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“With consumers living a busy life, the Delhi Jal Board has provided them the facility through which they can pay their water bills 24X7 from the comfort of their homes,” Kejriwal said at the launch.
Inflated water bills and faulty water meters were some of issues facing the DJB.
“A consumer no longer needs to stand in queues at DJB’s cash collection centers or zonal revenue offices to pay their water bills; they can use this mobile app,” Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra said.
Recently, to boost Delhi government s tax collection and bring in transparency, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Siodia launched DVAT BILL app.
VAT Commissioner S S Yadav said the scheme would be for bill or cash memo/retail invoice of not less than Rs 100 for purchases made from a registered dealer in Delhi.
To be eligible for the scheme, the taxable value of the goods purchased cannot be less than Rs 100. The customer can upload the image of bill/cash memo in the mobile or the send the screenshot of the bill on the application. After that a unique ID would be generated for each bill.
The winner would be selected through a computerized lucky draw on 15th of every month.