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Electricity Department & TJSB launch Bharat Bill Pay Service

By on March 07, 2019
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Electricity Department & TJSB launch Bharat Bill Pay Service

Goa Electricity Department has joined the Reserve Bank of India’s Bharat Bill Pay Platform offered by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI).

It has partnered with TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd (Multi-State Scheduled Bank) for Bharat Bill Pay which will significantly increase accessibility on various channels. 

Through this interoperable bill payment ecosystem, consumers will be able pay their electricity bills across multiple bill collection centres in Goa. 

They can be paid through  banks, mobile banking, the online portal, internet banking, BHIM and other digital payment apps, co-operative banks and co-operative credit societies in states, business correspondents and authorised agent collection centres.

A variety of payment modes including cash, transfer, IMPS, UPI and cards (credit/debit/prepaid) are permitted. The main features of the system are instant confirmation, wider bill collection network, unified grievance handling, interoperability and cost effectiveness. The services in Goa were launched recently by minister of Power Nilesh Cabral in the presence of secretary of Power Nila Mohanan; chief electrical engineer Reshma Mathew; chief project officer of NPCI AR Ramesh; chairman of TJSB C Nandgopal Menon; vice-chairman of TJSB Vivek Manohar Patki, director of TJSB & NAFCUB Vidyadhar Achyut Vaishampayan; MD & CEO Sunil P Sathe, deputy general manager Swapnil L Jambhale and Goa regional head Arun Bhat were also present. 

The inauguration was also attended by senior officials from the department, National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd, Co-operative Banks and Credit Societies in the Goa State. 

C Nandgopal Menon said, “The launch of Bharat Bill Pay Services in Goa is another step taken towards achieving chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s vision and the goal of making Goa a digital state which will propel the Digital India Mission.”

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