BJP seeks CAG audit against Discoms

Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta has demanded that Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission and the state government file a case of fraud against power companies that submitted forged accounts to DERC.

A recent DERC report had indicated that despite getting a profit, two Reliance companies had shown a loss to get a bailout package.

Gupta said the bailout package given to the power distribution companies should be taken back with interest.

“DERC in its preliminary examination of the accounts of BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna, both Reliance Infrastructure firms, found that the information given by them about purchase of electricity is full of discrepancies. Instead of submitting clear data, they have made the process more complicated. A criminal case should be registered against these companies,” said Gupta.

Leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the CAG should check the accounts.

“They have enough funds to pay to electricity supply companies. However, with the connivance of Discoms, the Delhi government kept giving them bailout packages,” alleged Malhotra. Malhotra said that two years ago, the chairman of DERC had directed these companies to lower electricity charges in Delhi.

“Instead, the government enhanced electricity charges by over 22 per cent immediately after the DERC chairman left office,” said Malhotra.

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