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Raj Ice Factory v. U.P. Power Corporation Limited And Others - WRIT - C No. 13394 of 2006  RD-AH 5778 (9 March 2006)
Hon. Dr. B.S. Chauhan, J.
Hon. Dilip Gupta, J.
We have heard Ms. Vinasha Jaiswal, learned counsel for the petitioner and Sri W.H. Khan, learned counsel appearing for the respondents and have perused the averments made in the writ petition.
The petitioner claims to be a Seasonal Industry. The grievance raised in the petition is that the respondents have issued certain bills for the months of November and December, 2005 and January and February, 2006 without treating the petitioner Industry as a Seasonal Industry. Learned counsel for the petitioner has submitted that the tariff applicable to the Seasonal Industry could only have been charged by the respondent Corporation.
Sri W.H. Khan, learned counsel for the respondents Corporation has placed before us the Rate Schedule of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited framed by U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission and in particular to clause 7 retaining to LMV Schedule (vi) category which provides that if the consumer's demand exceeds 30% of the contracted load in any month during the period of ''Off Season' he will be denied the benefit of ''seasonal industry' during that season and will be charged as per normal tariff.
The dispute centers round the fact whether the demand of the contracted load in any month during the ''Off Season' exceeds 30% of the contracted amount. This is a factual dispute and it may not be possible for us to decide it.
Learned counsel for the petitioner has, however, stated that the petitioner has already submitted a representation for the aforesaid relief before the Executive Engineer, EUDD-IV Pashimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, Vashundhara, Ghaziabad-respondent No.3 which is pending disposal.
Sri W.H. Khan, learned counsel appearing for the Corporation has stated that the said representation shall be decided expeditiously and in case it is allowed, the bills issued to the petitioner shall be corrected accordingly.
In view of the aforesaid statement made by Sri W.H. Khan, we dispose of this petition with a direction to the respondent No.3 to pass appropriate orders on the representation filed by the petitioner expeditiously within a period of three weeks from the date a certified copy of this order is produced by the petitioner before the said respondent.
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