Cessation of gas, heat and electricity without written warning prohibited in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.20 /Trend E.Ismayilov/
Termination of gas supply, electricity and heat to individuals without the written warning is prohibited in accordance with the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan, the official website of the government said on Monday.
The decisions came into force on February 17 2012.
The decision provides amendments to the rules for using gas, approved on May 12, 2011 and to the rules for using electricity approved on February 2, 2005.
The amendments also prohibited the termination of gas supply, without the written warning of consumers, users of industrial gas plant and termination of electricity to industrial enterprises, railway transport and urban transport.
In this regard, the contracts between operators and consumers will be submitted to the relevant paragraph, which prohibits unlawful cut of gas, electric lines, and the termination of gas supply and electricity without written warning.
Termination of gas, electricity and heating supply, without written warning is considered as an administrative violation in Azerbaijan.
In this regard, the Code of Administrative Offences (Art. 116.0.7) introduced the item providing liability for unlawful termination of gas, electricity and heating system supply, or in cases when the supply of gas, electricity and heating are suspended without written warning to the consumer.
For these violation individuals are fined for 200-500 manat, officials for 1000-1500 manat, legal entities for 2500-3000 manat.
Official exchange rate on Feb.20 is 0.7863 AZN/USD