The federal government has extended the payment date for electricity bills across the country till April 7. The decision is being hailed as a significant relief amid the coronavirus lockdown as people will no longer have to worry about the late payment surcharge.
موجودہ صورتحال کے پیش نظر آئیسکو کا اپنے معزز صارفین کے لئے بڑا اقدام. ایسے صارفین جن کے بلوں کی مقررہ تاریخ مارچ 2020 میں تھی ان بلوں کی مقررہ تاریخ میں 7 اپریل 2020 تک توسیع کر دی گئی ھے اور ضروری ہدایات تمام دفاتر کو جاری کر دی گئی ہیں اس فیصلے کا اطلاق تمام ٹیرف پر ھے pic.twitter.com/rCxdy7ALzi
— Islamabad Electric Supply Co. (@IESCO_Official) March 27, 2020
A notification has been sent to all power supplying companies across the country. The directive will not apply to K-Electric consumers.
In its notification, all distribution companies (DISCOs) have been asked to pass on the information to their consumers. It says that the consumers have been relieved due to the countrywide lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the K-Electric, in a separate announcement last week, extended the billing date for the month of March, until April 10. However, it only applies to bills below Rs. 4,000.
— KE (@KElectricPk) March 25, 2020
KE management has also suspended the on-site meter reading practice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as it was necessary for the safety of both its employees and customers.
This month, the company will calculate the bills of its residential and commercial customers based on their average number of units consumed. It says the decision is in line with the directive of NEPRA.