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.
Reliance Infra-backed BSES discoms, which supply power in 70 per cent areas of Delhi,have rejected allegations that they did not pass on financial benefit on account of bringing down AT&C losses to consumers.
Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) audit of private power distribution companies will start from Thursdday after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government stood his ground stating that there are enough reasons to audit the companies.
After fulfilling his party`s promise of providing free supply of 700 litres of water everyday for Delhi households, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday gave Delhiites a perfect New Year gift by slashing electricity charges and promising further revision of power tariffs.
Discoms are "haughty" and "revel in harassing customers," the Delhi State Consumer Commission has held, while dismissing BSES Yamuna`s plea against an order directing it to refund excess power charges it had "coerced" a lady doctor into paying for alleged theft of electricity.
Opposing any further hike in power tariff, Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel today promised that multiple discoms will be allowed to supply power if his party wins in assembly polls later this year so that the rates go down drastically.
Unhappy over frequent load shedding this winter, Delhi CM told discoms that power outages during peak summers would not be "tolerated" and asked them to keep the capital`s roads well-illuminated throughout the year.
The fight between private
discoms and power regulator DERC over tariff fixation
intensified on Friday with the statutory body issuing show-cause
notice to all three companies for speaking to the media on the