Rates per unit of electricity in BENGAL
The Chief Minister of WB is doing a great job by getting on to the tails of the health industry in here, for fleecing unsuspecting customers.
I hope she also does the same to CESC and WBSEB whose tariffs are probably the highest per unit of electricity consumed.
Moreover the for slabs for consumption are kept at such ludicrous levels of 25 units first and then 35 units and then 40 units and so on. This should be increased immediately to first 100 units and then the next hundred units and so on.
The slab are deliberately kept so low, so that consumers by and large get in to the higher slab by default and get charged at higher rates.
Just imagine paying Rs.817/- for 147 units of electricity consumed in West Bengal Vs Rs.588/- in Delhi @ Rs.4/- per unit for the first 200 units. This is grossly irregular and needs urgent attention. more
I fully support the intents Mr Bidyut Chatterji. CESC is fleecing the electricity users and our CM needs to intervene. more
I agree with Mr. Avijit Ghosh. We must now start a movement to stop these monopolists from fleecing us. I remember a time when arrears of increased tariffs were collected by CESC, in installments for five years from us.I had to pay @ Rs.108/- PM for these years. No one raised an eyebrow. This has to STOP more
I have seen the incremental increase in the rate every year, and considering all the components in the Bill put together, divide the amount paid by the total units consumed, which is sufficietly more than the unit rate. The analysis of all the components (statutory or otherwise) never mentioned. Consumers are only to pay, not to question. Monopoly is another corner, where Consumer is again helpless. I believe we can approach Consumer Forum for transparency and seek justification of all the components, which we are paying. Central Govt. policy allows installation of rooftop solar by individual with 30% Central Govt. Subsidy and Homeloan interest rate (Nationalized Bank rates) also can be availed, and 90% of total requirement by any individual household can be generated by this way. Surprisingly, this policy is not allowed by State of WB as on date, or otherwise we are forced to buy from the single Utility Co. (Kolkata Region). more
Why should I be held responsible for the theft in my neighborhood. I can empathize with person robbed an am willing to share his loss on a voluntary basis but don't force it down my throat more
The problem stems from the fact of subsidizing low consumption consumers. There should be a flat rate for consumption of electricity which will bring down the rates for consumption above 300 units in CESC area. WBSEDCL suffers from illegal tappings and significant loss to their revenue.While Law states that meter tampering or tapping is a criminal offence , it is rarely complied with because of political patronage. Understand that in Asansol area , such thefts account for almost 45% .Yet WBSEDCL is helpless. The responsibility of higher tariff naturally gets shouldered by the compliant consumers. more