MSEDCL disconnects electric supply of more than 30k customers for non-payment of bills

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Pune : In the last 25 days, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has disconnected the electricity supply of 30,217 non-agricultural accounts due to non-payment of electricity bills despite repeated appeals.

As per information, currently, 7,80, 611 domestic, commercial and industrial customers in Pune district have an outstanding balance of Rs 200 crore 25 lakh.

As per information from Mahavitaran, all the authorized electricity bill payment centres of Mahavitaran in the Pune district will be open during office hours on Saturday (August 26) and Sunday (August 27) to facilitate the payment of current and overdue electricity bills of consumers. Interestingly, even if the electricity bill is overdue for one month, the process of disconnecting the electricity supply is going on as per the rules, regardless of the amount of the bill.

Under Pune Regional Division, in Pune district mainly, 6 lakh 79 thousand 378 domestic customers have a balance of Rs 134 crore 34 lakh, 79 thousand 418 commercial customers have a balance of Rs 45 crore 12 lakh and 11 thousand 815 industrial customers have a balance Rs 20 crore 79 lakhs. Therefore, in the last 25 days, the electricity supply of 30 thousand 217 household, commercial and industrial defaulters has been disconnected. Mahavitaran has appealed to the electricity consumers to pay the overdue bills immediately and avoid disconnection.

Electricity consumers can pay the bills online anytime and anywhere through the website as well as through the mobile app of Mahavitaran. Apart from this, Mahavitaran has provided the facility of payment through RTGS or NEFT to all small-pressure customers with bills above Rs 5000. 

The details of the required information are available on the electricity bill of the concerned customer. Additionally, an independent team is investigating the electricity connection of the arrears whose electricity supply has been cut off in the ongoing ‘Dhadak’ campaign of Mahavitaran. If the defaulters are found using electricity from neighbours or other places through wire or cable, action is taken against the neighbours and related defaulters as per section 135/138 of the Indian Electricity Act 2003.

Shreyas Vange