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Electricity tariff rates are reduced in Bihar for all categories

Electricity tariff rates are reduced in Bihar for all categories

Bihar has reduced electricity tariff  rates for all categories

Electricity tariff /rates in Bihar are revised every year from 1st  April. So this year, there have also been some changes in electricity rates.

Electricity tariff rates in Bihar have been reduced in all categories as compared to the previous year (FY-2019-2020). Here we will discuss all the categories in detail. We will discuss all the charges and penalties that have either been changed or kept the same.

Let’s discuss category wise. First we will discuss for domestic, commercial and then industrial and others.

  • Domestic Service

This tariff is applicable for the supply of electricity for domestic purposes. It is further divided into sub-categories which are as below.

  • Kutir Jyoti / BPL Connections (KJ/BPL) – Rural / Urban

This will be applicable to all dwelling houses of rural and urban families below the poverty line (BPL). Here is the Electricity tariff comparison with respect to the previous year.

Kutir Jyoti / BPL Connections (KJ/BPL) – Rural / Urban

Kutir Jyoti / BPL

From the above table it is clear that:

  • Unit rate is reduced by 10 paisa.
  • There is no meter rent in the new tariff.
  • There is no change in fixed charges.
  • Domestic Service – I (DS – ID Rural) (Demand Based)

This is applicable to domestic premises in rural areas. Here is the Electricity tariff comparison with respect to the previous year.

Electricity tariff change Domestic Service – I (DS – ID Rural) (Demand Based)

Domestic Service – I (DS – ID Rural)

From the above table it is clear that:

  • Unit rate is reduced by 10 paisa.
  • There is no meter rent in the new tariff.
  • There is no change in fixed charges.

In a similar pattern in all the categories unit rate is reduced by Rs. 0.1/Unit. Meter rent removed and there is no change in fixed charges. Here I am putting the changes in the electricity tariff of all the categories.

  • Domestic Service – II (DS – IID Urban) (Demand Based)

Electricity tariff change Domestic Service – II (DS – IID Urban) (Demand Based)

Domestic Service – II (DS – IID Urban)

 

  • NON-DOMESTIC SERVICE (NDS)

This is applicable for supply of electrical energy for non-domestic purposes like shops, hospitals,restaurants, hotels, clubs etc. It is further divided into sub-categories which are as below.

  • Non-Domestic Service (NDS – ID) Rural (Demand based)

Electricity tariff change Non-Domestic Service (NDS – ID) Rural (Demand based)

Non-Domestic Service (NDS – ID)

Applicable to non-domestic premises in rural areas. Here is the Electricity tariff change comparison with respect to the previous year.

  • Non-Domestic Service (NDS – IID) Urban (Demand based)

    Applicable to non-domestic premises in urban areas notified by Department of Urban Development, Government of Bihar from time to time. Here is the Electricity tariff change comparison with respect to the previous year.

    Electricity tariff change Non-Domestic Service (NDS – IID) Urban (Demand based)

    Non-Domestic Service (NDS – IID)

  • LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE

This is applicable for supply of electricity to low tension industrial consumers. which includes incidental lighting for industrial processing or agro – industries purposes, arc welding sets, flour mills, oil mills, rice mills, dal mills, atta chakki, Huller, expellers etc.

  • LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (LTIS – ID) (Demand based)

Electricity tariff change LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (LTIS – ID) (Demand based)

LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (LTIS – ID)

This is applicable for supply of electricity to low tension industrial consumers with connected load /contract demand up to 19  kW.

  • LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (LTIS – IID) (Demand based)

Electricity tariff change LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (LTIS – IID) (Demand based)

LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (LTIS – IID)

This is applicable for supply of electricity to low tension industrial consumers with connected load /contract demand is in between 19  kW to 74 kW.

In a similar pattern same changes are done in all the   rest categories like

    1. IRRIGATION and AGRICULTURE SERVICE (IAS)
    2. PUBLIC WATER WORKS(PWW) and
    3. HIGH TENSION (HTS).

So here I am summarising overall changes in the electricity tariff compared to previous year

Summary of Electricity Tariff change (2020-2021)

  1. Unit rate is reduced by 10 paisa for all the categories.
  2. Meter rent is removed from all the categories.
  3. No change in the rate of fixed charge in any tariff.
  4. No change in delay payment surcharge(DPS): same as earlier (1.25% per month).
  5. TOD tariff is introduced for Industrial and PWW category(optional).
  6. Penalty for excess demand is now higher. Other than fixed charge now there is a penalty in energy charge will be charged.

Reference (Official tariff Order)

 

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