As the month ends you are bombarded with utility bills and one of the many utility bills is electricity bill. Yes, sometime you get it monthly and sometimes you get once in two or three months, depending on the rules set by the authority. But mostly it is monthly across India. There were days when you had to personally visit the electricity department in the area meant for electricity bill payment collections to pay your bills personally. Long queues, crowded offices, and out of work systems, absent officers and there were many reasons that spoilt your day. As the last date of electricity bill payment came closer, the office meant for paying bills became more and more crowded. So, in any case, it used to take away half of your day in paying electricity bills. And by any chance if the office for electricity bill payment was not very close to your house then there may have been time when you had to take full day leave for electricity bill payments work. This was very awful and frustrating too. Besides, if you had forgotten to pay your bills or for some unavoidable reasons you could not pay your bills then you had to pay it along with late fee charges. This is the story which was very common before digital payment came into existence.
Then came digital payment system when you were enabled to pay your bills by swapping your debit or credit cards in the swapping machines. But even in this process, you had to visit the electricity bill offices for payment. The only difference was you were not needed to carry cash along with you as you were now allowed to pay using your electronic bank cards that is credit and debits cards.
When online bill payment system started, it was a great sigh of relief for the consumers. It changed the entire scenario and mad the entire process quick, easy and convenient. Yes, now you were able to pay your bills sitting at home or any place of your choice and that too any time of the day. There is no restriction and there is no visiting office today. Lifestyle of people changed as online payment process became popular everywhere. The crowd, long queues, long hours of wait to pay electricity bills was almost a night mare for people before online process came into existence. Now with the online process running smooth, you are not only saving your energy but also your time and money you used to spend on the travel to the electricity office. All you need to do is after you receive your bills either go to the website for bill payment or use your internet banking option of the bank you have your account in to pay your bills. There is ‘pay your utility bills’ feature available with all banks’ internet banking facility. You can also use online wallets like Paytm, PayU, PhonePe, Mobikwik, QuickPay, Airtel Money to pay your electricity bills.