MSEDCL recovers Rs 13 lakh fine from defaulters in Kalwa
| Saturday | 2nd March, 2019
THANE: On observing mismatch in the consumption and collection of electricity, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ( MSEDCL ) has come down heavily on the defaulters Officials have penalized electricity defaulters in Kalwa region and recovered over Rs 13 lakhs in fine amount and compounding fees.
The residential users were illegally using power for commercial activity paying a paltry amount to the MSEDCL.
The week-long drive by the officials was undertaken following a review of the revenue collections and the power consumption by the residential and commercial users revealed huge discrepancies.
"We slapped notices to all the offenders and once they admitted to the offence they were asked to pay a fine and were even charged compounding fees as per the power consumption act.
"We had observed that in the recent months the revenue had slipped while the unit consumption was rising steadfastly.
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