Like other countries, India has also adopted the modern digitization process. Digital India scheme is one such initiative which has been announced and implemented in recent years. And smartphones have been an important part of helping introduce the Indian masses to the digital market. Nowadays it is easy to buy a product from the comfort of your home, but it is even easier to pay electricity and other bills online for which you would usually stand in long queues.
Paying electricity bills online is as easy as recharging your prepaid mobile phone or paying postpaid bills. All you need is a smartphone and an active internet connection to pay your electricity bill online. There are several ways in which you can make the required payment.
However, at times you are unaware of the billing amount and would not like to make a wrong payment. So, what should you do in such cases, what is the easiest way to check pending electricity bill amount? Find out below:
How to check electricity bill online through UPI apps
This is one of the easiest ways for you to check your electricity bill amount online. You can use any of the available digital payment apps like Google Pay, PhonePe, Paytm, and others. The process is the same on all platforms.
Step 1: Open any UPI app on which you have already registered. We have listed the steps below with reference to Google Pay.
Step 2: Go to the “Bills” section and select “Electricity”.
Step 3: You need to add your electricity biller. There are several billers listed in the app’s profile.
Step 4: Now, you have to link the account for which you want to make the payment online. For this you will need your consumer ID. So, keep it handy. Notably, this is an important step which, if avoided, will not allow online payment as well as receiving billing amount.
Step 5: Once the account is successfully linked, you will be able to view pending bills, if any. Plus, the billing amount is auto-fetched every month, making it easy to keep track of missed payments.