MSEDCL will not accept cash for bills over Rs 5,000

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) on Tuesday announced that consumers will not be allowed to pay more than Rs 5,000 in cash for electricity bills at any collection counter across the state from November 1.
“It is a major decision that we have taken as per directives from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission. Those with bills above Rs 5,000 will have to compulsorily opt for online payment through our mobile app or website,” said a senior official. He said that all consumers receiving bills with payment over Rs 5,000 are being provided with bank details of MSEDCL.
“We are encouraging them to use our website and mobile app to make payments through netbanking, RTGS, mobile wallets and other online methods only,” he added.
The MSEDCL distributes electricity to over 2.6 crore consumers across the state and arrears of bills in MMR is over Rs 1,100 crore.
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