Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal announces more sops, this time for tenants
New Delhi : After announcing attractive sops on power and water tarrifs for the Delhi residents, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a scheme for the house tenants. The new declaration comes months before the national capital will go for Assembly polls.
"Government has come up with a scheme for tenants ‘Mukhyamantri Kirayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna’ under which prepaid meters will be installed at rented accommodations, this is applicable for domestic use only," the chief minister announced.
He added that a pre-paid electricity meter can now be installed with just a copy of rent agreement. Earlier, tenant had to take an NOC from the owner.
Mr. Kejriwal said that the tenants in Delhi were not able to enjoy the benefit of free electricity, but with this the benefit will get extended to all who are living here.
“It was a long-pending demand of tenants in Delhi. Tenants will have to get prepaid meter installed after depositing security money of Rs 3,000,” Kejriwal told reporters
The state government had earlier announced sops for power consumer bringing down electricity bills. Kejriwal had added that households consuming anything between 201 and 400 units per month will have to pay their electricity bill but approximately 50% of it will be subsidised by the government.