Around 80 percent or 28 lakh of the total consumers in the city will benefit from the power subsidy announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday while presenting the Delhi budget for the current fiscal.
The CAG on Wednesday again told the Delhi High Court that power distributing companies of Anil Ambani and Tata groups are not cooperating with it even as the city government questioned the "reluctance" of the discoms for the audit if they had nothing to hide.
The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed operation of the February 12 Delhi Cabinet decision on providing 50 percent waiver on power arrears of people who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013.
In a big jolt to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi High Court stayed the decision taken by the former government of giving subsidy to persons who did not pay their power bills from October 2012 to December 2013.
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.