By issuing new rule, the department has added additional burden over the electricity consumers.
Whether you have to take a new connection or take a reconnection for some reason , now consumers will have to pay GST in addition to the prescribed fee.
The new rule has been implemented. Department has issued the order to collect the GST by issuing the letter.
However, the department will not get any money from the taxes levied in addition to the prescribed fee.The amount of tax that will be charged with the fee will go to the state and central government accounts.
Every month a huge amount of money will go into the government fund with the new rule.
Due to the power bill arrears if your electricity connection has been cut you will now have to pay 18% GST in addition to the prescribed fee for reconnection of power.Apart from this, the other services related to the department will also be taxed.
The application fee, meter rent, bad meter check fee, meter and service line transfers, duplicate bill charge, for the new connection has been mentioned in the letter.