DJB extends scheme of water bill arrears waiver to Dec 31

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DJB extends scheme of water bill arrears waiver to Dec 31

Thursday, 01 October 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Considering the current situation due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Wednesday extended its rebate scheme, offering a one-time waiver of water bill arrears and late payment surcharge in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, till December 31.

Vice Chairperson of DJB, Raghav Chadha said, “We understand how the pandemic has affected fellow Delhi residents. Thus, the Arvind Kejriwal government has decided to extend the rebate scheme until 31st December 2020.”

“The step will give an opportunity to those residents of Delhi who couldn’t find themselves in a situation to pay their bills. We hope those residents are able to avail the benefits of extending the rebate scheme,” he said.

“In wake of the pandemic, the water bill waiver scheme of @DelhiJalBoard has been further extended by three months and will now end on 31st Dec 2020,” Chadha tweeted.

The scheme will cover the consumers whose bills were pending till 31st March 2019. Under the scheme, 100 per cent Late Payment Surcharge (LPSC) waiver will be given to all domestic as well as commercial consumers, whereas rebate in principal amount will be on the basis of category of colonies applicable for House Tax purposes in Municipal Corporation (only for domestic category consumers).

“E, F, G and H category areas will be completely exempted from paying the pending bills up to 31st March, 2019 till 31st December, 2020 and consumers in D category areas will get 75 per cent exemption. Those in C category will receive 50 per cent exemption, while A and B category areas will be given up to 25 per cent exemption on water bills,” DJB said in a statement.

 The scheme has benefited approximately 4.3 lakh distinct consumers so far.

As per the statement, the Late Payment Surcharge (LPSC) will be totally waived off in all the categories till 31st December 2020.

“Consumers who install the meter after the commencement of the rebate scheme are required to give an application intimating their name, address, K. No. and document of meter installed showing the meter number and Certificate to the respective Zonal Revenue Office,” it said.

The form may be dropped in the ‘Meter Installation Intimation Box’ placed at the ZRO offices. Consumers who do not have functional meters may get meters of their choice installed from the list of approved dealers given on the DJB website- This is the third time that DJB has given an opportunity to its consumers to avail the rebate and be a part of the authorized water ambit of the Board.

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