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P/001/2019 The Manager, M/S Francis Alukkas Jewellery, Kannur
The Appellant is conducting Jewellery business under the name and style of M/s Alukkas Jewellery, Fort Road, City Centre, Kannur and having a CT Connected three phase service connection under LT-VII A Tariff with a connected load of 67005(68kw) watts with Consumer No 1166551007476. The premises of the consumer was inspected on 18.06.2018 by a team of KSEB Limited led by the Anti Power Theft Squad (APTS) of Kannur unit. A site mahazar was prepared by the Sub Engineer Sri. Hari Miniyadan of Electrical Section, Burnassery. An irregularity of metering was detected as the current input in to the meter through CT secondary wire is missing in B Phase. So as to compensate the Board for unrecorded portion of energy, the Assistant Engineer, Electrical Section, Burnassery, issued short assessment bill by directing the appellant to pay Rs 6,99,527/-. Later a final revised short assessment invoice dated 31.07.2018 for Rs. 5,77,790/- was served for a period of 21 months for the period from 01.09.2016 to 01.06.2018. Aggrieved by the short assessment bill, the appellant filed petition before CGRF, Kozhikode requesting to set aside the demand notice and to take action to replace the Energy meter. The Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum disposed the OP No.83/2018-19 filed by the Appellant and ordered on 23-11-2018 that the short assessment is in order. Thereafter on 01/12/2018 the respondent issued a short assessment demand against under charged bills demanding to pay the amount as per short assessment dated 31.07.2018 for Rs 5,77,790/- (Five lakh Seventy Seven Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety only). Still aggrieved by the said order, the Appellant has filed 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. 5,77,790/- issued to the appellant. The respondent is directed to revise the bill for the consumption for the period of 12 months prior to the date of installation of the new meter by taking an average consumption of three months after the meter was replaced. Accordingly the respondent shall raise a bill and issue the revised bill to the consumer within fifteen days. 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 83/2018-19 dated 23-11-2018 is set aside. No order on costs.

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