Karnataka’s Gruha Jyothi Scheme registration opened yesterday, June 18. On a unique custom-made page on the Seva Sindhu portal, eligible beneficiaries can register for the programme. One of the electoral promises made by the Congress prior to the 2023 state assembly election was free power for up to 200 units.
According to a press statement from the Karnataka government, more than 55,000 consumers registered on the first day of the “Gruha Jyothi” initiative.
Consumers responded well to the offer to sign up for the programme. Despite the fact that it was Sunday, representatives of all ESCOMs were on the ground supervising the registration process and ensuring sure it went smoothly, according to a statement from the state administration.
The Energy Department of Kamataka issued a statement stating that “the beneficiaries can register for the scheme on Seva Sindhu portal under a special custom-made page for the scheme” (http://sevasindhugs karnataka gov.in/).
If usage is within the beneficiaries’ entitlement, they will start receiving a “zero bill” on August 1.
Who is eligible?
The programme is for Karnataka residential homes whose monthly power consumption is under the average monthly consumption for the fiscal year 2022–2023 plus 10% and stays under the cap of 200 units. The Karnataka government has further declared that customers who utilise more above 200 units must pay the whole amount due.
How can I sign up for the Gruha Jyothi Scheme?
The Seva Sindhu portal’s unique webpage created especially for the programme must be accessed by the recipients.
Use a computer, laptop, or a mobile device to access the website. Prepare scanned copies of your Aadhar cards and your customer account ID (found on your electricity bill) for registration. Registration can also be completed at any power office, the “Bangalore One,” “Grama One,” or “Karnataka One” centres.
You can also call a 24/7 helpline at 1912 for assistance and questions. Two of the five election promises made by the Congress government are the Gruha Jyothi and Gruha Lakshmi schemes.
If a tenant’s electricity consumption satisfies the scheme’s requirements, the programme is also available to rent-paying tenants, according to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.