Panaji. January 25, 2019 ….The Electricity Department will launch the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) facility on January 26, 2019.
BBPS is an integrated bill payment system in the country that offers interoperable and accessible bill payment services to customers through a network of agents, enabling multiple payment modes, and providing instant confirmation on receipt of payment. It is a fully sophisticated, Digitized form of utility Bill transactions system which receives Bill Amount from consumers and updates the Database of the Biller.
Presently collection facilities available to the consumer are physical counters in 34 sub-divisions of the Department in cash/cheque/draft, ATPM Machines operated at 5 locations throughout Goa, payment through SBI gateway from website and Mobile App, collection of payment by 390-co-operative societies throughout Goa.
With the present collection facilities, around 20% of payment are by e-payment, 30 % by ATPM and rest through the co-operative societies/Banks etc. with the introduction of BBPS, except for Departmental counters, rest of the collections will be through Digital mode and will include transactions by cash, drafts, etc. The consumers will have the convenience to pay from anywhere in India and at any time using this platform through participatory Banks.
Officials at the Electricity Department have informed that M/s TJSB Bank is the operating Unit for Electricity Department under BBPS and all Banks taking part in BBPS all over Goa shall be collecting the Electricity Bills payments and handing over the receipt to the consumers. Online Electricity Bills payment through various other modes such as BHIM, IMPS, mobile banking/net banking etc. is also possible through BBPS. Consumers are urged to take advantage of this arrangement.
The consumers will also be benefited by the extension of Departmental cash counter timing from the present 10.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m to the new extended timings from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 pm and 2.00 p.m to 4.30 pm.