HP govt. failed to levy Rs.209-cr fine on JP power
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India revealed that the Himachal Pradesh (HP) government, despite its precarious fiscal health and high debt exceeding Rs.35,000 crore, allegedly gave undue benefits to the tune of Rs.209.28 crore to Jaypee (JP) power company, which owned the 1000 MW Karcham Wangtoo hydel project in Kinnaur district.
´Failure of the Energy department to detect capacity addition of hydropower project in time and non-levy of Rs.209.28 crore on account of capacity addition charges, additional free power royalty and local area development fund led to extension of undue favour to the power developer, said Ram Mohan Johri, Principal Accountant General (Audit) Himachal Pradesh.
Contact: Government of Himachal Pradesh