• Delhi: Discoms to pay 10 times fine ‘falsely’ imposed on consumer for power theft

    The discoms will have to compensate a consumer nearly 10 times the fine they “falsely” impose on him for power theft, the city’s power department has said.

    Noting a “delay”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the power department on Tuesday to expedite the implementation of the notification which was earlier issued to Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). According to the notification, DERC will depute senior officials to give requisite permissions required to carry out inspections of discoms wherever cases of power theft and misuse are reported. “During examination, if PG (Public Grievance) cell arrives at the conclusion that the theft case was false, the discom will be liable to pay compensation to the affected consumer at 10 times the provisional assessment bill raised by the discom to compensate for the harassment caused to the consumer,” it says. Xavier Woods Womens Jersey

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