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P/037/2019 - Sri. Narayanan K., Ernakulam
The appellant represents M/s Indus Towers Ltd., a company providing passive infra structure service to telecommunication providers. The appellant is a 3 phase LT VI F consumer bearing number 23866 under Electrical Section No.2, Thodupuzha, with a connected load of 16260 watts. A short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 17305/- was issued to the consumer on recording of below normal consumption for the period from 10/2015 to 12/2015. An objection against the demand was filed before the Assistant Engineer on 25-09--2018. He rejected the petition without quoting any valid reason or regulations and directed the appellant to remit the short assessed amount vide letter dated 15-10-2018. Against the short assessment bill, the appellant had approached the CGRF, Ernakulam by filing a petition No. OP No. 72/2018-19 dated 30-03-2019. The Forum disposed of the petition by quashing the short assessment bill for Rs. 17305/- . The CGRF has not issued an order regarding the refund of the excess amount collected during the faulty meter period. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to uphold the decision of CGRF in OP No. 72/2018-19 dated 30-03-2019, in quashing the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 17305/- issued to the appellant. The average consumption for 2534 units taken for billing from 01/2016 to 11/2016 is a bogus figure (not an average figure) and which could not be explained by the respondent. The disputed period 10/2015, 11/2015 and 12/2015 is not taken for calculating the average consumption from 01/2016 to 11/2016 and it is decided to take the average consumption from 07/2015, 08/2015 and 09/2015 (2383 units) for calculating average consumption and the respondent is directed to revise the bills for the consumption period of 01/2016 to 11/2016 as stated above. The excess amount collected shall be refunded by adjusting it in consumer’s future bills. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is allowed as ordered and stands disposed of as such. No order on costs.

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