NGO claims consumers over-billed by Rs 45,00 cr
The report, which the NGO said has been compiled from data sourced from government, said the discoms have been buying power much more than the actual requirement, cost of which is being charged from the consumers.
As per figures, the power requirement of the city for the year 2012-13 was 25692.49 (million units) while the discoms decided to purchase 40234.55 (Mus) with an excess of 14542.06 (Mus) which is an excess of 56 per cent of the total demand.
The report said the surplus for the upcoming years of 2013-14 and 2014-15 would shoot up to 84.60 per cent and 84.80 percent respectively.
"The DERC chairman has written to the government to bail out the discoms by giving package of Rs 20,000 crore without even putting forth the fact that they are purchasing power much beyond the requirement and sale of such power would lead to an avoidable loss of Rs 17,000 crore approximately," Sood said.
Accusing Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission of taking decisions to favour the discoms, Sood also demanded immediate disbanding of the current DERC.
The NGO said though auditing of accounts and prudence check of the discoms at the end of every financial year is mandatory, no such exercise has been carried out since 2004-2005.
Questioning the credibility of DERC, the NGO said PricewaterhouseCoopers which was appointed by the regulator as consultant to prepare tariff orders for the year 2011 to 2015 and the audit firm was statutory auditor of
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