|Thiruvananthapuram: A full board meeting of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has given administrative sanction of Rs 22.56 crore for implementing the 4 MW Kuttiadi small hydro-electric project. |
The meeting also decided to raise the connected load limit to 1,125 watts for purpose of exempting the below-the-poverty-line consumers from payment of minimum guarantee.
The surcharge to be paid by government departments, public sector undertakings and panchayats for one-time settlement of arrears has been limited to 3 per cent.
The application for getting the benefit should be submitted to KSEB before February 15, 2009, and the one-time payment should be made March 31, 2009.
Similarly, the surcharge for consumers, who make one-time settlement of arrears at the Ďadalatí to be held in February, 2009, has been reduced to six per cent, according to an official release from KSEB.
The meeting also decided to purchase 8.75 lakh modern LCD single phase meters as part of the drive to replace faulty meters.
The seven per cent dearness allowance lying as arrears for the board employees will be paid along with the March salary.