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ECC approves reduction of Rs5 in electricity prices


ISLAMABAD: In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement regarding a Rs5 decline per unit in electricity prices, the Ministry of Energy sought an incentive package that has been approved by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for March 2022 to June 2022.

According to a notification issued by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the ECC has approved the following proposals of the summary.

The ECC has greenlighted “XWDISCOs and K-Electric commercial consumers having sanctioned load less than 5 kW and domestic non-TOU consumers having monthly consumption up to 700 units (except lifeline consumers)” eligible for the prime minister’s relief package.

The committee approved PM’s relief package of a “reduction of Rs5 per unit in consumer bill for eligible consumers for the package, which will be worked out based on the applicable notified schedule of tariff for the relief period of four months.” 

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The ECC also approved the “supplementary grant of Rs106 billion in the head of tariff differential subsidy (TDS) and release the same to the Power Division for implementation of PM’s relief package.”

The notification also read that the Finance Division and Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) shall release the subsidy in advance at the start of every month which will be divided into four instalments with Rs26.5 billion each.

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