The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) is expected to change terms and conditions for domestic consumers to exclude all educational institutions, madressahs, mosques and government offices from the category of consumers enjoying subsidized power rates.
The regulator would be holding a public hearing by the end of this month to seek suggestions from all stakeholders before formally taking a decision, a Nepra official said.
At present, all educational institutions, government offices, mosques, madressahs and other places of worship are included in the domestic category. More than 200,000 consumers are under this category. They are technically not residential consumers but enjoy slab benefits and lifeline facility of domestic consumers. Many of them are even treated as lifeline consumers.