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P/074/2019 - 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 34136 under Electrical Section, Edakkara, with a connected load of 26340 watts. The premises of the appellant was inspected on 11-02--2019 by a team of KSEB Limited led by the Anti Power Theft Squad (APTS) of Malappuram unit. An irregularity of metering was detected as the missing of R phase current and resulted in inaccurate metering. So as to compensate revenue loss to the Board for the unrecorded portion of energy, the Assistant Engineer, Electrical Section, Edakkara, issued short assessment bill by directing the appellant to pay Rs 2,17,998/-. Against the short assessment bill, the appellant had approached the CGRF, Kozhikode by filing a petition No. OP No. 179/2018-19. The Forum disposed of the petition by quashing the bill for Rs. 217998/- and by directing the respondent to revise the bill by limiting the period of assessment to 24 months vide order dated 21-06-2019. Accordingly, the respondent has revised the bill to Rs.165885/-. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority 0n 01-10-2019. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide as follows: The short assessment bill for Rs. 217998/- for 926 days and revised bill for Rs.1,65,885/- for 24 months issued to the appellant are quashed. The respondent shall issue revised bill for a period of 24 months based on previous three months average consumption for 05/16,06/16 and 07/16. No interest is payable by the appellant till the due date of the revised bill and the respondent shall issue the revised bill within 15 days from the date of this order. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant stands allowed to the extent ordered. The order of CGRF, Northern Region, Kozhikode in 179/2018-19 dated 21-06-2019 is modified to this extent. No order on costs.

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