Association president P Rathnakar Rao and secretary-general P Sadanandam said they are grateful to KCR and Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy for pointing out the ill-effects of the Bill.
Consumers lament that they faced severe hardships when forced to pay accumulated electricity bills during the lockdown period.
According to the police official, the family of the deceased lives on the ground floor of the house, while their tenants live on the first floor.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Power had circulated the draft Electricity Amendment Bill, 2020 for feedback.
Officials of Municipal and Panchayat Raj Departments have been directed by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to resolve issues related to payment of electricity bills.
According to KSEB chief PRO Ram Mahesh, the Covid-19 spread and the need for social distancing had prompted the Board to come up with such a solution.
When contacted, officials from TSSPDCL said that there had been a manual error in the bill, which was acknowledged and immediately rectified.
The petition sought directions to the Delhi government to not make such freebie policies for people as these policies are in violation of the provision of the welfare state in the Constitution
Mumbai BJP chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha alleged that the BEST has issued inflated bills to Mumbaikars, whose income has been affected by lockdown.
Electricity Minister P Thangamani came strong against DMK president MK Stalin over the latter’s remarks regarding electricity bills.
The company earlier the latest bills reflect the charges of the current and previous two months when meter reading could not be taken due to lockdown.
A petition alleged that the field staff of TANGEDCO had failed to note down the electricity meter readings of several power consumers due to the lockdown.
They are residents of Bagavathi Nagar in Sellandipalayam of Karur, Their son lives in Bengaluru where he is employed in a private firm.
A division bench comprising justices R Subbiah and Krishnan Ramsamy was hearing a plea related to deferring the payment of electricity charges till July 31 for the amount payable from March
Move comes amid rise in complaints about exorbitant power bills. Sources say 1 lakh complaints received