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P/001/2020 - The Administrator, Christhuraj Hospital,, Kannur
The appellant’s hospital was running with 13 Nos. of Electric connections and which were replaced with a HT connection on 24-10-2018. The appellant, on the same day of receiving HT connection, has requested the Assistant Engineer, Electrical Section, Kuthuparamba to dismantle the connection, electric poles, line etc. and to refund the security deposit. The appellant has submitted an application for award of compensation for the breach of guaranteed standards of performance by the licensee to the Executive Engineer, Electrical Division, Thalasseri for failure to dismantle and removal of meters, electric lines, posts which are not in use, within the prescribed period. Since the Executive Engineer, Electrical Division, Thalasseri has not released an order on his application, the appellant approached CGRF, Kozhikode by filing a petition in OP No. 80/2019-20. The Forum disposed of the petition as “the delay caused in refunding the security deposit on time the KSEBL shall pay interest at bank rate and it is up to the licensee to fix the responsibility and decide whose fault has caused the undue delay in processing the application of the petitioner and take suitable action against those officials”, vide order dated 12-12-2019. Aggrieved against this, the appellant’s request is to award compensation as per SOP 2015 for the delay in the service of the Licensee and submitted the appeal petition before this Authority on 06-01-2020. Considering the above facts and legal provisions pertaining to the issue, it is proved that delay in dismantling the unused LT electric line and poles occurred in the case of consumer numbers except 162, 4039, 5123 and 3328 and hence the appellant is eligible for compensation from 24-01-2019 to the date of dismantling of each connection as per the rate fixed under Standards of Performance Regulations. So, the appeal petition stands allowed to this extent as it is found having merits. The appellant’s request for compensation for the failure to adhere to time schedule for refund security deposit is not admitted, since he has not submitted an application within the time limit. The order of CGRF in No. 80/2019-20 dated 12-12-2019 is set aside. No order as to costs.


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