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CITIZEN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

 

General

1.

Citizens who intend to purchase property in NDMC are advised to have ' no dues certificate ' from the Commercial Department of NDMC for electricity & water dues in order to aprotected void inconvenience.

2.

The landlords are advised to ask their tenants to obtain 'no dues certificate' for electricity & water dues while vacating the premises.

3.

Consumers of electricity and water supply are advised to make payment on or before the due date to aprotected void levy of surcharge @ 1.5% per month and disconnection of supply.

 

Energy Conservation

 

     The electricity is precious. Every unit of energy saved is additional unit of energy generated. So it is expected from the citizens that they would conserve electricity in their own interest as well as in the interest of the nation. A few tips in this regard are as under :-

DO's

 

DON'Ts

Put on the light/fan/coolers only when required. Use natural light wherever possible.

 

Don't keep the light/fan/coolers on when not in use.

Use fluorescent tubes/compact fluorescent lamps in place of ordinary incandescent lamps.

 

Aprotected void using incandescent lamps as these draw considerably higher power than CFL/Fluorescent tubes.

Use ordinary signboards fitted with fluorescent tubes.

 

Don't use Neon Signboards, as the electricity consumption of such signboard is about 10 times higher than ordinary fluorescent tube fitted signboard.

Use right capacity capacitors with the induction motors of 5 HP & more capacity.

 

Don't run the induction motors of 5 HP & above without right capacity capacitors. It will increase the energy consumption/bill also.

Use separate control for each light/fan so that the same could be used optionally.

 

Don't put the light/fans in group control. This will lead to wastage of energy & higher billing as well.

Use only fan or coolers in the peak hours in the evening

 

Don't use air-conditioners at peak hours in the evening.

Use LPG for cooking instead of electric heaters/hot-plate etc.

 

Don't use electric heaters for cooking purpose, as it is costly in comparison to LPG.

Keep the electric wiring in proper condition.

 

Don't connect the load higher than the sanctioned limit, otherwise 50% misuse charges are leviable.

Use the domestic connection for residential purpose only

 

Don't use the domestic connection for non-domestic purpose, otherwise non-domestic / commercial tariff along with 50% misuse charges are chargeable.

Use the electricity connection for the premises only for which it is sanctioned.

 

Don't extend the electricity to the other premises, otherwise non-domestic/ commercial tariff along with 50% misuse charges are chargeable.

      Generally there are complaints of inflated electricity bills but on verification it has been found that consumers are using heavy duty appliances i.e. geysers, heat convectors, heaters, electric iron, hot plates, ovens etc. Consumers are advised to use these appliances sparingly to minimize their energy consumption. If these appliances are used for 4 hours a day, the monthly expenses will be for Air conditioner (1.5 tonnes) Rs. 1,000/-, Geyser (storage type) Rs. 600/-, Geyser (Instant) Rs. 1,200/- Single Hot Plate/Elect. Iron Rs. 400/-, Heat Convector Rs. 400-800/- and Electric Oven Rs. 1,000/-.



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