Discoms not cooperating despite Delhi High Court order: CAG


The discoms sought an adjournment on the grounds that the matter pertaining to CAG audit of telecom firms is coming before the Supreme Court tomorrow.The discoms sought an adjournment on the grounds that the matter pertaining to CAG audit of telecom firms is coming before the Supreme Court tomorrow. 

 

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India have told the Delhi High Court that distribution companies of the Anil Ambani and Tata groups are not cooperating with constitutional authority in the audit of their accounts. Tata PowerBSE 2.37 % Delhi Distribution disagreed and said it was fully cooperating with the audit while a spokesman for Reliance Infrastructure, which has two discoms supplying electricity in Delhi, declined comment saying the matter was sub judice.

The discoms had approached the Delhi High Court questioning the decision of Kejriwal, then the chief minister of Delhi, to ask for a CAG audit of their accounts.
The court heard the arguments on Monday and posted the matter for March 24 for further hearing without giving relief to the discoms.

CAG’s counsel told a division bench comprising acting chief justice BD Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul that Tata Power Delhi Distribution and BSES Yamuna and BSES Rajdhani are not providing necessary documents to carry out their audit. Kejriwal’s party had publicly accused the discoms of inflating costs to obtain regulatory orders for higher tariffs. After forming the government in Delhi, Kejriwal quickly referred the matter to the CAG.

SOURCE: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/
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