PURVANCHAL VIDYUT VITRAN NIGAM LIMITED — Maximum use 30 units, minimum charge 100 units
ArArvind Kumar Rai
There are low income group consumers living in two small room flats in ADA colony. At the time of sanction of electricity connection the authorities misled the consumers (in bulk) that connection is sanctioned for a load of minimum two kilo watt for which fixed rent of rs. 120/ ( @ rs 60 per KW) per month + used unit cost will be charged. The consumers felt that fixing of minimum two kw load is excessive and unjustified but they took connection as it was available without bribe in a camp.
Now the electricity corporation is charging rs 120 per month + user charge for minimum 100 unit per month, even though a consumer might have used 30 unit maximum or even he might have locked his home for months. If a meter is indicating more than 100 units then only it will be billed on the basis of unit reading. Many consumer are saying that when they went to pay their dues on the basis of meter reading, the authorities said that the consumer is liable for penalty for under billing as his meter reading is below 100 unit pm .
Is it not nonsense ? Is it not a corporate cheating ? Is it not an extortion ?
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