JPDCL launches campaign to promote electricity bill payment from home

JAMMU: In a significant move, Jammu Power Development Corporation Ltd has launched a campaign to promote Electricity Bill Payment from Home-Bijli Bill Bharna Hua aasan, Ghar Baithe Karo Bukhtan- Campaign.”
To increase revenue collection, the new campaign is being launched to facilitate from-home electricity bill payment for the convenience of consumers.
The JPDCL strives to save the time of the consumers so that they don’t have to stand in queues at Banks to pay their electricity bills. Also, to avoid crowds during Covid-19, JPDCL is making efforts to educate consumers and facilitate payment of electricity bills sitting at home.
To achieve the above cited objectives, the meter readers of the concerned sub-divisions shall visit every JPDCL registered consumer to sensitize and install Bill Sahuliyat App in the mobile phone of at least one member of every household and map their consumer id so that most of the consumer switch to online bill payment mode and do not visit banks every month to pay their electricity bills.
A GPRS enabled POS machine shall be handed over to the Sub-Divisions which shall subsequently operationalize existing revenue centre and hand over POS machine to meter readers so that consumers can instantly make payments using Debt and Credit cards. The POS machine shall be made available at Revenue Centre till late hours during the month of February and March since revenue collection increases drastically during these two months. This shall ensure that consumers shall have alternative arrangement to make their electricity Bill Payment. During the arrear recovery in the month of February and March, a large number of disconnections are made and consumers usually have no resort to make instant payment, the POS terminals shall ensure on spot payment of electricity bills. Vehicles having posters and banners of the campaign shall be hired at Divisional Level and shall be sent to every nook and corner to make this campaign a huge success.
This campaign will be of significant help for working and daily wage people who can’t take out time to visit banks and pay their electricity bills.
This shall also help in boosting the revenue of the JPDCL as revenue collection will be made convenient and revenue collection can be done from consumer households.
Tentative Schedule:
The campaign for downloading of Bill Sahuliyat App shall start on 10th of January after the bills for the month of December are issued by the sub-divisional offices.
The process of collecting bills through POS shall start from 20th of January after the terms and conditions are negotiated with the JK Bank and POS machines are received in the Sub-divisional offices.

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