This amendment deals with the procedure of inspecting a premise where electricity theft is possible and explains the way of calculating assessment after the theft. it also explains the condition of work is to be done by the developer/applicant/development authority, the Licensee shall charge supervision charges (on the estimated labour cost, cost of material handling and storage/inventory, but excluding the system loading charges and the establishment costs), as a percentage of the normative estimates, specified in a cost data book, which shall be deposited with the licensee before work begins.
Amendment in clause 4.6
- LT Loads upto 50 kW shall be developed by the licensee only, for which no supervision charges shall be applicable.
- If the work is to be done by the developer/applicant/ development authority, the Licensee shall charge supervision charges (on the estimated labour cost, cost of material handling and storage / inventory, but excluding the system loading charges and the establishment costs), as a percentage of the normative estimates, specified in cost data book, which shall be deposited with the licensee before work begins.
- For LT Loads up to 50 kW, if the supply released on HT on the request of consumers (in such cases, metering will be done on LT and billing as per LT tariff) - 15%.
- For Loads exceeding 50 KW (56 KVA) up to 3600 KW (4000 KVA) - 15%.
- For Loads exceeding 3600 KW upto 9000 KW (10,000 KVA) - 8%.
- For Loads exceeding 9000 KW (10,000 KVA) - 5%.
- The Licensee shall commence the work after the applicant has deposited the full amount of the estimates.
6. Amendment of clause 6.8
- If the Assessing Officer reaches to a conclusion that Unauthorized Use of Electricity has taken place (as defined under Explanation to Section 126 of the Act), he shall serve a provisional assessment bill along with show-cause notice to the consumer giving 15 working days for submission of reply under proper receipt fixing a date & time of hearing. The notice shall invite objections in writing from the consumer, against the charges and provisional assessment and require the presence of the consumer on the date of hearing.”
- If the assessing officer reaches to the conclusion that unauthorized use of electricity has taken place, the assessment shall be made for the entire period during which such unauthorized use of electricity has taken place and if, however, the period during which such unauthorized use of electricity has taken place cannot be ascertained, such period shall be limited to a period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of inspection for all categories of services, and he shall provisionally assess the consumption as per the procedure specified in Annexure 6.3.
Note: The assessing officer can draw ‘conclusions’ that unauthorized use of electricity has taken place, based on findings that reveal existence of conditions of “unauthorized use of electricity” given in “Explanation” of clause 6.8, and evidence found suggests that unauthorized use of electricity was not made with 'dishonest’ intentions, but due to ignorance of procedure or rules or compulsions that only warrant a suitable assessment commensurate with the Act.”