Government Raises Basic Electricity Tariff to Rs 7.50 per Unit.
|electricity tariff. After the implementation of sales tax, the price will be Rs 50 per unit, and the increase in the basic price will be applicable from July 1, after approval, the arrears of July will also be recovered from the public.|
Electricity tariffs the government dropped electricity on the people, and the basic tariff of electricity has been increased from Rs 3 to Rs 7.50 per unit. With the increase, the average per-unit tariff will increase from Rs 35.42 to Rs 42.72 per unit. And after the implementation of sales tax, the price will reach Rs 50. Arrears will also be recovered from the public.
According to sources. The cabinet approved the summary of the increase in the price of electricity through circulation. NEPRA had approved increasing the tariff average by Rs 4.96 per unit. This approval was for the current financial year. The government has filed a petition in Nepra to increase the basic price. Nepra will now give a decision after hearing the federal government’s petition. Nepra will take a decision after hearing the subsidy adjustment.
According to sources. After the decision of NEPRA. The federal government will issue a notification of the increase. And the price increase is proposed to be implemented from July 1. It has been proposed to increase electricity by Rs 3 per unit for domestic consumers with 100 units. Rs 4 per unit for consumers of 101 to 200 units. Rs 5 per unit for consumers from 201 to 300 units. Rs 6.50 per unit for consumers from 301 units to 400 units. And Rs 7.50 per unit for consumers with 400 to 700 units.
Public Reaction and Concerns
Electricity tariff. With the increase, the average per unit tariff will increase from Rs 35.42 to Rs 42.72 per unit. After the implementation of sales tax. The price per unit will reach Rs 50. The basic price increase has been proposed to be implemented from July 1 and after approval. The arrears of July will also be recovered from the public. On the other hand. The people have reacted strongly to such an increase in the basic tariff of electricity. Saying that the poor had come to three to two meals a day and now it seems that even one meal will not be available.
What will happen to the rulers? Elites, bureaucrats, and industrialists with this decision, all this burden will be borne by the poor people with broken waists. The poor cannot pay such heavy bills. And they will prefer to cut their meters.