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Meghalaya: MePDCL to cut power to defaulters from April 16

Prosecution proceedings will be launched against those permanently disconnected consumers who have failed to settle their dues under the scheme or otherwise

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Shillong: The Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Ltd has announced disconnection of all power defaulters from April 16 who have failed to pay long outstanding dues of electricity bills as of March 31, 2021.

In a statement, the corporation said that it had already announced ‘MePDCL One Time Settlement Scheme, 2020’ on November 4, 2020 for all categories of defaulting consumers (including permanently disconnected consumers) to pay long outstanding dues of electricity bills. The said scheme was valid up to March 31, 2021.

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It further informed that as per relevant provisions of MSERC (Electricity Supply Code) Regulations, 2018, the MePDCL will commence rigorous electricity disconnection drive under Section 56 of the Electricity Act, 2003 against all defaulting consumers who are not enrolled or not opted for this Scheme (including consumers who opted the Scheme but failed to comply with the terms of the Scheme).

The list of defaulters is available at the website of the MeECL www.meecl.nic.in.

Prosecution proceedings will be launched against those permanently disconnected consumers who have failed to settle their dues under the scheme or otherwise, the statement issued by the Chairman and Managing Director, MePDCL, mentioned.

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