A proposal has been sent to Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) by the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) so that the rate of electricity can be increased by Rs. 1.67 per unit for the fiscal 2021-22. This increase, will if approved, will be for all categories of users in rural and urban areas. The proposal has been made to aid the insufficient income of the MESCOM.
Recovery of specified charges, demand charges and 30% specified charges have been considered in the proposal. MESCOM has also requested the KERC for a revision of cross subsidy, surcharge and additional surcharge with respect to annual income of 2021-2022.
The locations covered by MESCOM include districts of Dakshina Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga. In the previous year, MESCOM had requested the KERC to increase the unit rate by 62 paise per unit and the latter approved for a raise of 40 paise.
Any objections to this proposal can be made by the public till the end of this month. One can send objections in prescribed form to Receipts officer, KERC, 16C-1, Miller Tank Bed Area, Vasanatha Nagar, Bengaluru in six sets. In addition to this, one copy of the objections needs to be sent to the superintendent engineer (commercial), corporate office, Mescom Bhavan, Bejai, Mangaluru.