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New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board on Tuesday prolonged its water bill waiver scheme by three months till September 30. As many as 4,08,374 customers have benefited from the scheme till now.

DJB Director (Revenue) Paras Ram mentioned in a round: “The Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board vide his order dated June 30 has approved extension of the scheme up to September 30, 2020.” The deadline has been prolonged a number of instances earlier too.

All income officers ought to give broad publicity to the scheme and guarantee obligatory motion for elevating payments as per the scheme and wherever doable, it added.

Taking to Twitter, DJB Vice-Chairman and AAP chief Raghav Chadha mentioned that the extension will profit those that haven’t been in a position to avail of the scheme because of lockdown restrictions.

He mentioned that the Kejriwal authorities had determined to increase the rebate scheme because of the truth that many customers would keep away from visiting their respective ZRO workplaces through the coronavirus pandemic.

“Considering both the physical and financial health of the Delhi Jal Board consumers, an appropriate decision has been taken. The Board is very much alive to the restriction on movement and the inability of consumers to visit the Zonal Revenue Offices (ZRO) offices during this pandemic,” Chadha added.

In August final 12 months, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had introduced a one-time water arrear waiver for over 13 lakh defaulting customers with practical meters in a bid to make them pay their pending payments.

The scheme will cowl the customers whose payments had been pending till March 31, 2019. Under the scheme, 100 per cent Late Payment Surcharge (LPSC) waiver will likely be given to all home and industrial customers.

The rebate in principal quantity will likely be on the premise of class of colonies. In Delhi, colonies are graded from classes A to H by the municipal companies for the aim of imposing home tax. The E, F, G and H class areas will likely be fully exempted from paying the pending payments till March 31, 2019.

A 75 per cent exemption will likely be given to customers residing in D class areas. People residing in C class areas will obtain 50 per cent exemption whereas A and B class areas will likely be given exemption as much as 25 per cent on the water payments.

Consumers who set up meters after the graduation of the scheme are required to submit functions to furnish their names, addresses, and paperwork of meters put in to their respective ZROs. The type could also be dropped within the “Meter Installation Intimation Box” positioned on the ZRO workplaces.