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P-010-2022-Sri. Nandakumar. P.S., EKM-Order 29-04-2022
The Ant-Power Theft Squad (APTS) of the KSEB Ltd. conducted an inspection in the premises of the appellant on 14-02-2019 and found that, the ‘R’ phase of the energy meter was not recording energy consumption, which led to the non-recording of actual consumption in the premises. The inspection team found that the Current Transformer (CT) connected to the ‘R’ phase of the energy meter was defective. The percentage of the unrecorded portion of energy was computed by the inspection team with their testing instruments and issued a short assessment bill amounting to Rs.17,03,371/- for a period of 24 months prior to the date of inspection. The appellant submitted an application to the Assistant Engineer for reviewing the short assessment bill and the Officer revised the bill to Rs.8,60,423/- limiting the period for 12 months prior to the inspection. Again, the appellant approached the respondent for reconsidering the subject matter, but the respondent revised the bill for Rs.17,03,371/- as issued in the first time. The appellant filed a petition before CGRF, Central Region and the Forum in its order dated 18-12-2021 limited the period of short assessment for 12 months. The appellant filed the appeal petition before the Authority. It is decided to quash the short assessment bill issued to the appellant. The respondent is directed to revise the short assessment taking 33.33% of the actual consumption to be recorded, if the metering system is perfect, instead of 38% taken by the respondent. Also, the period of assessment is limited to 12 months prior to the date of inspection instead of 24 months. The respondent shall issue the revised bill within 15 days from the date of order. The appeal petition is disposed of as such. The order of Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum, Central Region in OP No. 34/2021-22 dated 18-12-2021 is modified to this extent.


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