Odisha: Cesu gives deadline to electricity consumers to clear dues

Bhubaneswar: The Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa (Cesu) today issued a deadline till January 15, 2020 to electricity consumers to clear their dues.

In case any electricity consumer fails to clear the dues of Cesu, the concerned person will face power disconnection, warns Cesu CEO Arun Bothra. He further said as consumers have not paid their electricity bills, Cesu is yet to recover Rs 1,971 crore till date.

“Financial health of Cesu is not good as it is yet to recover a huge amount of dues,” he added.

As many as seven lakh consumers have not paid their electricity bills. Of them, 92% are domestic consumers and around Rs 1,023 crore are yet to be recovered from them. A total of 58,000 consumers are yet to clear dues of Rs 691 crore. This apart, 1.04 lakh consumers have not paid electricity bills for past two years.

The Cesu will intensify its drive from January 16 to disconnect power connection of those who have failed to clear the dues, said Bothra adding that initially, consumers against whom lakhs of rupees of electricity bill is pending will face the action.

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