State-run power distribution companies will not impose any surcharge on electricity bills payments for the months of February, March, April and May due to coronavirus pandemic.
State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid gave the information while speaking to journalists at his secretariat office on Sunday, the first day of resumption of works after 66-day nationwide shutdown.
The payments of the due bills must be paid by June 30.
Usually a 5.0 per cent surcharge is imposed on electricity bills against non-payment of electricity bills for each month.
He also urged the consumers not to be panicked over the inflated electricity bills, if any, assuring them to resolve it soon.
A good number of electricity consumers across the country allegedly got exorbitant bills over the past couple of months of nationwide shutdown to check coronavirus pandemic.
A couple of week back he had urged top officials of the electricity distribution companies to resolve the grievances of consumers immediately.