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Postby shineseb » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:47 pm

The following document gives a brief description on documents required for Services in KSEBL.
1. Documents to accompany Service Connection Application
The documents required to be accompanied with the application form for new connection shall be limited to two (viz. (i) proof of identity of the applicant and (ii)
proof of ownership/ legal occupancy of the applicant over the premises for which new connection is being sought for), in normal case.

1.1 Proof of Identity
Any one of the following documents can be accepted as Proof of Identity (Photo
Identity Card)
i Electoral Identity Card;
ii Passport;
iii Driving License;
iv Ration Card;
v Photo Identity Card issued by any Government Department / Agency / PSU;
vi PAN Card;
vii AADHAR Card / National Population Register (NPR) Card;
viii Photo Identify Certificate from Village Panchayat or Municipality or Municipal
Corporation.
1.2. Proof of ownership / legal occupancy
1.2.1 Any one of the following documents can be accepted as proof of ownership /
legal occupancy
i Ownership certificate of the building issued by Municipal Corporation or
Municipality or Panchayat or Township;
OR
ii Ownership / Possession certificate of the land issued by competent revenue
authority;
OR
iii Copy of title deed duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/ KSEB Ltd officer;
OR

iv Copy of the Land Tax payment receipt issued by Revenue authorities issued
within 1 year (authenticity of the copy may be verified with the original)
OR
v Valid Rent / Lessor-Lessee Agreement along with any of the documents
(listed i to iv above) proving ownership of the Lessor (applicable in case of
service connection application made by the tenant / lessee)
OR
vi Occupancy certificate from Municipal Corporation / Municipality / Panchayat.
It is clarified that any one document mentioned in para 1.2.1 above is sufficient.
However an applicant who is not an owner but an occupier of the premises, shall
furnish a no objection certificate from the owner of the premises along with any
one of the documents listed above.
1.2.2 Any one of the following documents (issued in the address mentioned in the application) can also be accepted as “proof of ownership” in place of the documents mentioned in para 1.2.1 in case of service connections detailed below.
A. Domestic Purpose
i. Residential Certificate issued by local body/Electoral identity card / Indian
passport / AADHAR card / National Population Register (NPR) card / Ration
card/ Photo identity card issued by any Government agency, most recent
water or telephone or gas connection bill issued by Government company or
agency / NREGP (Desiya Grameena Thozhil Urappu Padhathi) card, if the
address provided on the document is same as that of site where supply is
required
OR
ii. Approved plan / building permit issued by local body
OR
iii. Temporary Residential Certificate issued by local body for residential
buildings having plinth area not exceeding 1500 sq.ft.
Service connections to residential structures of plinth area not more than 100
sq.m (1076 sq.ft) shall be released without insisting proof of ownership / legal
occupancy on the basis of an undertaking from the applicant in plain paper that:
1. The total plinth area of the building is not more than 100 sq.m.
2. The building is / will be used exclusively for domestic purpose.
3. The grant of electric connection will not be considered as proof of legality or
ownership or possession of the structure.
4. The connection is liable to be disconnected either temporarily or
permanently, if any statutory authority requests the officer of the Licensee to
do so in writing.

B. Construction sites
i. Approved plan / building permit issued by local body.
ii. Work order issued by competent authorities to the contractor concerned, in
case of public construction works undertaken by Govt. Departments/ Govt
agencies/ Local Self Governments etc.
C. Places of worship
A certificate from the concerned Village Officer or Tahsildar to the effect that the place of worship has been functioning in the premises for the same purpose for
more than five years continuously and that the institution is not functioning in buildings constructed by encroaching public roads, public parks or other public
places and an undertaking by the applicant in non-judicial stamp paper worth the amount (presently `200/-) in accordance with the Kerala Stamp Act, 1959,
agreeing for disconnection of the service if Secretary of the local body / authorised officer requests in writing to disconnect the same on the grounds that
the building is constructed violating the building rules.
D. Offices of political parties having representation in Legislative Assembly
A certificate from the concerned Village Officer or Tahsildar to the effect that the offices of political party has been functioning in the premises for the same
purpose for more than five years continuously and that the institution is not functioning in buildings constructed by encroaching public roads, public parks or
other public places and an undertaking by the applicant in non-judicial stamp paper worth the amount (presently `200/-) in accordance with the Kerala Stamp
Act, 1959, agreeing for disconnection of the service if Secretary of the local body/ authorised officer requests in writing to disconnect the same on the grounds
that the building is constructed violating the building rules.
E. Libraries, Reading Rooms, Premises of Sports, Arts & Cultural Organisations
A certificate from the concerned Village Officer /Tahsildar or any documentary proof to the effect that the institution has been functioning in the premises for the
same purpose for more than five years continuously and that the institution is not functioning in buildings constructed by encroaching public roads, public parks or
other public places and an undertaking by the applicant in non-judicial stamp paper worth the amount (presently `200/-) in accordance with the Kerala Stamp
Act, 1959, agreeing for disconnection of the service if Secretary of the local body / authorised officer requests in writing to disconnect the same on the grounds
that the building is constructed violating the building rules.
F. Govt owned / Aided educational institutions
Proof of ownership is not required in case of Government owned / Aided educational institutions. A request from the head of the institution (in their letter
head) seeking service connection shall suffice.

G. Anganwadis
Proof of ownership is not required for effecting connections in case of
Anganwadis for the period for which the Anganwadis function in the said
building. Connection can be effected based on an undertaking from the
concerned District Social Justice Officer or any other officer duly authorized by
him, agreeing that:
1. The service connection shall be disconnected if the Secretary of the local
body requests in writing to disconnect the same on the ground that the said
building is constructed violating building rules.
2. The Assistant Engineer of the concerned section will be intimated in writing
before the Anganwadi is shifted/vacated from the existing premises and that
the applicant will be liable to pay all the charges that became due during the
currency of the service connection.
H. Premises in Govt owned land / buildings
NOC from the competent officer will be accepted in lieu of proof of ownership.
I. Horticorp Bunks, Milma Booths etc.
Service connection to the bunks situated on road sides, functioning as licensees
of Horticorp or Milma Booths shall be effected on the basis of an indemnity bond
by the applicant that the service connection is liable to be disconnected, if the
Secretary of the local body or any other statutory authority requests in writing to
disconnect the service connection, without insisting for ownership documents.
J. Common connections in apartments, complexes and colonies
Certificate of Registration of Association along with resolution from association
may be accepted in lieu of proof of ownership, for granting connections.
Note 1. Documents listed above as proof of ownership are mutually exclusive and are
individually sufficient. For e.g. there is no compulsion that only ownership
certificate issued by local body is acceptable for buildings.
Note 2. Alternate documents / exceptions mentioned in para 1.2.2 above, are intended
for ensuring Power for All. These provisions, in general, will not be applicable
for obtaining more than one service connection for the same purpose in the
same residential unit, site or premises. However in the case of independent
dwelling units, separate service connection can be provided on request, if the
owner/ occupant is different in each case and if independent access along with
physical and electrical segregation is provided for each dwelling unit, based on
Certified or attested copy of title deed or lease agreement OR Ownership
certificate of the building issued by Municipal Corporation or Municipality or
Panchayat or Township; OR Valid Rent / Lessor-Lessee Agreement OR
Occupancy certificate from Municipal Corporation / Municipality / Panchayat OR
production of documentary evidence that separate ration card has been issued
to each family.

Note 3. In case of buildings having joint ownership, Service Connection can be
effected in the name of any one of the co-owners. In such cases, consent from
the joint owner(s) is not required for obtaining Service Connection.
Note 4. If the applicant has applied for a Building Permit / Use Certificate and if the
local body has neither given approval / permit nor rejected the application within
the time frame stipulated in the prevailing Building Rules, a Service Connection
can be provided on request of the applicant based on the provisions of Deemed
Permit / Deemed Use Certificate. In such cases, field officer s may verify the
acknowledgement on application submitted to the Secretary of the local body to
ensure genuineness of status and also on production of copies / documents for
verification. A notarised undertaking of the applicant in Non-Judicial Stamp
paper (worth the amount – presently `200/- in accordance with the provisions of
the Kerala Stamp Act, 1959), should be submitted undertaking that he/ she is
eligible for a Deemed Permit / Deemed Use Certificate and indemnifying KSEB
Ltd from any liabilities / consequential damages as a result of providing Service
Connection; the applicant must also agree to the condition that service
connection will be disconnected if Secretary of the local body / authorised
officer requests in writing to disconnect the same on the grounds that the
building does not have Permit/ Use certificate/ Deemed permit/ Deemed use
certificate.
Note 5. The Supply Code 2014 does not offer provisions for an applicant requiring
power to approach the licensee for the purpose, in advance. However, the
practice of allowing the consumers above 10 kVA to intimate in advance their
power requirement, is in practice in the field. As has been already clarified vide
Circular read as 17th paper above, the applications for such advance intimation
shall not require any document other than the identity document & ownership
document as mentioned in 1.1 & 1.2 above and a self-attested location sketch
of the premises where connection is required. Such advance intimation to
KSEB Ltd is not compulsory, it is only an option to be exercised by the
applicant at his discretion.
1.3. Requirement of Additional Documents in specific cases
It is clarified that in addition to proof of identity and proof of ownership / legal
occupancy, additional documentary proof may be required in certain specific
cases for availing Service Connections.
i. If Service Connection is required for juridical persons, e.g. company
(proprietary or partnership), trust, educational institution, Government
department or similar institution, a letter of authorization will be required
along with proof of identity.
ii. If service is required in rented/leased property, NOC from owner of building /
land as the case may be, is required (along with the document to prove
ownership of the lessor).

iii. In the case of agricultural connection, the claim shall be substantiated by
certificate from the respective Agricultural Officer or Veterinary Surgeon /
Senior Veterinary Surgeon / Asst Director of Animal Husbandry department.
In the case of agricultural connections in Punja or Kole land, letter of
authorisation from the Punja / Kole special officer is required. If water is to be
pumped from state owned rivers, canals, ponds, wells etc, NOC from
authorised officer also is required (In the aforementioned cases, document to
prove ownership is not to be insisted).
iv. Letter of allotment from competent authority is required for Service
Connections in industrial estates or industrial parks or Special Economic
Zones (proof of ownership is not required in this case).
v. If the applicant requires High Tension / Extra High Tension Services or LT
service with Demand Based Tariff, a Service Connection Agreement needs
to be executed in Stamp Paper (worth the amount in accordance with the
provisions of the Kerala Stamp Act, 1959, which is presently `200/-). Other
LT consumers may either affix special adhesive stamp in the application
form (worth the amount in accordance with the provisions of the Kerala
Stamp Act, 1959) or give a declaration on stamp paper (worth the amount in
accordance with the provisions of the Kerala Stamp Act, 1959) stating that
he/she has read and understood the Kerala State Electricity Supply Code,
2014 and agree to abide by the conditions mentioned therein and that he has
attained 18 years of age, that there is no orders of Court / Government
restricting electricity connection to the premises and also agreeing
1. To abide by provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003, amended from time to
time;
2. To pay for the supply of electricity during every billing cycle and also as
and when demanded based on the prevailing tariff rates and other
charges;
3. To pay for all other charges and expenditure payable in accordance with
the Code and the Schedule of Miscellaneous Charges and cost data of
the licensee approved by the Commission from time to time;
4. To own the responsibility of security and safety of the meter, cut out and
installation thereafter;
5. To deposit such security money as the licensee may be entitled to
require from him under the Act and the Code;
6. To take all necessary steps in the premises for efficient use of power and
to stop wastage and
7. To not indulge in any misuse of power.
vi. If the consumer supplies the metering equipment, Test Certificate for the
same also has to be produced.


Note 6. Consent from the owner of premises or necessary orders from the District
Collector / Additional District Magistrate is required if the power line,
underground cable or weatherproof wire to give connection to a consumer has
to cross over or go under another property. If the applicant has not produced
the required consent, KSEB Ltd officials will take up the matter with the
appropriate authorities. It is clarified that applicant need not produce any
indemnity bond or make any special deposit for this; however, in such cases,
the applicant shall bear the additional expenditure, if any, and the ensuing
delay.
2. Following clarifications are also issued regarding Service Connection
Procedure:
2.1. Copy of Test-cum-Completion Certificate issued by the Licensed Contractor
need not be collected from applicant while processing applications for new
service connection / conversion / shifting and changing Connected Load /
Contract Demand in case of LT installations; but until Kerala State Electricity
Licensing Board (KSELB) provide a web interface for verifying the authenticity of
the claim of the applicant that internal wiring of the premises has been tested by
a licensed wiring contractor and that the Test-cum-Completion Certificate is
available with him, the inspecting officer shall be at liberty to verify documentary
proof during site inspection.
2.2. Cost of application form (`10/-) shall not be collected from applicants who do not
purchase forms from KSEB Ltd counter.
2.3. License or permit issued by the local authority, industrial license / registration,
etc. need not be insisted for releasing industrial connections; however in the
case of agricultural connection, the claim shall be substantiated by certificate
from the respective Agricultural Officer or Veterinary Surgeon / Senior Veterinary
Surgeon/ Asst Director of Animal Husbandry department.
2.4. Separate connections can be granted to different families residing in different
dwelling units inside the “Tharavadu houses” even if there is only a common
entrance, provided separate building number is allotted to each of the dwelling
units in accordance with the GO read as 16th paper above and there is electrical
segregation between each of the dwelling units.
3. Procedure for Change of name
3.1. Change of name in case of Sale/ Lease / Change in ownership / Occupancy
Separate application form is prescribed for the change in name of the registered
consumer due to change in the ownership or occupancy and for transfer of
ownership to the legal heir. Applicant has to remit Application Fee of `10/- and
processing fee of `100/- and produce the following documents:
3.1.1. Consent (in plain paper) for transferring ownership of the service connection
(along with the security deposit), from the previous owner. Alternatively the
prospective consumer can pay the security deposit afresh, as stipulated in the
Code. In such cases, the original security deposit shall be refunded to the
person who is entitled for the refund along with an intimation regarding the
proposed transfer; the amount of Security Deposit already available may be
transferred to a suspense account until released to the original consumer. In
case of LT domestic connection, if the applicant is unable to produce consent,
he/she has the option to pay security deposit afresh (as mentioned above) or to
produce an undertaking in plain paper agreeing to indemnify KSEB Ltd from any
loss, damage and cost of litigation, which the Board might incur on account of
transferring the ownership and an undertaking to the effect that he/she shall
remit the amount of security deposit available at the time of transfer of
ownership along with interest accrued on the same thereafter, if the previous
consumer raises a claim on the security deposit at a later date.
Financial Advisor shall formulate the methodology for transfer and Chief
Engineer (IT&CR) shall make necessary modification in OrumaNET software.
In cases where the previous owner has applied for transfer of service connection
to the applicant as per Reg 41 of the Supply Code (2014), such consent in plain
paper is not required.
Consent from registered owner or payment of Security Deposit afresh, as
mentioned above, is not applicable in case of transfer to legal heir by virtue of
death of original consumer.
3.1.2. Proof of Identity (Photo Identity Card) of the transferee.
3.1.3. Document to prove ownership or legal occupancy.
Any one document mentioned in para 1.2.1 to prove change in ownership / legal
occupancy of the transferee
OR
In case of transfer subsequent to death of original consumer, Will or registered
instrument or Succession Certificate or Legal Heirship Certificate or a document
certifying revision in municipal or land records or any other proof of legal heirship
supported by the death certificate of the original consumer can be used to prove
change in ownership.
3.1.4. Service Connection agreement in case of HT/ EHT consumers & LT consumers
having Demand Based Tariff.
Ownership change shall be effected based on the above, without any field
verification.
Note 7. If there is change in Connected Load / Contract Demand, the transferee shall
be advised to submit application for change in Connected Load / Contract
Demand also.
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