Indore, Naidunia Representative, Electricity Company Indore. In the National Lok Adalat, the power company on the instructions of Managing Director Amit Tomar tried to resolve maximum cases through settlement. In Indore and Ujjain areas of the power company, 4658 cases have been resolved.
Lok Adalat was organized at 44 places in all 15 circles of Indore-Ujjain region of Madhya Pradesh West Zone Electricity Distribution Company. In this, cases of 4658 consumers/users have been resolved due to outstanding amount of 7.36 crores. In the Lok Adalat, the power company gave a rebate of one crore 65 lakh rupees to the consumers and users as per the rules. Under Section 126 and Section 135 of the Electricity Act 2003, a settlement was reached in Lok Adalat in cases of electricity theft and irregularities.
In Indore region as well as in Ujjain region, thousands of cases were disposed of by settlement in the courts. In the cases of pre-litigation level, exemption has been given to all domestic, all agricultural, non-domestic consumers up to five kilowatts and industrial consumers up to 10 horse power load of low pressure category. At the pre-litigation stage, 30% rebate on the amount of civil liability and 100% on the amount of interest was given. In cases of litigation level, 20 percent rebate was given on the amount of civil liability and 100 percent on the amount of interest. After the prescribed exemption, the applicant with the agreement had to pay the remaining bill, assessed civil liability etc. in one lump sum. Full care was taken of the Kovid protocol.