Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Keep same power tariff in NDMC, other areas: RWAs

ADMIN     JUNE 29, 2012 -  New Delhi

Fuming over the steep hike in power tariff, the Resident Welfare Associations demanded that the tariff rates in the New Delhi Municipal Council area should be brought at par with those of the three power distribution companies (discoms).
“The NDMC area which caters mostly to VIP population should have equal power tariff. The government has always been trying to favour discoms and safeguard their interest,” said B S Vohra, president, East Delhi RWAs’ Joint Front.
“Major manipulations are done in the maintenance, unnecessary purchase, deficit in power purchase, change of equipment and installation of new equipment. The discoms show deficit every time,” he said.
However, clarifying on power tariff in the NDMC area, senior power department officials in the Delhi government said that the sources of power supply in respect of NDMC and the three discoms are different.
“Discoms and the NDMC are not parallel as they have been operating on different parameters. The cost of purchase of power is quite different for both of them. It varies from Rs 2.32 to more than Rs 5 per unit. The NDMC’s major sources of supply are from three generating sources: BTPS (Badarpur), Pragati-I and Dadri-I whose cost of energy ranges between Rs 2.32 and Rs.3.40,” said a senior official.
He said that NDMC and discoms are operating on different platforms and structure in terms of load, energy supply and demand, transmission, distribution constraints and source of power purchase.
“Discoms’s sources of power supply are from 30 different generating units. In case of discoms, the supply cost varies depending upon demand, supply, consumer, etc,” added the official.
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Officials skip Bhagidari meet, get notice


New Delhi: The government has taken a stern view of municipal officials skipping chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s Bhagidari meet last Sunday. Sources in the three corporations said chief secretary PK Tripathi issued show-cause notices to the commissioner and the deputy commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday. 

    “Since senior officials like the commissioner and the additional commissioners didn’t attend the meeting, even the deputy commissioners have been issued notices. 
The strict action is a sign of the government’s seriousness in the run-up to next year’s elections,” said a BJP councillor who did not wish to be named. 

    More than 3,500 residents’ welfare associations have been participating in the eight-day event held at from June 26. The meets have been organized to discuss civic problems. “Important issues like sanitation, road repair and parking were discussed in the meeting. The RWA members were asked to point out their local problems and then a form was given to submit complaints in writing. Some officials weren’t pre
sent for the meeting,” said BS Vohra, president, East Delhi RWA Joint Forum. 

    Officials who have been served this notice, however, deny the allegations. “I don’t know why they have issued a show-cause notice against me when I was present. The RWAs’ grievances have been collected in writing and we are resolving them,” said Kuldeep Yadav, Narela zone deputy commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation. 

    However, RWA members said the officials’ participation in the meets has been minimal as the opposition BJP controls all three corporations. 
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