Delhi Government ordered CAG audit of 3 power distribution companies

Delhi Government ordered an audit of three private power distribution companies in the city by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

Created On: Jan 2, 2014 09:09 ISTModified On: Jan 2, 2014 10:58 IST

State Government of Delhi on 1 January 2014 ordered an audit of three private power distribution companies in the city by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. The decision of the CAG audit was taken during a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi. As per the order, audit of the finances will be done of the three private power distributors.

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The formal order has been issued by Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung of Delhi and it will be sent to the CAG, Shashi Kant Sharma on 2 January 2014.

The state Government of Delhi has given time to the three companies namely BSES Yamuna Power Ltd, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd till 2 December 2014 asking their views on why there should not be a CAG audit of their companies.

The newly elected Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal gave many reasons, why to conduct a CAG audit but not a single reason why it should not be carried out. He also rejected the view on the matter of the audit that it is subjudice and decision cannot be taken. He also announced that the state government will approach IIT Delhi and Delhi College of Engineering for suggestions to improve the quality of meters.

 

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