Pay electricity bill online: We are under a Nation-wide lockdown and since 24 March and it’s quite sure that it could extend beyond 3 May, seeing the Covid-19 effect is more and more day by day. All the Institutions and Businesses have shut down and there is no certainty of when will everything get back on track.

Now, as we are not able to move outside, there is trouble in our basic buying, groceries, availing medical services, paying bills, etc. Even people are struggling for their essential needs too, though the government has allowed the essential services. since we cannot go out and do any of these tasks, we have to seek online help.

One such thing that needs to be taken care of every now and then is bills. It could be water bills, mobile recharge, DTH bills, or electricity bills. There are organizations that are revamping their interface to provide you with the ease to pay your electricity bill considering we have all been home for over a month and month-end mean bills! Here are a few online ways to help you lay off your electricity dues.

How to pay electricity bill online? 

1. MobiKwik

Electricity bill payment via MobiKwik is similar to Paytm. In MobiKwik, you can pay your bill after re-charging your MobiKwik account. You can select the operator from the dropdown menu and add your consumer number. The screen then shows your electricity bill and you can click on continue to make the payment. Using the MobiKwik app/website, you can avail some discounts or cashback on your bill payment.

2. Website of electricity provider

This method is the easiest of all! Depending on the electricity provider, you can visit their website to make the payment. In India, state-wise electricity boards/ specific electricity providers have their own websites where they provide you with the provision to make online bill payments.

3. BHIM App

BHIM app is an online payment application owned by the National Payments Corporation of India. BHIM app helps you aggregate all your cashless bill payments in one place. It is an app that is compatible with both IOS and Android. The app has a section, bill payright under the transfer money section. You can use bill pay option use to clear off your utility dues like gas, water, DTH electricity. This app also requires you to add basic details like operator, consumer name, etc for successful bill payment.

4. Paytm

Paytm now has stay-at-home essentials wherein you can pay your for your DTH, or view e-newspapers or even buy coronavirus insurance. Just log in to your Paytm account, and under the stay-at-home essentials, you will find electricity as an option. You can make payment to the electricity boards or to the apartment (if you live in a flat). There are some basic details like state board, account number (for electricity board) and apartment name and number (for the apartment-wise bill) that you need to fill in. When you pay via online mode you get an e-bill receipt. You can also use Paytm as a method of payment to clear off your utility dues.