UP residents can now submit their own meter reading
UP residents can submit their electricity meter reading online or through SMS message by themselves instead of relying on line-men or power department officials to generate their meter readings. The process, called ‘trust billing’ was announced by the chairman of Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), to be implemented with immediate effect across the state. However, onus of submitting correct meter reading would lie on consumers. If a consumer submits a lower reading than the actual reading on the meter with an intent to reduce the electricity bill charge, action will be taken against such consumers.