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P/020/2019 - Sri. Narayanan K., Ernakulam
The appellant represents M/s Indus Towers Ltd., a company providing passive infra structure service to telecommunication providers. The appellant is a 3 phase LT VI F consumer bearing number 1011 under Electrical Section, Vellanad, with a connected load of 18 KW. The appellant is paying the current charges regularly without any dues or delay. As per the observations of the Regional Audit Officer, a short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 2,02,277/- due to meter faulty period from 12/2016 to 02/2017 has been issued to the consumer on 02.05.2018. An objection against the demand was filed before the Assistant Engineer on 22-06-2018. He rejected the petition without quoting any valid reason or regulations and directed the appellant to remit the short assessed amount. Against the short assessment bill, the appellant had approached the CGRF (SR) Kottarakkara by filing a petition No. OP No. 138/2018. The Forum disposed of the petition by quashing the short assessment bill for Rs. 2,02,277/- and directed the respondent to revise the bill for two billing cycles based on the average consumption after meter change, vide order dated 08-02-2019. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority.   From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to set aside the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 202277/- issued to the appellant. 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 OP No. 138/2018 dated 08-02-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.


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