Electricity not at subsidised rates for new UPCL employees

Employees being recruited in the state’s electricity firms — Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), Power Transmission Corporation Limited (PTCUL) and Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) — after April 1 2020 will not get the benefits of subsidised electricity.

Besides, authorities have also decided to put a cap on subsidised electricity to employees and officers. A proposal in this regard was given green signal in a meeting of board of directors headed by secretary Radhika Jha on Thursday.

The Uttarakhand high court had sought a reply from UPCL over the subsidised electricity given to the power department employees. Following which, the three corporations had prepared a proposal, which was approved in a three-hour meeting of board of directors.

As per the change, the Class IV employee would get 6,000 units of subsidised power supply, whereas the cap for others has been set for 9,000 units per annum. If usage is beyond the set cap, normal charges will be applicable for power department employees.

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