KESC Up to Something?

Just received my KESC bill for the month of October. There is a column on the left side of the bill titled ‘Historical Information’ in the bill. Right below this column, there used to be a column that typically went unused. This month, the column says:

Additional amount of Rs 520 paid by Government to KESC on your behalf as tariff subsidy

I tried to match my last months bill and this is not a mere relocation of any historic billing component from some other part of the bill. While I am unaware of the prevalent tariff subsidy regime that might be in place (anybody with more info on this, please enlighten us in comments) but I just got this feeling that this tariff subsidy might be here for a short time only and bringing it to our attention is kind of some precursor to withdrawing the same in the coming months.

8 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    in past too it was being paid by govt.. now as election are close so they’re just highlighting it.. federal govt gives billions to kesc to keep it afloat ,kunda and line losses are too much and honest bill payer and govt pays these kunda charges..

  2. MB (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    haha………. election campaign even on electricity bills……….lolzz, just let 2008 APRIL come and we shall all taste something….

  3. XYZ (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

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    Once the website opens up, pls click on the “LIVE AUDIO” link/button.

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  4. Jamash (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

    Are you sure it was 520 and not 420 ? … ;)

  5. Zainub (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 12:37 am

    If this is part of the election campaign, then you have to give credit to them, at least they’re creative. Sadly for them, most of the people who’ll actually read this portion of the bill will not be gullible enough to fall for it.

  6. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 5:06 am

    @ Jamash: hehe.

    @ xyz, im sure there are plenty of VERY ACTIVE topics where you can share that link. Im pretty sure Geo is not reporting this story.

    Good to see KMB getting back to ‘normal’. Even though I realise the current situation is a national issue that affects us all; after a point & especially if there is nothing one can do about it the whole issue gets boring.

    The back and forth in the form of bickering/mud-slinging and name calling does noting but add to the frustations.

    Coming back to KESC, we were out of the country for the entire month of October, still KESC sent a bill of rs 18000. o_O!.

    Had to go to the main office, write letters & make phone calls to get it fixed.

    The subsidy sounds good, but im sure the various forms of taxes on the tarrif exceed the provided releif. + the rise in per unit tarrif over the years does not justify the quality of service since power break-downs & frequent surges that blow up applainces is still the norm in various parts of the city.

  7. Mufakkir (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 7:32 am


    They can’t manage their losses and now they come tell us they’ve been given ‘khairaat’ because of us.


    BTW I’m seeing it since the last 3 months on my KESC bill.

  8. Hassan Abbas (unregistered) on November 9th, 2007 @ 2:37 am

    Its actually bogus. they paid nothing coz if they has paid then the bill of the current should not be that much, i has to be reduced.

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