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P/101/2019 Sri. Nishad M.A. Ernakulam
The Appellant Sri. Nishad M.A is the owner of a restaurant in the name and style as Blooms Berry Restaurant with shop No. 74,75,76 & 83 in the Lulu International Shopping Mall Edappally, Kochi having consumer number 1155448026730 under LT VII A commercial tariff of Electrical Section Edappally. The service connection was effected on 18-06-2014 with connected load of 119390 watts. On 16.04.2019, the Anti Power Theft Squad, Ernakulam unit of KSEBL along with the officials of the Electrical Section Edappally had conducted an inspection at the premises of the appellant. During the inspection it was detected that the secondary wires from the CT provided in the Y phase power cable were wrongly connected to the B phase current terminals of the meter and the secondary wires from the CT provided on the B phase power cable were wrongly connected to the Y phase current terminals of the meter causing wrong phase association. So as to compensate revenue loss to the Board for the unrecorded portion of energy, the Assistant Engineer, Electrical Section, Edappally issued a provisional short assessment bill. Then the appellant had challenged before the CGRF, the demand notice dated 7-6-2019 issued by the respondent to pay an amount of Rs. 91,29,231/- as short assessment charges for the period from 18-06-2014 to 16-04-2019. The Forum disposed of the petition vide order No. 50/2019-20 dated 25-11-2019 by ordering that the bill is to be revised by adding one half of the recorded consumption. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority on 23-12-2019. For the reasons detailed above, it is decided to issue a revised short assessment bill for a period of 2 years from 12/2017 to 11/2019 by taking 50% of the recorded consumption in that period. The short assessment bill for Rs. 57,21,918/- is quashed. The order dated 25-11-2019 in OP No. 50/2019 -20 of CGRF, Ernakulam 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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