In Mangalore, people are paying their electricity bills through post offices.
The Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Post on August 28, 2007, so that consumers can pay their electric bills in selected post offices. More than 6,987 consumers had paid their bills in 53 post offices in Mangalore, Puttur, and Udupi divisions since launching the scheme. MESCOM has added a channel of bill payment through the postal office in its effort to be customer friendly. It has collected INR 26.80 lakh till October 1, 2007 through post offices. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited has introduced electronic clearing system besides the kiosks facility, while continuing the system of payment at their section offices.