Chhattisgarh revises late payment surcharge for C&I electricity consumers

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an order through a suomoto petition revising the late payment surcharges for fixed electricity bills payable by industrial and commercial establishments. The commission revised late payment surcharges to 1 per cent per month on the outstanding amount for cases where the bill is not paid before the due date. This applies to all bill payments falling between April 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020. Earlier, the surcharge was 1.5 per cent per month. The consumers covered under this relief measure include non-domestic consumers, agriculture allied activities, industry, railway traction, mines, other industrial and general-purpose non-industrial, and steel industries. The CSERC noted that this relief would, however, not apply to consumers who are willing and able to pay their bills on time.

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