Punjab to launch campaign to transfer tubewell connections to legal heirs

Chandigarh/June 4
Punjab government on Tuesday directed the PSPCL to immediately do away with the condition of seeking test report from the eligible legal heir of a deceased for the transfer of tube well connections in their name free of cost; The state government has even asked PSPCL to transfer the connections without charging Advance Consumption Deposits (ACD).
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today decided to away with these condition after a meeting with the delegation of Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur).
Badal asked the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) authorities to follow the procedure that was prevalent earlier for the transfer of tubeweel connection in the name of legal heirs of the deceased.
“The officials have been asked to transfer the connection on the basis of succession certificate duly attested by the Nambardar or the Sarpanch of the village,” Badal said, adding that special camps should be organized on campaign basis for transferring tube well connections in the name of bonafide legal heirs on the priority basis in all the villages across the state.
Badal also asked PSPCL to slash the rate of Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) from Rs 4500 to Rs 1000 per BHP for enhancing the load capacity of the motors in view of depleting water table.
Badal said that all out efforts should be made for ensuring uninterrupted power supply for 12 hours duration during paddy and Cotton season.
The state government had already framed a new tube well policy for the year 2013-14 to release 25000 Tube well connections in a fair and transparent manner on the basis of seniority.
The Chief minister also gave directions to the PSPCL for the release of connections to the applicants under the Accelerated Release of Tube well connections (ARTC) Scheme on the priority and it will only charge the actual cost of the material and supervisory charges from the consumers in transfer pf ORT transfer.