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P-018-2022-Smt. Sreelakshmi, Ernakulamn-Order 17-06-2022
The sanctioned load for the appellant is 103.75 kW and Contract Demand is 80 kW. On 12-07-2021, the Anti-Power Theft Squad (APTS), Ernakulm unit together with the officials of KSEB Ltd., Electrical Section, Udayamperoor inspected in the premises of the appellant and found that there is an anomaly of reversal of voltage at 2 phases in the CT circuit. In the three CTs one is cast resin type and two are wire wound type. The respondent connected a parallel meter for some time and found that the meter is under reading around 37%. Site mahassar was prepared in the presence of appellant’s representative. Subsequently, a letter claiming Rs.62,63,677/- was given to the appellant towards short assessment charges, stating that the CT connection interchanged in two phases. The appellant filed a petition before CGRF, Central Region, Ernakulam and the Forum in its order dated 18.02.2022 ordered that the petitioner is bound to pay the short assessment bill issued by the Licensee. The respondent shall grant 12 months instalments as requested by the petitioner. Aggrieved by the decision of the Forum, the appellant filed the appeal petition before this Authority. Following decisions are hereby taken: (1) The appellant is liable to pay the short assessment bill amount. (2) The respondent shall grant 60 numbers of monthly instalments without interest to pay the short assessment bill by the appellant to the Licensee. (3) The order of CGRF, Central Region in OP No.46/2021-22 dated 18-02-2022 is modified to this extent. (4) The Licensee has to device a proper and rugged system to ensure that the meters and CTs are connected properly and also ensure that the periodical inspection and testing of meters as specified in the Kerala Electricity Supply Code 2014 is meticulously followed.


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