Priyanka Gupta, a resident of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, was in for a impolite shock when she obtained an influence invoice of a whopping Rs 3,419 crore on account of which her father-in-law fell ailing.
The Madhya Pradesh government-run energy firm blamed “human error” and issued a corrected invoice of Rs 1,300, a lot to the aid of the anxious Gupta household, who’re residents of Shiv Vihar Colony within the metropolis.
Gupta’s husband Sanjeev Kankane mentioned his father fell ailing after seeing the large determine on the electrical energy invoice for the home consumption for July.
The invoice, launched on July 20, was cross-verified by the portal of the Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Firm (MPMKVVC) however was discovered to be appropriate, he claimed.
The invoice was later corrected by the state energy firm, mentioned Kankane.
MPMKVVC common supervisor Nitin Manglik blamed human error for the large energy invoice and mentioned motion has been taken in opposition to the staff involved.
“An worker entered the buyer quantity instead of the items consumed within the software program, ensuing within the invoice with a better quantity. The corrected invoice of Rs 1,300 has been issued to the facility shopper,” he mentioned.
MP Vitality Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar advised reporters that the error has been rectified and motion is being taken in opposition to the worker involved.