|READING OF METERS
shall be read by the Licensee once in a month, or at such other intervals as prescribed by
the Licensee from time to time.
Consumer shall extend all facilities to the Licensee to read the meters.
Consumer may verify the reading at the time of meter reading.
for any reason the meter is not read during any billing period, the Licensee shall send an
adhoc bill based on the consumption during the previous billing period. The amount so paid
will be adjusted after the readings are taken during the subsequent billing period.
Alternately if the Consumer furnishes the reading, billing for that month can be done on
the basis of the Consumers reading subject to adjustment in the next month.
metering equipment is rendered inaccessible on two consecutive meter reading dates, the
Consumer will be served with a 7 clear days notice, to keep open the premises for
taking the meter reading on the date and time indicated in the notice. If the Consumer
fails to comply with the requirement, the installation is liable for disconnection without
any further notice.
When so disconnected, the installation will be reconnected
provided all dues to the Licensee and reconnection charges are paid.
Consumer does not come forward for reconnection, he is liable for payment of charges in
accordance with the provisions of this Code and terms of the Agreement.
Consumer of a domestic installation requests in writing to keep the installation in
service for the reason that he intends to be away continuously from his residence, the
installation will not be disconnected upto a maximum period of six months provided he pays
the minimum / fixed charges in advance for such period. When the meter is made accessible
by the Consumer for taking the meter reading, the entire consumption will be taken as if
the consumption was for the period of inaccessibility. Further, if a Consumer intends to
make advance payments voluntarily, the same shall be readily accepted at the cash
counter and the said amount adjusted monthly towards energy charges.
Periodicity of testing of meters shall be as follows
HT Power installations: Every
LT Power installations: Once in
Other installations: Once in