Delhi Electricity Subsidy Scheme

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, has announced that the electricity subsidy in Delhi will now be voluntary. Residents of Delhi have to decide if they want to avail the subsidy that provides free power up to 200 units per month and 50% rebate up to 400 units per month. Residents need to apply for the voluntary subsidy to continue getting benefits after the announcement of the Delhi New Voluntary Subsidy Scheme. The deadline to apply for the discretionary subsidy is approaching in October.

Key Details Information
Scheme Name Delhi New Voluntary Subsidy Scheme
Launched By Arvind Kejriwal, CM of Delhi
Launch Date September 2022
Application Deadline October 2022

In this article, we will focus on the different methods available to avail the Delhi Electricity Subsidy Scheme. We will also discuss the benefits and objectives of the Delhi Power Subsidy Scheme.


Delhi now has 24x7 electricity after upgrading infrastructure and reducing corruption to save money. 58 million residents use electricity at home in Delhi. Out of this, 47 million get subsidies. 30 million get zero bills and 16-17 million get 50% subsidies.

The Delhi government has now decided that citizens must register for the subsidy if they want to continue getting benefits. Delhi residents have two options to avail subsidies but need to act before October.

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria Details
Monthly Usage Up to 200 units - free, up to 400 units - 50% rebate
Application Register before October 2022
Validity 1 year, renewable annually

Those using up to 200 units per month get electricity free of cost. Those using up to 400 units get a rebate of up to Rs. 800 (50%) in their bills.

Application Process

Eligible applicants can simply register for the voluntary subsidy via WhatsApp if their provider is BSES. The registered mobile number must be linked to the BSES website to apply.

Benefits and Features

Benefits Features
- Free electricity up to 200 units
- 50% rebate up to 400 units
- Voluntary participation
- Annual renewal needed

The scheme aims to provide subsidy as a choice to Delhi residents based on their preferences. Some want the benefit, others don't. Earlier it was mandatory for all.


The Delhi voluntary electricity subsidy scheme makes the power subsidy optional for citizens to choose as per their wish. Residents need to register by October 2022 through WhatsApp to continue availing the benefits. It provides free electricity up to 200 units per month and 50% discount up to 400 units to eligible applicants.


Q1: Who announced the voluntary subsidy scheme?

A1: The scheme was announced by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi.

Q2: How to apply for the subsidy?

A2: Eligible applicants can register via WhatsApp on the number 7011311111 before October 2022.

Q3: Who are eligible for the subsidy?

A3: Residents of Delhi with monthly electricity usage up to 200 units get 100% subsidy and up to 400 units get 50% subsidy.

Q4: How much subsidy is provided?

A4: Up to 200 units per month is free and 201 to 400 units get 50% rebate in bill amount.

Q5: How long does the subsidy last?

A5: The voluntary subsidy is valid for 1 year after registration. It needs to be renewed annually.

Q6: What is the deadline to apply?

A6: The application deadline to register for the 2022-23 subsidy is October 2022.


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