KSEB suspends use of Yes Bank spot billing machines over allegations 

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Thiruvananthapuram: Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty said that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has suspended the use of spot billing devices from Yes Bank.

The decision was taken following allegations that KSEB’s money was being given to a private bank.

Further action will be taken after studying in detail the use of Yes Bank’s spot billing facilities, said the minister.

Earlier, the KSEB had planned to launch an initiative to provide customers an option to pay electricity bills using ATM cards at their doorstep. The pilot project was to be conducted in Thiruvananthapuram for a period of six years.

Although KSEB has assured that metre reading agents will not be replaced, employee unions are concerned about the impact in the long run.

Once the smart meter system is operational, then meter reading can be done at the KSEB office itself. Customers will be able to pay electricity bills from anywhere like mobile recharging.

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