The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday Reliance Infocomm Infrastructure ’s plea challenging the Maharastra State Electricity Distribution Company...
The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday Reliance Infocomm Infrastructure ’s plea challenging the Maharastra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) order asking it to pay Rs 18.77 crore allegedly for “unauthorised use of electricty” at its premises in the Millennium Business Park.
The Anil Ambani-led firm has sought stay on the Bombay High Court’s May 22 order that directed it to deposit 50% of the bill within seven days for staying the MSEDCL’s April 24 order. “Upon the company depositing the amount in the Registry of this court, the operation and implementation of the impugned order shall be stayed,” the HC had stated in its short order.
Stating that the demand is “unsustainable,” Reliance in its appeal in the SC said that the demand is “so exorbitant and onerous” that it is incapable of being paid within the short stipulated time.
It further said that unless the impugned order and demand is stayed the MSEDCL will disconnect the electricity supply to its premises and the same will have a major impact on its over million of customers and employees across the country.
The Reliance firm said it has been paying for electricity at HT industrial rate in accordance with the tariff orders for units providing IT services /ITES in an IT park.