TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY
METERING, POWER SUPPLY CHARGES AND SECURITY DEPOSITS
(1) No installation other than that exempted shall be serviced
without meter. The department will provide the meters required for measuring the
consumption of electricity and shall charge monthly rental for the same in accordance with
the charges as laid down in the scale of miscellaneous and general charges. The consumer
shall not be normally entitled to have his own meter, except as a check meter during the
period of agreement and the consumer shall pay the rental charges every month.
Notwithstanding that a check meter is provided, the electricity recorded by the meter
installed by the department shall be taken as the electricity actually supplied by the
department. Meters will ordinarily be installed at the point of entry to building and
shall be fixed and installed according to the convenience of the department on the
consumer's premises on the ground floor where it would be accessible for reading and
inspection at any time or at such other suitable place as the department's Engineer shall
decide and the consumer shall run his wiring from such point of supply and also be
responsible for the safety of the meter from theft, damage or tampering.
(2) The security seals in the meter cover and the current transformer chamber will be
provided by the department after testing the meter. The seals on the terminal cover of the
meter (Low Tension and High Tension), test block, metering seals as desired by the
department will be provided at site in the presence of the consumer or his representative
who shall satisfy himself that all the seals including the security seals are intact and
the meter disc is rotating in the forward direction in all phases. It is the
responsibility of the consumer to ensure that the seals are not damaged or tampered with.
Any damage/tampering of metering equipment or seals will be prima-faice evidence of
dishonest abstraction of energy.
(3) No H.T service shall be released without a Trivector meter. Where metering of the High
Tension service connection is on the Low Tension side i.e., on the secondary side of the
transformer, the MD and quantity of electricity consumed in any month on the High Tension
side will be computed by adding 3% extra on account of transformation losses to the
quantity as registered by the LT Trivector meter during the month.
(4) The consumer, unless exempted, shall pay the prescribed meter security deposit.
(5) The department shall have the right to recover from the consumer the cost of metering
equipments and accessories lost or damaged in the consumer's premises.
49. Reading Of Meters:-
(1) Reading of meter or meters will be taken by the employees
of the department once in each month or at such intervals or times the department may
consider expedient and they shall have access to the consumer's premises at all reasonable
hours for the purpose of such reading. The meter readings will be entered by such employee
in a card to be attached to such meter which will be open to the inspection of the
consumer. Payment for energy supplied shall be made by the consumer according to the meter
readings referred to above.
(2) In respect of HT service connections, the meter readings will be taken by the employee
of the department in the presence of the consumer or his representative. The signature of
the consumer or his representative will be taken in the meter card in token of being
present at the time of taking the reading. If the consumer or his representative refuses
to be present or refuses to sign in the meter card, the fact will be recorded. The meter
readings and consumption will nevertheless be entered in the meter card.
(3) The readings so taken shall be conclusive proof of the energy supplied to the consumer
and binding on the consumer.
(4) When a LT consumer leaves his installation connected to the department's mains but
makes it inaccessible for reading by the employees of the department, the consumer will,
for the first occasion of such inaccessibility, be charged provisionally on the basis of
the amount charged on the previous occasion.
(5) If, on the next occasion, the meter is accessible for reading, the consumer will be
charged for the actual consumption less the amount already charged for the first month but
subject to the minimum monthly charges for both the periods. If, on the other hand, the
meter remains inaccessible on the second occasion also, the consumer will be served with
24 hours notice under section 20 of Act to open his premises at a fixed time and date to
enable an employee of the department to read the meter. If the meter is now made
accessible for reading, the consumer will be charged the actual consumption less the
provisional amount charged and paid for the first period of inaccessibility subject to the
minimum monthly charges for both the periods. If the meter remains inaccessible even after
24 hours' notice, the supply to the premises will be disconnected and for that period also
provisional amount as in the case of previous occasion will be charged to the consumer.
(6) If the meter is made accessible, subsequent to the disconnection for purposes of
reading the meter and settling accounts or for reconnection of the service as the case may
be, the consumer will be charged for the actual consumption subject to the minimum monthly
charges payable for both periods less the two provisional amounts levied and paid for the
two periods of inaccessibility. Any excess amount collected will be adjusted in future
current consumption charges.
(7) When a HT consumer leaves his installation connected to the department's mains but
makes it inaccessible for reading by the employees of the department, the consumer will be
served with a 24 hours' notice to open his premises for reading of the meter by the
employees of the department at a fixed time. If the meter is now made available for
reading, the readings will be taken. If the meter remains inaccessible even after the 24
hours' notice, the supply to the premises will be disconnected and the consumer will be
charged provisionally on the basis of the amount charged for the previous month. If the
meter is made accessible subsequent to the disconnection, the consumer will be charged the
actual consumption less the provisional amount charged subject to minimum monthly charges.
50. Supply Without Meter/Defective Meter:
(1) Where supply to the consumer is given without a meter or
where the meter fixed is found defective or to have ceased to function and no theft of
energy or violation is suspected, the quantity of electricity supplied during the period
when the meter was not installed or the meter installed was defective, will be assessed as
(a) The quantity of electricity supplied during the period in
question will be determined by taking the average of the electricity supplied during the
preceding four months in respect of HT service connections and four months or two
assessment periods (four months) in respect of LT service connections, provided that the
conditions in regard to use of electricity during the said four months/two assessment
periods were not different from those which prevailed during the period in question. In
respect of HT service connections, where the meter fixed for measuring the Maximum Demand
becomes defective, the Maximum Demand will be assessed by computation on the basis of the
average of the recorded demand during the previous four months.
(b) Where the meter becomes defective immediately after the service connection is effected
the quantum of electricity supplied during the period in question is to be determined by
taking the average of electricity supplied during the succeeding 4 months or two
(c) If the conditions in regard to use of electricity during the two periods as mentioned
above were different, assessment will be made on the basis of any consecutive four months
period during the preceding twelve months when the conditions of working were similar to
those in the period covered by the billing.
(d) Where it is not possible to select a set of four months, the quantity of electricity
supplied will be assessed by the Assistant Executive Engineer in the case of Low Tension
service connections and by the Executive Engineer in the case of HT service connections on
the basis of the connected load and the hours of usage of electricity by the consumer.
However, in the case of industrial consumers due regard should be given to the production
figures and conditions of working during the period under question.
(2) In case, the consumer does not agree with the assessment
made by the Assistant Executive Engineer/Executive Engineer, the matter may be referred to
the Executive Engineer / Superintending Engineer whose decision shall be final and binding
on the consumer.
(3) When the consumer of a domestic installation requests in writing to keep the
installation in service for reason that he will be away from his residence, the
installation will not be disconnected upto a maximum period of six months provided he pays
the minimum/fixed charges in advance for such period as he intends to be away. When the
meter is made accessible by the consumer for taking the meter reading, the entire
consumption will be taken as if the consumption was for the last billing period.
51. Correctness Of Meter:-
(1) The electricity supplied to a consumer shall be
ascertained by means of correct meter which shall be hired by the department and the
department shall keep the meter correct.
(2) At periodical intervals, the meters will, if desired by the department, be
recalibrated and standardised by means of standard instruments by the department. In
respect of High Tension service connections, however, such recalibration will be done in
the presence of the consumer's Electrical Engineer or his representative if the consumer
so desires. Adjustments in bills will be made for error at average load and power factor
of the consumer, when the meter is found to be incorrect during periodical tests for a
preceding period of four months for High Tension service connections and two assessment
periods or four months for Low Tension service connections, unless there is evidence for
adopting a different period.
(3) If the consumer considers that the meter is defective, he may apply to the Engineer to
have a special test carried out on the meters at any time and the cost of such a test
shall be borne by the department or the consumer according as the meter is found defective
or correct as a result of such a test. The meter will be deemed to be correct if the
limits of error do not exceed those laid down in Indian Electricity Rules 1956 or any
other statutory modification thereof for the time being in force or in Bureau of Indian
(4) The department shall, at any reasonable time and after informing the consumer of its
intention, have access to and be at liberty to inspect and test the meter and for that
purpose, if it thinks fit, take off and remove any meter to its laboratory.
52. Power Supply Charges:-
(1) The consumer shall pay power supply charges as per the
tariff in force from time to time. Where the charges are leviable based on the sanctioned
load, the rated load shall be deemed to be the sanctioned load for billing purposes, if
the rated load is higher than the sanctioned load.
(2) The department will furnish to the consumer every month or at such intervals, as
prescribed by the department from time to time, the power supply bills for the actual or
in its absence, the assessed demand and/or consumption, either at the spot or by post or
by personal delivery. The amount of the total bills for current consumption and
miscellaneous charges shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
(3) The demand charge will be a fixed monthly charge whether energy is consumed or not and
will constitute a minimum monthly payment. For the purposes of billing the maximum demand
to be taken shall the maximum recorded during the month or 75% of the contracted demand
whichever is higher. If in anyone month, the recorded maximum demand of the consumer
exceeds its contracted demand, that portion of the demand in excess of the contracted
demand will be billed at double the normal rate.
(4) Whenever there is change in the sanctioned demand or permitted demand during the
course of a month, the meter will be reset and the maximum demand charges will be
regulated proportionately for the respective periods.
(5) Where the Restriction and control' orders are applicable, the maximum demand charges
will be for the actual recorded demand irrespective of the sanctioned demand and also
subject to the minimum charges leviable for the service had the recorded demand been Nil.
The maximum demand charges shall constitute the minimum monthly charges. If the demand
recorded is nil where the Restriction and control' orders are applicable, the minimum
shall be 20% of the rate fixed for maximum demand in the Tariff Notification.
(6) In the case of High Tension Service Connections, the department will, as far as
possible within 7 days after the expiry of each month, cause to be delivered to every
consumer a bill of charges stating the amount payable by the consumer in connection with
supply of electricity by the department.
(7) In the case of Low Tension service connections (except agricultural and hut service
connections), meter readings will be taken monthly or at such other intervals of time as
the department shall think expedient and prescribed from time to time.
53. Electricity Bills:-
(1) Bills will normally be sent by post or by hand delivery
but the department takes no responsibility for loss in transit. The consumers should
notify the concerned office of the department if no bill/assessment is received.
Non-receipt of the bill/assessment will not entitle the consumer to delay payment of the
charges beyond the due date.
(2) In the event of any clerical errors or mistakes in the amount levied, demanded or
charged by the department, the department will have the right to demand an additional
amount in case of under charging and the consumer will have the right to get refund of the
excess amount in the case of overcharging provided that at that time such liability and
claims were not barred by limitation under the law then in force. Where it is found that
the consumer has been overcharged, the excess amount paid in such cases will be adjusted
in future current consumption charges.
(3) The amount claimed shall be paid within the time allowed irrespective of any decisions
to be taken regarding any disputes about the correctness or otherwise of the amount
levied, demanded or charged by the department. The department will have the right to
proceed in accordance with law on the basis of the amount claimed till it is provided or
established that the amount claimed was in excess of what was actually due. The consumer
shall not, on the plea of incorrectness of the charges, withhold any portion of the
(4) In case the last date for payment of bill happens to be Sunday or a declared public
holiday, payment may be made on next working day without additional charges/Belated
54. Disputes About Bills:-
Any complaint or dispute with regard to the accuracy of the
bills shall be referred to by the consumer in writing to the officer who has issued them.
Arithmetical mistakes on the face of the bills shall be corrected and revised bill issued
by the office who has issued them. In all other cases, any correction or revision of bill
shall be done only after ascertaining the bonafides of the complaint. However, the bill
should be paid on or before the due date originally fixed and adjustment, if any, will be
made only in the subsequent dues. The amount so paid will be regarded as advance to the
credit of the consumer's account until such time as the bills in dispute are fully
55. Revision Of Bills:-
(1) Revision of bills arising out of any reason attributable
to the department like defective meter, defective metering arrangement, incorrect
application of tariff, wrong billing etc., will be made for the duration of the period for
which such revision is called for, subject to a maximum back period of three years from
the date of billing.
(2) Revision of bills arising out of any reason attributable to the consumer will be made
for the duration for which such revision is called for.
56. Payment Of Bills:-
A consumer must present his bills/cards at the time of payment
without which payment will not be accepted. If the consumer is unable to do so for any
reason, a duplicate will be supplied to him within 3 days of his application in writing to
the effect at the office of issue.
57. Time Of Payment:-
(1) All High Tension bills including those on account of
miscellaneous charges, are to be paid within 15 days from the date of issue of bills.
(2) Low Tension consumers, except consumers of agricultural service connections and hut
service connections, shall pay their current consumption charges within the time
|L.T. industrial consumers
||Within 15 days from the date of issue of bills or before the date
specified in the bill as the case may be
|L.T. commercial and non-commercial
||Within 30 days from the date of issue of services the bill or before the
date specified in the bill as the case may be
(3) In the case of agricultural service connections under Flat
Rate system, the charges shall be paid in three equal instalments payable in April, August
and December in each year. The instalment shall be payable before the 15th of the
(4) In respect of Central Government, State Government Public Sector undertaking (State
& Central), Municipal/Commune Panchayat buildings, street lights, over-head tanks etc,
the consumption charges shall be paid within 60 days from the date of issue of bills.
57-A. Mode Of Payment:-
(1) The Consumers shall pay the power supply charges at the
office of issue or at the jurisdictional cash counters in cash or demand draft/cheque
drawn on any scheduled commercial bank situated at the headquarters of the office of issue
along with the bill and obtain receipt. The policy No. shall be indicated on the reverse
side of the D.D./Cheque. If the consumer is willing to pay the power supply changes by
means of cheque, prior written approval of the officer of issue of bill should be
(2) In case the amount is paid at the cash counter in person, bill shall be produced.
(3) The department will accept the cheque from the consumer in good faith and will issue
receipt subject to realisation. If the cheque is not realised but returned by the bank, it
amounts to non-payment and the consumer is liable for levy of interest and disconnection
with 7 clear days's notice.
(4) Payment of cheque/Demand draft sent by post or by money order is also admissible at
the consumer's risk, subject to furnishing of Policy Number.
(5) The department will also levy charges for non realisation of each cheque as noted
(i) LT installations Rs. 10/-
(ii) HT installations Rs. 100/-
Besides, the department may refuse acceptance of cheques there after from such consumer.
(6) In respect of power supply charges paid by Money order or
where cheque/DD is sent by post, the receipt will be drawn but will not be sent to the
(7) The consumer may also pay the power supply charges through banks authorised by the
department. The date of payment in the bank will be the date of payment of the bill.
(8) If any consumer wishes to make advance payment of power supply bills he may do so. The
same will be adjusted towards the periodical bills and will be shown in the bills
furnished to the consumer.
58. Disconnection Of Power Supply For Non-Payment Of Power Supply
(1) If the consumer fails to pay the bill amount within the
period indicated below from the date of presentation of the bill, the department may after
allowing 7 days' grace time, without prejudice to any of its rights under the agreement
entered into by the consumer with the department, order for supply of energy to the
consumer to be stopped forthwith:-<.p>
||State and Central Government Installations
||- 60 days
||All other installations
||- 10 days
(2) Supply of energy may be restored if the consumer pays all
his dues and the charges for disconnection and reconnection of supply of energy. Such
suspension of power supply shall not relieve the consumer of any of his obligations under
the provisions of the agreement.
(3) Disconnection of power supply will be effected as far as possible before 12 noon and
reconnection will be effected on the same day of payment, if possible, or on the next
(4) Disconnection will be normally effected at the department's cut-outs in the consumer's
premises. If it is not possible or effective, it will be effected at the pole.
(5) If the consumer produces clear proof of payment at the time of disconnection, the
installation will not be disconnected.
(6) If the arrears is Rs.10/- or less, the installation will not be disconnected.
59. Belated Payment Surcharge:-
(1) All High Tension bills are to be paid within 15 days from
the date of issue of the bill. Bills not paid within the time stipulated will be subjected
to a levy of surcharge at the rate prescribed below:-
||Delay in payment for the first 7 days after the due date
||1.5% for the whole 7 days irrespective of the date of payment
||Delay in payment after the first 7 days and within 15 days from the due
||2% for a minimum period of 15 days
||Delay in payment above 15 days from the due date
||2% for a month
All L.T. bills shall be paid within the period mentioned in
clause 57(2). Bills not paid as indicated therein will be subject to a charge of 1.5 % per
month from 16th day onwards in respect of L.T. industrial consumers and from the 31st day
or the day after the due date mentioned in the bill in respect of commercial and domestic
consumers. In the case of flat rate payment system of domestic consumers, the outstanding
payment towards current consumption charges to be made by the consumer at the end of the
six monthly period after the date specified in the bill shall be taken into account for
levy of B.P.S.C. of 1.5% per month. The B.P.S.C. will be levied on all belated payments
subject to a minimum of Re. 1/- for L.T. consumers and Rs. 100/- for H.T. consumers. In
respect of all L.T. consumers' bills, B.P.S.C. shall be levied on full monthly basis
irrespective of the number of day involved. No surcharge will be levied on surcharge.
(2) The belated payment surcharge is applicable to all consumers except agricultural
services under flat rate system, Pondicherry Government and Central Government
departments, and local bodies and Commune Panchayats, diplomatic and consular
(3) In respect of other charges billed separately like compensation charges, penalty etc.
if the charges are not paid within the period specified in the bill, surcharge will be
levied at 2% or 1.5% per mensem as the case may be. In the case of short assessment
included in a subsequent bill, if no instalment payment is permitted as per clause 61,
surcharge will accrue after eight days from the last due date for the payment of the bill
in which charges are included, if the bill is not paid. Where the charges are levied only
in instalments under clause 61, no surcharge is payable on the instalments remitted
according to the schedule of payment. Surcharge is payable on instalments paid belatedly.
This surcharge will be calculated from the date immediately following the due date of
payment of the defaulted instalment. Along with the payment of the monthly dues on the
instalments allowed, the belated payment surcharge on the outstanding amount will also be
60. Minimum Monthly Charges And Waiver:-
(1) The HT and LT consumers shall pay minimum charges every
month as prescribed in the tariff rates till the agreement is terminated even if no
electricity is consumed for any reason whatsoever and also the charges for electricity
actually consumed are less than the minimum charges. The minimum shall be payable even if
electricity is not consumed because of disconnection of supply by the department, due to
non-payment of electricity charges, pilferage or other malpractices or for any other valid
reason like temporary disconnection etc.
(2) In cases where a consumer availing supply is prevented from taking or using energy
either in full or part owing to causes beyond his control e.g. strikes, riots,
insurrection, command of civil or military or local authority, low water restriction,
drought, flood etc., the minimum charges or guarantee will be reduced proportionately to
the number of days in the month or the period of restriction in which power could not be
used. The waiver of the above minimum charges is subject to the condition that the
consumer sends due intimation immediately in writing to the executive Engineer/O&M who
is authorised to sanction the reduction of minimum charges or guarantee. The reduction in
guarantee will be subject to the express condition that the consumer agrees to the
extension of the period of agreement by a like period.
61. Power To Grant Permission To Pay Energy Charges In Instalment:-
(1) Permission to pay energy charges in instalments shall not
be normally granted in cases not covered in sub-clause (2) and (3) except with the
specific approval of the Head of the Department.
(2) In case of LT consumer where arrears arise due to revision of past bills/assessment
for various reasons i.e. defective meter, defective metering arrangement, incorrect
application of tariff, wrong billing, revision of tariff, non-receipt of bills for more
than 3 months etc., payments in instalments will be permitted.
(3) Each instalment will be equivalent to one month's average bill amount/assessment
amount besides the current bills/assessment subject to the maximum instalments being 12 in
Nos. The Junior Accounts Officer/Revenue or the officer-in-charge of issue of bill is
empowered to grant permission to pay the amount in two instalments, the concerned
Executive Engineer/O&M is empowered to grant permission to pay the amount upto 4
instalments and Superintending Engineer / O&M is empowered to grant permission to pay
the amount upto 12 instalments as the case may be on receipt of a written request from the
consumers and after considering the genuineness of the case. To avail this facility, the
consumer should execute an undertaking in the form prescribed by the department Vide
62. Priority For Adjustment Of Payment:-
(1) All payments made py the consumer will be adjusted in the
following order of priority, namely :-
(a) Interest/Surcharge on revenue arrears
(b) Revenue arrears
(c) Current power supply charges
(2) Interest/surcharge will be levied on the balance amount
due if payment is not made in full (for any reason) on or before the due date.
63. Security Deposit:-
(1) All applicants for supply of electricity, except those
covered by sub-clause (2) shall pay initial security deposit before availing of the
supply, in cash or in the form of National Savings Certificate or National Defence
Certificate or Kisan Vikas pathras or Indra Vikas pathras of Fixed Deposit Receipt or Term
Deposit Receipt or Multi Benefit and Old Age Deposit Receipt obtained from Nationalised
Banks or any other form of Deposits as approved by Government at the rate fixed by the
department from time to time.
(2) The following categories of service connections are exempt from payment of security
deposit, namely :-
(i) Service connections for which supply of electricity is
free of charge;
(ii) Service connections in the name of any Central or State or Union territory Government
(iii) Service connections to premises occupied by foreign diplomats or consulate
establishment, irrespective of whether the service connection is in their names or not;
(iv) Service connections in the name of municipalities, commune panchayats or other
(3) Applicants for supply of electricity for agricultural
service connections, other than those eligible for free supply, shall pay security deposit
equivalent to six months levy of lumpsum charges notified from time to time.
(4) In the event of the consumer failing to pay to the department any sum that may become
due for payment to the department on the dates fixed for payment thereof, the department
may, in addition to and without prejudice to the other course of action, appropriate a
part or whole of the security deposit and interest thereon towards the sum due from the
(5) The security deposit for High Tension service connections will be reviewed and refixed
once a year in the months of April and May. The average of the current consumption charges
for the preceding twelve months prior to the month of April of that Year will be arrived
at and a sum equal to two times this average will be calculated. The higher of the two,
viz., this calculated amount and the initial security deposit to be held, will be the
revised security deposit. If the available deposit is less than the revised security
deposit, the balance will be collected as additional security deposit. The review shall
take into account the following factors, namely :-
(i) In the case of consumers where there is no change in the
contracted demand, the average consumption for the preceding twelve months, after taking
into consideration the quantum and nature of restrictions imposed, if any, during that
period, shall be the basis.
(ii) In the case of consumers who were sanctioned additional demand and availed it during
a part of the period, average recorded consumption for the period of review shall be from
the date of utilisation of increased demand to the date of review after taking into
consideration the nature and quantum of restrictions, if any, during that period.
(iii) The demand shall be the contracted demand of the consumer at the time of review.
(iv) The rates at which the demand or energy charges shall be calculated, will be tariff
rates prevailing as on the date of review.
(6) The security deposit for Low Tension service connections
will be reviewed and refixed once in two years in the months of April and May.
(7) The average of the current consumption charges for the preceding twelve months prior
to the month of April of that Year will be arrived at and a sum equal to three times this
average will be calculated. The higher of the two viz. this calculated amount and the
initial deposit to be held, will be the revised security deposit. If the available deposit
is less than the revised security deposit, the balance will be collected as additional
(8) In respect of agricultural service connections, other than those eligible for supply
of electricity free of charge, the review will be conducted with reference to clause 63
(9) Where the office of a Central Government or State Government or Union territory
Government or Local Body is housed in a private building, revision of security deposit
based on the increased current consumption shall not be insisted upon provided the
following certificate is produced to waive such revision, namely :-
"Certified that the building having Municipality/Panchayat No situated at belonging
to Sri/Smt (Full name & Address) and having Electricity meter bearing consumer No of
O&M Section is at present in the occupation of the Government to house the office of
(Full name of office) and as the Head of office/department, I am responsible for payment
of the current consumption charges. I shall intimate by registered post to the Assistant
Executive Engineer/Assistant Engineer /O&M/ as and when the Government vacates the
(10) If the consumer does not make payment of the amount of additional security deposit or
where the deposit is given in Government Security or National Savings Certificate or Bank
Guarantee etc., he fails to replace them by deposit in cash or other approved forms of
security when so demanded by the department within the notice period of 30 days, supply to
the consumer will be disconnected.
(11) All prospective consumers shall pay, unless exempted initial security deposit to
cover three months' power bills in the case of LT installation and two months power bills
in the case of HT/EHT installations, worked out on the basis of the estimated consumption
as per the Table given below:-
|Type of Installation
||Estimated consumption per month
||15 units for every 250 watts or part thereof of sanctioned load.
||20 units for every 250 watts or part thereof of sanctioned load.
||Commercial lighting heating and/ or motive power
||150 units per KW or part thereof of sanctioned load.
||Six months levy of lumpsum charges as per tariff in force from time to
||50 units per HP or part thereof of sanctioned load.
||200 units per KVA of contract demand and demand charges for 100%
||300 units per KVA of contract demand and demand charges for 100%
The estimated power supply charges shall include fixed
charges, if any, for LT installations and demand charges on 100% contracted demand for
64. Meter Security Deposit (M.S.D):-
All new consumers shall pay security deposits towards the
metering equipment in cash or in the form of National Savings Certificate or National
Defence Certificate or Kisan Vikas Pathras or Indira Vikas Pathras or Fixed Deposit
Receipt or Term Deposit Receipt or Multi Benefit and Old Age Deposit Receipt obtained from
the Nationalised Bank or any other form of deposits as approved by Government as per the
table give below:-
|Type of service
||Single phase L.T.
||Three phase L.T. with CTs
||H.T. / L.T. Trivector meters
Agriculture and Hut services under L.T. and interstate supply
under H.T./E.H.T. category shall be exempted from the payment of the above Deposit.