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P/096/2019 Sri. Mohan Rajan Kottayam
Sri Mohan Rajan, the appellant in Appeal Petition No. P/075/2018, had obtained a 3 phase Electric connection with consumer No. 14332 in Electrical Section, Gandhi Nagar under MG (Minimum Guarantee) scheme on 10-03-2008 with a connected load of 38 kW, for running a pipe manufacturing unit under LT-IV industrial tariff. The MG period for which the consumer is bound to pay the minimum amount as per the Agreement was for seven years from 3/2008. The appellant stopped the unit in 2014. The appellant had remitted MG amount up to 02/2014 only and submitted an application for disconnection of the electric service connection on 03-07-2014 since he faced difficulty to run the factory and finally the service was dismantled on 17-11-2014. In order to realize the arrear amount and the balance MG amount a notice was served to the consumer on 11/09/2014 for Rs. 86,443/-. The consumer challenged the arrear before the Consumers Grievance Redressal Forum (South) by filing OP No. 1275/2014 and the CGRF by its order dated 03/02/2015 directed to reassess the impugned amount subject to the self remuneration condition of the line and transformer. The impugned bill for Rs. 86,443/- was revised to Rs. 26,304/- excluding the MG amount of Rs. 60,139/- which includes demand charges for Rs. 25,830/-, meter rent Rs. 474/- and surcharge Rs. 14,993/-. Against the bill the consumer again approached the CGRF and the Forum quashed the bill issued to the appellant and directed KSEBL to revise the bill excluding surcharge portion. Accordingly after waiving surcharge amount, a revised bill was issued to the appellant on 14/06/2018 for Rs. 26,304/-. Against the bill again the appellant approached the CGRF with a review petition and the same was rejected by the Forum on 4/8/2018. Not satisfied with the decision of the CGRF, the appellant filed appeal petition before this Authority. As directed by the Hon. High Court of Kerala, the subject case is re-examined and after obtaining further basic data used for the preparation of demand charges, the following modifications in the order in Appeal Petition No. P/075/2018 dated 26-11-2018 is ordered considering the facts analysed as above. It is decided to quash the belated surcharge for Rs. 3,793/- and the respondent shall issue a fresh bill for Rs. 22,511/- (Rs. 26,304/- - Rs. 3,793/) within 15 days of receipt of this order. Since the respondent has adjusted the security deposit amount Rs. 17,408/-towards the regular energy charge for 3/2014 and 4/2014 amounting to Rs. 13,615/- and belated surcharge for Rs. 3,793/- from 4/2014 to 12/2014, the refund of security deposit ordered is also set aside. The appellant’s claim for surplus amount remitted under MG scheme for the period from 10-03-2008 to 01-11-2010 is not allowed, as ordered in P/075/2018. The order issued in P/075/2018 dated 26-11-2018 is revised and modified as ordered above to this extent.


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