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Is BSEB charging power bill from time of invention of electricity?

Patna,(BiharTimes): Thanks to repeated rise in power bill and BSEB’s decision to charge arrear consumers are getting hefty electricity bills these days.
But none of them can match the bill received by Kapildeo Pandit, a resident of Sinha Library Road in Patna. Recently he received a bill of Rs 4.73 lakh for domestic usage. Perhaps he has got the arrear from the day electricity was invented or Thomas Alva Edison came up with his bulb in 1874.

On Monday he appeared in the monthly Janata Darbar of the Chairman of Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) with a request to rectify the grossly inflated bill.
According to reports 33 other complainants from across the state also approached the Darbar with complaints.
However, the General Manager of Patna Electric Supply Undertaking (PESU) S K P Singh directed the officials concerned over the phone to get the bill corrected as soon as possible as it was a case of faulty billing.
Others who gathered there had complaints ranging from installation of new transformers, capacity augmentation of transformers, rural electrification, inflated bills, new connections, fixing poles, wires and others.
Incidentally, Baban Singh and a few others from Semrao village in Bhojpur district created a scene at the camp, claiming he has been approaching the General Manager of Central Electricity Supply Area, B K Sinha several times but in vain. He said the villagers had applied for a power connection for a tubewell in 2005 and made fresh attempts to get the connection in 2009 but in vain.
There was a general complaint about the apathetic attitude of the Board towards grievance of the consumers.






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