Delhi government power subsidy: How to apply for free electricity subsidy in Delhi online and offline

Here's how to continue getting power subsidy/ free electricity in Delhi

The Delhi government has recently announced that electricity subsidy in the national capital will be optional from October 1st onwards and extended only to residents who opt for it. At present, free 24×7 electricity is provided to all domestic consumers using up to 200 units of power in a month. With this new government scheme, it will now be mandatory for people to apply for Delhi electricity subsidy to continue getting these benefits. Consumers can opt for the power subsidy through online and offline methods from 14th September onwards.

What is the Delhi government power subsidy?

Power subsidy is the rebate that Delhi government offers on electricity bills to keep the cost of electricity lower than the market rate for domestic consumers (or higher than the market rate for producers). Under the current Delhi government power subsidy scheme:

  • Domestic consumers with a power consumption of up to 200 units per month get a 100 percent subsidy i.e., free electricity.
  • Domestic consumers with a power consumption of 201-400 units in a month get a 50 percent subsidy (or up to Rs 800).
Anywhere north of 400 units is not subsidised and you will have to pay the full bill.

How to apply for free electricity subsidy in Delhi online

Those who wish to apply for free electricity subsidy in Delhi can do the same via missed call or WhatsApp. The government has issued the number 7011311111 for the online service.

Follow the below step-by-step guide to successfully register for the Delhi power subsidy:

Via missed call

  • Give a missed call on 7011311111 to receive an SMS link on your phone.
  • Open the message and click on the link. It’ll redirect you to a WhatsApp form.
  • Fill in the required details like language and CA number, and confirm the details to submit the application. You’ll receive an acknowledgement number for the same.

Via WhatsApp

  • Save the number for Delhi government power subsidy scheme 7011311111 on your mobile phone.
  • Open WhatsApp and send the message “Hi” on the same number to receive a form.
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  • Fill in the required details like language and CA number, and confirm the details to submit the application. You’ll receive an acknowledgement number for the same.

How to apply for free electricity subsidy in Delhi offline

Each consumer will receive a letter/consent form enclosed with their electricity bill for the next two cycles. So, if you wish to apply for a power subsidy offline, wait for your next bill.

  • Fill in all the required details in the consent form enclosed with your BSES bill, such as your name, mobile number, address, voter ID card number, CA number and signature.
  • Walk into your designated collection centre (BRPL/BYPL division office) and submit the filled and signed application form at the subsidy counter.

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the subsidy form enclosed with your latest BSES bill to receive the SMS link on your phone and complete the application process online.

IMPORTANT: Whether you register online or offline, you’ll receive an SMS or e-mail within three days of submitting the form that you will continue to receive your power subsidy.

What do you need to apply for Delhi government’s free power subsidy?

In order to apply for Delhi power subsidy either online or offline, you need to keep your CA number handy. CA number (or Consumer Number) is a unique account number assigned by the electricity board to each user. You can easily find this number on your electricity bill. In case you don’t have the access to your previous or current bill, you can visit the official BSES website, sign in to your account, and download the PDF of the bill to find the CA number.

FAQs

When is the last date to apply for free electricity subsidy in Delhi?

If you wish to receive the free power subsidy from October 1st onwards, you need to apply for it before October 31st. Those who submit the application in November will have to pay the full bill for the month of October and get the subsidy from November 1st onwards. Those who apply in December will have to pay the full bill for October and November months and get a subsidy from December 1st onwards. So basically, the subsidy will start from the month in which the application has been submitted and the full bill will have to be paid for the preceding months.

Will you need to apply for the Delhi government’s free power subsidy every year?

Yes. The Delhi government has decided that people will get a chance to opt in or out of their subsidy every year. So should you wish to continue enjoying the benefit, you need to renew your subsidy application on a yearly basis.

How many people are taking free power subsidy in Delhi?

According to statistics, there are 58 lakh domestic consumers in Delhi, out of which 47 lakh families get power subsidy. Of these, around 30 lakh people have zero electricity bills.