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  Good News! Consumers to get electricity connections inside 15 days in Delhi

Good News! Consumers to get electricity connections inside 15 days in Delhi

The Union Power Ministry on Thursday said it has made mandatory for distribution companies (discoms) to provide power connections to consumers within 15 days in normal conditions, as it highlighted initiatives taken to ease the process of getting electricity.

Kejriwal gives one week deadline to discoms to solve outages problem

In a stern warning to the private power distribution companies, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today gave deadline of one week to them to address the problem of outages saying government will not hesitate to cancel their licenses if they fail to comply with the directive.

No power shortage in Delhi, outages due to poor maintenance of plants by discoms; AAP govt assures compensation

No power shortage in Delhi, outages due to poor maintenance of plants by discoms; AAP govt assures compensation

Claiming that poor maintenance of electricity plants by discoms was responsible for power cuts, Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday announced that consumers would be compensated for outages of more than two hours.

HC seeks Centre, AAP govt reply on new DERC chief appointment

The Delhi High Court today sought response of the central and Delhi governments on a plea seeking scrapping of the appointment of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairperson, alleging it to be in violation of rules.

No power tariff hike in Delhi, CM credits it to honest politics

For the first time since 2011, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Thursday announced no hike in power rates in the city at the end of its annual tariff determination process, prompting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ascribe it to "honest politics".

No question of hike in electricity bill, clarifies Delhi govt

Delhi Government on Thursday clarified that there will be no hike in the electricity bill, adding that it may further reduce the bill after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report is out.

DNA: Power distribution companies inflated dues by Rs 8,000 cr, says CAG report

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has revealed that three private power distribution companies (discoms) in the capital inflated their dues to be recovered from consumers by almost Rs 8,000 crore.

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Power tariff will have to be cut: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on CAG report

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said power tariff will have to be reduced in the national capital in the wake of CAG indicting the three private distribution companies for allegedly inflating dues from consumers to the tune of a whopping Rs 8,000 crore.

DERC likely to announce new tariff rates in a fortnight

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will hold public hearing on August 4 and 5 as part of the process to finalise the tariff following which the rates for domestic and commercial consumers will be fixed.

Delhi: Despite hike by DERC, AAP claims no increase in power tariff

Power tariff in the national capital was hiked by up to six per cent in June by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). However, the AAP government has claimed that power tariffs have not been increased.

AAP govt-appointed panel recommends removal of DERC chairman, members

A committee, formed by the AAP government to bring out a white paper on Delhi's power sector, has recommended removal of the Chairman and members of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), accusing them of "failing" to protect consumer interest and favouring discoms.

DERC to announce revised tariff despite AAP govt's objections

Delhi's power regulator DERC is all set to announce revised tariff for 2015-16 next month notwithstanding AAP government's directive not to go ahead with the new rates till the CAG has submitted its report on the financial condition of three private power distribution companies.

Discoms will have to pay for outages: Delhi govt

Power distribution companies in the national capital will have to pay penalty to consumers if unscheduled loadshedding in their area was for an hour or more and the fine amount will be adjusted in monthly bills.

AAP govt asks DERC to withdraw fuel surcharge hike

The AAP government has written to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to withdraw the recent hike in fuel surcharge saying the order was not in accordance with certain sections of the Electricity Act.

Power tariff hiked by 6%, AAP mulling legal options

Reacting to the DERC's decision, the Aam Aadmi Party Government said it will ask the regulator to review the hike as it will put additional burden on the consumers.

Power tariff in Delhi hiked by upto 6%

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has hiked the power tariff in Delhi by upto six percent effective from Monday.

CIC to hear electricity tariff issue on Wednesday

The Delhi High Court has refused to give any relief to Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission from a complaint case heard by the CIC to decide whether it has put mandatory information in public domain for seeking citizens' opinion on tariff fixation.

Power tariff in Delhi likely to rise by 20%

The power tariff in the national capital may see a steep rise of up to 20 percent if Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) accepts a demand of the three private power distribution companies which have strongly sought the hike citing severe fund crunch.

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BJP, AAP, Congress vie to take credit for rollback of tariff hike

The BJP, AAP and Congress welcomed the electricity tariff roll back by the DERC even as each claimed credit for the move as they prepare for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.