DISCOMS

  • Users to soon get choice of selecting power discom, says Piyush Goyal December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Consumers will soon be able to choose their power supply company as the government is making necessary amendments to the Electricity Act to enable this provision which is aimed at encouraging greater competition in the distribution sector. Shifting focus from generation, the government plans to fix electricity distribution...
  • Northern grid asks discoms not to overdraw power due to coal shortage August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After western grid issued notice on power generation loss to the states, now the northern grid has sent an 'SOS' to the discoms and power producers asking them not to overdraw power. They have also been asked to increase power generation to maintain grid security. The order comes...
  • UPPCL's proposal to hike power tariff faces stiff opposition August 1, 2014

    The state government is likely to declare the new power tariff by August end to be implemented from September 1. The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) concluded the monthlong phased public hearing on the proposed power tariff hike for the current financial year amid protests and suggestions by consumer bodies here...
  • Rajasthan aims 6,500 MW power in next five years: Budget July 14, 2014

    Stating that the cumulative loss of three power distribution companies in the state stood at Rs 75,000 crore as on March 31, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said the state aims to generate capacity addition of 6,500 MW power in next five years. Three DISCOMs, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam...
  • Discoms trying to scuttle CAG audit: AAP July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. The AAP also demanded that the Centre...
  • Power cuts in Delhi to last for 34 more days, says Najeeb Jung June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Many areas of the national capital may continue to face planned blackouts for a few more days as repairs to the power towers and lines which were damaged in the storm that hit the city last week are taking time, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said on Friday. "Before...
  • No relief for discoms; Delhi HC defers hearing on CAG audit May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday deferred the hearing on the plea by three private discoms to stay the city government's decision asking the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to audit their accounts. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw fixed July 22...
  • Discoms not cooperating with CAG in auditing: Delhi government to HC May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Contrary to the claims of three private discoms, the Delhi government on Monday told the high court that these firms have not been cooperating with the Comptroller and Auditor General in auditing of their accounts. "None of the discoms has so far given all the requisite information/data sought by...
  • Delhi: Discom employee arrested for molesting girl April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A 58-year-old employee of a power distribution company has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl at a government dispensary in the Nehru Nagar area of southeast Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday while the 19-year-old girl and accused Gyan Prakash were waiting for...
  • Delhi High Court asks power discoms to co-operate with CAG in audit March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the three power distribution companies in the national capital to comply with its orders and co-operate with Comptroller and Auditor General in its audit. This comes after the CAG had told the HC earlier this month that the power discoms were...
  • Delhi discoms not cooperating with audit: CAG tells High Court March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the three power distribution companies were not co-operating in auditing. CAG told the HC that the three power discoms were not providing documents for carrying out their audit. It submitted before a bench of Acting Chief...
  • Mumbaikars to enjoy power portability, can now choose between Tata, Reliance February 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Millennium city, Mumbai, will soon become the first place in India where consumers can enjoy power portability. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday held a meeting with the representatives of power discoms, Tata, Reliance and BEST to discuss power tariff issues concerning Mumbai. After the meeting, Chavan said "We...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to the Delhi power crisis. The three Delhi discoms have now moved a larger bench of the High Court after an earlier bench refused to stay the CAG audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government into the accounts of the...
  • Delhi government seeks time till Feb 15 to pay Tata Power's dues February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: While Delhiites face 8 to 10 hour power cuts, the Aam Aadmi Party government seems busy giving more handouts. It has announced a waiver of Rs 13 crore for consumers who defaulted in paying power bills during Kejriwal's agitation. But the Delhi government says it has no money to...
  • No cancellation of discom licences without permission, tribunal to AAP February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Aam Aadmi Party government in its battle against power distribution companies, the Delhi Appellate Electricity Tribunal has directed power regulator DERC to not to suspend licenses of BSES discoms without its permission. On the instructions from the AAP government, the DERC had issued...
  • Roll back tariff hike and fulfil poll promise: Greenpeace to Kejriwal February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi government facing threat over the power crisis in the state, Greenpeace India on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to ask the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to rollback tariff hike. In the letter, Greanpeace India also urged...
  • Delhi discoms hike tariff, AAP govt fumes, says it's uncalled for January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government's New Year gift to Delhi did not last long as people will now have to pay more for electricity. The power companies on Friday increased the surcharge resulting in electricity tariff going up from February 1. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani...
  • BSES asks Delhi government to step in to avoid major power crisis January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The BSES on Friday said that the company is hopeful of avoiding a major power cut in Delhi and has requested the Delhi government to step in to defuse the crisis. BSES sources say bank holding back funds is leading to a payment problem. NTCP has rejected Delhi government's...
  • NTPC warns Delhi discoms to pay today or power supply will be cut January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Residents of East Delhi and Central Delhi may face eight to 10 hours of power cuts in February as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has rejected Delhi government's plea to continue power supply to BSES Yamuna Power Limited. The NTPC has informed the power discom that a...
  • AAP warns discoms, says will cancel licence, if power supply is cut January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked the private power distribution companies in Delhi to provide 24 hour uninterrupted power in the state failing and has warned them that their licences will be cancelled if they fail to do so. This comes after the Discom BSES Yamuna...
  • Nirupam protest: Cuts in Mumbai power tariffs soon, says Maharashtra CM January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In what many have termed as the 'AAP effect', Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will announce in two days, a decision on cutting power tariffs in Mumbai. Similar to an announcement made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi, Chavan has said that his government is examining the possibility...
  • Auditing of Delhi power discoms to begin on Thursday: Kejriwal January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the power distribution companies, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the auditing of these discoms would commence on Thursday. During a press conference in the evening, Kejriwal informed, "Delhi government will start audit of power companies from tomorrow. This will take place...
  • Delhi discoms meet Power Ministry officials, say audit subjudice January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The power distribution companies in Delhi met Power Ministry officials on Wednesday and expressed their opposition to Arvind Kejriwal government's move to seek an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The power distribution companies reiterated that the matter of auditing was subjudice. "Since, the matter is subjudice,...
  • BJP promises to allow multiple discoms, opposes hike April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Opposing any further hike in power tariff, Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel on Sunday 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. Addressing a rally at Rohini area in...
  • War within Andhra Congress over power tariff hike January 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: With a section of ministers mounting pressure on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to withdraw the proposed steep hike in electricity tariff, the ruling Congress in the state is feeling the heat over the issue from both within and outside the party. The four stateowned power...
  • Cabinet to consider bailout for power discoms September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: With Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee out of the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the government is now getting ready to roll out more reforms, starting with the power sector. A bailout plan for power discoms will be discussed during the Cabinet Committee on Economic Reforms meeting on Monday....
  • 70 per cent of Delhi street lights don't work December 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Beat it home after dark in Delhi. Nearly 70 per cent of the capital's three lakh street lights, maintained by the civic corporation, do not work a factor people blame for the rising number of crimes after dusk in Delhi. Three private companies (discoms) North Delhi Power...
  • Delhi CM gives companies 4 days to end power crisis June 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Facing strong criticism for the power crisis in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday sternly asked the power distribution companies to improve the situation in four days. "The government has told BSES in plain words to make the power situation normal within four days and...