Steep 15% hike in TN power tariff; subsidy to offset burden

Tamil Nadu on Thursday announced a steep 15 percent hike in power tariff but consumers will not have to bear the entire burden as the government has decided to provide subsidy to offset the increase.

Assam CM Gogoi stops power dept from hiking charges

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday withdrew the proposed power tariff hike with effect from December 01, announced recently by the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC).

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Ex-Congress MLA sits on hunger strike on power tariff issue in Delhi

Former Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma on Friday sat on an indefinite hunger strike at Mohan Garden here claiming that the roll back of the power rates by the DERC is a bluff with the public and demanded immediate withdrawl of the order.

Vijayakanth flays Jayalalithaa for power tariff hike proposal

DMDK chief and the Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly Vijayakanth on Thursday criticised Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for distancing her government from the power tariff hike proposed by the state electricity regulatory commission and demanded steps to withdraw it.

BJP hails `minimal` power tariff hike; Congress opposes

BJP on Friday hailed the "minimal" 2.74 per cent hike in power tariff in Punjab, saying it will put minimum burden on people, even as opposition Congress opposed the hike.

Power rates up by 2.74% in Punjab; rebate for consuming more

Power regulator PSERC on Friday announced a 2.74 percent hike in power tariff across all consumer categories in Punjab for the year 2014-15.

Delhi: 28 lakh consumers to benefit from power subsidy

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.

LG lifts restrictions on supply of power in Delhi

Delhi`s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday lifted the restrictions imposed on supply of power in malls, offices and on high mast halogen lights during nights.

Power tariff hiked in Karnataka

Power tariffs in Karnataka have been increased by an average 32 paise per unit, with the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) today giving the green signal for it.

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.

Power discoms write to Delhi Govt over steps for tariff relief

To help provide the people of Delhi get a tariff relief of upto 10 per cent, power distribution companies in the city are writing to the Delhi government about efforts to be taken in this direction.

Anil Ambani, Tata groups not cooperating with us: CAG to HC

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.

Delhi Cong threatens to launch strike if hike in power tariff

Delhi Congress on Thursday said they will launch a series of agitations across the city if DERC allows power distribution companies to increase power tariff.

HC stays Delhi Cabinet decision on waiver on power bills

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.

HC asks DERC to respond to plea on power tariff hike

Delhi High Court asked electricity regulator DERC to file response as to whether it has complied with procedures in permitting 3 discoms to raise power tariff.

Setback for AAP; Delhi HC puts electricity subsidy on hold

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.

DERC asks govt to examine ramifications of scrapping licenses

Delhi`s power regulator DERC on Friday asked AAP government to examine ramifications of possible cancellation of licenses of BSES discoms, particularly about their huge financial liabilities.

Government cannot directly regulate power tariff: Scindia

There is no provision for government to directly regulate electricity tariff and rates are determined by regulatory commissions, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday.

Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi govt says it is ready to take over power distribution

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked industrialist Anil Ambani and accused him of playing politics over power tariff issue in the national capital.