Kohima, September 6 (DIPR): Awareness-cum-demonstration campaign of Online Electricity Bill Payment (OEBP) was held at Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Kohima on September 6.
SDO, Technical Consultant, Vikhozolie Nisa briefed the department officials of the online payment procedures, and informed that consumers can log on to www.dopn.gov.in to pay or view their bills. Consumers can also register their mobile number by typing the consumer ID and sending it to 7005405146, and get SMS message for bill and payment confirmation. He further informed that the online payment facility in Kohima, which was started during December, 2016 is available only for consumers under Sub Division–I. For any billing queries, you can write your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, Nisa stated.
The Department of Power has launched awareness-cum-demonstration campaign of online electricity bill payment on September 6 at DC office complex, Kohima. Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS, inaugurated the programme. The DC encouraged the consumer to use online transaction of electricity billing, which is a digital initiative, is taken by the Government of India.
Highlighting about the Online Payment of Electricity Bill, Chief Engineer, Kohima, Khosa Sale stated that the initiative was started in October, 2016 under Dimapur, Sub-Division-I and in December, 2016 at Kohima. He apprised that out of 32000 registered consumers in Kohima, a marginal 4000 consumers have done online transactions. He also cautioned the consumers to avoid touching fallen overhead power lines, to abstain from operating electrical appliances with wet hands or feet, and to buy marked electrical appliances.
In Dimapur, the campaign of online electricity bill payment was held at the office chamber of ADC, Dimapur on September 6.
ADC, Dimapur, Sara Jamir, speaking at the programme said that the launch of online payment of electricity bill is a major relief for the consumers, who had to wait in queues to pay their bills, and also increase revenues for the department as it has been more convenient for the consumer to pay their bill. She appealed the department of power to create more awareness.
Officials of the Power Department explained the procedures for payments online. The officials informed that consumers can log on to www.dopn.gov.in to pay or view their bills. Consumers can also register their mobile number by typing the consumer ID and sending it to 7005405146, and get SMS message for bill and payment confirmation.