ELECTRICITY SUPPLY REGULATIONS
(SECTION-II)
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 recovered.

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):

3.2.5.1 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 competent Authority(PUDA).

3.2.5.2 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 Committee.

3.2.5.3 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.

3.2.5.4 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 notification.

3.2.5.5 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.

3.2.5.6 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 land starts.

3.2.5.7 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.

3.2.5.8 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.

3.2.5.9 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:-

S.No

Designation of the Officer

:

Jurisdiction (Districts)

i)

Administrator, Punjab Urban Planning & Development Authority, SAS Nagar

:

Roopnagar & Hoshiarpur

ii)

Administrator PUDA, Jalandhar

:

Jalandhar & Kapurthala

Amritsar &Gurdaspur

iii)

Administrator, PUDA, Ludhiana

:

Ludhiana & Sangrur

iv)

Administrator, PUDA, Bhatinda

:

Bhatinda, Faridkot, Mansa & Ferozepur.

v)

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.

3.2.6.1 Industrial Units located within the Industrial focal points set up by the Deptt. of Industries/PSIEC.

3.2.6.2 Industrial Units located in villages (list given in Annexure- ) which fall entirely within Free Enterpreneur Zone.

3.2.6.3 Reconnection orders where there is no increase in load.

3.2.6.4 Agricultural power supply connections.

3.2.6.5 Connections for residential purposes within the lal lakir or phirni of a village subject to the report of Patwari concerned.

3.2.6.6 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 PUDA.

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:-

 
 

3.3.3.1 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 disputed amount.

3.3.3.2 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:-

 
 

3.3.3.2.1 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.

3.3.3.2.2 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 Committee..

3.3.3.2.3 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.

3.3.3.3 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:

An 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.

3.5.1.1 Release of more than one connection in DS premises is allowed subject to the following conditions:-

 
 

3.5.1.1.1 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.

 
 

3.5.1.1.2 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.

 
 

3.5.1.1.3 If the existing consumer except those covered under Para-3.5.1.1.1 to 3.5.1.1.2 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 -3.5.1.1.1 to 3.5.1.1.2 for getting separate connection/sub-meter.

3.5.1.1.4 The ACD payable by the tenant( in case connection is released to him) shall be double the existing ACD Charges.

3.5.1.1.5 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.

3.5.1.1.6 The existing consumers shall have the option, either to club their connections opt for paying highest slab charges as indicated above.

3.5.1.1.7 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.

3.5.1.1.8 Supply to all connections in the same premises should be fed from the same transformer but through independent service cable.

3.5.1.1.9 All the meters provided on the different connections shall be installed near the gate to avoid any chance of theft of energy.

3.5.1.2 Resale and sub-metering of supply to tenants or members of the same family residing in one premises shall be permitted.

3.5.1.3 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 under NRS.

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 temporary arrangement.

3.5.2.1 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 acceptable.

3.5.2.2 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 energy.

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.

3.5.5.1 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.

3.5.6.1 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 Para 3.5.6.

3.5.6.2 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 tariff.

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)

Known 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.

Dated____________day of____________200__.

(To be attested and signed by Notary Public or First Class Magistrate)

Witness Sd/-

with seal for and on behalf of

_______________________

Witness

Accepted_______________

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 agreement.

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 executants.

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 the Board.

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 applicable).

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.

4.2.1.1 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 tariff.

4.2.1.2 Contract demand exceeding the above limit and up to 20 MVA shall be catered on 33/66 KV at the discretion of the Board.

4.2.1.3 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 area.

4.2.1.4 Contract demand exceeding 35 MVA shall be catered at 132/220 KV.

4.2.1.5 All Arc furnace loads shall be released at supply voltage of 33/66 KV or above as decided by the authority sanctioning the load.

4.2.1.6 Extension in load within the sanctioned contract demand.

It shall be dealt with as per Regulation No.20.3

4.2.1.6.1 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.

4.2.2 Deleted

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 contract demand.

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 supply.

 
 

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.

4.3.1.1 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 main criteria.

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 given above.

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 entertained.

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 furnace.

5.6 Deleted

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.

5.8.2.1 Consumers who have already been allowed supply at 11 KV temporarily with 17.5% surcharge pending change over to requisite higher voltage level

5.8.2.2 New consumers being allowed supply at 11 KV with 17.5% surcharge temporarily until conversion of supply to the higher voltage level under which they fall.

5.8.2.3. 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.

5.8.2.4. 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 sanction.

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 authority.

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 mentioned.

6.5.4 Agreement for street lighting has the following three alternatives:

6.5.4.1 When initial and subsequent installation and replacement of street light fittings and lamps are carried out at the cost of the Board.

6.5.4.2 When initial installation and subsequent replacement of street lighting fittings and lamps are carried out at the cost of the consumer.

6.5.4.3 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:

If 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.

No 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 Board.

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 therewith.

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--VIS INSTALLATION OF AIR/WATER POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT:

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 to establish.

 
 

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:

8.1.3.1 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.

8.1.3.2 The investment of industry is not more than 25 lacs on plant and machinery.

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 Board.

8.1.8 The clearance certificate should be obtained from the following offices of Pollution Control Board in the prescribed format.

8.1.9

S.No.

Address of the Regional Office

:

Area of Operation

1

Environmental Engineer

Punjab Pollution Control Board 148-D Civil Lines, Patiala

:

Patiala, Roop Nagar, Sangrur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mukatsar Districts.

2.

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.

3.

Environmental Engineer-II Punjab Pollution Control Board 3291, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana

:

Ludhiana District excluding area under Sr.No.2

4.

Environmental Engineer Punjab Pollution Control Board 118,Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Jalandhar

:

Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur Districts.

5.

Environmental Engineer, Punjab Pollution Control Board 74,Chandanpuri, Taylor Road, Amritsar.

:

Gurdaspur and Amritsar Districts.

6.

Environmental Engineer, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Mansa Road, Bhatinda

:

Bhatinda, Ferozepur, Mansa and Faridkot Districts

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

In 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 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 the Panchayat.

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.

As 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 from

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 nearest stack.

 

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.

 

8.3.4.1 Emission standards for S.P.M.(mg/Nm3) 750 *

 

8.3.4.2 Inside the building(μg/Nm3) TLV of air(to be

controlled by Director

of Factories.

* 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

8.3.5.1 No Brick Jali or open structure should be allowed in the processing shed.

8.3.5.2 All processing sheds should be enclosed.

8.3.5.3 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.

8.3.5.4 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.

S.P.(mg/Nm3) 750

8.3.6.1 The existing units not meeting the prescribed siting guidelines will meet a stack emission standards of 500 mg/Nm3.

8.3.6.2 CODE OF PRACTICE.

8.3.6.2.1 Approach road within the premises of brick kiln area should be pucca/stabilized matter at the source itself.

8.3.6.2.2 Brick kiln units should use crushed coal for better burning efficiency.

8.3.6.2.3 Bricks should be laid in a staggered manner gravity chamber.

8.3.6.2.4 Height of chimney/stack should be atleast 30 metres.

8.3.7 Emission standards for cement plants and Grinding Units.

8.3.7.1 200 tpd and less S.P.M.(Mg/Nm3)

i) Existing unit 400

ii) New Units 250

8.3.7.2 Greater than 200 tpd 150

8.3.7.3 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 mg/NM3.

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 pressure.

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 avoided.

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 vehicles movement.

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.

8.5. Deleted

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 their application.

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 additional load:-

9.2.1.1 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.

9.2.1.2 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:

Advance 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

5. L.S.

(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:

 
 

The 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:-

1.

LT Single Phase Energy Meter

(a) Electro-mechanical Type

(b) Electronic Type

 

 

:

:

 

Rs.600/-

Rs.600/-

2.

LT Three Phase Poly Phase Meters without CTs

(a) Electro-mechanical Type

(b) Static/Electronic Type

 

 

:

:

 

Rs.800/-

Rs.1500/-

3.

LT Three Phase CT meters (without CTs)

(a) Electro-mechanical Type

(b) Static/Electronic Type

 

 

:

:

 

Rs.1,000/-

Rs.4,000/-

4.

LT/TPT Metering equipment (without CTs.)

(a) Electro-mechanical Type

(b) Static/Electronic Type

 

 

:

:

 

Rs.7,500/-

Rs.15,000/-

5,

HT/TPT metering equipment (E/M) without CTs/PTs units other than L&G make

:

 

Rs.8,000/-

 

6.

HT/TPT Solid State metering equipment without CTs/PTs units.

 

:

Rs.10,000/-

7.

L.T.-C.Ts

(a) 50/5A

(b) 100/5, 150/5, 200/5, 300/5, 400/5 A

 

:

:

 

Rs.800/-

Rs.400/-

8.

HT-CT/PT Unit

:

Rs.25,000/-

The 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:

Whenever 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:

As 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 avoid confusion.

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 simultaneously.

10.7 Acknowledging receipt of application:

The 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 SENIORITY LISTS.

11.1 Entry in Service Connection Register:

The 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.

General Supply Applications : No Symbol

Industrial Supply Applications : ' I '

Agriculture Supply Applications : ' A '

Public Lighting : ' PL'

Bulk Supply : ' B '

Temporary : ' T '

Railway 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 Service Register.

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 original seniority.

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)

2. Agricultural

3. Industrial

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:-

12.3.2.1 Queue No.1: For total loads(including general load) whether new or including

extensions up to 20 KW.

12.3.2.2 Queue No.2: For total loads(including general load)whether new or including extension exceeding 20 KW and up to 100 KW.

12.3.2.3 Queue No.3: For total loads(including general load)whether new or including

extension exceeding 100 KW and up to 500 KW.

12.3.2.4 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.

12.3.2.5 Queue No.5: For total loads(including general load)whether new or including
extension exceeding 2 MW at 11 KV.

12.3.2.6 Queue No.6: All loads where supply is to be given at 33/66/132 and 220 KV

supply voltage.

 

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 the Dy.CE/SE.

 

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.

 

12.5.4.1 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.12.3.2.1, 12.3.2.2 and 12.3.2.3.

 

12.5.4.2 For Industrial connections with load exceeding 500 KW separate seniorities as per S.R.No.12.3.2.4, 12.3.2.5 and 12.3.2.6 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 applications.

 

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:

After 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 Category.

12.9.2 Queue No.2: All priorities including SFS except ex-serviceman,

12.9.3 Queue No.3. Ex- Service Man

 

Note:- Separate Seniority for LT & HT category of tube well shall be maintained.

 

13. PRIORITY CATEGORIES OF ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS:

Priority in 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.

 

13.2.2 Hospitals

 

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 proforma:

 

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:

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 under:

13.3.1.1 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.

13.3.1.2 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 PSEB,

13.3.1.3 The priority for providing power connections to the entrepreneurs in such focal points shall be drawn out by PSIEC.

13.3.1.4 PSIEC shall provide land for the erection of such sub-stations free of cost.

 

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 under:-

13.3.5.1 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connections for new connections as well as for extensions in load.

13.3.5.2 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.

13.3.5.3 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 Government.

13.3.6 State/Central Govt. connections (including Railways but excluding Postal Department).

 

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:-

13.3.7.1 Such connection shall not be released for tanks with area less than one Acre,.

13.3.7.2 The applicant shall get himself registered in the Fisheries department and obtain a certificate of having the tank of requisite dimensions.

13.3.7.3 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.

13.3.7.4 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.

 

13.3.8.1 Industrial 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 only.

13.3.8.2 These connections shall be eligible for 25% rebate on large supply industrial tariff as applicable.

13.3.8.3 The 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.

13.3.8.4 All 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.

13.4.6 Ex-servicemen

13.4.7 Blind/Handicapped Persons.

13.4.8 Freedom Fighters & their widows.

13.4.9 Religious/Charitable Institutions.

13.4.10 State Govt. Tube well connections for irrigation.

13.4.11 Family partition/Division of Land

13.4.12 Gallantry Awardees(Armed Forces and Civilians)

13.4.13 Self Financing Scheme

13.4.14 Educational Institutions.

13.4.15 Gram Panchayats

13.4.16 Deep 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.

13.4.18 Drip/ Sprinkler Irrigation system.

13.4.19 Water 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 Consumers.

 

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 this priority.

 

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 authorities:-

 

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/ 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 normally resides.

 

5. Administrative Secretary to Administration/Development Officer (Lakshadeep- Islands)

 

13.6.4 Disabled defence personnel serving in the defence services as battle casuality:-

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- .

 

13.6.6 Ex-Serviceman:

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.

 

13.6.6.1 Ex-servicemen, 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 connection.

 

13.6.7.1 Priority 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.

 

13.6.9.1 Religious 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 Scheme applicants.

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.

 

13.6.10 State 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.

13.6.11 Family 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:-

 

13.6.11.1 The 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.

 

13.6.11.2 All legal heirs/beneficiaries claiming priority shall have to produce copies of FARD indicating their respective shares in the land where original connection is installed.

 

13.6.11.3 The priority shall be allowed up to issue of demand notice.

 

 

13.6.12 Award 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:-

13.6.12.1 Indian Armed Forces Personnel

i) Param-Vir-Chakra

ii) Mahavir Chakra

iii) Vir Chakra

13.6.12.2 Civilian Officers/Personnel:

i) Bharat Ratna

ii) Padam Vibhushan

iii) Padam Bhushan

iv) Padam Shri.

13.6.12.3 The 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 applicant.

13.6.12.4 The priority shall be allowed by SE(Ops) after satisfying himself about the above stipulations/provisions and genuineness of the certificate.

13.6.12.5 The 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.

 

13.6.13. Self Financing Scheme:

13.6.13.1 The 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.

13.6.13.2 Forfeiture of earnest money. The earnest money will be forfeited by 50% if the applicant withdraws the option before issue of demand notice.

13.6.13.3 Connection charges will be payable as decided by the Board from time to time.

 

13.6.14 Educational Institutions:

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.

 

13.6.15 Gram Panchayat:

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:-

 

13.6.15.1 The 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.

13.6.15.2 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.

13.6.15.3 Connection charges will be as applicable to a general category tube well connection.

13.6.15.4 The 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.

13.6.15.5 Priority shall be allowed by Sr.XEN/ Addl.SE(Ops) after completion of all formalities and satisfying about the genuineness of the case of priority.

 

13.6.16 Deep Bore/Lift irrigation scheme Tubewells applied by societies of small/marginal farmers under Central Sectoral Scheme:

13.6.16.1 The applicant(Secretary of the society shall produce copy of registration of the society indicating the full details of its members and their agriculture land holdings etc.

13.6.16.2 Connections shall be given in the name of the secretary of the society.

13.6.16.3 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.

13.6.16.4 Connection charges under ' Self Financing Scheme' shall be payable.

13.6.16.5 The 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.

13.6.16.6 Priority shall be allowed by the Sr. XEN/Addl. SE(Ops.) after satisfying about the genuineness of the case.

 

13.6.17 Water logged areas in Mukatsar District:

13.6.17.1 Priority shall be admissible under the terms and conditions of general category without any cut off date.

13.6.17.2 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.

13.6.17.3 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.

13.6.17.4 Those 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.

13.6.17.5 The whole of Mukatsar distt. comprising of 235 villages falls in water logged area.

13.6.17.6 Priority 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:

 

13.6.18.1.1 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.

13.6.18.1.1 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.

13.6.18.1.2 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.

13.6.18.13 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 any notice.

13.6.18.1.4 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..

13.6.18.2 At the time of making compliance of the demand Notice:

13.6.18.2.1 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 Industrial Corporation.

13.6.18.2.2 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.

13.6.18.2.3 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.

13.6.18.2.4 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.

Note:- No 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 general category.

 

 

 

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 priority.

Sr.No.

Name of Village

Total Area (Acre.)

Area Affected by water logging(Acre.)

1.

Kusla

1363

117

2.

Jagatgarh Bandra

408

9

3.

Jatana Kalan

2450

201

4.

Chanduwala

597

90

5.

Kotra

356

101

6.

Jatana Khurd

532

109

7.

Churian

607

23

8.

Ulak

572

11

9.

Dsodia

624

59

10.

Fatehgarh Saniawali

619

78

11.

Lalianwali

705

19

12.

Jhunir

2042

40

13.

Danawala

726

33

 

However the priority for release of connections shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:-

13.6.19.1 priority 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.

13.6.19.2 Priority shall be admissible up to the stage of release of connection.

13.6.19.3 The seniority in this category shall be maintained at the level of Sub-Divisions.

13.6.19.4 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.

13.6.19.5 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 Connection Charges'.

 

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:

14.1.1.1 Where 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;

14.1.1.2 provision 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.

14.1.1.3 In 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 14.1.1.1 to 14.1.1.3 above, as applicable.

14.1.1.4 The 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.) and Director/Enf.

 

14.1.2 The connected load of arc furnace/induction furnace shall be KVA/KW rating of the furnace transformer feeding the furnace exclusively.

 

14.1.2.1 Where 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.

 

14.1.2.2 Where 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 higher.

 

14.1.2.3 If consumers covered under Para 14.1.2.1 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.14.1.2.2, 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 connected load.

 

14.1.5 The load of power sockets shall be assessed as under:-

 

14.1.5.1

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

 

14.1.5.2

Non-Residential/Indl./ Bulk Supply Power Sockets( Load 2 KW)

:

50% of the power sockets shall be reckoned for computing the connected load.

 

14.1.5.3

Bulk Supply

 

:

 

14.1.5.3.1

For Domestic Purpose (Load 1 KW)

 

1/3rd of the number of power sockets be taken into account.

14.1.5.3.2

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.

14.1.11

 

 

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.

 

Description

Domestic Supply

 

N.R.

Supply

Light Points

60 Watts each

(1/2 of total No. of light points to be taken into A/c)

80 Watts each.

Fan Points

80 Watts each

 

100 Watts each

Wall sockets

(5/6 Amp.)

 

60 Watts each (1/4th of total No. of sockets to be taken into A/c)

80 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:

15.1.1.1 For loads up to 50 KW, connections may be released without checking technical feasibility and system augmented, if required, after release of connection.

15.1.1.2 For loads above 50 KW, such applications may be dealt separately and individual estimates be prepared and system upgraded before release of connection, if required

 

15.1.1.3 Delay in release of connection under clause 15.1.1.2 on account of whatsoever reason will not hamper the release of connection under Clause 15.1.1.1 , though junior to the applicants under clause 15.1.1.2

 

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.

 

15.1.3.1 A 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 tension mains.

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 voltage regulation.

5. Calculations sowing the maximum voltage variation anticipated on the consumer's 400 voltage bus-bars.

15.1.3.2 Assessed cost of service (including equipment) and of extensions to mains, if any.

15.1.3.3 Statement showing the calculations of monthly meter and service rentals(wherever applicable).

 

15.1.4 Procedure for preparation of estimates:-

 

 

 

15.1.4.1 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.

15.1.4.2 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."

15.1.4.3 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%..

15.1.4.4 For 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 short items.

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 competent authority.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

17.1 Exceptions:

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 areas'.

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 Societies.

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 the estimate.

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 etc.

 

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:

Recovery 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 estimate.

 

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:-

 

19.2.1

AE/AEE/XEN(Ops)/RE

:

Loads up to 99 KW at low, medium and high voltage

 

19.2.2.

Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops.)

:

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.

 

19.2.3

Superintending Engineer(Ops.)

:

Exceeding 1000 KW & up to 2 MW high voltage except for power intensive industries.

 

19.2.4

C.E./Commercial

:

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.

19.3.2.1 Govt. 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 case.

 

19.3.3 DELETED

19.3.4. DELETED

 

19.4 Limit of load for LS consumer viz-a-vis capacity of feeding Grid S/Stn Transformer(s):

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 consumers.

 

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 days.

 

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 six months.

 

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.

20.3.6.1 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 shall be

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 installed.

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 AEE/AEE/ XEN(Ops).

 

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 load.

 

21.4 The extension in load of AP Connections shall be regulated as under:-

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:

21.4.2.1 Where 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 charges.

21.4.2.2 Where 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.

21.4.4 Competency:

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 original seniority.

 

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 Demand Notice."

 

22.2 Time frame for issue of Demand Notice:

The following will be the time frame for issue of demand notices:-

 

22.2.1

DS, NRS and SP(Upto 20 KW)

(Where laying of service cable is involved)

Within 1 week of receipt of application

 

22.2.2

DS, NRS and SP(Upto 20 KW)

(Where laying of LT Line or augmentation of Sub-Station is involved)

Within 4 weeks of receipt of application

 

22.2.3

DS, NRS, (Above 20 KW and up to 100KW), MS and Bulk Supply Upto 100 KW)

Within 4 weeks of receipt of application

 

22.2.4

AP

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.

 

22.2.5

DS, NRS, BS & LS (Above 100 KW & Up to 500 KW/KVA)

Within 6 weeks from the date of requisition / application

 

22.2.6

DS, NRS, BS & LS (Above 500 KW/KVA on 11 KV)

Within 8 weeks from the date of requisition / application

22.2.7

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

22.3.7.1 Height of the delivery pipe from the ground level/water channel should not be more than 2 feet for surface irrigation.

22.3.7.2 Rigid PVC(RPVC) pipe should be used for suction and delivery pipes.

22.3.7.3 Bend used in the delivery pipe should be of a suitable curvature.

22.3.7.4 Motor pump set should be installed on a pucca leveled foundation.

22.3.7.5 Motor 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.

22.3.7.6 Shunt 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 demand notice.

 

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 consumer case.

 

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 ensured.

 

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 made.

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 extension fee.

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:-

 

Category Fee

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.

Incharge Sub-Division.

22.8.2 Sr.XEN/Addl. SE(Ops) :Beyond one year and up to 2 years for all

Incharge Divn/Spl.Divn categories

 

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:-

 

22.10.1

AE/AEE/XEN (Ops.) (All loads)

Up to one year subject to provisions of Reg. Nos. 22.9.1 to 22.9.3

 

22.10.2

Sr.XEN/Addl.SE(Ops.)

(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

 

22.10.3

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:-

 

i)

Incharge AE/AEE/XEN (Ops.)

Up to two years from the date of expiry of original demand notice period.

ii)

Sr.XEN/Addl.SE(Ops.)

 

Beyond two years and up 4 years from the date of expiry of original demand notice period.

iii)

SE/Dy/CE(OP)

Beyond four years and up to 6 years from the date of expiry of original demand notice period.

iv)

CE(Comml.)

Beyond 6 years and up to 10 years from the date of expiry of original demand notice.

v)

Chairman, PSEB

 

Beyond10 years from the date of expiry of original demand notice period.

 

Note: The 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 applicable.

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--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 year.

 

23.2 Intimation to applicants:

All 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:

Whenever 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 be.

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 only.

 

23.5 Notifying Areas having Bottleneck:

The 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 CONNECTION:

 
 

It 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 possible.

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 following requirements:-

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:-

25.2.1.1 Load up to 1000KW : Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops.)andSr.XEN/ASE(Enf.) concerned

25.2.1.2 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 AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.)

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 capacitors.

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 requirements:-

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:

AE/AEE/XEN(Ops.) 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 responded.

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 dealt with.

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 displayed.

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 suitably informed.

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 himself.

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:

The following time limits have been fixed for verification of Test Reports of various categories of consumers:

i)

Domestic and Non Residential Supply consumers

:

with in 2 weeks of receipt

ii)

Small and Medium Industrial Power Supply

:

within 3 weeks of receipt

iii)

Large Industrial Supply and tube well consumers.

:

within 4 weeks of receipt.

The period specified above is the maximum. Normally it should be possible to verify the test reports in much shorter period.

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 SR 62.2).

(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 available.

(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 Sub-office/sub-division/special division.

29.3 Taking up work before receipt of T/R:

In 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 consumers.

31.1.3 Service Estimate(E.B. Form CS-7).

31.1.4 Intimation of acceptance of application and Demand Notice(E.B. Form CS-5).

31.1.5 Wiring Contractor's test report and Board's installation Test Order (E.B.FormCS-10).

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:-

32.1.1

RA/ARA

:

Domestic, Non-Residential and AP connections up to 20 KW.

32.1.2

AE/AEE/XEN

:

Small and Medium Power Industrial connections

32.1.3

Sr.XEN/ASE(Ops)

:

Large Industrial, Bulk Supply and Street Light connections.

32.1.4

CE(Comml)

:

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 files.

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 their acknowledgement.

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 document.

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:

In 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.

 
 

33.2.1.1 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)

33.2.1.2 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:-

Undertaking

I/We_______________________S/o________________________resident of_____________________do hereby undertake to abide by the following terms and conditions:-

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 of____________load.

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

Place:__________

Date:_______

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 is later.

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 one year.

33.2.4.1 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 Board's Cost.

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 alternatives.

35. NON AVAILING OF FULL SANCTIONED LOAD AT THE TIME OF RELEASE OF CONNECTION:

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:

An 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 actually availed.

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:

The 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:

Service 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 months.

35.6 Advance Consumption Deposit:

ACD 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 revised agreement.

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 person.

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.

36.2.8 Deleted

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:

If 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

100 KW

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.

 
 

37.4.4.1 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.

37.4.4.2 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:

The applicant for a tube well connection can apply for change of site of connection subject to the following stipulations:-

37.4.5.1 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.

37.4.5.2 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.

37.4.5.3 The applicant should submit a proof of the ownership of the land where he wants to get the connection due to change of site.

37.5 DELETED.

37.6 Simultaneous shifting and Change of name of Electric Connection:

Shifting 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 Connections :

Following 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

required.

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 months.

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 meters.

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 acceptance.

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 subsequent litigation.

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:-

38.9.2.1 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.

38.9.2.2 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.

38.9.2.3 Submission of new A&A form duly signed by the new/present owner of the land.

38.9.2.4 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:

After the submission of all the documents and deposit of various charges, the change of name shall be allowed within the following time frame.

38.10.1

Connection up to 20 KW

:

15 days

38.10.2

Exceeding 20 KW and up to 100 KW

:

1 Month

38.10.3

Exceeding 100 KW & up to 500 KW

:

2 Months

38.10.4

Exceeding 500 KW

:

3 Months

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 Company.

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 or inheritance.

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 etc.

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:

If 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 & Conditions.

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.

 
 

39.4.1.1 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.

39.4.1.2 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) concerned.

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:

An 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 conditions:-

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 applicable.

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 Tariff.

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:

These 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:

Applications 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 adhered to:-

42.3.1 For loads up to 20 KW:

1

Issue of Demand Notice

:

Within four weeks

2.

Release of connection after compliance of demand notice.

:

Within eight weeks

42.3.2 For MS (21 KW to 99 KW):

1

Issue of Demand Notice

:

Within four weeks

2.

Release of connection after compliance of demand notice

:

Within Twelve weeks

42.3.3 For LS( Up to 500 KW):-

1

Issue of Demand Notice

:

Within 60 days

2.

Release of connection after compliance of demand notice

:

Within 12 weeks

42.3.4 For LS (above 500 KW) at 11KV:

1

Feasibility Clearance

:

Within 90 days

2.

Issue of Demand Notice

:

Within 60 days

3

Release of connection after compliance of demand notice

:

Within 90 days

42.4 Actual release of connection shall be subject to various regulations/instructions issued by the Board/Punjab Government from time to time.

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 electricity.

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 category.

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:

As 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.

44.8.2.1 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.

44.8.3.1 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 consumers.

 

 

 

44.8.3.2 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:

Board 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 VILLAGES.

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 HT/LT line.

 
 

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 consumer's cost.

 
 

45.3.1.1 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.

 
 

45.3.1.2 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.

 
 

45.3.2.1 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 charges.

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 LT line.

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:-

S.No.

Village Population(As per 1991 Census) (Nos.)

Village Share Chargeable (Rs.)

1.

Up to 1000

:

10,000/-

2.

Above 1000 & up to 3000

:

25,000/-

3.

Above 3000

:

50,000/-

46. RELEASE OF POWER CONNECTIONS TO INDUSTRIAL UNITS BEING SET UP IN RURAL FOCAL POINTS.

 
 

In 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 transformers.

46.6 These instructions shall be applicable to consumers interested in connections within Rural Focal Points only and not outside their periphery.




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