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P/014/2019 - Sri. P.M. Pareethu Bava Khan, Thiruvananthapuram
The appellant is conducting an Engineering college having electric connection under HT II (B) tariff bearing customer Code LCN-11/3926 with registered contract demand of 67 kVA within the jurisdiction of Electrical Section, Venjarammoodu. The inspecting authorities of TMR, Thirumala conducted a field inspection in the appellant's premises on 22-09-2017 and found that he ToD Meter installed in the premises of the appellant is an old version and the display parameters kVARh and kVAh Zone wise readings are not available. The Deputy Chief Engineer, Electrical Circle, Kattakada has directed the appellant to replace the ToD meter with new 3 phase 4 wire DLMS compatible meter of accuracy Class 0.2 S, CTs with CT units of accuracy class 0.2 S and PTs with PT units of accuracy class 0.2, vide letter dated 27-09-2017. The respondent has imposed penalty for an amount of Rs.106138/- as 50% extra over the prevailing rate applicable both demand and energy for two months during which the appellant failed to replace the faulty metering component, and one month thereafter. The appellant has challenged the bill and filed an appeal before Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Vydhyuthi Bhavanam, Kottarakkara as O.P. No. 124/2018. The CGRF, Kottarakkara, dismissed the petition vide order dated 31-12-2018. Aggrieved by the order of the CGRF, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Forum. From the analysis done above and the conclusions arrived at, the appellant’s plea to waive the penalty imposed is rejected and this Authority uphold the decision taken by the CGRF, Kottarakkara in OP No.124/2018 dated 31-12-2018. The appeal is found devoid of any merits and hence dismissed. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. No order on costs.

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