Nagaland Government, Department of Power today launched the first Point of Sale (POS) for electricity bill payment at Kohima Electrical Sub Division 1 on 17 November 2017. Speaking at the official launch programme, Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar said that due to the lack of adequate support to the department to maintain the system in a healthy manner, the department is losing more than they are collecting.
The PoS will be advantageous for both the consumer and power department as it will help consumers make cashless payments and ensure cash accountability for the department. Lamenting that the department has been losing around Rs 150 crore annually due to non-payment of bills by consumers, he appealed to the citizens to pay sincerely.
He also urged the department to make efforts towards improving the billing and collection efficiency. On high electricity charges, the Chief Secretary expressed hope that once collection improves, the government will cut down the present tariff. It was meant to give convenience to the customers and the PoS services will soon be extended to other major cities and districts of the state.