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P/036/2019 - 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 18918 under Electrical Section, Thodupuzha No. II, with a connected load of 22 kW. The appellant is paying the current charges regularly without any dues or delay. As per the observations of the Regional Audit Officer, a short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 2,46,206/- due to meter faulty period from 07/2014 to 06/2016 has been issued to the consumer on 15-09-2018. 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 the letter dated 15-10-2018. Against the short assessment bill, the appellant had approached the CGRF, Ernakulam by filing a petition No. OP No. 74/2018-19. The Forum disposed of the petition by directing the respondent to revise the bill on the basis of the average of three billing cycles after meter replacement as per regulation 125 (2) of Supply Code 2014, vide order dated 30-03-2019. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to quash the short assessment bill amounting to Rs. 246206/- issued to the appellant. 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. The order of CGRF in OP No. 74/2018-19 dated 30-03-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.


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