Saturday, May 26, 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Milan

Honourable Mr.S K Verma, Consulate General of India,Milan & Gunjan Verma with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Milan

Ms.Tara Gandhi in Milan

Honourable Mr.S K Verma, Consulate General of India, Milan with Guido Podestà , President of Milan Province welcoming Ms Tara Gandhi, Grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi. She interacted with students of the Milan Province and sensitized them on Gandhian way of life.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The District level Bhagidari meeting

The District level Bhagidari meeting  in District east under the chairmanship of DC ( East), will be held on 29th of May, 2012 at 3 pm in the Bhagidari hall of Dist East Office complex, L M Bandh, Shastri nagar, Delhi - 110031. Please attend.

CM bats for privatisation of water services

Moving towards partial privatisation, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Wednesday concluded a two-day Jal Bhagidari workshop held to create awareness about the revamping of the water supply, transmission and distribution network under the Nangloi Water Treatment Plant.
The water utility has also come out with a booklet to sensitise all stakeholders on the functioning of the public-private partnership model, which will be implemented in four project areas on a pilot basis. The areas include Malviya Nagar, Vasant Vihar and Nangloi underground reservoirs and water treatment plant, and Mehrauli.
Making a case of her government hoping to provide better utility services at no extra cost, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who addressed the concluding session of the workshop, said: “DJB has taken steps to provide 24x7 water supply in the project areas. Public-private participation in the project is not total privatisation as the DJB will continue to be the owner of all assets and the responsibility for providing water services will remain with DJB. The payment to the private operator will be independent of consumer tariff. Tariffs in the pilot project will continue to be same as that in the rest of Delhi.”

with thanks : Indian Express : LINK for detailed news

Power demand in Delhi reaches 4823 MW,outages in several areas

NEW DELHI: The blazing heat today pushed the power demand in the city to season's highest of 4,823 mega watt, resulting in massive load-shedding at several areas due to demand-supply gap and local faults in the transmission network. 

"The maximum power demand was recorded at 4,823 MW against yesterday's 4,688 MW," a power department official said. 

The previous highest power demand was recorded on May 22 when it had touched 4,717 MW. The power demand in the city had reached an all-time high of 5,028 MW last summer and it is projected to reach 5,500 MW this year. 

With mercury soaring 43.1 degree Celsius, the highest of the season, the outages ranging from one to four hours made life miserable for people across the city. Areas in East and West Delhi were most affected by the outages.  

with thanks : economic Times : LINK for detailed news.

Delhi: Year’s hottest day at 43°C, worse to come

NEW DELHI: The heat is on, and it's only going to get worse. Delhi sweltered under a maximum temperature of 43.1 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the highest for the season. Oppressively hot winds forced people indoors, leaving shopping centres wearing a deserted look. Not surprisingly, power demand shot up, peaking at 4,823 MW, the highest so far this year. 

Worse, the Met office has forecast a further rise over the next few days. "On Friday, the maximum temperature is likely to be 45 degrees Celsius," said a senior Met official. The hot spell is expected to continue till next Tuesday. 

with thanks : TOI : LINK for detailed news.


Dear Sir,
The Priyadarshini Vihar RWA and several other RWAs have raised the issue of 'Empowerment of RWAs' several times in the past.  Nothing has happened so far.  A related issue is the faulty guidelines of the MCD for installation of gates for security purpose in the colonies.  These guidelines were laid down by the MCD in June 2007 (on the direction of the Hon'ble Delhi High Court), without consulting the RWAs or the housing societies which are directly affected by these guidelines, and should have been consulted in the first place.  
As victims of these faulty guidelines, we suggest following amendments and request the Joint Front to take up the matter with the Commissioner, EDMC on behalf of its members RWAs, who, I am sure will agree with us:
1.    Clause 3.d) -  There is a total ban on erecting gates on back lanes which do not open towards roads outside  the colony.  Most of the crimes including thefts and burglaries are perpetrated through these lanes only.         Hence, security gates would be allowed on back lanes also.
2.    Clause 3.m) -  RWAs have been given the responsibility of appointing watch and ward staff at their own cost.  In practice, such arrangements are made by residents of the individual lanes by collecting funds. RWAs have not been vested with any authority to force the residents to make contribution for watch and ward arrangements.  There are several families in our colony who do not pay.  So, this authority needs to be coupled with authority.  Timings of closing ad opening of gates should also be flexible in accordance with seasons and other factors.
3.    Clause 3. p), q) and r) -  Onerous mandatory responsibilities have been  put on RWAs which need to be  reconsidered.  They should dovetail with ground realities.
Above suggestions are only illustrative and not exhaustive.  As a matter of fact, it requires a lot of brain storming by RWAs and functionaries of EDMC to arrive at practicable guidelines meet both the security concerns of colonies and administrative concerns of EDMC. 
Other RWAs are welcome to make suggestions / comments.
Ram Gupta
General Secretary
Priyadarshini Vihar RWA

District level Bhagidari meeting notice

The District level Bhagidari meeting  in District east under the chairmanship of DC ( East), will be held on 29th of May, 2012 at 3 pm in the Bhagidari hall of Dist East Office complex, L M Bandh, Shastri nagar, Delhi - 110031. Please attend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Delhi Municipal Council areas may pay more for power

NEW DELHI: Tariff paid by Delhiites living in NMDC areas may see a sharp rise in the coming power tariff order of financial year 2011-12. According to assurances given by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) in last year's tariff order, the regulator has said they planned to bring NDMC tariff on a par with the rest of the city, thus ending the monopoly enjoyed by many VIPs. However, whether this actually happens or not will be seen only when the regulator announces revised tariff for the current financial year in another six to eight weeks.

According to sources, inspite of the 11% increase in NDMC tariff due to fuel surcharge applicable from May 14 for the next three months, the overall tariff of NMDC is still considerably lower than that of private discoms BSES Rajdhani, BSES Yamuna and Tata Delhi Power.

According to estimates, the tariff paid by consumers living in areas supplied power by the private discoms is still 17%-21% lower than that of NDMC consumers. "While NDMC has seen the largest fuel adjustment cost hike of 11% and the private discoms got a hike of 4%-7%, the overall impact does not differ much. While current rates under NDMC are from Rs 2 to Rs 4.35 per unit depending on the various slabs, each having an increase of 11% due to fuel surcharge to be levied till August 14," said a source.

with thanks : TOI : LINK for detailed news.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

India's Vanishing Girls : NDTV

New tariff order to mandate use of 2% green energy

NEW DELHI: Alongside the revised domestic tariff for financial year 2012-13, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) is all set to start the process for green energy. In the upcoming tariff order, the regulator is going to announce a 2% renewable energy obligation for Delhi discoms, a move which has already been delayed considerably and has many consumers worried about the costs involved.
It means that discoms will be obliged to procure a mandatory 2% power through renewable energy sources like sun, wind, geo-thermal, municipal waste, among others. Out of this 2%, procuring 0.1% solar power is mandated and the rest can be from various sources. Already, many states in the country like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan are harnessing a considerably quantum of renewable energy.
Apart from views on domestic tariff, the regulator had also sought opinions and feedback from consumers on solar tariff as it is all set to become a reality. While some consumers expressed worry that the 2% RPO could become a costly proposition for them, the consensus in the hearing was in favour. "Stakeholders more or less realized that renewable energy has to be promoted and is part of the national policy. The cost is also coming down and solar energy, for example, is becoming competitive and has gone down from Rs 18 per unit to about Rs 8-9 per unit,'' an official said.
Discoms said that while they were all for renewable energy, procurement of 0.1% solar energycould be a problem depending on availability, and should be done in phases. They asked the regulator to urge the government to bring out a rooftop policy.

with thanks : times of India : LINK for detailed news.

Power tariff hiked 11% in New Delhi Municipal Council areas

NEW DELHI: VVIPs in Delhi will now have to dish out more for power. Two weeks after announcing new fuel price adjustment (FPA) surcharge for private distribution companies, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced 11% FPA for New Delhi Municipal Council (NMDC) to be applicable from May 14 to August 14, 2012. With this, power tariff in NDMC areas may have seen a significant increase but overall power tariff will still be lower than those paid by consumers in other parts of the city under private discoms.

The new tariff will be applicable in residential areas like Lutyen's Bunglow Zone, Sarojini Nagar, Malcha Marg, Lodi Road, Chanakyapuri, Khan Market, Kaka Nagar, Sujan Singh Park, Sunder Nagar, Golf Links, Jor Bagh, among other places, which come under NDMC and will be charged on energy consumed from May 14 to August 14. The commission received submissions from NDMC on May 3 for new FPA after the previous surcharge expired on April 30. "Government-run NDMC along with all three private discoms had been allowed a 5% FPA from February to April. This time based on their submissions, each discom has been allowed a different FPA based on their expenses and power purchase accounts from January to March, 2012. On the basis of the information submitted by NDMC and considering first power purchase bills and billed amounts reflecting in the auditor's certificate, the regulator approved FPA charges of 11%,'' said regulator chairperson P D Sudhakar.

with thanks : Times Of India : LINK for detailed news.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Traffic Jam problem in Krishna nagar

DELHI TRAFFIC POLICE : Please do something for Traffic Jam problem in Krishna nagar, F block, Mandir marg on Road number 57. Many a times, we had requested a Red light at Happy School crossing, but so far no success, as the officials get transfered at very short gaps. This is a 2 years old video & the situation now is more grim.

East Delhi RWAs Joint Front
( A federation of RWAs )

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Power demand surges in Delhi, discoms brace for peak summer

NEW DELHI: Power demand in the city is slowly rising. While there is some time before last year's peak demand of 5,028 MW is surpassed, discoms say the power consumption has considerably peaked in the last several days and is already more than the same period last year. 

Officials say that if the trend continues, then in all likelihood the power demand will reach its peak much sooner than expected. 

In BSES Yamuna Power Limited's (BYPL) area of east and central Delhi, the power demand in May itself has surpassed all previous records, officials said. On May 10, the power demand in BYPL's area touched an all-time high of 1237 MW, its highest ever, surpassing its earlier record of 1195 MW. The peak demand on May 11 was 4633 MW - 5% more than the corresponding figure of 4423 MW last year. 

Ramesh Narayanan, CEO, BYPL said, "The tremendous growth being witnessed in east Delhi is the reason behind this incessant growth of power demand in the area. Consumers should remember that it takes almost 1kg of coal to produce just 1 unit of power. The peak power demand in BYPL area, which reached 1195MW during the summer of 2011, is expected to be around the 1350 MW in the coming summer months. To avoid power shortage this summer, BYPL has made arrangements for around 1450 MW of power. Though primarily this power is through long-term arrangements, a part of it (about 150-200 MW) is also through power-banking arrangement with other states.''

with thanks : Times of India : LINK

Friday, May 11, 2012

EDRWAsJF met MCD East Mayor Dr Annapurna Mishra

Roads in a pathetic condition

Though most roads in east Delhi roads were widened recently, they are back to square one. The reason is the absence of footpaths or sidewalks, encroachment by makeshift vendors, extension of the existing shops and illegal roadside parking that is causing congestion. The exercise of providing smooth roads, wide pavements and dedicated cycle tracks seems to have become futile.
The joint commissioner of police (traffic), Satyendra Garg took a serious note of the bad condition of roads in a recent meeting with traffic police officers and instructed them to ensure smooth traffic flow, remove roadside encroachers and prosecute violators of traffic rules for better management.

The instructions are yet to be taken seriously by the traffic cops, as the roads are still in a mess with encroachers and haphazard parking. There are no signs that the present encroachment of busy roads and the traffic situation will improve soon. The main link roads in east Delhi such as road no 102, Dallupura Road, Swami Dayanand Road, Vikas Marg, Yamuna Vihar Road and Narwana Road in IP Extension are also the most encroached.

Says BS Vohra, a resident of Krishna Nagar, “Roads are meant for the movement of vehicles. But here, the roads are used as a market, parking lot and shops. The Krishna Nagar and Geeta Colony roads, the main connecting roads to ITO and nearby colonies are one such example. During rush hours, it is difficult to drive on these roads.” Says Parveen Sharma of Naveen Shahdara, “If encroachers are allowed to continue, soon they will grab major road space and traffic movement will be restricted to a narrow strip.” “The traffic department has been removing roadside auto repair shops and illegal parking. We have impounded several vehicles for violation,” said Amrik Singh, assistant commissioner of police (traffic), east.

with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mystery shrouds death of RTI activist : The Hindu

Ravinder Balwani
Sustained fatal injuries after being hit by a car in Vasant Kunj
A power sector whistleblower and RTI activist of Delhi died three days after sustaining fatal injuries under mysterious circumstances at Vasant Kunj in South West Delhi on April 23. While his family sees foul play in the incident, the police are yet to take cognizance of the fact that the deceased, Ravinder Balwani, who had retired as manager of Delhi Transco Limited in 2010, had in the past also lodged a complaint with the Indraprastha Estate police station claiming that he feared a threat to his life from officials he had complained against.
Balwani's daughter Sonia, who is a physiotherapist, said her father had been fighting corruption in the power sector in Delhi for the past many years. “On April 23 too he had a hearing in the Delhi High Court in the matter against a former Delhi Transco Limited official. Thereafter he had gone and made some purchases of law books and in the evening while he was also carrying a number of case files with him, the incident took place. Some of the files pertaining to the cases subsequently went missing.”
Ms. Sonia Balwani said at 8-15 p.m. there was a call from the police on the landline at their 9668, Block C-9, Vasant Kunj residence stating that Mr. Balwani, had sustained serious injuries and calling over the family to the spot. “At the time my brother Varun and mother were at home and they rushed to the site of the accident opposite B-10 Market in Vasant Kunj. On reaching there, they were told that he had been taken by a Police Control Room van to AIIMS Trauma Centre, where he died three days later on April 26.”
Ms. Balwani said, “while there were a number of people at the spot who told us that my father had been hit by a car while he was engaging an auto-rickshaw to go home and that the car driver had also switched off his vehicle lights soon after the hit, the Delhi Police claimed that they could not find any witness. This is strange because a taxi stand, a paan shop and a bus stand are also very close to the spot.”
Ms. Balwani said what made the family suspicious about the whole incident was that their father was an RTI activist who had been regularly raising issues of corruption in the power sector and rights of consumers.
“He had filed three complaints in the office of the Lokayukta. One was against a DTL official and pertained to alleged ‘misuse of official position for personal benefit' and was now pending in the Delhi High Court.”
The other was against two former Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission members and was regarding revision of electricity tariff by DERC. The order of the Lokayukta was reserved in this matter. The third case pertained to installation of power plants without adequate allocation of gas to them. This had been dismissed as withdrawn.
Ms Balwani said: “We strongly believe that this could be a normal hit-and-run case but only the way the whole accident was professionally conducted by the driver we fail to resist thinking it could be a foul play.”
She said the Delhi Police was, however, not taking the incident with the seriousness it deserves and the Investigating Officer ASI Rai Singh had not responded to the calls of the family. “We went to Vasant Kunj police station too and narrated my father's involvement in the power sector cases to one Mr. Thakur but our statements have not been recorded.”
“My brother also wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner, B.K. Gupta, on April 30 about the police response in the matter,” she said. In the letter, Mr. Varun Balwani had stated that the PCR van had as per his information reached the spot within 15 minutes of the occurrence of the incident, which happened around 7-55 p.m.
“We appreciate quick assistance by the police but no first aid was given to my father till 8-30 p.m.,” he lamented, adding that instead of being taken to the nearest hospital, namely Indian Spinal Centre or Indraprastha Apollo located within 400 metres of the site, the elderly victim was taken to a distant hospital.
Stating that she had not yet received any complaint alleging foul-play in the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi) Chhaya Sharma said: “Investigations so far have revealed that the person died in an accident. In case, the family lodges a complaint alleging foul-play, we will certainly conduct an enquiry.”
with thanks : The Hindu : LINK

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

पूर्वी नगर निगम महापौर का स्वागत

पूर्वी नगर निगम महापौर का स्वागत
पूर्वी दिल्ली (एसएनबी)। ईस्ट दिल्ली आरडब्ल्यूए फेडरेशन के अध्यक्ष वीएस वोहरा ने सोमवार को पूर्वी दिल्ली की महापौर अन्नपूर्णा मिश्रा के साथ निगम मुख्यालय में मिलकर उनका स्वागत किया। इस मौके पर विभिन्न आरडब्ल्यूए के पदाधिकारी मौजूद थे। ईस्ट दिल्ली आरडब्ल्यूए फेडरेशन के अध्यक्ष वीएस वोहरा ने महापौर के साथ पटपड़गंज स्थित पूर्वी निगम मुख्यालय पहुंचकर फेडरेशन के पदाधिकारियों के साथ स्वागत किया। उन्होंने महापौर से आग्रह किया कि उन्हें एक सप्ताह के भीतर कोई समय दिया जाए ताकि सभी आरडब्ल्यूए के लोग अपनी क्षेत्रीय समस्याओं से उन्हें अवगत करा सकें जिससे उनकी समस्याओं का जल्द से जल्द निवारण हो सके। महापौर ने आासन दिया कि जल्द ही उन्हें समय दिया जाएगा।

with thanks : Rashtriya Sahara Dated 8.5.2012

"East Delhi RWAs Joint Front" meets MCD East Mayor Dr Annapurna Mishra

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dr Annapurna Mishra - First Mayor of MCD East

Annapurna Mishra

Dr. Annapurna Mishra is the First Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation. She is the sitting municipal Councillor from Sonia Vihar ward no. 272. One of the highest educated Councillor, she holds a Ph.D. degree. She is committed towards overall holistic, sustainable development of her ward through sustained, transparent, accountable honest hard work. 

We the members of " East Delhi RWAs Joint Front", wish her the best for her tenure as a Mayor, with a lot of expectations for the entire MCD East.

BYPL raises Fuel Surcharge by 7% on Power Tariff : Delhi AajTak

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Protests, Objections, Gandhigiri - nothing works in front of DERC

This has again been proved that Protests, Objections, Gandhigiri - nothing works in front of DERC. In its order dated 1st May, 2012, DERC has again hiked the power tariff on the name of FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENT SURCHARGE. 

The order says that on the basis of the information submitted by the Discoms and considering the first power purchase bills ( excluding arrears ) and billed amount reflected in the auditor's certificate, the commission approves the following fuel price adjustment ( FPA ) charges for the quarter ending March, 2012 on the provisional basis :-
BYPL                 7.0% 
BRPL                 6.0% 
TPDDL ( NDPL ) 4.0%.

There is not even any mention of Public hearings or Protest by RWAs. Is there any sense in going to DERC for public hearings, protests or for Gandhigiri. The so called Public hearings are just an EYE WASH. We may cry, shout, protest or show Gandhigiri, but all these will not deter DERC from raising the Tariff again n again. Another steep hike in the Tariff is expected in the month of JULY.

यमुनापार में लाइन पर आएगा ट्रैफिक

नई दिल्ली।। ईस्ट और नॉर्थ ईस्ट दिल्ली में रहने वाले या हर दिन यहां से गुजरने वाले लोगों के लिए एक अच्छी खबर है। अगर इलाके में तैनात ट्रैफिक पुलिसकर्मियों ने अपने सीनियर अफसरों के आदेश का ठीक तरह से पालन किया, तो अगले हफ्ते से पूरे यमुनापार की ट्रैफिक व्यवस्था में बड़ा बदलाव देखने को मिल सकता है। इसके तहत लोगों को फुटपाथ और सर्विस लेन में होने वाले अतिक्रमण से लेकर अवैध रूटों पर चल रही ग्रामीण सेवाओं तक से मुक्ति मिल सकती है। 

दरअसल, ट्रैफिक पुलिस के जॉइंट कमिश्नर सत्येंद्र गर्ग को लंबे समय से शिकायतें मिल रही थीं कि ईस्ट और नॉर्थ ईस्ट दिल्ली में ट्रैफिक नियमों की जमकर धज्जियां उड़ाई जा रही हैं और स्थानीय ट्रैफिक पुलिसकर्मी कुछ नहीं कर रहे। गर्ग को बताया गया था कि यहां धड़ल्ले से ग्रामीण सेवा उन रूटों पर चल रही हैं, जिनका उनके पास परमिट ही नहीं है। ग्रामीण सेवा के ड्राइवर चौराहों पर बेतरतीब ढंग से गाड़ी खड़ी करते हैं और सवारी उठाने के चक्कर में बस स्टॉप से गाड़ी इस तरह सटाकर रोकते हैं कि पीछे से आ रही बस को बीच सड़क पर रुकना पड़ता है। इसके कारण जाम तो लगता ही है, बस में चढ़-उतर रहे लोगों को भी काफी दिक्कत होती है। कई शोरूम ओनर्स सर्विस लेन और फुटपाथ पर अपना सामान सजा देते हैं। पुरानी गाडि़यों के कई डीलर सड़क किनारे ही गाडि़यांे की डेंटिंग पेंटिंग करते हैं, जिससे तीन लेन की सड़क दो लेन की रह जाती है।

इन्हीं शिकायतों के मद्देनजर गर्ग ने पिछले हफ्ते ईस्ट और नॉर्थ ईस्ट दिल्ली के कई इलाकों में सरप्राइज विजिट की और देखा कि उन्हें जितनी भी शिकायतें मिली थीं, उनमें से ज्यादातर सही थीं। गर्ग ने लक्ष्मी नगर, शकरपुर, प्रीत विहार, कड़कड़डूमा, शाहदरा, जगतपुरी, अर्जुन नगर, विश्वास नगर, कृष्णा नगर, वेलकम, मधु विहार, विनोद नगर, आईपी एक्सटंेशन, पांडव नगर, मदर डेरी, झील समेत यमुनापार के कई इलाकों का दौरा किया और वहां की समस्याओं को बारीकी से देखा। सोमवार को उन्होंने यमुनापार में तैनात सभी टीआई और एसीपी को तलब किया और उनकी जमकर क्लास ली। गर्ग ने उन्हें बताया कि उनकी नाक के नीचे किस तरह खुलेआम ट्रैफिक नियमों की धज्जियां उड़ाई जा रही हैं। 

गर्ग ने तमाम अधिकारियों को पॉइंट फॉर्म्युला देकर अगले सोमवार तक उसे पूरी तरह लागू करने का आदेशदिया। उन्होंने साफ किया कि अगर हफ्ते भर में हालात नहीं सुधरे तो लाइन हाजिर या सस्पेंड होने के लिएतैयार रहें। गर्ग ने अधिकारियों को निर्देश दिया है कि अवैध रूटों पर चल रही ग्रामीण सेवाओं को जब्त करें औरयह सुनिश्चित करें कि कोई भी ग्रामीण सेवा बस स्टॉप पर बस का रास्ता रोक कर न खड़ी हो। दुकानदारों औरशोरूम वालों का सामान सर्विस लेन या फुटपाथ पर नजर नहीं आना चाहिए। फुटपाथ सर्विस लेन और कैरिजवे में या सड़क के किनारे होने वाली वाहनों की रिपेयरिंग पूरी तरह बंद होनी चाहिए और पुरानी कारों के डीलरोंके साथ गाडि़यों के जितने भी शोरूम हैं उनकी गाडि़यां सर्विस लेन फुटपाथ या कैरिज वे पर नजर नहीं आनीचाहिए। उन्होंने अवैध पार्किंग पर भी सख्ती से रोक लगाने का निर्देश दि या। 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Who will tell us the truth on the Power front ?

BSES - BYPL has made various claims on the losses being suffered by it. If you could check the Audited Balance sheets of the company, you will find that in the Year 2008 - 09, BSES Yamuna Power Ltd., had a Profit of Rs. 57.62 Crores. After adjusting the losses of Previous years to the tune of Rs. 116.12 Crores, There was a net carried forward loss of Rs. 58.50 Crores till 2008-09. In the Year 2009 - 10, BSES Yamuna Power Ltd., had a Profit of Rs. 76.85 crores. After adjusting the carried forward losses of Rs. 58.50 Crores, it still had a profit of Rs. 18.36 Crores

Even the trends showed that the Profits were up from 57.62 crores to 76.85 crores in 2009 - 10. While the fixed deposits were up from 19 crores to 21 crores and the Earnings per Equity Share rose to 6.63 from 4.97 earlier. The Administrative & other expenses included the BAD DEBTS of Rs. 86.64 crores while no bad debts were deducted in the Audited Balance sheet of earlier year. Moreover, all the cumulative losses have already been reduced to NIL.

Can DERC answer that inspite of BSES in Profits, why the Power Tariff was raised by 22% + 5% and WHY Delhi Govt. gave them a package of 500 Crores to bail out. And why again the process of Public hearing by DERC is under progress and the doubts being raised are that the power tariff will be up by 7% + 27% very soon. If DERc can't answer, than, who will tell us the truth on Power front ?

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front
( A Federation of RWAs )


The Public Hearings by DERC are now over and our " East Delhi RWAs Joint Front", wishes to offer FLOWERS TO DERC TO SOFTEN IT'S HEART so that it could favour the residents of DELHI & order the Lowest possible minimum hike in Power Tariff. The Flowers being offered are not in APPRECIATION or REWARD or GIFT but just to show / realise the sentiments of the public at large. 

BSES Audited Balance sheet showed a Profit after adjusting all the cumulative losses in 2009 - 10. Inspite of this DERC raised the Tariff by 22% last time & 5% later on. Even now, they have just finished the Public Hearings for another hike that is expected soon.

Our protest with DERC will continue till CAG audit is ordered. We will continue our efforts to reduce the Power Tariff. But the General Public is really in trouble due to price rise. If they could keep it at minimum, atleast the public can survive. 

We invite all the RWAs of Delhi to be a part of this page :