Delhi: One-man committee to prepare white paper on power sector

The Delhi government on Thursday formed a one-member committee chaired by former chairman of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Bijendra Singh to bring out a white paper on power sector.

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.

DERC withdraws power tariff hike orders

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday decided to withdraw the power tariff hike of up to seven per cent, which it had announced last night.

DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November

Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost.

Make Delhi power panel more accountable: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party Sunday demanded that the law setting up the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) should be amended to make the panel accountable to the people as it showed "extreme reluctance" to fix the accountability for power cuts in the city.

DERC hikes power tariffs in Delhi by over 8%; PPAC scrapped

Amid continuing power cuts, electricity tariffs in Delhi were on Thursday hiked by upto 8.32 percent.

Discoms trying to scuttle CAG audit: Aam Aadmi Party

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday alleged that the private power distribution companies were trying to scuttle the audit of their accounts by the CAG and warned that the party would protest any further rise in electricity tariff in the national Capital.

Do not allow hike in power tariff: BJP to LG

BJP in Delhi on Thursday asked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung not to allow any hike in power tariff as demanded by private power distribution companies and accused them of exploiting consumers.

DERC seeks EC nod for initiating process for power tariff hike

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has sought permission from Delhi Electoral Office to initiate process of power tariff hike, citing it needs at least 30 days from date of public notice.

AAP govt asks DERC to revoke licences of Delhi discoms

AAP-led Delhi government asked DERC to revoke licences of power distribution companies should they fail to pay dues to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and resort to long outages.

CAG audit will tell where the money went: Kejriwal on power tariff hike

Reacting to the hike in power rates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Comptroller and Auditor General`s report on discoms would ascertain the lack of funds as stated by power distribution companies.

Power tariff rises upto 8 percent in Delhi, millions affected

Delhi`s power tariff will increase six to eight percent as power distribution companies hiked their surcharge.

Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam threatens agitation if Mumbai power tariff not cut

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Saturday said that he will be taking out a rally as a protest in front of Reliance office in Mumbai if they did not agree on the three demands made to reduce the price of electricity.

Dikshit seeks Centre`s help to insulate electricity consumers

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday sought financial assistance from the Union Power Ministry to insulate consumers from any possible hike in power tariff.

DERC set to announce relief for power consumers

As per earlier slabs, consumers were charged Rs 3 for first 200 units and then Rs 4.80 for consumption between 201 units and 400 units.

Let DERC be headed by a retired HC judge: BJP

In the wake of widespread complaints of inflated power bills, DERC had yesterday proposed to make certain adjustments in power tariff structure to bring relief to a majority of consumers.