Former Union Minister and convener of Bijli Andolan Vijay Goel organised the Bijli Adalat on Saturday in the Capital where hundreds of consumers came forward with their complaints regarding the Discoms & DERC. Pleased with the response and success of the Bijli Adalat, Goel said such adalats will be organised throughout the city where ever there are complaint centres or discoms. The biggest complaint of this Bijli Adalat was that throughout the year whenever there are three instances of increased consumption such increments will automatically increase a consumers load as per kilowatts but wiring and other support infrastructure remained the same.
There were huge irregularities in other cases too. In the case of one Basant Lal from Rohini slum area living in a 22 yards house was slapped with a bill of `3,12,000. In another case of a handicapped person from Paharganj who runs a telephone PCO and whose average bill is `300 was given a bill of `16,540 falsely. BS Vohra from Krishna Nagar RWA said Discoms are constantly raising tariffs whereas actually they are running huge profits. A trader from Lajpat Nagar said money is being unfairly extracted from public via enforcement wing of Discoms.