The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Dhangadhi has initiated the disconnection of power services for users with long-standing unpaid electricity tariffs, including both government offices and individual consumers.
NEA has disconnected power lines for 253 users, accumulating an amount of Rs 15.34 million. Mithilesh Kumar Goyal, the chief of the Dhangadhi Distribution Center, reports that 180 consumers settled their tariffs after facing power supply disconnection, resulting in the recovery of Rs 7.83 million in the past month.
Additionally, seven government offices, including the land revenue office, survey office, and road offices, had their power lines cut due to unpaid bills totaling Rs 602,607.
However, only Rs 148,640 has been recovered from these government offices.
As per electricity by-laws, power supply disconnection occurs if dues remain unpaid even after the 60th day of meter reading.
The recovery process may extend by blacklisting consumers who haven’t settled dues for six months post power supply termination.
(with inputs via RSS)