Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in India, the Government of India was forced to initiate a lockdown all over the country. This meant that you have to maintain social distancing and stay at home and venture out only when required.
This move no doubt may have caused you grave inconvenience when it came to various task you had to take care of including the payment of your electricity bill. Earlier you would have paid a visit to the electricity board office and paid your bill. In some cases, someone from the board would have paid you a visit to collect the billing amount. Due to lockdown, the paying of electricity bill through offline channels is not possible.
Hence, payment of your electricity bills through online channels is the way forward during the lockdown. The whole process is simple and hassle-free and saves a lot of time. We will have a look at some of the modes through which you can pay your electricity bill online.
Through the electricity board website
Today the company which distributes electricity to you give you the option of paying the bill through their website. You can visit the official website of the electricity company and check the billing amount and then proceed to pay the amount via net banking, credit card or debit card, UPI, NEFT/RTGS, etc. You can also issue a standing instruction where the amount payable will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the due date.
UPIs have become the most convenient mode to pay your electricity bill. You have BHIM UPI, Google Pay, PhonePe , etc. Through which the payment of the electricity bill can be done. All you need is the app on your mobile phone and your electricity board account number. You can then enter the amount payable and the amount will be automatically debited to the electricity service provider’s account. The whole process takes hardly few seconds and saves you a lot of time and effort. You can win cashback on paying your electricity bill through UPI
There are e-Wallets such as MobiKwik, Freecharge, PayTM through which you can pay your electricity bill. Open the app and select the electricity service provider. Enter the electricity board account number and the bill will be fetched for you by the e-Wallet company. Once you have viewed the bill, you can then proceed to make the payment. e-Wallets are also extremely convenient. Also, you stand a chance to earn cashbacks and lot of other rewards on paying through e-Wallets.
Through net banking
You can login to your bank’s net banking portal where you can complete the payment of your electrcity bill. You can choose the electricity service provider, followed by the electricity board account number, and the amount payable. You can also issue a standing instruction where the billing amount is deducted from your bank account on the due date. However, use this facility only if you have sufficient amount of money in your bank account otherwise failure in payment may attract penalty.
Payment of your electricity bill online is the most convenient method which is also safe and secure. The whole process saves a lot of time and is hassle-free. You can choose any of the modes mentioned above and pay your electricity bill on time.