The largest electricity distribution utility of India, MahaDiscom has requested all their consumers to pay their pending Electricity bills, if any, as they have undertaken an invasive recovery drive.
As the financial year is at its end, the Aurangabad circle of MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited) has launched this recovery drive campaign to collect all the long-overdue bills.
Under this campaign, MSEDCL has disconnected power supply permanently for 1,752 households that fall under their circle for not paying their electricity dues. Payment dues worth INR 18.96 crore are to be recovered from these consumers.
As reported by officials of MSEDCL, for another 3,285 users, the electricity is cut short temporarily since INR 19.3 crore is to be retrieved from these consumers.
The authorities also said that they have entirely recorded collecting INR 17.64 crore during this recovery drive; this amount is netted from only 4,130 customers and still the drive will continue aggressively until the recovery is completed.
This drive is taking place in Aurangabad city, rural areas surrounding it and the Jalna district.
Till now, Aurangabad has collected over INR 10.45 lakhs from 2,514 household and commercial consumers. Among this, over 1,092 consumers lost electricity momentarily for the time being and 1,000 customers are cut off completely losing power connection permanently. The massive amounts worth INR 20 crore are to be recovered from the customers who haven’t paid their dues and lost their electricity supply in turn.
The Chief Engineer, Suresh Ganeshkar of MSEDCL, has appealed to all the consumers for their cooperation with this campaign and come forward to pay their outstanding dues. He also asked consumers to abstain from any illegal activities such as meter tampering and power theft among others. They also asked the consumers to pay their bills online by going through the official website of state power utility or a mobile app. It is to ensure that all the dues are transferred directly into their account, and the customers wouldn’t have to stand in long queues at their respective branches to pay the bills.