Amnesty Scheme for Power Consumers in J&K

Published on February 29, 2020
Current context: The Government has announced Amnesty scheme for power consumers across UT of Jammu & Kashmir on 28th February 2020.
Amnesty Scheme for Power Consumers in J&K
  • The amnesty scheme for the power consumers was approved by the Administrative Council headed by the Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu.
  • The scheme will come into effect from March 1, 2020.
  • It will give an opportunity to power consumers to prevent disconnection of their connections and to facilitate easy payment.
  • Under the scheme, 25 per cent of the payment is to be completed by March 31, 40 per cent by April 30 and the remaining 35 per cent by May 31.
  • On timely and complete payment, a full waiver of interest and penalty will be provided by the department.
  • It is estimated that waiver of penalties and interests will cost around 600 crore rupees to the government as against total pending dues of 3000 crore rupees.

Question: 

Q.1 In which state/union territory, the Amnesty scheme has been launched by the government?
a. Punjab
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Jammu & Kashmir
d. Delhi

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