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P/093/2019 Sri. Shibu A.G. Ernakulam
The Appellant bearing consumer No.6692 is an industrial consumer under LT-IV A Tariff with a connected load 32000 watts and contract demand 36 kVA under Electrical Section, Edayar. The premises of the consumer was inspected on 27-03-2019 by a team of KSEB Limited led by the Anti Power Theft Squad (APTS) of Ernakulam unit. An irregularity of metering was detected as the meter was not recording R phase consumption. So as to compensate revenue loss to the Board for the unrecorded portion of energy, the Assistant Engineer, Electrical Section, Edayar, issued short assessment bill by directing the appellant to pay Rs 8,75,,599/- on 20-04-2019. Aggrieved by the short assessment bill, the appellant filed petition before CGRF, Ernakulam requesting to quash the bill. The Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum disposed the OP No.38/2019-20 filed by the appellant and ordered on 03-10-2019 that the bill issued, limiting the period of short assessment to two years by directing to reassess the bill by taking recorded reading x 1.5 times. Still aggrieved by the said order, the appellant has filed the Appeal Petition before this Authority on 28-11-2019. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to quash the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 6,79,603/-issued to the appellant. As the premises with a major load of three phases in nature, it is decided and directed the respondent to revise the bill by taking the 50% of the recorded consumption for one year from 04/2018 to 03/2019 and to issue the revised bill to the appellant within fifteen days. The appellant is allowed 6 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. The order of CGRF, Ernakulam in OP No.38/2019-20 dated 18-10-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.


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