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P/078/2019 Sri Sanjith Sleeba Ernakulam
Consumer No. 1155578050664 is registered at Electrical Section Thrikkakara in the name of M/s Olive Builders and Developers P Ltd., Olive Kalista, Aleta-3C, Edachira with a connected load 6929 Watts in LT 1-A tariff from 19-12-2016. The appellant is the owner and occupier of the apartment having the said consumer number. A bi-monthly bill for Rs. 90,360/- was received by the appellant even though the flat was vacant as the appellant and family out of station during the period from 25th August, 2018 to 27th November 2018. The reading on 5th December 2018 for a period of 2 months showed consumption of 10738 units. The appellant has submitted a complaint to Assistant Engineer and a parallel meter installed which confirmed that the existing meter was not faulty. Later on testing the meter at Meter Testing Laboratory at Angamaly on the request of the appellant, a magnetic tampering on energy meter was proved indubitably and the Assistant Engineer, Thrikkakara issued a notice in this regard to the appellant to remit the bill amount or to inform their objections if any. Aggrieved by this, the appellant approached CGRF (Central Region) who dismissed the petition of the appellant vide Order in OP No:132/2018-19 dated 16-10-2019, due to lack of jurisdiction. Aggrieved by the decision of CGRF, the appellant has submitted this Appeal petition before this Authority on 17-10-2019. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, it is therefore held that the remedy available to the appellant is only an appeal before the Statutory Authority under Section 127 as ordered by the CGRF. The order of the CGRF is upheld. The appeal petition is rejected as not maintainable. The respondent is directed not to disconnect the connection till receipt of an order from the Kerala State Electricity Appellate Authority Vyttila, Kochi 19. No order as to costs.

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