BEST strike

BEST’s 41 lakh passengers have a difficult day ahead. Not one of BEST’s 3,391 buses will ply in Mumbai today, as company workers, including those in BEST’s power supply section, go on a 72-hour strike that began at 11 pm, yesterday. Here is what to expect.

The effect

BEST’s commuters will have to use taxis and autorickshaws or local trains. BEST will incur a loss of over Rs 10 crore. 

Relief measures

BEST plans to deploy 300 newly recruited drivers, who are expected to stay away from the strike. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation is also expected to press an, as yet unspecified, number of buses from its fleet for BEST use.

Fleet taxi services like the Mumbai Gold Taxi Service and the Meru Cab Service will be available.

No additional trains

Neither Western nor Central Railways plan to run additional trains on the day

Report overcharging

To pre-empt overcharging, both taxi and auto unions have given out phone numbers passengers can call if they are charged more than the approved fare.

Taxi overcharging may be reported on 23078404 or 23078414. If overcharged by autorickshaw drivers, contact union on 28739264 or 28981262, during office hours.

No auto strike

The Mumbai Autorick-shawmen’s Union (MAU) will not join the strike, as earlier planned.

“We decided against joining the strike after Home Minister R R Patil met RTO officials, police and autorickshaw unions,” said MAU General Secretary and Strike Action Committee Chief Shankar Salvi. 

NMMT buses may soon run on Mumbai’s roads

  By: Aditya Anand
   April 17, 2007


… but only if Navi Mumbai passengers want it; BEST will carry out a survey

We may soon see Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) buses zipping along the roads of Mumbai. But this will happen only if Navi Mumbai passengers want it.

The state transport authority will conduct a passenger survey to decide the course of action, said V Y Amdekar, the head of BEST’s transport department.

Q&A form

Though modalities are still being fine tuned, sources in the BEST’s transport department indicated that passengers travelling to the city from Navi Mumbai will have to fill out a form.

Sources disclosed that passengers would be asked about their most-preferred route, and bus frequency, among other details.

According to NMMT officials, they want to operate direct services from Navi Mumbai areas like Vashi and Nerul to Nariman Point, Colaba and Borivli.

Tie-ups

The new BEST chairman, Sanjay Potnis, disclosed that the undertaking was not only keen to tie up not just with NMMT but also Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation and the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Transport buses.

“We have to study the routes that they want to ply along,” he said, adding, “interests of BEST passengers will also be kept in mind”.

Presently, the longest route in BEST’s operations is bus number 524. It runs from Borivli East to Vashi covering a distance of 44 km in about two hours. The fare for that route is Rs 22.

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 (BEST)

LIST OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS AND APPELLATE

AUTHORITIES UNDER THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

Sr.No. Department Public Information Officers Location & Tel.No. Appellate Authorities Location & Tel.No.
1 Personnel, Welfare  & Management Sr.Personnel Officer Head Office, Colaba,22839908 Chief Personnel Officer Head Office,Colaba,22816654
2 Secretarial including Marathi Vibhag, Correspondence & Typing Section Dy.Secretary Head Office, Colaba22856262 Ex.328 Secretary Head Office, Colaba,22028801
3 Security  & Vigilance Dy.Chief Security & Vigilance Officer(SR.) Head Office, Colaba,22822592 Chief Security & Vigilance Officer Head Office, Colaba,22885105
4 Public Relations Dy.Public Relations Officer Head Office, Colaba,22816656 Public Relations Officer Head Office, Colaba,22841255
5 Accounts including ESI, Budget, PF, Cash & Time Keeping Dy.Chief Accounts Officer(Sr.) Head Office, Colaba,22852463 Chief Accounts Officer &Financial Advisor Head Office, Colaba,22020846
6 Internal Audit Dy.Chief Internal Auditor Head Office, Colaba,22820011 Asst.General Manager(Audit) Head Office, Colaba,22816424
7 EDP Dy.Electronic Data Processing Manager Backbay Depot22189917  Electronic. Data Processing Manager Backbay Depot22183859 
8 Legal Legal Advisor Head Office, Colaba,22856262 Ext.453 Asst.General Manager (Legal) Head Office, Colaba,22844436
9 Materials Management including Grainshop Chief Materials Manager Kussara Workshop23719752  Asst.General Manager (Matl.) Head Office, Colaba,22841023
10 Civil Engineering including Bldg. & Sub Station Construction Chief Engineer (Civil) Wadala Depot24146800 Asst.General Manager (Civil) Head Office, Colaba,22840873
11 Medical Sr.Dy.Chief Medical Officer Head Office, Colaba,22841018 Chief Medical Officer Head Office, Colaba,22841018
12 Sr.AOES’s Office (Establishment matter of Electric Supply Branch) Admn.Officer (Electric Supply) Head Office, Colaba,22856262 Ext.560 Sr. Admn. Officer (Electric Supply) Head Office,Colaba22811506, 22856262 Ext.558
13 Vigilance Divisional Engineer (Vigilance). Head Office, Colaba,22814996 Asst.General Manager (Electric Supply) Head Office, Colaba22831950, 22856262 Ext.501,510
14 Planning (Network) Div. Engr. Planning(Network) Veej Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai22880951, 22880950Ext.101 Dy.Chief Engr. (Planning) Veej Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai22816247,
15 Planning (Material) Div.Engr. Planning (Material) Veej Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai22811254,22844375, Ext.111  Dy.Chief Engr. (Planning) – “ –
16 Commercial(South) Div.Engr.(Commercial South) Head Office, Colaba22841071,22856262Ext.511  Dy.Chief Engr. (Commercial South) Head Office, Colaba22841675, 22856262 Ext.503
17 Commercial(N) Div.Engr.(Commercial North) Dadar Workshop,Tilak Road, Dadar,24120238 Dy.Chief Engr. (Comm.North) Dadar Workshop,Tilak Road, Dadar,24147270
18 Consumer(S) Supdt.Cons.South Head Office,Colaba,22840923,22856262 Ext.559 Dy.Chief Engr. (CommercialSouth) Head Office,Colaba,22841675,22856262 Ext.503
19 Consumer(N) Supdt.Cons.North Dadar Workshop,Tilak Road, Dadar,24183276 Dy.Chief Engr.(CommercialNorth) Dadar Workshop,Tilak Road, Dadar,24147270 
20 Computer Applications Supdt.Computer Application Veej Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai22816250 Ext.302 Dy.Chief Engr. (Planning) Veej Bhavan, Nariman Point, Mumbai22816247
21 Project Div.Engineer (Project) Colaba Bus Station, Mumbai22181420,22856262Ext.538  Dy.Chief Engr. (Planning) – “ –
22 Construction Div. Engineer (Construction) Sewree Receiving Station, Acharya Donde Marg, Sewree, Mumbai-15,24165188,24162879  Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.North) Bijlee Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon, Mumbai, 23782388 
23 Training & Industrial Engg. Div.Engr. Training & Industrial Engg. Club Road Bldg., Mumbai Central, Mumbai, 23097698, 23077698 Dy.Chief Engr. (Gen.) Vidyut Bldg., Pathakwadi,Opp.G.T. Hospital, Mumbai, 22084229, 22011827
24 Meters & Relays Div.Engr.Meters & Relays Wadala Depot, 2416491, 24186353 Ext.59024146262 Ext.571 Dy.Chief Engr. (Gen.) – “ –
25 Consumer Advisory & Services Supdt.Cons. Advisory & Services Vidyut Bldg., Pathakwadi, Opp. G.T. Hospital,22080274,22080558 Dy.Chief Engr. (Gen.) – “ –
26 Street Lighting Construction Div. Engr. Street Lighting (Const.) Sewree Receiving Station, Acharya Donde Marg, Sewree, Mumbai-15,24101791  Dy.Chief Engr. (Street Lighting) Sewree Receiving Station, Acharya Donde Marg, Sewree, Mumbai-15,24116023
27 Street Lighting Maintenance Div.Engr.Street Lighting (Main.) Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,23781839, 23775544 Dy.Chief Engr. (Street Lighting) Sewree Receiving Stn., Acharya Donde Marg,  Mumbai-15,24116023
28 Material Testing & Standards Div.Engr. Matl.Testing & Standards Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,23719753 Dy.Chief Engr. (Street Lighting) – “ –
29 Telecommunication & Electronics Div.Engr.Telecom. & Electronics Tardeo Bus Terminus, Mumbai-8, 23090036, 23052311 Dy.Chief Engr. (Street Lighting) – “ –
30 Operation & Maintenance (South) Div.Engr.(Maint.South) Colaba Bus Stn. Bldg., S.B. Road, Colaba, 22154428 Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.South) Vidyut Bldg., Pathakwadi,Opp.G.T. Hospital, Mumbai, 22037418
31 Operation & Maintenance (North) Div.Engr.Main.(North) Wadala Depot, Tilak Road (Ext.), Mumbai, 24121740 Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.North) Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,23782388 
32 Operation & Maintenance (CS) Div.Engr.Maint.(Central South) Vidyut Bldg., Pathak Wadi, Opp.G.T. Hospital, Mumbai,22073875, 22078365, 22080524  Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.South) Vidyut Bldg., Pathak Wadi,  Opp. G.T.Hospital, Mumbai,22037418
33 Operation & Maintenance (CN) Div.Engr.Maint.(Central North) Prabhadevi receiving station bldg, Worli2431488824226334 Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.North) Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,23782388 
34 Erection(S) Div.Engr.(Erection South) Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,23736890 Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.South) Vidyut Bldg., Pathakwadi,Opp.G.T. Hospital, Mumbai, 22037418
35 Erection(N) Div.Engr.(Erection North)

Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,

2371975523711941 Ext 74123711942 / 43

Dy.Chief Engr.(Dist.North) Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,23782388
36 Erection Central Div.Engr. (Erection Central)

Beejli Bhavan, Kussara Workshop, Mazgaon,

2373689023711943Ext 721

Dy.Chief Engr. (Dist.South) Vidyut Bldg., Pathakwadi,Opp.G.T. Hospital, Mumbai, 22037418
37 Energy Audit Div.Engr.(Energy Audit) Tardeo bus terminus R.S.Nimkar Marg, mumbai2396840, 2396840 Dy.Chief Engr. (Comm.South) Head Office, Colaba22841675, 22856262 Ext.503
38 Consumer Grievance & Redressal Forum Div.Engr.Cons.Grievance Redressal Forum Head Office,Colaba,22855962,22853561 Dy.Chief Engr. (MERC) Head Office,Colaba,22853483,22853561
39 Transportation Engg. & Ticket Printing Press Asst.General Manager (Transp.Engg.) Dadar Workshop, Tilak Road24101788 Dy.General Manager (Transp.Engg.) Head Office,Colaba,22850594,24130827
40 Traffic (including Ticket & Cash & Acc. & Claims) Chief Traffic Manager (Adm.) Wadala DepotTilak Road (Ext)24126345 Chief Traffic Manager (Sr.) Wadala DepotTilak Road (Ext.)24148675

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Redressal Of Consumer Grievances

Notice 

 

Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking
(Of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai)

“Procedures for Redressal Of Consumer Grievences”

DOWNLOAD PROCEDURES 

 

As per Section 3.3 of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum & Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003 we are publishing herewith the draft rules and procedures for redressal of grievances which are made available to the public. We hereby invite comments from our consumers which could be submitted to Deputy Chief Engineer (General), MERC Cell, having his office at 1st floor, Vidyut Building, Pathakwadi, Mumbai 400 002 on or before 25th February, 2004 to enable us to finalise these rules and procedures considering the comments.

 

Procedure for redressal of consumer grievance is given below :

 

1.0 Supply Related Complaints. (24 Hrs Fuse Centres)

 

General Requirements :

 

For any supply related grievances like Fuse Blown (No Supply) / Burnt Meter / Shock / Fire / Building Collapse / Water Falling on service position / Voltage fluctuations etc, the consumers shall lodge the complaints in the respective Fuse Control Centres of their area. (List attached – Annexure A) by providing the following details.

 

1. Bill No./ Meter No./ Installation No – (Any one of )

2. Telephone no.(s),

3. Address and nearest landmark

4. Brief description of the complaint.

 

Procedure for Redressal :

 

a) After lodging the complaint, BEST’s Fuse-man will inspect the site and in most cases restore the supply. In case of faulty or burnt meter, he will consult the concerned officers and will replace the same either from local fuse centers or from a centralised location. The fuse-man will request the consumer to give an Undertaking on a form which is available with him agreeing to make the payment of burnt meter charges through the subsequent electricity bills and also for amendment of electricity bills if necessary.

 

b) In case of Shock / Fire / Building Collapse / Water Falling on service position, the supply to the entire building will be disconnected either by Fire Brigade or by BEST whoever is reaching the site first. The supply will be restored only after the installation is set right by the consumer through Licensed Electrical Contractor and permission from Electrical Inspector / Fire Brigade is submitted wherever necessary. 2.0 Billing Complaints :-

General Requirements :

For all billing complaints such as High Consumption, Stopped Meter, Change in Name and Address, Disconnection of meter of vacant premises, Reconnection of supply, Refund of Security Deposit etc, the consumer shall lodge the complaint with the Complaint Officer of the ward in respective areas. (List attached – Annexure A) by providing the following details :-

 

 

1. Bill No.

2. Telephone No.

3. Address

4. Details of the complaint

 

Procedure for Redressal :

 

a) On receipt of the complaint and its scrutiny, if it is found necessary, inspection and site testing of the meter will be carried out. If the meter is found to be stopped or defective, the meter will be replaced after obtaining Undertaking from the consumer, agreeing to pay the amended bills issued subsequently.

b) For Change of Name and correction in address, consumers will have to submit the duly completed Change of Name form along with prescribed fees, documentary evidence in the office. Necessary Security Deposit towards 3 months electricity consumption will also have to be paid. Changes will be made in the subsequent bills after due verification on site.

c) For refund of Security Deposit the consumer is required to surrender the original receipts duly discharged along with an application for refund. On receipt of the same, the consumer will be intimated by sending a postcard for collecting the cheque /cash.

3.0 Complaints about obtaining supply:

 

General Requirements :

For all complaints about obtaining supply in case of New Connections, Additional load, Shifting of service cable / meter, Reconnection / Disconnection, Temporary supply etc, the consumer shall lodge the complaint with the Complaint Officer of the ward in respective areas. (List attached – Annexure A) by providing the following details :-

1. Details of requisition no. and date

2. Description of the complaint

 

Procedure for Redressal :

 

a) Generally the electric supply will be connected within one month of the receipt of the completed application in normal circumstances in case of New Connection, Additional load, Reconnection, Temporary supply etc

b) The cases requiring extension of Distribution Mains, Laying of new service and Commissioning of new Sub Stations, the supply shall be provided immediately after obtaining statutory permissions and execution of the jobs.

 

4.0 General Complaints :

 

General Requirements :

 

For all the complaints of the consumers about other departments of BEST such as Vigilance Department, Operation & Maintenance Department, Erection Department, Street Lighting Department, Energy Audit Department etc, the consumer shall lodge the complaint with the Complaint Officer of the ward in respective areas. (List attached – Annexure A) by providing the following details :-

 

 

1. Name and address of complainant

2. Telephone No.

3. Description of the complaint

4. Bill No. / Installation No. / Meter No. – if any


Procedure for Redressal :

 

In case of complaints about theft of electric supply / tampering of meter and complaints related to other departments of BEST, the same will be forwarded by the Complaint Officer to the respective departments and the complainant will be informed accordingly.

5. Format and Time Schedule:

In order to expedite the disposal of complaint, the consumer shall lodge the complaint in the format enclosed in Annexure C and within one month of the cause of the complaint.

 

Note : The Consumer may contact the next higher authority (List attached – Annexure B) if they are not satisfied with their redressal of grievance.

List of Officers To Be Contacted – Annexure A

Authority to be contacted

Next

No.  
 

South Zone

Colaba 2 218 4242 } }
  Fuse Blown, LT / HT Off Supply Pathakwadi 2 208 4242 } } Ground floor
        } Pathakwadi } Vidyut Bldg.,
        } 2 2086611 } Pathakwadi
    Tardeo 2 309 4242 } } Mumbai 2
    Masjid 2 347 4242 }  
  “No Supply” Complaints        
 

North Zone

Dadar 2 412 4242 } Dadar } Transportation Engr.
  Fuse Blown, LT / HT Off Supply     } 2 4128683 } Bldg., Tilak Rd, Dadar-14
    Worli 2 495 4242 } Worli } Worli Naka,
        } 2 4926611 } G.K. Kadam Marg,
    Suparibaug 2 411 4242 } } Worli, Mumbai 18
    Mahim 2 444 4242 } Mahim } Mahim Bus depot
2 For Supply Related Complaints Fuse Controller      
    at :      
 

South Zone

Colaba 2 218 4242 Supdt(IF) 1st Floor,
  Burnt Meter,Shock, Pathakwadi 2 208 4242 A,B& C wards Electric House,
  Fire,Building Collapse,Water     2 285 6262 Colaba -39
  Falling on Service Position     Extn. 514  
  Voltage Fluctitations etc. Tardeo 2 309 4242 A.E. (IF) 1st floor,
    Masjid 2 347 4242 D & E wards Mumbai Central
        2 301 6730 Depot, M-8
 

North Zone

Dadar 2 412 4242 A.E. (IF) } 2nd floor,
  Burnt Meter,Shock,     E, F/S & F/N } Transportation
  Fire,Building Collapse,Water     2 414 6262 } Engr.Bldg.,
  Falling on Service Position Worli 2 495 4242 Ext -515 } Tilak Rd.,
  Voltage Fluctitations etc.     A.E. (IF) } Dadar
    Suparibaug 2 411 4242 G/S, G/N } Mumbai 14
    Mahim 2 444 4242 Ext -515  
 

South Zone

Complaint Officer 2 285 6262 AE A &B Ground Floor, .
  High Consumption, Stopped Meter, A Ward Ext. 552 2 288 1483 Electric House,
  Change in Name / Address,       Colaba
  Refund of Security Deposit, Complaint Officer 2 285 6262 AE A &B Ground Floor, .
  Complaints of billing B Ward Ext. 551 2 288 1483 Electric House,
  under cycle 19 etc.       Colaba
    Complaint Officer 2 200 3579 DyE.Con 3rd Floor, Vidyut Bldg,
    Complaint Officer 2 309 3045 Supdt.Con D&E }
          Mumbai 14
    Complaint Officer 2 4146262 Supdt.Con 2nd floor, Trans.Engg.
    G/S Ward Ext.546 (F/S & G/S) Bldg., Tilak Rd., Dadar ,
        24183276 Mumbai 14
    Complaint Officer 2 4146262 DyE.Con 1st floor, Trans.Engg.
    G/N Ward Ext.555 Ext.548 Bldg., Tilak Rd., Dadar ,
          Mumbai 14
4 Complaints of Obtaining Supply        
  New Connections, Additional Load, A Ward Ext.516 2 281 1253 House, Colaba
  Shifting of service cable / meter        
  Reconnection / Disconnection Complaint Officer 2 285 6262 AE(B) 6th Floor, Multi
  Temporary Supply etc. B Ward Ext.526 2 281 1256 Storied Bldg., Colaba.
    Complaint Officer 2 201 1995 AE(C) 3rd Floor, Vidyut
    C Ward   2 307 8736 Bldg, PathakWadi
          Mumbai-2
    Complaint Officer 2 300 3405 AE(D) 3rd Floor, New
  New Connections, Additional Load, E & F/S Ward Ext.512 E & F/S Tilak Rd., Dadar.Bldg.
  Shifting of service cable / meter     2 4124285 Mumbai 14
  Reconnection / Disconnection        
  Temporary Supply etc. Complaint Officer 2 4146262 AE (F / N) 2nd floor, Trans.Engg.

List of Officers To Be Contacted – Annexure B

Sr. Nature of Complaint Next Higher Authority to be contacted with Contact No. & Address
  Burnt Meter,Shock, Commercial (North)  
  Refund of Security Deposit, 2nd Floor, Transpor-  
4 Complaints of Obtaining Supply    
  New Connections, Additional Load, Commercial (South)  
  Shifting of service cable / meter 2 2841071  
  Reconnection / Disconnection 2 285 6262 Ext. 511  
  Temporary Supply etc. House, Colaba  
       
  New Connections, Additional Load, Commercial (North)  
  Shifting of service cable / meter 2 4120238  
  Reconnection / Disconnection 2 4146262 Ext.511  
  Temporary Supply etc. 2nd Floor, Transpor-  

CONSUMERS / COMMERCIAL (SOUTH / NORTH ) DIVISION

FORM FOR CONSUMERS COMPLAINT

 

To, Date:-

_______________________

_______________________

_______________________

 

 

1) Consumer’s name :- __________________________________ Tel.No.________

 

2) Address (Electric Supply/Correspondence)

 

Room No.________ Floor No._________ Bldg. name _______________

Bldg. No. ___________ Road ______________ Mumbai ______________

 

3) Bill no. ___________________ Meter No.________4) Nearest St. Ltg. Pole no.____

 

5) Type of complaint pertaining to electric supply

 

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

 

(Attach separate sheet, if required )

 

Yours faithfully,

Encl:- 1) Electric bill

2)

 

(Signature)

 

 


(Consumer’s name in Block letters)

 

(P.T.O)

 

NOMINATION :- (If the Consumer wants to nominate his representative to appear and

made submissions on his behalf before the BEST Undertaking the following declaration should be submitted. )

 

I/We the above named Consumer hereby nominate Shri./Smt. ____________________

who is not an Advocate and whose address is ________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________ is my/our REPRESENTATIVE in the proceedings and confirm that any statement, acceptance or rejection made by him/her shall be binding on me/us. He/She has signed below in my presence.

 


ACCEPTED

 

(Signature of Representative)      (Signature of Consumer)