CC No. 68/2008
Memo . 81271/82070/DD/SR
Dated: 17 .12.2008

  Sub: PSERC (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CODE & RELATED MATTERS) REGULATIONS,2007 ? SERVICE CONNECTION CHARGES.


PSERC vide its letter No. 3981/PSERC/DTJ-50 dated 05.12.2008 has intimated revised Service Connection Charges for various types of consumers. As per this letter, Service Connection Charges as approved by the Commission are applicable to the demand notices to be issued w.e.f. 22 nd December,2008. A copy of the PSERC memo No. 3981/PSERC/DTJ-50 dated 05.12.2008 is enclosed for compliance in toto.

Encl:As above

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

PUNJAB STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

SCO 220-221,SECTOR 34A, CHANDIGARH

 

To
The Chief Engineer/Commercial
PSEB, Patiala

No. 3981/PSERC/DTJ-50
Dated 05.12.2008

Sub: PSERC (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CODE & RELATED MATTERS) REGULATIONS ,2007.

Please refer to your office memoNo. 468 dated 15.5.2008 vide which Standard Cost Data in compliance of Regulation 10 of the subject cited Regulations has been submitted for approval. The charges recoverable from the applicants as per regulation 9 of ibid Regulations have been approved by the Commission as contained in Annexure-'A'. The revised charges as approved are applicable to the demand notices to be issued w.e.f. 22 nd Dec.,2008. It is desired to ensure that revised rates/charges are circulated immediately and made available to the field officers by 21 st Dec.,2008 for implementation.

Encl:One.

Sd/-
Director/Regulations.


Annexure-'A'

Standard Cost Data- Proposal

Sr. No

Cate-gory

Existing rates

Proposed by the Board

Approved by the Commission

 

 

Load(in KW)

per KW charges (in Rs.)

Variable (Rs.per Metre)

Load (in KW)

Per KW charges (in Rs.)

Variable (Rs.per Metre)

Load(in KW)

per KW charges (in Rs.)

Variable (Rs.per Metre)

1

DS

a)upto 1 KW

b) Above 1 kW & upto 3 KW

c) above 3 KW & upto 7 KW

 

d) above 7 KW

250/-

300/-

500/-

 

750/-

125/-

125/-

125/-

 

125/-


i) 620 for only service line cases

 

 

 

ii) 2181 for others

152/-

 

 

 

152/-

a)upto 1 KW

b) Above 1 kW & upto 3 KW

c) above 3 KW & upto 7 KW

d) above 7 KW

300/-

360/-

 

600/-

 

900/-

150/-

150/-

 

150/-

 

150/-

2

NRS

a)upto 1 KW

b) Above 1 kW & upto 3 KW

c) above 3 KW & upto 7 KW

d) above 7 KW

250/-

500/-

 

750/-

 

1000/-

125/-

125/-

 

125/-

 

125/-


 

 

 

1832/-

 

181/-

 

a)upto 1 KW

b) Above 1 kW & upto 3 KW

c) above 3 KW

300/-

600/-

 

900/-

180/-

180/-

 

180/-

3

SP

 

750/-

125/-

 

3102/-

226/-

 

900/-

220/-

4

MS

 

750/-

125/-

 

1733/-

357/-

 

900/-

350/-

5

LS

i)upto 500 KVA

ii)Above 500 KVA

750/-

750/-

125/-125/-

 

2050/-

2118/-

319/-

328/-

i)upto 500 KVA (Contract demand)

ii)Above 500 KVA( Contract Demand)

900/- per KVA

900/- per KVA

320/-

 

320/-

6

AP

 

3000 per BHP

125

 

9050 per BHP

140

 

3600

140

7

SL

Actual cost

 

 

 

1832

181

i)Where SL system in the area is set up & maintained by owner.

ii) others

900 per KW

 

 

 

actual

 

8

BS

 

 

 

LT

HT

1832

No proposal

 

LT

HT

900 per KW

900 per KW

350

320

9

EHT costs for LS, BS and RT

 

 

 

 

 

 

33/66 KV line

 

 

 

 

 

66 KV bay

132 KV line

 

 

132 KV bay

220 KV line

 

 

220 KV bay

0.15 Sq." conductor

 

0.20 Sq." conductor

 

Rs.41 lacs

0.20 Sq." conductor

 

Rs.50 lacs

0.40 Sq." conductor

 

Actual but not less than Rs.50 lacs

 

 

Rs.8.77 lacs per KM

Rs.12.46 lacs per KM

 

Rs.11.18 lacs per KM

 

Rs.19.46 lacs per KM


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CC No. 67/2008
Memo . 80000/80800/DB-121
Dated: 5.12.2008

Sub: Empanelment of firms for private sale of meters to consumers of PSEB.
In continuation to Commercial Circular No. 33/2005 dated 20.5.05, 39/2008 dated 16.5.08 and 51/2008 and 51/2008 dated 2.7.08 issued by this office on the above cited subject, the following additions are made:-

•  In addition to M/s.Larson & Toubro(L&T) Ltd. Chandigarh, empanelled for private sale of meters in market, three more firms have been empanelled for private sale of three phase, four wire static whole current intelligent meters. These meters shall confirm to latest specification No. MQ-90 of C.E/Metering. The final list of firms which are empanelled for private sale of three phase, four wire static whole current intelligent meters as per specification No. MQ-90 of C.E./Metering is as under:-

1.Safar Industries, Bathinda Road, Rampuraphul.

2.Larson & Toubro Ltd., Madhya Marg, Chandigarh

3.Secure Meters Ltd. Chandigarh

4.Avon Meters Pvt. Ltd. Dera Bassi.

The maximum retail price for private sale of three phase, four wire Whole Current Static Intelligent meters of accuracy clause 1 hs been fixed as Rs.1978.90/- per meter.

The firm overcharging from the consumers than the price stipulated above will be liable for disempanelment.

2.List of firms which is presently empanelled for private sale of single phase static energy meters is same as intimated earlier vide commercial circular No. 51/2008 dated 2.7.08

This issued with the approval of Competent Authority


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

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CC No. 66/2008
Memo . 8781/79581/SSM-118/SR
Dated: 20.11.2008

Sub: Establishment of Forum for Redressal of Grievances of the Consumers.

As per instructions issued vide CC No.27/06 dated 6.6.06, the composition of the 'Forum' for Redressal of Grievances for the consumers is as under:-

•  Chairperson of the forum shall be an Electrical Engineer with experience in distribution of electricity, not below the rank of a Chief Engineer.

•  One Member shall be an officer from Finance and Accounts Cadre, preferably having experience in revenue matters, not below the rank of Chief Accounts Officer or of equivalent status.

•  One Member shall be an officer of the level of a Superintending Engineer having experience in commercial matters.

The PSERC has now framed the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission( Forum & Ombudsman) (Ist amendment) Regulation,2008 under Electricity Act,2003 and the same has been published in official gazette of Punjab Govt. dated 254.2008. As perk this amendment, the composition of the 'Forum' shall be as under:-

•  Chairperson of the Forum shall be an Electrical Engineer with experience in distribution of electricity, now below the rank of a Chief Engineer.

•  One Member shall be an officer from Finance and Accounts Cadre, preferably having experience in revenue matters, not below the rank of Chief Accounts Officer or of equivalent status.

•  One Member shall be nominated by the Commission preferably from amongst the persons associated with non-govt. organization who is atleast a Graduate with knowledge of the power sector and familiar with the consumer affiars.

Accordingly, para-2 of CC No.27/06 dated 06.06.2006 is amended as under:-

3. Also Para-4(c) of CC No. 27/06 dated 06.06.2006 is amended as under:-

" In case the Chairperson of the Forum is unable to discharge the functions owning to absence, illness or any other cause, the other Member who is an officer of the Licensee shall discharge the functions of the Chairperson, until the day on which the Chairperson assumes office."

The copy of PSERC notification dated 10.4.2006 published in the Official Gazette of Punjab Govt. dated 25.4.08 is enclosed.


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

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CC No. 65/2008
Memo No.75861/76661/SSM-414/OYT/L-10/08
Dated: 05.11.2008

Sub: Release of Tubewell connection on priority under OYT .

Instructions were issued vide CC No. 62/2008 dated 16.10.2008 that the OYT tubewell connections shall now be released through outsourcing. To give relief to such OYT applicants who had already purchased some of the materials at the time of suspension of the OYT scheme as demand notice had been issued to them , were allowed to submit the details of materials purchased by them alongwith receipts/bills and also intimate balance material required for release of tubewell connections to their respective sub-divisions.
                      
There is a feed back from the officers that some of the OYT applicants are now purchasing sub-standard material for release of their connections. It is clarified that the material (other than distribution transformer) already purchased by the applicants upto 30.06.2008 alongwith requisite bills /receipts, shall only be accepted for release of their tubewell connections under OYT Scheme. No other material /bill, purchased /raised after 30.6.08 shall be accepted which shall be at the risk  &  responsibility of the OYT applicants. 
                       
Further, the cut-off date of 31.10.08 regarding submission of detail of material already purchased by the OYT applicants, was indicated only to expedite the release of tubewell connection to such, applicants through outsourcing. It is clarified that as the sub-division wise seniority will be on the basis of deposit of estimated amount , as such the applicants can submit the requisite details even after 31.10.08, of material already purchased by them upto 30.6.08 and balance material required for release of their tubewell connections,.
           
The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

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

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CC No. 64/2008
Memo No.74836/75636/CC/DTR-121/Vol.VI
Dated: 31.10.2008

Sub: PSERC Tariff Order 2008-09 dated 3.7.2008 – Follow up action on the directives of the Commission regarding AP Consumption.

In the Tariff Order 2008-09, the Commission, while reviewing the AP Consumption for the year 2007-08, has observed as under:-

  • The Board does not appear to have taken any follow up action on further refining the computation of AP consumption as suggested in the last Tariff Order.
  • 38% of the sample meters are not functioning which is a disturbingly high figure that creates doubts about the correct estimation of AP consumption.
  • Average per day supply hours to AP in 2007-08 was less by about 23% as compared to 2006-07.
  • Only 9509 AP connections were released upto January 2008 and the total number is likely to exceed 11000 upto March,2008.
  • The verified actual connected load of the pump sets on which sample meters have been installed, is not available.
  • Lack of transparency in computing figures of load increase on account of VDS or release of additional connections and the load taken into account in working out the AP consumption factor.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that the following steps shall be taken by Operation Organizations to comply with the observations of PSERC:-

  • Sample meters be made more representative of proportion of submersible to mono block pumps i.e. all the defective meters installed on mono block pump sets after re-calibration be installed on the AP Connections having submersible pumps.
  • Agro climatic and Hydrological factors and other local variations be kept in mind on the lines suggested by PAU Ludhiana while installing these recalibrated meters.
  • The sample meters be increased from 50,000 to 1 lac( 5% to 10% of total AP connections), as per Annexure-A attached.  The lists of AP Tubewell Well connections released during the year 2007-08 and onwards by installing meters may be supplied immediately.
  • Number of faulty/non functional meters should be minimum to get more accurate AP consumptions based on the actual connected load.

The meticulous compliance of the above instructions shall be ensured by the concerned EIC/CE/DS in his respective zone.

DA/Annexure-A
Sd/-
Director/Tariff Regulation-1
PSEB,Patiala

DETAIL OF NO. OF SUBMERSIBLE & MONOBLOCK PUMP SETS , NO. OF EXISTING SAMPLE METERS ENDING MARCH 2008 AND  PROPOSED NO.OF SAMPLE METERS FOR MAKING 1 LAC SAMPLE METERS  ON FLAT RATE AP PUMPSETS .

Sr. No.

Name of Zone

Total No.of Pump sets Ending March 2008

Submer-sible

% age

Mono-block

% age

Total

1

South

164244

70.36

69195

29.64

233439

2

North

108209

61.00

69189

39.00

177398

3

Central

37858

36.41

66132

63.59

103990

4

West

69061

29.79

162777

70.21

231838

5

Border

77308

34.93

144034

65.07

221342

TOTAL

456680

47.18

511327

52.82

968007


Sr. No.

Name of Zone

Existing No.of Sample Meters  on pumpsets Ending March 2008

Submer-sible

% age

Mono-block

% age

Total

1

South

8859

65.68

4630

34.32

13489

2

North

5095

54.10

4322

45.90

9417

3

Central

1455

25.73

4200

74.27

5655

4

West

2580

21.04

9683

78.96

12263

5

Border

3139

24.08

9895

75.92

13034

TOTAL

21128

39.23

32730

60.77

53858


Sr. No.

Name of Zone

Proposed No.of Sample Meters on  pumpsets to make 1 Lac Sample meters.

Total No.of sample meters (existing+proposed) on Pumpsets (Nos.)

Submer-sible

Mono-block

Submer-sible

% age

Mono-block

% age

Total

1

South

8108

2518

16967

70.36

7148

29.64

24115

2

North

6084

2826

11179

61.00

7148

39.00

18326

3

Central

2456

2632

3911

36.41

6832

63.59

10743

4

West

4554

7133

7134

29.79

16816

70.21

23950

5

Border

4847

4984

7986

34.93

14879

65.07

22866

TOTAL

26049

20093

47177

47.18

52823

52.82

100000

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CC No.63/2008
Memo No. 73703/74503/414/TW/Loose -13
Dated: 21.10.2008

Sub: Over-riding priority for release of AP General Category Connections registered upto 31.12.90.

As per Para -VIII of the Tubewell Policy issued vide CC No. 59/2008 dated 05.09.2008, the procedure has been defined for release of tubewell connections. However, to clear the backlog of pending test reports received against applications registered upto 31.3.1990 under General Category , the instructions issued vide CC No. 55/08 dated 11.8.2008 are to be followed.

The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that backlog of pending test reports received against applications registered upto 31.12.1990 ( instead of 31.3.90 as per CC No. 55/08 dated 11.8.08) under General Category should be cleared on priority. Accordingly, the applications registered upto 31.12.1990 shall be processed for release of connection on priority as per instructions issued vide CC No. 55/08 dated 11.08.2008.

The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

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

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CC No.62/08
Memo No. 71506/72306/SMI-239/L-47
Dated:- 10.10.2008

Sub: Release of Tubewell connections on priority under OYT Schemes.

As per CC No.45/08 dated 30.05.2008, the release of connections under OYT Scheme was suspended for a period of 5 months i.e. upto 31.10.2008 and it was intimated that no fresh applications under OYT scheme shall be accepted till further orders.
The matter regarding release of tubewell connections under OYT scheme has been reviewed and it has been decided as under::-

The OYT connections shall be released through outsourcing. CE/RE & APDRP, PSEB, Patiala is processing tenders for release of tubewell connections for ' SEM' area and its scope shall be widened to cover OYT category applicants also. The release of tubewell connections against pending OYT applications shall be divided into two phases as under:-

(A) FIRST PHASE:-

(i) The prospective 'OYT' applicants to whom the demand notices have already been issued may have purchased some of the materials for release of their tubewell connections and materials may be lying with them as Board in the past had allowed them to purchase materials as per PSEB specifications. To safe-guard the interest of such prospective applicants, advertisement shall be given in the newspapers requesting all such prospective OYT applicants to whom demand notices have already been issued, to submit the details of material purchased by them alongwith receipts/bills and also intimate balance materials required for the release of tubewell connection to their respective sub-divisions. The transformer, in any case, shall be provided by PSEB at the consumer's cost.

(ii) Based upon the feedback/requirement of material from the applicants, the estimates shall be prepared by the concerned Sub- divisions and displayed on the Notice Board of the Sub- Division requesting the prospective consumers to deposit the estimated amount with the concerned sub-division. Simultaneously registered letters will also be sent to the prospective applicants intimating amount to be deposited for the balance material. The tentative schedule shall be as under:-
(a) Advertisement in Newspapers for prospective applicants to intimate their requirement of material giving 15 days notice from the date of issue of this circular. The OYT applicant shall also be intimated in this regard by post and through public address system of Gurudwaras/ Mandirs of the village etc.
(b) Display in Sub-division for prospective applicants to deposit the estimated amount Registered Notice will also be sent within 30 days from the date of issue of this circular.

(iii) The Sub Division wise seniority for release of connection shall be on the basis of deposit of estimated amount.

  1. After release of connection, the maintenance of 11 KV line, distribution transformer and allied equipment shall be carried out by PSEB. However, in case the distribution transformer gets damaged/burnt after the expiry of the warranty period of stolen even during the warranty period, the same shall be replaced by PSEB at the cost of consumer. Replacement of any other damaged/stolen material, if required, shall also be made by PSEB at the cost of consumer.
  2. The rates for various items required for release of connection shall be circulated by the office of CE/RE & APDRP, PSEB, Patiala.
  3. The release of OYT connections under 1st Phase shall be completed by 31.3.09 positively.
  4. SECOND PHASE:-

(i) The pending applications against which demand notices are yet to be issued, shall be considered for release of connections in Second Phase as under:-
" Demand Notices against pending applications shall be regulated by the office of Member/Distribution in such a way that the Board will be in a position to release the connections under OYT scheme to the applicant within three months from the date of deposit of charges as per demand notice."

  1. The release of OYT connections under second phase shall be completed by 31.5.09 positively.

(B) No fresh application under OYT scheme shall be registered.

The above instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect. The meticulous compliance of the above instructions must be ensured by the field officers.

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

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CC No.61/08
Memo No. 71506/72306/SMI-239/L-47
Dated:- 10.10.2008

Sub: Supply of NRS Domestic loads exceeding 100 KW connected load.

The release of Domestic/NRS loads,(new or extensions) exceeding 100 KW are presently governed by Clause SV 2 & SVI .2 of Schedule of Tariff for DS/NRS Supply as approved by PSERC & Circulated to field offices vide CC No.36/06 dated 14.7.06 which provides as under:-

" For loads exceeding 100 KW, supply shall be given on 11 KV, It can, however, be released on LT at the discretion of the supplier as per request of the consumer, if he agrees to pay transformation charges specified in the Sales Regulations of the Board/Licensee."

2. With the advent of Mall, Multiplexes and Multi-storey buildings in cities, the numbers of applications for loads above 100 KW are increasing manifold. Normally the consumers/prospective consumers prefer supply at LT and after deposit of transformation charges, the onus for release of connection, selection of suitable place for installation of transformer, arrangement of material etc. lies on PSEB. Many a times, suitable place for installation of transformer is not available which leads to delay in release of connection and PSEB Officers are held responsible for same.

In view of above & keeping in view general policy of the Board to go for HVDS system, the matter has been considered & it has been decided that Domestic/NRS loads exceeding 100 KW shall be released only at 11 KV with HT metering for which the prospective consumer shall be asked to install his own suitable capacity transformer. No discretion shall be used by the field officers in such cases for release of load above 100 KW at LT.

The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

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

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CC No.60/08
Memo No. 69191/69991/SSM-451-A
Dated:- 6.10.2008

SUB: ONE TIME SETTLEMENT OFFER FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF PERMANENTLY DISCONNECTED DEFAULTING CONSUMERS.

As per instructions issued vide CC No.10/08 dated 4.2.08, the OTS Package was extended upto 30.9.2008 for revival of sick industry and other category of consumers.

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 31.3.2009 for revival of sick industry and other categories of consumers. With this extension, the consumers whose connections stand disconnected temporarily/permanently upto 31.03.2007 can opt for reconnection upto the validity of scheme i.e. 31.3.2009.

All other terms and conditions of CC No. 10/08 dated 4.2.08 remain unchanged.

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

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CC No.59/2008
Memo No. 67563/68363/SSM-414/Policy 08-09
Dated: 05.09.2008
Subject: Tubewell Policy for the year 2008-09

As per the data/information received from EIC/Chief Engineers/DS, the policy for the release of new tubewell connections during the year 2008-09 has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

  1. Based on the zone-wise position of the pending test reports as on 31.3.08 and test reports likely to be received during the year against the demand notices already issued, pending applications registered upto 31.3.91 under general category against which demand notices are yet to be issued, under Chairman's Discretionary quota & various priority categories, the Zone-wise allocation of proposed target of 40000 Nos. , has been fixed as under:-

Name of Zone

No. of connections allowed out of proposed target of 40000 Nos.

West

18000

South

7000

North

5000

Central

5000

Border

5000

Total

40000

Keeping in view the fact that works related to release of AP tubewell connections normally pick up after the paddy season is over and are carried out vigorously upto the end of May, the target shall be completed/achieved during the period 1.6.08 to 31.5.09. Adequate funds should be got allocated for the release of these connections and ensure that material for the release of connections is arranged well in time.

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 for monitoring at his end also.


ii)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 Chairman's discretionary quota (5% of the proposed target of 40000 Nos.) , Ex-serviceman priority , Kandi Area priority, 'Sem' Area priority , Gram Panchayat priority ,Drip /Sprinkler Irrigation system priority ,priority across River Ravi & Border fencing & Family partition 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 applications by the applicants irrespective of the date on which the test report has been submitted by the applicant. As per data received from the field office, only 651 Nos. test reports received against applications registered upto 31.3.1988 and 12490 No. test report against applications registered from 1.4.88 to 31.3.90 are pending ( as on 31.3.08 ) for release of tubewell connections in different Zones.

iii) All ap tubewell 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 individual transformer of appropriate capacity shall be installed .

iv)As per directions of the Government of Punjab, release of tubewell connection on priority has been allowed to the farmers having total land holding in the state upto 5 Acre provided they do not have any tubewell connection in their name anywhere in the State of Punjab and have application for such connection registered in their name with PSEB. Accordingly, such 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 anywhere in the State of Punjab and are on the waiting list of PSEB, may be allowed priority in the same queue whether under general category or any of the priority categories. However, only 50% of the allotted quota for each zone may be released under this priority to small and marginal farmers eligible for claiming this priority. An undertaking submitted by the applicant to the concerned Sub-Division of PSEB may 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/- may be obtained from the applicant as under (only if already submitted undertaking is not in order or as per this format):-

a) That my total land holding in the State is not more than 5 Acre.
b) That I have applied for Tubewell connection on__________vide receipt No.__________dated________ (if available ).
c) 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 or 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.

(v) The field officers shall ensure from the Fard at the time of registration of applications, before issue of demand notice & before release of tubewell connections that the AP applicant is having a minimum land holding of One Acre.

(vi) As per Circle wise targets fixed by the EIC /CE/DS concerned ,Dy.CE/SE/DS may regulate the issue of demand notices by the sub-divisions under his control , 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 alongwith test report, otherwise an undertaking may be obtained from the applicant that he will not claim any damages from PSEB in case of delay in the release of tubewell connection and the same may also be incorporated in the demand notice. The date upto which the demand notices shall be issued by a sub-division shall be displayed on the Notice Board and may also be announced through the Public Address system of the religious places in the villages under that sub-division.

(vii)Before issue of demand notice, an undertaking on non-judicial stamp paper be obtained from the tubewell applicant that grant of tubewell connection by PSEB to the applicant shall be subject to the condition that it will be used for irrigation purpose only and he will not support any claim as evidence regarding ownership / possession of agriculture land at any stage in a court / Forum, in case of litigation and under such circumstances PSEB shall be fully empowered to disconnect such disputed tubewell connections without any notice to the parties and they shall not lodge a claim in a Court of Law .

(viii)As per procedure presently being followed for release of tubewell connections separate seniority queue such as Chairman's discretionary quota. Ex-servicemen priority , Kandi Area Priority , Drip Irrigation/Sprinkler system priority, Gram Panchayat priority 'Sem Area Priority ,Priority Across River Ravi, Border fencing priority , families partition priority shall be maintained at the Sub-Division level. However, village wise seniority shall be maintained in all the 341 No. SEM affected villages as per CC No. 36/08 dt. 25.4.08 . 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 :-

  1. Chairman's discretionary quota shall be is allowed overriding priority for issue of material and release of tubewell connection. Further, eligible small and marginal farmers having total land holding in the state maximum up to 5 Acre shall be allowed over-riding priority even under this priority.
  2. For other categories, the roster shall be as under:-
  1. 1 st General Category
  2. 2nd General Category
  3. 3rd General Category
  4. 4th Gram Panchayat Priority
  5. 5th "Sem" Area Priority
  6. 6th Drip /Micro Sprinkler System Priority
  7. 7th General Category
  8. 8th General Category
  9. 9th General Category
  10. 10th General Category
  11. 11th Kandi Area Priority
  12. 12th Priority across the Ravi River
  13. 13th Priority under Family Partition to each legal heir
  14. 14th Land Across international Border fencing Priority
  15. 15th General Category
  16. 16th General Category
  17. 17th General Category
  18. 18th General Category
  19. 19th General Category
  20. 20th General Category
  21. 21st Ex-Serviceman Priority and 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. In case all the AP small and marginal farmers having land holding less than 5 Acre and registered up to 31.3.91 under General Category have been issued AP connection then in order to ensure release of 50% tubewell connection to small /marginal farmers, demand notice shall be issued to the small and marginal farmers to the extent required under general category as per seniority of application beyond 31.3.91 by the field office with the approval /permission of EIC/CE/DS concerned under intimation to CE/Commercial.
However , in order to clear the back log of the pending test reports received against applications registered upto 31.3.1990 under general category , the instructions issued vide CC No. 55/2008 dated 11.8.2008 shall be strictly complied with .
The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

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

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CC No.58/2008
Memo No. 66551/67351 SSM-249/ VDS/DS
Dated :1.9.2008

Sub: - Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for DS/ NRS consumers.

Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for DS/ NRS consumers was introduced vide CC No. 9/08 dated 1.2.08 which was operative for the period from 1.2.08 to 31.3.08 . Some consumers have again requested to introduce VDS scheme for DS/NRS consumers, so that they may project their load requirements for getting the same regularized. Accordingly, the matter was considered and it has been decided to introduce VDS for DS/NRS consumers w.e.f 1.9.2008 to 31.10.08 enabling such consumers to declare their unauthorized load & get the same regularized and also enable PSEB to augment the system in line with increased load. The salient features of VDS shall be as under:-

  1. There will be no checking of connected load during the period VDS remains in force and resultantly no penalty for unauthorized extension in load shall be levied.

The load shall be computed as under:

Description

Domestic

NRS

Remarks

Light Point

60 watts each (1/2 of total light points to be taken into account

80 Watts each

Fraction of Light Point to be taken as one light point.

Fan Point

80 Watts each (1/3rd of total No. of Fan points to be taken into account)

100 Watts each

Fraction of Fan Point to be taken as one Fan point.

Wall Sockets

60 Watts each (1/4th of total No., of sockets to be taken into account)

80 Watts each (1/3rd of total No. of sockets to be taken into account)

Fraction of Socket to be taken as one socket.

Power sockets

1000 Watts each (1/4th of total No. of Sockets to be taken into account)

2000 Watts each (1/2 of total No. of sockets to be taken into account)

Fraction of Socket to taken as one socket.

  1. After computing the load as above, the consumer can intimate the computed load for regularization on the reverse of the energy bill also, which will form part of A&A form and shall be placed in consumer's file. During the VDS period, the load will be regularized without any verification and test report.
  2. The extra load shall be regularized in the name of existing consumer, may be owner of the premises or tenant or actual user as the case may be without asking for any additional documents for effecting change of name or for establishing identity of the original consumer.
  3. Mass awareness camps shall be arranged where the concerned Officers/Staff of DS organization shall be available to the public in the said Camps for regularization of extra load on the spot after accepting payment of ACD / Initial Security and SCC there & then.
  4. Service Connection Charges to be recovered against such declaration shall be as under :-

SR No.

Load

DS (Rs. per kW)

NRS (Rs. per kW)

i)

Upto 1 kW

Rs. 250/-

Rs. 250/-

ii)

Above 1 kW & upto 3 kW

Rs. 300/-

Rs. 500/-

iii)

Above 3 kW & upto 7 kW

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 750/-

iv)

Above 7 kW

Rs. 750/-

Rs.1000/-

  1. The rates of Security recoverable shall be as under :-

(Initial Security (per kW or part thereof)
A) Domestic Supply
a) With load upto 50 kW Rs. 500/-
b) With load 50 kW & above Rs. 370/-
B) NRS:
a) With load upto 50 Kw Rs. 700/-
b) With load 50 kW & above Rs. 470/-

vii) Augmentation of service line /transformer and the power system and change of meter etc. shall be done by the Board at its own cost.

viii) While regularizing the load under VDS, field officers shall ensure that the connection is not being misused by the consumer for industrial purpose before allowing extension in load under VDS.

ix)After extension in load, if load falls in range from 11 kW to 50 kW the connection shall be released with LT metering in 3 phase category by providing independent transformer of 10/16/25/63 kVA or higher capacity with zero LT and meter shall be installed in MCB or pillar box on the pole /under the distribution transformer. However more than one connection can be given from the same transformer if the premises are nearby by providing meters in pillar boxes or in MCB /CT Chambers on poles.

loads ranging from 51 kW to 100 kW shall be released at 11 kV only with LT metering by providing independent 63 /100 /200 kVA distribution transformers. For DS /NRS loads above 100 kW, distribution transformer shall be provided by the consumer.

  1. No load surcharge shall be levied.

xi) The total load (including unauthorized extension) shall be considered for the purpose of regulating service connection charges in the specific slabs relating to the total load.
xii) DS/NRS consumer shall be allowed to extend their load under VDS subject to maximum of 100% of the sanctioned load. If the unauthorized load of the consumer is found to be more than 100% of sanctioned load then VDS shall not be applicable in such cases & action needs to be taken as per existing instructions for unauthorized load.
The field officers shall give wide publicity to the scheme for the information of general public.

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

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CC No. 57/2008
Memo No. 65478/66278 /SSM-249/VDS Dated:25.8.08

Subject: - Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for SP & MS consumers.

VDS for SP & MS category of consumers was introduced vide CC No. 16/2008 dated 15.2.08. There was a feed back from the field offices that the point mentioned at Sr. No. (vii) is not clear and needs to be clarified.

The matter has been considered and in respect of Para No. (vii) of CC No. 16/2008 dated 15.2.08, it is clarified as under:-

vii) MS consumers having connected load above 50 KW and upto 100 KW after regularization of additional load under VDS shall be given connection on 11 KV by providing independent Distribution T/F depending upon the load to be released as per instructions issued vide CC No. 37/2006 dated 18.7.06. However the loading of distribution T/Fs shall be regulated as per instructions issued vide CC No. 35/2007 dated 13.7.2007 & 54/2007 dated 5.10.07.

MS consumers falling in LS category after regularization of additional load under VDS will be given supply at 11 KV and install their own transformers, who will also declare their contract demand. They shall pay 3% LT surcharge if metering is done on LT side. However, if the supply voltage is 400 V then LT surcharge shall be 20%.

All other terms and conditions of CC NO. 16/2008 dated 15.2.08 shall remain unchanged.
This issues with the approval of competent authority.

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


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CC No.56/2008
MemoNo.64560/65360 /DD/S-1/L-8 Dated: 25.8.08

Sub:Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Single Point Supply to Co-operative Group Housing Societies/ Employees) Regulations-2008.

PSERC vide their letter No. PSERC/Reg/212/1457 dated 13.6.08 have framed the Regulations regarding Single Point Supply to Co-operative Group Housing societies/Employees and terms and conditions thereof. A copy of the same is enclosed for compliance.

Encl: As above


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

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PUNJAB STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
SCO 220-221, SECTOR 34-A,CHANDIGARH

To

The Chief Engineer/Commercial
Punjab State Electricity Board,
The Mall,
Patiala

No. PSERC/Reg./212/1457
Dated 13/6/08

Subject: Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Single Point Supply to Co-operative Group Housing Societies/Employers) Regulations,2008.

Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission has framed the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Single Point Supply to Co-operative Group Housing Societies/Employers) Regulations,2008 under Electricity Act,2003 and the same has been published in official Gazette of Punjab Government dated 30.5.2008. A copy of the Regulations is enclosed herewith.

DA/As above.

Sd/-
Registrar

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THE PUNJAB STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISION

Notification

The 13th May, 2008

No.PSERC/Secy./Regu.38.- In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 181 of the Electricity Act, 2003 and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, and in compliance of Electricity (Removal of Difficulties) Eighth Order, 2005 issued by the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby makes the following Regulations laying down the procedure for Supply of Electricity at a Single Point to Co-operative Group Housing Societies and Employers providing supply to their employees.

1. Short title, commencement and interpretation

(1) These Regulations may be called the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Single Point Supply to Co-operative Group Housing Societies/Employers) Regulations, 2008.
(2) These Regulations shall extend to the whole of the State of Punjab.
(3) These Regulations shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official gazette of the State of Punjab.

2. Definitions
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:-
(a) “Act” means the Electricity Act, 2003 (Act 36 of 2003);
(b) “Commission” means the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission;
(c) “Common Services” means the common/recreational facilities/services such as Street lighting, water supply, lift, etc. for the residents of a Housing Society/Employers’ colony;
(d) “Distribution Licensee” means a Licensee authorized to operate and maintain a distribution system for supplying electricity to the Consumers in his area of supply.
(e) “Employer” means a person having control over the employment of persons and the payment of their wages;
(f) “Housing Society” means a Co-operative Group Housing Society registered with the Registrar Co-operative Societies Punjab;
(g) “Infrastructure” means the entire electrical distribution network within the premises of the Housing Society/ Employers’ colony ;
(h) Words and expressions used but not specifically defined herein but defined in the Act shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Act ;

3. Supply of electricity at Single Point by the Distribution Licensee to a Cooperative Group Housing Society/Employer.

3.1 A Distribution Licensee shall give supply of electricity for residential purposes including common services on an application by a Housing Society which owns the premises at a Single Point for making electricity available to the members of such Society residing in the same premises.
Provided that the provisions of this Regulation shall not in any way affect the right of a person residing in the Housing Unit sold or leased by such a Housing Society to demand supply of electricity directly from the Distribution Licensee.
3.2 A Housing Society will be obliged to seek supply of electricity from the Distribution Licensee at a Single Point for common services in its premises even if no application is submitted to the Distribution Licensee under Regulation 3.1.
3.3 A Distribution Licensee shall give supply of electricity for residential purposes including common services on an application by an Employer at a Single Point for making electricity available to his employees residing in the Employers’ colony.
3.4 The Terms and Conditions of Domestic supply will be applicable to supply of electricity under Regulations 3.1 and 3.3. In case of supply of electricity for common services under Regulation 3.2, the Terms and Conditions of Non- Residential supply will be applicable.
3.5 A person carrying on any business/commercial activity in the premises of a Housing Society/ Employers’ colony getting supply of electricity at a Single Point will require separate direct supply of electricity from the Distribution Licensee for such activity on the Terms and Conditions of Non-Residential Supply. The Housing Society/Employer will provide adequate space at a convenient place for installing transformer(s), allied equipment and meter(s).
3.6 Release of connection for supply of electricity under Regulation 3 will be subject to and on such terms & conditions as specified in the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Electricity Supply Code & Related Matters) Regulations, 2007 & Schedule of General Charges approved by the Commission.

4. Terms & Conditions for Supply at a Single Point under Regulation 3:

4.1 The Distribution Licensee will give supply of electricity at a Single Point only to a Housing Society/ Employer having building plans approved by the competent authority.
4.2 The Housing Society/Employer will submit the application for supply of electricity at a Single Point to the Distribution Licensee. The Distribution Licensee will supply electricity at a Single Point at 11KV or higher voltage.
4.3 The Housing Society/Employer will install, operate & maintain all infrastructure, including step down substation, required for distribution of electricity within the premises of the Housing Society/Employers’ colony at its/his own cost.
4.4 The Housing Society/Employer will install transformer(s)/sub station(s) and Meter(s)/metering equipment, for supply of electricity at a Single Point at a convenient and easily accessible place. All installed equipments must meet with the safety requirements as per Electricity Rules, 1956 or by Regulations of the Central Electricity Authority under Section 53 of the Electricity Act, 2003 when notified. The isolating device will be placed near the boundary of the premises.
4.5 The Housing Society/Employer will not charge its residents for electricity supplied at a tariff higher than the rates for Domestic Supply approved by the Commission.
4.6 The Housing Society/ Employer will provide meters for measuring electricity consumption of all the residents. The Housing Society/ Employer will also be responsible for all liabilities & obligations including individual metering, billing, collection of charges from individual users & payment of all energy bills to the Distribution Licensee.
4.7 (a) The total consumption of electricity recorded at the Single Point connection of a Housing Society / Employers’ colony will be billed at a rate equal to the highest slab rate of Schedule Domestic Supply. The Housing Society/Employer will be eligible for a rebate of twelve percent in addition to any other rebate on electricity consumption charges as admissible under General Conditions of Tariff and Schedules of Tariff approved by the Commission.
(b) The Housing Society/Employer will be charged monthly minimum charges on the basis of total distribution transformer(s) capacity. The rate of monthly minimum charges will be as specified in the Tariff Order for the relevant year.
(c) The Housing Society / Employer will be governed by all other provisions of The General Conditions of Tariff and Schedules of Tariff.

5. Direct Supply of electricity by the Distribution Licensee to a person residing in the premises of Housing Society on demand.

5.1 Any person residing in the residential unit sold or leased by a Housing Society getting supply of electricity at a Single Point may demand direct supply of electricity from the Distribution Licensee. Such person will be required to submit an application for direct supply of electricity to the Distribution Licensee in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Electricity Supply Code & Related Matters) Regulations, 2007.
5.2 The Housing Society will make available adequate space at a convenient place for installing transformer(s), allied equipment and meter(s) for effecting direct supply of electricity to such person/ persons. Transformer(s), allied equipment and meter(s) as required for effecting direct supply of electricity will be installed & maintained by the Distribution Licensee at his own cost.
5.3 Release of connection for direct supply of electricity under Regulation 5 will be subject to and on such terms & conditions as specified in the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Electricity Supply Code & Related Matters) Regulations, 2007 & Schedule of General Charges approved by the Commission.

6. Miscellaneous

6.1 Subject to the provisions of the Act, and these Regulations, the Commission may, from time to time, issue orders and directions in regard to the implementation of these Regulations and matters incidental or ancillary thereto.
6.2 If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of these Regulations, the Commission may, by general or specific order, do or undertake things not being inconsistent with the provisions of the Act which appear to the Commission to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of removing difficulties.
6.3 The Commission may, at any time, add or amend any of the provisions of these Regulations.

BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION
Sd/-
Secretary,
PSERC, Chandigarh

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CC No.55/2008
Memo No.63306/64106/SSM-414/TW-08-09 Dated 11.8.08

Sub: Over-riding priority for release of AP General Category Connections registered upto 31.3.90.

As per existing instructions, the sub-division wise seniority for release of new AP tubewell connections under General Category is maintained on the basis of date of registration of the application irrespective of the date on which the test report has been submitted by the applicant.

As per details received from field offices, about 13,141 No. test reports, received against AP tubewell applications registered upto 31.3.90 under General Category, are pending for the release of connections and, it may take long time to clear these pending applications if the roaster as per the tubewell policy is followed.

In order to clear the backlog of the pending test reports received against applications registered upto 31.3.1990 under general category , the matter has been considered & it has been decided as under :-

" For release of AP tubewell connections under general category, the test reports received against applications registered upto 31.3.90 under General Category shall be given overriding priority for release of their tubewell connections over all other categories except AP tubewell connections to be released under chairman's discretionary quota. For allowing overriding priority, roster shall not be followed in their case. This work shall be completed by 31.3.09 positively".

The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.


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

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CC No.54/2008
Memo No.62290/63098/SSM-414/Drip Dated 4.8.08

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

As per ESR 13.5.1, only one priority connection is admissible to an applicant during his life time. As per directions of the Govt. of Punjab and to encourage water conservation, instructions were issued vide CC No. 59/06 dated 10.11.06 for allowing priority tubewell connections to the farmers installing drip/micro irrigation system.

Some of the applicants have represented that the tubewell connections under drip/micro Sprinkler Irrigation system Priority are not being released to those farmers who had already got released one tubewell connection under any one of the priority categories or temporary tubewell connection regularized as per policy of the Board. They have requested that since the drip/micro Sprinkler Irrigation system Priority is for water conservation as per policy of Govt. of India and Govt. of Punjab , for which 50% subsidy is also provided by the Government , the tubewell connection under this priority should not be denied to them.
In order to encourage water conservation by using drip/micro Sprinkler Irrigation system and in the best interest of the farmers & the State /Nation, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that one No. priority tubewell connection under drip/micro Sprinkler Irrigation system shall be allowed to an AP applicant in relaxation of the existing instructions (ESR No.13.5.1) even if the applicant has already obtained one tubewell connection under any other priority categories.

The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

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

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CC No.52/2008
Memo. 58688/59488 SMI-34Dated 4.7.08

Subject:Simultaneous shifting and change of name of running tubewell connections.

The instructions regarding third party sale of tubewell connection issued vide CC No. 46/2007 dated 23.8.2007 and provisions of ESR 37.4.4.1 were amended vide CC No. 43/2008 dated 28.5.08 to the following extent :-

"Any agriculture tubewell connection in the State can be shifted to any other place in the State and only in the name of original consumer or his family provided the original consumer or his family has got minimum one acre of agriculture land at the new site where he wants to get his tubewell connection shifted, and as a proof he will submit a copy of the ''FARD''/certificate from Revenue Authority authenticating the ownership of land.

the word "family" indicated above will include the consumer, his/her wife/husband, children, grand children and parents."
Some field officers have sought clarification whether the applications for simultaneous shifting & change of name of running tubewell connection received & under process as per provisions of CC No.46/07, before the issue of instructions vide CC No.43/2008 dated 28.5.2008 are to be processed further or not. Number of representations in this regard have also been received from the prospective AP consumers who have invested lacs of rupees on tubewell bore & through purchase of running tubewell connections.

The matter has been considered and it is clarified that the case(s) of those applicants who had already applied and deposited the requisite shifting fee/ charges as per provisions of ESR No. 37.4.4.1 before 28.5.08 for simultaneous shifting & change of name of tubewell connection, shall be processed & decided as per provisions of CC No. 46/07dated 23.8.07, i.e. as per instructions prevalent prior to issue of CC No. 43/2008 dated 28.5.08. Shifting will be strictly under HVDS. However, if the shifting of connection is on the same distribution transformer, the same will be allowed on LT if the voltage conditions are within permissible limits.

The field officers are requested to ensure compliance of above instructions.

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

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CC:No.51/2008
Memo No. 57653/58453 /DB- 121
Dated : 2.7.2008


SUBJECT: Empanelment of firms for private sale of meters to consumers of PSEB.

In continuation to Commercial Circular No. 33/2005 dated 20.5.05 and 39/2008 dated 16.5.08 issued by this office on the above cited subject, the following additions are made :

  1. Since now data downloadable type three phase, four wire static whole current intelligent meters are being procured by PSEB, so only one firm M/s Larson & Toubro (L&T) Ltd. Chandigarh has been empanelled for private sale of meters in market. These meters shall confirm to specification No. MQ 61 of C.E./Metering. The maximum retail price for private sale of three phase, four wire Whole Current Static Intelligent meters of accuracy clause 1 has been fixed as Rs. 3652/- per meter.
  2. The final list of firms which are empanelled for private sale of single phase static energy meters as per specification No. MQ 79 of C.E./Metering are as under :
    1. Saraf Electricals (P) Ltd. Bathinda Road, Rampuraphul
    2. Saraf Industries, Bathinda Road, Rampuraphul.
    3. HPL Socomec Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
    4. Larson & Toubro Ltd., Madhya Marg, Chandigarh.
    5. TTL Ltd., Noida.
    6. Semiconductor Complex Ltd., SAS Nagar.
    7. Maharaja Engg. & Investments (Pb.) Ltd., Chandigarh.
    8. Mahashakti Conductors Pvt. Ltd., Dabwali Road, Bathinda.
    9. Capital Power Systems Ltd., Noida.
    10. HMD Technologies, Gurgaon.

The maximum selling price of these single phase static meters as per C.E./Metering specification No. MQ 79 is Rs. 509/- per meter as already indicated in Commercial Circular No. 39/2008.

The firm overcharging from the consumers than the price stipulated above will be liable for dis-empanelment.
This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Sd/-
Director/Billing,
For Chief Engineer/Commercial,
P.S.E.B., Patiala.

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CC:No.50/2008
Memo No. 56725/57525/SSM-414/TW.
Dated : 2.7.2008

Sub: Release of tubewell connection to the land owners/oustees whose land are acquired for Public Purpose by the Govt. of Punjab.

As per reference received from Hon'ble CM, Punjab, it has been desired that the land owners /oustees whose lands are acquired for public purpose by the Govt. of Punjab be allowed tubewell connection on priority. Further, it has also been intimated that during the intervening period when electricity charges for AP tubewell were re-imposed and later on electricity to AP tubewells was made free, some farmers did not pay the bills. Although, the bills of this period are not being sent to the farmers and the tubewell connections have also been restored by PSEB but such farmers are not being allowed to increase the load of their tubewells and are also not being allowed to shift their tubewells. It has been desired by Hon'ble Chief Minister ,Punjab that pending decision regarding payment of such arrears, extension in load of AP tubewells and shifting of tubewells may also be allowed to such farmers. The electricity to the AP consumers was made free w.e.f 1.9.2005.
In view of above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

  1. The land owners /oustees whose lands are acquired for public purpose by the Govt. of Punjab, shall be allowed priority tubewell connection at the new site out of Chairman's discretionary quota.
  2. Pending decision regarding payment of arrears on account of electricity bills, the load enhancement/extension in load of tubewell connections and shifting of tubewell connections shall also be allowed to such farmers who were defaulters when the electricity of AP tubewell connections was made free.

The strict compliance of these instructions may please be ensured.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I,
for CE/Commercial,
PSEB,Patiala

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CC:No.49/2008
Memo No. 55809/56609 SSM-249/VDS/AP
Dated : 2.7.2008

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

Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for the regularization of unauthorized extension in load of Agricultural Tubewell consumers was last introduced by the Board vide CC No. 37/08 dated 29.4.08 for one month w.e.f 1.5.08 to 31.5.08. The Kisan Unions have now again requested to introduce Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for the regularization of un-authorized extension in load of Agricultural Tubewell Consumers for a period of one month more.

In view of the above and to regularize un-authorized load of AP consumers, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to re-introduce the VDS scheme for AP consumers w.e.f 1.7.2008 to 31.7.2008 on the same terms & conditions of CC No. 37/2008 dated 29.4.2008, except para (iv) (a) & (b) of the circular no. 7/08 dated 14.1.08 which are amended as under:-
" The partial de-loading shall be done on 25/63/100 KVA transformers by providing small individual transformers of 6.3/10/16/25 KVA rating as per HVDS policy so as to under load the transformers ".

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

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

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CC:No.48/2008
Memo No.53574/54374/GSP/GEN/Vol.II
Dated:12.6.2008

Sub: Release of Single Point Supply Connection to the Upcoming & Existing Govt. Colonies.
ESR Clause No. 44.8.1 & Clause No. 44.8.2. stipulate detailed guidelines for single point power supply system to upcoming & existing Govt. colonies. On the representations received from the incharge of some existing Govt. colonies, the whole matter regarding release of single point supply connection exclusively to the upcoming & existing Govt. colonies has been considered & it has been decided as under:-
i) In the upcoming & existing Govt. colonies the connection shall be released by PSEB to the individual consumers after recovering ACD, applicable Service Connection Charges & other charges as per existing instruction of PSEB for individual connections.

  1. The meters of individual applicants will be housed in the pillar boxes to be provided by PSEB or in the MCB to be provided outside the premises.
  2. If any commercial activities are carried out within the Govt. colonies such as co-operative store, community centre, clubs, swimming pool, gymnasium, shopping centre, street light, water supply etc. then individual connection shall be released for such activities under relevant tariff & meter shall be installed outside the premises in a MCB or pillar boxes as per site conditions.
  3. For energy audit, PSEB will provide, DT meter(s) on all the distribution T/F(s) & if any theft of energy is suspected within the colony then preventive action as deemed fit shall be taken by PSEB.
  4. PSEB shall have 24 hrs. easy access to such colonies so as to ensure that there is no theft/unauthorized use of electricity within the colony.
  5. In case the upcoming/existing Govt. colonies opt for single point supply as per ESR:44, then the above instructions as per para (i) to (v) shall not be insisted upon.

The guidelines for single point supply system detailed under Clause: 44.8.1 & 44.8.2 shall stand amended to the above extent.

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

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CC:No.47/2008
Memo No.52681/53481/SSM-414/OYT
Dated:10.6.2008

Subject: RELEASE OF TUBEWELL CONNECTIONS UNDER 'OYT' SCHEME.
Please refer to CC No. 44/07 dated 20.08.2007 read with subsequent CC No.65/07 dated 26.11.07 , 3/2008 dated 3.1.2008, 11/08 dated 7.2.2008, 27/08 dated 27.3.2008, 28/08 dated 1.4.08, 32/08 dated 8.4.2008, 33/08 dated:11.4.2008 and 40/08 dated 20.5.08 on the above subject .
Keeping in view the numerous complaints that the contractors/ suppliers and officers/officials of PSEB/ Punjab Govt. were indulging in malpractices, the 'OYT' scheme was suspended upto 31.10.2008 and instructions were issued vide CC No.45/2008 dated 30.05.2008. In order to give relief to the applicants who had already purchased the complete material and to avoid any financial hardships to them, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

  1. The applicants who have already purchased the complete material including distribution transformer duly inspected by PSEB through proper bills upto 06-06-2008 are allowed to get their works completed through approved contractor.
  2. After completion of erection/construction of line, sub-station and other related works, the applicant shall submit the bills of material purchased alongwith wiring contractor's test report to the concerned AE/AEE/Xen(DS) upto 17.06.2008.
  3. Transformers not inspected and sealed by PSEB will not be accepted.
  4. Punjab Government (Department of Power) vide letter dated 06-06-2008 (Copy enclosed) has provisionally authorized PSEB for providing electricity supply to AP pumpsets under 'OYT' scheme without prior approval of Chief Electrical Inspector subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Before commencing the supply, the authorized officer of PSEB shall ensure that the prescribed fee for inspection by the CEI has been deposited in the correct head of Account and shall then inspect the work and record a certificate that the installation has been erected, constructed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of Indian Electricity Rules,1956 and shall thereafter energize the installation provisionally.
(ii) As soon as the supply is commenced, the supplier shall inform the Chief Electrical Inspector, who shall then check the installation within 15 days.

(iii) This relaxation order shall remain in force upto 31.07.2008.

  1. The requisite fee as per norms of Chief Electrical Inspector, Punjab for inspection of works shall be deposited by the applicant in the concerned Sub Divisional Office of PSEB instead of Govt. Treasury/Bank. The fee so deposited shall be kept under the Accounting Head- 46.952 liability payable to C.E.I Govt. of Punjab and further deposited as per Para-iv (a) above.
  2. The concerned AE/AEE/Xen(DS) shall inspect the works within seven days from the date of receipt of test report and record a certificate that the installation has been erected/constructed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of Electricity Rules, 1956.
  3. If the installation is found in order by the AE/AEE/Xen(DS), the OYT connection shall be released provisionally within three days of the issue of certificate by the concerned AE/AEE/Xen(DS).
  4. As per instructions already issued, it must be ensured by the field officers that Rs.25,000/- deposited by the applicants at the time of registration of application has been refunded and a certificate to this effect shall be sent by concerned EIC/CE(DS) to CE/Commercial through fax. Any complaint in this regard shall be dealt with severely.
  5. As per instruction issued vide CC No. 45/08 dated 30.5.2008, the applicants of OYT scheme who had already got their OYT works completed & CEI, Punjab fee deposited upto 30.5.08 were allowed to submit their test reports alongwith clearance certificate from CEI,Pb . If in such cases, the clearance from CEI,Pb. is still awaited, then as per para-(vi) above, the works shall be inspected by the concerned AE/AEE /Xen/DS after receipt of test report(s) alongwith original receipt regarding deposit of requisite fee with CEI,Pb. and connections to such applicants shall be released as per para-(vii) above. The applicants whose works have already been inspected and cleared by CEI,Pb., the connections to them shall also be released as per para-(vii) above after receipt of test report alongwith clearance certificate.

All other instructions/terms & conditions of OYT scheme shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I
for CE/Commercial,
PSEB,Patiala .

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CC:No.46/2008
Memo No. 51717/52517 /CC/T/11/Seasonal
Dated : 6.6.2008

Sub:- Extension in Seasonal Period of Rice Shellers – upto 30.6.08.

As per reference received from the Director Food, Civil, Supplies & Consumer Affairs to Govt. of Punjab regarding the extension in seasonal period to Rice Shellers, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to extend the seasonal period and to allow willing Rice Sheller Consumers to run their Shellers upto 30.6.2008 instead of 31.5.2008. This extension of seasonal period shall be on the condition that the consumption of electricity during the month of June 2008 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 2008 as well. An undertaking from the consumers who wish to run or who have run their shellers during June 2008 shall also be had for billing the consumption for the month of June 2008 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, 2008 and desire to extend running of their shellers or have run their shellers during the month of June 2008. 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 ,2008.

It is further clarified that no MMC is chargeable to allow above referred extension upto 30.6.2008, 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 31.5.2008.
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 their areas, immediately.

Sd/-
Dy.CE/Sales-II
PSEB Patiala

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CC No.45/2008
Memo No.50055/51255/OYT
Dated 30.05.2008

Subject: RELEASE OF TUBEWELL CONNECTIONS UNDER 'OYT' SCHEME.

Please refer to CC No. 44/07 dated 20.08.2007 read with subsequent CC No.65/07 dated 26.11.07 , 3/2008 dated 3.1.2008, 11/08 dated 7.2.2008, 27/08 dated 27.3.2008, 28/08 dated 1.4.20-08, 32/08 dated 8.4.2008, 33/08 dated:11.4.2008 and 40/08 dated 20.5.08 on the above subject .

Keeping in view the complaints by 'OYT' applicants regarding over charging of 'OYT' material by the suppliers /Contractors & forcing the applicants to pay more than the billed amount and not supplying of quality material , the scheme has been reviewed & it has been decided as under :-

  1. The 'OYT' scheme introduced vide CC No. 44/07 dated 20.8.07 followed by subsequent circulars, is suspended for a period of 5 months i.e upto 31.10.2008 and no fresh application under 'OYT' scheme shall be accepted till further orders.
  2. No fresh demand notice (s) shall be issued and no fresh test report (s) against the demand notice (s) already issued shall be accepted under the 'OYT' scheme.
  3. The validity period of the demand notice (s) already issued upto 30.5.2008 under 'OYT' scheme shall be considered to be extended by another 5 months.
  4. The applicants of 'OYT' scheme who have already got their 'OYT' works completed and CEI fee deposited upto 30.5.2008 are allowed to furnish the clearance certificate from CEI Punjab, alongwith wrings contractor's test report with the concerned AE/AEE/XEN DS of PSEB.
  5. Connection under 'OYT' scheme against the test reports already received /accepted by the field offices upto 30.5.2008 shall be released as per seniority maintained by the field offices.

The above Instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect.
The meticulous compliance of the above instructions shall be ensured by the field officers.

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

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CC No.44/2008
Memo No.49536/50336/PHD Chamber
Dated 30.5.2008

Sub: Sanction of new power connection on extension of load- NOC from PPCB.

As per existing instructions i.e. ESR 8.1.2 for release of new connection or extension in load, the applicant is required to submit NOC from PPCB i.e. 'consent to establish' at the time of making application/requisition and 'consent to operate' alongwith test report.

Various industrial associations of the State have been demanding for expeditious release of connections and requesting that PSEB may process the cases for release of new connections or for extension in load, however actual connection may be released only after receipt of NOC from PPCB.

The matter was discussed in the meeting, held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Punjab on 2.4.08 with the delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chandigarh and it was decided that in order to expedite the release of connection, PSEB will initiate parallel action for processing the applications for sanction of new power connection or extension of load. However, the power connection will be released only on receipt of NOC from PPCB by PSEB.

In view of above, it has been decided to amend ESR clause 8.1.2 as under:

"The prospective/existing industrial consumer shall be required to submit NOC from PPCB for release of new power connection or extension in load before release of connection. The application/requisition for release of new power connection or extension in load shall be processed for sanction even without submission of NOC from PPCB but it shall be ensured by the concerned field officers that the Power connection or extension in load to the applicant is released only after receipt of NOC from PPCB."

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

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CC No.43/2008
Memo No.47590/49390/SMI-34
Dated: 28.5.2008

Subject: Simultaneous shifting and change of name of running tubewell connections.

As per CC No.46/07 dated23.8.07, it was 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 is not applicable. However, additional charges @ Rs. 2000/- per BHP are to be recovered for simultaneous shifting and change of name of tubewell connections in terms of ESR No. 37.4.4.1.

There is a feedback from the field officers that the instructions issued vide CC No. 46/2007 dated 23.8.2007 are being misused by the consumers which is a sort of unfair business. To curb this menace of sale of running tubewell connections through third party sale, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to amend the instructions issued vide CC No. 46/2007 dated 23.8.2007 and provisions of ESR 37.4.4.1 to the following extent :-

Any agriculture tubewell connection in the State can be shifted to any other place in the State and only in the name of original consumer or his family provided the original consumer or his family has got minimum one acre of agriculture land at the new site where he wants to get his tubewell connection shifted, and as a proof he will submit a copy of the ''FARD'' authenticating the ownership of land.

the word 'family 'indicated above will include the consumer, his/ her wife / husband, children, grand children and parents..

The strict compliance of above instructions be ensured.

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

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CC No.42/2008
Memo No.46695/47495/CM Meeting
Dated 22.5.2008

Sub: Requirement of NOC for enhancement of load within Municipal Areas.

In view of the instructions issued by Director/Industries & Commerce, Punjab, Chandigarh vide his office memo No. US/PO/NOC/Meeting/2059 dated 1.4.2008 regarding above noted subject, it has been decided to add the following note under ESR 3.2.5.8:-

The extension in load to the existing Industries falling under the limits/jurisdiction of Municipal Committee/ Corporation, shall be allowed without getting NOC from the concerned Municipal Committee/Corporation. However, after allowing the extension in load, the field office shall send details of enhancement of load to the concerned Municipal Committee/Corporation.

Compliance of above instructions be ensured meticulously.

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

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CC No.41/2008
Memo No.47614/48414/Loose-17
Dated: 22.5.2008

Subject: Hiring of PSEB poles for laying Cable TV Network for the year 2008-09.

As per CC No. 15/07 dated 10.4.07 ,the rental charges for hiring of PSEB poles for laying Cable TV Network by cable TV operators for the financial year 2007-08 were fixed as Rs. 110/- per pole per annum. The matter regarding fixing the rental charges for the financial year 2008-09 has been considered and it has been decided that the rental charges for hiring of PSEB poles by the Cable TV operators for the financial year 2008-09 i.e from 1.4.08 to 31.3.09,shall remain the same i.e Rs.110/- per pole per annum.

The field officers are requested 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 unchanged.

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

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CC No.40/2008
Memo No.45752/46552 /SSM-414/OYT
Dated.20.5.2008

SUB:-Regarding release of connections under OYT Scheme.
As per para-1(b) of CC No.11/08 dated 7.2.08, the use of 8 mtrs. PCC poles was allowed under OYT scheme subject to the condition that the requisite electric clearances are maintained during erection, as presently, these poles are already being used / allowed under HVDS for which the work is being got executed by PSEB through outsourcing.
The matter regarding use of 8 mtr. poles under OYT scheme has been reviewed by Member/D and Chairman,PSEB, and it has been decided to immediately withdraw/stop the use of 8 mtrs. PCC poles under OYT scheme and only 9 mtrs. PCC poles shall be used under OYT Scheme.
The strict compliance of these instructions may be ensured please. All other conditions of OYT scheme shall remain unchanged.
Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.39/2008
Memo No. 44743/45543 /DB- 121
Dated 16 -5-2008

SUBJECT: Empanelment of firms for private sale of meters to consumers of PSEB.

In continuation to Commercial Circular No. 33/2005 dated 20-5-2005 issued by this office on the above cited subject, it has been decided to revise the maximum selling price for single phase Static Meters as per CE/Metering Specification No. MQ-79 to Rs.509/- per meter in the private market by the empanelled firms to the consumers of PSEB.
The firm overcharging from the consumers than the price stipulated above will be liable for dis-empanelment.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Sd/-
Director/Billing,
For Chief Engineer/Commercial,
P.S.E.B., Patiala

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CC No.38/2008
Memo No.44916/45716/DB-34
Dated.13.5.2008

SUB:- Issue of Bills to DS/NRS consumers with a load of 20 kW or more on monthly basis.
At present all DS/NRS consumers are being issued bills on bi-monthly basis. However, to comply with the Electricity Supply Code and related matters Regulations 2007, it has been decided to issue bills to DS/NRS consumers with a load of 20 kW or more on monthly basis w.e.f. 01.06.2008.
This issues with the approval of Chairman, PSEB.
Sd/-
Director/Billing.,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.37/2008
Memo No.43554/43354 /SSM-249/VDS/AP
Dated.29.4.2008

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

Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for the regularization of un- unauthorized extension in load of Agricultural Tubewell consumers was introduced by the Board w.e.f 14.1.08 to 31.3.08 vide CC No. 7/08 dt. 14.1.2008 . Various Kisan Unions in a series of meetings with the Chairman ,pseb, on 21st & 22nd April, 2008 intimated that a large number of farmers in the state could not avail the benefit of VDS scheme due to financial constraints / in-sufficient funds available with them due to their investments made to raise the Wheat & other Harhi Crops. After harvesting, sufficient funds will be available with them , as such ,they have requested to re-introduce Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for the regularization of un-authorized extension in load of Agricultural Tubewell Consumers.
In view of the above and to regularize un-authorized load of AP consumer before onset of coming paddy season of 2008, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to re-introduce the VDS scheme for AP consumers w.e.f 1.5.2008 to 31.5.2008 on the same terms & conditions as laid down in CC No. 7/2008 dated 14.1.2008 except para (ii) of the circular which is amended as under:-
" The temporary tubewell connections released during the paddy season of 2005 and regularized as per CC No. 9/2006 shall not be covered under this scheme . However, such consumers can get their load extended on payment of charges @ Rs. 5000/- per BHP in addition to ACD/ initial security @ Rs. 200/- per BHP as per instructions issued vide CC No. 35/2008 dated 17.4.08."
Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to the scheme & organize mass consumer contact campus in rural areas to regularize the higher capacity motors on the spot during the VDS period
sd/-
Director/Sales-I,
for CE/Commercial, PSEB,Patiala .

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CC No.36/2008
Memo No.42578/43378 /SMI-27/17
Dated.25.4.2008

SUB:- Priority for release of tubewell connections to the applicant in the "Sem" affected areas in Punjab.
Instructions were issued vide CC No. 11/07 dated 21.3.07 to relax the ban for issue of demand notice to the AP applicants for release of priority tubewell connection in the 'sem' affected area in the districts of Mukatsar and to extend this priority to such applicant in 'Sem' affected area in the district of Faridkot ,Bathinda, Moga and Mansa . Subsequently, village wise seniority was allowed in the 'Sem' affected villages of Lambi and Malout constituencies of Mukatsar District vide CC No. 40/07 dt. 20.7.07.
As per instructions issued vide CC No. 11/07 dated 21.3.07 ( Sr. No.iv ), those applicants to whom demand notice had already been issued under any other priority category are not be allowed to avail this facility and their applications are to be processed under the terms and conditions of that priority . Further as per ESR No. 13.5.1 only one tubewell connection is admissible in any of the priority category to the applicant during his life time
During Sangat Darshan of Hon'ble CM, Punjab on 26.3.08, residents of villages, Lambi, Tharajwala, Chanu, Lalbai and Bidewali etc. brought to the notice of the CM that in the 'SEM' affected villages, PSEB is releasing only one connection to one person whereas they need more connections against applications/ security already submitted with the Board to tackle the problem of Water Logging. They also demanded immediate release of tubewell connection in 332 No. villages of Mukatsar, Ferozepur, and Faridkot Districts which are water logged/Prone to be water logged. Out of these 332 No. villages, 234 No. villages fall in Distt. Mukatsar, 65 No. in Ferozepur and 33 No. in Faridkot district.
In view of above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under :-

  1. Tubewell connections shall be released in the 'SEM' affected villages irrespective of the No. of connections already availed by the applicant under any other priority category.
  2. The facility of issue of Demand notice without any cut off date and village wise seniority is allowed to the tubewell applicants of all the 332 No. 'SEM' affected villages. As per list supplied by SE/ Drainage Circle, Gidderbaha & available with SE/DS Circle, PSEB, Mukatsar, 234 No. villages fall in Distt. Mukatsar, 65 in Ferozepur and 33 in Faridkot Distt.

CC No. 11/07 dated 21.3.07 and CC No. 40/07 dated 20.1.07 shall stand amended to above extent with all other terms and conditions remaining unchanged.

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

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CC No.35 /2008
Memo No.41303/42103/ SMI-259
Dated.17.4.2008

Subject:- Extension in load in case of AP connections( including temporary tubewell connections released during the paddy on of2005 and regularized as per CC No. 9/06).

As per para – (x)of CC No. 9/06 dated 24.2.06,no extension in load is allowed upto a period of 3 years from the date ofrelease /regularization of thetemporary tubewell connection, released during the paddy season of 2005.

Various AP consumers who had got their temporary tubewell connections released during the paddy season of 2005 and regularized as per CC No. 9/06 have intimated that due to depletion of water table in their areas, their tubewells are not able to operate to the full capacity thereby resulting in loss to them. They have requested that they may be allowed to get the load of these regularized tubewell connections enhanced after paying requisite charges.

In view of above, the matter has been considered & it has been decided as under:-

i) AP consumers (including those whose temporary tubewell connection were released in 2005 and regularized subsequently as per CC 9/06) shall be allowed extension in load on payment of normal charges as under :-

a)

For AP connection released under Chairman's discretionary quota

Rs.5,000/-er BHP

b)

Temporary connections released in 2005 and regularized as per CCNo.9/06

Rs.5000/-per BHP

c)

Other tubewell connections

Rs. 3000/- per BHP

In addition to the above charges, ACD/initial security @ Rs.200/- per BHP shall also be payable extra for the extended load. The extension in AP load against payment of above charges shall be regulated as per ESR No. 21.4 subject to above requisite charges.

The strict compliance of these instructions may please be ensured.

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

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CC No.34 /2008
Memo No. 40371/41170/DB/109/Loose
Dated.16.4.2008

Sub:Revision of Tariff w.e.f. 1.9.2007 – Amendment.

The rates of power supply applicable to various categories of consumers for the year 2007-08 as per tariff order issued by PSERC were revised w.e.f 1.9.2007vide CC No.52/07 dated 20.9.2007.

As per directions of Punjab Govt., it has been decided to refund the amount charged on account of tariff hike w.e.f 1.9.2007 for the period 1.9.2007 to 31.3.2008 in six bi-monthly installments to consumers where bi-monthly billing is applicable & in twelve equal monthly installments to consumers where monthly billing is being done.The refund shall be given in bills to be issued after 21st April,2008.The consumers to whom bills have already been issued or would be issued upto 20.4.2008, shal be allowed refund of first two installments in the next billing cycle &thereafter as per other consumers.

Sd. /-
Dy.CE/Sales-II
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.33 /2008
Memo No. 40228/41028
Dated.11.4.2008

Sub:Regarding release of connections under OYT scheme.

To mitigate the problems being encountered by prospective AP consumers under OYT scheme, the matter regarding release of tubewell connections under OYT scheme has been reviewed and decided as under :-

i) The condition of purchasing the material from approved manufacturers /suppliers of PSEB is hereby withdrawn. The prospective OYT consumer shall be at liberty to purchase material from any vendor within or outside the State of Punjab . However, the material shall conform to ISS/PSEB specifications.

ii) No material shall be routed through PSEB stores.

iii) Inspection of material except distribution transformer shall not be required. However, in order to ensure adequate availability of transformers, the inspection of transformer is being simplified as below:-

a) There shall be no stage inspection.

b) The transformer manufacturers shall use new / prime core only. However, they may procure the core from any source.

c) The transformer manufacturers shall get the type test conducted at his own level prior to commencing supplies of transformer without any inspection /sealing of pilot lot by PSEB. The type test shall be supplied to the inspecting officers at the time of inspection.

iv) In view of the non availability of meters in the PSEB stocks, the connection under OYT shall be release without meter in the first instance. The meter shall be installed subsequently on its availability.

All other instructions/terms & conditions of OYT scheme shall remain unchanged.

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

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CC No.32 /2008
Memo No. 39227/40027
Dated.8.4.2008

Sub:Regarding release of connections under OYT Scheme.

In order to smoothly regulate the release of tubewell connections under OYT scheme, the detailed procedure to be followed for release of tubewell connections under OYT scheme was circulated vide CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08 followed by CC No. 11/08 dated 7.2.08. As per clause (1) of CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08, AP application under OYT scheme is registered/accepted with deposit of Rs. 25,000/- in lumpsum as registration fee alongwith application, which is refundable to the consumer alongwith Demand Notice. Further clause No.3 (ii)(c) & 3 (ii)(f) of CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08 stipulate as under:-

"The manufactures will have to give consumer wise details of dispatches of Poles/G.O. Switches alongwith the next inspection call. The next inspection call shall be accepted only after 75% of earlier inspected material has been sold /dispatched."

Subsequently, on the request ofsome Polemanufacturers that the above stipulationis practically not possibleas they aresupplyingmaterial to variousdealers whoin turn are furthersupplying the materialto prospectiveconsumers, the instructions were issued vide CC No. 27/08 dated 27.03.08toallow inspection of PCC Poles on furnishing the detail of dealers providedthe PCC Poles offered in subsequentinspections (after first inspection) have the date of casting after 3.1.08i.e. the date of issue of CommercialCircular No.3/08 & themanufacturers shall supply the list ofusers on monthlybasis regularly irrespective of the quantity of materialinspected.

There is a feed back that in view of the above procedure/stipulation as laid down in CC No. 3/08 & CC No.27/08, there is a scarcity of material in the market & the approved dealers/suppliers are exploiting the poor farmers by charging higher rates of material. The matter has been considered & it has been decided as under:-

i)The registration fee of Rs. 25000/- to be deposited alongwith application under OYT scheme shall not be charged. The application underOYT scheme shall now be accepted with initial security@ 200/- per BHP only. Accordingly para-1 of CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08 stands amended to this extent.

ii)The stipulation thatthe nextinspection callshall be accepted only after75%of earlier accepted/ inspectedmaterial has beensold/ dispatched,is hereby withdrawn for all items. Accordingly para- 3(ii)(c) & 3(ii)(f) of CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08 stands amended to this extent.

iii)The condition that the PCC Poles offered in subsequent inspections should have the date of casting after 3.1.08 ,is also hereby withdrawn. Accordingly CC No. 27/08 dated 27.3.08 stands amended to this extent.

All other terms & conditions of the OYT scheme shall remain unchanged.

The strict compliance of these instructions may please be ensured .

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

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CC No.31 /2008
Memo No. 38311-39111/CC/DTR/223/Vol.III
Dated.8.4.2008

Subject:Tariff Rates of Power Supply for various categories of consumers as applicable w.e.f. 1.4.2008 till Tariff Order for FY 2008-09 is issued by the Punjab State Electricity Regulator Commission.

In compliance of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission Order dated 31.3.2008 passed with reference to Petition No. 8 of 2008 filed by PSEB for continuation of existing Tariff (after de-annualization) w.e.f. 1.4.08, until the Tariff Order for FY 2008-09 is passed by the Hon'ble Commission, the applicable rates of power supply for various categories of consumers are revised as under w.e.f. 1.4.2008 as per the above mentioned order of the Commission.

Sr. No.

Category of consumers

Energy Rates (P/Kwh)

MMC

Rs./ KW or part thereof

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

A.

PERMANENT SUPPLY

1.

Domestic Supply

a)Upto 100 units

232

31Without rounding off load

b)101-300 units

383

c)Above 300 units

405

2.

Non Residential

440

113Without rounding off load

3.

Public Lighting

440

As per 8 Hrs./day

4.

Agriculture Pump Sets

i) Without Govt. subsidy 229 Ps./ Kwh or Rs. 223/ BHP/ Month

ii) With Govt. subsidy0

NA

5.

Industrial Supply

a) Small Power

351

93

b) Medium Supply

387

124

c) Large Supply

i) General Industry

387

111/KVA

ii)PIU

387

307/KVA

iii)Arc Furnace

387

292/KVA

6.

Bulk Supply

HT

398

186/ KVA

LT

423

186/KW

7.

Railway Traction

461

186/KVA

B.

SEASONAL INDUSTRY COTTON GINNING, PRESSING AND BAILING PLANT, RICE SHELLERS/ HULLER MILLS, RICE BRAN STABILIZATION UNITS (WITHOUT T. G. SETS) (SP, MS, LS)

a)During Season (FromSept 1 to 31st May next year)

SP

MS

LS

351

387

387

341

341

307/KVA

b)Off Season

SP

MS

LS

416

449

445

NA

NA

NA

C.

ICE FACTORY & ICE CANDIES AND COLD STORAGE

a) Season (April to July)

SP

MS

LS

351

387

387

465

465

419/KVA

b) Off Season

SP

MS

LS

351

387

387

93

93

83/KVA

D.

GOLDEN TEMPLE , AMRITSAR AND DURGIANA TEMPLE , AMRITSAR

Golden Temple Amritsar

a) First 2000 Units

Free

N.A

b) Beyond 2000 Units

313

N.A

Durgiana Temple Amritsar

a) First 2000 Units

b) Beyond 2000 Units.

As per pattern applicable for Golden Temple , Amritsar

E.

TEMPORARY SUPPLY

i) Domestic

690

Rs. 573 or Rs. 114/ KW whichever is higher

ii)NRS

690

Rs. 1147 or Rs. 287/ KW whichever is higher

iii)Industrial (SP, MS & LS)

As per tariff approved at A(5) above for permanent supply + 100%

Rs. 459/ KW of sanctioned load for SP & MS and Rs. 413/KVA for LS

iv)Wheat thresher

-do-

- do -

v) Fairs, Exhibition & Melas Congregations

Bulk supply tariff as at A (6) + 50%

Rs. 4591 per service

vi)Touring Cinemas

a) Lights and fans

b) Motive load

690

Rate for industrial permanent supply as at A(5)+ 100%

For (a) and (b) Rs. 1147 or Rs. 287/KW of sanctioned load whichever is higher.

Note:

1.Domestic consumers belonging to SC category with connected load upto 1000 watts will be given 200 units of free power per month in view of Govt. subsidy.

2 Non-SC BPL Domestic Consumers with connected load upto 1000 watts will be given 200 units free power per month in view of Govt. Subsidy.

3 AP Consumers and consumers mentioned in 1 & 2 will not be charged service charges and meter rentals in view of Govt. Subsidy.

4 DS and NRS consumers shall continue to be charged MMC on the basis of actual sanctioned load and no rounding off should be carried out for computing the MMC.

5 All other charges including rentals and deposits which are being collected by the Board as per the "Sales Regulations for Supply of Energy to Consumers" and General Conditions of Tariff & Schedule of Tariff approved by the Commission, will be continued at the existing rates till these are reviewed by the Commission.

6 Checking of load of DS consumers shall continue to be suspended.

These tariff rates shall remain applicable until these are revised by the Commission vide tariff order for FY 2008-09. All other terms & Conditions as per CC 52/07 will remain applicable as before.

Kindly ensure compliance of above instructions & these may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

sd/-
C.E/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.30 /2008
Memo No. 37326/38126/SSM-315
Dated.7.4.2008

Subject: -Payment /Recovery of interest on disputed amount for the financial year 2008-09.

Continuation of CC 17/07 dated 2.5.2007. It has been decided that the interest rate of 11% per annum for payment /recovery of interest on the disputed amount shall remain operative during the financial year 2008-09.

Sd/-
Director/Sales,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.29 /2008
Memo No. 36371/37171/DB-100
Dated.3.4.2008

Subject:Levy of increased Octroi by Government of Punjab .


Punjab Government vide Notification No.3/16/7-II G3/1532 dated 29.2.2008 have revised the rate of Octroi as Rs.0.10 per unit on the import of electricity into the limits of Municipal Councils/ Nagar Panchayats and Municipal Corporations for sale use and consumption.Accordingly, Octroi shall be levied @ 10 paise per unit from 14.3.2008 onwards while billing the consumers within the limits of Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats and Municipal Corporations.

Sd/-
Director/Billing,
ForChief Engineer /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.28 /2008
Memo No. 35288/36088/SSM-414/OYT
Dated.1.4.2008

Subject: Release of tubewell connection under OYT scheme.

The instructions regarding release of tubewell connections on priority under OYT Scheme were issued vide Commercial Circular No. 44/07 dated 20.8.07 and CC.No.,65/07 dated 26.11.07. In order to smoothly regulate the release of tubewell connections under this scheme, the detailed procedure to be followed for release of tubewell connections under OYT scheme was circulated vide CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08.

There is a feedback that field offices are asking the applicant under OYT scheme to submit an affidavit to the effect that he has neither availed nor applied for a T/W connection on priority any where in the state as per ESR No. 13.5.1. Some prospective consumers have approached higher authorities of PSEB & have demanded that this affidavit may not be asked for under OYT scheme and the applicant may be allowed to apply & get more than one connections released under OYT scheme.

In view of above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that AP connections to be released under OYT scheme shall be considered under non priority scheme and an applicant under OYT scheme shall be allowed to get more than one AP connection, as entire expenditure for erection of the line etc. & for its maintenance etc. is to be borne by the consumer himself.

all other terms and conditions of the OYT scheme shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.27 /2008
Memo No. 34201/35002/SSM-414/OYT
Dated.27.3. 08

Subject: Release of tubewell connection under OYT scheme.

The detailed procedure to be followed for release of tubewell connections under OYT scheme was circulated vide CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08 para (3) (ii) (c)of this circularprovides thatthe manufactures will have to give consumer wise details of dispatches of Poles alongwith the next inspection call. The next inspection shall be accepted only after 75% of earlier inspected material has been sold/dispatched.

Some of the pole manufactures have represented that the stipulation is practically not possible as they are supplying material to various dealers who in turn are further supplying the material to prospective consumers. The demand of PCC Poles by the prospective consumers under OYT scheme is slowand the material is lying unsold with the dealers and as such, they are unable to give consumer wise details of sale of PCC poles .

In view of above practical difficulty, the request of the PCC manufactures have been considered and it has been decided of allow the inspection of material on furnishing the details of dealers provided the PCC poles offered in subsequent inspections (after the first inspection) have the date of casting after 03.01.2008 i.e date of issue of commercial order & the manufactures supply the list of users on monthly basis regularly irrespective of the quantity of material inspected.

The para 3 (ii) (c) stands amended to the above extent. all other terms and conditions of the OYT scheme shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.26 /2008
Memo No. 31945/32745
Dated.19.3.2008

Sub:Mandatory use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps for AP Consumers.

Please refer to this office CC No.67/07 dated 01.12.2007 followed by CC No.2/08 dated 0301.2008 and CC No.19/2008 dated 25.02.2008 vide which detailed instructions regarding mandatory use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFL) instead of GLS /incandescent Lamps were issued.

The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that use of GLS/Incandescent Lamps by AP consumers at their tubewell Kothas shal be banned after 15.04.2008 insteadof 15.03.2008.Accordingly, the effective date for mandatory use of CFLs shall now be 1`5.04.2008 instead of 15.03.2008.

All other instructions contained in CC No.67/2007 dated 6.12.2007 shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.25 /2008
Memo No. 29105/29905
Dated. 13.3.2008

Sub:Free Electricity to Agriculture Tubewell consumers.

This is in continuation to this office CC No.24/08 dated 12.3.2008 on the subject cited above.

It has been further decided that electric connections of all such AP consumers whose connections have been disconnected on account of defaulting amount relating to the period prior to /upto 31.8.2005 be restored immediately without deposit of any defaulting amount on account of energy/flat rate charges.

All other terms and conditions of CC 24/08 dated 12.3.2008 shall remain unchanged.

All field officers are requested to ensure compliance of the above instructions.

Sd/-
Dy.CE/Sales-I1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.24 /2008
Memo No. 28119/28919/29905
Dated.12.3.2008

Sub:Free Electricity to Agriculture Tubewell consumers.

Please refer to Commercial Circular No. 10/2006 dated 0103.2006.As per this Commercial Circular, instructions were issued as under:-

i) To give free electricity w.e.f 01.09.2005 onwards to all categories of Agriculture Tubewell consumers.

ii) To give free supply to only those tubewell consumers who are not defaulters of energy/flat rate charges for the period upto 31.08.2005.It was further decided that defaulters as on 31.8.2005 shall continue to receive energy bills and once such defaulters consumers come-forward anytime w.e.f.1.09.2005 to pay the defaulting amount relating to the period upto 31.8.2005 then in that case,the consumption/flat rate charges for the period starting from 01.09.2005 shall not be charged and thereafter no bill will be sent to the consumer.

The whole issue has been reviewed and it has been decided that instructions issued under Para- (ii) above are herebywithdrawn.Further, the connections of AP consumers who have become defaulters of PsEB on account of non-payment of energy charges/flat rate charges for the period upto 31.08.2005 shall not bedisconnected and no bill shall be sent to such consumers. However, in case of tubewell consumers who have become defaulters other than energy charges/flat rate charges such as theft of energy and unauthorized use of electricity etc. necessary action as per existing instructions shall continue to be taken.

The field officers are requested to ensure the compliance of the above instructions.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.23 /2008
Memo No. 26352/27152/SSM-249/AP
Dated.7.3.2008

Subject:-Execution of works against 6 No. HVDS schemesthroughout the State of Punjab Viz-a-Viz extension in load of AP consumer under VDS.

The works for supply of material ,erection, testing & commissioning of new 6.3/10/16 KVA distribution transformers and conversion of LT lines to 11 KV lines pertaining to variousAP consumers fed from 3 phase 3 wire feeders falling under the jurisdiction of 14 No. Operation Divisions covered in 6 No. HVDS schemes are being executed by PSEB as a Pilot Project on 100% turn key basis through various contractors .While ascertaining the progress there was a feedback from field officers and contractors that during survey, number of agricultural consumers were found having installed higher capacity motors for their agriculture pump sets than the sanctioned load. They were apprehensive that they may not be able to provide one-year warranty for the transformers to be provided for these works under such circumstances.

i) In order to mitigate this problem , Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for regularization of unauthorized extension in load of the AP tubewell connections has already been introduced w.e.f14.1.08 to 31.3.08 vide CC No. 7/08 dated 14.1.08.

ii) To ensure that the AP consumers in the 14 No. DS divisions where HVDS works are going on, do not enhance the load under VDS with the motive of getting higher capacity transformer installed for misuse at a later date, it has been decided that only such extension in load shall be allowed under VDS in these 14 No. DS divisions for which the consumer is already using a higher capacity motor/pump set or installs the higher capacity motor/pump set and submits test report for the same. The test report shall be verified by the concerned officer /official and the rating of the transformer to be provided under HVDS shall be decided accordingly. However, no charges are to be got deposited from the consumer for the submission of test report.

2. Field officers and contractors have also expressed an apprehension that the agricultural consumers may enhance their sanctioned load from 15 BHP to 17.5 BHP fictitiously so that Board may install 25 KVA transformers. In such eventuality, the agriculture consumer will have sufficient cushion in the capacity of the transformer to run another motor illegally.

In order to mitigate this problem, it has been decided as under:-

a) 17.5 BHP load shall be released on 16 KVA transformer and a 25 KVA transformer under HVDS shall be provided only if the capacity of the motor /pump set is 20 BHP or more.

b) Any consumer not getting the load enhanced under VDS in 14 No. DS divisions where HVDS works are going on, shall be liable to pay the cost of the Transformer if the same gets damaged due to use of a higher capacity motor/ pump set by the consumer.

The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.22 /2008
Memo No. 25431/26232/SSM-249/AP
Dated.7.3.2008

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

Para no. iv (b) of CC No.7/08 dated 14.1.08 provides thatin case of 100 KVA T/F, the de-augmentationshall be done by providingsmall individual T/F of6.3/10/16 KVA rating as perHVDS Policy. Since all the AP connections are being converted to HVDS by availing loan from REC andin order to bookmaximum expenditure on HVDS to this loanto be received from REC, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to amend the Para no. iv (b) of CC No.7/08 dated 14.1.08 as under:-

" In case of 100 KVA T/F the de-loading shall be done by providing additional 25/63 KVA T/F as per overloading condition of 100 KVA T/F"

All other instructions contained in CC No. 7/2008 dated 14.1.2008 shall

remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.21 /2008
Memo No. 24244/25044/SSM-411-A
Dated.28.2.2008

SUB: Implementation of NRSE Policy-2006.

With the issue of order on NRSE Policy-2006 by the Hon'ble PSERC vide their order dated 13.12.2007, the NRSE Policy shall be governed by the following. This is in supersession of earlier circular issued vide CC No.36/2007 and CC 55/2007 on NRSE Policy:-

2. The tariff rate for purchase of power by the Board/Licensee during the year 2007-08 shall be:-

Biomass, Urban/ Municipal/ Ind. Liquid/ solid waste to energy and wind power energy.

366 paise/unit

With 5% escalation every year upto 2011-2012

Mini/Micro Hydel, Bagasse/Biomass Co-generation

359 paise/unit

With 3% escalation every year upto 2011-2012

Solar Energy

735 paise/unit

With 5% escalation every year upto 2011-2012

PSERC in its order dt. 13.12.07 has also observed as under: -

"These rates will be considered the minimum rates that a NRSE developer can claim. It is entirely possible that NRSE Projects adopting different technologies and / or fuels might need enhanced rates for their encouragement. Therefore, individual developer would be free to approach the Commission for determination of such rates. The Commission will, at that stage, decide whether rates are to be approved individually in each case or generally for a category of cases".

3.Rates as prescribed in the Policy will be applicable for a period of 5 years (upto 2011-12) after which the last escalated tariff shall continue and the Commission will determine the manner in which further enhancement in tariff, if any, by way of encouragement to the sector is to be effected.

4.Transmission losses and wheeling costs upto the State boundary are to be borne by the developer and the NRSE tariff, as approved , is the net amount payable for power supplied at the touch point of the state Grid, in case power from NRSE projects located outside the State in the Northern Region is purchased.The developer will supply a certificate from Govt. of Punjab whether a particular project located outside the State is NRSE or not?

5.The rates approved above will be applicable to the following two categories:-

(i)Projects where MOUs/IAs had been signed under the State Govt.'s NRSE Policy 2001 but PPAs are yet to be signed by PSEB.

(ii)Projects where PPAs have already been signed in pursuance of MOUs/IAs of the Developers with PEDA but no concrete steps have thereafter been taken to implement the project for one reason or another.

Provided subject to the condition that these rates would not be applicable in the case of such projects that have achieved COD before the announcement of GOP NRSE Policy 2006 i.e. before 8.12.2006 when the notification dated 24.11.2006 was published in the Punjab Govt., Gazette.

6. It is possible to provide for third party sale by NRSE generators on terms that may be mutually agreed upon.Such sale can, however, be permitted only by adopting the open access route and paying such charges as prescribedin the Open Access Regulations notified by the Commission. Same principles will apply for transmission and wheeling of NRSE power for captive use.

7.a)Transmission and wheeling charges in case of NRSE power shall be levied @2% of the energy injected into the State Grid irrespective of distance. Accordingly, wheeling of power generated from NRSE Projects will be permitted on the basis of such wheeling charges including transmission charges as prescribed in the Open Access Regulations.

b) The NRSE generators shall compensate the Board/Licensee as per Open Access Regulations for T&D losses in this regard.

8.Other charges such as surcharges, operation charges, additional surcharges, UI charges and reactive energy charges will also be payable by the NRSE generators as per Open Access Regulations.

9.The following provisions of CC No.55/07 & 36/07 will continue to hold good:-

(i)One time permission @ 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.

(ii)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 charges are not to be levied w.e.f. 1.9.07.

(iiiThe Board will at its cost install bay and allied equipments in its substations to receive power from NRSE Projects.

(iv)Security consumption (earlier called advance consumption deposit-ACD) for the load fed from TG sets is waived off.

(v)Monthly minimum charges will not be charged for the load being fed from TG sets.

(vi)For short term purchase of power by PSEB, the payment of monthly minimum charges for the supplies made by PSEB is waived off.

10.Individual developer need not in future, file separate petition before the Commission so long as the PPAs conform to the findings of the PSERC in the order dated 13.12.2007( given briefly in the points 2 to 9) and they would be free to approach the board/ Licensee for signing of PPAs on that basis.

Sd/-
Engineer-in Chief /Comml.
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.20 /2008
Memo No. 23276/24076/Jull.Commerce
Dated.27.2.2008

SUB:Electricity tariff for the rented/leased premises-ESR-137.

A meeting was taken by Member/D with the Jalandhar Chamber of industries of Commerce at Jalandhar on 26.6.2007.The members of the industry raisedthe issue that industry running on rent is being charged 50% more electricity charges.The members of Industry further stated that there are no defined instructions according to which they should inform the Board to regularize action if they give their unit on rent/lease.

It was explained to the Members of industry that 50% more electricity charges are only levied to the consumer when he assigns transfers or parts with the benefit of the connection unauthorizedly.Further, in such cases, as per ESR 137.3 (reproduced below), consumer is served with a 7 days notice to remove violation, failing which he is billed additional charges @ 50% in addition to the normal tariff applicable to him:-

"Where the consumer assigns, transfers or parts with the benefits of the connection unauthorizedly, the consumer should be served with a notice of 7 days to remove the violation failing which he may be billed at a rate 50% in excess of the normal tariff applicable to him.50% higher charges shall continue until the malpractice is stopped or the Board regularizes the action of the consumer."

This issues has again been raised by the Jalandhar Chamber of Industries and Commerce in which the Chamber has requested that relevant instructions to the field offices in this regard, be issued.The matter has been considered and it has been decided that for regularization of the action of the consumer in case of above said malpractices, following note may be added in the Sales Regulation at the end of ESR 137.3:-

Note:- For regularization of the action, the consumer after registration & executing the rent/lease deed should intimate the concerned Sub Divisional Office of the Board and a duly notarized copy of registered rent/lease deed should be submitted for regularizing the matter.

ESR 137.3 shall stand amended to the above extent.

The field officers are requested to give vide publicity to above instructions.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.19 /2008
Memo No. 22239/23049/SSM-414/TW
Dated.25.2.2008

Sub:Mandatory use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps for AP consumers.

Please refer to this office CC No. 67/07 dated 6.12.07 followed by CC No. 2/08 dated 3.1.08 vide which detailed instructions regarding mandatory use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFL) instead of GLS/Incandescent Lamps, were issued .

The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that use of GLS/Incandescent Lamps by AP consumers at their tubewell Kothas shall be banned after 15.3.08 instead of 01.02.08. Accordingly, the effective date for mandatory use of CFLs shall now be 15.3.08 instead of 1.2.08.

All other instructions contained in CC No. 67/07 dated 06.12.2007 shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.18 /2008

Memo No. 21340/22140/DB-100
Dated.25.2.2008

Subject: Deposit of energy Bills in case 2nd half day of the Due date is declared holiday.

As per ESR Regulation No. 102.5.5.1 in case the due date is declared as holiday then the payment can be accepted without late payment surcharge on the next working day.

Reference were received from the Field offices regarding the shifting of due date in case the 2nd half day of the due date is declared as holiday.The matter was considered and it has been decided that in case the 2nd half day of the due date is declared suddenly as holiday on the same day then the payment may be accepted without any late payment surcharge on the next working day.However, in case 2nd half day is declared as holiday one day or two days in advance, then the due date shall not be shifted.

Field officers are requested to ensure the compliance of the above instructions.

This issues with the approval of Chairman, PSEB.

Sd/-
Director/Billing,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.17 /2008
Memo No. 20922/21722/SSM-416
Dated.20.2.2008

Subject:- UPS facilities to consumers in the profession ofDairy Farms.

As per revised tariff applicable w.e.f 01.09.2007, the consumers in the profession of Dairy Farms are covered under relevant industrial tariff. As such the connections of Dairy Farms are released under industrial Category. Further for giving Urban Pattern Supply facility to existing consumers/prospective consumers (except AP tube wells) locatedbeyond distance of500 Mtrs from the village Phirni , the actual cost of works involved in the shifting of supply lines etc./ erection of 11 KV lines, is required to be paid by the consumers alongwith 16% establishmentcharges.

In a meeting with Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab , it has been desired that the consumers in the profession of Dairy Farms having at least 50 Nos. milching cattle and existing beyond 500 meters of Village Phirni may be provided the facilities of Urban Pattern Supply feeder at Board's cost.

In view of the above, the matter has been considered & it has been decided as under;-

i) The consumers in the profession of Dairy Farms having at least 50Nos. milching cattle and existing within/ beyond 500 meters of Village Phirni be provided the facilities of Urban Pattern Supply feeder at Board's cost . To avoid misuse of the facility, the concerned Addl.SE/Sr.Xen/DS) will personally visit the Dairy Farms and record a certificate thereupon that the applicant is having at least 50 Nos. milching cattle at his farm.

ii) Expenditure incurred for providing UPS to Dairy Farms as per (i) above shall be booked to the grant received from GOP for providing UPS to Deras/Dhanies.

The field officers are requested to ensure strict compliance of above instructions.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For Er.-in- Chief /Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.16 /2008
Memo No. 19848/20648/SSM-249
Dated.15.2.2008

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

To regularize the already running unauthorized load of SP/MS consumers, so that the feeding system of PSEB could be upgraded in commensurate with the already running load, thus ensuring continuity of the quality power supply, it has been decided to introduce VDS for Small Power Supply (SP)/Medium Power Supply (MS) consumers only with immediate effect upto 31.03.2008 with the following terms and conditions:-

(i) No load surcharge shall be charged during the period the scheme shall remain operative.

(ii) The load shall be deemed to have been released from the date of written declaration indicating the extra load installed by the consumer. This written declaration shall be considered as the A&A form for the enhanced load and kept in the consumer case file and suitable entry shall be made on the existing A&A form. The small power industrial consumer shall be allowed to declare the unauthorized additional load to the extent of 100% of the existing sanctioned load and Medium Power Industrial Consumer shall be allowed to declare the unauthorized additional load to the extent of 50% of the existing load.

(iii) SCC at half the normal rate of Rs. 750/- per KW i.e Rs. 375/- per KW shall be recovered for the additional load.

(iv) ACD at the prevalent rate of Rs. 500/-or part thereof per KW in case of SP consumers & Rs. 750/-or part thereof per KW in case of MS consumers for extra load shall be recovered where there is no change of category after extension.

(v) In case of change of category from SP to MS or MS to LS as a result of additional load, the ACD as applicable to changed category i.e. under MS category or LS category as applicable,shall be recovered for the total load giving due credit for the ACD already deposited.

(vi) As a result of change of category due to increase in load, consumer shall be governed under the tariff applicable to the changed category from the date of declaration of load.

(vii) MS consumers falling in LS category or having 50 KW total load, after regularization of additional load under VDS will be required to convert their supply at 11 KV and install their own transformers. LS consumerswill also declare their contract demand. The consumers required to be given supply at 11 KVshall pay 3% LT surcharge if metering is done on LT side,however, if the supply voltage is 400 V then LT surcharge shall be 20%.

(viii) The load shall be checked/verified by the AE/AEE/XEN (OP.) subsequently & consumer will be given a period of six months for installation of shunt capacitor of requisite capacity if required.

(ix) Whenever augmentation of line is involved, the same shall be done by the Board on priority.

(x) The release of load under VDS shall be further subject to condition that the consumer shall submit an affidavit for submission of NOC for his total load from the PPcB within six months of declaration of extended load, if the same is applicable to his industry to be decided by load sanctioning authority.

(xi) This scheme shall not be available to the consumers located in Chandigarh periphery area.

(xii) Field officers shall ensure that the scheme is not misused by the consumers in getting industrial connections/extension in load in residential areas. For any extension in load of industrial connection running in the residential areas prior approval or NOC shall be obtained by the consumer from the Statutory Body i.e. Municipal Committee /Municipal Corporation/PUDA before allowing extension in load under VDS.

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

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

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CC No.15 /2008
Memo No. 18885/19735/SSM-562/Loose-III
Dated.15.2.2008

Sub:PSERC ( Electricity Supply Code and Related Matters) Regulations,2007.

Electricity Supply Code has come into force w.e.f January 1,2008 circulated vide CC No.58/2007 dated 15.10.2007.Further, in the workshops conducted at Patiala, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Bathinda it was emphasized that complaint registers have to be maintained as per the formats given in Annexure-3A and 3 B and all the complaints have to beregistered in these formats.Complaints regarding "No Supply/ Failure of Supply/ Restoration of Supply" have to be entered in formats 3 A at complaint centres whereas complaints/requests for other services are to be registered in format 3B.It is hoped that the officers have started entering the complaints in the requisite formats.If they are not doing so they are requested to ensure that from now onwards the registers should be maintained as per above said provisions of the Supply Code.Printed registers will be supplied in due course of time for which separate action is being taken.

SDOs/Sr.Xens/SEs/Dy.CEs/CEs/EICs/DS are requested to personally check on their routine visits that the complaint registers are maintained so as to comply with the provisions of the Supply Code.

Sd/-
Director/TR-II
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.14 /2008
Memo No. 18953/18753/TW/CH/2007(DD/S-iv)
Dated.14.2.2008

Sub:Release of more than one tubewell connection on priority under Chairman's Discretionary Quota.

As per existing instructions (Electricity Supply Regulation 13.5.1) only one connection is admissible in any of the priority categories to the applicant during his life time. Some religious institutions, Charitable institutions and Gram Panchayats are holding sufficient agricultural land, but one or two T/W connections are inadequate for irrigating the total land andare approaching higher authorities to release more than oneT/W connection under Chairman's Discretionary Quota to meet with their demand. To mitigate their problems, the matter has been considered andit has been decided as under:-

" The Chairman PSEB is empowered toallow more than one tubewell connectiontoreligious institutions under his discretionary quota. Further the Chairman is also authorized to allow more than one tube well connection to Gram Panchayats and charitable institutions notified by the Govt. of Punjab andbeing run by registered/recognized societies under hisdiscretionary quota."

ESR No. 13.5.1 stands amended to the above extent.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1
ForEngineer-In- Chief /Comml.
PSEB Patiala .

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CC No.13 /2008
Memo No. 12968/13768/SSM-414/Misc/Ropar-4
Dated.8.2.2008

Sub:Tubewell Policy for the year 2007- 08 –Amendment thereof.

There was a feed back that some AP tubewell applicants (especially under ex-serviceman priority or Chairman 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 was fixed for release of tubewell connections, (may be under general categories or any of priority category) vide CC No. 22/07 dated 30.5.07. This stipulation of one acre land holding is required to be ascertained by the field officers from the "Fard" at the time of registration of applications /before issue of demand notice and before release of connection.

It has been reported by some field officers that some applicants who were having land holding of less than one acre, have submitted their test reports before the issue of tubewell policy for the year 2007-08 vide CC No. 22/07 dt. 30.5.07 and are now pressing hard for release of their connection.

In order to sort out the issue, the matter has been considered & it has been decided to amend the Sr.No. vi of CC No. 22/07 dated 30.5.07 to the following extent:-

" The cases where the test reports for AP connections have already been received or demand notice have been issued before issue of CC No. 22/07 dated 30.5.07, the stipulation of minimum land holding of one acre is hereby relaxed."

The compliance of above instructions may be ensured please.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.12 /2008
Memo No. 11933/12733/Loose-44/07
Dated.7.2.2008

Subject:Release of connections to up- coming Shopping Malls and Multiplexes,

Number of Shopping Malls and Multiplexes are coming up in the state.Some consumers of these Malls cum Multiplexes have intimated that after the completion of building and obtaining NOCs of Firefighting System, Forest , PPCB etc., from the concerned departments, they get the electricity connections released for the total connected load of the Malls cum Multiplexes.Since every Shopping Mall takes time for 100% occupation as the showrooms are sold & leased out, the owners get their showrooms furnished at different time and thus, although the building is completed yet fitment works/ maintenance work keep on going from time to time in various showrooms, for which certain equipment / machinery is required. Distribution/Enforcement wing of PSEB considers this load of the equipment/ machinery as temporary unauthorized load under unauthorized use of Electricity. They have represented that the equipment / machinery required for the maintenance purpose on day to day basis for such big malls and Multiplexes, should not be treated as temporary load because they are paying huge amount to PSEB as MMC against total sanctioned load for the period till all the shops of the Mall are sold /leased out.

In order to give encouragement for new investment in the state & to redress the problem of suchprospective consumers who apply for releaseofnew connections to their upcoming shopping Malls cum Multiplexes & have made huge investments ,the matter has been considered andit has been decided as under :-

"In case of upcoming Shopping Malls cum Multiplexes, the load to the extent of 5% of total sanctioned load in kW shall be allowed for day to day maintenance purposes i.e. such load shall not be treated as temporary load & shall be treated as part of the full sanctioned load in case the total connected load does not exceed the sanctioned load."

The field officers are requested to ensure the compliance of these instructions.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.11 /2008
Memo No. 11013/11813/SSM-414/OYT
Dated.7.2.2008

SUB:- Regarding release of connections under OYT Scheme.

As per procedure laid down for the release of tubewell connectionsunder OYT Scheme, instructions were issued vide CC No. 3/08 dated 3.1.08 that the new 11 KV line and distribution transformers would be erected with 9 mtrs PCC Poles with minimum size of ACSR conductor as 20 mm2 . Further, the PCC poles should bear the word 'OYT' in addition to other marking duly engraved as per pseb specification.

Various PCC Pole manufactures have represented that they are holding large quantity of poles manufactured duly engraved with marking as per PSEB specification but the word OYT is not engraved on them. They have requested to allow them to supply these poles with 'OYT' written on them with paint /indelible ink before dispatch as the demand /orders under 'OYT' scheme would be in small lots and if they got lumpsum quantity inspected, then these quantity might not be cleared /sold completely and may stuck with them .

In view of the above and some feedback from field officers, the matter has been reviewed and it has been decided as under:-

1. PCC Poles:

a) PCC Poles manufactured duly engraved with marking as per PSEB requirement/Specification, prior to the date of issue of instructions (CC.No.3/08 dated 3.1.08) are allowed to be accepted with word 'OYT' written with paint / indelible ink on them. However, the PCC poles manufactured after the issue of these instructions (i.e. 3.1.08) shall be engraved with word 'OYT' alongwith other details as per PSEB requirement/Specification.

b) 8 mtrs PCC Poles are also allowed to be used under OYT scheme subject to the condition that the requisite electric clearances are maintained during erection, as presently, these poles are already being used / allowed under HVDS for which the work is being executed by PSEB through outsourcing.

2. ACSR Conductor

It is clarified that minimum size of ACSR conductor to be used shall be of 20mm2 equivalent copper i.e. Weasel conductor.

3.All the inspection calls of material under OYT scheme shall be routed through Chief Engineer/MM as per prevalent practice being adopted for other various purchase orders issued by Chief Engineer/MM for approval of Guaranteed technical particulars and to examine / comment upon the various inspection reports and approval thereof.

The compliance of these instructions may be ensured please.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.10 /2008
Memo No. 9953/10753/SSM-451-A
Dated.4.2.2008

Sub:One Time Settlement offer for all categories of permanently disconnected defaulting consumers.

Please refer to this office CC No. 21/07 dated 11.05.07 on above cited subject.

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 30.9.2008 for revival of sick industry and other categories of consumers. With this extension, the consumers whose connections stand disconnected temporarily/permanently upto 30.09.2006 can opt for reconnection upto the validity of scheme i.e. 30.9.2008.

All other terms and conditions of CC: No. 21/07 dated 11.5.07 remain unchanged.

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

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CC No.9 /2008
Memo No. 8908/9708/SSM-249/VDS/DS & NRS
Dated.1.2.2008

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

In view of the overwhelming response to the VDS for DS/NRS consumers introduced vide CC.No.55/2006 dated 31.10.06 and the feedback from field officers that unauthorized load of DS/NRS consumers is resulting into overloading of the system and frequent break down especially during summer season , the matter has been considered and it has been decided to introduce the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for DS & NRS consumer w.e.f. 1.2.2008 so that DS / NRS consumers may declare their unauthorized load and get it regularized to enable PSEB to augment the system in line with the increased load. The VDS for DS & NRS consumers shall remain in force for two months i.e from 1.2.2008 to 31.3.2008.

2. The main features of the scheme shall be as under:-

i)There will be no checking of connected load during the period VDS remains in force and resultantly no penalty for unauthorized extension in load shall be levied.

The load shall be computed as under:-

Description

Domestic

NRS

Remarks

Light Point

60 watts (1/2 of total light points to be taken into account

80 Watts each

Fraction of Light Point to be taken as one

Fan Point

80 Watts each (1/3rd of total No. of sockets to be taken into account)

100 Watts each

Fraction of Fan Point to be taken as one

Wall Sockets

60 Watts each (1/4th of total No., of sockets to be taken into account)

80 Watts each (1/3rd of total No. of sockets to be taken into account)

Fraction of Socket to be taken as one socket.

Power sockets

1000 Watts each (1/4th of total No. Sockets to be taken into account)

2000 Watts each (1/2 of total No. of sockets to be taken into account)

Fraction Socket to taken as socket.

ii)After computing the load as above, the consumer can intimate the computed load for regularization on the reverse of the energy bill also, which will form part of A&A form andshall be and placed in consumer's file. During the VDS period, the load will be regularized without any verification and test report.

iii)The extra load shall be regularized in the name of existing consumer, may be owner of the premises or tenant or actual user as the case may be without asking for any additional documents for effecting change of name or for establishing identity of the original consumer.

iv)Mass awareness camps shall be arranged where the concerned Officers/Staff of DS organization shall be available to the public in the said Camps for regularization of extra load on the spot afteraccepting payment of ACD and reduced SCC there & then.

v)Reduced Service Connection Charges (by 50%) shall berecovered against such declaration as under :-

SR No.

Load

DS (Rs. per KW)

NRS (Rs. per KW)

i)

Upto 1 KW

Rs. 125/-

Rs. 125/-

ii)

Above 1 KW & upto 3 KW

Rs. 150/-

Rs. 250/-

iii)

Above 3 KW & upto 7 KW

Rs. 250/-

Rs. 375/-

iv)

Above 7 KW

Rs. 375/-

Rs. 500/-

v) The rates ofSecurity recoverable shall be as under :-

Initial Security ( per KW or part thereof )

A)Domestic Supply

a)With load upto 50 KW-Rs. 500/-

b)With load50 KW & aboveRs. 370/-

B)NRS:

a)With load upto 50 KW-Rs. 700/-

b)With load 50 KW & aboveRs. 470/-

vii)Augumentation of service line /transformer and the power system and change meter etc. shall be done by the Board at its own cost.

viii)While regularizing the load under VDS , field officers shall ensure that the connection is not being misused by the consumer for industrial purpose before allowing extension in load under VDS.

ix)After extension in load, if load falls in range from 11 KW to 50 KW the connection shall be released with LT metering in 3 phase category by providing independent T/F of 10/16 /25/63 KVA or higher capacity with zero LT and meter shall be installed in MCB or pillar box outside the premises of the consumer or on the pole /under the distribution transformer. However more than one connection can be given from the same T/F if the premises are nearby by providing meters in pillar boxes or in MCB /CT Chambers on poles.

For loads ranging from 51 KW to 100 KW shall be released at 11 KV only with LT metering by providing independent 63 /100 /200 KVA distribution transformers .DS /NRS loads above 100KW shall continue to be released as per existing instructions as per Schedule of Tariff SV and SVI , at 11 KV supply voltage as per discretion of the Board.

x)No load surcharge shall be levied.

xi)The total load (including unauthorized extension) shall be considered for the purpose of regulating service connection charges in the specific slabs relating to the total load.

xii)DS/NRS consumer shall be allowed to extend their load under VDS subject to maximum of 100% of the sanctioned load. If the unauthorized load of the consumer is found to be more than 100% of sanctioned load then VDS shall not be applicable in such cases & action needs to be taken as per existing instructions for unauthorized load.

xiii)In case of new connections released under DS/NRS category, no extension in load under VDS shall be allowed for a period of 6 months from the date of release of connection of new connections.

The field officers shall give wide publicity to the scheme for information

of the general public.

Sd/- Director/Sales-1,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.8 /2008
Memo No. 7853/8653/SSM-414/Drip
Dated.15.1.2008

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

To encourage water conservation, 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. As per amended roster this priority has been placed at Sr. No. (viii) for the release of AP tubewell connection / issue of material.

Some farmers/applicants have represented that they have already installed Micro Sprinkler system in their field and have registered their applications for obtaining a T/W connection on priority under Drip/Micro Sprinkler Irrigation System. They have also deposited the requisite charges and submitted the test report in the concerned PSEB offices but the connections have not yet been released by PSEB.

In order to redress the grievances of such farmers who have incurred expenditure for installing Drip /Micro Sprinkler System, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to amend the roster for issue of material & release of tubewell connection as under :-

a) The release of AP tubewell connection on priority to the farmerswho have installed Drip / Micro Sprinkler System shall be considered at par with priority under Chairman's discretionary quota/ priority to the farmers having land across international Border Fencing for issue of material and release of tubewell connection i.e one connection shall be released in the queue under Drip / Micro Sprinkler System &one under InternationalBorder area fencing and other under the queue forChairman'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.

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

i) 1 st General Category

ii) 2nd General Category

iii) 3rd General Category

iv) 4th "Sem" Area Priority

v) 5thEx-serviceman

vi) 6th Kandi Area Priority

vii) 7th Gram Panchyat Priority

viii) 8th Priority across the Ravi River

ix) 9th Priority under family partition to each heir.

x) 10th General Category & so on

The strict compliance these instructions may be ensured please.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-I,
for CE/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.7 /2008
Memo No. 6516/7316/SSM-249/VDS/AP
Dated.14.1.2008

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

Due to depleting water table in Punjab , large number of AP tubewell consumers is 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 regularization of unauthorized extension in load of the AP tubewell connections w.e.f 14.1.08 to 31.3.08, with following terms & conditions:-

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. 9/2006 shall notbe 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 indicatetotal load of the motor & KVAR capacity of the shunt capacitor installed. The requirement of new forms hasbeen dispensedwith . The extra load shall be regularized after deposit of requisite chargesfor extended load only and getting suitable entry made in the passbook.

iv) Augumentation 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 transformers becomes beyond 100% the action to augment the transformer capacity shall be taken with the approval of SE/DS as under :-

a) 25/63KVA 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 over loaded transformer shall be shifted to this augmented transformer.

b) ln 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 unauthorized load regularized under the Voluntary Discourse 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 regularized @ 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.

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

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CC No.6 /2008
Memo No. 5537/6337
Dated.11.1.2008

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

As per instructions issued videCC No. 43/06 dated 4.08.06 priority under Chairman discretionary quota up to release of connection is admissible for T/W connections. Such connections are to be released as per roster circulated vide CC No. 22/07 dt.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. Thereafterit was again 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 periodfor 2/3 months,when the discretionary quotafor release of AP connection was with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Pb. about276 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 of consumers the matter has been considered & decided that all such T/W connections, for which Test Reports have been received exclusively under Hon’ble C.M’s priority quota, may be released at the earliest by giving overriding priority over all other connections.

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

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1
ForChief Engineer /Comml.
PSEB Patiala .

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CC No.5 /2008
Memo No. 4563/5413/SSM-22/Indl.
Dated.10.1.2008

Sub:Schedule of General Charges.

PSERC vide their letter No. 6751 dated Nil have approved the Schedule of General Charges and Security(Consumption). A copy of the same is enclosed for compliance.

Encl:As above.

Sd/-Director/Sales-1
ForChief Engineer /Comml.
PSEB Patiala .

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Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission
SCO 220-221,Sector-34A, Chandigarh

To
Chief Engineer/Commercial
PSEB, Patiala .

No.6752/PSERC/DIR/N/24

Dated the Chandigarh

Sub:Schedule of General Charges.

Reference your memo No. 3560 dated 26.10.2006.

A copy of Schedule of General Charges approved by the Commission is enclosed herewith for information & further necessary action.The rates of security indicated at Item No. 16 in the Schedule shall be effective from January1,2008.A soft copy of the Schedule of General Charges is also enclosed.The schedule be also put up on the website of the Board.

Encl:As above.

Sd/-
Director/Regulations,
PSERC, Chandigarh

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CC No.3 /2008
Memo No. 1901/2701/SSM-414/OYT
Dated.3.1.2008

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

The instructions regarding release of tubewell connections on priority under OYT Scheme were issued vide Commercial Circular No. 44/07 dated 20.8.07 and CC.No.,65/07 dated 26.11.07. In order to smoothly regulate the release of tubewell connections under this scheme the matter has been deliberated and it has been decided that following procedure shall be followed for release of tubewell connections under OYT Scheme:-

1.AP applications shall be registered under OYT scheme for which the applicant shall deposit Rs.25000/- in lumpsum as registration fee alongwith his application, which shall be refunded to the consumer.

2.The sketch and Bill of Maternal will be prepared at the Sub Divisional level as per actual site conditions. This sketch will be approved by concerned Sr.Xen/Addl.SE/DS. The sketch shall be prepared / approved as per seniority of deposit of OYT charges i.e. Rs.25000/-. It will be ensured that new 11 KV line and distribution Transformer are erected with 9 mtrs PCC Poles. For the transformer bed, standard kit as approved by the Chief Engineer/Workshop, PSEB, Patiala vide its Drawing No. 9/1 to 9/15 only shall be used. Minimum size of ACSR Conductor to be used shall be of 20 mm2.All these details must be given on the approved sketch/ Bill of Material.

3.Thereafter , Demand notice alongwith the copy ofthe approved sketch/ Bill of Material and refund order of OYT charges i.e. Rs.25000/- will be issued by the Sub Division in favour of the applicant incorporating the following conditions specifically:-

i)Entire material duly inspected/ sealed by the MS Organisation ( as per details given below) and strictly as per PSEB specification, will be purchased/ procured by the applicant from the approved manufacturers or their authorized dealers (Detailed specifications of the material & Lists of approved manufacturers shall be circulated separately by CE/MM, PSEB, Patiala). The inspection of material will be carried out by MS Organisation at the manufacturer's works.

ii)In order to ensure the quality of material to be procured/ used, the following material shall be inspected by MS Organisation strictly as per PSEB Specification with further details as under:-

(a)Transformers – The words "OYT" (in four inch size) will be engraved on the body of transformer. Transformer body will be painted in dark blue shade. At the time of inspection, the transformers alongwith name plate will be lead sealed and also with numbered poly carbonate seals by MS Organisation.

(b) ACSR Conductor :-For the identification purposes, ACSR Conductor willbe provided with a nylon thread alongwith the steel wire inside the conductor. The colour code of Nylon thread to each manufacturer /firm willbe allotted by Dy.CE/MS. To facilitate easy measurements and issue from stores, ACSR Conductor shall be supplied in packing of 1.0 Km, 2.0 Kms, 5.0 Kms and 10.0 Kms.

(c) PCC Poles:-The PCC polescleared by MS Organisation shall bear the followingengravingon each pole for the purpose of identification :-

"OYT,PSEB,name of the firm, Sr. No. & dt. of casting ".

The manufactures will have to give consumer wise details of dispatches of Poles alongwith the next inspection call. The next inspection shall be accepted only after 75% of earlier inspected material has been sold /dispatched.

(d)11 KV Disc & Pin Insulators:- Disc & Pin Insulators will be marked with words"PSEB OYT".

(e)L.T XLPE Cable :-The outer sheath of the cable will be ofblue colour and shall be embossed with word "OYT"in addition to other standard markings.

(f)11 KV G.O Switch :- The manufactures will have to give consumer wise details of dispatches of G.O Switches alongwith the next inspection call. The next inspection call shall be accepted only after 75% of earlier inspected material has been sold /dispatched.

(g)Transformers, ACSR Conductor, Disc &Pin Insulators and LT XLPE Cables shall be routed through PSEB Stores for which storage and contingency charges @ of 1.5% and 1% respectively for the value of items shall be recovered from the manufacturers. For this purpose, rates of these items shall be as circulated by CE/S&D .

For issue of material through stores, the prospective consumer will approach the concerned manufacturer or his authorized dealer, get the Bill / Invoice issued from him. Thereafter, the consumer will approach the stores organization, who after retaining the photocopy of the Bill / Invoice; will issue the material to the consumer. Sr.No. of the transformer and number /identification of seals affixed by MS Organisationwill invariably be indicated by the stores Organisation on the copy of Bill / Invoice at the time of issue for proper record.

No inspection of material other than detailed above is required to be carried out by MS Organisation of PSEB.

iii)For identification purposes, all X-arms and transformer body will be painted with dark blue colour to distinguish OYT connection from other existing LD system of PSEB

4. Copies of invoices /bills of materials alongwith documentary proof clearance of material from MS Organisation of PSEB will be furnished by the applicant .These documents viz a viz material will be checked / verified by AE/AEE/DS before starting the erection / construction of works. The works shall be got executed by the applicant through private contractors duly approved by the Chief Electrical Inspector, Punjab . Erection / construction work will be done strictly as per sketch approved by the concerned Divisional Officer and as per standard instructions of PSEB. After submission of above documents in the concerned DS sub division, the applicant shall be at liberty to start erection / construction of work after one week from the date of submission of documents.

5.After the completion of erection / construction of line, sub station and other related works, the prospective consumer shall get it cleared from CEI,Punjab at his own level and will furnish clearance certificate from CEI,Punjab alongwith wiring contractors test report in respect of tubewell motor pump sets/ electrical installationas per IE Rules.

6.(a)Concerned AE/AEE/Xen-DS will ensure that the material used is of approved quality as cleared / inspected by MS Organisation of PSEB. In addition concerned Addl.SE/Sr. Xen/DS shall sample check 10% of the OYT tubewell connections released under his division regarding workmanship.

(b)Material / erection work will also be inspected / verified by the officers of TA&I Organisation of PSEB at site at random to ensure the quality of material being used/ works being executed.

(c)Before issue of SCO / release of connection, JE Incharge of the area will personally visit the site and record the actual measurement of service line / sub- station erected and other related works in EMB.

7.Seniority of the applicant for the purpose of release of AP connection will bereckoned from the date of compliance of Sr.No.5 above.

8.After release of connection, the routine maintenance of the line andtransformer including replacement shall be carried out by the consumer.

9. Inspection call of material under OYT scheme will be given by the manufacturer directly to CE/TA&I/SE/MS, PSEB, Patiala .

10.To avoid any omission, it will be the personal responsibility of Revenue Accountant/Assistant Revenue Accountant/UDC/Consumer Clerk or other Official Incharge of the maintenance of Service Register to see and verify that the formalities of the sCOs are properly completed.They should sign the SCOs in token of having checked the same and also write the words"A/C No. entered in ledger" on the top of the SCO.The AE/AEE/XEN and AAE Incharge of Sub-office should also see that procedure as laid down above is followed rigidly.The S.C.O must not be signed unless the above entry is made by the RA/ARA/Ledger Clerk in the ledger. AAE/AE/AEE/XEN should also, off and on, make a check of a few entries to see that the account nos. are actually opened in the ledgers by the R.A./A.R.A./Ledger Clerk/U.D.C.

Sd/-
Chief Engineer/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.2 /2008
Memo No. 984/1784/SSM-414/TW
Dated.3.1.2008

Sub:Mandatory use of compact Fluorescent Lamps for AP Consumers.

Please refer to this office CC No.67/07 dated 6.12.2007 vide which detailed instructions regarding mandatory use of Compact Flourescent lamps instead of GSL Lamps w.e.f 01.01.2008 were issued.

The matter has been reviewed and decided that the use of GLS Lamps by AP consumers at their tubewell Kothas shall be banned after 31.01.2008 instead of 31.12.2007, as already incorporated in CC No.67/07. Accordingly, the effective date for mandatory use of CFLs shall be 01.02.2008 instead of 01.01.2008.

All other instructions contained in CC 67/07 dated 01.12.2007 shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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CC No.1 /2008
Memo No. 67/867/SSM-327
Dated.3.1.2008

Sub:Commercial Circular issued during the year 2007.

In total 69 No. Commercial Circulars have been issued during the year 2007 with No. form 1 to 69. Subject wise list of circulars is enclosed for the convenience & information of field offices.

Sd/-
Director/Sales-1,
For EIC/Commercial,
PSEB, Patiala .

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SUBJECT WISE LIST OF COMMERCIAL CIRCULARS ISSUEDDURINGTHE YEAR 2007.

1.Release of Connection

a)

Industrial

45/07

b)

Tube wells

2/07,6/07,

11/07& 40/07(Sem area Priority),

13/07 & 62/07 (CM discretionary Quota)

20/07 &28/07 (Shifting of T/W connection),

22/07, 30/07,& 59/07(T/W Policy 2007-08),

31/07,41/07( Border fencing/Ravi River Priority) ,

33/07&47/07 (Chairman discretionary Quota)

43/07 ,

44/07 & 65/07(OYT) ,

56/07( Drip/ Micro SprinklerPriority),

60/07 (Family Partition Priority )

61/07 (Change of name),

67/07

c)

NRS (Malls & Multiplex )

39/07

2.VDS

a)

DS/NRS

5/07

b)

Industrial (SP)

3/07

c)

AP

19/07, 34/07

3.Temporary T/W Connections

a)

Regularization oftemporary tubewell connections during paddy season .

4/07, 69/07,

b)

Release of temporary tubewell connections during paddy season.

24/07, 26/07, 27/07

4.Tariff and Billing

a)

Free Electricity to AP /Domestic purposes to members of Scheduled Casts Non SC,BPL.DS consumer

12/07

b)

Billing of AP SP/MS consumers during the period 1.8.02 to1.9.05

16/07

c)

Revision of tariff

52/07

d)

Reg. levy of arrears on a/c voltage Surcharge @10% & 17.5%

66/07

e)

General condition of tariff /Sch. of tariff

63/07

5.Electricity Supply Regulations:-

a)

ESR 4.2.1.3 & 5.7 – Sanction of contract demand in case of cluster S/Stn.

8/07

b)

ESR 106.1 & 106.2.1-Key exception relating to locked premises of DS/NRS consumers/reading not taken

9/07

c)

ESR 91.1.1 Reg. extension in period of temporary Connections.

14/07

d)

ESR No. 14.1.11- Calculation of UPS load by taking p.f of 0.88-Correction thereof

25/07

e)

ESR 37.6.1 –Regarding simultaneous shifting and change of name of tubewell connections

46/07

f)

ESR No. 167- Clubbing of Connection

49/07

g)

ESR No. 17.4 –Amendment

53/07

6.

Miscellaneous

1

Commercial Circular issued during the year 2006

1/2007

2.

Provision of release of single point Connection

7/07, 50/07

3.

Hiring of PSEB Poles for laying cable/TV network.

15/07

4.

Working instructions reg. spot billing of DS/NRS,consumers

18/07

5.

Acceptance of payment in cash of energy bills

29/07

6.

Payment /Recovery of interest on disputed amount

17/07

7.

One time Settlement Scheme

21/07

8

T&D loss Reduction & Improvement in consumer service

37/07

9.

Construction of unauthorized colonies –Release of Electricity Connection

68/07

10.

Consumer complaint Handling Procedure

23/07

11.

Constitution of State /Zonal Level DSC

10/07

12

Constitution of Xen level Farmers Committee to monitor uninterrupted supply

32/07

13

Loading conditions of distribution T/Fs

35/07, 54/07

14

NRSE Policy

36/07, 55/07

15.

Exemption /Extension in seasonal period

38/07, 51/07

16.

Gender Budget –Analysis (DS/NRS)

42/07

17.

Running of Islanded load on DG Sets by DS/NRS consumers

48/07

18

Powers of Authorized officers of Board to enter the consumer premises for checking /inspection –Section 135(2) of EA-2003

57/07

19.

Electricity supply code & Related matters Regulations 2007-

58/07

20.

Recovery of ACD for industrial connections (mixed load)

64/07



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