The Tamilnadu Electricity Board has urged its consumers in to link their Aadhaar number to their electricity bill service through an official government announcement. The GO is passed and it is likely to affect the subsidy of up to 100 units free if consumers fail to link their Aadhaar number however the action is yet to be confirmed by the TANGEDCO officials.
Mr. Rajesh Lakhoni, the chairman of TANGEDCO has urged all consumers to acknowledge this move and carry out the Aadhaar linking process to their respective TNEB bill connection as soon as possible. Around 85,000 consumers have already linked their Aadhaar cards online already and there are more to come. TNEB customers as requested to look at this GO as a responsibility as opposed to mandatory or compulsion.
The State Government of Tamil Nadu proposes to implement a new option for linking their Aadhaar with a TNEB service connection. A new proposal is that customers will be able to link their EB service connection to their Aadhaar number through an OTP (One Time Password) instead of uploading their Aadhaar on the TANGEDCO website!
The Electricity Minister published a press release regarding the link EB connection with the Aadhaar number. There is no change in the provision of free 100 units of electricity to beneficiaries after linking EB with Aadhaar. Click the link to read the full story!
A significant decision was recently made by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) to require TNEB consumers to link their Aadhar Cards to their power bills. The primary driver behind this choice was to give consumers of the government agency more advantages. As everyone is aware, having an Aadhar Card is now a requirement for citizenship in India.
An identity document accepted by the government and required for all official transactions is the Aadhar Card. It contains comprehensive details and information about its owner. In all the states of India, it is necessary to obtain a ration card, open a bank account, etc. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) decided to link the Aadhar for the benefit of the customers.
|TANGEDCO||Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited|
|Authority Name||Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)|
|Started By||State Government of TN|
|Service Name||TANGEDCO TNEB Aadhar Linking|
|TANGEDCO Aadhaar Link Last Date||Not yet announced|
|Benefits||Consumers will get a subsidy|
|Link Mode||Through Online|
|Official Web Portal||nsc.tnebltd.gov.in/adharupload|
- Only domestic, power loom, agricultural, and hut services can currently have their Aadhar linked to their Service Number.
- The Aadhaar card shall be uploaded in .jpg/.jpeg /pdf format of size 500 KB
- The service connection number shall be entered in the format as received by SMS or as printed in the receipt.
Step-by-Step Guide to Link Aadhaar Number in TANGEDCO TNEB via Online
Step 1: Log on to the website – nsc.tnebltd.gov.in/adharupload
Step 2: You will see a form on the screen – Input your Service Connection Number first, and navigate
Step 3: Generate an OTP by entering your registered mobile number with TNEB
Step 4: Verify your TNEB account by entering the OTP sent to your mobile number
Step 5: Enter all the details of the Occupant for that Service Connection number
Step 6: Input the Aadhaar Card Number that you want to use for your Electricity Connection.
Step 7: Type your name in the given column as it appears on the Aadhaar card number you have given
Step 8: Upload a copy of the Aadhaar card and once you are done
Step 9: Click the Submit button in the form and
Step 10: Download the receipt for the same.
Now you have successfully linked your Aadhaar Number to your TNEB Connection.
You can use this method to check the status of the TANGEDCO TNEB Aadhar link online.
- To check the status of the TANGEDCO TNEB Aadhar link, you must first visit the government’s official website, @nsc.tnebltd.gov.in.
- Then, enter your acknowledgment receipt by clicking on the TANGEDCO TNEB Aadhar link Status.
Whose Aadhaar Information should be linked, the Owners or the Tennants?
If you are not the owner of the house and you are confused about it you should be adding your Aadhaar number to the TNEB bill connection since you handle all the electricity payments as you rent the property, then please get the acknowledgment of the owner if it is ok to input your Aadhaar number to the connection and then proceed.
Aadhaar linking to TNEB is implemented by the government to streamline the process and it is for information purposes. It is recommended that owners of the property link their Aadhaar information to the Electricity bill rather than including that of a tenant who could change from time to time.
When a Tenant is allowed to input his Aadhar Information into the TNEB connection will the entire EB connection be transferred to the Tenant?
Definitely not, linking Aadhar as mentioned is only for information not for a name change or connection transfer purposes.
Can we link our Aadhar Number only Online?
If you are not online friendly you can walk into your EB office where you pay your EB bills regularly and furnish your details with a copy of your Aadhar card and fill out the form manually it will be done. Don’t forget to carry your original copies too.
Is there a deadline or the last date to link our Aadhar to the TNEB connection?
There is no official announcement yet on the last date however we can be expecting one soon. Why wait for the last-minute rush and hustle let’s just get it done as soon as possible.
How do I check my region and distribution code of TNEB?
The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has divided the entire Tamil Nadu into 9 regions for administrative purposes. You can easily find your region and distribution code with the below link
TNEB Distribution Code List PDF 2022