Rs 1,500 fine for dud cheques to MSEDCL | Pune News
Pune: Electricity consumers whose bill payment cheques are not honoured will have to pay a fine of Rs 1 ,500 or the bank’s charges whichever is higher. At present, Rs 350 is charged as fine for dishonoured cheques.
A statement issued by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd said the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission recently approved the revision of fine in its order pertaining to the midterm review petition filed by the power utility.
About 1.75 lakh consumers from Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Mulshi, Junnar, Khed, Ambegaon and Maval pay their electricity bills through cheques. Of these, 3,500 to 4,000 cheques are dishonoured every month.
The cheques submitted must be honoured before the last date for paying electricity bills. In case of dishonoured cheques, consumers also face disconnection in addition to the fine. TNN
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