PC proposes 14 percent increase in power tariff


The Planning Commission (PC) has proposed 14 percent increase in power tariff. The 14 percent raise in power tariff has been recommended in a report issued by PS against ministry of water and power which was worked out in collaboration with US aid, says TV channel. Report says power sector is facing crisis and is suffering loss of billion of rupees. The entire responsibility of such huge loss rests with ministry of water and power. Report further states power sector is incurring loss to the tune of Rs 100 billion monthly under fuel adjustment surcharge head and the consumers are not being billed under actual tariff. Subsidy allowed on electricity bills be abolished and it be allowed to deserving consumers only. Power tariff be increased by 14 percent. The problems facing the power sector cannot be sorted out unless the tariff is enhanced in phases, report said.