Online Electricity Bill Payment in Nepal
In today’s competitive world of the 21st century where people have a hectic schedule, barely having time to spare for a good breakfast, it becomes a tedious job to pay the bills of each necessity visiting their central offices. The situation in developed countries is much more worsen compared to the countries which are in a developing phase. The chaotic life chasing career, work, future investments, good facilities has absorbed the normal free time that once the netizens used to have has somehow now puffed in the loud pretentious life. However, just to cope up with the so busy routined lifestyle, IT technology has embarked a great emulsion via online payments. Everything is done with just a tap on your mobile phones no matter where you physically are present and what you have been doing.
Following in the tradition, the electricity department as well learned and evolved themselves to walk on the path of same footsteps of the “Just a Tap Away” system. The system was much successful a long time ago in the developed countries while in the context of our country Nepal it has been just in the light of emerging and evolving recently.
NEA launched Online Electricity Bill Payment in Nepal
Furthermore, the process has just begun and has been limited to the capital “Kathmandu” for now in order to check a trial and later will be available gradually in the other parts of the country. The online payment method was first launched at NEA Lagankhel, and the procedure was inaugurated jointly by the minister of energy, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi along with the MD of NEA in the month of January 2021. Nevertheless, the methods like eSewa online bill payments were available priorly but this program has added additional procedure which is thought to be efficient and quite handy. Check NEA bill and pay online.
Several methods have been figured out, amidst which the ones having the bank accounts of the banks that have received permission from the NEA would be the easiest and prominent. Online electricity bill payment can be used to pay the electricity bills online from the bank account. The bills can also be paid from the firms, holding online payment licenses. The six firms who have already got the license for online bill payment of electricity are eSewa, Prabhu Bank, Mahalaxmi Development bank, CFS Remit, City Express. The online bill payment is cost-free and some mobile apps, Kiosk, POS devices would also enable the online payment procedure.
Other PSPs are also in the lineup for the bill payments
Moreover, soon some more banks such as Himalayan, Nepal Investment, Nepal Clearing House, would get the license and launch their services in collaboration with NEA. NEA is also known to come up with Smart metering solutions that will help them get rid of manual meter reading and implement a fast online payment
This procedure has impacted many in a positive manner. The hour-long queue one has to get into just to pay the bills keeping aside all the other important works, now has come to the end. The procedure would much more be helpful to the rural resided people as the category had to travel a long distance disbursing about Rs 400 just to pay Rs 80 bills to the headquarters. Now, that can be done by just getting to the nearest money transfer or payment merchants. Also, the people from abroad will be facilitated to use the procedure for the payments.
The procedure might have some drawbacks but the brighter side somehow overshadows the darker sides which makes this method be a very promising one. Please give your feedback and recommendation on this and also read about Namaste pay PSP which will be used offline as well for making payments.