Haryana Government has notified the “Power Tariff Subsidy Scheme” to provide affordable power supply to the Micro and Small Enterprises in the state. Under this scheme, Micro and Small Enterprises in ‘C’ and ‘D’ Category blocks would be provided power tariff subsidy of Rs two per unit for 3 years from the date of release of power connection.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Industries and Commerce Department said that the scheme would commence with effect from August 15,2015 for providing power tariff subsidy and would remain in operation for a period of 5 years.
He said that such units to whom electricity power connection have been released on or after notification of Enterprises Promotion Policy, 2015 that is August 15,2015 and upto August 14,2020 would be eligible for power tariff subsidy. He said that the Micro and Small Enterprises established in the ‘C’ and ‘D’ Category blocks, which have filed Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM) with respective district industries centre that is on portal https://udyogaadhaar.gov.in would be eligible under the scheme.
While referring to the eligibility condition of the scheme, the spokesman said that the enterprise should not have been placed in the restrictive list as notified by the State government from time to time. Apart from this, the enterprise should be in regular production at the time of release of subsidy and the same would not be released to a closed unit. The electric power connection should have been released on or after August 15,2015 and upto August 14,2020.
He said that application on prescribed form for the grant of power tariff subsidy along with requisite documents would be submitted to the Director of Industries and Commerce, on the web portal of the department. The application would be processed and examined and deficiencies, if any, would be communicated to the applicant in writing within a period of 10 working days. The applicant would be given a time period of two weeks to rectify the deficiencies so pointed out, he added.
He said that in case the deficiencies are not removed within prescribed period, the claim may be filed by the Competent Authority, under intimation to the party through portal. The enterprise would not be required to submit any additional document other than specified without approval of competent authority. He said that the claim application so filed may be reopened with the orders of Administrative Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, provided request for the same is received within a period of 30 days from the date of rejection of the claim by the designated Competent Authority.
The spokesman said that the sanctioned amount would be directly credited in the bank account of applicant through State Government Treasury. The applicant would submit the affidavit and pre-receipt before releasing the subsidy amount, he said adding that Director, Industries and Commerce would be competent authority for sanction of Power Tariff Subsidy.
He said that the applicant would submit claim application within 6 months from the date of issuance of notification of this scheme for taking the re-imbursement for the period that is August 15,2015 to the date of notification of this scheme. However, the applicant would submit subsequent claims of each quarter within 6 months after closing of quarter of the Financial Year. Otherwise the applicant would forfeit the entitlement for the power tariff subsidy.
He said that appeal against orders passed by the Competent Authority would lie with the Administrative Secretary, Industries and Commerce within a period of 30 days from the date of communication of orders appealed against. The order passed by the Administrative Secretary in appeal would be final. He said that in case, it is found at any stage that the applicant has claimed the Power Tariff Subsidy on the basis of any false information, the applicant would besides refunding the subsidy amount with compound rate of interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum and facing legal action, would be debarred from grant of any incentives or assistance from the State Government.