ELECTRICITY SUPPLY REGULATIONS
Release of Electric Connections
3. APPLICATION FOR SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY FOR LOAD UP TO 100 KW.
3.1 Registration of application for DS/NRS category of connections :-
Application for supply or additional supply of electric energy by DS
& NRS applicants/consumers shall be made on composite A&A
form-cum-consumer case (CS-1-A), obtainable for Rs.50/- from the concerned S/Divn/Sub-Office
or can be downloaded free of cost from the PSEB website (www.psebindia.org)(DS only).
3.1.1 Only such prospective consumers who have completed the construction of
house/premises shall be entertained for a regular connection.
3.1.2 For Loads up to 10 KW Single Phase connection and for loads above 10 KW
Three Phase Connections shall be released.
3.2 Registration of Application for categories other than DS/NRS:-
Application for supply or an additional supply of
electric energy by an Industrial, Bulk and AP applicants shall be made directly
on the composite 'Application and Agreement Form, CS-I obtainable free of cost
from the concerned Operation Sub-Division or sub office of the Board. No. of
A&A forms to be submitted shall be as under:-
i) Loads up to 20 KW : 1 Copy
ii) Loads above 20 KW and up to 100 KW : 2 Copies
3.2.1 Application for release of connection to a Rehriwala in Rural or Urban
Areas will not be accepted.
3.2.2 Connection in Temporary Structures: Applicants desirous of having
connections in the temporary structures such as wooden Stalls, Khokhas and
Booths etc. shall be required to furnish a certificate from the Local Authority
certifying that the said structure has been authorized by the Local Authority
under its bye-laws. Two times meter security and three times ACD shall be
3.2.3 Industrial Connection in Residential Areas: No
Industrial connection involving manufacturing process will be released in
residential areas(in approved colonies) of the cities/towns in the State without
getting clearance from the local authority i.e. Municipal Corporation /
Committees/notified Area Committees.
3.2.4 Check on Misuse of Domestic and NRS (Commercial) Categories of
Connections: The connections released under domestic and NRS (Commercial)
categories shall not be allowed to be used for industrial purposes except in the
case of small welding set/small lathe/electric drill/ heater/ battery charger/
embroidery machine/ Printing Press/ Ice Candy/ Dry cleaning machines/ Power
Press/ Small Motors in non-residential premises such as business houses,
Cinemas, Clubs, Public Offices, Hospitals, Hotels/Motels, Departmental Stores,
Shops, Guest Houses, Restaurants, Offices etc. as covered in the schedule of
tariff applicable to non-residential supply.
3.2.5 Connection along scheduled Roads (National/ State Highways):
126.96.36.199 No application for release of Domestic, NRS, Industrial and Bulk Supply
connection is to be registered within a distance not exceeding 100 metres on
either side of the road reservation of a bye-pass or a distance not
exceeding 30 metres on either side of the road reservation of any scheduled road
which falls outside the jurisdiction of Municipal corporation, Class-I
Municipalities. Notified Area Committees without obtaining NOC from the
188.8.131.52 No application for the release of Domestic, NRS, Industrial and Bulk
Supply connection is to be registered within a distance of 5 metres on either
side of the road reservation of that part of the scheduled road which falls in
the area of Municipal Corporation or Class-I Municipalities and 10 meters on
either side of the road reservation of that part of the scheduled road which
falls in the area of any other municipality/ Notified Area Committee concerned
without obtaining NOC from concerned Corporation/Municipality/Notified Area
184.108.40.206 Any violation of the above provisions of Section-142/143 of the New
Punjab Regional & Town Planning and Development Act-1995 is punishable with
imprisonment up to a period of 3 years or with fine which may extend up to
Rs.10,000/- or both. Therefore,
these instructions need to be implemented without any laxity.
220.127.116.11 Applications for all categories of connections except those for T/Wells
for agriculture purpose on the sides of scheduled roads shall not be registered
without obtaining NOC from the competent authority as specified in the
18.104.22.168 While framing estimate before the issue of demand notice, JE concerned
shall ensure the compliance of above instructions and actual distance of the
premises shall be certified on the application in respect of connections on the
sides of scheduled roads/Bye-passes.
22.214.171.124 The distances specified in the notification are to be measured from the
outer most boundary limit of the bye-pass/ scheduled road from where the private
126.96.36.199 Before actual release of connection AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) shall check the
correctness of distance and requirement of N.O.C. and record certificate to this
effect on the application/ test report.
188.8.131.52 NOC within Municipal Limits: For areas falling within the
jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation/Municipal Committees/Notified Area
Committees, NOC shall be issued by the concerned corporation/Committee, as the
case may be.
184.108.40.206 Issue of NOC beyond limits of Local Bodies: Competent authority
for issue of NOC in respect of areas falling beyond the limits of Municipal
Corporations/Municipal Committees/Notified Area Committee, shall be as under:-
Designation of the Officer
Administrator, Punjab Urban Planning &
Development Authority, SAS Nagar
Roopnagar & Hoshiarpur
Administrator PUDA, Jalandhar
Jalandhar & Kapurthala
Administrator, PUDA, Ludhiana
Ludhiana & Sangrur
Administrator, PUDA, Bhatinda
Bhatinda, Faridkot, Mansa & Ferozepur.
Administrator, PUDA, Patiala
Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib
3.2.6 Release of DS/NRS/Industrial/Bulk Supply connections (including
extensions) in Chandigarh periphery area.
No connection / extension in load to the above
categories of consumers within the periphery area of capital city Chandigarh
(list of villages as per Annexure- ) is to be released without obtaining NOC
from PUDA. However in the following cases NOC need not to be obtained from PUDA.
220.127.116.11 Industrial Units located within the Industrial focal points set up by the
Deptt. of Industries/PSIEC.
18.104.22.168 Industrial Units located in villages (list given in Annexure- ) which
fall entirely within Free Enterpreneur Zone.
22.214.171.124 Reconnection orders where there is no increase in load.
126.96.36.199 Agricultural power supply connections.
188.8.131.52 Connections for residential purposes within the lal lakir or phirni of a
village subject to the report of Patwari concerned.
184.108.40.206 For electric connections in the Municipal areas of Kharar, Dera Bassi,
Banur and Nagar Panchayat of Zirakpur NOC will be issued by the Executive
Officer of the concerned Municipal Council/Nagar Panchayat concerned and not
3.3 Avoiding Connection to a person involved in theft of
electricity/Dispute ? Extension in load to Defaulting Consumers :-
3.3.1 An applicant/consumer applying for a new industrial connection/ extension
in load shall give an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that he/she/they or
his/her/their associate subsidiaries are not involved in any case of theft of
power anywhere in the state and no case for recovery of the amount charged
against him/her or their associate subsidiaries is pending in the court or
'Dispute Settlement and Reconciliation Committee' etc. and in the event of such
a case being detected supply to the premises is liable to be disconnected
without notice till such time the amount due is paid.
3.3.2 Sanctioning/executing authorities shall satisfy themselves about the
correctness of the affidavit as per preceding Para, to the best of their
knowledge before sanction of load/release of connection. If an applicant/consumer or his/her associates/ subsidiaries are found to
be involved in any theft case, application for new connection/extension shall be
registered only after the amount charged has been paid by such an
applicant/consumer or his/her associates.
3.3.3 Registration of application for a new connection/extension in load and
giving the feasibility clearance, wherever applicable, in respect of a consumer
with whom some dispute is pending and defaulting amount is outstanding on
account of theft of energy, unauthorized load, peak load violation, overhauling
the accounts on the basis of MMTS testing and re-assessment by audit. etc. shall
be done as per the following guidelines:-
220.127.116.11 No application for a new connection or extension in load may be accepted
from a consumer, who has failed to pay 50% of the amount billed to him due to
any of the above mentioned reasons. However,
wherever a consumer has deposited the 50% of the disputed amount and agrees to
abide the decision of Dispute Settlement Committee/Authority/ Appellate
Authority whatever the case may be through an affidavit duly attested by Notary
Public, he may be allowed release of extension in load irrespective of the date
of settlement of dispute. Simultaneously
, his case shall be referred to the DSC/DSA for decision. The consumer may go into appeal before appellate
authority, if he so desires. We may
process the requisition(s)/ application(s) for extension in load(s) or new
connection(s) in case of all category of such consumers where 50% of the
disputed amount has been deposited and release the new load/extension in load
after due sanction/execution of agreement and issue of demand notice without
waiting for outcome of the dispute provided the consumer deposits 50% of the
18.104.22.168 Where the application for extension in load has already been got
registered by such a defaulting consumer or where the case of defaulting amount
against the existing consumer arises after he has registered his application for
extension in load, the case for feasibility clearance / sanction of load should
be processed keeping in view the following instructions:-
22.214.171.124.1 The case for feasibility clearance shall be processed where 50% of the
disputed amount/charges have been deposited by the consumers with PSEB and the consumer agrees to abide by the decision of the DSC/DSA/Appellate
Authority, whatever the case may be, through an affidavit duly attested by
Notary Public even though the dispute may be pending with the Arbitrator without
depositing 50% of the bill amount and giving above said affidavit, the case for
feasibility clearance/sanction of load shall not be processed till final
decision of the Court/Arbitrator.
126.96.36.199.2 Where a disputed case is before the Dispute Settlement and Reconciliation
committee or any other authority of the Board and consumer has deposited 33/50%
of assessed amount with PSEB as decided by the competent authority. His case for feasibility clearance/sanction of load may be processed. However, in case, the consumer has deposited only 33% of the assessed
amount he shall be required to pay another 17% and give an affidavit duly
attested by Notary Public to abide by the decision of DSC/DSA/Appellate
Authority, whatever the case may be in order that demand notice may be issued
and connection/extension may be released in case of all categories of consumers
without waiting for the decision of the Dispute Settlement and Reconciliation
188.8.131.52.3 Where a consumer after having paid the amount as per decision of Dispute
Settlement and Reconciliation Committee goes to court of law, notwithstanding
the undertaking given by him to abide by the decision of the committee, the case
for feasibility clearance/ sanction of load shall not be withheld. However, where a consumer challenges decision of Dispute Settlement
Committee in the court without depositing the amount in accordance with the
decision of the dispute settlement committee, his case for feasibility
clearance/sanction of extension in load shall not be processed till final
decision of the court and the payment of amount accordingly.
184.108.40.206 While accepting A&A forms and requisition and allowing the
feasibility clearance/sanction of extension in load, instructions in the
preceding Paras shall be followed by the officers as per power vested in them. While forwarding such cases to the CE(Comml.) suitable certificates in
light of above instructions indicating clear eligibility for feasibility
clearance/sanction of extension in load should be furnished.
3.4 Voltage Regulation:
undertaking towards voltage regulation shall be obtained from HT/EHT prospective
consumers and also for extension in load as under:-
"I/We undertake to accept the voltage level as supplied by PSEB
according to Rule-54 of Indian Electricity Rules and in the event of
Higher/Lower Voltage than that declared I/We undertake to lower/raise the same
with the help of OLTC(On/Off load tap changer) provided in my/our transformer
installed for receiving the supply from PSEB.
I/We also undertake that in the event of any damage to machinery or loss
of production due to higher/lower voltage for causes beyond the reasonable
control of PSEB, I/We shall not claim any compensation from the Board."
3.5 One Connection in One Premises:
3.5.1 The applicant shall give an undertaking on a non-judicial stamp paper
that no connection is already existing in the premises for which the connection
is being applied. If the applicant
wants an additional connection in the same premises ,he shall clearly specify
the reasons & purpose thereof. The
Board shall have the authority to refuse to release the new connection. The consumer may, however, get his load extended.
220.127.116.11 Release of more than one connection in DS premises is allowed subject to
the following conditions:-
18.104.22.168.1 In case of different family members living in a house and each having
separate kitchen (to be certified by SDO/Op.) can be given separate connections
in their names in the same premises provided all the meters are installed at
accessible place. In such cases,
tariff applicable for each individual connection would be as per slab provided
for DS category.
22.214.171.124.2 In case a tenant wants a separate connection, he will supply(i) consent
of the landlord in the form of affidavit that the landlord will clear all the
liabilities in case the tenant leaves the house without paying PSEB's dues(ii)
An affidavit duly attested by the Executive Magistrate that he has taken the
said premises/portion of the premises on rent & living their as a tenant. All the meters provided for different connections shall be
installed near to the gate to avoid any chance of theft of energy.
126.96.36.199.3 If the existing consumer except those covered under Para-188.8.131.52.1 to
184.108.40.206.2 where more than one connection(s) are running in the same premises
shall have the option either the club their connection or comply with the
conditions of Para -220.127.116.11.1 to 18.104.22.168.2 for getting separate connection/sub-meter.
22.214.171.124.4 The ACD payable by the tenant( in case connection is released to him)
shall be double the existing ACD Charges.
126.96.36.199.5 In multi storeyed buildings, the connection shall be released to an
individual occupant provided he has registered ownership/lease deed in his name, but all meters shall be installed at a suitable place near entry of
building in cabinets provided for the purpose.
188.8.131.52.6 The existing consumers shall have the option, either to club their
connections opt for paying highest slab charges as indicated above.
184.108.40.206.7 At the time of registration of application for new connection, the JE
Incharge of area will ensure that if any connection is already existing in the
premises then highest slab rate for all the connections is levied from existing
consumer/new applicant. The
existing consumer/new applicant shall also give an affidavit for accepting
highest slab rate. The entry
in this regard shall also be made in A&A forms. Asterik shall be marked on
every such account in Meter Blank where more than one connection is existing in
one premises for the purpose of identification/billing in higher slab.
220.127.116.11.8 Supply to all connections in the same premises should be fed from the
same transformer but through independent service cable.
18.104.22.168.9 All the meters provided on the different connections shall be installed
near the gate to avoid any chance of theft of energy.
22.214.171.124 Resale and sub-metering of supply to tenants or members of the same
family residing in one premises shall be permitted.
126.96.36.199 If a portion of household is regularly used for the conduct of business,
the consumption in that portion will be separately metered under a separate
connection and billed under NRS tariff. In
such an event two connections, one under Schedule DS and the other under
Schedule NRS can be allowed otherwise the total consumption shall be billed
3.5.2. Whenever, an existing consumer applies for a new connection in the same
premises, i.e. even having independent shed/unit piece of land having separate
plot No. etc. in his name, it shall normally be not allowed. Such consumer should be asked to apply for extension in existing load. However, if a new connection has been applied in the name of a new
firm/company of which the existing consumer is a Director/Partner, the
connection will only be allowed if the premises are distinctly and physically
separate/partitioned so that it is not possible to utilize electricity from one
premises to the other further that in case of one of the connections having been
disconnected due to default, it can not be run from other connection by making
188.8.131.52 Where the premises in question are legally transferred, sold or leased to
a new unit and appropriate entry exists in the Municipal/Revenue Record
regarding such transfer, the consumer/applicant should furnish a copy of the
registered deed for sale or lease as the case may be. An informal agreement of family partition/lease etc will not be
184.108.40.206 Where the Punjab Government has allowed the registration of more than one
unit/renting out of the premises for setting up industrial units in industrial
plots/sheds in the Focal Points depending on the size of the plot and subject to
fulfillment of some conditions lad down for the purpose, in such cases the new
connection may be allowed provided such units are in the name of different
persons and parts of such sheds/plots being used by different industrialists,
are properly demarcated and separated from each other by making suitable
partition so that it is not possible to use electricity from one unit to another
and in case of one connection having been disconnected due to defaulting amount
etc. the same can not be run from other connections(s) in the adjoining
industrial unit(s) by tapping some supply points.
3.5.3 Whenever, an existing industrial consumer applied for clubbing of
connections running in his name in the same premises, it shall be allowed by the
officer/competent authority to sanction the total load after clubbing, however
subject to completion of formalities such as submission of new A&A form
& new test report etc. The cost
involved in strengthening of the service line, metering equipments etc.,
wherever necessary, shall be borne by Board if there is no change in supply
voltage. If after clubbing the
consumer is required to get supply at higher voltage, cost shall be borne by the
consumer for the line/bay and his S/Station etc.
3.5.4. Where an existing consumer comes forward for clubbing of his connections,
the Advance Consumption Deposit/Security as already deposited against different
connections may be accepted against the newly clubbed connection. Additional ACD/Security should be recovered, if the new consumer after
clubbing is found to default or is involved in any malpractice or theft of
3.5.5 Wherever more than one industrial connections are running in the same
premises in different names, but the industrial activities are carried out by
one concern/proprietor, such consumers shall be asked to get the loads clubbed
and also get it changed to one connection in one name. If clubbing does not involve changing over to higher voltage, cost of
service main, if any will be borne by the Board. However, if conversion from LT to HT is involved, the Board will carry it
out and even erect 11/0.4 KV transformer for the consumer and recover the cost
in six monthly installments. If
there is an exclusive transformer feeding the consumer, it can be sold to him as
per provisions of Sales Regulation No.34. In
case there is no response, the said consumer(s) may not be accommodated for
extension in load, contract demand etc.
220.127.116.11 In case of clubbing of existing industrial or other connections the
supply voltage shall be as per regulation No.4.2 in accordance with the total
load/demand after clubbing.
3.5.6. Where in one premises two or more than two MS connections have been
given, the clubbing of connections may be carried out and supply allowed on LT
even where the total load exceeds 100 kW subject to the condition that LT
surcharge @ 20% shall be leviable till such time the consumer take supply on 11
KV by installing his own transformer. The
consumer shall be required to submit new A&A forms and also submit new test
report. The load surcharge @
Rs.750/- per KW, AACD and Service Connection Charges shall be recovered for
unauthorized extension(s) in load, if any and if the same is also regularized
while clubbing the said connections.
18.104.22.168 Clubbing of SP Connections into MS/LS category be carried out and
recovery of various charges and billing be made in the light of provisions of
22.214.171.124 Where more than one connection have been released in the same premises,
one under schedule MS or SP for motive load and other under Schedule NRS for
lighting/fans etc., the same should be clubbed and charged under appropriate
3.5.7 Failure to get Connections Clubbed
If a consumer fails to exercise option to get his connections clubbed
within the stipulated date or declares that there is only one connection in his
premises but later on it is detected that he is having more than one connection
in one premises, he shall have to pay higher tariff and voltage surcharge, if
applicable w.e.f. 1.1.1996.
3.5.8 Applicability of Regulation No.167:
Provisions of Regulation No.167, may be referred to for enforcing the
policy of 'One connection in One Premises'.
3.6 Application by a Partnership firm or a Ltd. Company or an Institution.
3.6.1 If the applicant is a partnership concern, an attested copy of the
partnership deed and certificate of registration issued by Registrar of Firms
shall be supplied. If the
partnership firm is a registered one, any of the partners may sign A&A form. Otherwise either all the partners will sign the 'A&A' form or
authorize a signatory through Special Power of Attorney duly notarized.
3.6.2 In the event of applicant being a private
or a Public Ltd. Company, it shall supply a copy of the Articles of
Association/Articles of Memorandum, a copy of certificate of incorporation
alongwith a certified copy of extract of resolution of the Board of Directors
resolved in favour of the authorized signatory for execution of 'A&A' form
and other documents. Certification
will be made by the Chartered Accountant of the company. The common seal of the company will be required for execution of the
documents. List of the Board of
Directors showing their names, age, father/husband's name, and residential
address shall be supplied. The
consumer shall notify every change in the Board of Directors within one month.
3.6.3 If the application is on behalf of an institution or a society, the
applicant shall submit copy of the constitution of the trust, society or
institution and its bye laws, a certified copy of the registration, certified
copy of extract of resolution in favour of the authorized signatory for
execution of 'A&A' forms and other documents. List of trustees/members of executive showing their names, age,
father/husband's name and residential address shall also be supplied.
(FORMAT FOR SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY)
all men by these present that I/We____________for and on behalf
of__________________having its registered office at______________do hereby
authorize Sh.__________Chairman/Director/Partner/Manager of the aforesaid
company/firm to act, as our company's constituted attorney so as to apply for
power connection with a load of__________________to PSEB and to sign
authenticate, file and execute any paper/documents/agreement required for the
application/release/extension of power load/connection. I/We undertake to ratify and confirm all facts and deeds whatever
Sh.__________,constituted attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done for
us/company by virtue of this letter of attorney.
(To be attested and signed by
Notary Public or First Class Magistrate)
with seal for and on behalf of
3.7 Precautions for Execution of Agreement: Following precautions shall be
taken in the execution of agreement.
3.7.1 Application and agreement should be filed in and signed by the authorized
signatories of both the parties.
3.7.2 A passport sized photograph duly attested shall be affixed on the
3.7.3 Application and Agreement should be made on prescribed format obtainable
from the office of AE./AEE/XEN(Ops.).
3.7.4 There should no over-writing or cutting in the agreement.
3.7.5 Corrections and interpolations, if any, should be signed by the
3.7.6 Mere manuscript filling in the blanks in the agreement forms need not be
attested by the executants.
3.7.7. Each page of the agreement should be signed by the executants.
3.7.8. The date of execution of an agreement( i.e. the date to be filled in the
first line of the agreement,)
should always be written in words such as "Fourth day of April, One
thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight. It
shall be the date on which the agreement is signed by the competent authority of
3.7.9 Number of energy consuming apparatus, their wattage etc. should be
written in figures and words both. However,
the applicant may make these entries in pencil so that correct entries in ink
can be made after the verification of actual load and test report by a
representative of the Board at the time of release of connection.
3.8 Scrutiny of A&A form: Following precautions shall be taken by the Revenue
Accountant and concerned officials at the time of accepting the A&A form.
3.8.1 Signatory to the agreement should arrange his/her identification. It may be done by producing the Ration Card, Passport, Voter's Identity
Card or the attested signature by a manager of the bank where the applicant may
be having his account, a gazetted officer of the state or the Central Govt. , MP
or MLA or the Sarpanch of the Panchayat.
3.8.2 A&A form must be signed by the prospective consumer in the presence
of AE/AEE/XEN/JE/RA/ARA in the sub-division and AAE Incharge in the Sub-Office. The aforesaid officer/official shall ensure that the A&A form has
been filled in correctly and no ambiguity exist.
3.8.3 The minor is not eligible to sign the agreement. However, he can avail the connection through his lawful/natural guardian.
3.8.4 The load applied shall be declared in KW and contract demand in KVA(if
3.8.5 The A&A is also required to be signed by the witness as an essential
formality before it is accepted. The
witness should always be a Board's consumer who would mention his account No.
alongwith address on the A&A forms. In
the village the Sarpanch of the Village can be accepted as a valid witness. The witness should sign the A&A forms in the presence of AE/AEE/XEN/Op./JE./RA
in a sub-division and AAE in a Sub-Office.
4. APPLICATION FOR SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY FOR LOAD EXCEEDING 100 KW
4.1 Provisions of Regulation No.3 shall ipsofacto apply with the proviso that
the applicant/existing consumer applying for a new connection/extension in load
resulting in is ultimate load exceeding 100 KW shall submit 3 sets of agreements
in form CS-I(HT/EHT) alongwith the requisite documents.
4.2 Supply Voltage.
4.2.1. Under the existing schedule of tariff the character of service for a
large industrial power supply consumer has been defined as A.C. 50 cycles,
11/33/66/, 132/220 KV depending on the contract demand, kind of industry and
technical feasibility. Supply at
400 volts may be allowed up to 100 KW under general category.
126.96.36.199 Contract demand up to 2500 KVA in case of general industry and power
intensive loads (I.F.) may be catered at 11 KV. Contract demand above 2500 KVA and up to 4000 KVA can be catered at 11 KV
provided the consumer/applicant is ready to pay for transformation losses,
incremental line losses and service charges as a result of which the energy
recorded at 11 KV corresponding to the demand recorded over and above 2500 KVA
shall be increased by10% and not total energy consumption and billed at relevant
188.8.131.52 Contract demand exceeding the above limit and up to 20 MVA shall be
catered on 33/66 KV at the discretion of the Board.
184.108.40.206 For contract demand exceeding 20 MVA and up to 35 MVA, the supply shall
be catered at 66/132 KV depending upon the availability of grid voltage in that
220.127.116.11 Contract demand exceeding 35 MVA shall be catered at 132/220 KV.
18.104.22.168 All Arc furnace loads shall be released at supply voltage of 33/66 KV or
above as decided by the authority sanctioning the load.
22.214.171.124 Extension in load within the sanctioned contract demand.
It shall be
dealt with as per Regulation No.20.3
126.96.36.199.1 For release of additional load, requisite procedure as applicable to
general extension cases shall be followed. The security and service connection charges as per prevailing
instructions shall be recovered.
4.2.3 Surcharge till conversion to EHT: In respect of general /power
intensive (induction furnace) connections where it is feasible on the request of
the consumer to allow extension in contract demand beyond the afore mentioned
limits as an interim arrangement, a voltage surcharge of 7.5% shall be levied on
prorata consumption charges based on additional contract demand and total
4.3 If a consumer having connected load up to 100 KW at 400 Volts supply asks
for extension in load, in a way that his load after extension exceeds 100 KW or
above, he would be allowed extension provided he agrees to get supply at 11 KV
and installs his own 11/0.4 KV transformer and other equipment to receive such
4.3.1 The size of the transformer(s) should be decided on the basis of contract
demand with maximum capacity of 2 times the
contract demand. Conductor size should be designed on the basis of contract demand plus cushion
capacity of 20%. The capacity of
the transformer(s) calculated above should be rounded off to the nearest
standard size. However, this
provision shall not be applicable in case of arc furnace loads where the
authority competent to sanction the load will decide the transformer capacity.
188.8.131.52 HT/EHT consumers having supply voltage of 33 KV & above requesting
for power T/F capacity of 33/11 KV & 66/11KV transformers more than 120% of
the sanctioned CD (or capacity rounded off to the nearest standard size of
transformer) may be allowed transformer capacity of power transformer(s) upto
two times the sanctioned CD with the approval of load sanctioning authority i.e.
CE/Comml. The capacity of the transformer(s) calculated above should be rounded
off to the nearest standard size. However,
such consumers shall pay SCC @ 5% of the prevalent rate of SCC (subject to
minimum of Rs. 10,000/-) for the transformer(s) capacity over and above 120% of
the sanctioned CD. However this
permission shall be given to those LS category of consumers where electronic
meters have been installed.
4.3.2 If a transformer installed by the consumer is damaged, a spare
transformer, if any available with the Board, may be sold against payment as per
existing rules to such a consumer. During
the period the consumer's transformer remains damaged, LT Supply at 400 volts
may be allowed to such industrial consumers, if technically feasible, for a
maximum period of 45 days with the approval of competent authority
i.e.(authority competent to sanction the load of the consumer). During this period he shall pay normal
LS tariff plus voltage surcharge @20%. The
consumer shall be asked in advance to furnish an undertaking to that effect on
non judicial stamp paper.
4.4. SUPPLY VOLTAGE FOR BULK SUPPLY CONSUMERS:
4.4.1 The existing Bulk Supply consumers having load of 5 MW and above and
getting supply at 11 KV shall not required to convert their system to 33/66 KV
or higher voltage.
4.4.2 If an existing Bulk Supply consumer applies for extension of load and
total load after extension exceeds 5 MW, he shall be allowed extension in load
provided he gets his supply converted to 33/66 or higher voltage.
4.4.3 The prospective consumers requesting for release of new connections with
load exceeding 5 MW shall be given connections only on 33 KV or higher voltage
as is technically feasible.
5. APPLICATION FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY FOR LOADS EXCEEDING 500 KW.
5.1 The application of a prospective/existing consumer for a new
connection/extension in load for a connected load or contract demand above 500KW
or 500KVA shall require feasibility clearance from the competent authority
before registration of the application. Accordingly,
his request for load intimating the time frame when power is required shall be
entertained on requisition from CS-I(R) ? Requisition for feasibility
clearance (7 copies) with requisite amount of earnest money (adjustable towards
ACD) @ Rs.100/- per KW of applied connected load. Application shall be received directly in the office of SE(Ops) who will
get the earnest money deposited in the nearest Operation Sub-Division convenient
to the applicant.
5.1.1 Such prospective consumers shall be required to submit requisition Forms
CS-I(R) accompanies by requisite documents such as NOC from PUDA, NOC/Consent to
establish from PPCB and various affidavits and undertakings as per the
prevailing instructions complete in all respects alongwith the requisite earnest
money. No requisition shall be
accepted without necessary documents and the officers/officials accepting
incomplete requisitions shall be held personally responsible.
5.1.2 SE(Ops.) will ensure that all the requisitions are processed/decided
within 4 weeks in respect of cases falling within his competency. SE(Ops.) will finalize the requisition in his office and will not pass it
on to Sr.Xen/Addl. SE(Ops.) or Xen/AEE/AE(Ops.). He will forward the requisition
falling beyond his competency to the Chief Engineer/Commercial with a copy to
the Chief Engineer(Ops) concerned and Chief Engineer/Planning with the requisite
data within 4 weeks positively.
5.1.3 For deciding the feasibility of supply and the character of supply i.e.
the voltage at which supply is to be provided, contract demand applied by the
prospective consumer or increase in demand by the existing consumer shall be the
5.2 Competent Authority for clearing Technical Feasibility:
Feasibility clearance for a new connection or an existing connection applying
extension in load for concerned load/contract demand beyond 500 KW or 500 KVA
& up to 2 MW or 2 MVA shall be given by SE(Ops) concerned after observing
the following procedure:
5.2.1 Feasibility clearance exceeding 500 KW or 500 KVA and up to 1 MW or 1 MVA
shall be issued by SE(Ops.) concerned without reference to CE(Planning)/CE(Comml.).
5.2.2 If the load of the new connection or after extension exceeds 1 MW or 1
MVA contract demand, the feasibility clearance up to 2 MW/2 MVA shall be issued
by SE(Ops.) after obtaining concurrence of CE/Planning with regard to adequacy
of Transmission System. While
issuing feasibility clearance, SE(Ops.) shall send a copy thereof to CE(Ops.),
CE(Planning) and CE(Comml.).
5.2.3 If the total connected load or contract demand after taking into
consideration the extension in load upto 500 KW or 500 KVA, exceeds 2 MW/ MVA,
the case shall be referred by Dy. CE, SE(Ops.) to CE(Comml.) without referring
to CE/Planning for feasibility clearance, Where extension applied is more than
500 Kw/500 KVA case is to be referred to CE/Comml. for feasibility clearance
with a copy to CE/Planning and CE/Op. concerned. CE/Commercial will refer only those cases to planning where extension in
contract demand/connected load applied is more than 1 MW./1MVA. Copy of the proposal shall also be sent to CE/TL & CE/SS where load
is to be fed at 33/66/132/220 KV.
5.2.4 Extensions in connected load or contract demand applied in two stages,
with a time interval up to one year in between, shall be clubbed for the purpose
of feasibility clearance provided the applicant has not submitted the test
report and has not deposited the various charges in compliance to the demand
notice issued against previous extension and such clubbed application will be
processed for approval of competent authority in accordance with the guidelines
5.2.5 All cases for power intensive industries such as Arc/Induction furnace
and Chloro Alkalies Units except small in-house furnaces up to 500 KW shall be
sent by SE)Ops.) concerned to CE/Commercial alongwith complete proposal with a
copy to CE/Planning and CE(Ops.) concerned.
5.2.6 Chief Engineer(Comml.) after examining that the proposal is commercially
in order will refer it to Chief Engineer/Planning for conveying feasibility
clearance. After receipt of
feasibility clearance from CE(Planning), permission for registration of
application will be conveyed by the CE(Comml.) direct to the applicant under
intimation to concerned operation offices and CE(Planning).
5.2.7 If feasibility clearance is to be allowed at 11 KV, a separate new feeder
may be provided where the contract demand of the prospective consumer exceeds
1000 KVA in respect of a continuous process industry and 2000 KVA relating to a
non-continuous process industry. In
case of non availability of a spare OCB, the load in the intervening period may
be fed through a common OCB with the permission of CE(Ops.). Cost of OCB, 11 KV
cable & 11 KV line etc. will be paid by the prospective consumer even if
these are installed subsequent to the release of connection.
5.3 Not existing
5.4 Permission for Registration of Application/Feasibility Clearance:
5.4.1 Consequent upon the receipt of permission for registration of
application, necessary intimation with regard to compliance by the applicant
will be given within a week by AE/AEE/XEN(Ops) to the authority granting
permission for feasibility clearance.
5.4.2 After issue of feasibility clearance, the period for registration of
application and agreement with ACD/AACD and meter security shall be 30 days only
extendable up to 60 days(including 30 days allowed in the first instance by SE/Dy.
CE(Ops.) . No request for further extension beyond above period shall be
5.4.3 If the applicant/consumer fails to register the application and agreement
alongwith other formalities within the permissible maximum period of 60 days,
the total amount of earnest money deposited shall be forfeited and the
application/requisition shall be treated as irrevocably cancelled. The revival of such application/requisition shall not be allowed.
5.4.4 Earnest money deposited by the applicant at the time of applying for
feasibility clearance will be adjustable towards ACD/AACD.
5.5 Power Intensive Industries(Induction Furnaces & other PIU load):
5.5.1 Applications of small induction furnace load up to 500 KW for in house
casting shall be entertained and processed for release without any ceiling of
total load for all industries except power intensive, arc/induction furnace or
Chloro alkalies units.
5.5.2 Application from LS consumers having induction and other furnaces/general
load more than 500 KW for extension in load for auxiliaries, general load,
pollution control equipment of induction furnace or for non power intensive
loads will be entertained and treated at par with ordinary extension in load. This additional load should not be allowed to be used for installing a
new induction furnace or for increasing the capacity of an existing induction
5.7 Facility of cluster sub stations
New/existing consumers with contract demand above 2500 KVA may jointly
install a 66 KV cluster sub-station to be owned and maintained by them for which
supply can be given by the Board for the said group of consumers at 66 KV.
5.7.1 Billing shall be carried out on the basis of consumption recorded by 66
KV meter for the purpose of computing the net energy charges, alongwith
electricity duty, octroi and fuel surcharge. Apportionment of energy and other charges to the individual consumers
will be done in proportion to the reading of meters installed at 11 KV feeders
for each individual consumer. Demand
surcharge and power factor surcharge, if any, shall be levied on the basis of
readings recorded at 11 KV.
5.7.2 Procedure under Para 5.7.1 shall be subject to execution of an agreement
by all the participating consumers of the cluster sub-station with the Board to
ensure payment of all bills relating to supply at 66 KV as per the readings of
meter installed for recording consumption at 66 KV.
5.8 Relaxation in levy of 17.5% surcharge
5.8.1 If a consumer deposits the full cost of bay/line and completes the
installation of his sub-station but the Board is not able to complete the
erection of bay/line and other connected works, the levy of 17.5% surcharge
shall be stopped from the date of completion of sub-station or six months after
the deposit of full cost of line/bay whichever is later.
5.8.2 Provisions of Regulation 5.8.1 shall be applicable to the following
categories of consumers.
184.108.40.206 Consumers who have already been allowed supply at 11 KV temporarily with
17.5% surcharge pending change over to requisite higher voltage level
220.127.116.11 New consumers being allowed supply at 11 KV with 17.5% surcharge
temporarily until conversion of supply to the higher voltage level under which
18.104.22.168. Consumers whose clubbed load falls under higher voltage category but are
allowed to run at 11 KV until conversion of supply to higher voltage level.
22.214.171.124. The above relaxation of 17.5% surcharge shall be allowed by the load
sanctioning authority after the consumer has furnished the proof of the
completion of his sub-station i.e. clearance of C.E.I. :Punjab.
6. APPLICATION FOR PROVIDING PUBLIC LIGHTING:
6.1 Receipt of Application: Application
for supply of power from a Local Body e.g. Municipal Corporation/Committee or a
Village Panchayat for Public Lighting needs to be accompanied by an attested
copy of resolution passed by the elected representatives sanctioning the
installation of street light points. However,
in the absence of any elected body, the Commissioner/Administrator should sign
the requisition. In addition, the
Local Body should also forward an attested copy of the resolution authorizing
its representative by name to sign the agreement on its behalf alongwith his
specimen signatures duly attested by the Executive Officer.
6.1.1 For the purpose of release of Street Light/Yard Lighting connection,
Market Committees are covered under the term Local Body.
6.1.2 Housing Board, PUDA, Improvement Trusts shall be considered at par with
Local Bodies as regards Supply of Power for public lighting.
6.1.3 Chairman,/Secretary in case of Housing Board & Improvement Trust and
Administrator/Estate Officer in case of Urban Estate or the person authorized by
the said authorities will be considered as the authorized representative.
6.2 In order to avoid financial complication in respect of a village
Panchayat a certificate from the District Panchayat Officer to the effect that(i)
annual income of the Panchayat is Rs.500/- or more than(ii) the draft agreement
has been approved by him should also accompany the resolution and the
requisition. The agreement for
public lighting will, in this case, be signed by the Sarpanch and a Panch after
they have been authorized for the purpose by the Village Panchayat through a
resolution. An attested copy of the
resolution should also accompany the application.
6.3 The signed agreement in quadruplicate together with other documents
should then be forwarded to SE concerned through the Sr.Xen/ ASE(Ops.) for
acceptance. Steps should
simultaneously be taken to submit the estimate to the competent authority for
6.4 The estimate/agreement will be dealt with by the authorities concerned
and returned to the AE/AEE/XEN duly sanctioned/accepted within a month. However, the work of providing street light points should not be delayed
for want of execution of agreement on the part of the Superintending Engineer. The work ma be taken in hand after the compliance of the demand notice by
the prospective consumer.
6.4.1 All street Lighting consumers are required to pay actual cost of laying
works for installation of Street Lighting Points. Amount to be deposited shall be intimated through demand notice. The Local Body should be clearly informed that the estimated expenditure
is only tentative and is subject to the final approval of the competent
6.5 Execution of Principal & Supplementary Street Lighting Agreement:
6.5.1 The agreement for Street Lighting by the Local Body is to be executed on
the prescribed format. All the
points mentioned under regulation No.3.7 shall be kept in view while executing
the agreement. Following additional
points should also be kept in view while dealing with the agreement.
6.5.2 The space meant for filing the date of execution of a agreement is not to
be filled in by the Divisional or Sub-Divisional Offices. The date of execution of an agreement should be the date on
which the agreement is last signed by any party thereto.
6.5.3 While filing schedule -I of the Street Light Agreement it should be kept
in view that at least the requirements of the next five years are taken into
consideration so that the necessity of entering into supplementary agreement
every now and then is obviated. In
the column meant for minimum No. of lamps, the immediate requirements should be
entered, whereas in the column meant for "Maximum No. of Lamps" the
probable No. of Lamps, which would be required by the end of 5 years, should be
6.5.4 Agreement for street lighting has the following three alternatives:
126.96.36.199 When initial and subsequent installation and replacement of street light
fittings and lamps are carried out at the cost of the Board.
188.8.131.52 When initial installation and subsequent replacement of street lighting
fittings and lamps are carried out at the cost of the consumer.
184.108.40.206 When initial installation and subsequent replacement of street lighting
fittings are carried out at the cost of the Board and initial installation and
subsequent replacement of lamps are carried out at the cost of the consumer.
6.6 The agreement thus completed in quadruplicate alongwith the various
schedules should then be forwarded to S.E concerned through the Executive
Engineer for acceptance on behalf of the Board. Original copy of the agreement
should be retained in S.E.'s office and the duplicate one forwarded to the AE/AEE/XEN/(Ops.)
for onward transmission to the Local Body. The 3rd and the fourth copy of agreement should be made
available to the Sr. Executive Engineer/Addl. SE and the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) for
reference and record.
6.7 Disposal of an application for Extension in Street Light Points:
the extension in Public Lighting points is covered by the maximum No. of bulbs
provided in schedule I of the principal Agreement, the following procedure
should be adopted:-
6.7.1 As soon as a requisition together with a resolution of the Local Body for
extension in street light points is received, J.E. should be asked to frame the
estimate and prepare four copies of Schedule IV which should be got signed from
the authorized representative of the Local Body. The estimate should be forwarded to the competent authority
for sanction whereas Schedule IV in quadruplicate should be sent to the
Superintending Engineer through the Executive Engineer. The work shall be taken in hand only after the street lighting consumer
has paid the actual cost of laying works for street lighting points. The original copy of schedule IV should be kept in record by the
Superintending Engineer, while the duplicate should be returned to the Local
Body. The 3rd and 4th
copy of the schedule IV should be supplied to the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) by the SE's
office for record and reference.
6.7.2 In such cases where the extension in public lighting points is not
covered by the maximum no. of bulbs, set forth in schedule I of the Principal
Agreement or wherever some change in the wattages of the bulbs which is not
covered by the Principal Agreements is required, a supplementary agreement in
quadruplicate should be got signed from the authorized representatives of the
Local Body. The procedure with
regard to the execution of the supplementary Agreement would be the same as for
the principal agreement already described. A regular estimate should be framed to cover the expenditure involved and
work should be taken in hand in accordance with the procedure mentioned above.
6.7.3 If the necessity of executing a supplementary public lighting agreement
arises on account of the change in the wattage of lamps or type of fittings, sub
part(4) should be scored out under the initials of the parties to the agreement.
7. RELEASE OF ELECTRIC CONNECTION IN THE ABSENCE OF CONSENT FROM LAND LORD.
7.1 General Load up to 20 KW.
separate undertaking/indemnity Bond is required where the applicant for an
electric connection is unable to obtain written consent of the landlord. Clause I of A&A form CS-I stipulates that if it has not been possible
for a lawful occupier of the premises to obtain consent of the landlord, he
should agree to keep indemnified and harmless the supplier against all claims
made and actions and proceedings taken by the land lord or any person claiming
through or under him by reason of giving of the electric connection by the
7.2 All other consumers as are not covered under Para 7.1 will be required to
execute the indemnity bond on the prescribed format on stamp paper of Rs.15/-. The indemnity bond shall be a part of agreement and shall remain attached
7.3 An applicant for a Tube well connection under general category who has
taken the land on lease or patta and is unable to produce fard of the
land in his name shall be required to furnish the indemnity bond under clause
7.2. He shall also submit attested
copy of the lease/patta of land in support of his being lawful occupier.
8. ELECTRIC CONNECTION VIS-À-VIS INSTALLATION OF AIR/WATER POLLUTION
8.1 Categorization of Industry: In order to control water/Air
Pollution the Punjab Govt. have decided to impose certain restrictions on the
release of power connections to the industrial units which are required to
install equipment for control of Air./Water Pollution. All the industries for the purposes of Pollution have been divided into
two categories i.e. Red and Green(List of Red Cat. under APP-I). Receipt of application for release of industrial connection,
issue of demand notice and release of connection under various categories i.e.
Red and Green shall be governed as per the succeeding provisions.
8.1.1. Release of connections in residential areas: No industrial connection involving manufacturing process may be released
in residential areas( in approved colonies) of the cities/towns in the state
without getting clearance from the Local authority i.e. Municipal
Corporation/Committee/Notified Area Committee and Pb. Pollution Control Board. As regards the release of such connections in the villages the NOC shall
be required to be obtained from the pollution control Board only.
8.1.2 NOC from Pollution Control Board towards air and water pollution for
the release of industrial connections: The
prospective industrial consumers shall be required to submit 'consent to
establish'(NOC) from the Pb. Pollution Control Board at the time of making
application/requisition for the
release of power connection in the case of industries falling under 'Red
Category" and of very hazardous nature. The clearance certificate shall also be required to be submitted by the
prospective consumer at the time of submission of test report failing which
connection shall not be released. However,
in case of industries covered under 'Green Category' the prospective consumer
shall submit only the consent to establish from the PPCB. Consent to operate/clearance certificate will not be required
to be submitted unless specifically directed by the PPCB while issuing consent
8.1.3. Exemption to marginally polluting green category of industries: Electric
connection may be released to marginally polluting green category of industries
listed in Appendix-I without
insisting upon the production of "Consent to Establish" (NOC)/clearance
certificate from PPCB. Such an
applicant for industrial connection shall be required to submit an affidavit as
per Annexure-D on a Non Judicial stamp paper duly attested by an Executive
Magistrate. After release of
electric connection, a copy of the said affidavit shall be sent to the office of
the Environmental Engineer of the concerned Regional Office of PPCB. The
relaxation for not obtaining NOC from PPCB is subject to following conditions:
220.127.116.11 The industry is established in industrial estates /zones classified by
PSIEC, Deptt. of industry PUDA, Chief town Planner or any other authority
appointed by the State. The exemption shall not be applicable to the industries
being established/established in predominantly residential areas.
18.104.22.168 The investment of industry is not more than 25 lacs on plant and
8.1.4 The provisions of Para 8.1.1. to 8.1.3 shall also be applicable in case
of extension in load.
8.1.5 The connections released under domestic and NRS(Commercial) categories
shall not be allowed to be used for industrial purposes except in case of small
welding set/small Lathe/electric drill/ heater/battery charger/ embroidery
machine/printing press/ ice candy/ dry cleaning machines/ power press/ small
motors in non-residential premises such as business houses, cinemas, clubs,
public offices, hospitals, hotels/motels, departmental stores, shops, guest
houses, restaurants, offices etc. as covered in the schedule of tariff
applicable to non residential supply.
8.1.6 Where after having obtained connection under non-polluting category,
consumer changes over to polluting category whether partially or wholly, such
consumers must get clearance from PSEB as well as specified authorities of the
Water and Air Pollution Control Board, before effecting such a change over. Infringement of this requirement may result in disconnection of supply
after a service of a show cause notice of seven days.
8.1.7 NOC from PPCB for Colonizers:- No electric connection be released to any
colonizer for any purpose till they submit NOC from Punjab Pollution Control
8.1.8 The clearance certificate should be obtained from the following offices
of Pollution Control Board in the prescribed format.
of the Regional Office
Punjab Pollution Control Board
148-D Civil Lines, Patiala
Patiala, Roop Nagar, Sangrur,
Fatehgarh Sahib, Mukatsar Districts.
Environmental Engineer-I Punjab
Pollution Control Board 66 Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana
Ludhiana Municipal Corporation
excluding Dhandari Kalan and Focal Point and Moga District.
Environmental Engineer-II Punjab
Pollution Control Board 3291, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana
Ludhiana District excluding area
Environmental Engineer Punjab
Pollution Control Board 118,Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Jalandhar
Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr
and Hoshiarpur Districts.
Environmental Engineer, Punjab
Pollution Control Board 74,Chandanpuri, Taylor Road, Amritsar.
Gurdaspur and Amritsar Districts.
Environmental Engineer, Punjab
Pollution Control Board, Mansa Road, Bhatinda
Bhatinda, Ferozepur, Mansa and
8.1.10 Chairman PPCB is competent to issue directions under section 31A of the
AIR (Prevention & control of pollution) Act 1981 and under Section 33A of
the Water (Prevention & control of pollution) Act 1974 for closure of units
and disconnection of supply.
8.2 SITING OF STONE CRUSHERS
terms of Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala notification dated 24.4.96
electric connection may be allowed for a Stone Crusher if the following
conditions are fulfilled:-
8.2.1 Electric connection for a stone crusher shall not be allowed unless it is
situated at a distance from
1. National Highway ½ K.M.
2. State Highway 1 K.M.
3. Link Road 300 Mtrs.
4. Boundary of metropolitan City 5 K.M.
5. Boundary of a District Headquarter 3 K.M.
6. Boundary of town abadi other than 1/2K.M.
approved urban colony and any
existing tourist complex.
7. Boundary of village abadi or any 1 K.M.
land recorded as forest in Government
records of any area which comes
under the controlled area.
8.2.1 Each stone crusher shall be located in a minimum area of one acre which
should be owned by the stone crusher unit and should not be taken on lease from
8.2.2 Suitable pollution Control measures shall be taken by the owners of the
crusher to the satisfaction of the Punjab Pollution Control Board and also
conform to all other statutory regulations, if any.
8.3 SITING OF RICE SHELLERS, SAILA PLANTS, BRICK KILNS, CEMENT
PLANTS/GRINDING UNITS/HOT MIX PLANTS.
per guidelines of the Punjab Pollution Control Board laid down in its meeting
held on 4th January, 1997 rice shellers, saila plants, brick kilns,
cement plants/grinding units should be located as per the following guidelines
and accordingly no electric connection should be released to any of the above
units unless the guidelines laid down below are complied with:-
8.3.1 Electric connection for a Rice Sheller, Saila Plant, Brick Kiln , Hot Mix
Plant or a cement plant shall not be allowed unless it is situated at a distance
1. Limits of Municipal Corporation 5 Km
2. Limits of 'A' Class Town/City 2 Km
3. Limits of any other town/city 1 Km
4. Laldora/Phirni of a village 500 Mtrs
5. Limits of Wild Life Sanctuary/Zoo 500 Mtrs
6. A National Highway 500 Mtrs
7. State highway/Scheduled Road 300 Mtrs
8. A residential area( 15 Pucca Houses) 300 Mtrs
9. An educational Institute/ historical/ 300 Mtrs
religious place/protected monument
10. If an existing unit wants to convert to an integrated cement plant, the minimum distance should be 200 Mtrs from National State Highway.
8.3.2 Distance shall be calculated from the berms of the metalled road to the
8.3.3 Provision of Green Belt.
The industry should plant three rows of spreading crown varieties of
evergreen broad leaved trees all along the boundary.
8.3.4 Emission Standards for Rice Shellers & Saila Plants.
22.214.171.124 Emission standards for S.P.M.(mg/Nm3) 750 *
126.96.36.199 Inside the building(μg/Nm3) TLV of air(to be
controlled by Director
* The existing units not meeting the prescribed siting guidelines will
meet a stack emission standards of 500 mg/Nm3
8.3.5 Code of Practice
188.8.131.52 No Brick Jali or open structure should be allowed in the processing shed.
184.108.40.206 All processing sheds should be enclosed.
220.127.116.11 Industry should provide rice husk storage facilities inside the industry
premises and the height of the wall around the discharge point should be 10 Ft.
18.104.22.168 All dust emitting point should be properly hooded and the dust extracted
to a common point. At this exhaust
point dust carrying air will be passed through a dust control system and air
will be emitted through a stack of height 3 metres above the roof of building.
8.3.6. Emission standards for Brick Kiln.
22.214.171.124 The existing units not meeting the prescribed siting guidelines will meet
a stack emission standards of 500 mg/Nm3.
126.96.36.199 CODE OF PRACTICE.
188.8.131.52.1 Approach road within the premises of brick kiln area should be pucca/stabilized
matter at the source itself.
184.108.40.206.2 Brick kiln units should use crushed coal for better burning efficiency.
220.127.116.11.3 Bricks should be laid in a staggered manner gravity chamber.
18.104.22.168.4 Height of chimney/stack should be atleast 30 metres.
8.3.7 Emission standards for cement plants and Grinding Units.
22.214.171.124 200 tpd and less S.P.M.(Mg/Nm3)
i) Existing unit 400
ii) New Units 250
126.96.36.199 Greater than 200 tpd 150
188.8.131.52 Existing grinding units in the state can continue where they, are, but
the emission standards applicable when they are located less than 200 Mts. from
the National or State Highway or within Municipal or Village Limits shall be 100
8.4 Emissions Standards for Hot Mix Plants:-
8.4.1 S.P.(mg/Nm3) 150
Note: There should be no smoke visible from the plant.
8.4.2 A suitable dust control system for the dryer and mixer to contain/recycle
permissible lines in the mix should be provided. It should be capable of preventing the exhaust of fine dust into
atmosphere from both ends of the dryer drum by creating adequate negative
8.4.3 The plant should have centralized control panel/cabin capable of
presetting controlling/synchronizing all operations, starting from feeding of
cold aggregates to the discharges of the hot mix to ensure proper mixing. It should have adequate water scrubbing mechanism to completely
remove/control the dust coming out of the drier with proper provision of
re-circulation system for the scrubber water.
8.4.4 Bitumen must be mixed with aggregate as soon as it is heated and dried
and second time lifting of the dried aggregate for proper batching should be
8.4.5 All roads/vehicles movement
areas at site of Hot Mix Plant should be pucca/stabilized with stone aggregates
and regular sprinkling of water be ensured so that no dust is generated with
8.4.6 Hot Mix Plant must have proper stacks heights for its scrubbed flue gases
and bitumen heating system with proper platform and port holes as per the Punjab
Pollution Control Board norms.
8.4.7 Fine dust arrested by water scrubber and collected in the re-circulation
water tank should be collected and filled in a pit to be covered with fresh
earth. This exercise should be repeated as and when dust is removed
from re-circulation tank.
9. ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS FOR TEMPORARY SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY.
9.1 Application for temporary supply for Domestic, NRS, Industrial, Bulk or
AP connection shall be made on the composite A&A form CS-I as the case may
be. Release of temporary connection will be governed by the provisions of
Conditions of Supply and the schedule of Temporary tariff as amended from time to time.
9.1.1 Temporary connections are required to be given for temporary needs only, Allowing temporary connections to a consumer merely to bridge the gap
till turn for permanent connection comes, would only mean circumventing the
rules and giving undue benefit to him. Therefore,
the temporary connections should be allowed strictly for the periods specified
against each category under Schedule T.M. Temporary metered Supply. Further, while granting temporary connection for duration exceeding one
month it should be ensured that like permanent connections, monthly meter
readings are taken and regular monthly energy bills rendered for payment. Advance Consumption Deposit(ACD) of such consumers may be enhanced if the
amount of the monthly bill is found to be more than original anticipated. In fact, it must always be ensured that the amount of the ACD is quite
sufficient to cover the charges which may become due from the consumer in case
he does not make the payment.
9.1.2 Temporary connection applied by the Market Committees should be released
expeditiously and in no case later than 7 days from the date of registration of
9.1.3 If a temporary connection is given for more than one month, it will be
desirable to conduct periodical checking of the installation, not exceeding one
month, so as to ensure that the
temporary nature of the installation does not constitute any danger. Defects if any, should be got removed.
9.1.4 As there is no clause in the agreement form stipulating a minimum period
for which supply should be taken,. the consumer may apply for a permanent
connection to avoid higher charges in case of temporary supply. In order, therefore to safeguard the interest of the Board, the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)
in doubtful cases, particularly DS and NRS should ascertain through his outdoor
staff and the Wiring Contractor whether the application for the permanent
connection is genuine and the consumer will not ordinarily get the supply
disconnected after a short period. In
such cases the wiring contractor should be required to state in his report
whether the wiring of the installation in question has been designed for
permanent connection or for a temporary one only. Should there be sufficient ground to suspect that an
application for a permanent connection is for evading higher rates for temporary
supply, the applicant should be
asked to sign a separate declaration stating the approximate minimum period for
which supply is required.
9.1.5 Where factories with long gestation periods have been sanctioned
permanent load, the temporary connection period may be extended up to two years
by the CE(Ops.).
9.1.6 Recovery of energy charges:
Recovery of energy charges should be made in accordance with the
provisions of Schedule T.M. Temporary Metered Supply Tariff, which deals with
the temporary metered supply.
9.2. Temporary additional supply to permanent consumers:
If a general (DS/NRS) consumer having permanent connection wants to avail
temporary additional load up to 25% of the sanctioned load for ceremonial
purposes like marriage celebration and religious festivals, he can do so without
giving any advance intimation to the concerned operations office. However, such
a facility shall be available for not more than seven days at a time. In such cases, the consumption corresponding to additional
load will be billed at the normal tariff through the regular energy bill.
9.2.1 Where the temporary requirement of a general consumer(DS/NRS) is more
than 25% of the sanctioned connected load, he will give advance intimation and following procedure shall be adopted to allow such temporary
184.108.40.206 If in the opinion of the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)
the existing service line and the meter can take up the additional load offered
by the consumer, the supply should
be given and billed at the normal tariff applicable to the consumer and no
additional charges should be recovered.
220.127.116.11 In case either meter or the service line is incapable of carrying the
total load applied for, separate temporary connection should be given and
consumption billed at the temporary supply tariff.
9.3. Existing tube well consumers are allowed to operate wheat threshers,
chaff cutters & cane crushers with their motors as agriculture process for
their own crops.
10. ADVANCE CONSUMPTION DEPOSIT AND METER SECURITY DEPOSIT.
The A&A form for getting electric connection duly filled together
with requisite amount of ACD and meter security indicated on the A&A form on
the basis of Condition No.8 of Conditions of Supply should be presented by the
applicant to the cashier in the sub-division/sub-office of the Board.
10.1 Payment of ACD:
Consumption Deposit as per the 'Schedule of General Charges' and Condition No.8
of the Conditions of Supply for various categories of new connections/extensions
in load, except those covered under Regulation No.5 is required to be deposited
at the time of submission of A&A form. When ACD deposited earlier by an applicant is found to be insufficient in
comparison to the rates prescribed in the schedule, the amount of the additional
or balance ACD may be asked for through the demand notice. The rate of ACD per KW or part thereof prescribed
w.e.f.10.5.01 is as follows:-
1. Domestic Supply : Rs.500
2. N.R.S. : Rs.700
3. S.P. : Rs.500
4. M.S. : Rs.750
(i) General Category : Rs.1000
(ii)Power Intensive : Rs.1500
6. B.S. : Rs.1500
7. P.L. : Rs.2000
8. A.P. : Rs.200 per BHP
Note: MS and BS category
of consumers requesting for extension in load shall be asked to pay ACD at the
above rates for the extension in load only. However in case of LS consumers
above rates shall be made applicable only for extension in load. Recovery of ACD
can be allowed in instalments.
10.1.1 ACD/Security from Board Employees:
AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) may exercise his discretion in the matter of demanding
ACD against connections to be released to the Board's employees. Unless it is specifically decided by the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) to get ACD, the
Board employee may not be required to pay ACD for one domestic connection. Outstanding dues in respect of energy charges can always be recovered
from the pay of the concerned employee.
10.1.2 ACD from SP and MS Industrial Consumers:
ACD from industrial consumers viz SP, MS consumers may be obtained in two
installments one with A&A form and the second through demand notice.
10.1.3 ACD from Large Supply Consumers:
1. For Load up to 1000 KW: ACD
will be recovered in two equal installments,
one with A&A forms and other through demand notice.
2. For loads above 1000 KW and up to 2000 KW : ACD will be recovered
in two instalments first being 25%(but not less than the first installment for
1000 KW) and balance 75% through demand notice.
3. For loads above 2000 KW: ACD will be recovered in two
installments, first being 20%(but not less then the first installment for 1000
KW) and balance 80% through demand notice.
10.1.4 No interest is payable by the Board for Advance Consumption Deposits.
10.1.5 The above rates are subject to variation by Board.
10.2 Issuing of Receipt:
The cashier on receipt of A&A form and amount of ACD and Meter
Security shall issue to the applicant a receipt in form BA-16 in token of having
received the ACD and Meter Security and append a note on a sheet of paper
annexed to the A&A form to the effect that ACD and Meter security has been
received by him vide receipt No._________dated_________. The prospective
consumer will then present the application to the consumer clerk.
10.3 Security Deposit for energy Meter:
amount recoverable against Meter/Metering equipment belonging to PSEB is termed
as meter security deposit on which interest at the rate of 6% per annum shall be
payable provided the amount of meter security deposit is Rs,100/- or more. Interest due to a consumer shall be credited to him through the energy
bill in the month of April each year. However,
no interest shall be payable on the meter security if a connection is
disconnected within a year of giving the supply. Rates of security deposit applicable w.e.f. 10.8.2000 are as follows:-
Single Phase Energy Meter
(a) Electro-mechanical Type
(b) Electronic Type
Three Phase Poly Phase Meters without CTs
(a) Electro-mechanical Type
(b) Static/Electronic Type
Three Phase CT meters (without CTs)
(a) Electro-mechanical Type
(b) Static/Electronic Type
Metering equipment (without CTs.)
(a) Electro-mechanical Type
(b) Static/Electronic Type
HT/TPT metering equipment (E/M) without CTs/PTs
units other than L&G make
HT/TPT Solid State metering equipment without CTs/PTs units.
(b) 100/5, 150/5, 200/5, 300/5, 400/5 A
above rates are subject to Change by Board/Licensee.
10.3.1 ACD and meter security will be obtained in cash/local cheque, bank pay
order or demand draft payable at local bank. ACD and meter security amount may also be recovered partly in cash and
partly through demand draft/local cheque as per convenience of the applicant.
10.3.2 ACD/Security from Railways:
Railways are exempted from the payment of ACD & meter security
deposit. However, in case of
default on their part, PSEB may recover ACD and meter security deposit from them
at the prevailing rates and no relaxation will be allowed in that event.
10.3.3 ACD/Security from State Govt. Deptt:
The Punjab Govt. Departments may be permitted to pay ACD and meter
security in 4 installments which may be recovered alongwith first 4
monthly/bi-monthly bills. The
amount of instalments should be acknowledged through receipt(form BA-16) so that
the amount of ACD and meter security is properly accounted for in the ACD and
meter security register. If any
Govt. department fails to deposit any of the installments, action may be taken
to disconnect the supply to such a connection after serving a notice of 15 days.
10.4 Transfer of Application to Other Sub-Division:
any application of a prospective consumer is transferred from one sub-division
to another sub-division, ACD and meter security deposited by the prospective
consumer should also be transferred
alongwith his case file so that he is not required to deposit ACD and meter
security in the new sub-division.
10.5 Scrutiny by Consumer Clerk:
soon as the application on the prescribed form is received from a prospective
consumer in the Board's sub-division/sub-office it will be scrutinized by the
consumer clerk and shortcoming, if any, noticed therein should be expeditiously
got rectified from the applicant. The
consumer clerk should see that all columns mentioned in the application are
properly filled in and the items which are not applicable are scored out to
10.6 Full particulars of the A&A should then be entered in the Service
Register(Form CS-2) in ink except the load and contract demand applied which
should be entered in pencil. The
column meant for ACD and meter security deposit should also be filled in
10.7 Acknowledging receipt of application:
consumer clerk will then enter the application number and date of receipt as per
entry in the Service Register on the A&A form in the space prescribed for it
and acknowledge the receipt of the
same to the applicant.
10.7.1 This acknowledgement shall form the basis of all future correspondence
between the Board and the applicant till the connection is actually released.
10.8 At the end of the day, the consumer clerk will supply a list of the
applications received by him during the day giving the consumer's name,
application/A&A form No. and security deposit receipt No. to the cashier who
will enter the application No. in the main cash book from where the consumers
security deposit register will be posted afterwards.
11. POSTING OF APPLICATION IN SERVICE REGISTER & MAINTAINING SEPARATE
11.1 Entry in Service Connection Register:
applications / requisitions for general, industrial, bulk or public
lighting supply, whether for
permanent or temporary connections, should be entered in the same Service
Register in the order in which these are received. In other words, separate Service Register (or Sections of the Same Register) should not be maintained for different classes of consumers or the different
groups of consumers (i.e. groups classified according to the particular
sub-station to which consumers may be respectively connected.)
11.2 Distinguishing Symbols for different Categories:
Following symbols should be used to distinguish between the various
categories of applicants.
Supply Applications : No Symbol
Supply Applications : ' I '
Supply Applications : ' A '
Lighting : ' PL'
Supply : ' B '
Temporary : ' T '
Traction : ' RT '
11.3 If the temporary connection is applied by an existing permanent consumer,
it should be treated as a separate application and be entered as such in the
11.4 With a view to ensure that release of connections for different
categories of applicants is rational and compatible with the available budget
grant, separate seniority lists be made out from the Service Register for (i)
General(ii), Agricultural and (iii) Industrial connections.
11.5 An applicant for industrial connection seeking reduction in load before
release of connection shall retain his original seniority and shall be governed
in accordance with his original application e.g. if an applicant originally
falling in LS category applies for reduction in load and consequently falls in
MS category, he shall retain his original seniority in changed category with
reference to his original date of application in LS category and shall be
governed in accordance with the terms and conditions as applicable at the time
of registration of his original application.
11.6 An applicant for industrial connection seeking extension in load before
release of connection shall be treated as a new applicant. The seniority shall be fixed in the category it falls as a result of
increased load and shall be governed by the conditions applicable at the time of
submission of revised application for extension in load.
11.7 If a tube well applicant applies for extension in load before release of
connection, the total applied load be released in his turn by retaining his
12. PROCEDURE FOR FIXING PRIORITY FOR ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS
12.1 All the applications for supply of electric energy should immediately on
their receipt in the sub-division/sub-office be entered in the Service Register
and processed in the Chronological order so that the principle of natural
justice i.e. 'first come first served' can be observed. Procedure laid down below should generally be followed for the disposal
of applications for electric connections.
12.2 In case an applicant after getting his application registered for supply
of power does not come forward to complete the formalities in the absence of
which applicant's case can not be processed for sanction of load and which also
blocks the sanction of applications junior to such an applicant, a 15 days
notice if the applicant falls under General, Agricultural, SP or MS category and
one month's notice in case of LS category be served upon in intimating that in
case he does not come forward to complete the formalities within the stipulated
period, his application will not be processed for sanction of load/release of
connection and that his application will only be processed for sanction of load
when he completes all the formalities. Approval
of authority higher than that competent to sanction the load should invariable
be obtained before by passing a senior application.
12.3 Separate Seniority list made out from the Service Register should be
maintained for different categories of applications viz:-
1. General (DS/NRS)
4. Public Lighting.
12.3.1 Interse seniority for DS/NRS Connections:-
Queue 1 LT supply up to 10 KW(Single Phase)
Queue 2 LT Supply above 10 KW and up to 100 KW(Three Phase)
Queue 3 HT Supply for loads above 100 KW.
12.3.2 Inter-se seniority for applications for industrial connections,.
Further the inter-se seniority amongst various industrial applications is
to be maintained in 6 separate queues as below based on the quantum of total
load(including general load) whether new or including extension and date of
receipt of application/requisition or date of compliance of demand
notice/receipt of test report:-
18.104.22.168 Queue No.1: For total loads(including general load)
whether new or including
extensions up to 20 KW.
22.214.171.124 Queue No.2: For total loads(including general
load)whether new or including extension exceeding 20 KW and up to 100 KW.
126.96.36.199 Queue No.3: For total loads(including general
load)whether new or including
extension exceeding 100 KW and up to 500 KW.
188.8.131.52 Queue No.4: For total loads(including general
load)whether new or including
extension exceeding 500 KW and up to 2000 KW at 11 KV.
184.108.40.206 Queue No.5: For total loads(including general
load)whether new or including
extension exceeding 2 MW at 11 KV.
220.127.116.11 Queue No.6: All loads where supply is to be given
at 33/66/132 and 220 KV
12.4 If one or more applications under SP,MS categories are held up due to
non-availability of distribution transformers, whereas other applicants, though
junior in the seniority lists can
be given connection from the existing LD system(without
installation/augmentation of transformers), cases of such junior applications
may be processed for release of connection with the approval of authority higher
than that competent to sanction the load who in turn will inform his senior
authority while granting such permission.
12.5 All the applications, as far as possible, be dealt with in the order of
seniority. This will comprise
preparation of estimates and submissions of the cases to the AE.AEE.XEN(Ops.)
for scrutiny and sanction.
12.5.1 The AE/AEE/XEN(Ops) should accord sanction to all such cases which may be
within his competence and forward the rest to the Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops)/XEN.
12.5.2 The Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops) should accord sanction to the cases according to the
powers vested in him and return the same to the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops). The remaining applications and estimates should be forwarded by him to
12.5.3 The Dy.CE/SE will in his turn sanction such cases, which fall within his
competence and forward the rest to the CE(Ops.)/CE/Comml. While sanctioning the cases it should be ensured, as far as possible,
that the original seniority is maintained.
18.104.22.168 For Industrial connections with loads up to 500 KW where no feasibility
clearance is required the demand notices shall be issued by maintaining separate
queues on the basis of the date of receipt of A&A forms as per
S.R.No.22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
184.108.40.206 For Industrial connections with load exceeding 500 KW separate
seniorities as per S.R.No.220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 shall be maintained at
three stages i.e. for issuance of feasibility clearance for issue of demand
notices and for release of connections on the basis of registration of
requisition form CS-1R), registration of A&A forms and compliance of demand
notice/receipt of test reports respectively.
It shall be ensured that the applicant surrenders the original
feasibility clearance letter duly signed and dated at the time of registration
of A&A forms as is being done while complying with the demand notice.
12.6 The seniority for the purpose of issue of Service Connection Order should
be reckoned from the date the applicant complies with the demand notice. The seniority of such prospective consumers who complete the formalities
on the same day should be determined on the basis of original seniority of their
12.7 It may not be possible to strictly follow the procedure laid down above
in all cases and accordingly the same is to be taken as a general guide. In actual practice there may be certain other factors technical or
financial which may necessitate deviation from the procedure outlined above..
For instance, there may be a case in which augmentation or erection of mains
and/or sub-mains is involved or special material required for the erection of
sub-station, 11 KV lines or LT lines may not be available. In such eventualities other applications or cases received or sanctioned
later and which can be connected without any delay need not be kept pending till
the applications referred to above are connected. The main consideration which should normally guide the determination of
priority in the grant of electric connections is that all the connections should
be given expeditiously and no discrimination should be made between the
applicants under the same circumstances.
12.8 Wherever the release of general connection is held up for want of an
energy meter and applicant has complied with the provisions of Demand Notice,
the connection to such an applicant who comes forward to provide his own meter
may be released in preference to those senior applicants whose cases are also
pending for want of meters but who refuse in writing to supply their own meters. A suitable note to the effect that meter has been supplied by the
applicant and connection is being released in preference should be given on
S.C.O.(Service Connection Order). However, in all such left over cases, the S.C.O's must also
be issued as per common seniority on the basis of receipt of Test Report.
12.9 Seniority for AP Category:
complete compliance of demand notice
separate seniorities shall be maintained as under and release of connection
shall be regulated strictly according of policy instructions as applicable from
time to time.
12.9.1 Queue No.1 : General
12.9.2 Queue No.2: All
priorities including SFS except ex-serviceman,
12.9.3 Queue No.3. Ex-
Note:- Separate Seniority for LT & HT category of tube well shall be
13. PRIORITY CATEGORIES OF ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS:
release of electric connections shall be regulated as under:-
13.1 Domestic Supply:
13.1.1 Employees of the Board posted to a station on transfer or against a new
post or on shifting their residence from one locality to another in the same
town or for their own houses constructed/purchased shall be entitled to priority
which shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.
13.1.2 Case recommended by Civil Surgeon on grounds of illness and found to be
genuine by the Sr. XEN/ASE(Ops.) .
13.1.3 For the families of the army personnel whether occupying the house or
when posted at non-family station.
13.1.4 Govt. Officers who join at new stations of posting on transfer or who
have been allotted residences built by the Govt.
13.1.5 Govt/Recognized Schools, Colleges and hostels attached thereto.
13.1.6 Members of the Scheduled Castes subject to production of certificate from
SDO Civil/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Revenue Officer not below the rank of
Tehsildar in the prescribed proforma as provided in APPENDIX-I. Priority shall be admissible for one connection up to the stage of
release of connection and the connection so released shall not quality of
transfer/change of name for one year unless necessitated by transfer of an
employee of Govt./Board/Armed Forces etc.
13.1.7 Religious Places.
13.1.8 Freedom Fighter.
13.2 Non Residential Supply Consumers
13.2.1 Government and Local Body Offices.
13.2.3 FCI Storage Godowns even if the connection is applied by the owner of the
building in his name, but is actually utilized for storage purposes by FCI. However, this shall be subject to production of an undertaking jointly
signed by the owner and the FCI on stamp paper worth Rs.15 in the following
I____________S/O____________-of______________the owner of Godown(s)
situated at_____________and______________son of
Sh._____________designation___________on behalf of FCI hereby undertake jointly
that in case I____________________(owner) do not make payments of the said bills
to the PSEB in time, I___________(FCI) shall deduct and make payment of the said
bills to the PSEB from the rents payable to me(Owner) on
request from the PSEB without any prejudice to the correctness of the bills.
13.3 Industrial Connections:
for following categories of applicants are generally allowed to be released on
priority basis as decided by the Board from time to time.
13.3.1 Focal Points/Industrial area developed by the State Govt and its
undertakings e.g. PSIEC, Power Development in such areas will be regulated as
126.96.36.199 The cost of feeding HT(33/66/132 KV & above) Line/bay and S/Stn to be
set up in these Focal Points/Industrial Estates shall be equally shared by PSEB
& PSIEC. PSEB shall utilize
these S/Stns for feeding its own consumers as well. These sub-stations and lines shall be maintained by PSEB.
188.8.131.52 Initial cost of 11 KV Line/Local Distribution system shall be borne by
PSIEC. However, Board shall release
connections to various entrepreneurs from the system so laid. The maintenance and operation of 11 KV /LD system shall be carried out by
184.108.40.206 The priority for providing power connections to the entrepreneurs in such
focal points shall be drawn out by PSIEC.
220.127.116.11 PSIEC shall provide land for the erection of such sub-stations free of
13.3.2 Water supply connections applied by Govt/ Privately managed
School/Colleges affiliated to Board/Universities.
13.3.3. Water Supply including rural water schemes and Sewerage schemes of Pb.
Govt./municipal Committee etc. and Govt. Experimental Farms.
13.3.4 PSTC tubewells covered under Industrial Category.
13.3.5 All export promotion units: Release of connections will be regulated as
18.104.22.168 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connections
for new connections as well as for extensions in load.
22.214.171.124 Export promotion Units(EPU) shall be entitled for the priority only if
such a unit is exporting atleast 25% of its products with minimum value addition
of 33% against direct receipt of foreign exchange/through merchant exporters
including PSIEC/recognized or approved trading house. Besides, there should be value addition of 33% to encourage new design
and quality of product.
126.96.36.199 Priority shall be allowed by the Load sanctioning authority after
checking the genuineness of the claim on the basis of certificate issued by the
Govt. of India/registering authority i.e. department of industries, Punjab
13.3.6 State/Central Govt. connections (including Railways but excluding Postal
13.3.7 Fish Farming:
A new tube
well connection can be released for fish farming on priority under industrial
category with the following provision:-
188.8.131.52 Such connection shall not be released for tanks with area less than one
184.108.40.206 The applicant shall get himself registered in the Fisheries department
and obtain a certificate of having the tank of requisite dimensions.
220.127.116.11 The service connection charges will be payable as applicable to
industrial consumers subject to a minimum of Rs.3,000/- per BHP(or as applicable
to general category tubewells) up to a service length of 300 metres. Additional charges @ Rs.125/- per Mtrs. as applicable shall
be recoverable for service line beyond this limit of 300 Mtrs.
18.104.22.168 The applicant shall give an undertaking on non judicial stamp paper that
in the event of misuse of connection, the supply may be disconnected. A note to this effect should be made on agreement itself. The undertaking shall be annexed with agreement.
13.3.8 Release of Industrial connections above 1 MW on Night Load basis.
connections with load above 1 MW can be allowed on priority(admissible up to the
stage of release of connection) for running during Night Load Hours Only between 21.00 hours to 5.0 hours viz 8 hours
connections shall be eligible for 25% rebate on large supply industrial tariff
night load connection shall become eligible for conversion into regular day time
connection after a minimum period of 3 years from the date of release of
connection subject to the condition that there is no senior pending application
with reference to old date. After
conversion to regular connection, normal tariff shall be applicable and rebate
of 25% shall be withdrawn.
other terms and conditions as applicable to regular industrial connections shall
be applicable to the night load industrial connections,.
13.4 Agriculture consumers:
Connections for following
categories of applicants are normally allowed to be released on priority basis
as per specified cut of date. However,
the policy for the release of agricultural connections is reviewed every year
when the revival/introduction of priorities is also considered, as such the
connections to priority categories are to be released as decided by the Board
from time to time. At present
following priorities are admissible:-
13.4.1 16 KM International Border Belt.
13.4.2 Sub-Mountain/Kandi Area( 10 BHP & Above submersible pumps only)
13.4.3 Members of Scheduled Castes.
13.4.4 Disabled Defence personnel still in service as a battle casualty.
13.4.5 Water Logged areas of Distt. Faridkot & Ferozepur.
13.4.7 Blind/Handicapped Persons.
13.4.8 Freedom Fighters & their widows.
13.4.9 Religious/Charitable Institutions.
Govt. Tube well connections for irrigation.
partition/Division of Land
Awardees(Armed Forces and Civilians)
Bore/Lift Irrigation Scheme tubewells applied by societies of small/marginal
farmers under central sector scheme.
13.4.17 Water Logged area of Mukatsar Distt.
Sprinkler Irrigation system.
logged village of Mansa District.
13.5 Regulation of Priorities for Agriculture Consumers:
13.5.1 Only one connection shall be admissible in any of the priority categories
to the applicant during his lift time. However,
in case of priority claimed under any category the applicant will be required to
submit an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper worthRs.15 to the effect that he
has neither availed nor applied for a tube well connection on priority anywhere
else in the State. A note to this
effect should be made on the A&A form.
13.5.2 The priority will be admissible to the person who owns land in his name
except religious/charitable institutions which will be required to submit a copy
of 'Fard' of the land where tube well connection is to be installed
authenticating the ownership of the land.
13.5.3 The priority will be admissible up to the stage of release of connection
except in case of family partition/division of land, where priority is
admissible up to the stage of issue of demand notice only.
13.5.4 All the priorities shall be allowed by Sr. XEN/ ASE(Ops.) except
gallantry Awardees where priority would be given by SE(Ops.) who will satisfy
himself about genuineness of claim before approving priority.
13.5.5. An applicant claiming priority under any of the above categories shall be
required to furnish an undertaking on non-judicial stamp paper ofRs.15 that in
case of misrepresentation or misuse of priority by sale, lease, transfer of
connection of change of name within 5 years from the date of release of
connection, his connection shall be disconnected. A note to this effect shall be made on agreement and undertaking shall be
tagged to the A&A form to be kept in safe custody as per Regulation No.32.
13.6 Conditions for Regulating the Grant of priority for Agricultural
13.6.1 16 Km International Border Belt
Sr. XEN/ ASE Executive Engineer(Ops.) concerned shall obtain a list of
villages falling in the prescribed Belt of International Border. This list must be authenticated by the revenue authority not below the
rank of SDM or GA to DC. All applicants who have registered their applications
up to 30.9.2001 and are falling beyond border fencing will also be covered under
13.6.2 Sub-Mountaneous/ Kandi Area:
Sr. XEN/ ASE(Ops.) concerned shall obtain a list of villages which are
wholly or partly covered under the definition of sub mountaneous/ Kandi Area as
per the state govt. from the revenue authority duly authenticated by SDM or GA
to DC. Priority for tube well shall
be allowed by Sr. XEN/ ASE(Ops.) if the land where tube well is required falls
under sub-mountaneous/Kandi Area as defined by State Govt. Sr. XEN./ ASE(Ops.)
may seek the help of revenue authorities in demarcating areas entitled for sub-mountaneous/
Kandi Area priority, if required.
13.6.3 Members of Scheduled Castes
The applicant will be required to furnish a certificate of his being a
member of scheduled caste on the requisite proforma from any of the following
1. District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy
Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ Ist Divisional
Magistrate/ Taluka- Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant
Commissioner(Not below the rank of Ist Class Stipendiary Magistrate.
2. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/
3. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
4. Sub Divisional Officer of the Area where the applicant and/or his family
5. Administrative Secretary to Administration/Development Officer (Lakshadeep-
13.6.4 Disabled defence personnel serving in the defence services as battle
The applicant shall be required for furnish certificate from the
concerned Military authority to the effect that he is a disabled military
personnel and still serving in the defence services as a battle casuality.
13.6.5 Water logged areas of District Faridkot & Ferozepur
The release of tube well connections under this priority shall be
regulated under the terms & conditions of water logged area priority of
Muktsar District (Regulation No. 13.6.17). The list of water logged villages of
these Districts is given in Annexure- .
The priority shall be allowed on production of a copy of the discharge
certificate duly attested by the concerned AE/AEE/XEN. PSEB or the Tehsildar/Magistrate
of the area.
widows and disabled defence personnel will be eligible to get the benefit of
this priority besides a service man in his last year of service may also apply
through his commanding officer for tubewell connection which shall be released
on priority on production of certificate from the commanding officer to the
effect that applicant is due for retirement from defence within one year.
13.6.7 Handicapped/Blind Persons:
Priority will be admissible to a blind ;person or a person with one
leg/arm amputated or paralysed. The
applicant shall be required to furnish FARD of land in support of his ownership
of the land either in his exclusive capacity or as a joint ownership with family
members only, provided other members have no objection to getting electric
shall be allowed on the production of Medical Certificate from Chief Medical
Officer of the district regarding the disability and an affidavit duly attested
by a Magistrate that the applicant has no other source of income.
13.6.8 Freedom Fighters & their widows:
Priority for release of one tube well connection to such a freedom
fighter will be admissible who has land in his own name, notwithstanding the
fact that he had already got a tube well connection(s) under the general
category or some other priority but not under 'freedom fighter priority'
category. However, a freedom
fighter claiming priority shall be required to furnish a certificate of his
being a freedom fighter from Distt. Magistrate concerned. The definition of freedom fighter for priority is as under:-
"Freedom Fighter means a person who suffered not less than one year
imprisonment or detention including internment or remained underground after
issue of warrants to avoid arrest for participating in a recognized National
movement or became permanently incapacitated due to firing or lathi charge etc,
or lost his job or means of livelihood or a part or whole of his property on
account of participation in the National Movement before 15th August,
1947, recognized by the State Govt for emancipation of India".
13.6.9 Religious/Charitable Institutions:
Priority for religious/charitable institutions will be limited to one
connection per such institution. This
priority shall be admissible only to those religious/charitable institutions,
which are run by the recognized/registered societies with the Registrar of
Societies and to those Gurudwaras which are recognized by the Shiromani
Gurudwaras Prabandhak Committee. One
tube well connection is permissible and the second tube well connection will be
permissible where the land attached to a Religious/Charitable institution
exceeds 20 Acres.
places namely Gurudwaras, Mandirs, Masjidis and Churches of historical
importance within Punjab State & having minimum 5 acres of land holding, to
be certified by the Deputy Commissioners concerned, shall be allowed one tube
well connection on priority. Such
applicants shall have the option to be covered under the following schemes:-
(I) The applicants shall pay Rs.10,000/- per BHP besides ACD if they are
interested in immediate release of connection.
(ii) These applicants can opt to deposit Rs.5,000/- per BHP besides ACD and in
that case, applications shall be processed in the queue meant for Self Financing
In case of both these categories, these charges shall include
transformation charges and cost of service line (HT/LT) up to 500 Metres and
beyond 500 Metres Rs.125/- per metre shall be payable for any extra length of
service line as additional service connection charges. The route length of LT line and service cable shall not exceed 500 metres
from the common pole.
Government Tubewell connection for irrigation:
All the tube well connections of the State Govt. shall be released on
priority under the terms & conditions of SFS. Priority shall be admissible
up to the release of connection.
partition/Division of land:
Priority for release of one tubewell connection to each legal heir is
admissible in case of division of landed property as a result of family
partition under the provision of Punjab Land Revenue Act,1887 or as a result of
inheritance. The priority shall be
regulated as under:-
priority shall be admissible to legal heirs on the death of a tube well consumer
or to all beneficiaries on division of land under family partition.
22.214.171.124 All legal
heirs/beneficiaries claiming priority shall have to produce copies of FARD
indicating their respective shares in the land where original connection is
priority shall be allowed up to issue of demand notice.
Recipients (Armed Forces & Civilian):
Release of one tube well connection on priority is admissible to Defence
& Civilian Personnel who are recipients of the awards listed as under:-
Armed Forces Personnel
ii) Mahavir Chakra
iii) Vir Chakra
i) Bharat Ratna
ii) Padam Vibhushan
iii) Padam Bhushan
iv) Padam Shri.
applicant will submit a proof of having been awarded gallantry/Civilian award
and will be entitled only to one tube well connection under priority in this
category during his life time provided he/she does not have any other tube well
connection in his/her name in Punjab. An
affidavit to this effect on a non-judicial stamp paper shall be submitted by the
priority shall be allowed by SE(Ops) after satisfying himself about the above
stipulations/provisions and genuineness of the certificate.
applicant will submit undertaking that he/she will not transfer the connection
by sale or otherwise for a period of 10 years, otherwise connection will be
liable to disconnection.
regulation shall be applicable to a tube well applicant already registered under
general category or under ARPC 1988 Scheme. He will have option for availing a tube well connection paying earnest
money @ Rs.200/- per BHP subject to a minimum of Rs.1,000/- scheme will be
disclosed by the applicant alongwith earnest money.
of earnest money. The earnest money will be forfeited by 50% if the applicant
withdraws the option before issue of demand notice.
charges will be payable as decided by the Board from time to time.
Priority shall be admissible to the Educational Institutions which are
recognized by the State Govt. Land to be irrigated should be the property of the
Educational Institution. Only one
tube well connection suitable for irrigating the land should be allowed under
tis priority and it will not be permissible to obtain more than one connection
by splitting the said connection. Tube
well connection can not be leased or sold for a period of 10 years, otherwise
same shall be disconnected without notice.
One tube well connection on
priority may be given to Gram Panchayat to enable it to lease out its 'Shamlat'
land at a higher rate. The priority
will be regulated as under:-
connection shall be released in the name of Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat and a
copy of the 'FARD' indicating ownership of land by Gram Panchayat shall be
produced alongwith the application.
shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.
charges will be as applicable to a general category tube well connection.
applicant shall submit an undertaking that he will not misuse the connection by
sale to any other person and any violation of the undertaking will cause
disconnection of supply.
shall be allowed by Sr.XEN/ Addl.SE(Ops) after completion of all formalities and
satisfying about the genuineness of the case of priority.
Bore/Lift irrigation scheme Tubewells applied by societies of small/marginal
farmers under Central Sectoral Scheme:
applicant(Secretary of the society shall produce copy of registration of the
society indicating the full details of its members and their agriculture land
shall be given in the name of the secretary of the society.
shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.
charges under ' Self Financing Scheme' shall be payable.
applicant shall furnish an undertaking that in case of misuse of priority by
sale, lease, transfer of connection or change of name within 5 years, his
connection may be disconnected without any notice.
shall be allowed by the Sr. XEN/Addl. SE(Ops.) after satisfying about the
genuineness of the case.
logged areas in Mukatsar District:
shall be admissible under the terms and conditions of general category without
any cut off date.
shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.
126.96.36.199 All the
applications registered/to be registered shall be processed for issue of demand
notice/release of connection in phases keeping in view the availability of
material and test reports in hand.
applicants who had already been issued demand notices under any other priority
category shall not be allowed to avail this facility and their applications be
processed under the existing terms and conditions.
188.8.131.52 The whole
of Mukatsar distt. comprising of 235 villages falls in water logged area.
shall be accorded by Sr. XEN/ Addl. SE(Ops.) after satisfying himself about the
location of the tube well within the area of the village included in the list
supplied by the Director Agriculture/DC Mukatsar.
13.6.18. Drip/Sprinkler Irrigation System:
184.108.40.206.1 Priority shall be admissible to those applicants who have already been
issued demand notice under this category and also to those from whom test
reports had already been received.
220.127.116.11.1 Conditions for allowing this priority:
The prospective consumer must have land in his own name and will submit
FARD in this regard at the time of registration of application. The minimum area to be cultivated shall not be less than one hectare.
18.104.22.168.2 Only One tube well connection shall be allowed under this priority
category. The priority shall be
admissible up to the stage of release of connection under the terms and
conditions of Self Financing Scheme without any cut-off date.
22.214.171.124 The prospective consumer shall submit an affidavit duly attested by
First Class Magistrate that in case he is found using the tube well connection
for any other purpose, his tube well connection shall be disconnected without
126.96.36.199.4 The prospective consumer shall submit a certificate from concerned
District Soil Conservation Officer/District Agricultural Officer/District
Horticulture Officer, as the case may be, that the prospective consumer has been
sanctioned subsidy for installation of Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler System. However, in case the prospective consumer is not willing to avail
subsidy, then he will submit an affidavit to this effect that he is not availing
any subsidy and he will bear all the cost of the installation of drip
irrigation/sprinkler irrigation system. The
priority shall be allowed by Sr.Xen/Addl. SE/op. concerned after fully
satisfying himself with regard to the genuineness of the priority claim &
that he has actually installed the sprinkler system..
188.8.131.52 At the time of making compliance of the demand Notice:
184.108.40.206.1 The consumer should purchase the material for drip
irrigation/Sprinkler system through demand draft with valid receipt. The equipment so purchased shall be clearly identified with Sr. No. and
Make etc. on the bill itself. The
material should be ISI/PQM marked and duly tested/approved by National Test
House/any other agency/Govt. approved agency or duly recommended and tested
& approved by Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana and Punjab Small Scale
220.127.116.11.2 The concerned District Agricultural Officer/District Soil
Conservation Officer/District Horticulture Officer, as the case may be, must
certify after installation of Drip irrigation/Sprinkler system at site, that
material procured is ISI/PQM marked duly tested by the approved Test House/Govt
Agency and system as a whole has been installed in minimum one hectare of land
and is of approved design/layout.
18.104.22.168.3 To avoid misuse of the priority, the test reports relating to drip
irrigation/sprinkler system are to be verified by the AEE/AE/Xen/Op. only. The concerned officer at the time of verifying the test report must
record on the test report itself that the prospective consumer has installed
proper /valid sprinkler system indicating the Sr. No.& other details of the
equipment installed on the test report itself.
22.214.171.124.4 The working of the Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler system shall be
checked by the AEE/AE/Xen/Op. concerned once in a year and a certificate of
checking should be placed in the consumer file so as to ensure that the system
is in the working order and this priority is not being misused. In case it is found on checking that this priority is being misused, the
tubewell connection shall be disconnected on the spot without any notice.
fresh application shall be registered under the scheme and the applicants who
have not been issued demand notices under this priority shall be converted into
13.6.19 Water Logged villages of Mansa Distt.:-
The applicants of specific areas of 13 villages(Details given below)
affected by water logging are entitled for release of tube well connection on
Name of Village
Total Area (Acre.)
Area Affected by water logging(Acre.)
the priority for release of connections shall be subject to the following terms
shall be admissible under the terms and conditions of general category without
any cut-off date. However, the
service connection charges @ Rs.5,000/- per BHP plus variable charges beyond 500
Mtrs. length of HT/LT Line (If applicable) shall be recovered.
126.96.36.199 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.
188.8.131.52 The seniority in this category shall be maintained at the level of
184.108.40.206 Those applicants who had already been issued demand notice under any
other priority category shall not be allowed to avail this facility and their
applications shall be processed under the existing terms and conditions.
220.127.116.11 Before allowing connections on priority to the tube well applicants Sr.
Xen /Op. shall get verification from the revenue authority not below the rank of
Tehsildar that the location where AP connection is required is water logged as
per the list of 13 villages brought out above.
13.7 Connection Charges
Connection charges payable by the
applicant under various priority categories, unless otherwise stated, shall be
as applicable under the 'Self Financing Scheme' or the rates as may be
prescribed from time to time in accordance with the schedule of 'Service
14. VERIFICATION OF CONNECTED LOAD:
The actual load requirements of a
prospective consumer will be entered in the A&A /requisition form. In determining the actual load requirements, the definition of the
connected load given hereunder must be kept in view:
14.1 Connected load means the sum of the rated capacities of all the energy
consuming apparatus in the consumer's installation. This shall not include the standby or spare energy consuming apparatus
installed through the change-over switch where for requisite prior permission
should have been accorded by the competent authority of the Board.
14.1.1 The standby or spare consuming apparatus installed through change-over
switch shall not be included in the connected load provided that:
operation so warrants and the installation provided by the consumer is a
combination of two motors(with change-over-switch in between) with one secondary
equipment/gadget or a combination of one motor/one induction furnace transformer
with two secondary equipments/ gadgets/ machinery/furnace (with
change-over-switch in between). Any number of such combinations shall be
permissible in a consumer's installation;
of change-over-switch is approved by the competent authority and particular
motor/induction furnace/gadget/machinery to be operated through such a
change-over-switch is specified in the A&A forms and test report duly
verified as such before release of load.
case of motors with approved change-over-switch in between, higher rated of the
two motors shall be taken into account while computing the connected load. Similarly, in case of Induction furnace shall be taken into account for
working out the connected load with reference to 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 above, as
authority to assess whether industrial process involved warrants the
installation of a change-over-switch or not and request of the consumer is
genuine or not shall rest with a panel consisting of the following officers:-
1) Up to 1000 KW ConcernedSr.XEN/ASE(Ops.) & Sr.XEN/ASE(Enf.)
2) Above 1000 KW Concerned SE(Ops.)
14.1.2 The connected load of arc furnace/induction furnace shall be KVA/KW
rating of the furnace transformer feeding the furnace exclusively.
an induction furnace is fed from an independent transformer with unstandard
voltage rating i.e. 11000/570 volts etc. the capacity of the feeding transformer
be taken as connected load.
an induction furnace is fed from a distribution transformer having standard
voltage rating i.e.11000/415 volts alongwith other motive/general load from that
very transformer, the connected load shall be the sum of the rating of furnace
and motive /other loads or the capacity of the feeding transformer whichever is
consumers covered under Para 126.96.36.199 having one or two induction furnace
transformer(s) install two or more furnace with change-over-switch(s) in between
the furnaces with the prior approval of the competent authority so that only one
furnace works at a time from the feeding induction furnace transformer, the
transformer of higher rating will determine the connected load. However, for alternative No.188.8.131.52, the connected load shall be the sum
of the rating of the bigger induction furnace and other motive/other load or the
capacity of the feeding transformer of higher rating whichever is higher.
14.1.3 Where the consumers have installed rectifier transformer for
electrolysis, the connected load of the rectifier transformer shall be taken as
a sum of ratings of motors/equipments on out put side. Capacity of the rectifier
transformer shall not exceed connected load by 20% cushion.
141.4 Where welding sets are found in the premises of industrial units like
rice shellers, spinning mills, cold storages, ice factories, Atta Chakkis, floor
mills, cotton ginning mills, oil mills etc. and where these are used for
carrying out minor repairs to the machinery installed and where no job order or
outside welding work is carried out, load of one welding set shall not be
counted while working out the connected load. In case, more than one welding set is existing/installed in
such factories, the welding set of the lowest rating shall not be counted
towards connected load and other welding sets shall be considered towards
14.1.5 The load of power sockets shall be assessed as under:-
Domestic supply Power Sockets (Load 1 KW)
1/3rd of the number of sockets shall be taken into account
for the purpose of determining the connected load
Non-Residential/Indl./ Bulk Supply Power Sockets( Load 2 KW)
50% of the power sockets shall be reckoned for computing the connected
For Domestic Purpose
(Load 1 KW)
1/3rd of the number of power sockets be taken into account.
For non-residential purpose Power sockets (load 2 KW)
50% of the number of power sockets be taken into account.
For identifying premises under Bulk Supply, the decision of the supplier
shall be final and binding.
14.1.6 Installation of three phase power sockets by NRS and Industrial consumers
will not be allowed. However, for
computing unauthorized loads, 3-phase power socket may be reckoned as 6 KW.
14.1.7 Capacity of electric motor/energy consuming apparatus should be indicated
in KW and not in BHP for connected load purposes.
14.1.8 Where connected load is given in KVA, rating in KW of energy consuming
apparatus may be taken as specified by manufacturers so as to work out the
connected load in KW and if the power factor is not specified, the same maybe
taken as 0.88. In case the power
factor is less than 0.88, the consumer will be required to install additional
capacitors which shall be worked out on the basis by which the existing power
factor is less than 0.88.
14.1.9 KVA rating mentioned on the name plate of welding sets by standard
manufacturers should be normally taken as connected load. In respect of unstandard makes or in case of doubt, KVA rating of the
welding set should be taken as 75% of the product of open circuit voltage and
maximum continuous hand welding current. The
connected load shall be computed by assuming a power factor of 0.4.
14.1.10 In respect of test benches which are meant for testing of
motors or other load, the maximum capacity of the motor that can be connected to
the test bench shall be included in the connected load. This will apply to only such points where portable motors can be
installed and run.
In case of computer centers, the connected load shall be
worked out on the basis of KVA rating of the load of UPS by taking the power
factor o.38. The sockets installed
on output side of the UPS need not
be considered for the purpose of connected load.
14.2 It should be ensured that the entries of the load in the relevant columns
of the application/requisition form for supply of electricity are based on
actual requirement and are not exaggerated. In case of any discrepancy necessary correction should be made by
adopting the actual rating of energy consuming device to be used. If, however, the actual rating of any of the following energy consuming
apparatus is not known, the load may be assessed on the following standard
wattages adopted for load surveys for domestic and NRS consumers and general
load of other categories of consumers.
60 Watts each
of total No. of light points to be taken into A/c)
80 Watts each.
80 Watts each
100 Watts each
60 Watts each (1/4th of
total No. of sockets to be taken into A/c)
Watts each (1/3rd of
total No. of sockets to be taken into A/c)
Note:- Fraction of socket to be taken as one socket.
14.2.1 Connected load of Air conditioners:
In respect of domestic and NRS consumers the air conditioners shall be
permanently wired through miniature circuit breakers/switches and not controlled
through power sockets. Load of the
air conditioners shall be reckoned/ sanctioned on actual rating of the air
conditioners and not treated as the load of the power sockets. In the case of existing domestic and NRS consumers the excess load of
AC's shall be regularized and AACD and Service Connection Charges for the actual
load of the air Conditioners based on their rating shall be recovered. However, AC Load(s) of existing industrial connections installed for
industrial purpose in offices, residential quarters etc. and being billed under
relevant industrial tariff schedule shall not require regularization.
14.3 The service line for the prospective consumers shall be designed and
estimated on the basis of the load(contract demand in case of LS consumers)
entered in application form.
14.4 The particular sub-station to which the premises will be connected should
be determined and the letter denoting it be noted on the application in the
space provided against the connection No. This is important, as the sub-station
symbols(ABC etc.) denote the groups into which the load among different feeders
and to simplify and expedite the work of billing, metering, reviewing cash and
issuing receipts. Eventually,
therefore, a consumer will be denoted by the symbol comprising his connection
number e.g. A/239, F/45 etc.
15. PREPARATION AND SANCTION OF ESTIMATES:
15.1 Domestic and Non Residential Consumers
15.1.1 Checking of Technical Feasibility:
loads up to 50 KW, connections may be released without checking technical
feasibility and system augmented, if required, after release of connection.
loads above 50 KW, such applications may be dealt separately and individual
estimates be prepared and system upgraded before release of connection, if
in release of connection under clause 184.108.40.206 on account of whatsoever reason
will not hamper the release of connection under Clause 220.127.116.11 , though junior
to the applicants under clause
15.1.2 All the applications received in a Sub Division/Sub-Office will be passed
on to JE everyday for visiting the sites and preparing an inventory of the
material required for each service line and the mains/sub-mains. He will also
prepare a sketch showing the S/Stn. concerned, mains/sub-mains and service line. These will be submitted by him to the AE/AEE/XEN (Ops) within four days. AE/AEE/
XEN (Ops.) will prepare/ sanction the estimate for each application and issue
the demand notice within two weeks from the date of receipt of application.
15.1.3 In all cases, whether group estimates or individual estimates, the
following information will be prepared and properly scrutinized before sanction
of estimate by the competent authority.
map or tracing in pencil showing and giving the following information:
1. Location, name and demand of the consumer.
2. Size and capacities of the nearest Sub-Station, high Tension and low
3. Calculations showing the size of proposed service lines and of
extensions(if any) to HT and LT Mains.
4. Report giving proposal to feed the prospective consumer in which careful
reference should be made to the existing load of the system and effect of adding
thereto the prospective consumer's load both as regards capacity and as regards
5. Calculations sowing the maximum voltage variation anticipated on the
consumer's 400 voltage bus-bars.
cost of service (including equipment) and of extensions to mains, if any.
showing the calculations of monthly meter and service rentals(wherever
15.1.4 Procedure for preparation of estimates:-
18.104.22.168 Only One JE shall release general service
connection in a Sub-Division during a period of 6 months. SDO/Op. concerned can
extend this period up to 1 year if considered necessary. All connected
work/formalities relating to release a connections during these six months shall
be completed by him.
22.214.171.124 After completion of 6 months, another JE may be allocated the work of
general service connections and the previous JE maybe given time to complete the
entire balance work pertaining to his 6 months, such as completion of accounts,
return of surplus material, if any, to store and checking of measurements etc.
JE allotted the work of subsequent 6 months will only draw the material from
stores after all the material required for releasing connection in the previous
6 months has been issued to the J.E. allotted GSC for these 6 months. Certificate to this effect will be sent to the store by SDO/XEN Operation
as under and only then material to next JE will be issued.
"Material required against Estimate No._______________pertaining to
________________6 months has been got issued by Shri____________ JE and further
no material be issued against this estimate."
for release of general service connections in a period of 6 months shall be
prepared by the JE on provisional basis and get sanctioned from the competent
authority. The estimate maybe
operated during the quarter and thereafter it shall be got sanctioned on actual
basis if the variation is more than + 5%..
entire month JE shall draw material/meters from Store/ME Lab, once in the first
week of the month against sanctioned estimate for the 6 months.
15.1.5 The release of connection is further subject to availability of material
in store. Therefore, for release of
general service connections expeditiously, stock inventory for 6 months shall be
ensured by the Material Management Organization. In case of any anticipated delay in arrangement of material by the M.M.
Organization for a particular 6 months. Chief
Engineer/MM shall inform all SEs/Op. well in advance for Spot Purchases of such
In the above situation, a Spot Purchase Committee comprising of SE/Op.
Concerned, Dy.C.A.O. and a nominee of the MM Organization shall be constituted with the approval of Member Incharge. The committee shall procure such items only which are in short and are
not expected to be received in store as per intimation of the CE/MM. The committee shall procure only such quantities which shall be consumed
in a quarter. The committee shall
be empowered for the purchase of a single items not exceeding Rs.1 lac at one
time. The procurement shall be made
from the firms who have valid ISI/PQM certification only and the material should
be ISI/PQM marked. The inspection
of material shall be carried out by the committee on spot and dispatches
allowed. The material shall be
consigned to only one Central Store of the respective Circles. After receipt of material in store, the G.R. Notes shall be passed on to
concerned SE/Op for payment. Funds
shall be made available on priority for the purchase made by SE/Op. against
G.S.C. through Spot Purchase Committee.
15.2 Agricultural Connections
All applications for tube well connections should be passed on to the
Junior Engineer for preparation of Service Estimate. The application and
estimate together with the documents prescribed under Reg.No.15.1.3 should be
put up to AE/AEE/XEN(Ops) for scrutiny and sanction of the estimate by the
15.3 All other categories of Applicants i.e. Industrial, Street Lighting,
Bulk Supply etc.
In all such cases, the estimate
will generally be prepared on individual S.O.P. basis and got sanctioned from
the competent authority as specified in "Delegation of Powers". While forwarding the estimate for sanction information required under
Reg.15.1.3 should be submitted alongwith the application and estimate.
17. SERVICE RENTALS AND SERVICE CONNECTION CHARGES:
The prospective consumer/the existing consumer applying for extension in
load shall pay the service connection charges as per the schedule of service
connection charges(Regulation No.51) as amended from time to time. Accordingly, he will not be required to pay the monthly service rentals.
In order to facilitate the release
of connection to the following categories of consumes, an option has been
allowed to them to either pay the cost of service as per the Schedule of Service
Connection Charges or to pay the monthly rentals @ 1.6 paise per rupee of the
estimated cost of service line excluding the cost of 30.48 Metres.
i) Application from the ' Bet
ii) Member of scheduled Castes
iii) Applicant falling in 'A' category of border area.
iv) Applicant falling in sub-mountaneous areas.
v) Connections meant for religious and charitable institutions run by
recognized/registered association or societies registered with Registrar of
17.1.1 Yellow card holders have the option to pay service connection charges in
lump sum or at the rate of Rs.10/- per month.
17.1.2 In any of the prospective consumers mentioned above opts to pay the
monthly service rental, a statement showing the chargeable cost of service line
and the monthly service rentals should be prepared and got sanctioned alongwith
17.1.3 Monthly service rental to be paid by a prospective consumer under
regulation No.17.1 shall be intimated to the applicant through the demand
notice. A special record should be
kept in the consumer ledger that service rentals are payable by the consumer. This information should be fed to the computer so that the service
rentals are included in the bills to be sent to the consumer. ARA/RA should maintain a register showing the particulars of
applicants, who have exercised option to pay service rentals.
17.2. For Govt. Tubewells installed under TCA Scheme no service rentals are to
be charged as Punjab Govt,. had paid the cost of HT.,LT lines and transformers
17.3 Sales Regulations contained in Section III may be referred for working
rentals wherever necessary.
17.4 Where a prospective industrial consumer opts for an electric connection
from an industrial/Urban Feeder instead of nearest rural feeder, his request be
allowed provided he pays the actual cost of such work plus 16% establishment
charges or the cost of service line payable by him as per the Schedule of
Service Charges, whichever is higher.
17.5 Refund of Service Connection Charges:
Refund of service connection charges shall be regulated as under:-
17.5.1 Service connection charges deposited by a prospective consumer /consumer
(for availing extension in load) shall be refunded in full in those cases where
Board has incurred no expenditure for catering supply/laying of line etc. and
the consumer withdraws his application for availing connection/extension.
17.5.2 Where the work has been taken in hand and Board has spent any amount
contingent to the said work, the amount so spent shall be forfeited and balance
amount of service connection charges refunded.
17.5.3 Where the works has been completed no refund of service connection
charges shall be allowed.
17.6 Recovery of cost of OCB/VCB:
of cost of OCB/VCB controlling 11 KV industrial feeder for a consumer shall be
regulated as under:-
17.6.1 Cost of OCB/VCB shall be included in the charge/actual cost recoverable
from a consumer who is to be fed through an independent feeder.
17.6.2 Where one feeder is to be used for more than one consumer, only
proportionate cost of OCB/VCB shall be charged from the applicants/consumers
depending upon their contract demand and total capacity of the switch gear which
shall be taken as 5 MVA. If the
total cost of OCB/VCB is sayRs.3 lacs and contract demand of first beneficiary
is 2000 KVA, the cost payable by him will be Rs.1.2 lac that is 40%(2000/5000). The balance will be charged from other consumers/applicants.
18. MONTHLY METER RENTALS:
18.1 A statement showing the monthly meter hire charges if the energy meter is
to be provided and installed by the Board, should be prepared on the basis of
the rates given in the ' Schedule of General Charges' and attached with the
estimate for approval by the competent authority i.e. authority sanctioning the
18.2 Monthly meter rentals payable by a consumer shall be intimated to him
through the Demand Notice with the proviso that the same will be subject to
revision if the cost of the metering equipment actually installed is more than
that provided in the estimate. Meter
rentals will also be subject to revision if a new meter is installed by the
Board subsequent to the release of connection. Meter rentals shall be regulated as per the schedule of ' General
Charges' as amended from time to time.
19. SANCTION OF LOAD/CONTRACT DEMAND
19.1 In some of the cases the authorities competent to sanction the load and
the estimate may be different. Accordingly
steps shall be simultaneously taken to get the load sanctioned from the
competent authority well in time. Normally,
the A&A and the estimate shall be submitted to the competent authority for
sanction. If any delay in framing
the estimate is anticipated, the A&A form accompanied by the requisite load
sheet containing the loading conditions of the system wherefrom the load is
proposed to be fed, together with specific recommendations, shall be processed
promptly. Load should be got sanctioned from the competent authority and the
estimate may follow without any undue delay.
19.1.1 For tube well connections all A&A forms registered up to one year
after the declared cut off date under each respective category of applications
as declared by Board from time to time shall be processed and the loads got
sanctioned from the competent authority.
19.2 Competency of sanction of load:
Competency of various officers to
sanction loads(whether permanent or temporary) shall be as under:-
Loads up to 99 KW at low, medium and high voltage
Load exceeding 99 kw and
up to 1000 KW including load of an in-house induction furnace up to 500 KW
at Medium & High Tension Supply voltage.
Exceeding 1000 KW & up to 2 MW high voltage except for power
For loads above 2 MW at high/extra high voltage.
Consumers having a separate source of electricity at their premises. For power intensive industries irrespective of quantum of load
except small in-house furnaces up to 500 KW for captive use for which
sanction can be accorded by the field officers as per their competency
19.3 Supply Voltage for loads exceeding 100 KW:
Supply voltage for loads above 100
KW will not be less than 11 KV.
19.3.1 The voltage at which the load has been sanctioned and the sanctioned
connected load and the contract demand must be correctly indicated on the
A&A form at the time of sanction of the load to avoid ambiguity or legal
complication at a later stage. The declared voltages in PSEB for supply to consumers are 230
Volts, 400 Volts, 11 KV, 33 KV, 66 KV, 132 KV and 220 KV
19.3.2 Supply at 400 Volts for loads exceeding 100 KW:
All Domestic/NRS loads, new or
extensions( taking into account the existing load) exceeding 100 KW are to be
catered at 11 KV or higher voltage depending upon quantum of load. In case the consumer with load exceeding 100 KW requests for availing
supply at LT, the same may be allowed at the discretion of PSEB provided the
concerned consumer/prospective consumer pays the transformation charges @
Rs.750/- per KVA of load or capacity of the transformer installed/augmented(i.e.
additional capacity) whichever is higher. However,
such consumers who are catered supply at LT shall be treated as LT consumers for
all intents and purposes including billing.
Polytechnics with connected load exceeding 100 KW:
On the request of the consumer electric connection with connected load
exceeding 100 KW can be allowed to a Govt. Polytechnic on low tension. Surcharge of 20% on domestic supply tariff will be applicable in such a
19.4 Limit of load for LS consumer viz-a-vis capacity of feeding Grid S/Stn
Normally not more than 50% of
transformer capacity at the feeding grid Sub-Station shall be utilized for an
individual consumer to cater supply at 11 KV and remaining 50% or more capacity
can be utilized for catering loads of other industrial, tube well and general
19.5 Determination of contract demand for LS/BS consumers:
As per provisions of tariff all LS consumers and HT Bulk
Supply consumers are required to intimate their contract demand on the A&A
forms which are to be sent to the authority competent to sanction the load. The contract demand in case of HT/Bulk Supply shall be total sum
of the capacity of distribution transformers(11/0.4 KV). In the absence of the contract demand, the connected load of
a consumer may be taken as contract demand.
20. REDUCTION/EXTENSION IN LOAD/DEMAND OF INDUSTRIAL CONNECTIONS:
20.1 Extension in Contract Demand without increase in connected load:
Application for extension in
contract by an LS industrial consumer shall be treated at par with the
application for release of new connection. Following procedure be adopted so as to cut short the delay in allowing
extension in contract demand:
20.1.1 If no augmentation/change of meter is involved:
If the already existing electricity supply system is found adequate
enough for catering the additional demand of the consumer, the case for
acceptance of revised contract demand together with a new/supplementary
agreement should be forwarded to the competent authority with due
recommendations after recovering one time contract demand charges, if
applicable. The authority competent to sanction the total load shall accept the new/supplementary agreement form and convey the acceptance
direct to the consumer under intimation to the XEN/AEE/AE. The contract demand
shall be deemed to have been enhanced from the date of recording readings of MDI
on the SJO to be issued invariably. The
copy of SJO shall be forwarded to CBC for billing purposes.
20.1.2 If only change of metering equipment is involved:
If the existing supply system can cater to the revised contract demand
but the metering equipment is required to be changed, the competent authority
will intimate the acceptance of the revised contract demand to the XEN/AEE/AE. In this case, SJO will be issued for the change of metering equipment and
the contract demand shall be deemed to have been revised from the date of
changing metering equipment subject to recovery of one time contract demand
charges, if applicable.
20.1.3 If augmentation of system is required:
If the existing supply system and metering equipment pertaining to the
consumer with connected load above 1 MW is not adequate to cater to the
additional contract demand, the additional expenditure required to be incurred
to suitably augment the line/service line shall be recovered from the consumer
in addition to one time contract demand charges, if applicable. Requisite recommendations in this regard giving details of
service line to be augmented shall be forwarded to the competent authority for
acceptance of revised contract demand. After
the acceptance of the revised contract demand, notice to the consumer intimating
him the cost for augmentation of works should be issued, AE/AEE/XEN(OP) will then issue the SJO and take the work in hand
immediately after the consumer has deposited the requisite charges. The consumer will be allowed to enhance the contract demand from the date
of Board's readiness to cater for the additional demand i.e. after the
augmentation works have been completed. The
consumer will also pay the one time contract demand charges, if applicable.
20.1.4 In respect of consumers with load less than 1 MW, no expenditure towards
augmentation of service line, if any, shall be recoverable except one time
contract demand charges, if applicable.
20.1.5 Increase in contract demand alongwith increase in connected load:
such a case shall be treated as an extension and shall be regulated as
per provisions of Regulation No.5. In addition to the formalities to be observed
in the preceding paragraphs, the consumer shall pay the Service connection
charges as leviable under the Schedule of Service Connection Charges as amended
from time to time.
20.2 Reduction in Contract Demand:
20.2.1 An industrial consumer who desires to get his contract demand reduced
must apply for the same on the prescribed agreement form even if no change in
connected load is involved.
20.2.2 Maximum period for
reduction in contract demand"
The AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) will ensure that the reduced contract demand is got
sanctioned from the competent authority within a period of 60 days from the date
of receipt of new/supplementary agreements complete in all respects. The reduced contract demand will be effective for the purpose of billing
from the date it is sanctioned and intimated to the consumer or after 60 days of
the date of receipt of application and agreement for reduced contract demand
whichever is earlier. Even if the
reduced contract demand is not sanctioned within 60 days, it will be deemed to
have been sanctioned for the purpose of billing after 60 days from the date of
receipt of the new/supplementary agreements complete in all respects.
20.2.3 No refund of service Charges:
No refund in respect of service connection charges or one time contract
demand charges already deposited will be admissible. Service Rental, if being paid, shall continue at the original rates even
after reduction in contract demand. Meter
rentals will be charges on the basis of the actual meter installed.
20.2.4 Provisions in preceding paras will only be applicable if the consumer has
remained well within the reduced contract demand right from the date of
application. An undertaking to this
effect that consumer will remain within his applied/reduced contract demand from
the date of submission of new/supplementary agreements be taken so that the
consumer is aware that reduced contract demand will be made applicable after 60
20.2.5 Genuineness of Application:
The AE/AEE/XEN (Ops.) will personally examine the genuineness of the case
being forwarded for reduction in contract demand. He will exercise further check to ensure that reduction being applied by
the consumer is as a result of better planning of load, reduced consumption,
change in process of manufacture, initial wrong assessment of contract demand,
proposed reduction in the production capacity.
20.2.6 Random checking by Sr.XEN/ASE(OP):
After sanction of the reduced contract demand, the Sr. XEN/ASE(Ops) shall
personally exercise check at random before the due dates of reading. The results of such checks shall be reported by him to the authority who
had allowed reduction in the contract demand atleast for a continuous period of
20.2.7 No application for extension in contract demand shall be entertained
before the expiry of 12 months from the date of allowing reduction in contract
demand. If the consumer applies for
extension in contract demand thereafter, he shall have to await his turn for
such extension which shall be governed by rules and regulations then applicable.
20.3 Extension in connected load without increase in contract demand:
Large Supply industrial consumers
desirous of getting extension in their connected load without any change in
contract demand shall be permitted to avail such extension in connected load on
priority subject to the following conditions:
20.3.1 For release of additional load, requisite AACD and service connection
charges as applicable shall be recovered.
20.3.2 Extension not to effect character of Supply:
For a consumer getting the supply at 11 KV, the extension in load applied
shall not warrant change of supply voltage.
20.3.3 The consumer will submit new/supplementary agreements duly filled and a
new test report in the office of AE/AEE/XEN(Ops) alongwith details of the
extension in load applied and deposit full amount of ACD and service connection
charges as per prevailing rates for the extension in load.
20.3.4 After compliance of the stipulations under Para 20.3.5 the extension in
load shall be deemed to have been sanctioned on the date the consumer registers
his application and complies with the formalities. Simultaneously, AE/AEE/XEN (Ops) shall forward the new /supplementary agreements alongwith details of the extension in load applied by the
consumer duly signed by the consumer to the competent authority directly for
sanction of load and acceptance of new/supplementary agreements.
20.3.5 Verification of test report:
After receipt of the test report and requisite service connection
charges, AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) shall verify the test report expeditiously so that the
extension in load is released to the consumer within a few days from the date of
receipt of test report. In case AE/AEE/XEN(Ops)
fails to do so, the load shall be deemed to have been released automatically and
such a consumer shall not be liable to pay any load surcharge for the load so
connected after the date of submission of test report.
20.3.6 On receipt of new/supplementary agreements duly filled and signed by the
consumer and checked by AE/AEE/XEN(Op.) load will be sanctioned and
new/supplementary agreements duly accepted by competent authority shall be
returned to AE/AEE/XEN (Op.)within a period of 30 days. If the consumer is in a position to avail load immediately after
completing the requisite formalities but the new/supplementary agreements as
sent by AE/AEE/XEN(Op) to the competent authority for sanction/acceptance have
not been received back duly sanctioned, extension in load shall be allowed by
the AE/AEE/XEN(Op.) concerned in anticipation of sanction/approval of competent
authority to sanction extension in load without change in contract demand to
consumers with sanctioned load above 2 MW at high voltage and extra high voltage
1. Power Intensive Loads : CE(Comml.)
2. Non Power Intensive Loads : CE(Ops.)
20.3.7 Provisions of Reg.No.20.3 shall be applicable where no defaulting amount
is pending against the consumer.
20.4 Extension involving disputes/outstanding amount:
Extensions in load or contract demand to consumers involved in disputes
shall be disposed off in the light of the provisions of Reg.No.3.3
20.5 While sanctioning any change in connected load or contract demand the
sanctioning authority shall ensure that entries regarding existing and revised
connected load in KW and contract demand in KVA, supply voltage and capacity of
installed transformers have been correctly made in new/supplementary agreements.
20.6 Reduction in connected load by Industrial Consumers viz-a-viz change
of Schedule of Tariff:
20.6.1 If reduction in load involves change of category of tariff, no
application for reduction in connected load will be entertained, unless reduced
load is atleast 20% less than the upper limit of lower category. Thus if LS consumer applies for reduction in load to come under MS
tariff, it shall be allowed only if the reduced load is less than 80 KW. If a large supply industrial consumer with load of 1 MW or more applies
for reduction in load and the reduced load falls below 1 MW, the reduction will
only be allowed if the reduced load is below 900 KW and the reduced contract
demand is up to 1 MVA. Similarly,
in case of MS category, if the consumer wants to come under SP Category, load
after reduction shall not be more than 16 KW.
20.6.2 No additional load will be sanctioned to the same consumer against the
same connection for a period of 3 years after reduction of load.
20.6.3 Reduction in load will not effect the service line rentals, if
applicable. If the charges of
service line have been paid on connected load basis, reduction in load will not
entitle the consumer to any refund of service connection charges.
20.6.4 Meter rentals will be charged on the basis of cost of the actual meter
20.6.5 Billing on the basis of reduced load shall be done from the date of
sanction and intimation to the consumer or 60 days after receipt of application
and agreement for reduction in load(whichever is earlier).
20.6.6 The authority competent to sanction the original load shall allow
reduction in connected load.
20.6.7 The existing consumers willing to reduce their load shall be allowed
reduction in load at the same supply voltage at which they are presently being
fed. However, extension in load to such consumers shall be allowed after a
period of three years from the date of reduction in load at the system voltage
governed by the prevailing instructions.
20.7 The new/supplementary agreements shall be forwarded directly by AE/AEE/XEN
to the competent authority for sanction of load and acceptance thereof. Demand notice shall be issued only after sanction of estimate/load and
acceptance of new/supplementary agreements. if there is any change in connected
load as per test report submitted by the applicant, the new/supplementary
agreements shall be got accepted from the competent authority directly by the
21 REDUCTION/EXTENSION IN LOAD OF THE DS/NRS & AGRICULTURE CONNECTIONS:
21.1 Extension in load of DS/NRS Connections:-
Extension in load applied by the existing consumers may be considered as
deemed to have been released on the day it is applied.
21.2 Reduction in load of DS/NRS connections:-
In case of reduction in load the load may be verified by JE concerned at site before regularization.
21.3 Reduction in load of AP Connections: It shall be regulated as under:-
21.3.1 A separate seniority is to be maintained for applications for reduction
in load of the existing tube well consumers and such applications should be
dealt in their own seniority and are not to be mixed with the seniority for
release of new tube well connection.
21.3.2 Request of the applicant for reduction in load before release of
connection may be allowed. Connection
in such a case will be allowed in order of old seniority i.e. the date on which
these are originally applied.
21.3.3 Sr. XEN/ASE Operation will have full powers to sanction the reduction in
21.4 The extension in load of AP Connections shall be regulated as
21.4.1 A consumer applying for extension in load shall submit A&A forms
alongwith the requisite security. On approval of the extension in load, demand notice shall be
issued requiring the consumer to pay special charges(non-refundable) @
Rs.3,000/- per BHP w.e.f 1.7.98 however, for those who have applied before
1.7.98 shall have to pay special charges @ Rs.5,000/- per BHP(Non-refundable)
for the extension in load and also to submit the new test report at the time of
compliance of the demand notice.
21.4.2 Demand Notice for extension in load shall be issued after maintaining two
separate seniorities viz:
augmentation of the system is not involved: Under this seniority, demand notices shall immediately be issued after
receipt of application & Agreement. The
extension shall be allowed without any delay after the deposit of special
augmentation of the transformer/supply system is involved:
Under this seniority demand notices shall be issued after augmentation of
the transformer/supply system by observing usual formalities as already in-vogue
regarding augmentation of the system.
21.4.3 Restrictions imposed on loading of distribution transformers in rural
areas restricting the loading up to 80% of rated capacity may be considered as
relaxed for releasing extension in load. However,
these transformers shall be got de-loaded in due course of time.
The competency for regularization of extension in load in case of
existing consumers as well as new extensions shall rest with S.E./Dy.C.E.(Op.)
21.5 In case AP consumer applies for extension alongwith load already applied
and yet to be released, the same maybe allowed on his turn by retaining his
22 ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION AND ISSUING OF DEMAND NOTICE:
22.1 After the load applied by the prospective consumer and the estimate for
carrying out works have been got sanctioned from the competent authority,
suitable entry shall be made in the service register. The applicant will also be expeditiously informed about the sanction of
load on "E.B. Form C.S.5- Intimation of Acceptance of Application and
22.2 Time frame for issue of Demand Notice:
The following will be the time
frame for issue of demand notices:-
DS, NRS and SP(Upto 20 KW)
laying of service cable is involved)
Within 1 week of receipt of application
DS, NRS and SP(Upto 20 KW)
laying of LT Line or augmentation of Sub-Station is involved)
Within 4 weeks of receipt of application
NRS, (Above 20 KW and up to 100KW), MS and Bulk Supply Upto 100 KW)
Within 4 weeks of receipt of application
As per yearly policy/ targets demand notices for tube wells shall be
issued according to cut-off date specified in view of back log of pending
applications of 15 years.
DS, NRS, BS & LS (Above 100 KW & Up to 500 KW/KVA)
Within 6 weeks from the date of requisition / application
NRS, BS & LS (Above 500
KW/KVA on 11 KV)
Within 8 weeks from the date of requisition / application
All loads where supply is to be given on 33/66 KV and above
3 Months from the date of application.
22.2.8 The above time frame will be applicable where it is technically feasible
to release the connection/extension in load. Availability of funds and material are also required to be kept in view
while issuing the demand notice. In
the event of any bottleneck e.g. technical or non availability of material
/equipment, the issue of demand notice may be deferred temporarily with due
intimation to the next higher authority.
22.3 Requirement of Demand Notice:
The prospective consumer shall be required to accept the demand notice
and comply with the following:
22.3.1 To submit agreement duly filled in with details of actual load in case
agreement has not been submitted already or it is found to be deficient. For HT/EHT supply the applicant shall submit four copies of agreement in
form CS-I(HT/EHT). Provisions of
Regulation No.3 shall be observed by the applicant as well as the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)
for filing the A&A forms/agreement and getting it signed from the authorized
signatory. An existing consumer who has already executed agreement in Form CS-I
(HT/EHT) need not execute a new agreement for extension in load, revision in
contract demand or change in the capacity in step down transformers installed at
his premises. He shall be required
to execute only the supplementary agreement in format CS-I-HT/EHT(S) in
triplicate or quadruplicate, as the case may be.
22.3.2 To pay the service connection charges as per schedule of 'General and
Service Connection Charges' if these had not been paid by the applicant at the
time of application or if those paid earlier were fond to be insufficient.
22.3.3 To pay cost of laying works for giving connection for Public Lighting
Supply (for street lighting) or any other charges like balance amount of SAC and
charges payable under /SFS etc.
22.3.4 To agree to pay monthly meter rentals. These rentals shall be subject to revision as per schedule of ' General Charges' as amended from time to time.
22.3.5 To submit Wiring Contractor's Test Report.
22.3.6 To comply with the provision of Regulation 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5 and 8
regarding NOCs and other requisite certificates.
22.3.7 Tube well applicant should be asked to ensure that
of the delivery pipe from the ground level/water channel should not be more than
2 feet for surface irrigation.
PVC(RPVC) pipe should be used for suction and delivery pipes.
used in the delivery pipe should be of a suitable curvature.
pump set should be installed on a pucca leveled foundation.
pump set and reflex valve should be ISI marked. Pump set should be monoblock or directly coupled or submersible turbine
type. However, in sub mountaneous /Kandi
Area, the consumers maybe allowed to use belt driven pump sets.
capacitors of adequate capacity shall be installed by each tube well consumer.
22.3.8 Some prospective consumers like schedule castes and yellow card holders
are given the option to pay the cost of the service line and service equipment
other than the meter or to pay a monthly rental as prescribed in the Schedule of
Service Connection Charges. The
monthly service rentals and equipment charges, wherever applicable to be paid in
lieu of cost of service line and equipment should be clearly mentioned in the
22.3.9 Acceptance of demand notice by the applicant:
The consumer is expected to signify his consent in writing in the second
portion of Form' CS-5' which is meant for obtaining applicants replies. It should be specifically seen that the applicant has signified his
acceptance and has filled in all the columns of the' Demand Notice'. After the form ' CS-5' has been duly filled in and signed by the
applicant, it should be received back from him and should form a part of
22.4 Validity Period of Demand Notice.
The period for which the demand
notice will remain valid is also required to be intimated to the applicant. The normal validity period is 2 months for general supply and 3 months
for industrial, agricultural and bulk supply consumers.
22.5 Service of Demand Notice:
The demand notice may be delivered
by hand or sent under registered post acknowledgement due as per provisions of
Condition No.38 of Conditions of Supply. The record of such AD may be maintained
properly, the correctness of the address of the prospective consumer should be
22.6 Extension in Demand Notice:
Normally the request for extension
in period of demand notice should be made by a prospective consumer before the
expiry of validity period of demand notice. However, where a prospective consumer could not comply with the demand
notice within the validity period and also could not make request for extension
in validity period, his application should not be cancelled for another 3
months. After the expiry of
original demand notice period, if any consumer requests for extension in period
of demand notice during the period of 3 months it may be acceded to and he may
be allowed extension in the demand notice period after recovering requisite
extension fee. After the expiry of
grace period of 3
months, the application shall automatically be deemed as cancelled and necessary
entries in the relevant record about the cancellation of application shall be
22.6.1 In case extension in demand notice period is sought beyond 6 months, 9
months, 12 months from the date of issue of original demand notice, request for
the same shall have to be made before the expiry of the said period with
22.6.2 In order to apprise the applicant/consumer about the expiry of demand
notice period and cancellation of application etc. following clause would be
incorporated in the demand notice.
" If the pre-requisites as mentioned above are not complied within
the validity period of _____months from the date of issue of demand notice your
application shall be liable for cancellation without serving any further notice. However, if you want extension in the validity period of demand notice, a
written request in this regard should be made to this office before expiry of
validity period alongwith a deposit of Rs._______as extension fee. Please note that if no such request for extension in demand notice period
is made within 3 months period from the date of expiry of original demand notice
period, your application shall automatically be treated as cancelled."
22.7 Charges for Extension in Demand Notice:
Following fee will be charged for
each extension of three months:-
22.7.1 DS & NRS = Rs.50/-
22.7.2 A.P. = Rs.500/-
22.7.3 S.P. = Rs.200/-
22.7.4 MS, LS, BS, RT, and GS = Rs.2,500/-
22.8 Authority Competent to Extend the period"
For extension in period of demand
notice under DS/NRS/AP/MS/BS and LS up to 500 KW/ 500 KVA including power
intensive loads, the competency for allowing extension in demand notice
period/revival of cancelled application shall be as under:-
22.8.1 AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) :Up to One year for all categories of loads.
22.8.2 Sr.XEN/Addl. SE(Ops) :Beyond one year and up to 2 years for all
22.9 Loads exceeding 500 KW/ 500 KVA:
Extension in demand notice period will be regulated as under:-
22.9.1 Request for first extension in the period of demand notice up to six
months after expiry of the period of original demand notice may be entertained
after the prospective consumer deposits the demand notice extension fee at the
prescribed rates per quarter, balance
ACD/AACD and 25% of service connection charges.
22.9.2 Further extension of six months may also be allowed if the applicant
deposits further installment of 25% service connection charges alongwith
requisite demand notice extension fee at the prescribed quarterly rates.
22.9.3 In hardship cases(including old cases) request for extension beyond one
year of the original demand notice period may be entertained where the
prospective consumer has made substantial investments but is unable to
commission the project for the reason not directly under his control or in case
of industry with long gestation period. Extension
in validity period of demand notice beyond one year may be allowed after
recovering the balance service connection charges, if any, demand notice
extension fee at the prescribed quarterly rate.
22.10 Competency for extension in demand notice period/revival of cancelled
application without re-examining technical feasibility shall be as under:-
AE/AEE/XEN (Ops.) (All loads)
Up to one year subject to
provisions of Reg. Nos. 22.9.1 to 22.9.3
(Load up to 2 MW)
Beyond one year and up to a
maximum of 2 years subject to provision of Reg.No.22.9.1 to 22.9.3
CE(Comml.) with the approval of Member/Comml.
(Load above 2 MW)
Beyond one year and up to a
maximum of 2 years subject to provision of Reg.No.22.9.1 to 22.9.3
22.10.4 The competency to allow extension in demand notice period and revival of
cancelled application to AP applicants shall be as under:-
to two years from the date of expiry of original demand notice period.
two years and up 4 years from the date of expiry of original demand notice
four years and up to 6 years from
the date of expiry of original demand notice period.
6 years and up to 10 years from the date of expiry of original demand
years from the date of expiry of original demand notice period.
officers while allowing extension in demand notice period will ensure that such
an extension shall only be given to the original consumer or his legal heir(s)
at the original site and no shifting of site is involved. It will also be ensured that loading conditions of the Distribution
transformers and technical feasibility of 11 KV/LD system shall be kept in view
at the time of allowing extension in validity of demand notice period.
22.11 Revival of Demand Notice:
Where an applicant is not able to apply for extension in demand notice
within the original/extended period of demand notice and his application has
been cancelled or deemed to have been cancelled, such requests may be acceded to
by Sr. XEN/Addl.SE(Ops.) concerned subject to the following conditions:-
22.11.1 Consumer deposits the revival fee at twice the rate of demand notice
extension fee as laid down in Para 22.7 chargeable per quarter.
22.11.2 Consumer pays the normal demand notice extension fee per quarter as
22.11.3 Such an extension in demand notice or revival of cancelled application
shall be allowed only for a period of two years except AP consumers to be
reckoned from the expiry of the validity of original demand notice.
22.12 If there is any delay in the completion of works by the Board for release
of connection to a prospective consumer, who has paid the balance ACD and
service connection charges but has not submitted the test report, the period of
demand notice in such a case shall be automatically extended up to/beyond one
year without recovering any demand notice extension fee till the Board completes
its works for release of connection.
22.13 No request for revival of a cancelled application(all categories except
AP consumers) or extension in the period
of demand notice after a lapse of 2
years from the date of expiry or original demand notice period shall be
entertained under any circumstances.
22.14 Revival of cancelled application( wherever permissible) and extension in
demand notice period up to a maximum of 2 years except AP consumers shall be
subject to the recovery of revival fee @ twice the fee for extension of demand
notice period per quarter, ACD and Service Connection Charges as per the
Schedule of Service Connection Charges as in vogue at the time of revival.
23 ISSUE OF DEMAND NOTICE VIS-À-VIS SHORTAGE OF FUNDS/MATERIAL ETC:
23.1 Stoppage of Demand Notice:
Whenever it becomes difficult to release new connections, issue of demand
notices be regulated as under:-
23.1.1 When the AEE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) finds that because of shortage of materials or
any such cause, it will not be possible for him to release more new connections
after meeting the existing commitments( i.e. demands of the consumers who have
already been issued demand notices he should stop issuing further demand notices
with the prior sanction of DCE/SE(Ops.).
23.1.2 Issuing of further demand notices should be withheld where it is not
feasible to release the load due to overloading of 11 KV feeders or Grid
S/Stations etc. with the prior approval of DCE/SE(Ops.)
23.1.3 For domestic and NRS categories normally there should be no necessity to
resort to withholding of demand notices for paucity of funds because funds
required for giving general connections are usually available throughout the
23.2 Intimation to applicants:
such applicants, whom demand notices can not be issued due to paucity of funds
or materials etc. shall invariably be informed of the position of their cases.
23.3 Information to Higher Authority:
issuing of demand notices has to be stopped, a report should immediately be sent
by the AE./AEE/ XEN(Ops.) to the Sr. XEN /ASE(Ops.)under intimation to the DCE/
SE, CE and the Secy/ Board.
23.4 Avoiding Stoppage of Demand Notice:
23.4.1 It shall be realized that withholding of demand notices should not be
resorted to as a matter of routine. The
Sr. Executive/ Superintending Engineers should ensure that adequate funds,
materials and all other inputs generally required for grant of connections are
provided to all the Sub-Divisions under their control well in time so that the
work of grant of connections goes on unhampered.
23.4.2 The Sr. Executive Engineer/ASE/Superintending Engineers should keep in
touch with the charges under their control so that issuing of demand notice is
not stopped merely because of local shortage of funds or materials etc. In such eventualities, the obstacle should be overcome by
re-appropriating the available budget grant or by suitably distributing the
available materials. The endeavour,
in brief should be to avoid, as faf as possible, a situation in which demand
notices may have to be stopped in a particular area while connections are freely
given in others. However, for such
difficulties, which may be found to be insurmountable at the circle level, the
matter should immediately be taken up with the Chief Engineer(Ops.) concerned
for further necessary action so as to curtail the avoidable delay in the issuing
of Demand Notice. The CE(Ops.) will
tackle the problem by interacting with CE(MM) and the Member concerned, if need
23.4.3 To avoid hardship to the small industrial applicants (load up to 20 KW) ,
the voltage regulation of 11 KV feeders need not be taken into account for issue
of demand notice where connection can be released by erection of LT line/cable
23.5 Notifying Areas having Bottleneck:
areas where demand notices for extensions in industrial load can not be issued
shall be notified by these(Ops.). The
demand notice for extension involving augmentation shall only be issued when
material/equipment required has been arranged and it is envisaged that
augmentation under question shall be completed in four weeks of the issue of
demand notice. However, the
permission of the authority next that
competent to sanction the extension in load shall be obtained before bypassing
the application from the purview of issue of demand notice.
23.6 In the event of shortage of material a prospective industrial consumer
may be allowed by the load sanctioning authority, on the merit of each case, to
supply such items of material which may be in short supply. Such material shall be ISI/PQM marked and of good quality. The consumer shall be responsible for the quality of material for 5 years
and shall be paid the actual cost or the estimated cost of the material
whichever is lower. The amount so payable shall be adjusted against the service
connection charges payable by the prospective consumer.
24. TIME LIMIT FOR GRANT OF
shall be ensured by the field officers that demand notices are issued to
applicants of various categories very carefully taking all the circumstances
into account viz-a-viz availability of funds, material, power position and loading conditions of system etc. Once the prospective consumer complies with the demand notice efforts
shall be made by the field officers for release of connections as early as
25. CHANGE OVER SWITCH:
25.1 The consumers shall be allowed to install a change-over-switch subject to
the condition that the particular gadget/ machinery, supposed to be operated
through a particular motor wherein change-over-switch is deployed should be
specified in A&A form as well as in the test report and verified as such at
the time of release of load and the higher rating of the two motors or furnaces
shall be taken into account while computing the connected load. Change-over-switch shall be allowed where operations so warrant and where
there are either two motors with one secondary equipment/gadget or one motor and
two secondary equipment/gadgets (with a change-over-switch).
25.2 Permission to install a change over switch will be regulated by the
25.2.1 The authority to assess whether the industrial process involved warrants
the installation of a change-over-switch or not and request of the consumer is
genuine shall rest with a panel consisting of the following officers:-
126.96.36.199 Load up to 1000KW : Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops.)andSr.XEN/ASE(Enf.)
188.8.131.52 Load above 1000 KW : SE/DCE(Ops.)and Director/Enforcement concerned
25.3 The existing/ prospective industrial consumer, who intends to install a
change-over-switch, shall be required to submit the following particulars
alongwith his request.
25.3.1 5 copies of lay out diagram of electrical inst6allation clearly
indicating the positioning of change-over-switch. After scrutiny of the information supplied by the consumer the competent
panel shall visit the consumer's installation and if the request of the consumer
is found to be genuine and the process of the industry warrants installation of
a change-over-switch, the panel shall inform the consumer direct with copies to
25.3.2 After the permission to install change-over-switch has been granted by
the panel, the existing consumer shall submit the A&A forms for the reduced
load, indicating therein the provision of change-over-switch. After sanction of the reduced connected load, demand notice shall be
issued to the consumer for submitting test report, which shall be verified by
AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) concerned within a period of 15 days.
25.3.3 While verifying the test report, AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) concerned should also
seal the cover of change-over-switch and subsequently the seal shall be replaced
by Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops.) concerned within 15 days.
25.3.4 If during checking the seal of the cover of change-over-switch provided
on the installation is found to be missing or tampered, the load so connected by
the consumer through change-over-switch shall be treated as unauthorized load
entailing requisite action against him.
25.3.5 Where the change-over switch so installed by the consumer goes defective
afterwards and consumer wants to replace/repair the same, he shall be required
to intimate in writing about the defect to Sr. XEN/ASE(Ops.) who will
immediately allow the consumer to make necessary changes/replacements. The
consumer after putting the switch again in position will intimate Sr. XEN/ASE(Ops.)
who will immediately seal the same.
25.4 Where the consumer has provided shunt capacitors on individual motors,
the stand-by unit operated through change-over switch should also have shunt
25.5. If as a result of change-over-switch load of any consumer get reduced and
consequently his tariff changes from LS to MS, the supply voltage should not be
reduced from 11 KV to 400 Volts.
25.6 If an existing consumer installs a change over switch with the due
permission of the Board and resultantly his connected load gets reduced he can
avail of the benefit in respect of reduction of load by fulfilling the following
25.6.1 He shall apply on prescribed application and agreement form for reduction
of connected load. The sanctioning
authority keeping in view the definition of the connected load, sanction the
reduction in load, if found permissible. No
refund on account of ACD, Service Connection Charges etc already paid by the
consumer on the basis of the original load shall be admissible. However, such consumers shall be required to furnish a new test report
for the reduced load and modified installation. The test report shall be verified by the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.).
25.6.2 The consumer shall mention the fact of installation of change over switch
in the application and agreement as well as in the test report. While accepting the provisions of change-over-switch AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)
should be satisfied that the nature and working of the load/industry do warrant
the provision of a standby unit through a change-over switch.
26. DISPOSAL OF PENDING APPLICATIONS
26.1 At the close of each month, an abstract in the service connection
register should be got prepared by the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)/AAE Incharge of the
sub-office. The abstract should
show clearly the number of pending applications and applications received during
the month. The pending
applications(especially for tube well and industrial loads) should be further
scrutinized by the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) personally and necessary action taken to see
that (i) arrangements are made to
make supply of power available to all genuine demands as per the prevalent
policy of the Board and (ii) that all non-genuine applications are cancelled
after observing necessary formalities particularly those where the applicants
have failed to comply with the Demand Notice and have also not requested for
extension in Demand Notice period within the stipulated period.
26.2 Requisition with loads above 500 KW/500 KVA contract demand or those for
arc/induction furnace loads, Chloro-alkalies units are not feasible of
acceptance either due to shortage
of generation capacity or if transmission/distribution system is not existing in
the area where the supply is required and the same is not likely to be erected
within reasonable time or the prospective consumer fails to furnish NOC from
Water and Air Pollution Control Board, local authority or the competent
authority within the specified period may be disposed of by writing the words
'not accepted' in the Service Connection Register in the column concerned in red
ink. The reason for non-acceptance
should also be written in red ink in continuation of the words 'not accepted'
across the ensuing column and the applicant informed accordingly.
27. APPRISING APPLICANTS ABOUT THESTATUS OF THE APPLICATION:
shall ensure that applicants are provided due information about the disposal of
their applications for release of connection/extension in load.
27.1 All inquiries from the prospective consumers in respect of the disposal
of their applications for grant of electric connections should be promptly
27.2 Whenever application is received in an office other than the one to which
it relates, it should be forwarded to the concerned office under intimation to
the prospective consumer so that he may know where his application is being
27.3 A seniority list of pending applications(category wise) should be
prepared & displayed on notice boards at sub-divisions/sub-offices
separately for the stage prior to issue of Demand Notice( based upon their
actual date of registration) and for the stage after the compliance of demand
notice. (based upon the date of
compliance of Demand Notice by each applicant). Such seniority lists should be updated every month by Ist week and
27.4 Senior Officers when on tour to a particular sub-divisional office must
check that such lists are being complied, updated and displayed.
27.5 A copy of such lists should also be supplied each month to the Sr. XEN
/ASE for keeping a watch that the schedules for disposal of applications are
being adhered to.
28. COMPLIANCE OF DEMAND NOTICE AND RECEIPT OF TEST REPORT:
As soon as the consumer complies with the demand notice, following
procedure maybe adopted.
28.1 It should be ensured that the Demand Notice form after being duly filled
in and signed by the consumer is received back.
28.2 It shall be ensured that Agreements as per the provisions of
Reg.Nos.3,4,5 and 6 together with all the documents are available. If there is any discrepancy, it should be got attended to. For loads exceeding 100 KW AE/AEE/XEN should particularly make sure that
three/four copies of agreements in form CS-1(HT/EHT) have been got completed
from the applicant and got accepted from the competent authority. He has also to ensure that a set of agreement and other relevant
documents is supplied to the Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops.) SE(Ops) and the Chief
Engineer(Comml.) as the case may be.
28.2.1 For loads exceeding 20 KW and up to 100 KW two copies of agreements and
other documents should be obtained. RA/ARA shall scrutinize that the agreements
are complete in all respects and have been duly accepted and signed by the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.).
28.2.2 Only one agreement is required for loads up to 20 KW. Consumer clerk and RA shall ensure that these agreements have
been properly filled in and executed. These
agreements shall be got accepted and signed from the AE/AEE/ XEN(Ops.).
28.3 As soon as the wiring contractor's Test Report(E.B. Form C.S. 10) has
been received, AE/AEE/XEN or AAE/JE
as per authority indicated below, should personally visit the premises of the
applicant and conduct the necessary test and fill in the results in the test
report. In addition, he should also
verify the connected load, Shunt Capacitors, Transformer capacity etc. in case of 11 KV and higher voltage consumers so that in case of any
disparity between the sanctioned and the connected load, revised agreements are
obtained from the consumer. It will
also be desirable to verify the length of service line which may be required for
giving the connection. This
measurement will be helpful in removing the discrepancy in the original
estimated length, if any.
28.3.1 For DS/NRS category of consumers test report shall not be verified by any
officer of PSEB but authorized wiring contractor's report will be taken as
authentic and final for healthiness of wiring and installation of load as per
A&A forms . No cognizance to be
taken if load installed is less than the sanctioned load/load mentioned in the
test report. The test reports in
respect of industrial/bulk supply connections shall be verified by the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)
personally. However, the
verification of test report in respect of AP connection shall be done by AAE or
JE concerned having jurisdiction of the area. He will be responsible for any lapses in regard to installation of ISI
marked pump sets or other equipment or shunt capacitors etc.
28.3.2 Sr.No. make and BHP(rating in KW) of all motors/appliances to be
installed as part of the connected load by the consumer must be mentioned in the
Test Report. Similar information
for other appliances having rating of 2 KW and above should also be given in the
Test Report. AAE/AE/AEE/XEN should ensure the submission of aforesaid
information before allowing the release of connection. Particulars as supplied by the prospective consumer should be verified
and discrepancy, if any, got corrected and got attested from the consumers.
28.3.3 Tube well applicants should be asked to give complete details of the pump
set indicating Sr. No., Make/type(directly coupled/mono-block) rating of motor
etc. Whenever a consumer replaces
his pump set, fresh test report should be obtained so as to have the complete
record of the new pumping set. In
case any consumer is found to have changed the motor pump set without informing
the Board and/or submitting a test report, his connection may be disconnected by
giving due notice.
28.4 In case the Electrical installation of a consumer does not conform to the
specification of the Board or the relevant provisions of the Indian Electricity
Rules,1956 and/or is likely to constitute danger, the consumer should be
informed in writing of the shortcomings and to deposit the specified
re-inspection fee. As soon as the
consumer intimates the removal of the defects through a revised test report and
deposits the re-inspection fee, the installation should be retested and the
procedure repeated until the defects are removed.
28.4.1 No connection shall be released against a false test report or where the
installation has not been carried out by the prospective consumer. Any official/officer responsible for breach of these instructions will be
liable for dismissal.
28.4.2 It should be ensured that no Test Report is rejected on flimsy grounds. Whenever a test report is rejected by a Junior Engineer/AAE, an
information should be promptly given by him to the AE/AEE/XEN giving detailed
reasons for the rejection. In exceptional cases if AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) is satisfied that
the Test Report has been rejected without valid reasons, he may order that the
connection to the applicant should be given before any other connection is taken
up. The release of the next
connection should not normally be withheld. Where the Junior Engineer points out defects even in the second test
report, the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) should personally verify the facts to ensure that
the test report is not being repeatedly rejected merely to harass the applicant.
28.4.3 In case the test report of a consumer is failed except for reasons where
motor or switch gear etc,. has not been installed, the applicant will not lose
his seniority. However, the
applicant will lose his seniority, if a test report is failed being found bogus
i.e. motor and switch gear etc. having not been installed and this will be
treated as a case of test report not having been submitted and applicant will be
In other cases where minor defects are noticed for example absence of
shock treatment chart, thimble of earth wire not properly screwed/bolted or
loose, the applicant should be given 15(Fifteen) days time to remove these
defects/deficiencies and to re-submit the report. If on re-inspection, the test report is found to be in order, the
applicant shall retain his old seniority based on the receipt of test report in
the first instance.
28.5 Appeal to Chief Electrical Inspector against failure of Test Report:
If any applicant or a consumer is
dissatisfied with the rejection of the test report, he has the right to appeal
to the Chief Electrical Inspector to test the installation under rule 52 of the
Indian Electricity Rules,1956. The
decision of the said Inspector will be binding on the consumer as well as the
Board. While intimating the defects
to the consumer under relevant rules, he should also be informed of his right to
appeal so that if he so desires, he may exercise the same. The charges incidental to such testing will be borne by the consumer
28.6 Test Report to be dated:
It shall also be ensured that no undated test report is accepted. It is very essential to fill in the entries regarding the date on which
the actual test is carried out so that periodical testing of consumer's
installation as required under Rule 46 of the Indian ElectricityRules,1956 can
be conducted after requisite intervals.
28.7 Time Limit for verification of Test Reports:
following time limits have been fixed for verification of Test Reports of
various categories of consumers:
and Non Residential Supply
in 2 weeks of receipt
and Medium Industrial Power Supply
3 weeks of receipt
Industrial Supply and tube well consumers.
4 weeks of receipt.
The period specified above is the maximum. Normally it should be possible to verify the test reports in much shorter
28.8 Verification of T.R. extension in load:
Test Report submitted by a consumer for release of extension in load
should be verified within a week. If
no additional material/augmentation is required and the consumer has deposited
the requisite charges and completed other formalities. extension in load will be
deemed to have been released after expiry of 10 days from the date of submission
of test report/completion of formalities, whichever is later.
28.8.1 In case of extension of load, where augmentation of the system is
involved, it may be ensured that after verification of test report ,installation
is duly sealed in such a manner that the consumer is not in a position to
utilize the additional load, till it is released by the Board. In other words, the isolating device for the circuit or
individual LT Switches/Starters of the individual motors proposed to be
connected after the augmentation of system should be sealed. During the intervening period after submission of test report for
extension in load, load so installed shall not be treated as un-authorized load
for the purpose of levy of load surcharge, provided such installation has not
been put to use by such a consumer. Where
it is established without doubt that such load has been utilized without its
being officially released. Load surcharge shall be levied.
28.8.2 There should be no undue delay on the part of the JE/AAE/AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)
in returning the verified test report to the office.
28.9 AE/AEE/XE(OP) concerned Sub-Division shall also verify and attach report
alongwith test report of industrial consumers for release of new
connection/extension in load as under:-
(i) Name & Address of the consumer
(ii) Category of connection whether SP,MS or LS.
(iii) Location of meter room. He should specify and make a sketch about the
location of the meter room whether it is as per the approved design/drawing/specification.(Refer
(iv) Whether the premises is quite independent and there is no connection
already running in that premises. If
so as to whether proper partitioning has been done and independent access is
(v) Whether the consumer is completely ready to take supply or not i.e.
whether all the machinery has been installed and is complete.
(Signature of SDO)
29 ISSUING SERVICE CONNECTION ORDER AND ALLOTTING ACCOUNT NUMBER:
29.1 After obtaining the report that the test report submitted by the consumer
has been found to be in order, AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) will issue a service connection
order in (E.B. Form-CS-12), a reference to the service connection order(No.&
date) being entered at the bottom of the Board's installation Test Order.
29.2 It should be ensured that only one Service Connection Order Book is used
at a time for all categories of connection in one
29.3 Taking up work before receipt of T/R:
case a prospective consumer makes a specific request after payment of service
charges, ACD and other deposits/charges that the work to release connection to
him be taken in hand in anticipation of submission of test report his request
maybe acceded to with the intimation that he should submit his test report
within3 months and that he will be liable to pay the bill after the Board is
ready to release the connection. Such
a case may be dealt with in conformity with Reg.No.33.
29.4 As soon as service connection order has been made out and authorized but
before it is actually issued, the consumer's name should be entered in the
Consumer's Ledger and a new account no. should be allotted to it. The new account number besides being entered in the Service Register,
should also be mentioned on the Service Connection Order.
29.5 To avoid any omission, it will be the personal responsibility of Revenue
Accountant/Assistant Revenue Accountant/UDC/Consumer Clerk or other Official
Incharge of the maintenance of Service Register to see and verify that the
formalities of the sCOs are
properly completed. They should
sign the SCOs in token of having checked the same and also write the
words"A/C No.____entered in ledger" on the top of thesCO. The AE/AEE/XEN and AAE Incharge of Sub-office should also see
that procedure as laid down above is followed rigidly. The S.C.O must not be signed unless the above entry is made by the RA/ARA/Ledger
Clerk in the ledger. AAE/AE/AEE/XEN
should also, off and on, make a check of a few entries to see that the account
nos. are actually opened in the ledgers by the R.A./A.R.A./Ledger Clerk/U.D.C.
30. MEASUREMENT OF SERVICE LINES
30.1 Consequent on the splitting of service connection order(Form CS-12) into
I-1 Installation order(Form SOP-04/A) and I-2 Service Connection Order (Form
SOP-40/b), it is essential to carry out and record the measurement of the work
executed before the release of connection.
30.2 On receipt of the Junior Engineer's AAE's report that the connection has
been installed, the AAE/AE/AEE/XEN/(Ops)/RE) should personally examine and take measurement of the service line installed and record a
certificate to that effect on the reverse of service connection order.
30.3 The measurement of the service lines should be taken in accordance with
the following rules:-
30.3.1 Sub Division up to 6000 connections(including Connections in Sub-Offices)
The AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) should check all entries relating to industrial
connection and also where mains and sub-mains have been laid in respect of N.R.S./Domestic
connections, he should check 20% of service lines, including all the service
lines having length more than 150 metres.
30.3.2 Sub-Division having more than 6000 connections and where AAE is attached. AAE will perform the percentage check as per Para 30.3.1. The AE/AEE/XEN will however, still check 50% of the entries relating to
industrial connections and mains/sub-mains. The check would also include the connections in sub-offices under the
charge of AAE.
30.3.3 In the Sub-Office under the charge of AAE, functions of AE/AEE will be
performed by the AAE Incharge of the sub-office.
31. RECORDING OF CONSUMER CASE:
31.1 A Separate file will be maintained for each applicant/consumer and all
documents relating to him, as mentioned below be recorded therein:-
31.1.1 Requisition for supply of energy in case of LS consumers having loads
above 500 KW.
31.1.2 Photocopy of CS-1 or CS-1(HT/EHT) ,depending upon the category of
31.1.3 Service Estimate(E.B. Form CS-7).
31.1.4 Intimation of acceptance of application and Demand Notice(E.B. Form
31.1.5 Wiring Contractor's test report and Board's installation Test Order
31.1.6 Service Connection Order (E.B. Form CS-12).
31.1.7 Any correspondence between the consumer and AE./AEE/XEN and between the
AE/AEE/XEN and higher officers in respect of that connection.
31.1.8 Photocopies of any other papers such as affidavit/NOC/Clearance
Certificate as applicable in case of Polluting Industries, NOC from authority
controlling roads etc. or any undertaking, indemnity bond given by the consumer
or documents submitted for claiming priority.
31.2 The file should be headed as follow:-
31.2.1 Name of consumers
31.2.2 Application No.& Date
31.2.3 Account No.
31.2.4 Connected Load.
32. CUSTODY OF APPLICATION AND AGREEMENTS:
32.1 All the completed agreements together with the original documents
mentioned under Reg.No,.31.1.9 shall be recorded in fire resistant steel
almirahs in the sub-office, sub-divisional Office, divisional office concerned
in the safe custody by various officials as follows:-
Domestic, Non-Residential and AP connections up to 20 KW.
Small and Medium Power Industrial
Large Industrial, Bulk Supply and
Street Light connections.
One of the copies of the
agreement relating to large supply and Bulk Supply connections with
connected load exceeding 2000 KW/Power Intensive Loads above 500KVA.
32.2 Due arrangement should be made to ensure that the agreement and the
documents are not allowed to be tampered or pilfered. The concerned officer shall also ensure that the agreements have been
properly and fully executed and there is no lacuna.
32.2.1 Documents and agreements relating to Domestic, Non-residential and AP
connections up to 20 KW maybe kept in lots of 50 duly indexed in separate files.
32.2.2 Documents and agreements for SP,MS and Domestic/NRS/AP connections
exceeding 20 KW may be kept in lots of 25 duly indexed in separate files.
32.2.3 Documents and agreements for loads exceeding 100 KW be kept in separate
32.3 A photocopy of accepted A&A form/agreement shall be supplied to the
consumer on payment of Rs.5/- per copy, if so requested by him. As far as possible photocopies of the agreements should be made available
to the Medium, Large, Bulk Supply and Street Lighting consumers after obtaining
32.3.1 Load sanctioning authority shall supply a photocopy of sanctioned
requisition and accepted agreement in case of LS and Bulk Supply consumers to
Centralised Billing Cell.
32.4 Consumer cases excluding the documents mentioned under para 32.1 will be
kept under the safe custody of the following:-
32.4.1 Single Phase DS &NRS cases :Consumer Clerk
32.4.2 AP,SP and three phase DS/NRS connections up to 20 KW :UDC. Revenue
32.4.3 MS,LS, Bulk Supply and DS/NRS consumer cases :RA/ARA
exceeding 20 KW.
32.5 In a Sub-Office, consumer cases containing all the relevant documents
except MS and LS consumers should be kept in safe custody by the AAE. The accepted A&A forms and documents of MS,LS and Bulk Supply
consumers should be sent to the Sub-Division for Safe Custody as per Reg.
No.32.1. A&A forms for other
documents for single phase supply, should however, be allowed to be recorded in
the safe custody of the UDC posted in the Sub-Office.
32.6 All the consumer cases be serially numbered category wise and entered in
a register giving full particulars of the documents relating to the consumer's case. Such
registers should be maintained properly in each Sub-Division/ sub-office.
32.7 Transfer of Documents/Consumer cases:
32.7.1 At every change of charge, a clear certificate of handing and taking over
charge of these documents should be prepared and kept in the Sub-Divisional
Office for record. Simultaneously
entries be made in the register referred in Reg. No.32.6. A copy of the certificate of transfer of charge be also submitted to the
Divisional Office to facilitate fixing of responsibility in case of any missing
32.7.2 When connections are transferred from one sub-division/division to
another sub-division/division, proper handing over/taking over of the
agreements/documents and consumer files shall be carried out so as to ensure
that no case or documents is lost in the process of transfer of consumers from
one office to another.
32.7.3 On the transfer of the officials/officers Incharge of consumer agreements
/consumer files, proper handling over/taking over shall take place.
32.8 Stock Taking:
order to ensure that all the consumer cases as well as the agreement and allied
documents are available, stock taking shall be carried out periodically.
32.8.1 Stock taking of consumer cases/agreements for Domestic, NRS and AP
Connections up to 20 KW shall be carried out once in two years( 50% each year)
preferably in the month of October.
32.8.2 Stock taking of consumer cases/agreement for the rest of the consumers
should be carried out annually preferably in the month of September.
32.8.3 If as a result of Stock taking any of the agreement/consumer case is
found missing, report should be made to the AE/AEE/XEN. For cases pertaining to
MS, LS, Bulk Supply and Street Lighting report should also be made to the
SE.CE(Ops.) or CE(Comml.) i.e. authority competent to sanction the load. Besides fixing responsibility and proceeding against the delinquent
official/officer all out efforts should be made to reconstruct the consumer case
and also to get fresh agreements signed from the concerned consumer within a
period of three months.
32.9 In order to check and enforce this provision, Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops.) should
particularly see during his routine tours and also during annual inspection that
these instructions are meticulously followed. Any breach in the observance of these instructions should be reviewed
seriously and suitable steps be taken to avoid its recurrence.
33. TAKING UP WORK IN ANTICIPATION OF RECEIPT OF TEST REPORT
33.1 Generally the work to provide a connection is taken in hand after the
submission of the test report by the consumer in compliance to the Demand Notice
issued to him. In respect of very
large loads, the time taken in arranging material and executing the work for
supplying power maybe quite long. This
may result into the machinery and plant of the prospective consumer remaining
idle for a long time. In order,
therefore, to curtail the time lag in the case of large loads between the
submission of Test Report by the consumer and actual release of power to him,
work for providing the connection ma be taken in hand in anticipation of the
submission of Test Report, if the consumer makes a specific request to that
effect and has deposited the various charges e.g. service connection charges,
ACD, security and all the charges under ARPC,SFS etc. in compliance of the
demand notice issued by the PSEB.
33.2 The seniority of the applicant will be on the basis of
deposit of all the charges and not on the basis of date of submission of test
report alone. At the time of
deposit of various charges the consumer be asked to give an undertaking to
submit the test report subsequently. Release
of connection will be regulated as under:-
33.2.1. Compliance of demand notice by Tube well Applicant viz-a-v-z
submission of test report.
184.108.40.206 Seniority shall be maintained for all the prospective AP consumers
who submit test report alongwith service connection charges at the first
instance or deposit service connection charges and submit test report at a later
date. However, in case any test
report is to be left out of seniority, the same shall be done with the specific
approval of Sr.Xen/Addl.SE(OP) concerned.(Refer Regulation12.9)
220.127.116.11 To avoid hardship to the prospective consumers by way of installation
of tube well machinery and construction of room etc., the demand notice should
contain the following provisions:-
" Demand Notice can be complied with by depositing the service
connection charges/ACD and test report can be submitted later on as per demand
of PSEB. Your seniority shall be
counted from the date of deposit of said charges. However, you will have to submit an undertaking as under:-
of_____________________do hereby undertake to abide by the following terms and
i) That I/We am/are depositing the service connection charges/other charges,
if any, as per terms and conditions of the demand notice issued to me/us vide
memo No.__________dated___________- for availing tube well connection
ii) That the erection work for releasing my connection may be taken in hand
and I will submit the test report subsequently on demand by the Board.
iii) That in case I do not submit the test report or avail the electricity
connection, the Board will be at liberty to recover the cost of erection and
dismantlement of the service line from the service connection charges already
deposited by me/us. If the
erection/dismantlement charges are more and can not be recovered from the
service connection charges, the amount of security/ACD may also be adjusted
towards recovery of these charges.
As I/We am/are getting the connection as per the above conditions I/We
accept this undertaking as legal and valid and binding on me /us.
SIGNATURE OF APPLCIANT
SIGNATURE OF WITNESS
33.2.2 If the applicant submits test report before completion of work and it is
found to be in order, the connection will be released.
33.2.3 Test Report not received or found defective:
If the test report is either not submitted within the prescribed demand
notice period or is not found in order, the applicant will be issued a 15 days
notice through registered post after completion of work indicating readiness of
the Board to release the connection. In
case the test report is submitted after the expiry of demand notice period, it
will be treated as a case of extension in demand notice period. After the expiry of notice period, applicant be billed on monthly minimum
charge basis as per schedule of tariff. The date of commencement of billing on
MMC basis will be only after expiry of 3 months period from the issue of
original demand notice or 15 days after issue of notice of readiness, whichever
33.2.4 Extension after works are laid:
If the applicant asks for extension in period of demand notice after
works have been completed, he will pay demand notice extension fee and MMC at
the following rates :-
First One Month = Full MMC
Next Two Months = 50% of MMC
After 3 months =25% of MMC subject to the condition that MMC shall not be charged beyond
18.104.22.168 Normally the demand notice period can be extended for a total period of
one year from the expiry of original demand notice period. In hardship cases the period can be extended beyond one year keeping in
view merits of case and the lines will not be dismantled for this period.
33.2.5 Extension in demand notice period before completion of works:-
The extension in period of demand notice shall be allowed only for the
anticipated period up to which works are likely to be completed.
33.3 Procedure to deal with applicant who fails to avail the connection:
If the applicant neither comes forward for availing connection nor asks
for extension of demand notice within the notice period. AE/AEE/XEN(Ops./RE) concerned will obtain the approval of
competent load sanctioning authority for cancellation of application and
dismantlement of line.
33.3.1 If the prospective consumer fails to respond to the registered notice and
also does not pay the bill for monthly minimum charges as stipulated above, the
lines will be dismantled and cost of erection and dismantlement alongwith MMC,
if any, shall be recovered from the amount already deposited by the applicant. The balance amount will be refunded on request.
33.3.2 10% ACD be deducted as per Condition No.8 of Conditions of Supply for
non-availing of connection/extension in addition to above deductions.
33.4 In respect of extension in load cases involving augmentation of system ,
the whole of service connection charges shall be forfeited.
34 CHANGE OF MODE OF SUPPLY FROM 400 VOLTS TO 11 KV
34.1 Conversion from LT Supply to HT Supply will be allowed by the competent
authority to sanction the load after observing the following:-
34.1.1 Such conversion is technically feasible.
34.1.2 The consumer submits revised agreement complete in all respects for
getting supply on higher voltage.
34.1.3 The tariff schedule as applicable for higher voltage shall be made
effective from the date of actual conversion of supply from LT to HT on the
basis of entries made in Sundry Job Order etc.
34.1.4 Consumer agrees to pay the cost of deposit estimate which Board may have
to frame for making changes in its existing distribution system and for
providing additional material for erection of LT/HT Lines etc. if any.
34.2 Exclusive Distribution Sub-Station for the consumer:
Where the transformer/other equipment are exclusively meant for the
consumer, the same can be sold to him. However,
where the consumer wants to install his own transformer etc., he maybe allowed
to do so but he shall have to pay cost of the deposit estimate required for
dismantling Board's Sub-Station and for making other changes, if any, for
connecting his transformer to Board's system.
34.3 Common Distribution Sub-Station for a group of consumers:
In such a case three situations may arise as under:-
34.3.1 The original Sub-Station is sold by the Board to the consumer and a new
sub-station is created for Board's other consumers. In such a case the consumer asking for conversion of his LT supply to HT
supply shall pay the cost of the original sub-station handed over to him plus
the cost of deposit estimate covering erection charges only for the new
sub-station required for supplying power to other consumers.
34.3.2 If Consumer wants to erect his own Sub-Station:
Where the consumer does not want Board's Sub-Station to continue at his
premises and desires to install his own, he may be allowed to do so but he shall
have to pay cost of dismantlement charges of Board's Sub-Station from his
premises and erection charges only for the installation of a sub-station at
alternative place for feeding other consumers. The consumer will also pay for the cost of deposit estimate required to
connect up his sub-station to Board's system.
34.3.3 The original sub-station is retained for Board's other consumers:
In such a case the consumer be asked to construct his own sub-station. He shall only pay for the cost of deposit estimate required to connect up
his sub-station to Board's supply system.
34.4 The recoverable cost of original sub-station being sold out to a consumer
shall be worked out on the basis of a deposit estimate to be framed at current
rates for setting up such a sub-station or transformer or any other equipment,
reduced by the amount of depreciation computed for the number of completed years
since the installation of the sub-station or the transformer. However the depreciation shall be provided on straight line
method at 90% cost of the asset on the basis of number of completed years that
have passed since the installation of the asset. The life of the sub-station/transformer alongwith connected
equipment to be taken 25 years for transformer below 100 KVA and 35 years for a
transformer of 100 KVA and above or on the basis of subsequent instructions
issued for working out of depreciation etc.
34.5 Where de-augmentation of existing distribution transformer is considered
necessary as a result of above conversion, the cost of de-augmentation shall not
be included in the said deposit estimate and de-augmentation be carried out at
34.6 The cost of transformer and switchgear to be provided for feeding other
consumers of the Board shall not, however, be recoverable in any of the above
35. NON AVAILING OF FULL SANCTIONED LOAD AT THE TIME OF RELEASE OF
35.1 It has been experienced that in certain cases the industrial consumers do
not at the very start take the total load applied for by them in their
application due to one reason or the other but they increase the load gradually. Such cases may be regulated as under:-
35.1.1 The industrial consumer may be allowed to build up the load in phases by
the authority competent to sanction the load and in that case competent
authority will specify the period alongwith phased growth of connected load and
contract demand in case of LS consumers. However,
the competent authority while allowing such a phased increase in load and
Contract Demand shall not allow further phasing of the full contract demand
corresponding to the ultimate sanctioned load beyond the period of 6 months from
the release of connection as after 6 months from the date of release of
connection a consumer is required to be billed on the basis of the full
sanctioned load/contract demand.
35.1.2 If a consumer, who had not originally asked for phasing of load/demand as
sanctioned by the load sanctioning authority, offers at the time of submission
of the test report to connect up only a part of the load, he maybe allowed to
build up balance load in a maximum period of 6 months from the date of release
of connection. After the expiry of
6 months, if so requested by the consumer for building up the balance
load/demand, the case shall have to be submitted to CE/ Comm. for his approval,
who while permitting the extension beyond 6 months for building up the load on
merit of each individual case, shall specify that such building up of load
beyond 6 months is subject to the condition that the consumer shall be billed as
per the sanctioned load/contract demand corresponding to the ultimate load. Where the consumer does not come up with the request for extension of
time beyond 6 months for building up the balance load/demand, load/demand not
availed shall be deemed to have lapsed and the agreement with the consumer shall
have to be revised accordingly.
35.1.3 While permitting building up of load in phases, LS consumers shall not in
the first instance be allowed to connect less than 100 KW load and similarly MS
consumer shall not be allowed to connect load less than 20 KW.
35.1.4 During the period of building of load the contract demand of LS consumer
at different stages will be computed by dividing the actual connected load by
0.88. But where such a consumer
specifies both the connected load and Contract Demand, the same shall at no
stage be allowed to be less than the rating of highest capacity of single energy
consuming apparatus connected at that stage.
35.2 Undertaking for building up the load:
undertaking from all such industrial consumers who are allowed to build up the
load gradually should be taken in the following form to avoid unnecessary
blocking up of load and consequent loss of revenue:-
" I undertake to make up the load to the extent of the load
and demand sanctioned within a period of six months from the date of connection
failing which or in the event of any part of the load being disconnected later,
the application may be deemed to have been duly modified for the load actually
connected at the time of expiry of said period of six months and I further agree
to submit fresh agreement for the same."
35.3 Billing during the period of the building up the load:
35.3.1 The tariff for supply of power, during building up the load shall be
applied as per schedule of tariff applicable on the basis of load sanctioned and
not as per load connected from time to time.
35.3.2 Billing for first 6 months from release of connection:
Billing during first 6 months shall be done as per the load/demand
35.3.3 Billing after expiry of 6 months:
Billing shall be done on the basis on the ultimate sanctioned
load/contract demand. However,
where a consumer has not offered to avail the load after the expiry of 6 months,
his sanctioned load/contract demand is to be deemed to have been revised to the
extent of load/demand availed up to the expiry of 6 months and he shall be
billed on the basis of availed load/contract demand. New A&A forms shall be
obtained for execution of revised agreement as per undertaking.
35.4 Meter Rental:
meter rental should be levied according to the capacity of the meter
installed(and cost thereof as revised from time to time). The meter rent should
be revised when the meter is to be replaced by a higher capacity meter on
account of increase in connected load/contract demand.
35.5 Service Connection Charges:
Connection Charges on full sanctioned load will be recovered and no refund will
be allowed, even if the consumer does not build up the load after expiry of 6
35.6 Advance Consumption Deposit:
will be recovered on the full sanctioned load. In case the consumer is not able to build up the load after expiry of the
period of 6 months. 10% of ACD
calculated on the load not availed shall be forfeited and the balance will be
refunded to the consumer by adjusting in next energy bill after execution of
35.7 Load remaining unconnected at the expiry of six months:
An industrial consumer who fails to build up the load should not be
permitted to connect any load after expiry of the period of six months. If additional load is required by him after the said period, such request
shall be treated as an application for extension of load and be processed
accordingly. However, genuine cases
of hardship, where the consumer might not have been able to procure the
additional machinery for building up the balance load due to circumstances
beyond his control, may be referred to the CE/Commercial for consideration.
36. SPLITTING OF INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL LOAD:
36.1 Splitting of industrial load shall not be allowed.
36.2 Splitting of Agricultural Loads:
36.2.1 The splitting of existing AP Connections into two shall be allowed only
on genuine family partition duly registered in the revenue record to be produced
in the concerned operation sub-divisions.
36.2.2 The priority shall be admissible once only during the lifetime of a
36.2.3 The priority is admissible only to those who own land in their names
& splitted connections shall be allowed in the name of one of members of
joint family before partition.
36.2.4 The priority is admissible up to the stage of release of connection.
There shall be no restrictions on the issue of Demand Notice in such cases.
36.2.5 The priority shall be allowed by Sr. Xen/ASE/Op.
36.2.6 The connection released under this priority shall not qualify for sale
lease and transfer of connection or change of name for 5 years from the date of
release of connection.
36.2.7 The actual shifting charges subject to minimum of Rs.5,000/- shall be
recovered while allowing splitting & also shifting.
36.2.9 The splitting of AP load shall be allowed from one connection into two on
genuine/undisputed partition of land authenticated with the relevant revenue
record for tube well loads of 10 BHP and above.
37. SHIFTING OF CONNECTIONS:
37.1 Shifting of Industrial/Tube well connections:
an industrial/tube well consumer wants to shift his connection, it maybe allowed
by the AE/AEE/XEN/Sr.XEN/SE/CE/(Ops.) within their jurisdiction. Where shifting is from one zone to another, it shall be allowed by Chief
Engineer(Comml.). Such shifting
shall be subject to the following conditions:-
37.1.1 Connected load up to 20 KW - Rs. 500/- per Connection
37.1.2 Connected load above 20 KW and up to - Rs.1250/- per Connection
37.1.3 Connected load above 100 KW and - Rs.2500/- per Connection
up to 500 KW.
37.1.4 Connected load above 500 KW - Rs.5000/- per Connection.
37.2 The said fee shall be adjustable towards the cost of shifting as
mentioned in Para 37.3. The fee is
not refundable if consumer subsequently fails to avail shifting.
37.3 Shifting of Industrial Connection:
37.3.1 The consumer shall be required to pay shifting charges based on the
actual cost of shifting as per deposit estimate subject to minimum of service
connection charges @ Rs.500/- per KW instead of Rs.750/- per KW or at the rates
revised from time to time.
37.3.2 If the consumer does not want to pay the cost of augmentation/new
transformer where the same is warranted for shifting of connection, it shall not
be carried out and the consumer may be asked to apply for a new connection which
will be released as per the instructions in vogue and the consumer shall pay the
normal charges as applicable for a new connection.
37.3.3 Shifting in the same premises:
If an industrial connection is required to be shifted in the same
premises due to change/demolition of the existing building, the cost of
shifting(as a deposit work) shall be recoverable and it shall not be subject to
minimum of service connection charges.
37.4 Shifting of a Tube well connection:
37.4.1 Where shifting of tube well connection involves dismantlement of old
service line, erection of service line including augmentation/installation of
new transformer at the new site the consumer shall pay the entire cost as a
deposit work subject to minimum of Rs.5,000/-.
37.4.2. Where the tube well connection is required to be shifted(due to change of
bore) within the premises i.e. same killa of land or 200 feet from the existing
bore and if the tube well connection can be shifted by using the old LT service
cable only for the new site without any additional material, provided no LT/HT
line becomes idle after shifting, the shifting shall be carried out and the
initial shifting fee prescribed in Para 37.1 shall be payable.
37.4.3 Shifting/clubbing of tube well connection if necessitated due to low
water table shall be allowed after recovering the actual cost involved in such
shifting at the new site including dismantlement of old service line and
augmentation/installation of new transformer if any, without any condition of
recovering minimum charges of Rs.5,000/-.
37.4.4 The consumer requesting for shifting shall produce 'Fard' of the land where the connection is required to be shifted in token of
his being the owner of at least one acre of the land.
22.214.171.124 Any Agriculture tubewell connection in the state can be shifted to any
other place in the State and also in the name of any one else provided the
person in whose name tubewell connection is to be finally shifted/changed has
got agriculture land of minimum one acre for which he will provide the 'FARD' as
a proof of ownership of the land.
126.96.36.199 The Word "Family" will include the consumer his/ her
wife/husband, children, grand children and parents.
37.4.5 Change of site of connection before actual release:
applicant for a tube well connection can apply for change of site of connection
subject to the following stipulations:-
188.8.131.52 Request for change of site for installation of a tube well connection due
to unsuitability of land/water or sale of original land and purchase at a
different place or any other genuine reason may be accepted.
184.108.40.206 Change in site shall be done with the approval of AE/AEE/XEN, Sr.XEN/ASE,
SE/Dy. CE and CE/Ops. within his jurisdiction. Where change in site involves change of
sub-division/division/circle/zone, inter seniority shall be assigned as per new
sub division where application is so transferred. However, when the change of site is within the same sub division,
seniority shall remain unaltered.
220.127.116.11 The applicant should submit a proof of the ownership of the land where he
wants to get the connection due to change of site.
37.6 Simultaneous shifting and Change of name of Electric Connection:
of industrial and tube well connections shall normally be allowed in the name of
existing consumer. However, where
change of name has been effected in the name of a person other than the legal
heirs, the shifting of such a connection shall also be admissible at anytime
after the date of change of name. Similarly,
in case of shifted connections, change of name shall be allowed after shifting
of connection in any one's name without any time limit.
Note: Shifting /change of name in respect of tube well connection
released under priority category shall not be allowed within 5 years of release
of connection as per Regulation No. 13.5.5.
37.6.1 In case of shifting of tube well connections involving change of name
also, additional charges @ Rs.1,000/- per BHP shall be charged in such cases
from the persons other than that the legal heirs.
37.7 Shifting of general connection(DS/NRS) from one building to another:-
It shall be allowed by AE./AEE/XEN/Sr.XEN/SE/CE within their
jurisdiction. Where shifting is from one zone to another zone, the same shall be
allowed by CE/Commercial. The
consumers requesting for shifting of domestic/NRS connections shall be asked to
produce proof of ownership/rent deed etc. of the premises where the connection
is to be shifted. The cost of
shifting i.e. entire cost of dismantling the old service line and erection of
new service line at the new premises shall be payable by the consumer. However, additional shifting charges for domestic connection shall be
Rs.100/- per KW whereas for the NRS connection, these shall be Rs.200/- per KW
or part thereof.
37.8 Time Schedule for shifting of DS/ NRA/ Industrial/Tube well
time schedule is fixed for shifting of connection after the receipt of request.
37.8.1 Where shifting is within the same Sub-Divn. : Within 3 months
or Divn., and no augmentation is involved.
37.8.2 Where shifting is within same Circle but two : Within 6 months
Divisions are involved or augmentation is
37.8.3 Where shifting is within from one circle to Period to be specified
another and approval of CE is required. by CE Keeping in view the requirement of the system.
37.8.4 Where shifting is from one Zone to another : - do -
Zone and approval of C.E/Comml. is required
37.8.5 15 days notice shall be issued to the consumer/applicant for completion
of formalities i.e. deposit of estimated cost and submission of test report etc. The extra time taken by the consumer in excess of 15 days shall be in
addition to the above time schedule but in no case the period taken for
completion of works after receipt/verification of test report will exceed 3
38. CHANGE OF NAME:
38.1 Normally a consumer in accordance with Condition No.39 of the Conditions
of Supply shall not, without previous consent in writing of the Board, assign,
transfer or part with the benefit of his agreement with the Board. However, in case some consumer wants to transfer his
connection in the name of some body else, a request on Board's standard
application form by the person in whose name the connection is sought to be
transferred, should be made to the sub-division/sub-office of the Board
accompanied by the consent of existing consumer for change of name.
38.2 As soon as such a requisition is received, the JE should be directed to
visit the premises of the consumer for re-rating the installation so that the
new consumer is not held responsible for any alteration in the connected load
which may have been effected by existing consumer without the sanction of the
Board. In addition to this the J.E.
should check up that all the material and equipment of the Board installed at
the premises of the consumer is intact and has not bee tampered with. He should also find out , whether the change in name is motivated by
genuine requirements and not for evading payment of any dues. He may also record the probable period since when the new applicant has
been in occupation of the premises.
38.3 In case the J.E's report is satisfactory and there is no change in
connected load, the new consumer should be issued the demand notice for
depositing fresh ACD and other charges, if any. He should also be asked to give an undertaking to pay charges, if any,
outstanding against the present consumer and also those detected at a later
stage by the audit party. It
should, however, be kept in view that the issuance of demand notice should not
be delayed by more than 2/3 days on the receipt of the application so that all
the formalities in respect of change of name are completed within 7 days,
particularly where the old consumer can not be held responsible to pay the
energy charges in terms of Condition No.45 of the conditions of Supply according
to which a consumer desiring to lease, vacate or leave his premises is required
to give 7 days notice to the Board in writing of his intention together with the
opportunity for disconnecting the said premises and/or reading the meter or
38.4 After the new consumer complies with the demand notice, immediate action
should be taken to record the meter reading so that final bill for the old
consumer is made out and a new account No. for the new consumer allotted and his
account opened in the ledger for issuing him monthly/bimonthly bills. So far as
the old consumer is concerned, the amount of the final bill or any other chares
due from him should be immediately recovered. In case the old consumer does not
liquidate such arrears, these shall be payable by the new consumer as per the
undertaking given by him.
38.5 Even though no physical disconnection or reconnection maybe involved in
the process of change of name yet a disconnection order in form E.B CS-16 in
respect of old consumer and a service connection order in E.B.CS-12 in the name
of the new consumer should be issued so that necessary entries are made in the
account books. Steps should
simultaneously be taken to forward the agreement to the competent authority for
38.6 If the application for the change of name is received from such a person
who after taking possession of the premises has been utilizing the electric
connection, held in the name of old occupant, the change of name should only be
effected after he pays the old outstanding dues or at least a reasonable part
thereof in proportion to the period he has been occupying the premises.
38.7 Whenever it is not possible to effect the change of name within the
stipulated period of 7 days and the old consumer has already served the Board a
notice of 7 days, the connection should be disconnected with the notice to the
outgoing consumer, unless he applies in writing to the AE.AEE/XEN/(Ops.) to
continue supply till the new consumer completes all the formalities.
38.8 In case the J.E's report is satisfactory and there is no change in
connected load, the existing security/ACD may be transferred in the name of new
consumer on the request of old consumer and the new applicant will be required
to submit the following documents:-
38.8.1 Proof of change of ownership.
38.8.2 Consent of the original consumer for change of name and for transfer of
security/ACD in the name of new consumer.
38.8.3 Papers, such as A&A forms as required for new connection to be
submitted by the consumer seeking change in name.
38.8.4 An undertaking by the new consumer on a non judicial stamp paper to bear
all liabilities of the previous consumer.
38.8.5 As the new consumer is liable to pay ACD at the current rates as such he will pay difference of ACD and
other charges as may be due as per the rates in force from time to time.
38.8.6 The tube well consumer requesting for change of name will be required to
file affidavit( on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs.3/-) duly attested
indicating the right over the premises as the owner of the land and the motor
pumpset as a result of their purchase from the original consumer.
38.9 Change of name before actual release of connection:
38.9.1 Whenever an applicant dies before the release of connection to him, the
connection maybe released to his/her legal heir/heirs as per succession
certificate. In case of genuine
difficulty of the prospective consumer, the connection may be released as per
'WILL' of the deceased provided the Board is fully indemnified against all
38.9.2 For Tube well connections:-
In the event of sale of land to a new person, the tube well connection
can be released to him against the original application of the original owner
subject to fulfillment of following conditions:-
18.104.22.168 Submission of no objection certificate on non-judicial stamp paper of
Rs.15/- by the original applicant to the effect that he has no objection if
1. the tube well connection is released to the new owner of the land to whom
the land has been sold by him and
2. security ,earnest money or any other deposit made by him in his name is
transferred in the name of the new owner of the land.
22.214.171.124 Submission of documentary proof from the revenue authorities (Tehsildar/Patwari)
for sale of land by the original applicant to the new/present owner of the land
to whom the land has been sold.
126.96.36.199 Submission of new A&A form duly signed by the new/present owner of
188.8.131.52 The seniority in case of new applicant shall be reckoned from the date
the original applicant applied for tube well connection and submitted A&A forms as per commercial instructions in vogue.
38.10 Time Frame for Change of Name:
the submission of all the documents and deposit of various charges, the change
of name shall be allowed within the following time frame.
Connection up to 20 KW
Exceeding 20 KW and up to 100 KW
Exceeding 100 KW & up to 500
Exceeding 500 KW
38.11 Change of Name Without asking for AACD:
Change of name in respect of the
following cases should be effected through sanction/acceptance of A&A form
by the competent authority, without asking for any fresh ACD/Security.
38.11.1 For the conversion of a Private Limited Company to a Public Limited
38.11.2 A Limited Company registered under the Companies Act when applied for the
changes of name in accordance with the provisions of the Act and this change
does not affect the rights and liabilities of the company.
38.11.3 In the case of death of original consumer when change of name is
requested by his wife, son, daughter etc., necessitated by the operation of law
39. RECONNECTION OF A SERVICE LINE:
Restoration of supply shall be regulated as under:-
39.1 Necessity of reconnection of a service line will arise only when the
connection had been disconnected either owing to any default or the breach of
conditions of supply on the part of the consumer or where the disconnection was
affected on the request of the consumer himself on temporary basis.
39.2 In above cases the reconnection will be effected after the consumer has
removed the default and in the event of disconnection at his request, has asked
for the restoration of supply. The
consumer will be required to deposit the reconnection fee as per schedule of
general charges. Reconnection order
in E.B. Form CS-17 will be
issued to carry out the job. Normally
the supply will be restored on the terms and conditions as existed before
disconnection. However, if the
period of disconnection has been more than 6 months and the loading conditions
have undergone any material change during this period, necessary restrictions as
warranted by the new loading conditions may be imposed.
39.3 Disconnection as a result of breach of Conditions of Supply / non payment
39.3.1 Whenever the consumer does not make the payment of Board's dues or
violates the Conditions of Supply, the connection should be disconnected
temporarily after serving due notice as required under the Conditions of Supply. The connection should remain disconnected as long as the default is not
removed and reconnection is not sought within a period of one month. After expiry of one month the connection must be permanently disconnected
by removing the metering equipment or if the meter can not be removed, by
disconnecting from the pole.
39.3.2 In case the connection is not got re-connected within one month from the
date of temporary disconnection, it should be deemed to have been disconnected
permanently and levy of minimum charges be discontinued thereafter.
39.3.3 It should be ensured that TDCO(Temporary Disconnection Order) is actually
affected and the meter reading is recorded in the TDCO at the time of
disconnection. In case meter
readings can not be taken, the service cable should be removed and mention about
these facts should be made in the TDCO itself.
39.4 Reconnection within One Year:
the consumer removes the default/clears the outstanding dues and seeks
reconnection within a period of 1 year from the date of permanent disconnection,
reconnection be allowed by the operation officers, provided the consumer pays
the minimum charges for the actual period of disconnection. In addition the consumer should pay reconnection charges, service rentals
and meter rentals, if applicable. Loading
conditions permitting, the reconnection may be allowed on old terms &
39.4.1 Reconnection for all categories of connections may only be allowed within
one year of permanent disconnection. The
date of permanent disconnection shall be deemed to be effective after one month
of date of actually effecting the temporary D.C.O.
184.108.40.206 Tube well connections which are lying permanently disconnected prior to
agriculture power supply being made free may be reconnected subject to
availability of the system and recovery of Rs.5000/- lumpsum per connection as
Service Connection Charges besides recovering outstanding dues if any. The reconnection shall only be allowed in respect of those AP
connections, which were released originally on regular/permanent basis but
disconnected due to non payment of electricity dues prior to power supply to AP
Pump sets was made free.
220.127.116.11 The reconnection of permanently disconnected tube well connections beyond
one year shall be governed by the terms & conditions of SR 39.4 except that
no MMC for the period of the electricity supply remained free for AP tube well
consumers( i.e. from 14.2.97 to 30.9.2002) shall be recovered.
39.4.2 Ordinarily no idle service line, except in case of an industrial
consumer, should be allowed to exist for more than six months from the date of
issue of permanent DCO. If theft of
energy is apprehended, the service line should be dismantled immediately. However, in such cases where SE/Dy.CE/Op. is satisfied that
there is a definite possibility of reconnection of supply, the service line may
be allowed to remain intact up to a maximum period of one year from the date of
issue of PDCO(Permanent Disconnection Order). In such a case, the SE/Dy. CE(Ops.) should record his observation, which
should be placed in consumer file.
However, in case of all Industrial Customers, feeding service line(HT/LT)
including transformer ( if it is individually installed) shall be dismantled and returned to the stores within 30 days from the
date of PDCO. Only in exceptional
cases where the line is in partial use by other customers and where there is a
justification for the connected load on the line, the dismantling of the line
and transformer may not be carried out with the specific approval of SE/Dy.CE(OP)
39.4.3 Reconnection shall be allowed for the original load. No reconnection shall be allowed after one year of PDCO except in case of
sick industrial units declared by BIFR.
39.4.4 Before allowing reconnection, defaulting amount, if any, reconnection
fee, service/meter rentals and monthly minimum charges for the entire period of
disconnection shall be recovered.
39.4.5 Reconnection shall be allowed, if it is technically feasible at the time
of reconnection to allow the load. Thus
where reconnection involves augmentation of existing Grid Sub-station/pole
Mounted Sub-Station, the reconnection may not be allowed. However, if augmentation of mains/sub-mains etc. or relaying of service
line is involved, the reconnection may be allowed after recovering the cost as
per Para 39.4.6 below.
39.4.6 Before allowing reconnection defaulting amount, reconnection fee, service
/meter rentals shall be recovered. Also
the MMC for the entire period of disconnection or actual expenditure on
reconnecting the service line or augmentation of mains/sub-mains etc. whichever
is more, shall be recovered.
39.4.7 Reconnection of a tube well connection within 16 KM belt of international
border ('A' category Border Area) shall be allowed within one year period as
stipulated above but in this case monthly minimum charges shall be recoverable
for one month only.
39.5 In case of reconnection, after temporary or permanent disconnection, the
original agreement of the consumer needs to be reviewed and such restrictions
may be imposed upon the consumer as may be warranted by the latest loading
conditions and other circumstances. Fresh
agreement may be got signed if deemed necessary.
39.6 Fresh A&A form must accompany the application for reconnection after
permanent disconnection. However,
service connection charges are not to be recovered.
39.7 Reconnecting a Sick Industrial Unit:
industrial unit declared sick by the BIFR will be allowed to be reconnected even
after the expiry of one year from permanent disconnection. Such sick industrial units will be reconnected subject to the following
39.7.1 No minimum charges maybe charged from industrial units declared sick by
BIFR after PDCO.
39.7.2 On reconnection the consumer shall be required to pay service connection
charges at the prevailing rate or the cost of service line or augmentation of
the mains/sub-mains, whichever is higher. However,
in case the service line is existing and no augmentation of
mains/sub-mains/transformer is required, the consumer will not be required to
pay service connection charges or cost of service line etc. and in such cases
only reconnection fee/service/meter rental alongwith defaulting amount, if any
shall be recoverable.
39.8 Requisite certificate with regard to declaration of unit as sick by the
BIFR shall be produced by the applicant/consumer.
39.9 If reconnection is desired by a person other than the original consumer,
it will be considered as an application for a new connection.
40. CHANGE OF INDUSTRY OR ADDITION THERETO:
40.1 At the time of release of connection an industrial consumer should be
required to intimate the industry/industries he will operate with the power
obtained from PSEB. The consumer
should also intimate the daily timings/shift for which he will utilize the
connection. No. of working days in
a months shall also be intimated by him. Whenever
there is any change in industry or working time, due intimation should be given
by the consumer to the AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.).
40.2 If an industrial consume wants to change or install machinery for some
additional industry through spare pulleys and driving shaft on the original
motor, normally such an arrangement may not be objected to. However, if the consumer wants to install any industry
causing pollution, he should obtain No Objection Certificate from the Pollution
Control Board. If the new industry
is likely to adversely effect the supply to the other consumers, it may not be
allowed. Change of industry will be
regulated as under:-
40.2.1 The sanctioned load or contract demand of the consumer is not exceeded.
40.2.2 Use of the new appliances/apparatus is not prejudicial to the supply
system of the Board and does not in anyway interfere with the efficient supply
of energy to other consumers.
40.3 Installation of additional machinery within the existing load results in
an improved load factor and accordingly the installation of additional industry
within the sanctioned load should be accommodated. However, for carrying out any such change of industry, consumer is
required to get prior sanction from the competent load sanctioning authority. The consumer is also required to give a fresh test report, if any changes
are made in electrical installation.
40.4 Whenever tube well consumers run other industries on their connections,
they should be charged on the basis of relevant schedule of industrial tariff
besides charges for malpractice and in addition electricity duty will be
40.5. In order to stop misuse of industrial/tube well connections following
instructions should be followed:-
40.5.1 No tube well connection under AP Schedule of tariff shall be given in an
industrial/commercial establishment or where there is no agricultural land for
agricultural production. Such
establishment may get tube well load under Non-Residential Tariff or Industrial
40.5.2 If an existing tube well connection released under AP tariff is used for
industrial /Commercial purpose, the industrial tariff should be charged and load
of such tube well should be clubbed with the existing industrial load.
40.6 However, chaff cutters, cane crushers and wheat threshers can be run on
existing tube well connections by individual farmers for their own use and not
for commercial purposes.
41. CONNECTED LOAD REGISTER EB FROM CS-24- DIRECTION FOR USE OF
41.1 Purpose of Register: In
every sub-division and sub-office, a connected load register in E.B. form CS-24
shall be maintained for the following purposes:-
41.1.1 Balancing the load on feeders by phases,.
41.1.2 Anticipating the necessity for augmenting the capacities of feeders,
switches, transformers etc.
41.1.3 Compilation of connection returns
41.2 Recording Entries:
registers will be maintained by J.E. and entries will be made therein in
accordance with the following instructions.
41.2.1 The opening entry in the register should be made on Ist Jan from the
connection return for the month of December. If the registers have already been put into force, the totals of the
registers up to 31st December should be verified with the actual load
and then carried over to Ist Jan of the next year.
41.2.2 A separate register should be used for each sub-station. For Sub-stations of smaller capacity only one register may be used by
allotting a portion of it for each sub-station.
41.2.3 Capacity of the transformer should be written at the top.
41.2.4 For the purposes of controlling the balancing of load on various feeders
and different phases in a feeder, the connected load of each 3 phase consumer
should be proportioned amongst the three phases in a feeder.
41.3 Recording of Connection/Disconnection:
In order to keep the connected load registers up to date entry of
connected load shall be made in this register before any SCO/DCO is signed by
AE/AEE/XEN(Op.) or R.A. It will be
obligatory on the part of RA/ AE/AEE/XEN(Op.) to check the cross entry of
connected load on the SCO or DCO by indicating the page No. of the connected
load register where the details of connected load have been entered before any
SCO or DCO is signed for issue.
41.3.1 The exact particulars of each consumer connected or disconnected should
be entered in columns 1 to 7.
41.3.2 Connections will be entered in blue ink and disconnections in red ink.
41.4 Month-wise Totals: Each register should be totaled on the last
working day of the month and the connection return prepared from this register.
41.5 Official Responsible for Correctness: The register shall be
initialed by the J.E. daily in token of the correctness of that day's entries
and signed monthly by the AE/AEE/XEN(Op.) after the totals have been struck.
42. RELEASE OF INDUSTRIAL CONNECTION SPONSERED BY UDYOG SAHAYAK:
sponsored by Udyog Sahayak of the industries Deptt. of the Punjab Govt. shall be
dealt with as under:-
42.1 The application duly filed and signed by the applicant on the prescribed
forms as laid down in Regulation Nos.3 to 5 shall be witnessed by Udyog Sahayak
and forwarded to the concerned AE/AEE/XEN(Op.) alongwith requisite earnest money
or Advance Consumption Deposit for processing the same for feasibility clearance or sanction of load etc. The
applications sponsored by Udyog Sahayak maybe accepted by the concerned
authority and relevant particulars be entered in the Service Register. Thus in
the cases sponsored by Udyog Sahayak, the applicants will neither be asked to
sign the papers in the presence of PSEB officers/officials nor these shall be
further got witnessed.
42.2 In case of any shortcoming being noticed , with reference to commercial
instructions in vogue, the same shall be brought to the notice of entrepreneurs
under intimation to Udyog Sahayak for compliance but the applications as
sponsored by Udyog Sahayak shall be received and registered.
42.3 Following time limits have been prescribed for approval/clearance of
cases sponsored by Udyog Sahayak and it has to be ensured that the same are
42.3.1 For loads up to 20 KW:
of Demand Notice
of connection after compliance of demand notice.
42.3.2 For MS (21 KW to 99 KW):
of Demand Notice
of connection after compliance of demand notice
42.3.3 For LS( Up to 500 KW):-
of Demand Notice
of connection after compliance of demand notice
42.3.4 For LS (above 500 KW) at 11KV:
of Demand Notice
of connection after compliance of demand notice
42.4 Actual release of connection shall be subject to various
regulations/instructions issued by the Board/Punjab Government from time to
43. INDEPENDENT 11 KV FEEDER FOR CONTINUOUS INDUSTRY:
43.1 For a continuous process industry an 11 KV independent feeder is provided
at the cost of the consumer. There
may be cases where the consumer got a connection after paying the service
connection charges but later on requested that he may be given the status of
continuous process industry and the 11 KV feeder installed may be treated as
independent feeder. Request of the
consumer may be acceded to subject to the following conditions:-
43.1.1 Where an industrial consumer, getting supply from 11 KV feeder
exclusively meant for him, applies for independent feeder, he shall be entitled
for conversion of existing 11 KV industrial feeder to an independent feeder
provided he has paid the entire cost of 11 KV feeder inclusive of OCB/VCB with
16% establishment charges. Where he
has paid only the proportionate cost of OCB/VCB, he shall be required to pay the
full cost of OCB/VCB with 16% establishment charges and the proportionate cost
already paid by him on this account shall be subtracted while preferring the
additional claim on this account. Such
a consumer shall not be required to pay present day cost of 11 KV independent
feeder with 16% establishment charges or that difference of the present day cost
of independent feeder and the cost already paid by him with 16% establishment
charges at the time of release of connection through industrial feeder.
43.1.2 Where supply to other industrial/general consumers is also being given
from such an industrial feeder, before conversion of such feeder to any
independent feeder, the supply to other consumers shall be shifted on other 11
KV feeders, if so feasible, at the cost of consumer seeking an independent
feeder supply character. Where the
other industrial/general consumers can not be shifted to other feeders, new 11
KV feeder as deemed necessary and justified on load/technical consideration
shall be erected at the cost of such consumer with 16% establishment charges
before allowing him independent supply.
44. RELEASE OF SINGLE POINT SUPPLY CONNECTION TO THE GOVT. HOSPITALS AND
RESIDENTIAL COLONIES OF PSEB, PAP ,PUNJAB POLICE, BSF, CRPF, ETC. & OTHER
GOVT. COLONIES / PVT COLONIES INCLUDING UPCOMING COLONIES.
Single point supply connections shall be given to Government Hospitals,
and residential colonies of PSEB, PAP, Punjab Police, BSF,CRPF & other Govt.
Colonies / Private Colonies including upcoming colonies with metering at 11 KV
under DS tariff. The salient
features are as under:-
44.1 Colonies /areas which are prone to higher incidence of theft of energy
may be out sourced to private parties for minimizing the incidence of theft of
44.2 Billing shall be done through Single Point Metering at 11 KV. However, the Incharge/Manager/Contractor shall be authorized to collect
the consumption charges as per individual billing also to be done by the Board.
The consumption recorded at Single Point shall be reduced by 20% in case of
outsourcing to private colonies to account for the distribution losses,
transformation losses, handling charges and some incentive for minimizing
incidence of theft of energy and 18% in case of single point metering by the
Board in respect of upcoming colonies. All
the changes in the existing system &metering at 11 KV shall be carried out
by the Board at its own cost.
44.3 The Board shall continue to provide 11 KV/distribution system, maintain
it, release new connections individually by installing the new meters, replace
the defective meters( as reported by owner /Manager /Contractor) and raise
billing on the basis of both individual as well as Single Point Metering.
44.4 On account of failure to make payment of bills raised on one point
metering, it shall attract levy of late payment surcharge as applicable to DS
44.5 Surveillance against theft
of energy shall be done by Incharge/ Manager/ Contractor of such colonies.
44.6 The disconnection of the individual defaulting premises could be effected
by the owner/manager of the colony at its own level or with the assistance of
Board?s technical staff.
44.7 All Chief Engineers/ Distribution shall out source one colony having
maximum incidence of theft of energy on trial basis and compare the results of
the Single Point Metering done by PSEB in all residential Govt./PSEB colonies
with private colonies out sourced and apprise the Board about the reduction
caused in incidence of theft of energy and buoyancy in revenue receipts etc.
.44.8 Guidelines for single point supply system
44.8.1 Upcoming Govt Colonies:
The Single Point Supply system at 11 KV shall be developed by PSEB by
providing a suitable distribution transformer of 11/.4 KV and other allied
equipments and also by installing suitable 11 KV meter with CT/PT. Thus no cost of transformer and allied equipments as well as
meter security etc. are required to be recovered. Incharge of the colony shall ensure deposit of ACD/SCC as applicable to
domestic consumers for all the residential units of the colony whether occupied
or un-occupied in lump sum. Thereafter
PSEB shall lay LD system and provide meters on each and every individual
residential unit. All the
connections shall be released simultaneously and the Incharge of the colony
shall ensure that MMC for all such un-occupied residential units are also paid
as per PSEB tariff conditions w.e.f. date of connection. The supply shall be given (As far as possible)from the nearest urban
feeder so as to ensure adequate & quality supply to such residents. The Bills shall be raised for individual consumers and shall be paid by
the Incharge/Owner/Manager of the colony. The
agreement shall also be signed with the Incharge of the colony for the single
point supply. However, connections shall also be released in individual
name/occupant after getting the A&A forms & after completing the other
requisite formalities. In case of
un-occupied quarters shall be released in the name of Manager of colony &
later on changed in the name of actual occupant without recovering any
additional ACD. The electric connections for providing essential services in the
residential colonies like, water supply, Street Light, Offices & Clubs,
Hospitals & shopping centres etc. shall be released under relevant tariff
for which individual agreements shall be signed by the Manager/Owner of the
colony. The energy consumed at the individual premises should be equal to the
total energy recorded at the single point supply meter after allowing for loss
of 18%. In case the total consumption of the individual residents is
less than the consumption recorded at the single point meter less permissible
losses, the difference shall be payable by the Incharge of the colony.
44.8.2 Existing Government/PSEB's/ Colonies:
the LD system already exists Board may install either 11 KV HT meter or LT meter
for recording total consumption in the colony. In case the total consumption of the individual residences and other
premises is less than consumption recorded at the single point meter less
permissible losses i.e. 18% in case
of HT meter installed and 15% in case of LT meter installed difference shall be
payable by the Incharge of the colony. In
case the Incharge of the existing colony/residents of the colony desire single
point supply then the same may be considered and allowed on the pattern of the
upcoming colonies discussed in 44.8.1.
18.104.22.168 In case of PSEB Colonies, electricity consumption of PSEB works including
supply to Rest Houses, Water Works, Clubs, Street Lights etc. shall also be
suitably metered and consumption to that extent shall be billed under relevant
tariff. The recovery of the same
shall be made through book transaction. Suitable
adjustment on account of consumption made at Board's works /free supply to Board
employees/Scheduled Caste shall be given in the bill raised on single point
metering of PSEB colonies. Similar adjustment shall be given in the bills of the
individual Board employees/Scheduled castes.
44.8.3 Upcoming Private Colonies:
The developer/society shall lay down the LD system within the
colony and adequate infrastructure through govt. approved contractor at 11 KV. In the case of upcoming private colonies the individual connection may be
given to the allottee of the residential colonies. As and when the allottees of the individual residential units occupy the
houses allotted to them, they shall have to pay ACD/SCC as applicable to
domestic consumer because PSEB has to incur expenditure in
generation/transmission/distribution & will also have to provide service
cable from the LD system laid by the developer and also to provide meter at the
premises for which meter security shall have to be paid by the occupant. Total consumption of the occupied houses should be equal to the
consumption recorded at the single point supply meter less the permissible
losses @ 20% in case HT meter is
provided and 17% in case of LT meter is provided. In case this consumption is less , the difference in
consumption shall be payable by the developer/society for which agreement for
single point supply at 11 KV shall be made with developer for which no separate
ACD or SCC shall be recovered.
22.214.171.124 While entering into agreement with the Incharge of the colony, 25% of the
ACD for total load of the colony (as per rates applicable to DS consumers) shall
be recovered which will be in addition to ACD recoverable from individual
126.96.36.199 In the PUDA/PUDA approved colonies L.D. System shall be laid down by the
PUDA/Developer as per standard design of the Board & IE Rules and detailed
sketch of L.D. System alongwith specification of material shall be got approved
by PUDA/Developer from respective SE/Operation of the Board and work shall be
carried out strictly as per approved sketch. After the L.D. System is completed, the 11 KV system including
distribution transformer(s) shall be got approved from the C.E.I and L.T.Lines
shall be inspected by the concerned SDO/Operation of the Board. Thereafter, the L.D. System shall be taken over by PSEB and energized for
release of connections to different individual consumers in the Urban
Estate/Colonies by the Board. ACD , fixed SCC & variable SCC beyond 150m
shall be recovered from individual applicants. Such colonies shall be given
single point supply as per the instructions.
44.8.4 Existing private colonies:
shall provide at its cost HT meter or LT meter as is technically and
commercially feasible to have a counter check on the energy consumed in the
colony to regulate the units billed/recovered in the concept of single point
metering on the terms & conditions outlined in Clause-44.8.3 above.
44.9 Besides individual agreement with dwellers of such colonies the agreement
with manager/owner of the colony for receiving supply at 11 KV shall also be
made with the undertaking that the difference in consumption as recorded by the
Single Point metering and the sum total of individual consumption shall be paid
by the manager/owner of the colony. Rebate as applicable in consumption shall be
allowed at Single Point Metering at 11 KV.
45. RELEASE OF CONNECTIONS FROM 24 Hrs URBAN PATTERN SUPPLY FEEDERS FOR
Release of connections from urban pattern supply feeders for villages
will be regulated as under:-
45.1 Within Phirni:- All categories of metered supply connections
(existing/new) falling within
phirni of the village except AP T/wells are covered in the scheme and can be
allowed from '24 hours supply feeder' by extending supply system through 3-phase
45.2 Within 500 metres of Phirni:- All categories of
consumers(existing/new) falling within 500 metres of the phirni of village
except AP T/wells are entitled for supply from urban pattern supply feeder as
part of scheme. Supply shall ,
however, be given through single phase LT Line for loads up to 10 KW and through
3-Phase HT line for loads above 10 KW and up to 100 KW by installing suitable
capacity transformer outside the premises of the consumer and LT service cable
without laying any 3-phase, 4-Wire O/H system.
Note:- In case of 3-Phase connections with a motive load
less than 10 KW meant for water supply system owned by Public Health or any
other Local Body, 24 hours supply may be given at the cost of the consumer by
erecting a separate 11 KV HT Line, distribution transformer, 3-Phase LT cable
without laying any 3-Phase, 4-wire- Overhead LT Line.
45.3 Beyond 500 meters of Phirni:
45.3.1 Existing connections: Existing
consumers including poultry farm connections , except AP tubewells located
beyond 500 metres of the phirni shall be entitled for Urban Pattern supply facility provided they pay the actual cost of
works involved in the shifting of supply lines etc. alongwith 16% establishment
charges. 24 Hours supply to Poultry farm(s) located in rural areas shall be
released at 11 KV supply voltage and consumer shall be required to install his
own transformer. Metering will be
done on LT side and consumption shall be enhanced by 3% to cover the
transformation losses. Existing Industrial Consumers shall be given 24 hours
urban pattern supply and metered on 11 KV after shifting. The requisite changes in the system for this purpose shall be made at the
188.8.131.52 While giving 24 hours supply to villages, PSEB should also provide the
religious place(s) (Gurudwaras, Mandirs, Masjidis and Churches only) with 24
hours supply even if such place(s) fall beyond 500 metres of village phirni
without any extra cost to these consumers. However, this facility shall only be applicable to place(s) of historical
importance as certified by the office of concerned Deputy Commissioner. 24 Hours supply shall only be provided for lighting and drinking water
motor for loads up to 10 KW, for which single phase line shall be provided. No 3-Phase motor shall be allowed to run from this line.
184.108.40.206 To release connection(s) from Urban Pattern Supply feeders to Government
Schools free of cost in those villages which have already been provided Urban
Pattern Supply subject to the
condition that the distance of such school(s) should not be more than 1 KM from the Phirni of the village. 24Hrs supply
shall only be provided for lighting and drinking water motor for loads up to 10
KW, for which single phase line shall be provided. No 3-Phase motor shall be allowed to run from this line
45.3.2 New Connections: All new single phase or three phase
consumers(except AP) without any upper load limit beyond 500 metres of Phirni
shall also be required to get the 11 KV line erected at their cost alongwith 16%
establishment charges and they shall be required to install their own
transformers. The consumer shall
have the option to get the supply metered at 11 KV or at LT with 3%
transformation charges depending upon the Load. While extending single phase or three phase 11 KV line(including
distribution transformer) in all cases, it shall be ensured by Sr.Xen/Op. that
this is not misused by AP tube well consumers in any case.
220.127.116.11 Beyond 500 Metres of Village Phirni Cluster of houses/Dhanis/Farm Houses
shall be connected on Urban Pattern feeder through Single Phase 11 KV line to be
erected at the cost of the consumer alongwith 16% establishment charges for
which suitable capacity of single phase transformer shall also be provided at
the cost of the consumer(s). Option
of metering in their case shall be at 11 KV or LT with 3% transformation
45.3.3 For the release of industrial connection, the conditions for getting
statutory NOCs from the concerned agencies like PPCB etc, shall have to be
arranged by the concerned consumer.
45.4 Loads above 100 KW shall be allowed only at 11KV and metering shall also
be done on HT.
45.5 In case of farm houses having T/Well connections, the facility of urban
pattern supply shall be given for residential purpose only through single phase
45.6 No new AP tube well connection shall be allowed from urban pattern supply
feeders or rural feeders within the phirni of the villages. Shifting of existing
tube well connections shall not be allowed on the Urban Pattern supply feeders.
45.7 There shall be no maximum limit on the release of load to individual
industrial consumers from Urban Pattern Supply Feeders provided the loading
condition & voltage regulation of the line so permit.
45.8 The applicants for all categories (except AP) of new connections falling
beyond 500 metres of phirni shall be required to pay normal service connection
charges or actual cost whichever is higher.
45.9 The village Panchayats will deposit following amount as their village
share for getting urban patter supply depending upon the population of the
villages as under:-
Population(As per 1991 Census) (Nos.)
Village Share Chargeable (Rs.)
Up to 1000
Above 1000 & up to 3000
46. RELEASE OF POWER CONNECTIONS TO INDUSTRIAL UNITS BEING SET UP IN RURAL
order to provide requisite infra-structure for the expeditious release of power
connections to the Entrepreneurs interested in setting up Industrial Units in
127 No. Rural Focal Points planned by Punjab Govt.(List attached in Appendix______) Board/Licensee shall erect & Maintain 11
KV lines & Pole Mounting sub-stations in the Rural Focal Points subject to
the following conditions:-
46.1 A sum of Rs.5,000/- for each Rural Focal Point shall be deposited with
PSEB by the State Government.
46.2 For the release of connection each consumer/consumers shall pay all other
charges as per the prevailing instructions of the Board/Licensee barring the
cost of 11 KV line & Pole Mounting sub-station.
46.3 Only one 11 KV feeder shall be drawn for one focal point from nearest
Grid Sub-Station at the cost of the Board/Licensee which shall be utilized for
the release of connections to SP,MS & LS consumers. Cost of 11 KV VCB shall
also be borne by the Board/Licensee.
46.4 The erection of the 11 KV Feeder shall be carried out as per the
standardization instructions circulated vide Std. Inst. No.26 by Director/DS
Engg. & SI so that the capacity of the VCB is fully utilized and standards
laid by the Board/Licensee are adhered strictly.
46.5 For all, SP & MS consumers P/M Sub-Stations shall be provided by the
Board/Licensee whereas LS consumers shall have their own distribution
46.6 These instructions shall be applicable to consumers interested in
connections within Rural Focal Points only and not outside their periphery.