MSEDCL distributes Rs 49.69 crore as interest to “low tension” consumers in Pune zone
PUNE: Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has started giving the interest amounting to total of Rs 49.69 crore on deposit amount of 25.90 lakh low tension power consumers in Pune zone. This amount is being adjusted in the monthly power bills from April to June 2017.
It is mandatory for power consumers in all categories to give security deposit to MSEDCL as per Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission(MERC) rules. Interest is paid on this amount as per bank base rate. MSEDCL will be giving interest amounting to Rs 31.93 crore to 21.65 lakh power consumers in low tension category in Pune Zone which comprises of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad cities and Manchar, Rajgurunagar and Mulshi divisions. It will give interest amounting to Rs 9.05 crore to 2.61 lakh power consumers in commercial category; Rs 5.12 crore to 37,461 industrial consumers; Rs 2.41 crore to 1.09 lakh agriculture pump power consumers and Rs 1.18 crore to other 18,000 consumers.
Separate bills have been sent to 5.14 lakh consumers to pay additional security depoit of Rs 72 crore with the monthly power bills of April/ May 2017. Out of which 1.09 lakh consumers have paid Rs 7.7 crore. One month’s average monthly bill has to be paid as security deposit as per MERC directives.
MSEDCL has appealed to consumers that have not paid additional security deposit till now to pay it. The low tension power consumers in Pune division can check their additional security deposit amount and also pay it online using the MSEDCL’s authorized website: www.mahadiscom.in. They can also use the mobile app of MSEDCL for this purpose.