Monday, September 3, 2012

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) Punished by DERC

There is something absolutely wrong with the affairs of electric power distributors in Delhi. In many cases, the bills provided by power suppliers of Delhi do not match with the consumption pattern. Similarly in other cases, bills on much higher sides are imposed upon the consumers.

What is more surprising is the fact that this is happening right under the nose of Delhi government and with its clear indirect support to this loot. However, courts, tribunals and consumer commissions of Delhi have not taken this lightly.

For instance, the Delhi's power regulator DERC has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) for committing a number of violations including wrong assessment of a consumer's electricity bill and snapping of supply. This is a good step taken by the DERC as power suppliers in Delhi have crossed all the limits.

In fact, many localities of Delhi have raised objections against the inflated bills that Delhi power suppliers have forced upon the residents of Delhi. Why chief minister Sheila Dikshit has not taken action against the defaulting telecom companies and suppliers is still not known?

This silence of Sheila Dikshit only indicates that these power suppliers have indirect support of Delhi government to loot innocent and law abiding residents. There are many that openly steal electricity in Delhi but only law abiding residents are targeted by the power companies of Delhi with excessive bills.

I hope our politicians pay equal importance to voter’s problems as they pay to their precious votes during times of elections. But then election manifestos and promises are just political jargons and nothing more as has been proved by the telecom debacle of Delhi.