Recharge code with a vengeance

DoPN returns with 120-digit recharge token

Morung Express News 
Dimapur | June 24

Prepaid power consumers have to brace up, once again. The Department of Power Nagaland (DoPN) has returned with another set of unfathomably lengthy recharge codes. Subsequent to the state government notifying the new tariff schedule for the 2024-25 fiscal, prepaid category (Standalone Pre-paid meter) will again have to recharge with a new set of codes— one containing 120 digits and the other will be a not so brief 40 digits. It implies updating the new tariff schedule into the system. 

The DoPN issued a press release on June 24 informing that the prepaid consumers will be provided with a “one-time recharge token” containing the updated tariffs in their next recharge. Prepaid metres manufactured by ‘Genus’ will get the ruthless 120-digit code, while the ones made by ‘Secure’ will get the no less troublesome 40-digit code. The pre-paid consumers are to enter the digits in the same manner as the usual recharge token. 

“Subsequent future recharge tokens will be of 20 digits only for the current financial year,” it added. The Department asked any consumers facing difficulties to contact any of the pre-paid helpline contact numbers (Kohima: 7629865368, Dimapur & Chumoukedima: 8415900400).

It was also informed that the pre-paid consumer service points are at SDO(E), Sub-Division-I, Chandmari and West Road Mall, Jail Colony Department in Kohima; Jain Temple Road, Marwari Patti and the Power Customer Care Center, near the old flyover, Burma Camp in Dimapur. 

Meanwhile, all standalone prepayment consumers have been advised to utilise the Department's Portal to make the recharge. 

Back in July 2022, when the DoPN came out with a similar notice, one official attributed the unusually lengthy codes to a “manufacturing thing.” That time, the official told The Morung Express that the Department will be taking measures to reach out to the manufacturers with suggestion to reconfigure and shorten the codes.