ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, ELECTRICAL SECTION KSEB Vs. MUYUNUDEEN
KERALA STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
Assistant Executive Engineer, Electrical Section Kseb
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(1.) THE appellants are the opposite
parties/KSEB in OP No. 393/04 in the file of CDRF, Kollam. The appellants
are under orders to permit the opposite party to pay the bill amount in
12 monthly instalments and without levying any surcharge and interest.
(2.) THE disputed bill i.e., Ex.P1 is for the period from 10/02 to 08/04 for a sum of Rs.1,75,314. It is admitted by the opposite parties/appellants that the above bill represented the excess amount for
the above period, which happened to be not charged on account of the
mistake on the part of the opposite parties. The multiplication factor
was wrongly taken as 10 instead of 20. Hence the lump sum bill for
Rs.1,75,314 was issued.
(3.) THE Forum has upheld the entitlement of the appellant to claim the amount but directed the amount to be paid in instalments and without
surcharge and interest. We find that there is no illegality in the order
of the Forum. The complainant cannot be burdened with surcharge and
interest for the mistake on the part of the officials of the opposite
parties. We find that no interference is called for the order of the
Forum. The appeal is dismissed.
The office is directed to forward the LCR to the Forum urgently. Appeal dismissed.;
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