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P/027/2018 - Smt. Lekshmi T., Kollam
The appellant Smt. Lekshmi. T. is running an ENT hospital in the name ‘KERF’ under Electrical Section, Olai bearing Consumer No.7521 under VI G tariff with connected load of 68 KW having a contract demand of 35 kVA. While so, on 05-10-2017, the APTS of KSEBL, Kollam conducted an inspection in the premises and found that the energy used in one phase (out of 3 phases) was not recording in the meter (missing of B phase voltage) and unauthorized additional load to the extent of 45 KW(sanctioned load at the time of inspection was 25 KW). Accordingly, the appellant was served with a provisional short assessment bill, for the failure to measure power of all the three phases due to missing of voltage in B phase from 04/2014 to 10/2017, so as to recover the revenue loss of the unrecorded portion of energy, for Rs. 4,02,475/-. The appellant filed objection before the Assessing officer, the Asst. Engineer, against the said assessment. Hence the provisional assessment was reduced to Rs. 2,04,170/- as the final assessment for the period 11/2015 to 10/2017. Aggrieved against this, the appellant filed Petition vide complaint No.539/2017 before the CGRF,SR, Kottarakkara and the CGRF held that the short assessment bill issued by the respondent for two years from 11/2015 to 10/2017 as per Regulation 152 of Supply Code, 2014 is genuine and sustainable, vide its order dated 05-03-2018. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted the appeal petition before this Authority. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to set aside the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 2,04,170/- issued to the appellant. The respondent is directed to revise the bills for the consumption for the period of 24 months prior to 04/2014 by taking an average consumption of 2820 units i.e. the average consumption of 03/2014, 02/2014 and 01/2014. Accordingly the respondent shall raise a bill for the meter faulty period from 11/2015 to 10/2017, with the difference of (67680–48040) = 19640 units and issue the revised bill to the consumer within fifteen days. The appellant is also eligible for installments, if requested for, and the respondent shall issue the same. The consumer shall pay the whole amount or the 1st installment within 30 days of the revised bill date. The subsequent installments will bear interest from 30th day of the bill issued to the day of payment. No interest or surcharge is payable by the consumer for the Petition and Appeal pending period before the CGRF and this Authority up to 30th day of the revised bill date. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the Consumer is allowed as ordered and stands disposed of as such. The order of CGRF in 539/2017 dated 05-03-2018 is modified to this extent. No order on costs.

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