PVVNL takes Supertech Capetown builder to task
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PVVNL takes Supertech Capetown builder to task

Noida: The discom has ordered the builder to submit the balance sheet mentioning the money collected from residents and payment made against power consumption of all previous years.

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The Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) came down heavily on the developer of Supertech Capetown, a residential society in Sector 74, Noida, over alleged irregularities in collection of power tariff. It asked Supertech Limited recently to present the balance sheet showing amount collected from each resident and payment made against the power consumption to PVVNL for all previous years. 

Earlier, PVVNL had ordered the builder that it could deduct the common area maintenance (CAM) charge from the pre-paid meter account of a resident if the resident failed to make payment of CAM charge in advance to the builder. 

But now, PVVNL initiated strict action against the builder. It recently served a notice to the builder and asked to follow the rules laid down by UP Electricity Regulatory Commission.

In a two page notice, PVVNL said that as per the commission's rule, the builder, who was given license of deemed franchise for distributing power among residents of the society, is permitted to collect 5 per cent extra charge from its consumers to manage the cost of line loss. But residents of the society complained that the builder has been collecting more than the permitted charge in violation of the rules.       

The move to send a notice came after Arun Sharma, a resident of the society along with a few other residents, lodged a complaint against the builder claiming that the builder had been levying different charges such as under vending, line loss and increasing power supply load of an individual consumer in the society. These charges are apart from that of the power consumed by one consumer.

PVVNL pointed out that according to the commission, it is mandatory for a deemed franchise holder to submit the balance sheet to PVVNL twice a year. But the builder has not abided by the rule, the notice added.

JK Singh, executive engineer with urban electricity distribution, Division-I of PVVNL, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, said, "Residents of the society have been complaining against irregularities by the builder regarding electricity consumption bills. We have given the builder 15 days to submit the balance sheets of all previous years so that the division can solve the problem. The matter will be clear only when the builder submits the sheet mentioning the payment made to PVVNL and amount collected from residents."