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P002/2021-Sri. Sainulabdeen, Kollam - Order 28-06-2021
The meter reading in 4/2020 was not taken by the respondent due to the restrictions imposed in the ‘Lockdown period’ and hence, issued the bimonthly bill taking the average of the previous consumption. As per appellant, bills are exorbitant and suspected the meter was defective. The testing of energy meter in the premises itself with a calibrated test meter by the respondent is not accepted by the appellant and hence, the appellant can approach the respondent for the testing of the meter is a NABL accredited laboratory after remitting required testing fee within 15 days from the date of this order. The respondent shall select the laboratory for the testing with the concurrence of the appellant and testing shall be done within 30 days from the date of application for testing. If the meter is found good in the testing, the appellant shall remit the disputed bill amount within the revised due date fixed by the respondent. If the meter is found defective, the disputed bills shall be withdrawn by the respondent and issue a revised bill taking the bimonthly average of the consumption in the undisputed period from 28-08-2019 to 25-02-2020 for 478 units 509 units and 569 units. The appeal petition filed by the appellant is allowed to this extent and stands disposed of as such. The order of CGRF, Southern Region, in OP No: 70/2020 dated 29-12-2020 is set aside.

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