The government is expected to introduce more slabs for electricity consumers to enforce targeted subsidies in the upcoming budget, as claimed by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Power and Petroleum, Tabish Gauhar.
The new schemes will be implemented in two phases. Gauhar revealed that the electricity tariffs will not be raised under the first phase, while the second phase will involve a marginal increase.
The SAPM briefed that the government is planning to carve out slabs starting from 200-300 units, 301-400 units, 401-500 units, 501-600 units, 601-700 units, and so on to ensure the targeted subsidy. He remarked that the additional slabs will “help create new categories of electricity tariffs for consumers, and will help reduce the volume of subsidy too”.