How to apply for electricity subsidy: Step-by-step guide, phone number
If you reside in Delhi and have been availing these years power subsidy then it is important to know that from now onwards, according to the city government’s decision, to get electricity subsidy one has to opt for it from October 1. Electricity consumers of Delhi will now get the subsidy on their bills on an opt-in basis from October 1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the application process on Wednesday by releasing a number which consumers can reach out on to opt-in for the subsidy.
“Under the old scheme, everyone will get electricity subsidy until September 30th, but beginning October 1, only those who opt-in will get it. A form will be sent out to electricity consumers along with their bills; once filled and submitted, their subsidy will continue even after October 1. You can obtain the form by dialling 7011311111 or by sending a ‘Hi’ message on WhatsApp, after which you can fill it out and ask for subsidy. Everyone will be notified via SMS or email that they have been registered and that their subsidy will be continued,” said Kejriwal.
Everyone will be required to opt-in for subsidies by filling out the form once a year, so that those who do not want subsidies can opt out.
How to apply
Method One: The Delhi Government will send a form to you along with the electricity bill.
Fill the form and submit it where you pay the electricity bill.
Method Two: The Delhi Government has issued the number 70113111111 for applying.
You can apply by giving a missed call or by sending Hi on WhatsApp.
Soon after this an SMS will be sent, containing a link.
Upon clicking that link a form will open
You fill that form and submit it and you will be included in the list of subsidy holders.
The Delhi government will also send messages to those consumers whose mobile number is linked with their electricity bill.
Three days after the application, you will be informed by SMS or e-mail that your subsidy is in progress.
Kejriwal said: “Out of 58 lakh electricity consumers in Delhi, 47 lakh get subsidy, out of which 30 lakh consumers get zero bill and 16-17 lakh bill get half bill. Some people questioned why they were being given subsidies when they could pay electricity bills; they demanded that they should be given the option of accepting or declining the subsidy. Under the old scheme, everyone will get the electricity subsidy until September 30th, but beginning October 1, only those who opt-in will get it.”
Kejriwal said: “There are a lot of people who have linked their phone number with the CA Number of their electricity connection. They will automatically receive an SMS asking them if they want to register to continue receiving the subsidy or to tell if they want to opt out of it. After registration, you will receive a confirmation after 3 days through SMS or email. People can start applying today. Those who will submit the form before October 31st will get the subsidy for the month of October. If someone fills the form in the month of November, they have to pay the entire bill of October but they will get the subsidy for the month of November onwards. People can apply for subsidies in any month and they will start receiving the subsidy from the same month but they have to pay the bills of previous months.”
Replying to a media query regarding management of subsidy applications, Kejriwal said: “We have upgraded the technology and the infrastructure to have a robust system & ensure that it does not crash even after receiving heavy traffic. We are planning to reach every doorstep, we can also organise camps to ensure that everyone has the information and they can register conveniently.”