The UT electricity department has refused to implement monthly billing system under which nearly 2.40 lakh power consumers residents could have ended up paying less in the city.
Shortage of staff and software requirements were cited as the reasons for the rejection. This after the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) had directed the department to shift to the new billing system.
“It has been observed that despite repeated directions of the commission, the petitioner (UT electricity department) has not yet moved to monthly billing from bi-monthly billing for domestic and commercial/non-residential category consumers.
The commission takes serious note of this and directs the petitioner to implement monthly billing for all category of consumers (except agriculture) with immediate effect in accordance with the Supply Code Regulations Read More