Electricity fee amid COVID: Kerala High Court gives PAN cinemas interim relief

The insistence on payment of ‘fixed charges’ for a period when movie theatres remained closed and without any revenue is arbitrary, illegal, violates Articles 14, 19(1)(g) and 300A of the Constitution, the Court was told
Movie Theatre
Movie Theatre

The Kerala High Court recently stayed electricity disconnection notices served on Maradu-based movie theatre, PAN Cinemas, on the condition that they deposit 20 per cent of the fee demanded for "fixed" electricity charges by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for the month of September (Pallickamalil Cinema Company Private Limited v. State of Kerala and ors)

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