/- per BHP towards ACD.

(ii) The consumer shall also deposit service connection charges @ Rs. 3000/- per BHP with service length (HT/LT) upto 500 meters and beyond 500 meters of service length (HT/LT) variable charges @ 125/- per meter shall be recoverable.

(iii) Recovery of SCC or any other recoverable charges shall be as applicable at the time of release of connection.

(iv) The priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.

(v) As per ESR 13.5.1 only one connection shall be admissible in any of the priority categories to the applicant during his life time and the applicant will be required to submit an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs. 15/- to effect that he has neither availed nor applied for a tube well connection on priority anywhere else in the State.

(vi) The priority will be admissible to a person who owns land in his name except religious/ charitable institutions and such institutions will be required to submit a copy of ?Fard' of the land where tubewell connection is to be installed authenticating the ownership of the land.

(vii) The applicant claiming priority shall be required to furnish an undertaking on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs. 15./- as per ESR 13.5.5. that in case of mis-representation or misuse of priority by sale or lease or transfer or shifting or connection or change of name within five years from the date of release of his connection, his connection shall be disconnected.

(viii) As per instructions issued vide CC:37/2006 dt. 18.7.06, the tubewell connection shall be released under HVDS only.

(ix) Only original application shall be processed for issue of sanction letter and photocopy shall not be entertained.

Wide Publicity may be given to the above instructions.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC.No.12/2007
Memo No.14713/15513/BC/BPL
Dated :28.3.07

Sub:- To check the misuse of free power to SC & Non SC BPL DS  consumers.

PSEB have issued instructions to give free electricity upto 200 units per month to domestic consumers belonging to scheduled castes Category having sanctioned connected load upto 1000 Watts. Instructions were also issued to allow free electricity upto 200 units per month to non scheduled castes DS consumers belonging to below poverty line (BPL) with  sanctioned connected load upto 1000 Watts. These instructions have been issued vide commercial circular No. 56/2006 dt. 31.10.06 and 68/2006 dt. 28.12.06 respectively. To check the misuse of the electricity/subsidy it has been decided as under:

  1. The AE/AEE/Op. will be responsible for  verification of eligibility of a SC or Non-SC BPL DS consumer for free electricity. To achieve this purpose, the concerned SDO shall personally verify at least 5% of such connections which are availing benefit for the purpose of determining the genuineness of the consumer being a bonafide SC/BPL consumer and the correctness of the connected/sanctioned load. A check must also be kept to ensure that such consumers, who do not qualify for free elecy. due to their load being more than 1 KW, do not resort to splitting or reduction of the connected load for getting free supply. A close vigil should be kept on new SC & BPL DS consumers, who avail this facility, that they are having a connected sanctioned load upto 1 KW only and to ensure that this facility of free supply is not being misused.
  2. Further to check the consumers who evade the policy by getting their connections (having load more than 1 KW) disconnected & then apply new connections  in the same premises with load  of less than 1 KW, the facility of free electricity upto 200 units may not be allowed for a period of  one year of the release of such connections.
  3. Each sub division shall keep the details of such consumers handy so as to facilitate surprise and random checking by Technical Audit/ Enforcement from time to time. Further one time 100% checking of all such consumers shall be got carried out by the officer in charge of the sub-division through his staff.
  4. In order to check the release of more than one connection under this category, this facility should be given only at the bonafide address mentioned in the requisite certificate issued by the competent authority. If no address is given in the certificate, the consumer shall be asked to indicate the same in writing. All such consumers shall be required to furnish an affidavit to the effect that the facility of free supply of 200 units/ month is not being availed by him at more than one place and in case of default, facility shall be withdrawn permanently with recovery of undue benefit availed.
    The compliance of the above instructions should be carried out in letter & spirit.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-II,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.11/2007

Memo No. 13725/14525/SMI-27/17

Dated:21.3.2007

SUB:- Priority for release of tubewell connections to the applicants in the 'Sem' affected areas in Punjab.

As per existing instructions (ESR No. 13.6.17), priority for release of tubewell connection in the water lodged areas of whole of the Mukatsar District is admissible but as per the instructions issued vide Fax memo dt. 12.4.02, there is a ban on issue of demand notice(s) under this priority. However, as per direction of Punjab Govt., this priority is to be extended to the 'Sem' effected areas of Faridkot ,Bathinda ,Moga and Mansa Distt. also .

In view above the matter has been considered and it has been decided to relax the ban for issue of demand notice to the AP applicants for release of priority tubewell connection in the sem affected areas in the districts of Mukatsar and to extend this priority to the such applicants in 'sem' effected areas in the districts of Faridkot ,Bathinda ,Moga and Mansa also.

The list of villages affected by 'Sem' in these districts shall be circulated separately after receipt of the information from the concerned Deputy Commissioner.The following terms and conditions shall govern this priority.

i) Priority shall be admissible under the terms and conditions of general category without any cut off date.

ii) Priority shall be admissible up to the release of connection.

iii) Applications registered/ to be registered under this priority shall be processed for issue of demand notice/ release of connection in phases keeping in view the availability of material and test reports.

iv) Those applicants to whom demand notice had already been issued under any other priority category shall not be allowed to avail this facility and their applications shall be processed under the terms and conditions of that priority only.

v) The priority shall be admissible to the applicants falling in the villages affected by 'Sem' in the districts of Mukatsar, Moga, Faridkot, Bathinda & Mansa.

vi) Priority shall be accorded by Sr. Xen/Addl.SE Op. after satisfying himself that the location of the tubewell is within the area of village included in the list to be circulated separately.

vii) Procedure/ roster to be followed by the field offices for the release of AP tubewell connection / issue of material had been circulated vide CC 43/06 dt. 4.8.06 followed by CC 59/06 dt. 10.11.06 and for restoring this priority of allowing release of tubewell connections in areas affected by 'Sem' , the procedure/ roster shall be maintained as under:-

i) 1st- General Category

ii) 2nd - General Category

iii) 3rd - General Category

iv) 4th - Ex-servicemen priority

v) 5th - Kandi Area priority

vi) 6th - Own transformer priority

vii) 7th - Drip/Sprinkler System priority

viii) 8th - 'Sem' Area priority.

ix) 9th - General Category & so on.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.10/2007

Memo No.13041/13841/DSA/Vol.I/Comml.

Dated: 14.3.2007

Sub: Constitution of State/Zonal Level Dispute Settlement Committees of PSEB.

In partial modification to the instructions circulated vide CC No.4/2005 dated 14.1.2005 and in continuation to CC No.29/05 dt.5.5.05 & 63/06 dt. 27.11.06, the nomination from industry on the panel of Zonal Dispute Settlement Committee of Patiala Zone, appearing at B(i)(2) , Page-8 of the Annexure has been amended to read as under:-

Page-8, B(i)(2) Sh.Inderjit Bajaj President, Derabassi Industries Association(Regd.) Shakti Roll Cold Strips Pvt. Ltd. Habatpur Road, Derabassi.

All other provisions of the CC No.4/2005 dated 14.01.2005 followed by CC No.29/05 dated 5.5.05 & 63/06 dated 27.1.2006 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC No.9/2007

Memo No.10336/1136/SMI-102

Dated: 2.3.2007

Sub: Key Exception relating to Locked premises of DS/NRS consumers/reading not taken - Amendment thereof .

It has been reported by the field officers that the menace of the Key Exception relating to Locked premises /readings not taken, especially in case of General consumers, is on the rise because of which not only the revenue is suffering but also the accounting of actual metered units. Further, it has been observed that in most of the cases the consumers continue to manage the premises to be reported as locked, as the average being billed to them is on the lower side and their actual consumption pattern could be on the higher side. Thus, they continue to make payment of average bills being issued to them, as per their convenience. The possibility of PSEB Meter Readers being in connivance with the consumers in showing the premises as locked also can also not be ruled out .

In order to curb the tendency of the DS/NRS consumers to intentionally manage their premises to be reported by the meter readers as locked, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under :-

"In case the premises of DS/NRS consumers are found locked for three consecutive billing cycles i.e for six months, then the average billing of such DS/NRS consumers should be revised to double of what was being billed earlier for the entire period the premises remained locked ". The ESR No. 106.1 and 106.3.1 shall stand amended to the above extent.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC.No.8/2007
Memo No.9343/10143/Indl.151/Mohali
Dated :27.2.07

Sub:-Facility of cluster S/Stn.- Sanction of Contract Demand.

M/S Nahar Industrial Enterprises, who have a 66 KV cluster S/S fed from 220 kV Dera Bassi from which 7 No. different units of M/S Nahar Group of Industries with sum of their sanctioned contract demands being 34.640 MVA are getting supply, made a representation to the Board where in it was intimated that they require extension in load/ contract demand for their different units with which the arithmetic sum of CDs of cluster units will become 45 MVA but their collective maximum demand as recorded at 66 kV will remain upto 35 MVA due to inherent diversity in the Maximum Demand of different units. It was requested that the same may be allowed on the plea that their present simultaneous Maximum Demand as recorded at 66 KV is only 24-25 MVA and even after release of extension in load/CD of different units, simultaneous Maximum Demand at 66 KV would remain within 35 MVA.

2.As per existing instructions (ESR 5.7) new/existing consumers with contract demand above 2500 kVA can jointly install a 66 kV cluster S/Stn. to be owned and maintained by them for which supply can be given by the Board to the said group of consumers at 66 kV. Further as per ESR clause 4.2.1.3 contract demand exceeding 35 MVA shall be catered at 132 / 220 kV supply voltage. But this instructions does not specifically  cover cluster consumers

3.The above representation was put up to WTMs in the shape of  a memorandum and it has been decided as under:
"  The consumer fed from cluster sub station can have sum of Contract Demand of different units more than 35MVA provided simultaneous maximum demand at 66KV does not exceed 35MVA.  In such cases Contract Demand of cluster Sub Station will also be sanctioned besides Contract Demand of individual units.  The units connected to such a cluster substation will be liable to pay demand surcharge in case maximum demand of cluster Sub Station exceeds sanctioned Contract Demand of cluster sub station besides demand surcharge payable as per Maximum Demand recorded at 11KV  for individual units."

ESR 4.2.1.3 and 5.7 may be considered as amended accordingly.

It is further clarified that the above instructions shall be applicable only to those cluster S/Stn. members whose collective arithmetic sum of contract demand is more than 35 MVA.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-II,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.7/2007

Memo No.7497/8297

Dated:19-2-07/9-3-07

Sub: Provision of release of Single Point Connection.

Instructions to release Single Point Supply at 11 KV to colonies were issued vide CC: No. 39/03 dated 13.06.03. To safeguard the interests of the Board further instructions were issued vide CC: No. 76/03 dated 08.12.03 for recovery of 25% ACD from the Promoter/Colonizer/Incharge- Manager of a colony, in addition to 100% ACD recovered for the connected load applied from individual consumers. The State Electricity Regulatory Commission vide its memo no. 8073 dated 11.01.07 has opined that there is no justification on the part of the Board to charge 25% ACD from developer of a colony in addition to charging of full ACD from the individual residential unit and has accordingly decided to direct the Board to immediately withdraw its Commercial Circular no. 76/03 vide which stipulation of depositing 25% ACD by the developer of the colony was made.

In accordance with the aforesaid directions of PSERC the matter has been considered and it has been decided to withdraw the instructions issued vide CC; No. 76/2003 dated 08.12.03 w.e.f. 11.01.07 i.e. the date of issue of directions by the PSERC.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC No. 6/2007

Memo No.5777/6577/SSM-460

Dated:25.1.2007

Sub: Release of tubewell connections where demand notices issued on or before 30.9.06.

It has also been reported by the field officers that the applicants to whom the demand notices had been issued on or before 30.9.06 as per sanctioned estimate prepared on LT basis are pressing hard to release their connections as per terms & conditions of demand notice issued to them. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that the new tubewell connections to applicants to whom the demand notice had been issued on or before 30.9.06 shall be released as per sanctioned estimate on the basis of which demand notice was issued to the applicant.

All other terms & conditions of CC No.37/06 dated 18.7.06 and 67/2006 dated 21.12.2006 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC No. 5/2007

Memo No.4654/5454/SSM-249/VDS/DS

Dated: 18.1.2007

Sub: Voluntary disclosure scheme(VDS) for DS/NS category of consumers.

Voluntary disclosure scheme(VDS) for regularization of already running unauthorized load of existing DS/NRS consumers was introduced vide CC No.55/06 dated 31.10.06. The matter has been re-considered again and it has been decided that while regularizing the load under VDS for DS/NRS categories, the field officers shall ensure that the connection is not being misused by the consumer for industrial purpose before allowing extension in load under VDS.

All other terms & conditions of CC No.55/06 dated 31.10.06 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC No.4 /2007

Memo No.2965/3765/SMI-259

Dated:11.1.2007

Sub: Policy for regularization of temporary tubewell connections released during the Paddy Season of 2005.

Priority scheme for regularization of temporary tubewell connections released during the paddy season of 2005 was introduced vide CC No.9/06 dated 24.2.06. Some amendments/clarifications were issued vide CC No.12/06 dated 17.3.06, 15/06 dated 10.4.06, 19/06 dated 3.5.06 & 24/06 dated 1.6.06. Further, the instructions were issued vide CC No.33/06 dated 6.7.06 that the scheme shall be operative upto 31.7.06 and the date for completion of work for regularization of temporary tubewell connections was also extended upto 30.9.06.

There is a feed back from the field officers that work of regularization of temporary T/W connections in some cases could not be completed by the scheduled date i.e. 30.9.06 and they have sought extension for the same. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to extend the date for completion of work for regularization of temporary tubewell connections released during the paddy season of 2005 upto 31.3.2007. The regularization of such pending connections shall be carried out as per already sanctioned estimates.

All other terms & conditions shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC No.3/2007

Memo No.2038/2838/SSM-249/VDS

Dated:10.1.2007

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for S.P. Consumers.

Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for regularization of already running unauthorized load of existing SP consumers was introduced vide CC No.57/06 dated 03.11.2006. The matter has been considered again and it has been decided that the field officers shall ensure that the scheme is not misused by the consumers in getting industrial connections in the residential area. Further, for any extension in load of industrial connection running in the residential areas, approval or NOC shall be obtained from the statutory body i.e. Municipal Committee/Municipal Corporation/PUDA before allowing extension in load under VDS.

All other terms & conditions of CC 57/06 dated 03.11.06 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC No.2/2007

Memo No.1071/1871/SSM-414

Dated:9.1.2007

Sub: Release of tubewell connections on priority to the farmers installing Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation system.

To encourage water conservation by using drip/sprinkler irrigation system and in the best interests of the farmers & State, instructions were issued vide CC No.59/06 dated 10.11.06 for allowing priority power connections to the farmers installing drip/micro sprinkler irrigation system.

Para-(i) of CC 59/06 dated 10.1.06 reads as under:-

"Release of tubewell connections on priority shall be allowed to the prospective consumers in the State on Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation systems installed on a minimum area of 2 (two hectares for fruit crops and 1 (one) hectare for vegetables and non horticulture crops."

Financial Commissioner Development, Punjab vide his reference dated 13.12.06 has requested to amend the above para by substituting the word 'and' appearing in line No. 4 of above para with the word 'or' as intention for introducing above priority scheme was to benefit the farmers who install Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation System either on 2(two) hectares for fruit crops or 1 (one) hectare for vegetables and non horticulture crops.

In view of above, it has been decided to amend the para No. (i) of CC No.59/06 dated 10.11.06 as under:-

"Release of tubewell connections on priority shall be allowed to the prospective consumers in the State on Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation systems installed on a minimum area of 2 (two hectares for fruit crops , or 1 (one) hectare for vegetables and non horticulture crops."

All other terms & conditions of CC No.59/06 dated 10.1.06 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC No.1/2007

Memo No.155/955/SSM-327

Dated:3.1.2007

Sub Commercial Circular issued during the year 2006.

In total 68 No. Commercial Circulars have been issued during the year 2006 with No. from 1 to 68 . Subject-wise list of circulars is enclosed for the convenience & information of field offices.

Dy.CE/Sales-1,

for Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala

SUBJECTWISE LIST OFCommercial Circulars issued during the year 2006

1.

Release of Connection

(a)

Industrial

14/06 & 48/06

(b)

Tubewells

13/06,25/06,42/06,43/06,44/05, 50/06, 52/06,58/06 & 59/06

2.

VDS

(a)

DS/NRS

55/06

(b)

Industries(SP)

57/06

(c)

AP

23/06

3.

Regularization of Temp. tubewell Conn.

9/06,12/06,15/06,19/06,24/06, 26/06,28/06,31/06 & 33/06

4.

Tariff & Billing

(a)

Free Electricity to AP/ Domestic purposes to members of Scheduled Castes/Non SC BPL DS consumers.

10/06,11/06, 56/06 & 68/06

(b)

Guidelines for refund to SC domestic consumers on a/c of free electricity.

17/06 & 32/06

(c)

Meter rental/Metering equipment/ Meter Security etc.

18/06

(d)

Revision of Tariff

20/06

(e)

Levy/Exemption of Electricity Duty

29/06 & 46/06

(f)

General conditions of tariff/sch. of tariff

36/06 & 62/06

5.

Electricity Supply Regulations

(a)

ESR No.79-Installation of MCB's

6/06

(b)

ESR No.24 -Time Limit for grant of Conn..

21/06

(c)

ESR No. 86.5- Load surcharge in case of NRS consumers.

49/06

(d)

ESR No.170.3.2.11- Waiver of ACD on Captive Power Generation.

52/06

(e)

SR No.35 ? Non availing of Full Sanctioned load at the time of release of new connection.

60/06

Miscellaneous

1

Commercial circulars issued during the year 2006

1/2006

2

Appeal against reviewed assessment

2/2006

3

Setting of Grievances Cell in the H.O.Patiala

3/2006

4

Parallel Operation Charges

4/2006 & 22/2006

5

Withdrawl of Advance Deposit Scheme

5/2006

6

Ext. in load and checking of connection by the Enf./Op. Organisation during the intervening period after issuance of D.N. and before/after submission of Test report.

7/06

7

Shifting of Poles/Lines under Deposit estimate/ Improvement of LD system.

8/06

8

One Time Settlement

16/06 & 64/06

9

Est.of FORUM for redressal of Grievances

27/06

10

Introduction of token system at Cash Collection Centre

30/06

11

Payment/recovery of interest on disputed amount

35/06

12

T&D loss Reduction- Instructions thereof

37/06 & 67/06

13

Construction of un-authorized colonies- Release of Electricity Connection.

38/06

14

Regulation on installation and operation of meters

39/06

15

Consumer Complaint Handling Procedure

40/06, 41/06, 45/06 & 47/06

16

Constitution of State/Zonal Level DSC

63/06

17

Providing Urban Pattern Supply to Dalit Basties, Be-chirag Village & Deras/Dhanies

65/06

18

Checking/inspection under section 135(2) of EA-2003 Assessment of UUE & Assessing officers Under Section 126 of EA 2003 Appellate Authority Under Section 127 of EA-2003 etc.

34/06 & 53/06



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