Wednesday, 11 July 2012

High Court directed DERC to notified tariff order within a week

BJP Delhi Pradesh Executive Committee member Shri Ravinder Yadav has filed a petition in the High Court against DERC for non-issuance of a tariff order for 34% tariff hike in respect of electricity consumption w.e.f. 1st July, 2012, for judicial scrutiny. The petition further contends that the hike is against public interest and without justification and transparency. While hearing the petition for admission the High Court has issued notice to DERC returnable within one week. 

During the last week of June, DERC Chairman Shri P.D. Sudhakar announced the price hike in a press conference and reiterated that consumers have to pay the high rate w.e.f. 1st July, 2012. But it is exclaimed that DERC did not issue any order to this effect with full justification so far which is mandatory under Central Electricity Act 2003. 

BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta also asked Delhi Govt. & DERC as to how they put effect of 34% tariff hike from 1st July and on which basis? He also said that all the three companies viz NDPL, BYPL & BRPL are conspirators and are in collusion with DERC & Delhi Govt. and are squeezing blood of the people of Delhi in the name of supply of electricity. In fact they have betrayed with the people in Delhi and have created arbitrarily such situation in yesteryears which is nowhere in any Metro city in India. 

Shri Gupta has further contended that when Audit Report of all the three companies for the year 2010-11 & 2011-12 have not been published/finalised, how Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dikshit has announced that the companies running in loss? Not only this so far CAG also did not perform audit on their accounts. The former DERC Chairman Shri Virender Singh already disclosed last year that all the three companies have earned profit of Rs. 522 crores. This is a contradictory statement of both present and earlier DERC Chairman and truth must come to light with judicial intervention.

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