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Domestic power tariff for lawyers’ chambers

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The Delhi cabinet on Friday approved domestic power tariff for lawyers’ chambers in courts across the national capital.
The development comes after several representations were made by lawyers from various courts to Power Minister Satyendar Jain, requesting that they be charged domestic tariff rates for electricity.
Talking to the press, Jain said that taking into consideration the long-pending demand of lawyers, the cabinet has approved that the lawyers chambers located on court premises will be charged domestic tariff rates for electricity. So far, the lawyers chambers were charged as commercial electricity connections.
Jain said the lawyers will continue to get the bills as per commercial rates, but will be later subsidised by the state government as per the norms applicable to the domestic consumers.
As per the scheme, those consuming up to 400 units get 50 per cent subsidy on their bills. The scheme benefits around 36 lakh or 90 per cent of the consumers in the national capital.