MSEB Rectifies Wrong Electricity Bill Of Rs.14110 to Rs.310/- Fearing Legal Action

A senior citizen has taught a lesson to electricity board which rectified the wrongful and excessive electricity bill fearing civil & criminal action.

Using the legal awareness articles published by our organization related to electricity laws especially to consumer rights under The Electricity Act 2003, a senior citizen from remote village of Konkan area of State of Maharashtra has taught an errant Maharashtra State Electricity Board a lesson and successfully compelled them to immediately rectify the wrongful and excessive electricity bill of Rs.14100 to as low as Rs.310/-.

With our past experience and aim to provide legal awareness and proper strategy to common man to fight against corrupt system, we have been publishing legal awareness articles earlier, the links of few important articles are also given below this article. Out of these articles, the articles related to consumer rights under electricity laws published recently are as follows-
The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills
The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity

Explaining the issue, Mr.Gurunath Bandwalkar a resident of Dabholi Village in Konkan region of Maharashtra said, ‘I used to get average electricity bills around Rs.200/- for my home usages since past many months. In the current month also i expected it would be the same as there was not any extra electricity usage than average, however i was shocked to see the electricity bill amount at Rs.14100/- for current one month’s usage only. I visited the local Maharashtra State Electricity Board’s (MSEB) office where i got rude replies in addition to the warning to pay the bills immediately to avoid disconnection which caused me tremendous mental harassment’.

‘Accordingly i contacted my colleague and Mumbai based social activist Mr.Prasad Tulaskar who informed me about the ongoing legal awareness articles about electricity laws by Bharatiya Krantikari Sangathan. Thereafter i again went to office of the MSEB and explained S.56 of the Electricity Act which allows to pay the preceding 6 month’s average bill under protest to consumer in case of dispute and also warned them of criminal prosecution in case of disconnection for such wrongful bill. The officer in charge immediately rectified my electricity bill from Rs.14110/- to Rs.310’ Added Mr.Bandwalkar.

MSEB Rectifies Wrong Electricity Bill Of Rs.14110 to Rs.310/- Fearing Legal Action
MSEB Rectifies Wrong Electricity Bill Of Rs.14110 to Rs.310/- Fearing Legal Action

We have yet again proved the fact that if the common people of the country are provided legal awareness & well planned strategy, they are enough courageous to teach the corrupt system a permanent lesson. If this can happen like in present case in the remote village like Dabholi of Konkan region of Maharashtra, same can be achieved at other regions of the country too. It further gives us immense pleasure as the hard worked legal awareness articles have come useful for common people to fight against the corrupt system.

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The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills

The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills

The organization has recently come to known  the incidents in the state of Maharashtra where many people were served with wrong and excessive electricity bills. Shockingly, in most of the cases the electricity bills were many times higher than their regular electricity bills. The employees of the electricity companies literally threatened the consumers to pay the electricity bill immediately & warned them about the dire consequences of cutting the electricity supply in case of failure of payment. 

Shockingly in some cases aggrieved people paid such excessive and wrong bill amount to the electricity company for want of knowledge of any legal remedy or supportive approach from the concerned electricity company whether belonging to government or private organizations. Hence we have decided to publish this article which provides an effective remedy against the wrong and excessive electricity bills under The Electricity Act 2003.

The organization has already published an article about consumer’s right to get 15 days clear written notice before the disconnection of their electricity connection in spite of the fact that they might not have paid the electricity bill on due date. The link of the article above mentioned is as follows-
The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity


The Electricity Act 2003 which is applicable all over the India deals with many aspects related to production & distribution of the electricity throughout the country and also about the consumer rights including of suppliers belonging to private as well as public sectors. The copy of the Electricity Act 2003 can be viewed and downloaded through the following link-
The Electricity Act 2003

The S.56 of the Electricity Act 2003 along with many other consumer rights, deals with the issue of wrong & excessive electricity bills in form of disputed amount. The reference to the Section 56 of  the Electricity Act 2003 is made as follows-

The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills
The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills

The plain reading of the Section 56 of the Electricity Act 2003 itself makes clear that any electric supplier distributor cannot disconnect the electricity connection of the consumer without serving a clear written 15 days’ prior notice before the disconnection even if the consumer has committed the default of payment.

Also if the consumer disputed the electricity bill for wrong or excessive reason, he has two options, first is to pay the disputed electricity bill totally under protest and challenge it subsequently before competent authority & secondly, if he doesn’t wish to pay the total disputed amount, he has further been given the right to pay the preceding or previous 6 months’ average bill amount under protest which shall entitle him to continue to receive the electricity supply & service continuously and the electricity supplier shall not be allowed to disconnect his electricity connection until the disputed amount is adjudicated finally by competent authority.

In brief the position of the law is that, if the consumer disputes electricity bill as a wrong and excessive then he has right to pay the previous or preceding 6 months’ average bill amount of the electricity bills under protest and to challenge the disputed amount thereafter before the competent authority.

We appeal the people not to get frightened after receipt of wrong and excessive bills and instead of worrying about the consequences, to fight for the truth and teach a permanent lesson to the errant electricity provider whether it belongs to private or public sector.

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The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity

The organization has recently come to known the shocking incidents where mere 7 days’ delay for the payment of electricity bill by the consumers in Pune resulted in disconnection of electricity supply without serving them any type of written notice. The aggrieved people were also left unanswered by the MSEB staff who argued that auto generated SMS sent by them is sufficient notice for disconnecting the electricity for payment default. After observing the hardships faced by the common people the organization has decided to publish the information about the rule related to the disconnection of the electricity supply.

The central act which deals with & is applicable all over India related to electricity issues is known as The Electricity Act 2003. The act above mentioned can be downloaded from the following link-
The Electricity Act 2003.Pdf

The Section 56 of the act which makes provisions for the mandatory written notice prior to disconnection of the electricity supply is as follows-

The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
S.56 of The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity for default of non payment.

Thus the S.56 of the Indian Electricity Act 2003 clearly makes it mandatory for the supplier companies all over the country to serve 15 day’s prior ‘Written Notice’ to the consumer before disconnecting his electricity connection for default of payment of the electricity bill.

The Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) on their official website have also confirmed this fact in their online ‘Consumer Rights’ section that ‘the consumers have right to get the 15 day’s prior notice before disconnection of their connection for default of payment’ as follows-

The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
MSEB Confirms the Consumer’s Right to get 15 days Written Notice before disconnection

The link of the MSEB’s consumer right above mentioned is as follows-
https://www.mahadiscom.in/useful-information-consumers/
(*Click Electricity Consumer Rights Option after opening the link).

Thus it is clear that the private or public electricity suppliers all over the India cannot disconnect the electricity connection of the consumers for default of the non payment as per their whims and fancies. It is pertinent to note that the same officers fail to perform their official duties against corporate giant and politicians who do not pay the electricity bills over the years in spite of repeated ‘reminders’. The purpose of this article is to help the common people who forget to pay the electricity bills for some inevitable reasons and face sudden hardships because of the disconnection of the electricity without any prior notice by the concerned staff as per their whims and fancies.

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4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
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