Bhopal: Lok Adalat for electricity disputes on July 10

BHOPAL: The Central Region Electricity Distribution Company will organise a Lok Adalat on July 10 for consumers of its jurisdiction in 16 districts of Gwalior, Chambal, Hoshangabad and Bhopal division.

Cases of electricity theft and irregularities registered under Section-126 and 135 of the Electricity Act-2003 by the Central Region Electricity Distribution Company, a draft of settlement terms has been issued for the Lok Adalat.

It has been decided by the company that the cases pending under section-126 and 135 and such cases which have not been registered in the court, such cases will be resolved promptly and such cases made under section 126, in which the consumers have appealed to the Appellate Committee.

The objection/appeal has not been presented before, for redressal through pre-litigation, all domestic, all agricultural, non-domestic up to 5 KW and industrial consumers up to 10 HP load will be given exemption for redressal through pre-litigation.

The amount of interest to be charged at the rate of 16 per cent per annum as per six months compounding rate after the expiry of 30 days from the date of issue of assessment order in case of default in payment of 30 per cent on the amount of civil liability assessed by the company.

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