Maharashtra: Now consumers can pay electricity bills through NEFT, RTGS

ST Correspondent
Friday, 8 May 2020

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has allowed all consumers including the residential and Co-operative Housing Society (CHS) to use RTGS and NEFT for paying the electricity bill exceeding the amount Rs 10,000. Earlier MSEDCL had given the only option of paying it by cheques. 

Pune: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has allowed all consumers including the residential and Co-operative Housing Society (CHS) to use RTGS and NEFT for paying the electricity bill exceeding the amount Rs 10,000. Earlier MSEDCL had given the only option of paying it by cheques. 

Various platforms for online payment
“The MSEDCL consumers primarily pay their electricity bills through cheque even if the online facility is available. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown has affected the banking transactions. Considering this situation, MSEDCL has given the option of RTGS and NEFT for consumers having a bill of Rs 10,000 and above. Even the single and three-phase residential consumers having a bill of Rs 10,000 and above can make payment through this system. Along with this, the consumers can make online payment through credit card, net banking, debit card, google pay, cash card, UPI, digital wallet etc.,” said MSEDCL in a press statement.

Virtual account details of MSEDCL
MSEDCL is printing the bank details on the electricity bills of residential and CHS consumers whose bill is more than Rs 10,000. These consumers can avail this facility by using the virtual account details of MSEDCL given on their bill in their RTGS and NEFT application they submit to their bank. Also, the consumer can make payment only in the account number given on their electricity bill. 
 
Direct Link through SMS 
 “To make payment remotely from their home, MSEDCL sends direct payment links via SMS to LT consumers. A direct payment link is being sent via SMS including the details of bill amount, due date, etc. to the consumers who have registered their mobile number with MSEDCL. 

"The consumer can make payment using this link. The consumers who have not yet registered their mobile number with MSEDCL can send an SMS through that number by typing MREG(space)(12 digit consumer number) to 9930399303. Apart from this, the consumer can also register by logging on to MSEDCL website, i.e. www.mahadiscom.in or MSEDCL’s Mahavitaran Mobile app,” read the statement.

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