Consumers to get bill on average basis; update your details to get e bill-PSPCL
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Today PSPCL has instructed its field staff to aware the consumers that “physical delivery of bill would not be possible, but their bill would be made available through PSPCL Seva mobile app and PSPCL website, SMS and email meter reading will be restricted and consumers having Automated Meter Reading (AMR)* shall be served with actual consumption based bill. In the absence of meter reading, electricity bill would be issued on average basis”
Moreover a PSPCL consumer is requested to register/ update their email id and mobile numbers at https://contactregistration.pspcl.in so that they may receive, view their electricity bills.
Earlier on April,7 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced reduction in fixed charges for electricity consumers, along with deferment of deadline for payment of bills, no new disconnection shall be carried out against non-payment till restrictions are withdrawn by the Authority, the Chief Minister has further ordered.
As per the Chief Minister’s directives, due date of electricity bills of all the Domestic & Commercial consumers, having current monthly/bimonthly bills up to Rs. 10000/- payable on or after 20th March, 2020, has been extended up to 20th April, 2020, without levy of late payment surcharge. Further, 1% rebate will be given to the consumers (exclusive of any previous arrears) who will pay electricity bills online through digital modes by original due date.
The same applies to all electricity bills payable on or after 20th March, 2020 of all the Industrial consumers – Medium Supply (MS) and Large Supply (LS) Industrial Consumers. The fixed charges of the industrial consumers will also be exempted for the next two months, w.e.f 23.3.2020, and Energy Charges may be fixed commensurate with reduction in Fixed Charges (single rate), the Chief Minister has instructed.
Since the Revised Energy Charges will be paid by consumers and will not be considered for subsidy, the MS and LS Industrial Consumers whose units remained closed during this period will not be required to pay any electricity dues.
However, for other non-essential services which require visiting consumer premises for meter reading, billing, release of new connections etc. may be discontinued during the lockdown period.
- About AMR
Automatic meter reading (AMR) is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from the energy meter and transfer that data to a central database for billing.