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DPDC bill payment now thru bKash

Published : 07 Sep 2019 07:53 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 02:19 PM

From now on, customers of Dhaka Power Distributor Company (DPDC) will be able to pay electricity bill through bKash,. They will also be able to check the bill amount from their bKash accounts.
The DPDC, bKash and Brac Bank, as the banking partner, signed an agreement at a hotel in Dhaka on Thursday, the mobile financial service provider said in a statement. No service charge will be applicable in the first six months past the signing.
Md Asaduzzaman, company secretary of the DPDC, Mizanur Rashid, chief commercial officer of bKash, and Tarek Rifat Ullah Khan, head of corporate banking of Brac Bank, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies. Kamal Quadir, CEO of bKash, and Bikash Dewan, managing director of the DPDC, attended the signing ceremony.
bKash will facilitate 1.2 million prepaid and postpaid subscribers of DPDC, the largest power distributor company of Dhaka, to pay their electricity bills easily from anywhere 24/7. Customers can also check the bill amount from their bKash accounts.
Currently, around 27.5 million customers of large power distribution companies, including Palli Bidyut, Dhaka Electric Supply Company and Northern Electricity Supply Company, are able to pay their bills through bKash.
To pay the bill through bKash app, customers need to select DPDC from Pay Bill option, then provide the DPDC customer number, month and year to see the bill amount. To pay the bill, they can just input the PIN number and complete the bill payment process.
Customers can also dial USSD code *247# to pay DPDC bill. After dialing, they need to select ‘5’ from the bKash menu for ‘pay bill’ service and follow some interactive steps to complete the transaction. After successful payment, the customer will get SMS notification from bKash.
There will be no service charge for customers during the first six months after this launch of DPDC bill payment.

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