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P/082/2017 Sri. Abdul Shukkur P.V. Malappuram

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The appellant is an industrial consumer with consumer No. 7298 under Electrical Section, Edavanna having a connected load of 31 kW. The Audit team of Regional Audit Officer, Manjeri conducted an inspection during the month of November 2015 and found that the consumer was issued with undercharged bills from 10/2013 to 08/2015. Accordingly the appellant was issued with a short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 30,681/- (Rupees thirty thousand six hundred and eighty one only). Aggrieved by this, the appellant had approached the Hon’ble CGRF (NR) by filing a petition in OP No. 186/2015-16. The Forum quashed the short assessment bill for Rs. 30,681/- and directed the respondent to issue short assessment bill in compliance with Regulation 134 of KESC 2014 for ToD energy charges, demand charges, electricity duty and meter rent as per the readings recorded in the office register. The respondent had filed a review petition before the CGRF requesting to review the order dated 30-06-2016 issued in OP No. 186/2015-16. It is submitted by the respondent that the Forum erred and failed to see the power factor incentive/disincentive has been introduced by the licensee from 01-09-2013 based on the order of the Regulatory Commission published in Kerala Gazette dated 9th September 2013 and it is constructive notice and hence a separate notice is not mandatory. The Forum allowed the review petition vide order dated 31-03-2017 in review petition no. 03/2016-17. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to quash the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 30,681/- issued to the appellant. The respondent is directed to revise the short assessment bill by deducting the incentive/disincentive from the calculation statement and issue the revised bill to the consumer within fifteen days. No interest is payable by the consumer up to the due date of the revised bill as ordered now. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The appeal petition filed by the consumer is allowed as ordered and stands disposed of as such. The order of CGRF, Kozhikode in OP No. 186/2015-16 dated 30-06-2016 is upheld and the order of CGRF in Review Petition 03/2016-17 in OP No. 186/2015-16 dated 31-03-2017 is set aside. No order on costs.
P/080/2017 Sri. Alikutty V.P. Malappuram

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The appellant is an industrial consumer with consumer No. 216 under Electrical Section, Edavanna having a connected load of 36 kW. The Audit team of Regional Audit Officer, Manjeri conducted an inspection during the month of November 2015 and found that the consumer was issued with undercharged bills from 10/2013 to 08/2015. Accordingly the appellant was issued with a short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 28,693/- (Rupees twenty eight thousand six hundred and ninety three only). Aggrieved by this, the appellant had approached the Hon’ble CGRF (NR) by filing a petition in OP No. 185/2015-16. The Forum quashed the short assessment bill for Rs. 28,693/- and directed the respondent to issue short assessment bill in compliance with Regulation 134 of KESC 2014 for ToD energy charges, demand charges, electricity duty and meter rent as per the readings recorded in the office register. The respondent had filed a review petition before the CGRF requesting to review the order dated 28-06-2016 issued in OP No. 185/2015-16. It is submitted by the respondent that the Forum erred and failed to see the power factor incentive/disincentive has been introduced by the licensee from 01-09-2013 based on the order of the Regulatory Commission published in Kerala Gazette dated 9th September 2013 and it is constructive notice and hence a separate notice is not mandatory. The Forum allowed the review petition vide order dated 31-03-2017 in review petition no. 02/2016-17. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to quash the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 28693/- issued to the appellant. The respondent is directed to revise the short assessment bill by deducting the incentive/disincentive from the calculation statement and issue the revised bill to the consumer within fifteen days. No interest is payable by the consumer up to the due date of the revised bill as ordered now. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The appeal petition filed by the consumer is allowed as ordered and stands disposed of as such. The order of CGRF, Kozhikode in OP No. 185/2015-16 dated 28-06-2016 is upheld and the order of CGRF in Review Petition 02/2016-17 in OP No. 185/2015-16 dated 31-03-2017 is set aside. No order on costs.
P/075/2017 Smt. Remadevi P., Kottayam

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The electric service connection, consumer No.14798, under Ramapuram Electrical Section, stands in the name of Sri. Vasudevan Namboodiri. The service connection is under LT IA domestic tariff and the connected load is 4066 watts. A provisional short assessment bill for Rs.18361/‐ was issued to the appellant on 06-10-2012, reassessing her, for the door locked period of 06/2012 to 10/2012. Aggrieved against the impugned bill, the appellant filed a complaint before the CGRF, Kottarakkara on 07-01-2016. The Forum dismissed the petition due to lack of merit.Not satisfied with the decision of CGRF, vide OP No. 344/2017 dated 02/05/2017, the appellant has submitted the Appeal petition before this Authority. In view of the above discussions, the issuance of demand for an amount of Rs. 18,361.00 towards the short assessment issued to the appellant is not sustainable and is hereby quashed. The respondent is directed to revise the bimonthly bill for 06/12, 08/2012 and 10/2012 based on the average energy consumption of previous six months and issue the bill after deducting the amounts if any, paid by the appellant for the above period. This shall be done at any rate within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order. No interest is payable by the consumer up to the due date of the revised bill as ordered now. The order of CGRF OP No. 344/2017 dated 02-05-2017 is set aside. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. No order on costs.

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