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P/066/2017 Sri. Prabhu K.N., Palakkad.
The appellant is a consumer under Electrical Section, Vadakkencherry having the Electricity connection bearing Consumer No. 1165158007685. The connection is registered in the name of appellant's father late K.T. Narayanan under tariff I A domestic with a registered connected load 100W. The energy meter of the consumer became faulty during 5/2014 and on intimating the respondent replaced the defective meter only during 3/2015. The appellant was served with energy bills on the basis of average consumption during 5/2014 to 3/2015 and the above bills were duly paid by the consumer. The respondent as per the invoice dated 01-05-2016 directed the appellant to remit an amount of Rs. 6,464/- being the short assessment based on the audit report of RAO, KSEBL for the period from 09/2014 to 03/2015. Being aggrieved by this short assessment, the appellant had approached the Hon’ble CGRF (NR) by filing a petition in OP No. 146/2016-17. The Forum quashed the short assessment bill for Rs. 6,464/- and disposed of the petition accordingly vide order dated 11-05-2017. Still not satisfied, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority. From the analysis done and the conclusions arrived at, which are detailed above, I take the following decisions. 1. The amount of Rs. 6,464/- collected from the appellant shall be refunded with interest at bank rate or adjust in the future bills, with the interest calculated from the date of remittance. 2. The other reliefs requested by the appellant are rejected. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The order of CGRF in OP No. 146/2016-17 dated 11-05-2017 is modified to this extent. No order on costs.


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