Recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence
OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
UDAYAN VIHAR, NARANGI, GUWAHATI-781171
AO GE/ AO BSO
C/O 99 APO
SUBJECT : Recovery of electricity charges from all domestic paying consumers – Officers/JCOs/ORs and equivalent.
Reference :- HQ CGDA , Delhi Cantt letter No. 18020/AT-X/XXXVII dated 20/10/2016.
It has been observed by the CGDA , New Dehi during analysis of information of recovery of electricity charges / consumption from all domestic paying consumers that significant number of stations impose electricity charges at flat rates. It has also been observed that no billing is being done in large no of cases in respect of PBORs on the pretext of free consumers.
2. In this connection, it is intimate that flat rates are applicable in the case of not functioning / faulty meters or in case of non-installation of meters. As per GOI MOD letter No. 9(1)/2005/D(Works-II) dated 25th October 2005, only 100 units per month of electricity are free for Officers/JCOs/ORs and its equivalent. Excess of free electricity will be charged as per rates applicable at the station . E-in-C’s Branch has also clarified that fixed charges /meters rent etc are to be recovered from consumers, if charged by Local Civil Authorities. In such conditions charging at flat rates / no billing may cause huge revenue loss to the Govt.
3. It is , therefore , requested to looked into the matter personally in consultation with their respective GEs/BSOs to strictly adhere to the Govt orders on recovery of electricity charges from domestic consumers in Defence. In case, faulty meters are not repaired or not installed , such cases may be considered for inclusion in MFAI Report.
4. Please accord Priority.
(K Lalbiakchhunga), IDAS