All HT Ag, LT Ag Consumers and lift irrigation schemes including live and permanently disconnected consumers, are eligible to participate in this scheme.
Interest on arrears & delayed payment charges on arrears before 5 years will be waived off completely.
The Delayed payment charges on arrears up to 5 years will be completely (100%) waived off for the consumer. Also, interest on arrears up to 5 years will not be charged at 18%, instead this interest will be recalculated as per yearly interest rate on MSEDCL working capital approved by MERC.
During the period of Ag policy 2020, Interest and Delayed Payment Charges will not be levied on the arrears for customers participating in the scheme.
Once consumer joins the scheme, he can pay the arrears at his convenience along with current bill.
Under the scheme, arrears of agricultural consumers will be frozen for three years and will be shown separately in the electricity bills of the consumer.
Agricultural consumers will get 50% additional discount if they pay the arrears in the first year, 30% additional discount if they pay in the second year and 20% additional discount if they pay in the third year.
Incentives to Gram Panchayat for Agricultural recovery – Incentives to Gram Panchayat in proportion to Ag recovery. This incentive is applicable to various co-operative societies such as sugar factories, soot girani, women's SHG etc.
10% additional discount on current electricity bill to consumers on Transformers having 100% recovery of electricity bills.
During the period of scheme, additional 5% discount on current electricity bill for a regular paying consumers and having no arrears.
The amount recovered will be utilised to strengthen MSEDCL's electricity infrastructure (for new infra and augmentation) and to improve services in the concerned rural areas.
Out of the amount paid by Ag consumers under Ag policy 2020, 33% amount will be utilised for strengthening electrical infrastructure in their own Gram Panchayat area. Also, another 33% of amount paid will be utilised for strengthening electrical infrastructure in respective district.