Jammu, India — (METERING.COM) — August 16, 2007 – A computerized electricity billing centre has been opened in Jammu, India, in an effort to improve the collection of revenues and provide customers with bills that are on time and error-free. It is the first such facility in the Jammu and Kashmir region.
Traditional meter readers will present customers with a computerized energy bill for usage over the previous month. At the time of the visit to customers’ premises, the meter reader will also ascertain the current meter reading, which he will send to the computer centre. This reading will form the basis of the next month’s bill. All 33,000 of the residents in the walled city of Jammu will be served by the new centre, which forms part of the Jammu and Kashmir Revenue Management Computerized Electricity Project.
Speaking at the official opening of the centre, the Minister for Power, Nawang Rigzin Jora, said that the collection of electric revenues will improve as a result of the new system. He also confirmed that the installation of electronic meters would be completed by the end of December 2007, a move that would also increase revenues because meter readings would reflect actual consumption.