Inflated Electricity Bill by CESC

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I received a bill from the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) and was extremely shocked to see the amount for June 2020. It was way above the highest amount I have ever paid in any month. On interacting with friends and family I realised this is the case everywhere.

I lodged a complaint on the CESC website and received a generic reply "Your June'20 Bill is on actual consumption through physical Meter Reading adjusting Provisional Bills of earlier months with Slab benefit.Call 1912 for queries". This is not an acceptable reply. Each subscriber has the right to know the exact calculation. Senior citizens are falling sick after seeing the exorbitant amount and then running back and forth to the CESC office. These are trying times, people are jobless, out of funds, trying to make ends meet. A bill like this now is going to make things all the more difficult for everyone. This is being opportunistic and poor business strategy.

We need to stand united and let the power supply authorities, government or private, know that we are not going to let them take us for a ride . Let us share this and get as many signatures as possible and make it a mass movement. It is our hard earned money and we have every right to demand an explanation before we make any payment.