To those who retired on May 31, the Board distributed the pension benefits only to those who had submitted the required documents before May 19
It was C Renjith, a local BJP leader and Randalam Moodu ward member of Talavur Grama panchayat in Kollam, who gave the ‘counting lessons’ to stunned KSEB officials.
It will be implemented with retrospective effect from November 1.
The supply deals, struck in 2014 when the UDF was in power, allowed KSEB to import 465 MW power at a price ot more than Rs 4.29 per unit for 25 years.
Operation of different services, including the reservation counter was affected as the KSEB pulled the fuse without any prior notice.
Kerala Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued an order citing current tariff will continue; KSEB had proposed an average increase of upto Rs 41 paise per unit.
The prevailing power rates are valid till September 30.
Idukki police have registered an FIR against the accused invoking sections of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 based on a complaint filed by KSEB.
The state is left with no option but to buy power from the private parties so as to avoid load shedding.
On Friday, KSEB in its official Facebook page also urged the consumers to cooperate with the board by limiting the consumption from 7 pm to 11 pm.