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P/060/2019 - Sri. Tanty K.O., Ernakulam
The appellant in this petition was a consumer of the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited bearing No. Consumer No. LCN 7/4514 under Electrical Section, Aluva Town. The supply was given in High Tension category with a contract demand of 200 kVA. Tariff applicable to the consumer is HT IA. The supply of electricity to the consumer is being used for the purpose of manufacturing of tread rubber, compound and allied products. The appellant availed additional power to the extent of 250 kVA on 17 06.2014 after executing a bond dated: 25-05-2012. The appellant had given a letter for disconnection and dismantling of electric connection on 27.03.2018. The Deputy Chief Engineer, Perumbavoor has given a letter on 17.04.2018, claiming Rs. 6,05,000/- as transmission development charge and arrear as Rs. 16,47,157/- and security deposit as Rs. 14,78,157/-. Aggrieved by this, the appellant filed a petition before the CGRF which was disposed vide Order No. 62/2018-19 dated 16-03-2019, ordering that the demand raised by the respondent is correct and the petitioner is bound to pay the same. Challenging the decision of the CGRF, the appellant approached this Authority by filing this appeal petition. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide as follows: 1. The Transmission Development Charges for Rs. 6,05,000/- issued to the appellant is quashed. The respondent shall issue revised bill for Rs. 4.95 lakhs as calculated above. No interest is payable by the appellant for this amount. 2. The arrear bill for Rs. 16,47,157/- issued to the appellant is also quashed. The respondent shall prepare a revised bill for the pending dues of current charges for the consumption of the months of 12/2017, 01/2018 and 02/2018 with interest till the date of remittance. 3. The respondent shall not collect the fixed charges amounting to Rs 6,08,400/- for the months from 04/2018 to 09/2018 from the appellant. 4. The respondent shall adjust the security deposit with interest against the above-mentioned pending dues of the appellant. 5. The respondent shall issue the revised bills within a period of 30 days from the date of this order and keep pending any Revenue Recovery proceedings during this period. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly and the Appeal Petition filed by the appellant, stands allowed to the extent ordered. The order of CGRF, Ernakulam in 62/2018-19 dated 16-03-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.


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