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P-041-2022-Sri. C.M. Mustafa, Ernakulamn-Order 26-8-2022
The recorded demand of the appellant was above 100 kVA from 01-07-2017 every month. The recorded maximum demand was 104 kVA to 162 kVA in different months. The Licensee has never given a letter for the enhancement or informed him about the low voltage surcharge. On 24-07-2022, the appellant received a bill claiming Rs.6,67,140/- towards the low voltage surcharge from July 2017 to January 2022 as per the internal audit of RAO, Perumbavoor. The claim in the above bill towards low voltage surcharge from 07/2017 is four years old and so the claim is barred by limitation. On hearing CGRF ordered vide order dated 28-04-2022 that the appellant is bound to pay the short assessment bill. The appellant filed the appeal petition before this Authority and following decisions are taken: (6) The appellant is liable to pay the short assessment bill amount issued by the Licensee. (7) The Licensee shall grant instalment facility of 24 monthly instalments without interest for making the payment. (8) The Licensee shall enquire and take suitable action for not billing the low voltage surcharge in time, which resulting into revenue loss to the Licensee and also resulting into huge one-time financial burden to the consumer. (9) The Licensee shall enquire the lapses of the officials who has not adhere to Section 101 of the Kerala Electricity Supply Code, 2014 and take necessary action. (10) The order of CGRF, Central Region is modified accordingly.

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