By: Pune Pulse
September 14, 2023
Pune: During the current financial year, an average of 1,20,000 household electricity consumers in the state paid their electricity bills every month but incurred penalties for failing to meet the payment deadline.
In response, Lokesh Chandra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahavitaran, has appealed to electricity consumers to pay their bills on time to avoid penalties and to take advantage of discounts by paying their bills online and in advance.
Deputy Chief Minister and Energy Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has assured consumers of quality electricity and has emphasized the importance of providing customer-oriented service. In line with this, Mahavitaran has taken the initiative to offer discounts on electricity bills to customers.
Lokesh Chandra has reported that, since April 1 2023, an average of 1,389,000 customers from various categories have paid their electricity bills regularly every month, but have incurred a penalty of 15% for paying after the due date. Of these customers, 1,231,000 are domestic, 133,000 are commercial, and 17,000 are industrial.
The electricity bill issued by Mahavitaran clearly states that payment is due within 21 days from the date of the bill. Failure to pay by the due date incurs a penalty of 1/5 per cent. To avoid this penalty, customers are advised to pay their bills on or before the due date. Prompt bill payment by Mahavitaran customers is incentivized through the use of online payment and Go Green options, which offer significant discounts on electricity bills.
Customers who pay their bills before the due date receive a one per cent discount for prompt payment. By paying online through the Bill Bheem App, Google Pay, Paytm, bank apps, Mahavitaran website, or Mahavitaran mobile app, customers receive a discount of 5%. Additionally, customers who opt for the eco-friendly Go Green option of receiving bills by email are also eligible for discounts.