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Electricity Bill Rules: Electricity Department has made a new rule for collecting security money, now the amount will be added to the bill every month.

Central Zone Executive Engineer Gaurav Saklani said that the security deposit is decided on the basis of electricity consumption of the consumer. If the consumer does not pay the electricity bill, some money is already deposited with the Energy Corporation as security deposit. On closing the connection, the entire security amount is refunded to the consumers.

Electricity Bill: Additional Security Deposit (ASD) collected from consumers will be recovered in installments every month. Earlier this was collected in lump sum in a year.

This security deposit is determined on the basis of the consumer’s annual electricity consumption. Which the Energy Corporation has started collecting in installments from the April bill. However, there is still confusion among common consumers regarding this.

In Uttarakhand, electricity rates have been increased by 6.92 percent from this month. Regarding which consumers and opposition political parties are continuously protesting. Meanwhile, the uneasiness of consumers has increased due to addition of additional security deposit in April bills. Actually, ASD was earlier collected only once a year.

Notices were sent to those who did not pay security money

Notices were also sent by the Energy Corporation to those who did not pay the security money. However, due to the huge amount, it was not possible for the common consumer to make the lump sum payment at the end of the financial year and the Energy Corporation had to put in a lot of effort to recover the huge amount.

Now the system of recovering the security deposit in installments has been started from the beginning of the financial year 2024-25. Which will be added to the monthly bill every month.

The deposit remains with the Energy Corporation in the form of security deposit.

Central Zone Executive Engineer Gaurav Saklani said that the security deposit is decided on the basis of electricity consumption of the consumer. If the consumer does not pay the electricity bill, some money is already deposited with the Energy Corporation as security deposit.

On closing the connection, the entire security amount is refunded to the consumers. Also, it is paid with interest. Those whose bill is less than the security deposit already deposited, their bill is reduced by adding it to the deposit.

How to understand additional security deposit

While taking a new connection, both the consumer and the energy corporation are not aware of the annual electricity consumption on the connection. In such a situation, the security deposit deposited at the time of taking the connection is very common.

If the consumer consumes more electricity than the security deposit then their additional security deposit is demanded. For consumers whose electricity consumption is less than the security deposit, their bill is sent after reducing it.

Cycle lasts for 30 days

The cycle of electricity bill is 30 days, whereas, it takes two to seven days to prepare and deliver it to the consumers. Consumers are given seven to 15 days to pay the bill. In such a situation, the consumer would have consumed electricity for 45 days by then. In such a situation, ASD is also charged for excess electricity consumption.

Shyamu Maurya
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