Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pushes for compensation from power discoms for unscheduled power cuts

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pushes for compensation from power discoms for unscheduled power cuts

Delhiites may be compensated by power distribution companies for unscheduled power cuts if Lt Governor Anil Baijal approves the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s proposal. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed Chief Secretary M M Kutty to place the proposal before the LG today, a day before his weekly meeting with Baijal. Last year, the AAP government had implemented its decision to penalise discoms for unscheduled power cuts. However, this was later struck down by the Delhi High Court as the LG’s prior approval had not been sought. In his written direction to the chief secretary, Kejriwal said, “The file of compensation to be paid to every consumer by discoms for power cuts of more than two hours to be placed before the LG today itself for approval.” According to the compensation policy on power outages that was struck down by the high court, a penalty of Rs 50 per hour per consumer was to be levied for the first two hours followed by Rs 100 for every subsequent hour. Read More…

 

 

 

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