Highlighting that the power consumers are facing hardship in paying the power charges in digital mode or by cheque, city’s traders recently urged the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to allow them to pay the bills in cash. Till recently, the power consumers were free to pay the charges in cash. But to discourage cash transaction, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited recently capped cash payment of power bills upto Rs 5,000. The rule is meant for all categories of customers and payments above the upper limit has to be made digitally.
A delegation of Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) administrator team members recently met Dilip Dodke, Chief Engineer, MSEDCL, and discussed the issue with him. The visiting members said that the consumers should also be allowed to pay the electric bills up to Rs 25,000 in cash. Apart from this, Farooque Akbani, member of the association, said the frequent power cuts especially in the commercial areas of the city are also troubling the traders. “Considering the upcoming festive season, the power distribution company should supply uninterrupted power to the traders,” he said. Dilip Dodke assured to take positive steps. Sachin Punyani, Gajanand Gupta, Salim Ajani and others were present.