Delhi: Your power bill may go up if SDMC okays electricity tax hikes tomorrow

Power bills for lakhs of south Delhi households may become costlier in coming months if South Delhi Municipal Corporation gives its go-ahead to a proposal to increase electricity tax.

Facing an acute financial crunch, SDMC wants to increase the electricity tax from the existing rate of 5% of the billing amount to 6%. The commissioner and the standing committee have already cleared the proposal and a final decision will be taken by the House on Monday.

The electricity tax is collected by the distribution companies on behalf of municipal corporations.

The commissioner’s proposal argues that financial assistance and grants of the civic body have drastically reduced from 2018-19 onwards and they are not even able to meet their normal expenditure.

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