The South Co has been
issuing provisional electric energy bills to its consumers of Berhampur city
without taking the actual meter reading.
According to consumers the meter readers of South Co were
on strike for two months and now the company is issuing provisional bills
without taking proper meter reading which is much more higher then the earlier
bills. According to the consumers the
meter readers were on strike as per the
direction of South co authorities to cheat the consumers of Berhampur city by
providing much more higher bills to the consumers. Consumers have been
approaching the officers of the company to rectify the bills. The officers are asking for the last payment for correction of present
bills. Some consumers have stated that the staff of the company misbehaving the
consumers on approach to rectify the bills.
consumers will suffer for the strike called by the meter readers ?
Along Queue of consumers is found near SDO Office at Berhampur
City since last couple of days . It is
surprised to see that the office of the SDO is running only with a clerk
sitting inside the office room with out a computer ever though computer bills
are issued to the consumers.
The consumers of the City demanding an enquiry against
the South co authorities. Some
consumers stated that till today neither the administration nor the media have
come forward to ascertain the fact.
The consumers are also
demanding to have more ministerial staffs along with some technical staffs to
give quick and early relief to the
The consumers of the city request the General Manager
South CO to look into the matter in the best interest of consumers / customers at
an early date to avoid future complication.