April 19: The government has said that no one will be obliged to pay penalty on electricity tariffs if the consumers clear the dues of previous three months by May 20.
Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kulman Ghising said that a cabinet meeting held recently decided to waive off the penalty of previous three months if they pay the tariffs within the given date. The deadline could again be extended if the current lockdown order is extended to fight against COVID-19.
To implement the cabinet decision taken on March 29, a meeting of the Board of Directors of NEA presided over by Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun took a decision to waive off the penalty.
Minister Pun has also urged the public to clear the dues through online system and help in financial risk reduction of the NEA.
Likewise, the NEA has decided to exempt two percent if the tariff of previous two months is cleared by May 19. -- RSS