With a population of 1.3 billion, India has a smartphone penetration of 25.3%, with almost 345.9 million people using smartphones actively on a daily basis. On a similar note, the internet penetration in India is about 45% (2021), meaning that almost half of the country is currently using the online medium for carrying out various activities. Ever since the government of India announced to go digital in the last decade, there has been a whopping growth overall in the digitalization of most services by service providers here.
For example, the concept of paying bills online. Who would have ever thought about two decades back that paying utility bills would not take more than a few seconds? No travel cost or time utilized, no time wasted in long queues at the payment counters, no filling up forms manually – no obstacles absolutely. Today, thanks to the online platform, we cannot just pay utility bills like electricity bill payment, have our prepaid mobile recharge, order food online, shop online, book rail and air tickets online, and so much more.
Is the online medium a boon or a nemesis?
There is good and bad of everything, of every innovation. The same is the case with the digital medium. When utilized judiciously and responsibly, the virtual medium is indeed a boon, a big help for every individual, irrespective of their socio-economic, communal, and cultural background.
As long as users and subscribers use a reliable and credible app for payment for electricity and water, paying postpaid mobile bills, recharging prepaid mobile phones, and so many other services, the digital medium will not hurt anyone. Safety and security are two most critical aspects of the virtual medium, with rising cases of cybercriminal activities. The responsibility is ours – of users, and we need to take utmost care to download apps only from credible payment facilitators online. Other than that, when using an app, it is pertinent to take care that the internet connection is stable and secure in your private network and protected with the highest-possible technical guards to make the network foolproof and failsafe.
Use the online medium for seamless bill payments
For subscribers of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam or DHBVN, it is great peace of mind that you can now go about DHBVN bill payment from the DHBVN website or by downloading a third-party payment app. Residents of Faridabad, Fatehabad, Hisar, Sirsa, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, Mewat, Rewari, and Narnaul districts not only get to enjoy a smooth and uninterrupted supply of electricity from DHBVN but also enjoy paying bills online, fast and instantly from the comfort of the indoors. Especially during the Covid time when there was lockdown all across, and most offices, including electricity offices, were closed, imagine what would have happened in the absence of online payment apps? Most of the subscribers would have lived under the perpetual stress of their connection getting severed by DHBVN officials.
But, thankfully, today, users today have payment apps installed on their phones that can be opened anywhere anytime to make bill payments whenever you remember to pay the bill. Use your preferred payment mode and have the payment cleared within seconds. No need to carry cash, keep changes, fill out forms, or write a cheque. With the help of a digital wallet or credit cards, debit cards, Netbanking, UPI, etc., you can immediately get your electricity payments cleared in no time. In fact, you can pay for almost anything from household bills and travel expenses to subscriptions to online dating apps and free fuck sites. And quite surprisingly, when you choose to pay online, you are rewarded for saving paper and contributing towards the ecology. Today, most online payment facilitators give you discount coupons and payback options to make it all an exciting experience for users across the board.