Electricity meter new rules 2020: The Central government of India is all set to set new rules in the power sector. For the first electricity consumers will get new power in the country. The power ministry is also considering suggestions from the common people and the state governments to make the new electricity rules. Scroll down to know more about it.
Now people will get an electricity connection only when they are willing to install smart or prepaid meters. If consumers have any doubts regarding the electricity bill, the distribution companies will provide you with taking real-time consumption details. Consumers will be able to install this smart or prepaid meter on their own or can get it from discom.
No pressure will be put on consumers in order to take the meter from the discom itself. The consumer will get the option to send the bill details by himself. Not only this, but the distribution company will also not be able to send you provisional bills. In an emergency situation, provisional bills can be sent only 2 times in a financial year. It should be noted that during Coronavirus, these companies have sent think bills.
Electricity consumers will get a new advantage, if they are paying the bill after 60 days they will get a 2-5 % discount, payment of the electricity bill can be done by cash, check, debit card, or net banking. But bill payment of 1000 rupees or above will be done online only. Rules for cutting, retracting, changing meters, billing, and payment will be made easier.
Compensation will be directly linked with the bill. There will be a 24×7 toll-free center for consumers. A mobile app will be launched to get a new connection, cut the connection, shift the connection. Any change in services like changing names, changing load, changing meter can also be done through this app.