Electricity Distribution Ltd (MSEDCL) Tuesday cited arrears above Rs 70,000 crore and asked its consumers to pay their bills regularly.
Also known as Mahavitaran, the state-owned discom in a statement said, “An electricity bill is not a government tax or tax levied by the local self government bodies. Electricity bill means the payment made for the actual consumption of electricity by the consumers.
If there is no electricity connection, there is no question of paying the electricity bill.
Also, if the electricity is not used even after taking the connection, there is no need to pay extra except for the fixed charges.
Therefore, when you are using electricity, the charge of the electricity that you have consumed is nothing but the electricity bill and it is the duty of the consumer to pay it regularly every month.”