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P/079/2019 The Manager, M/s Kutikul Estate, Kottayam
The appellant owned a PLC Rubber factory named Kailas Rubber Company Limited having an HT-1 A electricity connection and he also owned an estate which carries out a rubber plantation in an extent of about 365 hectares, in Sy No. 60/3, in Mundakkayam village. Besides HT 1 A connection, the estate has over 100 LT connections - domestic and other connections, all in the name of the Manager, Kutikul Estate. The appellant has also a three-phase agriculture connection for its pump house with electricity connection, consumer No. 1157214006990. On 16.03.2018, the appellant had applied for a single phase electricity connection under agriculture tariff, for undertaking organic vegetable cultivation with electric fencing, in an extent of 4.75 acres of its land in Sy.No.2/2 of Koottickal village. The respondent has issued a connection to the pump house with building No. H/185-B, by 13.12.2018 with electricity connection under Consumer No.l157218009145, under tariff LT-VII A commercial. Being aggrieved, the appellant filed a petition before the CGRF, Kottarakkara in OP No. 61/2019 and the Forum disposed of the petition vide order dated 26-09-2019 with a decision that the action taken by the respondent is proper. Against the decision of the Forum, the appellant has filed the Appeal petition before this Authority on 18-10-2019. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, the respondent is directed to assign LT V A tariff instead of LT VII A from the date of connection effected having consumer number 9145.The excess amount collected being the difference of tariff categorisation shall be refunded by adjusting it in appellant’s future bills. Regarding the compensation for the undue delay of more than 8 months in providing the said electricity connection, the appellant is free to approach the concerned Executive Engineer under the provisions of Kerala State Regulatory Commission (Standards of Performance of Distribution Licensees) Regulations, 2015. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is found having some merits and is allowed to the extent ordered. The order of CGRF, Southern Range, Kottarakkara in Petition No. OP/61/2019 dated 26-09-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.

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