DAYAWATI GUPTA Vs. DELHI VIDYUT BOARD
DELHI STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
DELHI VIDYUT BOARD
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(1.) VIDE impugned order dated 3.8.2001 the complaint of the appellant seeking quashing of electricity bill raised by the respondent including penalty amount was dismissed solely on the ground that the appellant has no locus standi to file complaint but at the same time gave direction to the respondent to look into the genuine grievance of the person in whose name the electric connection stands installed.
(2.) FEELING aggrieved the appellant has preferred this appeal.
(3.) ADMITTEDLY there is an electric connection No. 2223902 x 401 DL installed at the premises 7/32, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi. The appellant has been occupying the premises for the last 50 years and has been paying electricity bills after the death of her brother -in -law in whose name the electricity connection stands.
It is not the person in whose name the electric connection stands who is a consumer .If the electricity supply is being used by a person as an actual beneficiary, which in this case is the appellant as she has been using electricity for the last 50 years and has also been paying bills, that person also comes within the definition of consumer. There is no report submitted by the respondent that it is not the appellant who has not been using electricity and not paying electricity bills for the last many years.;
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