The Rupnagar Permanent Lok Adalat has quashed a water bill worth Rs 6,635 issued to a consumer by the water supply and sanitation department.
Narinder Kaur of Jeowal village, falling under the Anandpur Sahib sub division of Rupnagar district, had obtained a water connection from the department and deposited the amount for the period from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2008.
She filed an application before the Permanent Lok Adalat (PUS) alleging that thereafter, water was not supplied to her by the department, but a bill dated February 10, 2014 for Rs 6,635 was issued to her which she was not liable to pay.
The contention of the department was that water was supplied regularly to her and the premises were inspected on March 22 by a sub divisional engineer(SDE) who also found water flowing through the taps.
However, the Adalat headed by Jagroop Singh Mahal found the contention of the department to be incorrect and quashed the bill. It also directed the department to pay litigation costs of Rs 2,000 to Kaur.