The serious thing is that the security amount has been calculated on the basis of two months billing, whereas in 12 districts of Jaipur discom and some circles of Jodhpur and Ajmer discoms, bills are being issued every month. In such a situation, if the calculation was done on the basis of one month’s bill amount, then the security amount would have been halved. To prove themselves right, the discoms are taking the cover of the regulation issued by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Billing every month… Double security
In reality, when the rules came into effect, the billing process was happening in two months. That is, the consumer was being billed on the basis of electricity consumption in two months. But now spot billing has started, in which billing is being done every month. Even after this, the discom is taking security amount on the basis of two months electricity bill.
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Rules Electricity Supply Terms and Conditions, 2020 is in force. Under this, on the basis of 12 months electricity consumption, average consumption is calculated and security amount equal to two months electricity bill is taken. Electricity charges and fixed charges are added to this. If the voltage is rebate, then decrease it. On this basis the security amount is calculated.
Understand the math of security amount like this
The discom takes advance amount from every subscriber, which is in the form of security deposit. The logic behind this is that if the consumer does not deposit the bill, then the bill should be deposited out of this security amount. Suppose the average bill for two months of someone’s house is coming to 6 thousand rupees, then the discom will keep an additional 6 thousand rupees from the consumer as security deposit.
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Discoms can get relief if they want
If the discom wants, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission can file a petition for amendment. If billing is done every month, the security amount can also be argued for taking only one month. On this basis, the consumer can get relief.
Bills are being given to the marked consumers every month… then why the calculation of security amount on the basis of 2 months?