FOIJ demands roll back of power tariff hike

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Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, December 7
An urgent meeting of Federation of Industries Jammu was held today under chairmanship of Lalit Mahajan, Chairman (FOIJ) today appealed the Chief Minister, Dy Chief Minister (who is also the Power Minister) and Industries Minister to kindly to intervene into the matter and issue necessary orders to roll back of recent Power tariff Hike for Industrial sector.
In a meeting held here, the members of FOIJ discussed the issue regarding the unwarranted Power Tariff Hike from 10 to 13% by JKSERC for Industrial Sector vide its order No. 38-JKSERC of 2016 passed on Wednesday but put on public domain on November 15, 2016 applicable from October 01, 2016 for the reason best known to the authorities of J&KSERC as all the Government orders always applicable from the date of publication of order in print & Electronic Media.
The members present in the meeting shown concern in respect of the 10 to 13% Power Tariff Hike for Industrial Sector by J&KSERC in spite of the fact that the Power Development Department has failed to control the Transmission Losses resulting huge financial losses to the Govt. PDD Department also failed to implement the directives for the 100% Metering as Non Metering is the major factor of Power theft and Transmission Losses.
The Industrial Sector is penalized by the JKSERC by increasing the Power Tariff in spite of fact that Industry Consumes 30% power & contributes 70% of total revenue generation of PDD, Industry is 100% metered & generates 100% revenue and the T&D Losses are much less than the national average.
The meeting was also attended by Rajesh Jain, Vijay Aggarwal, Ajit Bawa, Romesh Badyal, Jainder Aul, Rajinder Gupta (Co-Chairmen FOIJ), S B. Abrol Secretary General, Ajay Langer Convener FOIJ & other Office Bearers of all the constituents of Federation of Industries, Jammu.

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