P.R.Circular No. 9/2009
Dated: 27.2.09


The Engineer-In-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.
9.         All Addl. SEs/Sr.XENs/Enforcement & EA&MMTS.

Memo No.   2912/3127/SO/PRC/LD-38 Dated: 27.2.09 

  In supersession to all previous instructions on the subject and due to increase in additional demand from agriculture sector, 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 UPS 3 Phase 3 Wire category-I, II & Category-III feeders w.e.f 01.03.2009 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 3 Phase 4 Wire Feeders & 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

Ferozepur Circle

2. Gurdaspur, Nawanshahar Circle Tuesday

3. Faridkot, Hoshiarpur Wednesday

4. Ludhiana (Suburban), Muktsar and Thursday

Tarn Taran Circle

5 Ropar & Bathinda Circle Friday

6. Mohali & Kapurthala Circle Saturday

7. Sangrur, Khanna Circle (except Sunday

Mandi Gobindgarh), Patiala Circle

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 given below:-

Ludhiana (City East & West) Mandi Gobindgarh

(Area to remain off) (Area to remain off)

MONDAY 66KV Dhandari Kalan-II 66KV S/Stn. Talwara

66KV Focal Point, Phase-VIII (T/F T-1,T-2, T-3 & T-4)

66KV Focal Point-I 66KV Oasis Enterprises feeder

66KV Ludhiana Steel (E/F 66KV S/S Talwara)

66KV Mahavir Spg.

66KV Haibowal

66KV Billet Factory

66KV Sambhav Spg. Mills

TUESDAY 66KV Indra Park 66KV S/Stn.Amloh Road , 66KV D.C.Complex Mandi Gobindgarh

66KV Model Town

66KV Vardhman Spg.Mills

66KV Punjab Concast

220KV Dhandari Kalan-B

WEDNESDAY 66KV Giaspura i) 220KV S/S G-II M.Gobindgarh

66KV Upper India (Transformer T-2, T-4 & T-6)

220KV Jamalpur ii) 66KV Punjab Forging Feeder

66KV Nurewal (E/F 220KV S/Stn.G-II)

66KV Vishav Karma

66KV Jail Road

66KV Urban Estate Dugri

THURSDAY 66KV Sahnewal i) 66KV S/Stn. Grain Market

66KV Transport Nagar (T/F T-1, T-2 & T-3)

66KV Avery ii) 66KV Nabha Feeder

66KV Aarti Steel (E/F 220KV S/Stn.G-I)

220KV Sahnewal

66KV Balloke

66KV Oswal Woolen Mills

FRIDAY 66KV Kanganwal i) 220KV S/S G-I M.Gobindgarh

66KV Hero (T/F T-1 & T-4)

66KV Ralson ii) 66KV Central S/Stn.

66KV Vardhman Spl.Steel (T/F T-1, T-2 & T-3)

66KV Railway Traction iii) 66KV S/Stn. Focal Point

66KV GT Road

66KV Gill Road

SATURDAY 220KV Dhandari Kalan-A i) 66KV Dutt Feeder

66KV Ferozepur Road (E/F 220 KV S/S G-I)

66KV Amaltas ii) 66KV Bassi Feeder

66KV South City (E/F 220 KV S/S G-I)

66KV Sharu Steel iii) a) 66KV Bhatia Feeder

66KV Chandigarh Road b) 66KV Punjab Steels feeder

66KV Sharu Industries (w.e.f. 5.2.08)

c) 66KV K.C.Soni feeder (w.e.f. 2.11.07) (E/F 66KV S/S Amloh Road )

iv) 66KV Bhiwani Indl. Feeder

(E/F 220 KV S/S G-I)

SUNDAY 66KV Dholewal i) 66KV Modern Feeder

66KV Aarti International (E/F 220 KV S/S G-I)

66KV Gaunsgarh ii) 66KV Jyoti Bansal Feeder

66KV Millerganj (E/F 220 KV S/S G-I)

66KV Rockman

66KV Basant Park

66KV Happy Forging

If any S/Stn. has not been covered in the above list, the concerned Dy.CE/SE/DS may intimate to this office, so that weekly off of that S/Stn. is fixed accordingly.

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, 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 & Rolling Mill Consumers (irrespective of category of feeders) 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 19.00 hrs. to 22.00 hrs. then the Weekly Off-day for Monday will start at 22.00 hrs. on Sunday and end at 22.00 hrs. on Monday).

The instructions to Switch Off category-II feeders daily from 05.00 hrs. to 07.00 hrs. for Central Zone and from 07.00 hrs. to 09.00 hrs. for Other Zones contained in PR Circular No. 7/09 dated 6.2.09 are hereby withdrawn w.e.f. 1.3.09.

All Continuous Process/Essential Industries (declared by this office) fed through Independent Feeders shall be exempted from observing Compulsory Weekly Off-days. 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 .

For  Engineer-In- Chief Engineer/SO&C,
PSEB, Patiala.


  1. Chairman, PSEB & All Members/PSEB.
  2. Secretary/Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commision,220-21 Sector-34A,Chandigarh.
  3. O.S.D. to Chairman, PSEB, Patiala.
  4. Chief Engineer/Commercial, PSEB, Patiala.
  5. Chief Engineer/Q.I. & T.A., PSEB, Patiala.
  6. Director/I.R., PSEB, Patiala.
  7. Director/Technical, PSEB, Patiala . He is requestedto endorse the same to Dy.Secy./Services- III&Dy.Secy./Tech. I, II & III, PSEB, Patiala .
  8. Director/I.T., PSEB, Patiala for putting theabove Circular on PSEB Web-site.
  9. Dy.Director/Sr.Xen/CBC, PSEB, Patiala , Ludhiana & Jalandhar