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P/092/2019 Sri Harikumar Mohandas, Thiruvananthapuram
The appellant is a consumer under Electrical Section, Poonthura bearing Consumer No. 12638 and has been paying the regular electricity bills promptly. The appellant availed service connection on 19.05.2016 with a connected load of 35.781 kW at LT -VII A (3 phase). The said connected load was increased to 49.963 kW in April, 2017. While so the appellant was issued a short-assessment bill dated 05.07.2018 for Rs. 2,38,871/- alleging that only 2/3rd energy consumption was recorded in the meter since there was anomalies in the meter. It is alleged by the respondent that the energy consumed through one phase was not recorded in the energy meter for a period from July 2016 to September 2018 due to CT failure and that the said defect was found during the inspection conducted by the APTS Team of KSEB on 29/06/2018. 3. The appellant had submitted a complaint in OP. No. 3/2019 before the Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum, KSEB Ltd, Southern Region, Kottarakkara. The CGRF vide its order dated 8th April 2019 had quashed the short assessment bill of Rs. 2,21,521/- The Forum had further ordered to issue the short assessment bill based on the difference between recorded consumption of the month of 09/2018 (4280) with the consumption of the months to be revised. As per the order the bill has been revised taking average of 3960 units for the period of 23/7/2016 to 2/7/2018 for amounting Rs 3,24,086/- and issued to the appellant on 11/11/2019. Against the decision of the CGRF, the appellant has filed the Appeal petition before this Authority on 26-11-2019. For the reasons detailed above, it is decided to issue a revised short assessment bill for a period of 18 months for the consumption from 3/2017 (date of enhancement of connected load) to 8/2018 (prior to the date of rectification of metering system) by taking 50% the recorded consumption from 3/17 to 8/2018. The order dated 08-04-2019 in OP No. 03/2019 of CGRF, Kottarakkara is set aside. The appellant is allowed instalments without interest, to remit the revised short assessment bill, if he desires so. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The appeal petition filed by the appellant stands disposed of as such. No order on costs.

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