Compulsory weekly off-day on Industries


P.R.Circular No. 03/2007
Dated: 7.6.2007
The Chief Engineer/S.O.&C,
Power Regulation & Control Dte.,
PSEB, 220KV S/Stn., Ablowal, Patiala.

1. All EIC/CEs/Distribution in PSEB.
2. Chief Engineer/P&M, PSEB, Ludhiana.
3. Chief Engineer/Enforcement, PSEB, Patiala.
4. All Dy.CEs/SEs/Distribution in PSEB.
5. All Dy.CEs/SEs/P&M in PSEB.
6. All Dy.CEs/Directors/Enforcement & EA&MMTS.
7. All Addl.SEs/Sr.XENs/Distribution along with 5 spare copies for further distribution amongst XENs/AEEs/AEs.
8. All Addl.SEs/Sr.XENs/P&M, Grid Mtc. & Distribution along with 5 spare copies.
9. All Addl. SEs/Sr.XENs/Enforcement & EA&MMTS along with 5 spare copies.

Memo No. 4502/4726/SO/PRC/LD-38 Dated: 7.6.07


Due to increase in demand of power in the State of Punjab on account of start of paddy season, it has been decided to impose compulsory staggered weekly off-day for one day on all General Industries (Large Supply, Medium Supply, Small Power) including Arc & Induction Furnace Consumers being fed through category-I, II & Category-III feeders w.e.f 10.06.2007 till further instructions. The compulsory weekly Off-day shall not be applicable on General Industrial Consumers including Arc & Induction Furnace Consumers being fed from Urban Pattern Supply Feeders (3-4 wire & 4-wire) & Rural (AP) feeders.
The following schedule for Compulsory Weekly Off-day shall be observed:
S.No. Name of Distribution Weekly Off-day
1. Amritsar (City & Suburban) and Monday
Nawanshahar Circle
2. Gurdaspur, Ferozepur Circle Tuesday
3. Faridkot, Hoshiarpur & Sangrur Circle Wednesday
4. Ludhiana (Subruaban), Muktsar and Thursday
Tarn Taran Circle
5. Ropar & Bathinda Circle Friday
6. Mohali & Kapurthala Circle Saturday
7. Patiala, Khanna Circle (except Sunday
Mandi Gobindgarh) and Jalandhar Circle

Regarding Ludhiana (City East & City West Circles) & Mandi Gobindgarh, the staggered Weekly Off-day for General Industries including Arc & Induction Furnaces shall be observed as per details in Annexure-I.
The timings of Off-day for General Industry will be from 08.00 hrs. to 08.00 hrs. of next day (i.e. for example, if the Weekly Off-day for Monday will start at 08.00 hrs. on Monday and end at 08.00 hrs. on Tuesday)
The timings of Weekly Off-day in respect of Arc & Induction Furnace Consumers (irrespective of category) will be from the expiry of Peak Load Hours of previous day to the expiry of Peak Load Hours of Off-day. For example, if the timings of Peak Load Hours Restrictions are from 20.00 hrs. to 23.00 hrs. then the Weekly Off-day for Monday will start at 23.00 hrs. on Sunday and end at 23.00 hrs. on Monday.
All Continuous Process/Essential Industries (declared by this office) fed through Independent Feeders and who have been allowed Peak Load Exemption on payment of Peak Load Exemption Charges shall be exempted from observing Compulsory Weekly Off-day. The Essential Services viz. Government Hospitals, Railway Stations, Railway Installations, Defence & Military Installations, P&T Installations, All India Radio/T.V., Water Supply & Sewerage Installations and News Paper Printing Presses/News Service Installations will be exempted from observing Compulsory Weekly Off-day. Milk Plants, Milk Processing Plants, Milk Chilling Units, Ice Factories, Cold Storages, Oil Depots/L.P.G Depots, Poultry Farms, Ice Candy Units and Exclusively Bread Mfg. Units will also be exempted from observing Compulsory Weekly Off-day.
The Evening Peak Load Hours Restrictions shall remain applicable as here to fore.
It is clarified that those industrial consumers who have taken permission for running some load during Peak Load Hours on payment of Peak Load Exemption Charges (PLEC) as per P.R.Circular No. 02/98 & 11/98 (except Continuous Process/Essential Industries, mentioned above) shall not be allowed to use the same during Weekly Off-days including Peak Load Hours. The Peak Load Exemption Charges (PLEC) for the Off-days shall not be levied. However, all general Industrial Consumers including Arc & Induction Furnace Consumers shall be allowed to avail eligible exemption as admissible to them as per P.R.Circular No. 02/98 dated 28.04.98 i.e. the exemption which is eligible to them without payment of PLEC during Peak Load Hours Restrictions.
The penalty on defaulting consumers who do not observe Weekly Off-days as per schedule will be levied as per P.R.Circular No. 07/2004 dated 05.07.04 & 08/2004 dated 19.07.04.
It is requested to get these instructions noted from all concerned consumers well in advance and ensure meticulous compliance of these instructions. These instructions may also be got displayed on the Grid Sub-Station and Complaint Centers besides informing various offices of Industrial Associations.
These instructions can also be down loaded from PSEB’s Website

Encl: As above for Chief Engineer/S.O & C,
PSEB, Patiala.

CC: 1) Chairman, PSEB & All Members/PSEB.
O.S.D. to Chairman, PSEB, Patiala.
Chief Engineer/Commercial, PSEB, Patiala.
Chief Engineer/Q.I. & T.A., PSEB, Patiala.
Director/I.R., PSEB, Patiala.
Director/I.T., PSEB, Patiala for putting the above Circular on PSEB Web-site.