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P/105/2019 - Sri. Thomas Chacko, Pathanamthitta
The 3 phase service connection bearing Consumer No.20142, effected from Electrical Section, Mallappally under LT IV A (Industrial Tariff). having a contracted Load of 70050 Watts belongs to appellant Sri. Thomas Chacko, M/s Thomson Plastics, located in KINFRA Park at Kunnamthanam. The energy meter of the appellant was faulty from 11/2017 and the faulty meter replaced on 04-09-2018. During the faulty period, the appellant was billed based on previous average consumption of 4825 units. Thereafter the respondent has revised the bills from 11/2017 to 08/2018 considering the consumption as zero units and only monthly fixed charges was calculated as demand for the period and also accounted the already remitted monthly electricity charges of the faulty period as advance. Accordingly, the appellant has not remitted the monthly current charges from 10/2018 to 05/2019. On detecting this mistake, a short assessment bill amounting to Rs.1,96,665 was issued to the appellant on 19-06-2019. Against the short assessment bill, the appellant had approached the CGRF, Kottarakkara by filing a petition No. OP No. 107/2019. The Forum dismissed the petition vide order dated 22-11-2019 and allowed 12 monthly instalments to remit the amount. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority on 26-12-2019. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, the disputed bill for Rs. 1,96,665/- is quashed. The respondent is directed to reassess the consumption period of the meter from 10/2017 to 6/2018 by taking the average of the consumption from 12/2018 to 2/2019 (3980 kWh) and the consumption period of the meter from 7/2018 to 8/2018 by taking the average of the consumption from 9/2018 to 11/2018 (2509 kWh), both under ToD billing system. Accordingly, the respondent shall prepare an adjustment invoice comprising the period of defectiveness from 10/2017 to 8/2018 and period of non-remittance from 09/2018 to 4/2019. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is allowed as ordered and stands disposed of as such. The order of CGRF in OP No. 107/2019 dated 22-11-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.

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