Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (PSPCL) A Venu Prasad stated that power consumers of Punjab are now adopting digital modes for paying their electricity bills. Owing to this, PSPCL has fetched around Rs 15,950 crore revenue from 114 lakh digital transactions occurred from April 2020 to January 2021.
Prasad is of the view that digital payments have resulted in the reduction of long queues at the PSPCL counters and are also saving time and energy for the consumers. Such attainment becomes more significant and it is a matter of pride for the entire state of Punjab when it is generally considered as an agrarian economy.
Prasad also shared about the improved, cost-effective, convenient to use and smooth digital bill payment platforms like SBI BHIM, PNB, HDFC Payzapp, Paytm, PhonePe, Just Dial, Google Pay, Amazon, Umang, etc. He said that PSPCL has contributed to the facility of all digital modes like Net Banking, credit cards, debit cards, Rupay Card, UPI, mobile wallets, RTGS/NEFT, POS Machines for the facilitation of power consumers of Punjab by providing round the clock seamless services.
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He said that all queries of consumers regarding digital payments are being properly and promptly resolved by PSPCL. He further disclosed that PSPCL is planning to organise camps at various locations in the state for the awareness of the citizens regarding digital modes and its convenience.