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KERC urged to reject CESC appeal

CESC accused of violating rules

MYSORE: Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP) has filed objections against the proposed upward revision in power tariff sought by Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC).

In a press release issued here on Thursday, C.V. Nagaraj of MGP said that CESC had filed an application before Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission seeking a hike in power tariff.

Mr. Nagaraj said there was a provision to file objections till September 14 and MGP had asked KERC to reject the CESC appeal because of violation of rules and regulations by the corporation.

The parishat said the financial statements were not audited balance sheets having all the schedules and comments or observation of the auditors as required by KERC (Tariff) Regulations 2000 Annexe II. It pointed out that as per Section 61(g) of the Electricity Act, 2003, and Section 27(2)(c) of the KERA, 1999, tariff should reflect the cost of supply of electricity. Though KERC had given CESC opportunities, the latter did not scientifically determine the cost of supplying power. “This should not be accepted,” the parishat said.