Bills delayed, discom draws fire from consumers

GURUGRAM: Residents of areas like Sushant Lok 2 and Sector 56 slammed the discom, alleging delay in receipt of power bills.

Residents said they used to get the bill after two months, but this time they received it after three, and in many cases, well over four months. They said though they tried to contact the complaint centre of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam to apprise their concerns, it fell on deaf ears.

 “We used to pay bills after every two months,” said Sameer Aggarwal, a resident of Sushant Lok C Block. “But now we receive bills after three months.” Residents fear that since as per bill payment slab of discom, the rate of charge per unit increases after consumption of certain number of units, their consumption would be charged cumulatively as against being charges on a 60-day basis, which is the norm.
 The concerns have come on the heels of withdrawal of contract from Haryana Ex-servicemen Commission, which had been carrying out the meter reading for last 10 years. Discom had awarded the work to a NYG Power Solutions in April, the same month most said they didn’t get the bill from. But discom has now refused to extend the contract to NYG Power Solutions, citing ‘dismal work’ which, some officials say, is why consumers did not get bills.



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