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P/057/2019 - Sri. V.M. Saji, Kottayam
The appellant, Sri V.M. Saji, is a commercial consumer with consumer No. 9078 under Electrical Section, Ayarkunnam, who is aggrieved by the exorbitant electricity bill issued to him on 14-03-2019 for an amount of Rs. 23515.00. The appellant approached the Assistant Engineer with a complaint regarding the excess reading of the meter. Accordingly, the respondent verified the correctness of the meter by installing a Check meter in the premises of the appellant. During verification, no variations or discrepancies were noticed in the existing meter. As per the request of the appellant, the meter was further sent for testing at Meter Testing Unit, Pallom on 07-01-2019. The errors were found within permissible limit as per the meter testing report issued by the testing unit. Hence the respondent issued the bill to the appellant and directed to remit the bill amount. Afterwards the appellant filed a petition before the CGRF, Kottrakkara and the Forum dismissed the petition vide order OP No.29/2019 dated 12-06-2019. Against the decision of the Forum, the appellant has filed the Appeal petition before this Authority. For the reasons detailed above, the appeal petition No. P/057/2019, filed by the appellant stands dismissed as it is found having no merits. The order dated 12-06-2019 in OP No. 29/2019 of CGRF, Kottarakkara is upheld. The appellant is allowed three installments for remitting the amount, if he requests so and no surcharge shall be collected from the appellant. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. No order on costs.

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