LESCO: In response to the Fuel Price Adjustment, Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) gave three million users relief worth Rs6.43 billion (FPA). According to Dawn, the total of Rs6.43 billion includes Rs2.187 billion and Rs2.94 billion in relief payments made to 2.17 million and 1.12 million consumers, respectively, who used 200 and 300 units in June 2022.
The mechanism used to eliminate FPA fees for users of up to 200 and 300 units, on the other hand, has consumers perplexed.
“A few days ago, I waited in the lengthy line for about an hour. When it was my turn, I presented the bill to the on-duty officials. The representative returned my August bill to me after noticing that I had used less than 300 units in that month, explaining that this reduction was only available to customers who had used up to 300 units in the month of June and not in July or August.”
He explained why the public was not made aware of this process via SMS, social media, or other channels of communication.
The Rs6.43 billion in relief, according to Chaudhry Muhammad Amin, CEO of Lesco, was granted to household and tube well consumers. According to a statement he released, “The entire assistance (Rs6.43 billion) also includes relief of Rs1.30 billion handed to 46,000 tube well consumers.”
According to a company representative, relief is currently only available to customers who used up to 300 units in June but were nevertheless charged FPA for that same month on their August bills.
She added, “In a similar vein, the respite would also be available for individuals who utilized up to 300 units in July and August onward and are to be charged FPA for these months in their next bills.
She claimed that the business kept educating the general public about this issue through the media and other forms of communication.
On Monday, the Lesco administration announced that an open virtual court would be held on September 14 to address any public complaints regarding the corporation. The prime minister gave the order to launch the e-courts.