Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has appealed to consumers to pay monthly bills using online payment facilities
Aurangabad: The demand for waving the monthly electricity bill of all the consumers is gathering momentum with Aurangabad-based citizen group submitting a memorandum to the state government, claiming that income of many families has taken a hit due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“The monthly bills corresponding to the period of lockdown must be waived completely. It will offer some relief to families under financial stress due to the lockdown. The government should take a decision to this effect at the earliest,” civic activist Rajendra Datey Patil said.
“Salaried employees from the private sector, dailywage workers and farmers are among the worst-hit due to the outbreak of Covid 19, as their income has taken a massive beating,” he added.
Meanwhile, amid the strained financial conditions due to non-recovery of bills during the current lockdown, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has appealed to consumers to pay monthly bills using online payment facilities. The state power utility has already announced that it would not levy delayed-payment charges on consumers during the lockdown.
Notably, citing poor recovery of monthly bills from consumers during the current lockdown, state energy minister Nitin Raut has already sought financial help worth Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre for the benefit of the state power utility.