CIN No.: U40109PB2010SGC033813

Sales Regulation Circulars 2005

CC: 72/2005

Memo No. 99115/99915/SSM-416 /Dated: 29.12.2005

Sub: Electricity Supply Regulations amended up to 31.12.04 ? issue of clarifications to regulation No.45 under Section-II-Release of Electricity Connection.

Instructions issued vide CC-20/2004 dated 19.4.04 in respect of cluster of houses existing beyond 500 mtrs. of Village Phirni could not be included in the updated Electricity Supply Regulations by amending the ESR 45.3.1 through oversight.

In view of these instructions as per CC – 20/2004,the ESR Para 45.3.1 may be substituted to be read as under: –

5.3.1 Existing Connections :-

Existing consumers including poultry farm connections, except AP tubewells located beyond 500 metres of the phirni shall be entitled for Urban Pattern supply facility provided they pay the actual cost of works involved in the shifting of supply lines etc. alongwith 16% establishment charges. 24 Hours supply to Poultry farm(s) located in rural areas shall be released at 11 KV supply voltage and consumer shall be required to install his own transformer. Metering will be done on LT side and consumption shall be enhanced by 3% to cover the transformation losses. Existing Industrial Consumers shall be given 24 hours urban pattern supply and metered on 11KV after shifting. The requisite changes in the system for this purpose shall be made at the consumer’s cost.For extending this facility to individual dwelling units, the single-phase 11KV line shall be taken from the nearest tapping point and cost shall be recovered accordingly. It shall be ensured that such lines are not mis-utilised for running tubewell load.

Urban pattern supply to the village dhanis/deras having a cluster of at least 15 houses, shall be provided by laying single-phase 11KV system at the cost of Board.

Note: No establishment charges(16%) shall be recovered from the DS consumers. The estimate/sketches shall be verified and approved by Sr.XEN/DS personally.”

Dy.C.E/Sales
For C.E./Comml.,
PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 71/2005 Memo No.98067/99867 /

Dated: 22.12.2005

Sub: Checking of accuracy of Oil filled 11KV CT/PT Units replaced with pilferage resistant dry Type 11KV CT/PT Units at Par with electro-mechanical meters (single /three phase ) being replaced with electronic meters,in ME Labs.

As per Sales Regulation 112.4.2 the performance of the meter/metering equipment is to be got checked immediately from ME Organisation / Mobile metering testing squads for arriving at correct inference. However in cases where oil filled 11KV CT/PT Units are being replaced, as a drive with pilferage resistant dry type 11KV CT/PT Units, no such instruction regarding their checking in ME Labs are there. As a result the consumers are facing hardship.

Instructions on the checking of accuracy of electro mechanical meters (single/three phase) being replaced with electronic meters in M.E. Labs khave been issued vide CC-49/2005 dated 27.7.2005 & again clarified vide CC-64/2005 dated.19.10.2005 but field officers have brought in notice instances that the said instructions are not being applied in case of oil filled CT/PT Units.

The matter has been considered and to avoid harassment to the consumer, & accumulation of CT/PT Units in M.E. Labs. The following instructions be adopted with immediate effect.

1) As per prevailing instructions, SR112.4, the meter CT/ PT units will continue to be checked by MMTS/Enforcement before their replacement in the consumer premises.

2) Only those CT/PT Units will be checked in the ME Labs by MMTS/Enforcement in the presence of consumer, in case the checking agency declare in the checking report, CT/PT Unit as doubtful or there is a apprehension of theft of energy.

3) All those oil type CT/PT units which were not declared, ‘doubtful case’ by the checking agencies, will not be checked and will be accepted in stores along with survey off report.

Dy.C.E/Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 69/2005

Memo No.91831/92631/TW/PTA

Dated: 1.12.2005

Sub: Release of tubewell connection under priority categories on lease land.

Instructions were issued vide CC No.5/2005 dated 27.1.2005 regarding release of tubewell connection under priority categories on lease land. There is a feedback from field officers that this priority is being misused by the ex-servicemen.

The matter has been considered and to Curb this malpractice, it has been decided that the release of tubewell connection under priority categories on lease land will be allowed only if the applicant is holding Govt. owned land on 99-year lease. Accordingly no further demand notice against already registered application may be issued unless the applicant has 99 years lease of Govt. land. Fresh application for tubewell connection under CC No.5/2005 dt. 27.1.05 be accepted only if the applicant fulfills the condition of 99 years lease of Govt. owned land. The instructions will be applicable immediately from the date of issue of this circular.

These instructions will not be applicable to the applicants to whom demand notices have already been issued prior to the date of issue of this circular.

Dy.C.E/Sales

For C.E./Comml,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 68/2005 Memo No. 90616/90716/SSM-414/TW Policy /

Dated: 1.12.2005

Sub: Tubewell Policy- Release of New Tubewell Connections on H.T.

Instructions were issued vide CC No.38/05 dt. 6.6.05 followed by CC No.47/05 dated 20.7.05 that new A.P. tubewell connections upto 30.11.05 can be given on L.T. to those applicants who do not opt to procure their own transformer.

Keeping in view the supply position of 6.3/10/16 KVA distribution transformers, the matter has been reviewed & it has been decided that as provided in CC-38/05&

CC-47/05, new AP tubewell connections shall continue to released on LT upto 31.3.2006 to those applicants who do not opt to procure their own transformer.

Dy.C.E/Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 67/2005 29-11-2005

Memo No. 92771/93571/D>B-121 Dated: 1-12.2005

Subject: Installation of private 11 KV Pilfer resistant (Dry type) CT?PT units.

In continuation of Commercial Circular No. 17/2002 dated 2.5.2002 and 46/2002 dated 5.9.2002 issued by this office on the above cited subject, it has been decided to empanel M/s Adhunik Yantra Udyog Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi for Pvt. Sale of 11 KV CT /PT units to PSEB consumers and the firm M/s Vishal Transformers and Switchgear Pvt. Ltd. Meerut has been de-empanelled for Pvt. Sale of KV CT/PT units to PSEB consumers.

All other terms and conditions remain the same.

The issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Dy.C.E./Billing,

For C.E/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala .

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CC: 66/2005

Memo No.88714/89514/SMI-179

Dated: 24.11.2005

Sub: To write-off irrecoverable arrears of the cost of electric energy, meter rent and service & general charges due from consumers ? Defaulting amount.

The instructions to write-off the irrecoverable arrears, which are otherwise not feasible to retrieve due to the failure of legal proceedings or exhaustion of the efforts to recover the amount from the defaulters, were reiterated vide CC No.55/2005 dated 23.8.2005. However, it has been observed that the powers delegated to the S.E./Dy.C.E.(Ops)& Sr.XEN/Addl.SE (Ops) as per SR 123.11 & Sr.No.84 of Delegation of Powers are in contradiction to each other

The matter has been considered and to have uniformity of instructions, it has been decided to amend SR 123.11 (Now 123.12 of Electricity Supply Regulations amended upto 31.12.2004) to the following extent: –

1. Sr.XEN/Addl.S.E. (Ops) = Rs.500/- in each case.

2. S.E./Dy.C.E. (Ops) = Rs.5000/- in each case.

All other powers delegated under this regulation, shall remain un-changed,

Dy.C.E/Sales

for C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No. 64/2005 Memo No. 84775/85775/SMI-102/L

Dated: 19.10.05

Sub: Checking the accuracy of Electro-Mech. Meters (Single and three Phase) being replaced with Electronic Meters, in ME Labs.

The detailed instructions on the above noted subject were issued vide CC. No.49/2005 dated 27.7.2005.

As per feed back from the field officers, the ibid instructions are not being implemented in true spirit and, as such, the ambiguity on the issue still exists. In order to clarify the matter in greater detail, the following instructions are being issued which are meant to clarify and elucidate the instructions already issued:-

1 Single Phase Electro-Mech.Meters.

(i) All the Electro-mech meters, except disputed cases, removed from the consumer?s premises with the purpose of replacing them with Electronic meters, shall be straight away returned to the ME Labs without any other formality. ME Labs will not carry out any checking/testing/examination of these meters and the same shall be taken up for crushing/disposal/repair as per the standing instructions. The meters having the status code OK (O) and with ?D? code in the last cycle of billing shall be treated as undisputed cases.

(ii) In case of disputed meters, such as meters removed under Code-G, M & R (Glass broken, meter burnt and M&T seals broken respectively) and in cases, where there is sufficient evidence of theft /tampering etc. at the time of removal of meter from consumer premises, then in such cases, the JE must specifically record his observations, indicating reasons, on the MCO itself, while declaring a meter as doubtful. Such meters shall be packed and sealed in the presence of the consumer with his signatures appended on it and such meters shall be checked jointly by ME Organization and concerned SDO/DS in the ME Labs, only in the presence of the consumer.

2) 3- Phase Electro Mech. Meters.

i) All 3 phase electro-mechanical meters which are lying pack sealed as on date and do not possess the signatures of the consumers on the paper seals while packing of the meter, should be returned to ME Labs as such, without carrying out any checking since adverse detections, if any, cannot be legally sustained as the meter has been pack sealed without the signatures of the consumer.

ii) All 3 phase electro-mechanical meters, which have been removed while replacing them with electronic meters and having the status- code O.K (O) in the last cycle of billing, should be returned to the ME Lab without carrying out any checking, even if they are pack sealed with the signatures of the consumers.

iii) In future while replacing 3 phase electro-mechanical meters with electronic meters, if there is an evidence of tampering/theft etc. then the JE must specifically record his observations, indicating reasons on the MCO itself, while declaring a meter as doubtful. Such meters shall be packed and sealed in the presence of the consumer with his signatures appended on it and such meters shall be checked jointly by ME Orgn. and Enforcement officers in the ME Labs only, in the presence of the consumer. In case of meters replaced against key exceptions, the same will be returned to ME Labs. as per disputed meter?s instructions

3) GENERAL – Applicable to single phase as well as well as 3 phase meters/consumers.

i) CC No.49/2005 dated 27.7.2005 will be applicable to all single phase and three phase electro-mechanical meters returned to various ME Labs after the issue of CC.No.49/2005,though these meters might have been removed from consumers? premises earlier to the issue of CC.No.49/2005.

ii) If a consumer does not turn up for joint checking of his seal packed meter, in ME Lab, in such a case, the meter may be checked in the absence of the consumer or his representative only after proper service of 3rd and final notice to the consumer.

Director/Sales,

For Chief Engineer/Comml

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.63/05

Memo No. 83734/84534 / SSM-249/VDS

Dated 22.9.2005

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for DS/NRS category of consumers

Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for DS/NRS consumers was introduced vide CC 45/05 dated 12.7.05 and shall remain inforce upto 30.9.2005.

There is feedback from the field offices that VDS is being misused by new DS/NRS consumers as in the first instance they get their connections released for lesser load and subsequently get their load extended under VDS by paying reduced Service Connection Charges i.e. 50% of the normal service charges. To curb misuse of VDS, the matter has been considered and decided as under: –

(i) DS/NRS consumers shall be allowed to extend their load under VDS subject to maximum of 100% of the sanctioned load.

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

All other terms and conditions of CC 45/05 dated 12.7.05 shall remain unaltered.

Director/Sales

For Chief Engineer/Comml

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No. 62/2005

Memo No. 82683/83483 / SMI-259

Dated 16.9.05

Subject: Temporary connection?regularization of unauthorized /extension in load by tubewell consumers.

It has come to notice that for temporary tubewell connections farmers in the first instance apply for less capacity motors say 3 BHP or 5 BHP but install higher capacity motor i.e 7.5 BHP. This not only increases hidden load on the PSEB system but also results in loss of revenue to the Board.

To curb this tendency of the farmers, it has been decided that, if a temporary tubewell consumer is found to have installed a higher size motor, he shall be levied a load surcharge of Rs.1000/- per BHP as per provisions of CC-25/05 as well as consumption charges @ Rs. 1500/- per BHP for the extra load detected provided the total installed capacity does not exceed 7.5 BHP and there is capacity of the feeding transformer to take additional load.

Distribution Wings & Enforcement agencies shall carry out intensive checking to ensure that motors installed by consumers are strictly as per sanctioned load.

Director/Sales,

For C.E. /Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No. 61/05Memo No. 80699/81499 / SSM-315

Dated:7.9.05

SUB: Payment / Recovery of interest on disputed amount.

Continuation of CC.18/2004 dated 7.4.2004.

It has been decided that the existing rate of 9% per annum for payment / recovery of interest on the disputed amount shall remain operative during the year 2005-06.

Director/Sales-1,

For C.E /Commercial, PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.60/2005

Memo No. 79774/80574/SR-134.5 /

Dated: 6.9.2005

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

During the MIR meeting held on 2.9.05, it was noted that detection of theft of energy by Operation Organisation for the first quarter of 2005-06 is considerably less than the corresponding quarter of 2004-05. CEs/DS were of the view that the underlying reason for the same is that JE / AAE are, now, not authorized for checking of any category of consumer premises and it was felt that the instructions regarding checking of consumer premises prior to the issue of CC.No.24/05 dated 12.4.05 should continue.

Accordingly the instructions issued vide CC.No.24/05 dated 12.4.05 are hereby withdrawn and the instructions / regulations prior to the issue of CC.24/05 shall remain inforce till further orders.

Director/Sales 1,

For C.E./Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.59/2005

Memo No. 78967/79767/SMI-3

Dated: 2/9/2005

SUB: Regarding Installation of 3 phase power socket by NRS/Industrial consumers – Amendment of SR-14.1.6

The demand of the representatives of the Industries that they may be allowed to install 3 phase power socket at their premises for running of their small 3 phase Motive load from 3 phase power socket has been considered and it has been decided to amend the sales regulation clause 14.1.6, as under: –

“The NRS Industrial consumers are allowed to install three phase power sockets at their premises. The load of three phase power sockets shall be reckoned as 6 KW. However for the purpose of computing the load, half of the total number of three phase sockets installed shall be taken into account. Fraction of socket shall be taken as one socket“.

Sd/-

Director/Sales 1,

For Chief Engineer /Comml,

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.57/2005 Memo No. 75179/75979 /SR-134.5

Dated: 31.08.05

Sub: Revision of Tariff w.e.f. 1.4.2005 -Theft of Energy by Domestic Supply Consumers.

Note No. 5 in CC No. 42 dated 17.6.2005 reads as under:-

“Suspension of checking of DS consumers is to be continued. However, checking has been allowed in cases of unauthorized abstracting of energy, tampering or bypassing of the meter.”

This note was appended with reference to note-7 of CC No. 57/04 dated 9.12.04 which reads as under:-

“Checking of connected load by Board for only DS Consumers suspended till further orders.”

It has come to notice that field officers/officials have stopped noticing the cases of theft of energy by domestic supply consumers on the plea that checking of DS consumers has been suspended. In this context it is clarified that it is only the checking of connected load by Board Officers/Officials, which has been suspended. It does not mean that cases of theft of energy by tampering or bypassing of the meter or direct tapping of the LT lines are to be ignored by the competent officers. No doubt checking of the domestic consumers is to be done by an officer not below the rank of AE/AEE in accordance with CC No. 24/2005 dated 12.4.05 issued as per Punjab Govt. notification but this should not be interpreted to mean that JEs, Meter Readers, Bill Distributors and other officials of the Board have no responsibility to intimate/report the case of theft of energy taking place in the domestic premises. Moreover, Enforcement Officers are also required to check the theft of energy by domestic consumers. Load can also be checked in such cases where the competent officers detect theft of energy. Therefore, once the SDO/Operation comes to the conclusion that theft of energy is taking place, the premises/load may also be checked as per the existing instructions.

Sd/-

Director/Sales-I,

for CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.55/2005
Memo No. 73108/73909 I SMI-179
Dated: 23.8.2005

Subject:- To write-off irrecoverable arrears of the cost of electric energy, meter rent and service & general charges due from consumers-Defaulting amount.

While reviewing of the balance sheet of PSEB it has been observed by the Management that the arrears against the energy bills, meter rent and service rentals & general charges from the consumers have assumed alarming proportion, which has been viewed very seriously. It has been observed that powers delegated to the officers/DSCs as per SR. 123.11 and Sr. No. 84 of Delegation of Powers are not being exercised by them to consider & decide such cases of irrecoverable arrears. The defaulting amount has increased manifold and a sum of Rs.422.45 Cr. is outstanding as on 31.3.2005.

Under S.No.84 of Delegation of Powers (Reprint 2003) following powers have been vested with individual officers to write-off the irrecoverable arrears, which are not feasible to retrieve due to the failure of legal proceedings or exhaustion of the efforts to recover the amount:-

Sr.No. Nature of Power. To whom. Extent of Remarks.
84. To write off irrecoverable arrear of the cost of electric energy, meter rent & service and general charges due from consumer. C.Es./DS. Rs.10,000 in each individual case. Provided that the amount is found to be irrecoverable either due to the failure of legal proceedings or the exhaustion of all efforts and where no legal remedy is sought.
S.Es/DS Rs. 5000 in each individual case .
Xens/DS Rs. 500 in each individual case.

In addition to the above the Sales Regulations 123.11 further provides for the powers vested with the authority competent to write off the outstanding amount. These instructions are reiterated below:-

Sr.No. To Whom Delegated. Extent of Delegation.
1. Sr.XEN/ASE (Ops) Rs.200/- in each case.
2. SE/DCE (Ops.) Rs. 2000/- in each case.
3. Circle Level Dispute Settlement Committee. Rs.30,000/- in each case.
4. Zonal Level Dispute Settlement Committee. Beyond Rs. 30,000 and upto Rs. 10 Lacs.
5. Member/I/C Comml. consultation with Member/F&A. Beyond Rs. 10 Lacs.

Cases shall be put up by the CE(Ops),along-with recommendations of Zonal Disputes Settlement Committee.

If unanimity is not reached while taking a decision in the Circle Level Dispute Settlement and Reconciliation Committee or Zonal Level Dispute Settlement and Reconciliation Committee, the majority decision will be applicable. However, the minutes to be recorded should be self speaking and views of the dissenting Member, should be indicated along with the operating part of the decision specifically.

Sales Regulations No.125 further provides for writing off surcharge, which can be written off with the approval of the competent authority indicated below:-

Sr.No. To whom delegated. Extent of Delegation.
1. Sr.Xen./ASE (Ops) Rs. 50/- in each case.
2. SE/DCE (Ops) Rs.200/- -do-
3. CE/DCE (Ops) Rs. 1000/- -do-
4. Member/Incharge Commercial. Rs. 10000/- -do-
5. Member/Comml. In consultation with Member/F&A. Above Rs. 10,000/- in each case.

PSERC in its directive given in the tariff order 2005-06 has desired to clean up the account/outstanding receivable from the consumers. The management has taken a very serious note of matter that the adequate efforts are not being made by the field officers to write off the irrecoverable amount at their own level and in the meeting of Circle Level DSCs & Zonal Level DSCs. The cases beyond Rs. 10.00 Lacs needs to be recommended by the Zonal Level DSCs to be considered by the Member/Incharge Commercial in consultation with the Member/FA to write off of the irrecoverable amount.

The instructions on the matter as detailed above, are reiterated, to let the officers concerned to make concerted efforts to decide the cases of the irrecoverable amount of energy bills, meter rentals and service rentals & general charges, against which the payment is considered not feasible to be recovered from the defaulters. The Chairman of Circle Level DSCs & Zonal Level DSCs shall make it a point to discuss to all such cases during the normal dispute settlement committee meetings to achieve tangible results to be brought out in the next ARR to be filed by the Board before the Commission.

Sd/-

Director/Sales,

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No. 54/2005
Memo No.72182/72882 BLRC-284
Dated: 22.8.2005

Sub: Amendment of SR Clause 28.8.1

It has been observed that no. of dispute cases are coming up before various dispute settlement channels/committees of the Board, where disputes have arisen due to checking by the Enforcement/Operation organizations, during the intervening period after issue of demand notice but before submission of test report by the consumer. In such cases the applied extension in load is declared as unauthorized extension by the checking agency although the consumer had already applied for extension in load & demand notice issued by PSEB.

The installation of load is a time consuming process and work is started by the consumer after issue of demand notice but the applied extension in load is not put to use for commercial production.

The matter has been considered and to avoid any harassment to the esteemed consumers in such cases, it has been decided to amend Sales Regulation Clause 28.8.1. The amended clause shall read as under:-

“In case of extension of load, where augmentation of the system is involved, it may be ensured that after issue of demand notice where the consumer has completed the installation before rendering test report, the same shall be sealed in such a manner that the consumer is not in a position to utilize the additional load, till it is actually released by the Board. In other words, the isolating device for the circuit or individual LT switches/Starters of the Individual motors proposed to be connected after the augmentation of system should be effectively sealed. During the intervening period ‘after issue of demand notice & actual release of extension in load by PSEB’, to all categories of consumers except tubewell consumers, the load so installed shall not be treated as unauthorized load for the purpose of levy of load surcharge, provided such installation has not been put to use for commercial production by such a consumer.”

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

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CC No.53/2005

Memo No. 71076/71876 / Loose-17

Dated: 9.8.05

Sub: Hiring of PSEB Poles for laying Cable T.V. Network year 2005-06.

As per CC.No. 42/04 dated 26.7.04, the rental charges for hiring of PSEB Poles by Cable T.V. Network for 2004-05were fixed as Rs.100/- per Pole per annum prospectively from the date of issue of CC.No.42/2004.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided to continue with the same charges for another one year i.e. from 1.4.05 upto 31.3.2006. Field Officers shall ensure:.

1) Proper verification of the poles used and meticulous recovery of charges.

2) To carry out complete survey exercise with in 6 months.

Other terms & conditions shall remain the same as provided in CC.45/2002 dated 1.8.2002.

Director/Sales,

For Chief Engineer/Comml,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.51/2005

Memo No. 68412/69212/ Indl-116/KHN.

Dated:2.8.2005

Subject: New Connection/ Reconnection of permanently disconnected consumers- industrial premises purchased through auction or otherwise for revival of industry.

As per SR 39.4, reconnection on the old terms and conditions is allowed if loading conditions permit and provided the consumer pays the requisite charges as per regulations and removes the default of outstanding dues. In such cases S.C.C /line cost are not to be recovered because the consumer had already paid per KW service connection charges /line cost at the time of release of connection which is sought to be reconnected now.

Vide CC.42/02 dated 12.8.02, OTS package was allowed to all categories of consumers whose connections were permanently disconnected upt 31.3.2002. The package was last extended vide CC.16/05 dated 9.3.05 upto 30.6.2005 for connections permanently disconnected upto 31.12.2003.

In case a permanently disconnected premises was purchased by a new firm/company through auction, they were reluctant to pay defaulting amount/outstanding charges related to the original consumer in addition to the other charges and for such cases instructions were issued vide CC. 31/05 dated 9.5.05, according to which full ACD at the prevalent rate and SCC or addition/alteration charges or defaulting amount of old consumer whichever is higher is to be recovered alongwith NOC from PPCB and PUDA provided the line is existing.

It is further clarified that to keep parity in reconnection cases & the above provision shall be applicable in case `of original consumer also if he wants reconnection to revive his sick/permanently disconnected industry under OTS i.e. he is to be asked to pay the defaulting amount or SCC or addition/alteration charges whichever is higher and the same shall be recovered alongwith other charges determined under OTS package provided the line is existing.

Director/Sales 1,

For Chief Engineer /Comml,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.50/2005
Memo No.. 67342/68142 -451A/Vol:II
Dated: 28.7.2005

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

As per instructions issued vide CC: No. 16/2005 dated 09.03.2005, the One Time Settlement (OTS) package introduced vide CC: No. 42/2002 dated 12.08.2002 was available upto 30.6.2005, for reconnection of various categories of consumers, whose connections were disconnected temporarily/permanently upto 31.12.2003

In view of the encouraging response of the consumers, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to extend the One Time Settlement package upto 31.12.05 for revival of sick Industry and other categories of consumers. With this extension, the consumers whose connections were disconnected temporarily /permanently upto 31.12.2004 can opt for reconnection upto the validity of the scheme i.e. 31.12.2005.

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

CC No.49/2005

Memo No. 66410/67210/SMI-102/L

Dated: 27.7.2005

Sub: Checking the Accuracy of replaced Energy Meters in M.E. Labs.

Sales Regulation No. 136.5.1 lays down that ” all the Meters removed against any meter change order (MCO) shall be sent to ME Labs in the sealed card board box duly signed by the concerned PSEB officer/official and the consumer or is representative………………………………”

2. Apparently, while issuing these instructions, it was not envisaged that the sluggish electro-mechanical meters installed by PSEB at the premises of nearly 50 lac consumers will have to be replaced with electronic meters one day for more accurate metering. The strict & rigid implementation of these instructions has led to a wide spread harassment of single/three phase consumers when the electro mechanical meters installed on their premises are replaced by the Board with electronic meters, as a campaign in order to avoid any harassment to the consumers, instructions were issued by Chief Engineer/Metering vide memo No.9816 dated 7.11.2002 that single phase electro mech. meters replaced with electronic meters are not to be checked in the ME Sub-divisions and shall not be packed by Operation Organisation while returning to ME Labs. These instructions were also reiterated vide CC No.3/2003 dated 14.1.2003 while issuing instructions regarding Checking of three phase electro-mechanical meters replaced by way of campaign to avoid oiling up of stocks in sub-divisions.

3 Despite clear-cut instructions regarding checking of Single Phase and Three Phase Electro-mechanical meters received in M.E. labs after replacement with Electronic meters, it has come to the notice that M.E sub-divisions are still checking all such meters which are sent by operation organizations un-packed and consumers’ representative is also not present at the time of checking. This is causing lot of harassment to the consumers who are charged compensation amount on account of theft of energy.

4The matter has been viewed seriously and to avoid un-necessary harassment to the DS/NRS/SP consumers, the existing instructions, which are reiterated below, be followed meticulously with immediate effect: –

i) Single Phase Electromechanical meters being replaced with Electronic meters shall not be checked by M.E. sub-divisions and shall not be packed by Operation Organizations while sending to M.E. labs.

ii) The checking of accuracy of all the Three Phase Electromechanical meters replaced by way of campaign shall not be insisted upon. Only up to maximum of 5 % of the total replaced three phase meters (undisputed cases) shall be packed in card board box duly signed by the concerned JE/AAE and consumer or his representative & shall be checked by Enforcement organization in M.E. labs in the presence of the consumer or his representative for which a proper procedure shall be followed. For example, if a total of 100 M.C.O.’s are issued for replacement of three phase meters under the campaign, meters to be replaced against M.C.O.nos 19,39,59,79,99 shall be checked in M.E. labs or MCO Nos. at any series decided at random by SDO/Op. at the time of issue of MCO and this fact is to be mentioned on the MCO..

iii) In accordance with clause 64.7 and 136.5.1 of Sales Regulation, it is mandatory that all the single phase and three phase meters being removed against any M.C.O.(except those mentioned in Para 4(i)&4(ii) above) shall be first checked by concerned JE/AAE and only such meters shall be packed in card board box duly signed by the concerned JE/AAE and consumer or his representative which are removed under suspicion of theft or otherwise removed as disputed meters. Testing of such meters shall be done in M.E. Labs in the presence of the consumer or his representative. In case consumer refuses to sign the meter test results/report, such meters shall be kept in sealed box by the AE/AEE/XEN (Op.) till the final disposal of the case. In such cases also, consumer accounts shall be overhauled only if there is a clear and undisputed evidence of theft and not merely on the basis of sluggishness of electro-mechanical meter, which, in ay case is bound to be there.

Note:- The essence of the activity of the replacement of electro-mechanical metes with electronic meters is to counter the effect of loss of revenue due to sluggishness of such meters . Creation of new disputed cases on this account should be avoided. Thrust should be on achievement of a mass progress in replacement of meters.

5. For the purpose of implementation of the above instructions and to make the campaign of replacement of existing sluggish Electro-Mechanical meters with Electronic meters a success in the interest of improvement in revenue of the Board and Sales Instructions No. 64.7 and 136.5.1 shall be considered as amended to the above extent.

Director/Sales-I,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC:48/2005 27-7-2005

Memo No. 65463/66263/D.B-121 Dated 27.7.2005

SUBJECT: Installation of private 11 KV Pilfer resistant (Dry type) CT/PT units.

In continuation of Commercial Circular No. 30/2005 dated 9.5.2005 issued by this office on the above cited subject, it has been decided to revise the maximum selling price for private sale of 11 KV CT/PT units from Rs. 27500/- to Rs.28600/-.

The firm overcharging from the customers than the price stipulated above. Will be liable for disempanellment.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

DIRECTOR/BILLING,

FOR CHIEF ENGINEER/COMMERCIAL

P.S.E.B, PATIALA .

CC No.47/2005

Memo No. 64341/65141/ SSM-414/TW/Policy

Dated: 20.7.2005

Subject: Tubewell Policy – release of tubewell connections under Chairman discretionary quota.

As per CC.38/05 dated 6.6.05, applicants under Chairman’s discretionary quota have to provide their own 11/0.4 KV distribution transformers for the release of AP tubewell connection.

In view of the representation / grievances received from applicants, matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that applicants under Chairman’s discretionary quota shall be released connections on L.T. against sanctioned letters issued upto 30.11.05 through Board’s own transformers. These instructions will be applicable with immediate effect even in case of those applicants who had been issued sanction letters with a condition for installation of their own 11/0.4KV transformers i.e the tubewell connection shall be released at LT if these applicants opt for the same. Such applicants can, of their own choice, install their own transformer as per sanction letter.

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Director/Sales 1,

For Chief Engineer /Comml,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No46/2005

Memo No. 63274/64074 / SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 18.7.2005

Subject: Compulsory regularization of unauthorized extension in load by tubewell consumers.

As per feedback from the field officers during the review meeting, the tubewell consumers are increasing the capacity of their motor pump sets without getting proper permission from PSEB resulting increase in hidden load causing break downs & higher line losses. In order to discourage the existing tubewell consumer from extending their load in an unauthorized way and also to avoid hard ships to the farmers due to disconnections, the matter has been considered & it has been decided as under: –

As & when additional load is detected by way of higher capacity of motor pumpset the consumer shall pay load surcharge @ Rs. 1000/- per BHP in addition to service connection charges of Rs. 1000/- per BHP and ACD of Rs.200/- per BHP for regularization of the unauthorized extension in load detected.

Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to this scheme, which will remain operative during the current paddy season from 1.6.05 upto 30.9.05.

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Director/Sales 1,

For Chief Engineer /Comml,

PSEB,Patiala.

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CC:45/2005 Memo No.64207/65007 / SSM-249/VDS/DS Dated:12.7.05

Subject: Voluntary disclosure scheme (VDS) for DS /NRS category of consumers.Connected load and Meter Status

In view of the over whelming response to the VDS for DS and NRS consumers introduced vide CC No.7/05 dated 2.2.05 and the representations received for extension of the VDS, the matter has been considered & it has been decided to re-introduce the voluntary disclosure scheme for DS & NRS consumers w.e.f 1.8.05, so that those consumers who could not get their un-authorized load regularized earlier may avail the opportunity now.

The VDS for DS & NRS consumers shall remain in force upto 30.9.05 on the same terms & conditions as mentioned in CC 7/05 dated 2.2.05.

2. The DS/NRS consumers may also give the following additional information regarding the status of the meter: –

(i) Whether the meter is provided with standard Meter Cup Board or not. In case it is provided in standard Meter Cup Board or any other un-standard Meter cup board, whether seals are provided on the Meter Cup Board or not.

(ii) Whether the seals provided on the meter are intact or broken.

(iii) Whether Meter Terminal Cover seals provided or not.

(iv) Whether meter is working or not.

The above additional information will be subject to verification by the competent officer and action shall be taken after confirmation of this additional information regarding meter status. In case theft of energy is established on the basis of information supplied by the consumer, no additional ACD on account of theft of energy shall be charged. This will act as one time incentive to the consumers to give the additional information regarding METER STATUS.

3. The basis for the computation of load of DS/NRS consumers is as under: –

Description Domestic NRS Remarks
Light Point 60 Watts (1/2 of total light points to be taken into account) 80 Watts 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) Faction 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) Faction of Socket to be taken as one socket.

4. 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 placed in consumer file. During the VDS period, the load will be regularised without any verification and test report.

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

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Director/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC:44/2005 Memo No. 63292/64092/SSM/VDS/AP / Dated:12.7.05

Subject: Voluntary disclosure scheme (VDS) for regularization of extension in load of A.P consumers.

Voluntary disclosure scheme for AP consumers was inforce up to 31.1.2005.The scheme was re-introduced from 15.4.05 up to 31.5.05. During the intervening period from 1.2.05 to 14.4.05, number of AP connections were checked by the Enforcement agencies & penalties levied but the additional loads could not be regularized due to non-availability of VDS.

To give fair opportunity to the consumers checked during the above intervening period, the matter has been considered and decided to extend V.D.S upto 14.4.05, which was earlier valid up to 31.1.05. The cases already settled on the basis of checking & charges deposited by the consumers shall not be re-opened.

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Director/Sales-1,

For Chief Engineer Comml.

PSEB, Patiala

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CC:43/2005 Memo No.62325/63125 PPCB/DDS-I Dated: 8.7.05

Sub: Release of extension to industries covered under Green Category in un-approved predominantly residential areas.

CC 21/2005 dated 8.4.2005 was issued so that existing 95 types of green category of industries notified by PPCB & located in non designated areas may be permitted an extension in power load upto 100% of their existing available sanctioned load for the purpose of modernization/expansion /regularization of the excess load.

As per clause-5 of CC 21/2005 dated 8.4.2005, the industry must have either valid “consent to operate” of PPCB or should have applied for “consent to operate” of PPCB for the existing unit. Further, as per clause 6 of the said circular, the consumer shall submit documentary evidence to the effect that they have applied to PPCB for the “consent to establish”. These two clauses were incorporated as per Office Order No. 173 dated 7.3.2005 issued by PPCB. Now, PPCB vide their letter No. GPC/PSEB/2005/8601 dated 20.6.05(Annexure-I) has clarified as under:-

(i) The extension in power load to 95 exempted category of industries should be given only after obtaining affidavit on the prescribed performa by PSEB.

(ii) For the green category of industries other than 95 categories, the power load should be extended only after obtaining NOC from the Board strictly as per the above referred office order.

In view of the above clarification by PPCB, clause No. 5 & 6 of CC 21/2005 are hereby deleted. However, affidavit on the prescribed proforma (Annexure-II) shall be obtained from the applicant before release of extension in power load.

For the green category of industries other than 95 categories, extension in power load shall be allowed only after obtaining NOC from PPCB strictly as existing instructions.

The validity of one time relaxation as per CC 21/2005 dated 8.4.2005 is hereby extended upto 30.9.2005.

All other terms & conditions of the circular CC 21/05 shall remain unaltered.

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala

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CC:41/2005 Memo No. 57950/58750 /TW-17/Jal Dated: 8.6.2005

Sub: Allowing of tubewell connection on urban feeder.

As per existing instructions, no new AP tubeell connection can be released from Industrial/Urban/Urban Pattern Suply feeders. However, in future, where technically it is not feasible to give the AP tubewell connection from Rural feeder, the feasibility of giving connection from urban feeder shall be considered, but in such cases, the case study shall invariably be carried out by the field officers indicating the length of the line and cost involved in releasing the connection from urban feeder vis-a-viz Rural Feeder.

Chief Engineer/Commercial kshall be competent authority for such cases and kdetailed case shall be sent by the concerned CE/DS to CE/Commercial alongwith case study report and his clear recommendations.

However, under no circumstances, new AP tubewell connection shall be released from Industrial/Urban Pattern Supply feeders.

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Director/Sales,

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC:39/2005 Memo No. 58882/59682/DSA/ Vol.I Dated: 7.6.2005

Subject:- Constitution of Dispute Settlement Authority and other Dispute Settlement Committees of the Board.

In Partial modification to the instructions circulated vide CC.No.55/2001 read with CC.No. 4/2005 dated 14.1.2005 & 29/2005 dated 5.5.2005, it has been decided to add the following to make the working of Departmental Review Channels more rational and consumers friendly for the benefit of all concerned:-

(i) The representatives from Industry who have been nominated on the panels of DSA & DSCs shall be intimated individually as a routine about the list of cases and agenda to be considered in the ensuing meetings. Especially CE/DSA shall ensure meticulous compliance of these instructions.

(ii) In the event of any of the nominated members not making himself/herself available during the meetings, the proceedings shall continue keeping in view the convenience of the aggrieved consumers.

(iii) The copies of the Commercial Circular No.55/2001, 4/2005 & 29/2005 shall be circulated among representatives of industry who have been nominated on the panels of DSA & DSCs.

(iv) The Hon?ble Courts where consumers are in litigation shall be apprised through Board?s Counsels that though the representative bodies of industries have already been informed of the applicable instructions, the public nominees have also been informed individually alongwith relevant circulars.

As number cases are already pending in the Punjab & Haryana High Court regarding nomination of public representatives on Departmental Review Channels, meticulous compliance of the above instructions shall be ensured by the field officers.

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Director/Sales,

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC:38/2005 Memo No. 57922/58722 / SMI-414/Policy Dated: 6.6.2005

Sub: Tubewell Policy ?Release of New Tubewell Connections on HT.

As per CC 59/04 dated 28.12.04, new A.P tubewell connections on or after 1.4.05 are to be released only on 11KV for which distribution transformer is to be Purchased/supplied by prospective consumer. These instructions as per CC 27/05 dated 29.4.05 are applicable to priority category applicants also from the date of issue of CC 27/05.

2. Kisan Unions on 25.5.05 during their meeting with Chairman PSEB had shown resentment against this Policy for the release of new tubewell connection for which transformer is to be provided by the applicant. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided as under:

(i) Individual transformer of 6.3/10/16 KVA capacity as per site requirement shall be provided by the Board at its cost but connection will be released on 11 KV only subject to relaxation given in Para-IV.

(ii) As per existing instructions circulated vide CC 46/04 dated 10.9.04 (para-1) the priority shall continue to be allowed to the applicant who opts to provide his own transformer.

(iii) Applicants who have been allowed priority under Chairman discretionary quota shall provide their own transformer of appropriate capacity.

(iv) Board shall procure transformers of 6.3/10/16 MVA capacity within six months i.e. by 30.11.05. Till such time the connections will be given at LT to those who do not opt to procure their own transformer. However, applicants under Chairman’s discretionary quota shall not be exempted & connection will be released to them as per terms & conditions stipulated in the sanction letter.

(v) A separate queue of test reports shall be maintained for the applications registered upto 31.3.1990. Before releasing connection for test reports received against applications registered after 31.3.1990, the connections shall be first released against test reports registered upto 31.3.1990 so as to give over-riding priority for applicants registered upt 31.3.1990.

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Director/Sales,

For Chief Engineer/Comml,

PSEB,Patiala.

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CC:37/2005 Memo No. 57001/57801 / SMI-32/S Dated: 3.6.2005

Sub: Splitting of Agriculture Tubewell connection due to genuine family partition.

As per CC 38/03 dt. 9.6.03, facility of splitting of existing AP-Tubewell Connections of load 10 BHP and above into two is available in case of genuine family partition duly registered in the revenue record. Vide commercial circular 17/05 consumers who had got their load extended under VDS were debarred from splitting for a period of 3 years from the date of last extension under V.D.S.

Clarifications have been sought whether the splitting is to be allowed or not to such existing consumer’s who have got their load extended under VDS & their applications for splitting have already been processed & demand notices issued.

The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided as under:-

(i) The existing consumers who had got their load extended under VDS & their applications for splitting under genuine family partition registered and demand notice issued before the date of issue of CC No.17/05 dated 10.3.2005 shall be processed for splitting provided they fulfill the conditions as laid down in CC 38/03 dated 9.6.03 amended vide CC 17/05 dated 10.3.2005. However, field officers must ensure that such cases of genuine family partition are duly registered in revenue records.

ii) No further extension of load under VDS will be allowed to consumers who have got their load splitted as specified under para(i) above for a period of three years from the date of splitting.

iii) Enforcement agencies shall carry out intensive checking of such cases to ensure that motors installed by consumers after splitting under genuine family partition at site are strictly as per splitting allowed.

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Director/Sales,

For Chief Engineer/Comml,

PSEB,Patiala.

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CC:34/2005 Memo No.50685/51486 Indl.134K

Dated 2.6.2005

Sub: LILO Arrangement for allowing extension in load/contract demand with conversion of supply voltage from 11 KV to 66 KV for existing 11 KV consumers.

Solid tapping was allowed to the existing 11 KV consumers on conversion of supply from 11 KV to 66 KV due to extension in load/CD subject to the conditions detailed under Para(i), (ii) & (iii) of CC 26/2005 dated 27.4.2005. However, clarification has been sought by the field offices as to from which point the 2 Km length of 66 KV line is to be taken into account.

The matter has been considered and it is clarified that the 2 Km length of 66 KV line as referred to under para(i) of CC 26/05 dated 27.4.05 is to be taken as the length of the line from the tapping point of the existing 66 KV line upto the premises of the consumer.

Other terms and conditions of CC 26/05 shall remain unaltered.

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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CC:33/2005

Memo No.48374/49174/DB-121 Dated:20.05.2005

SUBJECT: Empanelment of firms for private sale of meters to consumers of P.S.E.B.

In continuation of Commercial Circular No.19/DB-121/2005 dated 31.3.05 issued by this office on the above cited subject, it has been decided to revise the maximum selling price for Single Phase Static Meters to Rs. 262.90P per meter in the private market by the empanelled firms to the consumers of P.S.E.B.

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

This issues with the approval of Competent authority.

Director/Billing

For Chief Engineer/Commercial

P.S.EB., Patiala .

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CC:32/2005 Memo No.41385/42185/ SSM-414/Policy Dated: 17-5-2005

Sub: Tubewell Policy for the year 2005-06.

Policy for the release of new AP T/W connections during the year 2005-06 has been considered based on the information/data upto 31.3.05 received from all the Chief Engineers/DS. Keeping in view the pending applications registered upto 31.3.90 to whom demand notices are yet to be issued & pendency of demand notices/test reports, it has been decided as under:-

(i) A target for release of 40,000 nos. new AP tubewell connections is fixed for the year 2005-06. which shall cover the test reports received upto-date both for General as well as Priority categories. The applications of the year 1987 and 1988 (upto 31.12.1988) will be allowed overriding priority for release of new AP tubewell connections irrespective of date of submission of test reports.

The zone wise allocation against the above target. shall be as under:-

SR.No. Zone No. of connections allocated
1. West 15500
2. South 16000
3. North 3500
4. Central 2000
5. Border 3000
Total 40,000

(ii) The cut off date for issue of demand notice to General category AP applicants has already been extended upto 31.3.91. The ban on issue of demand notice to such applicants, who had registered their applications upto 31.3.90 under general category but demand notices could not be issued to them due to one reason or the other is also relaxed.

(iii) The ban imposed on issue of fresh demand notices with effect from 12.4.2002 shall continue except for priority cases allowed under Chairman’s discretionary quota (Five ;percent), Ex-serviceman’s priority, Kandi Areas priority and any other specific relaxation already allowed/ to be allowed by the Board.

(iv) As per instructions already issued vide CC 59/04 dated 28.12.04, followed by CC 27./05 dated 29.4.05, new AP connections, both to the general category as well as priority category applicants are to be relaxed on 11 KV only. The applicants to whom demand notices have been issued prior to 31.3.05 and test reports have already been received or are yet to be received shall be governed as per old commercial terms and conditions.

(v) (a) Charges on account of ACD & SCC etc. and test reports shall not be accepted from general category consumer’s to whom demand notices have already been issued or yet to be issued till the Board is in a position to release the connections within one month from the date of receipt of charges/test report. The instruction as per para (i) of CC 27/05 dated 29.4.05 also stand modified accordingly.

(b) The issue, as to which sub division is in a position to release the connection within one month after receipt of charges and test reports will be decided by concerned SDO/DS, at his level. The demand notices will be issued in a phased manner keeping in view the availability of material.

(vi) Voltage regulation of 11 KV feeder shall not be constraint for issue of demand notice to such prospective consumers, who are otherwise eligible for issue of demand notices. In such cases, an undertaking/affidavit that AP connection under the present system constraints is applicable shall be obtained from the prospective consumer as per the existing instructions.

(vii) CE/MM & CE/Workshop shall assess the requirement of material and take necessary steps to ensure timely procurement of material.

(viii) The status of pending test reports, demand notices may be displayed on the Notice Board of concerned operation Sub-Division with regard to release of AP connection during the year 2005-06.

(ix) All other terms and conditions for release of tubewell connection shall remain unchanged.

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Director/Sales,

For C.E./Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC:31/2005 Memo No. 40195/40995/Indl-116/KHN Dated: 9.5.2005

Sub: New Connection/Reconnection of permanently disconnected consumers-Industrial Premises purchased through auction or otherwise for revival of industry.

Some Industrial units become sick due to any reason and get permanently disconnected. Later on these are purchased by a new firm/company through auction by PSIDC/PFC or any other authority and no specific Sales Regulation regarding their reconnection/revival exists. Such firs are considered under OTS package as per CC 42/02 but the new firm/company is reluctant to pay the defaulting amount/pending charges related to the permanently disconnected firm and insist for connection in their name instead of RCO in the name of the old consumer as they feel the charges are exorbitant and by purchasing such sick/ permanently disconnected industrial unit they are trying to revive the sick industry. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to add the following Note under Sales Regulation 39.9:-

(i) In case a new connection is given, full ACD at the prevalent rate and SCC or addition/alteration charges or defaulting amount of old consumer whichever is higher should be recovered alongwith NOC from PPCB and PUDA provided the line is existing.

(ii) Approval in such cases shall be given by Member/Incharge Commercial.

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC:30/2005

Memo No.39269/DB/121 Dated:9.5.2005

SUBJECT: Installation of private 11 KV Pilfer resistant(Dry type) CT/PT units.

In continuation of Commercial Circular 33/2001 dated 15.5.2001, CC 5/2002 dated 22.1.2002, CC 46/2002 dated 5.9.2002 and CC 60/03dated 1.9.2003 issued by this office on the subject noted above, it has been decided to revise the maximum selling price for private sale of 11 KV CT/PT units to Rs.27500/-

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

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

DIRECTOR/BILLING,

FOR CHIEF ENGINEER/COMMERCIAL,

P.S.E.B., PATIALA .

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CC:29/2005

Memo No. 38198/38998 /DSA/Loose.

Dated:5.5.2005

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

In partial modification to the instructions circulated vide CC.No.4/2005 dated 14.1.2005, the nomination from industry on the panel of Zonal Level DSC of Central Zone Ludhiana appearing at B (ii) & Page-8 of the Annexure has been amended to read as under:-

Page 8 B (ii)1. Sh. G.L. Pahwa President,

United Cycle & Parts Mfg. Association Ludhiana.

All other provisions of the CC.No. 4/2005 dated 14.01.2005 shall remain unchanged.

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Director./Sales

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 27/2005 Memo No. 36001/36801/SSM-6/TW Dated: 29-4-05

Sub: Extension in cut off date of AP tubewell connection under general category AP consumers.

Vide CC No. 59/04 dated 28.12.04, the cut-off date for issue of demand notices for General Category AP consumers was extended from 31.03.90 to 31.03.91 with the condition that demand notices shall be issued after 31.03.05. As per para 3(b) of the circular, the consumers were allowed to deposit the charges and submit test report from 01.04.05 onwards after the backlog of pending test reports are cleared by 31.03.05. However the back log of pending test reports could not be cleared by 31-03-05.Further as per para 3(c), from 1.4.05 onward new AP Tubewell Connection are to be released on 11 KV. Clarifications have been sought by the field officers whether this condition is applicable to the General Category Consumers only or both to General & Priority category consumers.

In view of above, para 3 (b) & para 3 (c) of the CC.No.59/04 have been reviewed and it has been decided as under: –

i) The deposit of charges and submission of test reports from the applicants (registered during the period 1-4-90 to 31-3-91) to whom demand notices have been issued on or after 01.04.05 be accepted from 01.07.05 onwards i.e. after the back log of pending test reports as on 31.3.05 is cleared.

i) The instructions regarding release of new AP Tubewell Connections only on 11 KV will be applicable to priority category applicants also. However in their case these instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this circular.

ii) The applicants to whom demand notices have been issued prior to 31.03.05 and test reports have been received or are yet to be received (BOTH IN CASE OF GENERAL AND PRIORITY CATEGORY CONSUMERS), such applicants shall be governed as per old commercial terms and conditions.

iv) In the first quarter of 2005-06 phasing of issue of demand notice be ensured by the field officers keeping in view the availability of material.

All other term and conditions of CC 59/04 dated 28.12.04 shall remain unchanged..

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Director/Sales

For Chief Engineer/Comml.

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 26/2005

Memo No34888/35688/Indl-134/KHN.

Dated: 27.4.05

Sub: LILO arrangement for allowing extension in load/contract demand with conversion of supply from 11KV to 66KV in respect of existing 11KV consumers.

Instructions were issued vide of CC No.36/02 para-(ii) that in between tapping of transmission lines emanating from mother Sub-station for new connection/extension in load would be allowed provided proper loop in loop out (LILO) arrangements are made from the tapping point to the consumer’s sub-station at the cost of the consumer. Afterwards CC.No.8/03 dated 24-8-03 and CC.64/03 dated 12-9-03 were issued giving relaxation in this policy by not insisting upon LILO arrangement where the extension in load is upto 25% of the existing load/contract demand and that this restriction of 25% shall not be applicable in case of induction furnaces and that LILO arrangement is not applicable in case of tail end consumer. Somehow the hardships of 11KV consumers remained overlooked.

2. On the basis of feedback from the field officers that existing 11KV consumers who applied for extension in load/contract demand with conversion of supply voltage from 11KV to 66KV, are reluctant to incur heavy additional expenditure for providing LILO arrangement and in some cases, there is limitation of space for construction of bay etc; the matter has been reconsidered and keeping in view the spirit of various instructions issued from time to time, it has been decided to clarify that solid tapping to the existing 11KV consumers on conversion to 66KV should also be allowed as in case of existing 66KV consumers with the following conditions:-

(i) The facility of allowing solid tapping of 66KV line will be available only if the length of 66KV line is upto 2KMs.The number of consumers on any 66KV line shall not exceed five irrespective of the size of the conductor so as to ensure proper energy audit, control over theft of electricity and fault clearance.

(ii) Since release of connections at 66KV with solid tapping of the existing 66KV line is definitely going to result into longer time period required for identification and segregation of fault, the consumers availing facility of solid tapping shall be asked to give undertaking to the Board that they shall have no claim for failure of supply irrespective of the duration of failure.

(iii) All prospective consumers/new applicants where supply is to be given at 66KV, the principle of LILO shall be made applicable as per existing instructions with a view to have energy audit, control of theft of energy and for fault segregation.

This clarification shall be applicable for pending cases also.

All other terms & conditions of CC No.36/02 followed by CC No.8/03 & 64/03 shall remain unchanged.

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Director/Sales-I

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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CC 25/2005

Memo No 33781/34581/SMI-259. /

Dated: 25-4-2005

Sub: Release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2005.

On the persistent demand of the farmers, the matter regarding release of temporary tubewell connections for the paddy season of 2005 has been considered and it has been decided to release temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2005 on the following terms and conditions:-

i) The processing of applications for temporary tubewell connections be started from 15.5.2005 to 31.5.2005 and connections be made operational from 10.6.05 onwards. All such temporary tubewell connections shall be disconnected by 30.9.05.

ii) Temporary tubewell connections shall not be regularized as permanent subsequently.

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

iv) The limit of maximum load to be applied shall be 7.5BHP and no connection for a load above 7.5BHP will be allowed.

v) An application on A&A forms for getting temporary tubewell connection will be given by the applicants to the AE/AEE (Op.) concerned alongwith non refundable processing fee of Rs.100/-(Rupees one hundred only) per connection. No ACD amount shall be chargeable from such applicants. The entry of such applications shall be made in separate service register to be maintained for release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season.

vi) Technical feasibility regarding release of load will be given by Sr.Xen/Op.concerned who will take into account the connections likely to be released against already processed applications for new connections or extensions in load i.e. demand notices must be taken into account before any temporary connection is released from the same system. The voltage drop calculations of LT side must be made so as to remain within the permissible limits of 6% on rural feeders. The loading of the feeder and pole mounting Sub-station will be the responsibility of the Sr.XEN/Op. Further it should be ensured that the list of areas where temporary connection can be allowed is displayed at the Sub-divisional office.

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

viii) The service cable length of connection shall normally be limited to 100 mtrs. However in hardship cases the length of service cable may go upto a maximum of 110 mtrs.

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

x) The applicants will have to provide their own material for release of such connections, which will be returned to them after disconnection on 30.9.2005.

xi) In case any unauthorized extension /load is detected during paddy season, a load surcharge at the rate Rs.1000/- (Rs. One Thousand only) per BHP will be recovered from such consumers and unauthorized load shall be got disconnected. In case unauthorized temporary tubewell connection is found running, the same shall also be got disconnected and the consumer shall be dealt as per latest instructions of Theft of Energy.

xii) All temporary connections must be disconnected by 30-9-05 for which PDCO shall be issued alongwith connection release order.

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

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

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Director/Sales-I

For CE/Commercial,,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC:23/D.B.-121

Memo No. 32652/33452/DB-121 Dated: 13.04.2005

SUBJECT:- Empanelment of firms for Private Sale of Whole current Static Meters to

Consumers of P.S.E.B.

Please refer to this Office CC No. 54/2002 dated 24-10-2002 and 57/2003 dated 8-8-2003 on the above cited subject.

In this connection, itl is intimated that some additional firms have approved and some of the existing firms have been cancelled for private sale of Single Phase and Three Phase Static Meters as per details given below:-

1) Name of additional firms approved for empanelment for private sale of Single Phase and Three phase Static Meters:-

a) SINGLE PHASE STATIC METERS:

i) M/s Saraf Electricals Pvt. Ltd. Rampuraphul.

ii) M/s HMD Technologies, Gurgaon.

b) THREE PHASE STATIC METERS:

i) M/s Mahashakti Conductors Pvt. Ltd. Bathinda.

2) Name of firms de-empanelled for private sale of Single Phase and Three Phase Static Meters:-

a) Single Phase Static Meters:-

i) M/s Elymer Electrics Pvt. Ltd; New Delhi .

ii) Elymer International Pvt. Ltd; New Delhi .

iii) M/s Avon Meters Pvt. Ltd. Derabassi.

iv) M/s Genus Overseas and Electronics Ltd.Jaipur.

v) M/s H.S.Chawla & Co. Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi .

vi) M/s Precision Meters Pvt. Ltd; Derabassi.

c) Three Phase Static Meters:

i) M/s Maharaja Engg. Works Mohali.

All other terms and conditions contained in CC 54/2002 dated 24-10-2002 remain the same.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

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Dlirector/Billing

For CE/Commercial.

CC: 22/2005

Memo No. 30663/31463/SSM-249/AP.

Dated: 11.4.2005

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for regularization of extension of load in Agriculture Sector.

In view of the representations from the farmers who could not get their extra agricultural load extended under VDS scheme, which was available upto 31.1.2005, the matter was considered and it has been decided to reintroduce the VDS for AP consumers from 15.4.05 to 31.5.05 so that those farmers, who could not get their load extended/regularized earlier, may now avail this opportunity. The terms and conditions shall be same as laid down in CC No.40/04 dated 10.7.04 followed by CC No.48/04 dated 17.9.04 and fax memo No.2892/VDS/SSM-249/Loose dated 23.12.04, which are as detailed below: –

(i) AP consumers who got AP connections released under general or any other priority category shall deposit Rs..1000/- per BHP (modified rates) for all types of motors for the additional unauthorized loads (extra load) irrespective of the type of pump set installed.

(ii) ACD @ Rs.200/- per BHP for the extended load only shall be deposited.

(iii) For regularization of extra load, the requirement of new forms has been dispensed with. The extra load shall be regularized after getting suitable entry made in the passbook after depositing service connection charges and ACD as per rates mentioned above for the extended load only.

(iv) The regularization shall be done immediately as deemed regularized 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 and the BA-16 Receipt issued be made in his passbook and ledger. The consumer shall install the shunt capacitors of requisite capacity as per the total load and the test report shall be arranged by SDO Incharge through JE Incharge who should indicate total load of the motor and KVAR capacity of the Shunt Capacitor installed.

(v) No load surcharge on self-declaration or detection through checking shall be recovered from the AP consumers during the validity of the scheme.

(vi) Augmentation of the line and distribution transformer, wherever required after its close 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%. Secondly, in case with the addition of unauthorized load, the loading becomes beyond 100%, the transformer up to 63/100 KVA may be installed on the existing pole mounting sub-station with the prior approval of SE/Op.

(vii) The scheme shall remain valid upto 31.5.2005.

Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to this scheme by displaying it on the Notice Board, in their offices, Complaint Centres and mass consumer contact camps be organized for on the spot regularization of the load.

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Director/Sales-I

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 21/2005

Memo No. 29623/30423/PPCB/DDS-I

Dated8.4.2005

Sub: Release of extension to Industries covered under Green Category in Un-approved Pre-dominantly residential areas.

Many representations are being received from industrial Associations regarding problems being faced by Green Category of Industrial consumers falling in un-approved/pre-dominantly residential areas. As per rules framed by PPCB a certificate from the Department of Town and Country Planning has to be furnished by the electricity consumers. This certificate is issued by District Town Planner(DTP) only to those persons which as per the schedule of Land Utilization Scheme are located under small scale industrial zones as determined by DTP. As a result, the small/Cottage Industrial Entrepreneurs having industrial units in un-approved residential areas are facing hardship. They are unable to expand their business due to non-release of extension in load. Some of them are forced to increase their load without any intimation to PSEB, which results in levy of heavy penalty by way of load surcharge as and when the unauthorized load is detected. Such consumers are not in a position to remove the load and also not in a position to get extension due to restrictions imposed by the PPCB..

The matter was taken up with PPCB and in view of the office order No.173 dated 07.03.05 (Annex-A) issued by PPCB, it has been decided that the existing 95 types of Green Category of Industries notified by PPCB & located in non-designated areas may be permitted an extension in power load upto 100% of their existing available sanctioned load for the purpose of modernization/expansion/regularization of excess load subject to the following conditions:-

1. This facility will be extended to the existing green category of industries operating in non-designated areas.

2. An affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper shall be furnished by the consumer to the effect that his existing industry is operating in the non-designated area. For any wrong declaration, consumer himself will be liable and his connection shall be disconnected at his risk and responsibility.

3. Such extensions will be allowed to the extent that industrial units will remain in MS category after extension i.e. maximum load allowed will be 100 KW.

4. The consumer shall submit an affidavit to the following effects:-

i. That there will be no addition of plant and machinery generating pollution load consequent upon the increase or addition in power load upto 100% of the existing sanctioned load at the same location and there will be no increase or addition in pollution load either on modernization or by expansion.

ii. That the investment of industry is not more than Rs.25 lacs on plant and machinery.

iii. The industry shall submit details of plant and machinery to be installed to PPCB with tentative load factor. In case industry is found at any stage to create conditions that generate any type of pollution. PPCB shall be free to take legal action under the provisions of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974 and Air(Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1981 or Environment (Protection) Act,1986 as considered appropriate.

5. The industry must have either valid ?consent to operate? of PPCB or should have applied for the ?consent to operate? of PPCB for the existing unit.

6. The consumer shall submit documentary evidence to the effect that they have applied to PPCB for the ?consent to establish?.

7. This facility will NOT be extended for the establishment of new green category of industries in non-designated areas.

8. This benefit of power load extension would be extended to small scale units only and subject to notification of Govt. of India No. 447(E) dated 25.7.1991.

9. The load shall be released after approval of A&A forms by the competent authority..

10. SCC & ACD at rates as applicable to relevant category of tariff shall be recovered, for the additional load.

11. As a result of change of category due to extension in load, consumer shall be governed under the tariff applicable to changed category.

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

13. NOC from Municipal Corporation/Committees/PUDA shall not be insisted upon from the consumers subject to the condition that if any statutory body or courts objects later on, for the extension in load granted, PSEB shall be at liberty to withdraw the extension for which suitable undertaking on non judicial stamp paper shall be submitted by the consumer.

14. This relaxation is applicable only for modernization/expansion of the industry restricted as one time benefit onlyupto 30.6.05.

DA/Annex-A

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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Annex-A

Punjab Pollution Control Board

Vatavaran Bhawan, Nabha Road, Patiala

No.GPC/Gen/D.No.434/2005/173

Dated: 7.3.2005

OFFICE ORDER

Ludhiana is an Industrial hub of State of Punjab and there are approximately more than 20,000 nos. of industries operated in the city of Ludhiana. Out of which 200 nos. are large and medium scale industries, 2500 nos. are small scale industries of red category and approximately more than 17,500 nos. of industries are of green category. So more than 80% of total industries operating in Ludhiana are small scale tiny units of Green category mainly engaged in manufacturing Hosiery Garments, machining of sewing machine parts, cycle parts, auto parts, hand tools etc.

Punjab Pollution Control Board has mainly laid stress in pollution control in red category of industries. The Board has laid down the policy for red category of industries operating in non-designated area and as per the policy, the Industries are required to be shifted to designated area. The time period has been extended by the Board upto 30.6.2005. The main motive behind the policy of the Board is not to allow the establishment of any new industry or allow expansion of any type in existing industries operating in non-designated are of five highly polluting towns of the State of Punjab, Ludhiana City. Is one of them. The main stress of the Board was on red category of industries but the policy was implemented in totality in all type of industries, which included green category of industries also.

The Board has been receiving large number of representations from various Industrial Associations of Ludhiana and also from the office of Chairman, PS EB to allow extension in electric connection to existing green category of industries in Ludhiana.

The process involved in existing Hosiery units are knitting on flat knit machine and stitching of garments. The trade in the International market has been opened to all the hosiery units in particular when go in for modernization/expansion, has to purchase computerized knitting machinery which cost them 1 crore to 5 crore of investment in plant and machinery and also requires enhancement of electric connection to operate these machinery so that they can compete the product manufactured at international level. Further due to the addition of such type of computerized knitting machine there is neither any increase in pollution load of water or air.

A letter has been received from PSEB vide which it has been intimated that a large number of green category industries are operating particularly in Ludhiana in non-designated area but predominantly residential area, the industries are operating on over load thus causing revenue loss to PSEB. The PSEB has requested to release one time 100% load to such industries with certain conditions, which will not cause any increase in pollution load.

The Board vide its Notification No. 178/98/1 dated 20.1.1998 decided that marginally polluting industries as per Schedule-I which cater to the daily need of the community shall be permitted to be set up within commercial and other than residential area of the town after obtaining consent to establish from the Punjab Pollution Control Board under green category and in municipal areas other than residential and commercial, consent to establish will be granted on merit after assessing the suitability in each individual case. Though the Board is pressurizing to shift the industries from the residential areas, however, till date there is no such concrete policy to shift the existing industries from the non-designated areas to designated areas. The main green category industry in Ludhiana is relating to hosiery goods manufacturing. Due to modernization to improve the quality of the product the latest machinery is being installed and for which additional electric load is required. With this modernization or increase in production, there will be no increase in pollution load.

In view of the above, it has now been decided that the existing Green category of Industries located in non-designated areas maybe permitted an extension in power load upto 100% of their existing available sanctioned load for the purpose of modernization/ expansion/regularization of over load subject to the following conditions:-

1. The industry will submit an affidavit that there will be no addition of plant and machinery generating pollution load consequent upon the increase in power load upto 100% of the existing sanctioned load at the same location and there will be no increase or addition in pollution load either on modernization or by expansion.

2. That the industry must have either valid consent to operate of the Board or should have applied for the consent to operate of the Board for the existing unit.

3. That the industry shall apply for the ?Consent to establish? on simplified Green category prescribed proforma and shall deposit the requisite consent to establish fee as applicable for the expansion/modernization of the project irrespective of cost. The industry shall submit details of plant and machinery irrespective of cost. The industry shall submit details of plant and machinery to be installed with tentative extension in electric load.

4. That this facility will be extended to the existing green category of industries operating in non-designated area.

5. That this relaxation is applicable only for modernization/expansion of the industry restricted as one time benefit only.

6. That this facility will not be extended for the establishment of new green category of industries in non-designated area.

7. This benefit of power load extension would be extended to small scale units only and subject to the notification of Govt. of India No. 47(E) dated 25.7.1991.

8. The industry shall shift its premises to designated area as and when the Govt. formulates the policy of shifting of industries sin future.

9. The NOC shall not be any ground for not shifting the industry to the designated areas as and when Govt. frames the policy for shifting of industries.

These orders shall come into effect immediately.

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(Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa)

MLA

Chairman.

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CC:19/121

Memo No.27409/28209/DB-121 Dated:31.03.2005

SUBJECT:- Empanelment of firms for private sale of meters to consumers of

P.S.E.B

The maximum selling price for various meters was circulated by this office by issuing Commercial Circulars from time to time. The latest Circular were issued vide CC No. 80/2003 dt.18122003 for three phase Static Meters and CC No.65/2003 dt.03.10.2003 for LT/CT& HT/TPT Static Meters. The price was fixed 25% more than the price at which the firms were supplying meters to P.S.E.B against Purchase Orders of the latest tender enquiry as per prevailing Instructions. Now as per decision of W.T.Ms conveyed vide Secretary/Meeting Section U.O.No. 9146 dated 17.9.04 to E.I.C./Metering, the profit for private sale of meters has been limited to 10% instead of existing 25% on the latest Purchase Orders. In compliance of the decision, the maximum selling price for private sale of various types of meters by the empanelled firms to the consumers of P.S.E.B has been revised as under:-

1) Single Phase Static Meters. = Rs.262.90P per meter

2) Three Phase Static Meters = Rs.515.90P per meter

3) LT/CT Static Meters = Rs.3999.97P per meter

4) HT/TPT Static Meters = Rs.4954.29P per

The earlier instructions on the subject may be considered to have been amended to the above extent.

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

This issues with the approval of Competent authority.

Director/Billing,

For Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B, Patiala .

C:C:No.17/2005

Memo No. 19108/19908 / SMI-32

Dated: 10.3.2005

SUB:- Splitting of agricultural tubewell connections running on urban/city feeders.

Delegations of farmers brought out the problems faced by them in respect of PSEB policy pertaining to splitting of tubewell connections especially those, which are running on Urban/City Feeders. They put forth that the splitting of AP tubewell connections be also allowed from Urban or City feeders as is being allowed for AP tubewell consumers running on rural feeders. Although CC.No.38/03 dated 9-6-03 does not prescribe any differentiation between rural or urban or city tubewell consumers but as intimated by the delegation, splitting of already existing tube wells on urban/city feeder is not being allowed to them. To avoid any inconvenience to consumers, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under: –

1. The splitting of tubewell connections already running on urban/city feeders is allowed at par with rural feeder consumers as per prevalent CC-No.38/03 subject to the condition that such connections are getting metered supply and existing tubewell connection load was 10 BHP and above at the time of release of original connection..

ii) The priority shall be allowed by SE/Op. instead of Sr.XEN/ASE/Op. as per existing instructions.

iii) TUBEWELL CONSUMERS, WHO FIRST GET THE LOAD EXTENDED AFTER HAVING THE BENEFIT OF VDS AND THEN GO IN FOR SPLITTING OF TUBEWELL CONNECTIONS, WHETHER RUNNING ON RURAL/URBAN FEEDERS, SHALL NOT QUALIFY FOR SPLITTING FOR A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF LAST EXTENSION UNDER VDS.

iv) The field officers shall ensure that, the AP tubewell connections getting supply from Urban/City/Urban Pattern supply feeder as per CC No.57/04 followed by CC No.2/05 are charged AP metered tariff.

v) Enforcement officers shall carry out intensive checking to ensure that AP metered tubewell connections are not misused for other purposes.

Sd/- Director/Sales,

PSEB.,Patiala.

C:C:No._ 16/2005

Memo No18120/18920 / Indl.116/KHN

Dated: 9.3.2005

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

One Time Settlement package issued vide CC No.42/2002 dated 12.8.2002 for reconnection of all categories of permanently disconnected defaulting consumers was available upto 31.12.2004. Requests are being received from various categories of consumers for further extension in the said package.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided to extend the One Time Settlement package upto 30.6.2005 for the revival of sick industry and other categories of consumers. With this extension, the disconnected consumers can opt for reconnection upto 30.6.2005. The cut off date for consideration of cases whose connections were disconnected temporarily/permanently shall remain unchanged i.e. 31.12.03 as mentioned in CC 24/04 dated 26.5.04.

Sd/-

Director/Sales

For Chief Engineer/Comml

PSEB, Patiala

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C:C:No. 15/2005

Memo No. 17170/17970 / SSM-249/VDS/SP/MS

Dated: 7.3.2005

SUB:- Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for S.P. consumers.

To regularize the already running unauthorized load so that the feeding system could be upgraded commensurate with the running load and thus ensuring continuity of the quality power supply, it has been decided to introduce VDS for Small Power supply (SP) consumers only w.e.f. 1.3.05 upto 30.4.05 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 in the A&A form for the enhanced load and kept in the consumer case file and suitable entry shall be made on the A&A form. The small power industrial consumer shall be allowed to declare the additional load to the extent of 100% of the existing sanctioned 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 for extra load shall be recovered in case of no change of category after extension.

(v) In case of change of category from SP to MS as a result of additional load, the ACD as applicable under MS category i.e. Rs.750/- per KW or part thereof shall be recovered for the total load giving due credit for the ACD already deposited. SCC in su1sch cases shall also be limited to 50% of the SCC applicable in the MS category i.e. Rs.375/-per KW for additional declared load.

(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.

(vii) 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.

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

(ix) 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.

Similarly NOC from Municipal Corporation/Committees, and PUDA shall not be insisted upon from such consumers, whose industry is already running in the residential areas or other restricted areas subject to the condition that if any statutory body or courts objects later on for the extension so granted, PSEB shall be at liberty to withdraw the extension for which suitable undertaking may be taken from the consumer. However, such consumers shall be required to deposit ACD at double the normal rates.

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

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

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala.

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C:C:No. 14/2005

Memo No. 16181/16981 / SMI-32

Dated: 4.3.2005

SUB:- Shifting of Tubewell Connections.

Ref: This office Fax Memo No.2897/2901/SSM-249/VDS/Loose dated 23.12.2004

In continuation to this office CC No.15/2002 and in view of the pressing demand of the farmers for shifting of tubewell motors due to failure of bores, it has been decided to allow shifting of such connections to other suitable sites within the same Khewat/Kila after depositing lump sum charges of Rs.2,000/0 only( against the present applicable rate of actual cost of minimum of Rs.5,000/-) for each shifting and no estimate for this purpose shall be prepared/sanctioned for the purpose of recovery of cost of shifting.

The above instructions shall come into force with effect from 23.12.2004. All other terms and conditions of the subject cited issue shall remain unchanged.

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala

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C:C:No.13/05

Memo No. 15265/16065 / L-335

Dated: 4.3.05

SUB:- Release of tubewell connections under General Category.

General category consumers who had applied for release of tubewell connection before 31.3.90 and have submitted test reports after completion of all the formalities are agitating that even after a lapse of almost 15 years, their tubewell connections are not being released. In order to remove the grievances of such consumers, it has been decided to release all such tubewell connections ending March, 05 where test reports have already be received. Para (i) of CC.35/04 dated 15.6.04 may be considered as amended to this extent.

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Director/Sales-I

For CE/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala.

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CC: 12/2005

Memo No . 14275/15075/RG-366 ED

Dated: 28.2.2005

Sub: Exemption from the payment of Electricity Duty- Mentioning period of exemption in the Electricity Bill.

It has been brought to the notice by Punjab Government that exemption from the payment of Electricity Duty is given to various industries for a specific period. This period does not find any mention in the bill which are sent to such consumers. As a result , the levy of electricity duty after the date of expiry of the exemption is not being imposed.

The matter has been considered and it is stated that the Electricity Bills being issued by the staff of Centralized Billing Cells/Computer Service Centres must contain the information regarding the period for which exemption from payment of electricity duty has been granted by the Government of Punjab. This information should be based on information from Sub-Divisional Offices and/or from the office of Chief Electrical Inspector to Govt. of Punjab.

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Chief Engineer/Comml

PSEB,Patiala

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C:C:No. 11/2005

Memo No. 13300/14100/ SMI-5

Dated: 25/2/2005

Subject: Release of additional power connection to install telecom equipment & towers antennas on ground floor; roof tops of Residential/Non-residential Industrial premises.

As per Board?s present policy (S.R. No.167), only one No. Connection in one premises is allowed so that there is no loss of revenue by the application of wrong schedule of tariff. Various mobile telephone service providers have intimated that they are in process of installing large no. of telecom equipment/ towers/antennas to expand their mobile network and for bringing state of art services. The sites so chosen are based on transmission frequency, density of customers and degree of transmission, range and desired sound quality and as such sites cannot be changed.

The erection of tele-communication towers is a step towards the advancement of telecommunication services, which in the present era is the backbone of the modern world . Further more, there are space limitations for the installation of towers/Antennas. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to release second connection under NRS Category for communication equipment subject to the following condition:-

i) The consumer shall furnish.

a) Consent of the landlord in the form of affidavit for installation of the tower.

b) Lease deed duly notorized.

c) Undertaking to be governed under NRS tariff.

d) Undertaking that he shall not indulge in malpractice /misuse of connection failing which any detection of malpractice/misuse of connection, he shall have to pay compensation as per SR No.137.3

i) Board shall ensure

a) The Meters are installed in accessible position so that they can be easily read.

b) The Tariff chargeable shall be NRS..

In order to ensure that all the telecom towers (those already installed or to be installed in future) have been given commercial connections, such connections of all the companies be checked by the field offices and given commercial connections (NRS). An implementation report in this regard shall be sent by the concerned CE/Zone.

Sd/-

Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB,Patiala.

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C:C:No.10/05

Memo No. 12336/13136/ SSM-414

Dated: 18.2.2005

SUB:- Release of tubewell connection on priority to the farmers adopting Drip/sprinkler Irrigation System.

Vide CC No.3/2004 dated 14.1.04, release of tubewell connection on priority under Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation System was allowed to those applicants who had already been issued demand notices under this category & also to those from whom test reports had been received.

To remove the hardship of those applicants who had opted for Drip/Sprinkler system prior to 20.8.2002, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to release AP connections on priority under Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation System to such applicants also who had opted for Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation Scheme prior to 20.8.2002 and later got converted to general category. The terms and conditions shall be as per CC No.3/2004 dated 14.1.04.

Sd/-

Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No. 9/2005

Memo No. 11421/12221 / SSM-414/OYT

Dated:18.2.2005

SUB:- Release of tubewell connection under OYT Scheme to deal with hardship cases.

It has been noticed that most of the prospective consumers who had applied for tubewell connection under OYT Scheme and had deposited the earnest money required at the time of opting for OYT Scheme i.e. on or before 26-12-01, have already installed the requisite equipment /purchased the material and were not released tubewell connections due to the prevalent instructions. The representations have been received from these applicants to release their tubewell connections under OYT Scheme. In order to settle the issue once for all and to remove the hardship of farmers registered under OYT Scheme , it has been decided as under:-

i) All such OYT applicants to whom demand notices were not issued due to ban w.e.f. 12.4.02 and have erected their lines shall be issued demand notices and connection be released under OYT Scheme. Such erected lines shall be inspected by the office of Chief Electrical Inspector and verified by Sr.XEN/DS concerned personally. Such applicants shall not be asked to deposit the cost of estimate of line and shall be exempted from the applicability of CC.No. 40/02 dated 7.8.02 which stipulate that ?Board shall release new connection at the cost of consumer and material/constructions shall be provided/carried out by the Board to ensure good quality of material/workmanship.?

ii) Those applicants who have not erected the line and installed transformer but were registered under OYT Scheme shall also be issued demand notices in relaxation of ban. The work of such applicants shall be carried out by Board and the cost of estimate on actual basis in addition to SCC shall be borne by these applicants. However, suitable capacity of transformer for feeding single connection of 6.3KV, 10KVA, 16KVA shall be purchased by the applicant at his own cost as this type of transformer is not being purchased by the Board. The Inspection of such lines so erected for the release of tubewell connections shall be governed by PSEB standing instructions regarding the transformer to be supplied by consumers & instructions issued vide CC.No.38/2001 dated 12.6.2001 shall be binding.

The strict compliance of the above instructions may be ensured.

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CC. No.8/2005

Memo No. 9050/9850 / Indl-417/L

Dated: 16.2.05

SUB:- Providing of power connection to Software Units on priority.

To encourage establishment of Software Units in the State of Punjab Sales Regulation Clause No.13 was amended & priority for release of industrial connection for setting up of a Software Development Centre was allowed by adding clause 13.3.9 in Sales Regulation vide CC No.29/2000 dated 24.4.2000 as under:-

? Applicants seeking Industrial Connection for setting up of a Software Development Centre shall also be allowed priority for release of connection.?

This priority was initially admissible for a period of two years w.e.f. from 24.4.2000. The matter has been considered & it has been decided to extend the above priority without any limit of time period. Other terms & conditions of CC.No.29/2000 dt. 24.4.2000 shall remain unchanged.

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C:C:No.7/2005

Memo No. 7649/8449 / SSM-249/VDS /DS

Dated: 2.2.2005

SUB:- Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for DS/NRS category of consumers.

As the next summer season is approaching fast, the distribution network feeding DS/NRS consumers has to be augmented to ensure quality power supply to the affected consumers. For this purpose, the esteemed consumers are expected to get, their actual load installed in their premises, declared and regularized to enable PSEB to augment the system to cater the need of increased load.

It has further been experienced that DS/NRS consumers were facing lot of inconvenience in complying with the procedure and filling-up the forms, submission of test report etc. resultantly they were hesitant to get their actual load sanctioned/regularized. To avoid any inconvenience to our consumers, the procedure of load regularization has been simplified and Board has decided to introduce Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for DS/NRS category of consumers w.e.f.1.2.2005 upto 31.3.2005. The main features of this scheme 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.

2. The extension in load may be declared by the consumer on plain paper to be formed part of the A&A form & placed in consumer file. No test report needs to be submitted.

3. 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.

4. 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 and reduced SCC there & then.

5. Reduced Service Connection Charges (by 50%) shall be recovered against such declaration as under:-

Sr.No. Load DS (Rs.per KW) NRS (Rs.per KW)
I Upto 1KW Rs.125/- Rs.125/-
II Above 1KW & upto 3KW Rs.150/- Rs.250/-
III Above 3KW & upto 7KW Rs.250/- Rs.375/-
IV) Above 7KW Rs.375/- Rs.500/-

6. ACD recoverable shall be as per existing rates which are as under:-

(a) Domestic

Rs.500/-per KW or part thereof.

(b) Non Residential (NRS)

Rs.700/-per KW or part thereof.

7. The load may be computed as follows:-

Description Domestic NRS Remarks
Light Point 60 Watts (1/2 of total light points to be taken into account) 80 Watts 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) Faction 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) Faction of Socket to be taken as one socket.

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

9. Total load after extension shall remain up to 100KW for supply at LT. The consumer shall have to take connection at 11KV and install his own transformer in case the total load after extension is beyond 100KW.

10. No load surcharge shall be levied.

11. The total load(including unauthorized extension) shall be considered for the purpose of regulating service connection charges in the specific slabs mentioned above, but the actual charges to be recovered shall be for the unauthorized load only at the rates as applicable for the slabs relating to the total load.

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

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C:C:No.6/2005

Memo No.6609/7459/FCR/Loose /

Dated: 28.01.2005

Sub: Computation of connected load of Domestic Consumers.

As per existing instructions, the connected load of DS/NRS consumers is worked out as per guidelines detailed in A&A form CS-I-A for the guidance of the prospective consumers. The matter has been considered and decided that connected load of fan points and power sockets for Domestic consumers shall be worked out as under:-

Description For Domestic Consumers only

Existing

Revised

Remarks

Fan Points 80 Watts each 80 Watts each (1/3rd of total no. of Fan Points are to be taken into account). Fraction of Fan point to be taken as one point.
Power Sockets 1000 Watts each (1/3rd of total No. of sockets to be taken into account). 1000 Watts each (1/4th of total No. of sockets to be taken into account). Fraction of socket to be taken as one socket.

The Commercial Circular 48/01 is amended to the above extent.

All other instructions/guidelines regarding release of domestic connection shall remain unchanged. Sd/-

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C:C:No._5/2005

Memo No 4923/5773 /TW/PTA

Dated: 27.1.2003

Sub: Release of tubewell connection under priority categories on lease land.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that the facility for allowing tubewell connection on long leased land under priority categories shall be allowed subject to amendment of the Sales Regulation clause No.13.5.2 to the following extent: –

?The priority will be admissible to a person who owns land in his name, except religious/charitable institutions, which will be required to submit a copy of FARD of the land where tubewell connection is to be installed authenticating the ownership of the land . The priority will also be admissible in case the land is on lease. In that case the applicant shall be required to submit following documents/an affidavit duly notarized containing the following: –

i). Purpose of lease i.e. agriculture, horticulture and floriculture etc.

ii). The lease of the land is for 20 years or more (proof to be submitted)

iii). If at the end of lease period lessee surrenders the possession of land to the original owner then in that case the tubewell connection can be shifted /changed as per provision of CC No.40/2000.

All other terms and conditions on the subject shall remain unchanged.

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C:C:No. 4/2005

Memo No2970/3770 /Loose-I/Comml

Dated: 14.01.2005

Sub:- Constitution of Dispute Settlement Authority and other Dispute Settlement Committees of the Board.

In continuation to the instructions already circulated vide CC.No.55/2001 dated 5.7.2001 and the recommendations of the Govt. it has been decided that while resovling disputes with consumers the representatives from industry as per the Annexures enclosed shall act as Members of Circle Level Dispute Settlement Committees(CLDSC),Zonal Level Dispute Settlement Committees(ZLDSC) & State Level Dispute Settlement Authority (DSA).

The Circle Level, Zonal Level & State Level Dispute Settlement forums as defined above shall function according to the terms & conditions as circulated vide CC.No.55/2001 dated 5.7.2001.

DA/As above.

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Annexure

(A) ` CIRCLE LEVEL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT COMMITTEES

SOUTH ZONE.

i) Patiala
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Kewal Garg

M/s.Sadashiv Casting Ltd.

Dera Bassi.

2. Sh.Shiam Singla

M/s.Samana Cotspin Ltd.

Samana

3. Sh.Narianjan Singh

M/s.Super Hinges pvt. Ltd.

Rajpura

ii) Sangrur(Malerkotla)
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Vijay Gupta

M/s.Gupta Agro Ind.

Sangrur

2. Sh.Amar Singh

M/s.Dashmesh Mechanical Works,

Malerkotla

3. Sh.S.S.Sewak

M/s.Arihant Spinning MIlls, Malerkotla

iii) Ropar
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.S.K.Bansal

M/s.Punjab Pesticides Inds. Coop Society Ltd.

Vill..Khanpur

2. Sh.S.S.Sandhu

M/s.Metal Pressing,

Mohali

3. Sh.Harjeet Singh

B-63/Ph-V, Indl. Area

Mohali

iv) Mohali
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Gurmeet Singh

M/s.AGK Computer Secure Prints. Ltd.

Mohali

2. Sh.R.K.Luther

M/s.Atul Fasteners Ltd.

Mohali

3. Sh.P.J.Singh,

M/s.Tynor Orthotics Ltd.

Mohali.

CENTRAL ZONE:
v) Ludhiana East
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Mahesh Munjal

M/s.Majestic Auto Ltd.

2. Sh.Subash Bajaj

M/s.Bajaj Sons Ltd.

3. Sh.Deepak Singhal

M/s.

vI) Ludhiana West
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Jagdish Singhal

M/s.Eastman Inds. Ltd.

Dhandari Kalan

2. Sh.M.S.Bhogal

M/s.Bhogal Sons(regd.)

Ludhiana

3. Sh.Inderjeet Singh Pardhan

M/s.Nankana Sahib Engg. Works,

Ludhiana

vii) Ludhiana-Suburban
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Satish Dhanda

M/s.Sedam Industries,

Dhandari Kalan

2. Sh.Sanjiv Garg

M/s.Garg Furnace Ltd.

VPO Jugiana

3. Sh.P.D.Sharma

M/s. Vashisht Industrial Products,

Vill. Mundian

viii) Khanna- Mandi Gobindgarh
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.R.P.Bhatia

M/s.Rajeev Steel Pvt. Ltd

Mandi Gobindgarh

2. Sh.Rakesh Thukral

M/s.Mittar Engg. Works

Sirhind Mandi

3. Sh.Chanan Singh Matharoo

M/s.Calcutta Steel Inds.

Mandi Gobindgarh

NORTH ZONE
ix) Jalandhar
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Ashwani Kapoor

M/s.KMP Mfg. Company

2. Sh.Sharad Aggarwal

M/s.Forgings & Chemicals

3. Sh.Sukhdev Raj

M/s.Victor Tools

x) Hoshiarpur
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Tehal Singh

M/s.Modern Industries

2. Sh.Madan Mohan Aggarwal

M/s.Navyug Electro Appliances

3. Sh.Amrit Saggar Mittal

M/s.International Tractor Ltd.

Vill. Chak Gujaran

xi) Kapurthalla
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.M.K.Abrol

M/s.Abrol Engg. Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Kapurthalla

2. Sh.Ashok Gupta

M/s.Pardeep Engg. Inds.

Phagwara

3. Sh.P.S.Sethi

M/s.Indian Auto Industries

Kapurthalla

xii) Nawanshahr
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Joginder Pal

M/s.Navshakti Enterprises

2. Sh.Sita Ram Taneja

M/s.Taneja Industries

3. Sh.Anil Kaushik

M/s.DCM Engg. Products

BORDER ZONE:
xiii) Amritsar City
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.B.M.Khanna

M/s.Khanna Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd.

Nangali

2. Sh.Jugal Kishor

M/s.Jackson Laboratory

Amritsar

3. Sh.Piarak Lal Seth

M/s.Apollo Shawls,

Amritsar

xiv) Amritsar Suburban
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Sanjiv Mehra

M/s.T.K.Sawls

2. Sh.Samir Goyal

M/s.Narain Steel

3. Sh.Harjit Singh

M/s.Free India Engg. Co.

xv) Gurdaspur(Batala)
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Mohinder Singh

M/s. United Foundry

Batala

2. Sh.Bharat Bhushan

M/s.Bhushan Udyog

Batala

3. Sh.Paramjit Singh Gill

M/s.Sahil Alloy

Batala

xvi) Tarn-Taran(Amritsar)
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Harbhajan Singh Kairon

M/s.Khalsa Super Pack

Tarn-Taran

2. Col.Amarjit Singh

M/s.Goindwal Tools & Forging Inds.

Goindwal Sahib

3. Sh.Jaspal Singh Panesar

M/s.Tarn-Taran Foundry & Engg. Works

Tarn-Taran

WEST ZONE:
xvii) Bhatinda
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Deepak Garg

M/s.Hind Insulated Cables

Bhatinda

2. Sh.Jethu Ram Balsal

M/s.Rubber Sheets

Bhatinda

3. Sh.Om Parkash Singla

M/s.Aarti Furnitures

Mansa

xviii) Faridkot
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Rohit Vohra

M/s.Vohra Solvex Pvt. Ltd

Faridkot

2. Sh.Bal Karishan Bali

M/s.Shankar Rice & Gen. Mills

Baghapurana

3. Sh.K.K.Puri

M/s.Devi Dass Gopal Krishan Pvt. Ltd

Moga

xix) Ferozepur
Sr.No. Name
1. Sh.Pawan Khaitan

M/s.Amrit Vanaspati Company Ltd.

Vill.Rajpura

2. Sh.Suraj Gupta

M/s.Suraj Solvent & Vanaspati Inds.

Vill.Khippan Wali

3. Narula Ashok

M/s.Narula Foods Pvt. Ltd,.

Vill.Guru Har Sahai

xx) Mukatsar
Sr.No. Name
1. Dr.Ajay Kumar Satia

M/s.Satia Paper Mills Ltd.

Vill & PO Rupana

2. Ssh.Babu Ram Grover

M/s.Mukatsar Cotton & Ginning & Pressing Factory

Mukatsar

3. Sh.Surjit Singh Virdi

M/s.Delux Agri. Implements Pvt. Ltd.

Malout

(B) ZONAL LEVEL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT COMMITTEES:
(i) PATIALA ZONE;
1. Shri Amarjit Singh, President

Chamber of Commerce, C/o M/s Kartar,

Combine, Bhadson, Nabha.

2. Shri Shanti Lal, President,

Derabassi Industrial Association,

Derabassi.

3. Shri A.R. Sharma, President,

Sangrur District Industrial Chamber,

Sangrur.

(ii) LUDHIANA ZONE;
1. Shri D.S. Chawla, President,

United Cycle & Parts Mfgs. Association,

Ludhiana.

2. Shri Sukhdial Singh, President,

Ludhiana Machine Tools Mfgs. Association,

Ludhiana.

3. Sh. Joy Kuntty, Sr. Vice President,

Gobindgarh Steel Chamber of Commerce,

Mandi Gobindgarh.

(iii) JALANDHAR ZONE;
1. Shri R.K. Gandhi, President,

Sports & Surgical Complex, Jalandhar.

2. Shri R.R.Kohli, President,

Punjab Chamber of Small Exporters,

Phagwara.

3. Shri Kashmiri Lal Jain, President,

Hoshiarpur Handicrafts Mfrs. Association,

Hoshiarpur.

(iv) AMRITSAR ZONE:
1. Shri P.L. Kapoor, President,

Textile Manufacturing Association,

Amritsar.

2. Shir Vijay Passi, President,

Pathankot Chamber of Commerce,

Pathankot.

3. Sh. J.S. Nayar,

Foundry Industrial Association, Batala.

(v) BATHINDA ZONE;
1. Shri Raman Kumar Watt, President,

Bathinda Chamber of Industries & Commerce,

Bathinda.

2. Shri Prem Kumar, President,

Moga Rice & Sheller Association,

Moga.

3. Shri Balwant Singh, President,

Abohar Cotton & Oil Mills Association,

Abohar.

(C) STATE LEVEL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT COMMITTEE (DSA).
1. Shri Vinod Thapar,

President,

Federation of Knitwear, Textiles

And Allied Industries Association,

Ludhiana.

2. Shri Avinash Arora , President,

Jalandhar Rubber Goods Mfgs. Association,

Jalandhar.

C:C:No.3/2005

Memo No. 1677/2477 / SSM 395

Dated: 6.1.2005

SUB;– Installation of Electro-mechanical meters of agricultural pump sets for the release of new connections.

Ref:- CC.No. 68/2002 dated 31.12.2002 and CC.No. 19/2004 dated 7.4.2004.

Three Phase whole Electro Mechanical Meters spared/removed from DS,NRS & SP consumers due to their replacement with electronic meters were decided to be installed on the premises of AP consumers who were billed under flat rate for the purpose of assessing the consumption made by agriculture pump sets. These spare/removed meters could also be used for release of new AP connections in which case Rs. 500/- as meter security could be recovered from the prospective AP consumers. Later on the representations of Kissan Unions Sangharsh Committee, it was decided vide CC.No.19/2004 dated 7.4.2004 that since the meters are being installed only to assess the consumption of power by AP consumers, meter security of Rs. 500/- may not be insisted by PSEB as required vide CC.No. 68/2002 from prospective consumers.

2. The matter has been again considered and it has been decided that all the new tubewell connections shall be provided with electro mechanical meters spared from the metered category of other consumers after recovering only Rs.500/- towards the cost of meter but no meter rental, meter security and meter testing fee shall be charged. However in case of existing AP consumers governed under flat rate meter cost of Rs.500/- shall not be recovered if such surplus/spared electro mechanical meters are installed on the existing tubewell connections. Also in the event of burning/damage of meter of existing AP consumers, no recovery on account of the meter cost shall be affected. However in the event of switching over to metered supply for old AP consumers, the meter cost of Rs.500/- shall be charged.

The earlier instructions issued as per Member/D note dated 4.6.04 (copy enclosed) on the subject cited issued stands amended to the above extent.

The strict compliance of the above instructions may be ensured.

DA/As above.

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C:C:No.56/2004

Memo No. 76495/78295/SSM-580

Dated: 4.11.2004

Sub:- Setting-up of Grievance Cell in the Head Office, Patiala.

Ref:- Joint Secretary, Personnel Office Order No.9337/C-1 dated. 11.10.2004.

In order to provide instant relief to the power consumers who are served inflated/wrong bills pertaining to use of electricity it has been decided to set up a grievance Cell headed by Member/Distribution at the PSEB HQ Patiala . Other Members of the Cell are the concerned CE/OP., CAO (Revenue) & Concerned SE/OP. (Member/Convener). The aggrieved consumers may be advised to file their complaints with the Grievance Cell for expeditious redressal of their grievances. Further field Officers are advised not to include arrears in the current energy bills to avoid harassment to the consumers.

The functional instructions for the working of the grievance Cells shall be as under:-

(i) Aggrieved consumers may give their grievance/complaint regarding inflated/wrong billing to the concerned SE/OP.

(ii) SE/OP. should examine the grievance/complaint and prepare an agenda note for consideration by the Grievance Cell. The agenda note should accompany a copy of the bill/letter issued for raising of the demand and calculation thereof and specific grievances of the consumer. The agenda note shall be put upto concerned CE/OP. who shall give comments on it.

(iii) This agenda note shall be faxed by CE/OP. to the office of Member/D and CAO/Revenue on the same day the grievance/complaint is lodged in the office of SE/OP.

(iv) CAO/Revenue will examine the agenda note and brief Member/D regarding the genuineness or otherwise of the complaint/grievance the very next day.

(v) The findings of the Grievance Cell, as finally decided by the Member/D shall be conveyed to the CE/OP./SE/OP. through Fax and to the consumer, if he has the fax facility.

vii) SE/OP. shall ensure that decision of the Grievance Cell shall invariably be intimated to the consumer in time.

viii) This entire exercise is to be completed within 48 hours after the receipt of grievance/complaint from the consumer.

ix) Consumer shall have to deposit normal average current bill before due date.

x) Only the amount considered excess/inflated by the consumer shall be referred in the Grievance Cell, for which the consumer should deposit bill challenge fee.

xi) During the pendency of the case no disconnection will be effected.

xii) These instructions shall be pplicable for current energy bills only.

For the benefit of all the consumers these instructions be displayed on the Notice Boards at Sub-Divn. Level.

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CC No.55/2004

Memo No.74774/75574 /SSM-252/B
Dated 14.10.2004

Sub: Determination of Contract Demand for LS/BS Consumers.

The condition of minimum 40% contract demand was dispensed with vide CC 14/99 dated 1.3.99 but Sales Regulation Clause 19.5 could not somehow be amended accordingly. It has come to the notice of this office that field offices/Audit is insisting upon the consumers to have minimum Contract Demand of 40%, which is not in order.

There is no minimum limit of fixing contract demand, however the existing instructions regarding upper limit shall remain unchanged i.e. sanctioned connected load divided by power factor (0.88 at present). It is reiterated that condition of minimum 40% contract demand dispensed with vide CC 14/99 dated 1.3.99 is still applicable and amended/updated Sales Regulation No.19.5 reads as under:-

“As per provisions of tariff all LS consumers and HT Bulk Supply consumers are required to intimate their contract demand on the A&A forms which are to be sent to the authority competent to sanction the load. The contract demand in case of HT/Bulk Supply shall be equal to total run of the capacity of distribution transformer (11/0.4 KV). In the absence of the contract demand, the connected load of a consumer may be taken as contract demand.

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CC No.54/2004

Memo No.73846/74646 /SSM-249/VDS/AP
Dated: 13.10.2004

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for DS/NRS category of consumers.

Reference CC 79/03 dated 18.12.03.

Voluntary Disclosure Scheme was re-introduced vide CC 79/03 dated 18.12.03. However in the circular it was mentioned that Board had decided to extend Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for DS/NRS category on the same terms and conditions as mentioned in CC 8/2002 dated 25.3.2002. This is being mis-construed to mean that the VDS was applicable even during the period 1.6.2002 to 17.12.2003 which is not correct. It is clarified that there was no VDS during the period 1.6.2003 to 17.12.2003.

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C:C:No.53/2004

Memo No. 72923/73723 /DSA/Loose/Comml

Dated: 13.10.2004

Sub:- Doing away with the SRC (Spot Review Committee ) Route for dispute amounts upto Rs. 25,000/-

The instructions contained in Sales Regulations 142.5 provides for the consideration of Spot Review Committee to decide on the minimum amount required to be deposited in order to enable the party to get its dispute reviewed by the competent departmental review channel. The Spot Review Committees are constituted with the approval of the Chairman for which cases are sent by the field offices to Commercial Organization. This process involves constitution of Committee comprising of three Chief Engineers who discuss and decide the minimum amount which takes lot of time and the connection generally get disconnected causing avoidable hardship to SP/AP/NRS/DS consumes who are not in a position to deposit 1/3d of the disputed amount.

In order to remove the hardship of such consumers the matter has been considered and it has been decided that Member Incharge Commercial shall decide the minimum amount to be deposited & reconnection done for disputes upto Rs. 25000/-. Wherever Domestic, NRS, AP & SP consumers having disputes upto Rs. 25000/- represent that they are not in a position to deposit 1/3rd of the disputed amount their cases shall be forwarded by Dy.CE/SE/OP. duly recommended to CE/Comml. for getting approval of Member Incharge Commercial. +On deposit of such reduced amount as decided by Member Incharge Commercial, the dispute can be heard by the competent authority which is SE/OP./Dy.CE/OP and Dy.CA. Instructions for not disconnecting the connection (if not already disconnected) shall be issued by this office once Member Incharge Commercial approves deposit of less than 1/3rd amount. If the connection is already disconnected, the same shall be reconnected on deposit of the amount decided to be recovered.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

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C:C:No.52/2004

Memo No. 71688/72/RG-537

Dated: 11.10.2004

Sub: Release of Industrial connection at voltage higher than 11KV- Fixation of voltage level- clarification.

Vide CC No.44/03 dated 24.6.03 Instructions have been issued to revise the supply voltage limit for release of PIU/General Industry from 2500KVA to 4000KVA for supply at 11KV instead of 66KV subject to bearing of transformation losses, incremental losses and service connection charges for feeding the load of 11KV instead of 66KV by applicant/prospective consumer(s). Therefore, the energy recorded at 11KV is increased by 10% and then billed at the prevalent tariff.

References have been received from many industrial Associations representing that the 10% additional billing may not be done as this extra billing is causing hardship to various industries and making their products un-competitive.

In this connection, it is clarified that consumption (KWH) recorded at 11KV corresponding to the demand recorded over and above 2500KVA shall be increased by 10% and not the total energy consumption. For example If the MDI records a demand of 3000KVA, then the consumption corresponding to 500KVA shall be worked out on prorata by multiplying the recorded consumption by 1/5 (500/2500) and then energy charged enhanced by 10% for levying surcharge for getting supply at 11KV above 2500KVA loads.

This clarification supersedes the instructions issued vide para-2 (i) of CC No.44/03. However, consumers shall continue to have the option to select a higher voltage above 2500KVA as per existing instructions of CC No.44/03.

PSEB Sales Regulation No.4.2 may be treated as amended to the above extent. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

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Dy.C.E./Sales,

For CE/Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC: 51/2004

Memo No. 70165/70965 /SSM-451/A
Dated 29.9.2004

Sub: Clarification regarding Late Payment Surcharge and Interest for cases decided under One Time Settlement Scheme of CC:42/2002.

It has come to the notice of this office that while deciding the cases under One Time Settlement Scheme of CC: 42/2002, audit/field offices are charging from the consumer late payment surcharge (LPS) and interest on un-paid current energy bill(s) which is not in order as it has been clearly mentioned in Para-1(a) of CC:42/2002 that no late payment surcharge/interest is to be charged on outstanding dues/disputed amount. Since the current energy bill(s) prior to PDCO also remains un paid, as such at the time of One Time Settlement it is to be treated as disputed amount. Distinction between outstanding dues (arrears) and current bills (though both are disputed) is that 50%/45%/40%(whichever applicable) of the amount of arrears are to be paid and current bills are to be paid in full being sale of power charges. However late payment surcharge and interest is not to be levied on both the components as already contained in the ibid-circular instructions.

Sd/-

Director/Sales,

For Chief Engineer/Comml.

PSEB.Patiala

C:C:No.50/04

Memo No.62051/70051 / SMI-259

Dated 29.9.2004

SUB:- Release of temporary Tubewell Connections during the paddy season of 2004

Instructions were issued to release the temporary Tubewell Connections during the paddy season of 2004 vide CC-No.23/2004 Dated 26.5.04. As per Para-VI of

the circular the prospective applicants are required to deposit the charges amounting to Rs.5000/- per connection in lump sum in advance which are non refundable. A clarification has been sought by the field offices as to how these charges are to be accounted for the accounting purposes.

The matter has been considered and it is clarified that the charges of Rs.5000/- per connection are on account of energy consumption and no Service Connection Charges are included in this amount because the prospective applicants have to provide their own material for the release of such connections which will be returned to them on disconnection after lapse of 4½ months period of connection on 30.9.04. Therefore the deposit of Rs.5000/- per connection in lumpsum shall be treated

as advance energy charges and same shall be adjusted monthwise accordingly. The instructions for opening the new account head(Code) and prescribing accounting procedure has already been circulated vide CAO, WM&G Section Patiala Accounts Circular No.13 year 2004 dated 10/13.9.04 which is reproduced as below:-

It has been decided to add the following new account codes in the booklet ?Chart of Accounts (Commercial Accounting Systems Vol.I, Part-I):-

Account Account Head

Code

47.631 Lump sum advance deposit for temporary tubewell connection.

EXPLANATION

Lump sum advance deposit of the amount for releasing temporary tubewell connection shall be credited to this newly opened Account Code. Proportionate amount (total deposit divided by period/months) shall be transferred to newly opened Account Code 61.252 each month. At the end there shall be no balance under Account Code 47.631.

61.252 Sale of Power-Agriculture-Lump sum Energy charges for temporary tubewell connection.

EXPLANATION

Proportionate amount shall be credited to this newly opened Account Code through Journal Voucher every month by debiting the same to Account Code 47.631.

Misclassifications may be rectified by the field offices through monthly account in hand.

All other terms & conditions of CC No.23/04 dt. 26.5.04 shall remain unchanged.

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Dy.C.E/Sales,

For CE/Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala.

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C:C:No.48/2004

Memo No. 58791/58801/SSM-249/VDS/AP /

Dated: 17.9.2004

Sub: VDS for regularization of extension of load in AP Sector.

Ref: CC No.9/04 dated 20.2.04, CC No.25/04 dated 26.5.04 and CC No.40/04 dated 10.7.04.

Earlier VDS for regularization of extension in load in AP Sector was extended upto 30.9.04 on account of falling water table resulting in farmers to install higher size motors/submersible pump motors to meet the needs of water for the crops. In view of the problems faced by the farmers, it has been further decided to extend the VDS for regularization of unauthorized extension in load upto 31.12.04 on the same terms and conditions as laid down in CC No.40/04 dated 10.7.04.

Field officers are requested to give wide publicity to this scheme including displaying on the Notice Board in their offices, Complaint Centres and other vantage points for the information of general public.

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Dy.C.E./Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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C:C:No._47/2004

Memo No. 570/5739/SSM-286

Dated: 15.9.2004

SUB;- Recovery of arrears from agriculture consumers-One Time Settlement.

A committee headed by Dr.S.S.Johal was constituted to consider the problems of the farmers of the State who could not deposit the electricity bills of agriculture pump sets in time. This committee has given its recommendations, which were considered by the Govt. and it has been decided to give the following concessions to the farmers in depositing the arrears accumulated against them.

i) While restoring such connections, the PSEB shall not recover any minimum charges for the period during which the T/W connection remained disconnected. The reconnection charges shall also not be recovered.

ii) The penalty imposed by PSEB for late payment are also waived off.

iii) After restoration of T/W connection, arrears shall be recovered in four equal monthly instalments with immediate effect.

Besides above, the following concessions have been given:-

a) 15 days grace period is given for deposit of payment of current electricity bills of farmers from the date fixed for deposit of such bills.

b) Board has already decided to reduce the recovery of service connection charges for release of new T/W connection and for extension in load from Rs.5,000/- per BHP to Rs.4,000/- and then to Rs.3,000/-. ACD @ Rs.200/- per BHP is to be recovered only on extended load and not on total load.

c) Splitting of agriculture pump set connections have been allowed on family partition on payment of actual shifting charges only.

d) Simultaneous shifting and change of name of tubewell connection to any other place in the state has been allowed to the needy farmers.

These concession have been given to effect recovery from the farmers on soft term so that they can run their T/W without any difficulty. Now all the legitimate demands of the farmers have been settled by the Govt./PSEB, as such instructions contained in the circular instructions may be given wide publicity to effect recovery from the defaulting agriculture consumers.

The above instructions supersede all earlier instructions issued on the subject.

Sd/-

Chief Engineer/Commercial,

P.S.E.B., Patiala.

C:C:No._46/04

Memo No. 55186/55986 / SSM-414 /L-14

Dated: 10.9.2004

SUB:- Scheme of installation of 11/.4 KVA distribution transformer offered by the prospective tubewell consumers.

In order to solve the problem of shortage of distribution transformers for releasing tubewell connections and to meet with the target fixed during the financial year 2004-05, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that those prospective tubewell connection consumers who opt for installation of their own distribution transformer shall be allowed overriding priority for the release of tubewell connections in a separate queue of the test reports. The essential features shall be as under:-

1. At present there is a provision for maintaining two separate seniorities namely LT seniority and HT seniority. From these two queues, the test reports where the applicant opts for his own transformer shall be picked up and shall be placed in a separate queue.

2. Applicant shall procure/supply the transformer of 11/0.4 KV rating from the approved suppliers of PSEB & having rating of 6.3 KVA/10KVA & 16KVA duly inspected & sealed by PSEB.

3. Transformer shall be mounted on a single pole arrangement at a place nearest to the tubewell bore so as to curtail the length of service cable to minimum possible. The design for the same has already been circulated by CE/RE & SIL Memo No.1940/96/DS-1113/1198 dated 04/07/2000 ? Drawing No.DDU-299(Copy enclosed).

4. The replacement of the damaged T/F shall be the responsibility of the consumer.

5. The installation and maintenance of transformer shall be done by PSEB.

6. 11KV line feeding the prospective AP consumer (New/augmented) including service cable should not exceed 1 KM. Beyond this line applicant/consumer shall be required to pay additional service connection charges @ Rs.125/- per metre and in case of priority categories, the length of HT service line including service cable upto 500 Meters shall be allowed. Beyond 500 Meters additional service connection charges shall be payable @ Rs.125/- per metre.

7. Voltage regulation as per the existing instructions should be 9% on the lower side at 11 KV. If the voltage regulation is more than 9% the connection should not be processed.

8. The capacity of T/F to be allowed under this scheme should not match the capacities being used in PSEB. It is requested that wide publication may be given by the field offices for the information of general public. Copy of this circular may also be displayed on the notice board of PSEB Offices.

The above information shall come into force with immediate effect.

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Dy.C.E./Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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C:C:No.45/04

Memo No. 54150/54950/SMI-34

Dated: 2.9.2004

SUB:- Simultaneous shifting and change of name of tubewell connections.

Instructions issued vide CC-No.40/2000 dt. 31.5.2000 were amended CC.No.37/04 dated 17.6.04 according to which any agriculture tubewell connection in the State can be shifted to another place in the State and only in the name of original consumer or his family provided that he/she has a agriculture land of minimum one Acre at site where connection is required to be shifted and furnishes`Fard` as proof of ownership of land.

The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that earlier instructions/regulations prior to the amendment issued vide CC.No.37/04 dt. 17.6.04 i.e. CC No.40/2000 dated 31.5.2000 shall continue i.e. any agriculture tubewell connection in the State can be shifted to any other place in the State and also in the name of any one else provided the person in whose name the tubewell connection is to be finally shifted/ changed has got agricultural land of minimum one acre for which he will provide the ?FARD? as a proof of ownership of the land. This means that the instructions issued vide 37/04 stands withdrawn .

All other terms & conditions on the subject cited remains unchanged as given in previous commercial circular on the subject.

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Dy.C.E./Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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C:C:No.44/04

Memo No. 52452/53252 /SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 13.8.2004

Sub: VDS for regularization of extension of load in AP sector.

Ref:- CC No.40/2004 dated 10.7.2004.

It has been observed that VDS, as extended vide CC No.40/04 dated 10.7.04 is not being made applicable for the loads detected during the period 1.7.2004 to 10.7.2004. This is causing unnecessary hardship to the farmers. It is, therefore, clarified that the extension of the VDS for regularization of unauthorized extension in load upto 30.9.04 means that the old scheme as applicable upto 30.6.04 is applicable during the intervening period 1.7.2004 to 9.7.2004 also. So the unauthorized loads detected or declared during this period, be regularized under the terms and conditions of VDS, as per CC No.9/04 dated 20.2.04 and CC No.25/04 dated 26.5.04 and thereafter provisions of CC No.40/2004 dated 10.7.04 (with slight change in procedure) shall be applicable.

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Dy.C.E./Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala

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CC:43/2004

Memo No.51376/52176/SMI-268

Dated: 4.8.2004

Sub: Clubbing of Connections- CC No.33/02 dated 10.7.2002 and CC No.62/02 dated 5.12.02

The problem of clubbing have not been resolved fully so far and manydisputes are still pending in various Dispute Settlement Committees, DSA and Courts. In order to solve the clubbing problems and to settle the maximum number of disputes in amicable manner, it has been decided to extend the date of package for clubbing upto 31.12.04 on the same terms and conditions/instructions circulated vide CC No.33/02 dated 10.7.02 and CC No.62/02 dated 5.12.02.

Field officers are requested to give wide publicity of the above extension for the benefit of consumers.

Sd/-

Director/Sales

For CE/Comml

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC:42/2004

Memo No . 50338/51338/Loose-17

Dated: 26.7.2004

Sub: Hiring of PSEB Poles for laying Cable TV Network.

As per CC 39/02 dated 1.8.02 the rental charges for hiring of PSEB poles by cable TV network were valid for the period 1.4.2002 to 31.3.04

With a view to maximize the use of poles by Cable TV Operators, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to reduce the rates for hiring of PSEB poles by cable T.V.Operators to Rs.100/- per pole per annum prospectively from thedate of issue of this circular. For the period from 1.4.04 upto date of issue of this circular the rental charges shall be as per CC 39/02 dated 1.8.02.

The other terms and conditions shall remain the same as provided in CC 39/02 dated 1.8.02.

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial,PSEB, Patiala

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CC:41/2004

Memo No. 50338/51338 /Indl.4/Ldh.

Dated: 26.7.2004

Subject: Capacity of 33/11 KV & 66/11 KV transformers in respect of 33 KV & above consumers.

Industrial consumers are requesting that they may be allowed to install 33/ 11 KV & 66/11KV Transformers with capacity more than 120% of the sanctioned contract demand. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to add Sales Regulation Clause-4.3.1.1 to read as under: –

4.3.1.1 HT/EHT consumers having supply voltge of 33 KV & above requesting for power T/F capacity of 33/11 KV & 66/11KV transformers more than 120% of the sanctioned CD (or capacity rounded off to the nearest standard size of transformer) may be allowed transformer capacity of power transformer(s) upto two times the sanctioned CD with the approval of load sanctioning authority i.e. CE/Comml. The capacity of the transformer(s) calculated above should be rounded off to the nearest standard size. However, such consumers shall pay SCC @ 5% of the prevalent rate of SCC (subject to minimum of Rs. 10,000/-) for the transformer(s) capacity over and above 120% of the sanctioned CD. However this permission shall be given to those LS category of consumers where electronic meters have been installed.”

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial,PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.40/2004

Memo No. 47617/48467/SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 10.7.2004

Sub: VDS for regularization of extension of load in AP Sector.

On account of falling water table, farmers are constrained to install higher size motors/submersible pump motors to meet the needs of water for the crops especially the ongoing paddy crop. It is thus essential to allow the farmers to disclose the exact size of the motors under VDS, which was in force upto 30.6.2004.

In view of the above, it has been decided to extend the VDS for regularization of unauthorized extension in load upto 30.9.2004 on the same terms and conditions (with slight change in procedure) as were made applicable vide CC No.9/04 dated 20.2.2004 and CC No.25/04 dated 26.5.2004, which are reiterated below:-

(i) AP consumers who got AP connections released under general or any other priority category shall deposit Rs.3000 per BHP for all types of motors for unauthorized loads irrespective of the type of pumpset installed.

(ii) ACD @ Rs.200/- per BHP for the extension in load shall be deposited.

(iii) The regularization shall be done immediately as deemed regularization on detection of unautorised load or self declaration by the consumer regarding unauthroised load. It is emphasized that the farmers who visit the sub-divisional offices for regualrisation of the additional load should be attended properlyand promptly. His application regarding declaration of the additional load be accepted and necessaryentries of the additional load and the BA-16 receipt issued be made in his pass book and ledger The consumer shall install the shunt capacitors of requisite capacity as per the total load and the test report shall be arranged by SDO incharge through JE incharge who should indicate total load of the motor and KVAR capacity of the Shunt Capacitor installed.

(iv) No load surcharge on self declaration or detection through checking shall be recovered from the AP consumers during the validity of the scheme.

(v) Augmentation of the line and distribution transformer, wherever required after its close 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%. Secondly, in case with the addition of unauthorized load the loading becomes beyond 100%, the transformer up to 63/100 KVA may be installed on the existing pole mounting sub-station with the prior approval of SE/Op..

(vi) The scheme shall remain valid up to 30.9.2004 .

Field officers are requested to give vide publicity to this scheme including displaying it on the Notice Board, in their offices, Complaint Centres and other vantage points for the information of general public.

Sd/-

Dy.C.E./Sales,

for EIC/Commercial.

PSEB., Patiala

CC.No.39/2004

Memo No. 46686/47486/SMI-3

Dated: 9.7.2004

Subject: Sanction of connected load in case of Computer Centres.

A representation has been received from Excise & Taxation Technical Sevices Agency for sanction of connected load on the basis of UPS rating instead of number of sockets in their offices where work of system integration for computerization is being carried out by providing sockets of different amperes for flow of electricity to computers through UPS.

2. Keeping in view the fact that PSEB supply will be to UPS which will be acting as a input power source to all the sockets, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to amend the definition of connected load by adding a new sub-clause No.14.1.11 in the Sales Regulation and 2.4.11 in Conditions of Supply as under:-

“S.R.No.14.1.11:- In case of computer centres, the connected load shall be worked out on the basis of KVA rating of the load of UPS by taking the P.F. 0.88. The socket installed on the output side of the UPS need not be considered for the purpose of connected load.”

Similarly the Conditions of Supply clause No.2.4.11 may be added as per above provisions.

Sales Regulation clause No.14.1 and Condition of supply stand amended to above extent.

Sd/-

Dy.C.E./Sales,

for EIC/Commercial.

PSEB., Patiala

CC No.38/2004

Memo No. 46446 / 47246/ SSM-6/TW

Dated: 21.6.2004

Sub: Applicability of DS Tariff to Domestic premises having Toka Machines/Domestic Pumping Sets.

As per SR 87, Schedule of DS supply Tariff is available for the purpose of Domestic Pumping Sets. However, it has been reported that in the field where DS consumers have installed Toka Machine for the purpose of Chaff cutting, are being billed under NRS tariff.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided to allow the use of Toka machines in addition to domestic pumping sets installed against domestic connection under DS category. However, the BHP rating of Toka Machine/domestic pumping set motor shall not exceed 2 BHP (Single phase).

Sd/-

Chief Engineer/Comml,

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.37/2004

Memo No.45506/46306/SMI-34

Dated: 17.6.2004

Sub: Simultaneous shifting and change of name of running tubewell connection.

To curb the menace of sale of running tubewell connections by the consumers taking undue benefit of the instructions issued vide CC.No,40/2000 dt. 31.5.2000, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to amend the instructions issued vide CC No.40/2000 dated 31.5.2000 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 original consumer or his family has got agriculture land of minimum One acre at the site where he wants to get the connection shifted for which he will provide the ?Fard? as proof of ownership of land.?

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

All other terms and conditions of CC No.40/2000 dated 31.5.2000 shall remain unchanged.

Dy.C.E./Sales

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No. 36/2004

Memo No. 30096/30946/SMI-259

Dated:- 26.5.2004

Subject: Recovery of Service Connection Charges for extension in load by Industrial and Bulk Supply Consumers who had paid the full cost of the line(S.R.No.51.3).

As per present policy the industrial and Bulk supply consumers having load above 1MW have the facility/ entitlement to avail within 5 years an extension in load upto 100% of the original load without paying per KW charges (SCC) provided the entire cost of the line was paid by the consumer at the time of getting original load and the said line is capable of taking the additional load. Similar provision exists for loads less than 1 MW.

2. There had been representations from Industrial consumers to allow them extension in load even after five years of release of connection without recovery of additional per KW charges (SCC) for the extension in load on the plea that they had paid the entire cost of independent line. This matter had been engaging attention of the Board for quite sometime in the past. Now it has been decided that we may allow extension in load without recovery of per KW charges(SCC) in such cases of independent feeder even after five years provided the said line is capable of taking the additional load. The relevant S.R.No.51.3 has been amended as under:-

51.3 Recovery of Service Connection Charges for extension in load by consumers who had paid the full cost of the line:-

Industrial and Bulk supply consumers availing connection for load exceeding 1 MW have to pay the entire cost of the service line laid for them. By virtue of paying the entire cost of the line involved in releasing the connection, the consumer is entitled to avail extension in load up to 100% of the original load for which the line had been erected, provided that the line so erected is capable of taking the total load i.e. the original load and extension in load up to 100% of the original load. If, however, the line already erected is unable to take the 100% extension of load, the extension in load shall be limited to the capacity of the line. In such an event, the consumer is not required to pay service connection charges for the extension in load provided the cost of the original line already paid by him is more than per KW charges calculated at the applicable rate from time to time on the total load including extension in load applied by the consumer.

51.3.1 If the extension in load applied by the consumer is in excess of the capacity of the line already erected or more than 100% of the original load, the consumer shall pay the service connection charges as applicable to new applicants/ consumers.

51.3.2 If after release of connection some load has been released from the line, whose entire cost has been paid by the consumer, who seeks extension in load up to the extent of the capacity of the original line or 100% of the original load, whichever is less, the release of additional load shall be regulated as under:-

51.3.2.1 Loads released on voltage above 11KV and loads above 1MW on 11KV

Extension in load to the original consumer shall be allowed (within the capacity of line for which the line was originally erected for him) at the cost of Board even if augmentation/erection of new line(s) is required.

51.3.2.2 Load less than 1MW released on 11KV:

In this case care should be taken that a margin of 100% of the load of the original consumer is available in the capacity of the line. If other consumer(s) wants connection(s) to be released by utilizing the available margin, the new consumer(s) singly or jointly, as the case may be, shall pay towards the cost of the augmentation of the line so that sufficient margin in capacity is available to cater to the additional requirements of the original consumer.

51.3.3 Provisions of the proceeding paras of this regulation shall not be applicable where as a result of extension in load, the supply voltage level of the consumer changes or when the consumer changes the site of the premises.

Capacity of line referred in above clauses means KVA capacity of line/conductor for which the consumer had paid the charges originally.

The above instructions shall come into force from the date of issue of the circular.

Sd/-

Dy.C.E./Sales,

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.35/2004

Memo No. 43626/44426/SSM-414/TW/Policy

Dated: 15.6.2004

Subject: Tubewell Policy for the year 2004-05.

Policy for the release of tubewell connection during the year 2004-05 has been considered based on the information/data received upto 31.3.04 from all Chief Engineers/DS . Keeping in view the huge pendency of demand notices and test reports, it has been decided as under:-

i) A target for release of 40000 Nos. new AP connection is fixed for the year 2004-2005 which shall cover the test reports received upto 31.3.04 both for general and priority categories.

The zone wise allocation against the above target shall be as under:-

Sr.No. Zone No.of connections allocated
1. West 9000 Nos.
2. South 16000 Nos.
3. North 5000 Nos.
4. Central 5500 Nos.
5. Border 4500 Nos.
Total 40000 Nos.

NOTE: Further the sub-divisionwise allocation of connection(s) shall be made by respective Chief Engineers/DS in the ratio of pendency of the test reports to the above extent.

The ban imposed on issue of fresh demand notices w.e.f. 12.4.02 shall continue except for priority cases allowed under Chairman?s discretionary quota (five percent), Ex-serviceman?s priority, Kandi areas priority and any other specific relaxation already allowed by the Board.

ii) Although cut off date for issue of demand notices to General category AP applicants is 31.3.90 but there are cases where demand notices have not been issued for one reason or the other although applications had been registered upto 31.3.90. The ban on issue of demand notices to such applicants, who had registered their applications upto 31.3.90 under General category is relaxed to avoid any discrimination to such applicants.

iii) In order to comply with the provision of Section 43 of Electricity Act 2003, the charges on account of ACD & SCC etc. may be recovered for fixing up the seniority but test reports shall not be accepted till Board is in a position to release the connections within one month.

iv) Voltage Regulation of 11KV feeder shall not be a constraint for issue of demand notice to such prospective consumers who are otherwise eligible for issue of demand notice. In such cases, an undertaking/affidavit that AP connection under the present system constraints is acceptable shall be obtained from the prospective consumer as per the existing instructions.

v) CE/MM & CE/Workshop shall assess the requirement of material and take necessary steps to ensure timely procurement of material required for release of 40000 Nos. new AP connections during the year 2004-05.

vi) Status of pending test reports, demand notices may be displayed on the Notice Board of concerned Op. Sub-division with regard to release of AP connections during the year 2004-05.

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

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Dy.C.E./Sales,

For C.E./Comml.,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.34/2004

Memo No. 42710/43510 /SMM-411/ A

Dated: 15.6.2004

SUB: Captive Power Plant Policy & Issues connected with Installation of CPP / IPPs & Co-Generation Plants.

The provision for the examination of individual proposals involving IPP / NRSE as per CC 26 / 2002 has been re-considered and it has been decided to amend clause 4.4 to read as :-

?4.4 However, in case of IPP / NRSE with parallel operation detailed agreement shall be signed by Director / IPC after obtaining approval of Board / PSERC / CEA for which all such proposals shall be initiated by the Director / IPC after examination by CE / Commercial and Chief / Cost Control & Reduction.?

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Sd/-

Dy . CE / Sales,

For: CE / Commercial,

PSEB, Patiala.

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CC No.33/2004

Memo No.41795/42595 /SSM-456

Dated: 15.6.2004

SUBJECT:- LAYING OF L.D. SYSTEM IN PUDA / PUDA APPROVED COLONIES.

It has been decided that the existing instructions regarding laying of L.D. system in PUDA/PUDA approved colonies issued vide this office memo no. 106235 dated 15.12.94 be incorporated in the Sales Regulation as Clause 44.4 to read as under:-

S.R.44.4: In the PUDA/PUDA approved colonies L.D. System shall be laid down by the PUDA/Developer as per standard design of the Board & IE Rules and detailed sketch of L.D. System alongwith specification of material shall be got approved by PUDA/Developer from respective SE/Operation of the Board and work shall be carried out strictly as per approved sketch. After the L.D. System is completed, the 11 KV system including distribution transformer(s) shall be got approved from the C.E.I and L.T.Lines shall be inspected by the concerned SDO/Operation of the Board. Thereafter, the L.D. System shall be taken over by PSEB and energized for release of connections to different individual consumers in the Urban Estate/Colonies by the Board. ACD , fixed SCC & variable SCC beyond 150m shall be recovered from individual applicants. Such colonies shall be given single point supply as per the instructions.

Sd/- Director/Sales,

for EIC/Commercial.

PSEB,Patiala

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CC No.32/2004

Memo No. 40038/ 40888 /SSM-22 /TW

Dated: 9.6.2004

Sub: Service Connection Charges for release of AP Connections under Priority Categories.

Continuation of this office circular No.30/2004 dated 2.6.2004.

It is clarified that the rate of service connection charges as intimated vide CC 30/2004 dated 2.6.2004 is to be made applicable to all those applicants who deposit the SCC from 2.6.2004 onwards irrespective of the rate of SCC mentioned in the sanctioned letters issued by Commercial Organisation

Sd/-

Director/Sales

For C.E./Commercial

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CC:No.31/2004

Memo No39119/39919 /SMI-268

Dated: 9.6.2004

Sub: Release of more than one connection in Domestic premises.

CC No.41/03 dated 17.6.03 was issued for allowing release of more than one domestic connection in the same premises but representations have been received from various factions of domestic consumers highlighting the problems being faced by genuine Domestic consumers living in the same premises for getting separate Domestic connection due to conditions of separate partition deed duly notorized and registered rent deed. To mitigate the genuine problems of domestic consumers, the matter has been considered & it has been decided as under:-

i) Clubbing shall not be made applicable to domestic supply consumers keeping in view the family compulsions particularly the fact that joint family system is not there but in one house many families live having separate kitchens. Therefore different family members living in a house and each having separate kitchen (To be certified by SDO/OP.) can be given separate connections in their names in the same premises provided all the meters are installed at accessible place. In such cases, tariff applicable for each individual connection would be as per slabs provided for DS category.

ii) If a tenant wants a separate connection, he or she will supply :-

(a) Consent of the landlord in the form of affidavit that the landlord will clear all the liabilities in case the tenant leaves the house without paying PSEB? s dues.

(b) An affidavit duly attested by the Executive Magistrate that he has taken the said premises/portion of the premises on rent & living there as a tenant.

iii) The provisions of Para (i), & (ii) above shall be made applicable to the existing consumers also where more than one connection(s) are running in the same premises.

iv) All the meters provided for the different connections shall be installed near the gate to avoid any chance of theft of energy.

All other existing terms and conditions on the subject cited issue and as contained in CC.No.41/2003 shall remain unchanged.

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CC No.30/2004

Memo No. 37154/38004 /SSM-22/TW

Dated: 2.6.2004

Sub: Service Connection Charges for release of AP connections under Priority Categories.

At present Rs.3,000/- per BHP is being charged as Service Connection Charges under General Category AP consumers whereas these charges are Rs.5,000/- per BHP under Priority categories covered under the terms and conditions of SFS category. In case of discretionary quota, the rate of SCC is Rs.7,000/- (5000+2000 as processing fee) per BHP. ACD in all such cases is Rs.200/- per BHP which is charged in addition to SCC. This ACD is refundable at the time of permanent disconnection. The matter regarding reduction in per BHP service connection charges for priority categories has been under consideration of the Board because many farmers association had been agitating to charge lesser rates as they have to install higher capacity motors due to fall in water table. It has now been decided to reduce the SCC for priority categories for release of AP connections from the existing Rs.5,000/- per BHP to Rs.3,000/- per BHP with immediate effect so as to be at par with the rate applicable to general category AP consumers. However, for Chairman’s priority/discretionary quota, Rs.2000/-per BHP shall continue to be charged as processing fee in addition to Rs.3000/-per BHP as service connection charges.

The Concessional rate of SCC of Rs.2,000/- per BHP shall continue to be applicable for marginal farmers, yellow card holders, applicants in Kandi Area & those located within 16 Km international Border. The rate of variable charges of Rs.125/- per metre shall continue to be charged for the extra length above 1 Km in case of general category & above 500 metre in case of priority category . All earlier instructions regarding recovery of SCC for release of new/extension in load to AP consumers falling under different categories shall stand superseded accordingly.

The relevant sales Regulation Clause No.51.4.2 shall stand amended to above extent.

All other terms and conditions regarding release of AP connections shall remain unchanged.

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CC No.29/2004

Memo No. 36173/37203/SSM-414/TUBEWELL/Policy

Dated: 1.6.2004

Sub: Non levy of surcharge on AP Bills.

As per present policy, APl tubewell consumers being billed under flat rate are required to deposit the bills upto fixed prescribed due dates as indicated in their tubewell pass books on monthlyl basis. They have to pay late payment surcharge if the payment is made after the due date. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that late payment surcharge will not be levied if the payment is made within a period of 7 days from the prescribed due date.

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CC No.28/2004

Memo No. 35191/36040/SSM-252-A

Dated: 31.5.2004

Subject: Unauthorized load exceeding the limit prescribed in the relevant schedule of tariff.

In view of the interactive session held with the members of the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chandigarh, the provisions of SR No.112.10.1 & 112.10.2 have been considered and it has been decided to amend the relevant instructions to read as under:-

112.10.1 :- In case an unauthorized load more than the limit prescribed in the relevant schedule of tariff is detected, a 7 days notice shall be served immediately to the consumer asking him to disconnect & remove the unauthorized load, submit a fresh test report and deposit the requisite load surcharge for the load in excess of the sanctioned load .

112.10.2:- Non compliance of notice issued as per SR No.112.10.1 will lead to disconnection without issuing any further notice.

All other terms & conditions shall remain unchanged.

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PSEB,Patiala

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C:C:No._27/2004

Memo No.34074/34924 /Loose-68

Dated: 27.4.04

Sub:- Checking of Medium Supply industrial connections.

To ensure that inaccurate meters are identified & replaced rapidly, the suggestion of C.E./DS(Central), Ludhiana that Distribution Officers may also be authorized to check the accuracy of MS category of connections with Electronic ERS meters was considered and it has been decided to amend the Sales Regulation-71.4 to the following extent:-

?Officers of Distribution Organization are also authorized to check the accuracy of MS category of connections with electronic ERS meters. Such meters will be packed and sealed under the signatures of checking Distribution Officer & consumer. However, these meters shall continue to be opened in ME Lab. in the presence of Enforcement Organization and consumers representative(s) for external/internal inspection so as to ensure that cases are not involved in theft of energy are detected timely.

All other terms & conditions shall remain unchanged.

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CC.No.26/2004

Memo No. 33030/33880 /SSM-453

Dated: 26.5.2004

Sub: Recovery of ACD at revised rates from old consumers.

As per existing instructions of the Board circulated vide CC: 31/03 and 59/03, MS & BS category of consumers while applying for extension in load are required to pay ACD at revised rates for the total load( existing as well as extension in load).

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that recovery of ACD at revised rates for existing load in respect of MS & BS consumers while applying for extension in load be dispensed with. Now the MS & BS consumers shall pay ACD at current rates for the extension in load only.

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CC No.25/2004

Memo No. 32061/32911/SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 26.5.2004

Sub: Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for regularization of extension of load in AP Sector.

The matter regarding reduction in per BHP service connection charges of new/extension in load of AP consumers has been under consideration of the Board as the higher capacity motors are being installed by farmers due to lower water table throughout the State. It has been decided to reduce the service connection charges being recovered for release of extra tubewell load applied under VDS from Rs.4000/- per BHP to Rs.3000/- per BHP with immediate effect.

In view of above decision. Rs.4000/- per BHP as indicated under para-(i) of CC.No.9/2004 dated 20.2.04 is hereby amended to read as Rs.3000/- per BHP. The above instructions shall be effective from the date of issue of circular.

It is clarified that above SCC of Rs. 3000/- per BHP & ACD @ Rs. 200/- per BHP shall be got deposited for the extension in load only.

All other terms & conditions of CC.No.9/2004 dated 20.2.04 shall remain unchanged.

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CC No.24/2004

Memo No. 31061/ 31911/SSM-451-A/Loose

Dated: 26.5.2004

Sub: One Time Settlement Scheme- CC 42/2004.

In view of the encouraging response from the consumers and with a view to help revive sick industry and other categories of consumers of the state who could not avail the package of One Time Settlement issued vide CC No.42/2002 dated 12.8.2002, it has been decided to extend the scheme upto 31.12.2004. This scheme shall be available to those consumers whose supply was disconnected temporarily/ permanently upto 31.12.2003. The other terms and conditions of package already circulated vide CC No.42/2002 shall remain the same.

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CC No.23/2004

Memo No. : 30096/30946/SMI-259

Dated: 26.5.2004

Subject: Release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2004.

On the persistent demand of the farmers, the matter regarding release of temporary tubewell connections for the paddy season of 2004 has been considered and it has been decided to release the temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season of 2004 on the following terms and conditions:-

(i) The registration of applications for temporary tubewell connections be started from 15.5.04 and connections released from the first week of June 2004. The temporary tubewell connections shall be allowed upto 30.9.04.

(ii) The temporary connections shall not be regularized as permanent subsequently.

(iii) The temporary tubewell connections will be released only from rural feeders without resorting to any augmentation of HT/LT lines and Distribution transformer capacity. It shall be ensured that there is no overloading of Distribution transformer. If the transformer get damaged due to overloading(caused due to release of temporary connection) concerned JE shall be held responsible

(iv) The limit of maximum load to be applied shall be 7.5BHP and no connection for a load above 7.5BHP will be allowed.

(v) An application on A&A forms for getting temporary tubewell connection will be given by the applicants to the AE/AEE(Op.) concerned alongwith non-refundable processing fee of Rs.100/- (Rs.one hundred only) per application only. No ACD amount shall be chargeable from such applicants. The entry of such applications shall be made in a separate service register to be maintained for release of temporary tubewell connections during the paddy season.

(vi) Technical feasibility regarding release of load will be given by Sr.Xen/Op. concerned who will take into account the connections likely to be released against already processed applications for new connections or extensions in load i.e. demand notices must be taken into account before any temporary connection is released from the same system. The voltage drop calculations of HT & LT side must be made so as to remain within the permissible limits of 9%& 6% respectively on rural feeders . The loading of the feeder and pole mounting sub-station will be the responsibility of Sr.Xen/Op. Further it should be ensured that the list of areas where temporary connections can be allowed, is displayed at the sub-divisional office.

(vii) If it is technically feasible to release the applied load, the demand notice should be issued to the applicant immediately asking him to deposit the charges amounting to Rs.5000/- (Rs.five thousand only) per connection in lumpsum which shall be non-refundable in advance and to install LT shunt capacitor of adequate capacity and submit test report. While verifying the test reports safety requirements shall be ensured.

(viii) The service cable length of connection shall normally be limited to 100 Mtrs. However, in hardship cases the length of service cable may go upto a maximum of 110 Mtrs.

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

(x) The applicants will have to provide their own material for release of such connections which will be returned to them on disconnection after lapse of 4 ½ months period of connection on 30.9.04.

(xi) In case any unauthorized extension/load is detected during paddy season, a load surcharge @ Rs.1000/- (Rs.one thousand only) per BHP will be recovered from such consumers and unauthorized load shall be got disconnected. In case unauthorized temporary tubewell connection is found running, the same shall also be got disconnected and the consumer shall be dealt as per latest instructions of theft of energy.

(xii) All temporary connections must be disconnected by 30.9.04 for PDCO shall be issued alongwith connection release order.

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

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CC No.22/2004

Memo No.28201/29001 /SSM-451/Vol-ii

Dated: 7.5.2004

Sub: Reconnection after more than one year of PDCO without obtaining NOC from PPCB under One Time Settlement Scheme issued vide CC No.42/02

As per terms and conditions of CC:42/02, consumers seeking reconnection after more than one year of PDCO are required to furnish NOC from PPCB before reconnection is allowed as per note 3 at page 5 of the circular.

2. It has been decided that the provison of furnishing NOC of PPCB from consumers seeking reconnection after more than one year of PDCO under one time settlement scheme of CC:42/02 be dispensed with as the reconnection is being allowed on old terms and conditions to help revive sick industry of the state.However an affidavit shall be obtained from the consumer to the effect that the unit is not causing pollution & in case of any violation in this respect, the electric connection shall be disconnected.

Dy.C.E./Sales,

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PSEB., Patiala

CC NO.20/2004

Memo No. 20580/21380/Loose/SSM-416/L-3

Dated: 19.4.2004

Sub: Use of own material viz-a-viz erection of work by consumer for giving 24 hours supply to residential clusters beyond 500 metres of village phirni.

The representations have been received from the consumers of rural area that cluster of houses existing beyond 500 metres of village phirni may be allowed to put up transmission lines/DS lines/transformer themselves instead of depositing the money with PSEB so that the cost of work may get considerably reduced.

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

(i) The present system of providing material and construction (except single phase distribution transformer) shall continue to be carried out by the Board at the cost of consumer to ensure good quality of material/workmanship.

(ii) The pre-condition of minimum 20 houses i.e. for village Dhanies/ Deras for providing urban pattern supply at the cost of Board by laying single phase 11KV system shall stand relaxed to 15 houses.

(iii) For extending this facility to individual dwelling units located beyond 500 metres of the Phirni the single phase 11 KV line shall be taken from the nearest tapping point and the cost shall be recovered accordingly.

(iv) While extending single phase line , every care shall be taken that such lines are not misutilized for running tubewell load. The estimate/sketches for executing the said work shall be verified and approved by Sr.Xen personally.

(v) While recovering cost of works laid for this purpose, no departmental charges of 16% or 27.5% are to be recovered.

Instructions contained in CC No.22/02 dated 31.5.2002 and CC No.58/03 dated 26.8.03 shall be amended to the above extent.

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CC No.19/2004

Memo No. 19573/20373/SMI-102/L

Dated: 7.04.2004

SUB: INSTALLATION OF ELECTRO MECHANICAL METERS ON AGRICULTURAL PUMP SETS.

Electro mechanical meters removed/replaced from DS, NRS & SP consumers are being installed on AP consumers who are billed under flat rate for the purpose of assessing the consumption made by agricultural pump sets . As per CC No.68/02 dated 31.12.02 it has been decided to recover Rs.500/-towards meter security from the prospective AP consumers for installation of such meters dismantled from DS, NRS & SP consumers. The recovery of Rs.500/- as meter security has been resented by Kissan Unions, Kissan Sangarsh Committee in their charter of demands submitted to Chairman PSEB.

In view of above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided that since the meters are being installed only to assess the consumption of power by AP consumers, meter security of Rs.500/-shall not be insisted by PSEB as required vide CC No.68/02. As and when it is decided to switch over to metered tariff, the security shall be recovered at that time.

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CC.No.18/2004

Memo No. 18658/19458/ SSM-315

Dated: 7.4.2004

Sub:- Payment/Recovery of Interest on Disputed amounts:

Continuation of CC 43/2003 dated 24.6.20003.

It has been decided that the interest at the rate of 9% per annum shall remain opertive during the year 2004-2005.

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CC No.17/2004

Memo No. 17730/18530/DDS-I/L-1

Dated: 6.4.2004

Sub: Declubbing of connectins.

Clubbing of connections is based on certain criteria of the Board. Premises of the consumer can undergo changes after clubbing of connections which may ake him eligible for de-clubbing of his connections/separate connections. To mitigate the problems of such consumers, it has been decided to Sales Regulation Clause 167.10 to read as under:-

SR.167.10:

“As and when anyconsumer requests for de-clubbing of his connections, the standing committee on clubbing/de-clubbing should visit the premises and give a report, which shall be considered bythe load sanctioning authority with the approval of Member/Incharge to finalize the issue of de-clubbing.”

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CC No.16/2004

Memo No. 16747/17547/SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 29.3.2004

Subject: De-loading of Distribution Transformers for AP consumers:

Instructions for de-loading of distribution transformers were recently issued vide Fax Memo No. 540-64 dated 16.3.2004 as under:-

(i) The existing overloaded 25 KVA transformers be augmented to 63 KVA with the approval of SE/Op. for regularization under VDS/Extension in load by way of installation of higher capacity motor by existing consumers. No further increase in existing LT lines shall be permissible.

(ii) Wherever 63 KVA transformer is installed after augmentation of the existing 25 KVA transformer, the LT line from the augmented transformer should be less than 250 mtrs. for release of new connection.

The above principle of de-loading may be followed even in general cases where the distribution transformers has become over-loaded by new connections/ extensions of loads of motors in a scheme other than VDS.

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CC No.15/2004

Memo No. 15589/16389/SMI-103

Dated: 12.3.2004

Sub: Instructions regarding fixing paper seals.

During the Interactive Session between PHD Chamber of Commerce and PSEB it was assured by the Board fo reiterate instructions that the paper seals be allowed to continue beyond six months.

In this connection, it is intimated that as per SR No.63.5, ” The paper seals wherever affixed by Enforcement Officers to keep the meter/metering equipment under observations as per Para 63.4.2 shall be removed within a period of three months. In case it is still necessary to keep such industrial units under watch, new paper seals be affixed by Enforcement Officer for a further period of three months. Under no circumstances the paper seals affixed by Enforcement Officer be allowed to continue beyond six months.”

The above instructions may be followed meticulously in letter and spirit.

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CC.No.14/2004

Memo No. 14667/15467/SMI-203

Dated: 11.3.2004

Sub: Theft of Electricity by Seasonal Industries i.e. Rice Shellers, Ice Factories & Cold Storage etc.

In order to curb the tendency of theft of power by the consumers running seasonal industries i.e. Rice Shellers, Ice Factories and Cold Storage, the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

(i) The metering of Rice Shellers, Ice Factories and Cold Storage running under MS category shall be converted to 11 KV at Board’s cost for which consumer shall be required to pay meter rentals as per the existing instructions.

(ii) New connections to Rice Shellers, Ice Factories and Cold Storages shall be released under MS category at 11 KV for which 11 KV line and distribution transformers shall be installed by the Board at its own cost after recovering fixed per KW service connection charges.

(iii) With 11 KV metering prior to transformer at Board’s cost , the consumer shall be allowed a rebate @ 3% on SOP on account of transformation losses. In case the consumer install his own transformer then a rebate on SOP shall be @ Rs.7½ % as per provisions of tariff.

(iv) The above instructions shall also be applicable to Stone Crushers released under MS category as issued earlier also vide this office memo No.66158/66358/DEA/B-72L & SMI-203 dated 17.12.2002.

The existing instructions/regulations shall stand amended to above extent.

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CC No.13/2004

Memo No. 13708/14508/SSM-416/Vol.II

Dated: 10.3.2004

Sub: Registration of Village Panchayat for providing 24 hours supply on Urban Pattern.

As per existing instructions issued vide CC No.12/2001 dated 23.1.2001 the village Panchayats were required to deposit the registration fee as their village share depending upon the village population.

In the Public interest the matter has been considered and it has been decided to revise the fee for registration of village pancyayats for providing 24 hours Urban Pattern supply as under:–

S.No. Village Population (Nos.) ( as per 2001 census) Village Registration Fee
1. 1000 Rs. 10,000/-
2. Above 1000 Rs. 20,000/-
3. Village having 40% or more Harijan Population & Harijan Basties. Nil

Commercial Circular No.12/2001 dated 23.1.2001 stands amended to the above extent accordingly.

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CC No.12/2004

Memo No.10634/11434 /SSM-22/TW

Dated: 20.2.2004

Subject: Splitting of agriculture load as per Sales Regulation-36.2.

Splitting of AP load was allowed in case of genuine family partition vide CC No.38/03 dated 9.6.03 read with CC No.63/03 dated 15.9.03 with certain terms and conditions including the condition of recovery of some charges as under:-

i) The differential of ACD on the basis of prevalent rates shall be charged from all the consumers to whom connections are allowed after splitting.

ii) The differential of service connection charges shall be charged from all the consumers to whom connections are allowed after splitting at the prevalent rates or actual cost of shifting whichever is higher.

Further it was also stipulated that splitting shall be allowed for loads of 10BHP and above only.

The recovery of above charges has been resented by the farmers and the various Bharti Kissan Union factions with the contention that they should be charged only the splitting/shifting charges on actual basis in case after splitting one of the splitted connections is shifted to a different place.

The resentment of the farmers for charging in such cases on the above feed back was considered and it was noted that splitting/shifting is allowed only under peculiar and compelling circumstances i.e. genuine family partition. Therefore, actual shifting charges subject to minimum of Rs.5000/-be recovered while allowing splitting and also shifting.

The terms and conditions of CC No.38/03 dated 9.6.03 shall stand amended to the above extent.

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CC No.11/2004

Memo No. 12496/ 13296 /FCR/DDS-I

Dated: 23.2.2004

Subject::- Release of Domestic Supply connection-Down Loading of Applciation & Agreement (A&A) forms from PSEB Website ( www.psebindia.org )

As per the existing instructions contained in CC 48/2001(Amended from time to time) domestic consumers are required to obtain A&A forms at a cost of Rs.50/- per form from the Operation Sub Division. This involves going to the office of Sub-Division and collecting form, filling it up and then submitting the same in the Operation Sub-Division. Keeping in view the latest facilities of internet available and also to help Domestic Consumers to apply for domestic connection conveniently without any hassles , it has been decided that A&A forms down loaded from the PSEB Website( www.psebindia.org ) shall be accepted by the Operation Sub-Division henceforth. Since the form will be down loaded from the Website it will be free of cost and therefore the recovering of cost of the form shall be dispensed with in such cases.

This facility is being allowed on experimental basis and it proves to be useful. This facility can be extended to other categories of consumers also

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CC No.10/2004

Memo No. 9719/10519/SSM-414/L-59

Dated: 20.2.2004

Sub: Release of tubewell connections on overloaded feeders.

Representation were received from Field Offices intimating non issue of demand notices even to the applications registered prior to 31.3.1990 due to some local technical constraint like low voltage, overloading of transformers/ distribution transformers/11 KV feeders.

Keeping in view the hardship of the applicants where issue of demand notice is pending for the last 12/13 years the matter has been considered and it has been decided as under:-

(i) The lean on the issue of demand notice(s) imposed w.e.f. 12..4.2004 is relaxed to accommodate general category consumers registered prior to 31.3.90 who could not be issued demand notices due to system constraints.

(ii) AP applicants under Chairman priority quota, ex-serviceman priority and other priority categories where local system constraints come in the way for release of tubewell connections are allowed to submit test reports with an undertaking/affidavit by the prospective consumers that release of AP connection under the present system constraints is acceptable to them.

It is also clarified that the provisions of Para-4 of CC 27/2002 are intact even in the current tubewell policy issued vide CC 35/2003 dated 3.6.2003 according to which general category applications can be processed for release of tubewell connections after taking undertaking from the prospective consumers stating that the AP connections under the present system constraint are acceptable to them.

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PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.9/2004

Memo No. 11549/12349/SSM-249/VDS/AP

Dated: 20.2.2004

Sub: VDS for regularization of extension of load in AP Sector.

In order to remove the difficulties of farmers for extension of unauthorized AP load, it has been decided to reintroduce the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for regularization of un-authorized extension in load as per following terms & Conditions:-

(i) AP consumers who got AP connections released under general or any other priority category shall deposit Rs.4000 per BHP for all types of motors for unauthorized loads irrespective of the type of pumpset installed.

(ii) ACD @ Rs.200/- per BHP for the extension in load shall be deposited.

(iii) The regularization shall be done immediately as deemed regularization on detection of unauthorized load or self declaration by the consumer regarding unauthorized load. The formalities regarding submission and sanction of A&A forms shall be done later on. The consumer shall install the shunt capacitors of requisite capacity as per the total load and the test report should indicate the installation of such a capacitor.

(iv) No load surcharge on self declaration or detection through checking shall be recovered from the AP consumers during the validity of the scheme.

(v) Augmentation of the line and distribution transformer, wherever required after its close 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%. Secondly, in case with the addition of unauthorized load the loading becomes beyond 100%, the transformer up to 63/100 KVA may be installed on the existing pole mounting sub-station with the prior approval of SE/Op..

(vi) The scheme shall remain valid up to 30.6.2004 . After the closure of the scheme in case tube well consumer is detected to have installed unauthorized load or himself declares the unauthorized load, his case for regularization of unauthorized load shall be considered provided he pays the consumption charges for the last six months in addition to the regularization charges mentioned in Para (i) & (ii) above and load surcharge etc.

Field officers are requested to give vide publicity to this scheme including displaying it on the Notice Board, in their offices, Complaint Centres and other vantage points for the information of general public.

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CC No.8/2004

Memo No.8777/9577/SSM-451

Dated: 17.2.2004

Sub:- (i) Raising of Limit of 20 KW to 35 KW under General Category Tariff to redress the grievance of Large Number of Chakki Connections.

(ii) Considering hullers under General Category instead of Seasonal Industry.

Atta Chakki Consumers having sanctioned load above 20 KW have represented that their main business is wheat grinding and they carry out rice shelling as job work with Hullers being run by then on the main shaft. They do not procure any paddy as is being done by big rice sheller owners but run their Atta Chakkis/Hullers against payment of grinding/shelling charges on job work basis. They have requested that they may be allowed tariff as applicable to general industry instead of seasonal industry and MMC be recovered accordingly. As per existing instructions circulated vide memo.No.47776/47861/CC/T/Rev/Indl./Vol.XVII dated 22.6.01 their Modern Hullers running with Atta Chakki may not be considered as Rice Sheller’s/ for the purpose of levy of seasonal tariff.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided that running of Modern Hullers alongwith Atta Chakki having sanctioned load up to 35 KW sall not be treated as seasonal industry but shall be covered under relevant General Category industrial tariff.

SR 81.11.2.2 shall stand amended to the above extent.

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CC No.6/2004

Memo No. 6377/7177/SSM-431(A)

Dated: 4.2.2004

Sub: Captive Power Plant Policy & Issues connected with the installation of CPP/IPP.

Detailed instructions on the subject were circulated vide CC 26/2002 read with CC No.60/2002. A time period of one month was originally allowed for the regularization of DG/TG sets to avoid penalty which was subsequently extended from time to time and was last extended upto 31.12.2003 vide CC No.50/2003. In view of the popular demand from the plant developers and to encourage private participation ink the field ofk generation the matter hasl been reconsidered and it has been decided to extend the date for the regularization of DG/TG/CPP/Co-generation further upto 9.6.2004 on the same terms & conditions already circulated vide CC No.26/2002 read with CC No.51/2002 & CC 60/2002.

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Dy.CE/Sales

For Er-in-Chief/Comml.

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.4/2004

Memo No. 3183/3983/SMI-103

Dated: 14.1.2004

Sub: Monthly re-setting of MDI in case of Electronic Trivector Meters.

Electronic Trivector meters of L&T, Duke Arnics and secure make have been installed in the premises of LS, BS and some of the NRS and MS category of consumers. It has come to the notice of this office that generally re-setting of MDI is not being done regularly at the time of taking monthly readings by the concerned authorized officers/offricials due to which monthlydata/ TOD history is not reflected in the Print Out. Even various para meters of readings taken are not reflected in the Print Out. Thus very essential information required for checking/confirmation of reading data is not available in the Print Out.

PSEB Sales Regulation 101.2.1 interalia specifies that while recording reading of meters of consumers having connected load of 500 KW and above, after recording the MDI reading, its knob will be re-set by SrXen/Addl.SE/Op and lead sealed by him. It is clarified that his procedure of recording of MDI reading and resetting of its knob and re-sealing of the MDI knob is equally applicable to other LS, BS, NRS and MS category of consumers where electronic Trivector meters have been installed.

Accordingly, the following sub-para may be added under S.R.No.101.2.1:-

” In case of other LS, BS, NRS and MS category of consumers(covered under SR No.101.1) where Electronic Trivector Meters have been installed, the above procedure of recording of MDI reading, resetting of its knob and resealing of MDI knob shall be equally applicable.”

In case re-set of MDI is not done at the time of recording monthly readings, the concerned officer/official will be held responsible for the lapse and disciplinary action will be initiated against him.

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Director/Sales

For CE/Commercial

PSEB, Patiala

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CC No.03/2004

Memo No. 2267/3067 /SSM-414/Drip

Dated: 14.1.2004

Sub: Release of tube well connection on priority to the farmers adopting Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation System.

Release of tube well connection on priority under Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler System was discontinued vide CC No.45/02 dated 20.8.02 . Some of the prospective consumers have represented that they have already incurred a huge amount for installing the Drip/Sprinkler irrigation System and have requested to reintroduce the said scheme for the release of tube well connection on priority.

The recommendations have also been received from The Chief Conservation Officer Punjab Chandigarh, the Head of the department of Soil & Water Engg. PAU Ludhiana and Director of Agriculture, Pb, Chandigarh for considering the matter regarding reintroducing this priority. In view of the above, the matter has been considered and it has been decided to release the AP connections on priority under Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation System to those applicants who have already been issued demand notices under this category and also to those from whom test reports have already been received as per the following terms and conditions:-

(a) Conditions for allowing this priority:

(i) The prospective consumer must have land in his own name and will submit FARD in this regard at the time of registration of application. The minimum area to be cultivated shall not be less than one hectare.

(ii) Only One tube well connection shall be allowed under this priority category. The priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection under the terms and conditions of Self Financing Scheme without any cut-off date.

(iii) The prospective consumer shall submit an affidavit duly attested by First Class Magistrate that in case he is found using the tube well connection for any other purpose, his tube well connection shall be disconnected without any notice.

(iv) The prospective consumer shall submit a certificate from concerned District Soil Conservation Officer/District Agricultural Officer/District Horticulture Officer, as the case may be, that the prospective consumer has been sanctioned subsidy for installation of Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler System. However, in case the prospective consumer is not willing to avail subsidy, then he will submit an affidavit to this effect that he is not availing any subsidy and he will bear all the cost of the installation of drip irrigation/sprinkler irrigation system. The priority shall be allowed by Sr.Xen/Addl. SE/op. concerned after fully satisfying himself with regard to the genuineness of the priority claim & that he has actually installed the sprinkler system..

(b) At the time of making compliance of the demand Notice:

(i) The consumer should purchase the material for drip irrigation/Sprinkler system through demand draft with valid receipt. The equipment so purchased shall be clearly identified with Sr. No. and Make etc. on the bill itself. The material should be ISI/PQM marked and duly tested/approved by National Test House/any other agency/Govt. approved agency or duly recommended and tested & approved by Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana and Punjab Small Scale Industrial Corporation.

(ii) The concerned District Agricultural Officer/District Soil Conservation Officer/District Horticulture Officer, as the case may be, must certify after installation of Drip irrigation/Sprinkler system at site, that material procured is ISI/PQM marked duly tested by the approved Test House/Govt Agency and system as a whole has been installed in minimum one hectare of land and is of approved design/layout.

(iii) To avoid misuse of the priority, the test reports relating to drip irrigation/sprinkler system are to be verified by the AEE/AE/Xen/Op. only. The concerned officer at the time of verifying the test report must record on the test report itself that the prospective consumer has installed proper /valid sprinkler system indicating the Sr. No.& other details of the equipment installed on the test report itself.

(iv) The working of the Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler system shall be checked by the AEE/AE/Xen/Op. concerned once in a year and a certificate of checking should be placed in the consumer file so as to ensure that the system is in the working order and this priority is not being misused. In case it is found on checking that this priority is being misused, the tubewell connection shall be disconnected on the spot without any notice.

However no fresh application shall be registered under this scheme and the applicants who have not been issued demand notices under this priority shall be converted into general category.

S.R. 13.4.18 & 13.6.18 shall be accordingly amended.

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Director/Sales,

for EIC/Commercial.

PSEB., Patiala

CC.No. :2/2004

Memo No.1316/2116/SSM-415/A

Dated: 13.1.2004

Sub: One Time Settlement Scheme- CC 42/2002

MIn view of the encouraging response from the consumers and with a view to help revive sick industry and other categories of consumers of the state who could not avail the package of One Time Settlement issued vide CC 42/2002 dated 12.8.02. It has been decided to extend the scheme upto 31.3.2004. This scheme shall be available to those consumers whose supply was disconnected temporarily/permanently upto 31.3.2003. The other terms and conditions of package already circulated vide CC 42/2002 shall remain the same.

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Dy.C.E./Sales

For EIC/Commercial,

PSEB Patiala

CC No.1/2004

Memo No.400/1200 /SSM-327

Dated: 13.1.2004

Sub: Commercial Circulars issued during the year 2003.

In total 82 No. Commercial Circulars have been issued during the year 2003 with numbers from 1 to 82. Subjectwise list of circulars is enclosed for the convenience & information of field offices.

Encl:As above.

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Director/Sales,

for EIC/Commercial.

PSEB., Patiala

SUBJECTWISE LIST OF COMMERCIAL CIRCULARS ISSUED DURING 2003.

Sr.

No.

Subject No.of Circulars
1. (a) Regarding release of connections:

Industrial

8/03,44/03, 64/03
(b) Tubewells 7/03,25/03,35/03,46/03(OYT),

47/03, 49/03, 51/03, 55/03, 67/03, 82/03(OYT).

(c) Misc,/(DS/NRS) 13/03,41/03
2. (a) VDS

For AP

12/03, 21/03, 27/03, 30/03(clarification of 14/02,15/02& 25/02), 36/03, 68/03, 70/03
(b) For DS/NRS 79/03
3. Tariff & Billing
(a) Revision of tariff 24/03, 33/03, 69/03
(b) Fuel Surcharge 2/03
(c) Distribution & Collection of Energy bills through Village Panchayat 19/03
(d) Facility for Advance payments of electricity bills of consumers/Incentive based prepaid scheme for deposit of electricity bills. 28/03, 40/03
(e) Billing in respect of AP consumers 53/03,71/03
4. (a) Sales Regulation:

SR No.33.2.4

6/03
(b) Revamping of Dispute settlement Committees 9/03, 11/03, 22/03
(c) Meter Cup Board Rental 10/03
(d) Revision of Testing calibration charges for energy meters under schedule of General Charges 15/03
(e) Privatisation of the Mtc. of street Light of various cities in Punjab. 16/03
(f) 24 Hours Urban Pattern supply to existing Indl. consumers located in Rural Areas. 29/03, 58/03, 73/03
(g) Recovery of dues from Power Intensive Industry- Induction Furnace 32/03
(h) RCO (Tubewells) 37/03
(i) Splitting of AP Load(SR 36.2) 38/03, 63/03
(j) SR No.112 42/03
(k) Time Limit for grant of connection- clause 24 of Sale Regulation 52/03
(l) Overhauling of Accounts in respect of inoperative Dead Stop or burnt meters of General consumers-No future watching of consumption. 54/03
(m) Shifting/clubbing of T/W connection 56/03
(n) Fixing of Due date for payment of Energy Bills by cheque if scheduled day happens to be a holiday(SR 102.7.1) 61/03
(o) Amendment of SR No.51.2.2.2(SCC for ISC/Bulk) 66/03
(p) Checking of accuracy of meter recognition of lab for testing of reference standard meters (SR-70) 74/03
(q) Installation of LT shunt capacitors as reactive compensation for subm ersible set for AP consumers 75/03
5. TG/DG Sets as standby/Captive Power Plants 14/03, 23/03, 26/03, 50/03
6. Miscellaneous:
(a) Replacement of Electro mechanical meters by electronic meters 3/03, 18/03
(b) Electricity concession in respect of Scheduled Castes at 50 units per month. 4/03
(c) One Time Settlement package scheme regarding clubbing and One Time Settlement Offer for all categories of permanently disconnected consumers. 5/03, 45/03, 62/03, 81/03
(d) Release of Industrial and other connections in the area affected by low voltage 17/203
(e) Meters provided by the cosumer 20/03
(f) Withdrawl of Surety Clause and recovery of ACD from old LS/MS/BS consumers 31/03, 59/03, 77/03
(g) Recovery of cost of meter/metering equipment and meter rentals 34/03
(h) Outsourcing in theft prone localities and provision of single point connection 39/03 & 76/03
(i) Payment /recovery of interest on Disputed amount 43/03
(j) Ext. in Seasonal period to Rice Shellers 48/203
(k) Empanelments of firms for Private sale of Whole Current Static meter/TPT Static meter to consumers of PSEB 57/03, 65/03, 78/03, 80/03
(l) Installation of Private 11 KV Pilfer resistant CT/PT units 60/03
(m) Withdrawl of powers delegated to Sr.Environmental Engineer/PPCB 72/03
(n) Circulars issued during the year 2002 1/03
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