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P/072/2019 Sri. Paul. P.O, Thrissur-680012
The Appellant Sri. Paul. P.O., Pavarattykkaran House, Manakkody P.O., Thrissur, is a consumer with LT 3 phase connection with consumer No. 1156792014166 under Electrical Section, Arimbur billed under LT IV A Tariff with a sanctioned connected load of 64514 watts. According to the respondent, the Appellant enhanced the contract demand from 42 kVA to 55 kVA and executed another agreement on 01.12.2015, but the consumer was continued to be billed based on the Contract Demand of 42 kVA only. The error in billing was noticed during the internal audit by the Regional Audit office Thrissur and a demand notice for the under charged amount of Rs. 23,477/- for the period from 01/2016 to 06/2017 was served to the consumer on 2-2-2018. Another demand for the short assessment for the period from 07/2017 to 11/2018 amounting to Rs. 25,500/- was raised and an Invoice for Rs. 48,977/- including the earlier demand of Rs. 23,447/- was served to the consumer on 13/12/2018. Aggrieved by this, the consumer filed a complaint before the CGRF, Central Region, Ernakulam and the Forum issued an Order vide OP No.87/2018-19 dated 30.03.2019 by quashing the demand notice dated 13/12/2018 for Rs. 48.977/-. Aggrieved by this order the respondent filed a Review Petition as RP.1/2019-20 and the Forum allowed the petition and modified the earlier order vide order no. RP. No. l/19-20 /202 Dated 30.07.2019 by directing to issue revised bill by limiting the short assessment period from 1/2016 to 11/2018 and also adjust or refund the excess amount seen collected during 11/2015. Against the above order of the Forum, the appellant filed this appeal before this Authority on 06-09-2019. From the analysis done and the findings and conclusions arrived at, which are detailed above, this Authority take the following decision. The arrear amount for Rs. 48,977/-, issued by the respondent as not maintainable before law and as such quash the same. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is allowed as it is found having merits and the petition stands disposed of accordingly. The order of CGRF, Ernakulam vide order no. RP. No. l/19-20 /202 Dated 30.07.2019 is set aside. No order on costs.


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