Receipt for the payment of Electricity bill

(Refer Supply code:132)

(1) Receipt shall be given to the consumer for every payment of the bill made in cash and such amount of payment shall be credited to the account of the consumer on the date of such receipt.

(2) In the case of payment of the bill by money order, the amount received by money order shall be credited to the account of the consumer on the date of receipt of money order.

(3) In the case of payment by demand draft or by banker’s cheque or by cheque issued by the consumer payable at par in any of the branches of the banks situated within the jurisdiction of the local office of the licensee or realisable through bank clearing houses in which such branches of banks are members, the licensee shall give credit to the account of the consumer on the same day of the receipt of such demand draft or cheque:

Provided that, if the cheque issued by the consumer is dishonoured on presentation for collection, the licensee may initiate action as per the provisions of the Code as though the payment has not been made on the date of presentation of such cheque, in addition to the criminal proceedings as per the relevant provisions of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, and such other laws.

(4) In the case of payment by demand draft or by banker’s cheque or by cheque issued by the consumer payable at any branch of the bank situated outside the jurisdiction of the local office of the licensee, such demand draft or banker’s cheque or cheque issued by the consumer shall be sent for collection on the same day or on the next working day and the proceeds of such instruments shall be credited to the account of the consumer on the date of receipt of such proceeds.

(5) In the case of payment by on-line transfer through bank or by on-line payment using credit card or debit card or by remittance by bank on the standing instruction of the consumer or by any such electronic clearing service, the amount received by the licensee shall be credited to the account of the consumer on the very same day of such receipt. (6) In all cases, including the payment in person, the payments shall be acknowledged in the next bill.




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