The Goa electricity department will reward domestic consumers with a 1% rebate for non-cash payment of power bills from August 1. “The rebate will be reflected in the next bill not the same bill,” said power minister Nilesh Cabral.
“The consumer will have to pay the entire bill. The rebate will be credited in the next bill.” He was speaking after inaugurating the department’s first POS machine in Panaji that will allow consumers to make payments via debit and credit cards.
The rebate will be available to consumers paying with plastic money as well as those paying their bills online, Cabral said. “We will not stop cash payments, but there will be no benefits for cash payments,” he said, adding that the department would stop accepting cheques and demand drafts from August 1. Read More
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