Delhi Government approves audit of power distribution companies

New Delhi, Jan.1,: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the Delhi Government has got the nod from the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to conduct an audit of the three power distribution companies in Delhi.

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said, “Today the Lt. Governor has issued the orders for the audit of the power distribution companies in Delhi. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma has already accepted the request.”

“Now the audit of the companies will commence,” he added.

Responding to queries about power discoms reply to his letter, Kejriwal said, “We had examined their replies and we didn’t find a single reason for not conducting an audit.

The three power distribution companies, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited will now have to undergo a financial audit by the CAG.

On Tuesday, Kejriwal had met Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Shashi Kant Sharma to discuss about ways to go for auditing of power discoms.

Kejriwal announced 50 percent cut in power tariff on lower slabs on Tuesday, delivering his second pre-poll promise, after fulfilling his commitment of free water supply to every household, within four days of assuming power.

Kejriwal has to prove his majority in 70-member Delhi legislature in a couple of days.

Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which emerged from an anti-corruption movement, trounced the ruling Congress party in Delhi in recent polls. But the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party with 32 members.

The Congress party, which could manage only eight members in the recently held assembly polls, agreed to give support to AAP to form government that got 28 seats in 70-member Delhi legislature. (ANI)