Power utility MSEDCL will get tough with bill payment defaulters

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 9 February 2019

Hinting at strict action against defaulters, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) Regional Director Sanjay Taksande has directed the officials to get tough while recovering dues of over Rs 133.52 crore from over 7.03 lakh MSEDCL consumers.

Pune: Hinting at strict action against defaulters, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) Regional Director Sanjay Taksande has directed the officials to get tough while recovering dues of over Rs 133.52 crore from over 7.03 lakh MSEDCL consumers.
 
He was interacting with the 1,500 engineers, officials and representatives at Prakash Bhavan. 

During the interaction, Chief Engineer (Quality Control) Shankar Tayade, General Manager (Finance & Accounting) Alok Gangurde, Superintending Engineer Sundar Lapte, Pankaj Tangalpallaywar, Rajendra Pawar and Deputy General Manager (IT) Eknath Chavan were present. 

Taksande said, “Recovery of electricity bills in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and rural areas is poor. Although for last two years strict action has been initiated against defaulters in Pune division, the number of defaulters in on the higher side. Thus, the dues should be recovered in this month otherwise the officers and engineers might face action for negligence towards their work.” 

The regional director held a meeting with all 12 zonal engineers recently in Pune. This was followed by a review of the outstanding dues and guidance regarding the recovery. 

Instructions for immediate action should be taken if there is unauthorised use of electricity even after the temporary or permanent power supply is discontinued, he siad. 

As many as 7.03 lakh MSEDCL consumers, including domestic, commercial and industrial houses have not paid Rs 133.52 crore in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Mulshi, Ambegaon, Junnar, Maval and Khed in rural areas to the utility.

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