It is disturbing news when a person accuses a colleague of eating her pet dog. Something even more disturbing is when the police call it a trivial matter.
As the ego clash between the all powerful Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues, the governance in the national capital has taken a hit with residents being the worst sufferers.
Power distribution companies in the national capital will have to pay penalty to consumers if unscheduled loadshedding in their area was for an hour or more and the fine amount will be adjusted in monthly bills.
The Delhi government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that a CAG audit of the private discoms here is necessary as these companies discharge a "public function".
BSES Rajdhani and Yamuna told the SC that if its existing outstanding dues of Rs 14,500 cr were not paid by govt, then the people of Delhiwould be saddled with a backlog in tariff dues
Gujarat government has decided to provide solar-powered water pumps to 1,000 farmers to reduce usage of conventional power and to ease its financial burden due to subsidy on electricity provided for irrigation.
India Inc is going to face intense public scrutiny both before and after the elections. Arvind Kejriwal's business bashing is only the tip of the iceberg. India Inc must use this opportunity to change
Slamming power distribution firms for announcing power cuts on the plea of lack of funds, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the truth on their financial condition will come out in the CAG report on discoms.
AAP is supposed to usher in a style of governance based on honest politics and a responsible attitude to public finances.
The Delhi government may be all set to order an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General into the finances of the capital's three private power distribution companies, an issue on which the ruling AAP had led street protests in the past.
Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Haryana have come forward to avail the scheme.
In order to meet the higher costs of power, discoms will have to either increase prices proportionately or seek government subsidy. The latter seems to be the only way out as increasing electricity prices will be a politically upopular decision
The state-owned distributors - known as discoms - will have to stump up funds to buy the more expensive electricity from power stations. But passing on too much of the costs to consumers will be politically unpopular and the discoms may opt instead to simply halt supply.<br /><br />
Electricity rates in the national capital are likely to go up soon with Union Power Ministry turning down a request by Delhi Government to provide cheaper power to the city while private discoms are pushing for a steep hike in tariff due to increasing operational cost.
The Centre today said the bonds to be issued by states, backed by it under the debt recast plan for power distribution utilities, will attract about 0.5 percent premium over the issue price, yet to be determined.