Web Exclusive | July 2013
DERC for CAG audit of private discoms in Delhi
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on July 28 said there should be a thorough scrutiny of finances of all three private power distribution companies by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). DERC's statement comes two days after it announcing a five per cent hike in power tariff. Chairman of the city's power regulator PD Sudhakar said scrutiny of the accounts of the discoms by the CAG will help knowing the actual financial position of the private companies.
There should be a CAG audit of the accounts of all the private power distribution companies. The Commission has already sent a recommendation to the Delhi government for it, DERC Chairman PD Sudhakar said. However, the discoms are strongly opposed to auditing of their accounts by CAG. 'We finalised the tariff structure after examining their financial positions. But still I would recommend a CAG audit as it will be very different from the auditing we carry out,' the DERC chairman said.