Supreme Court says consumers must not suffer, asks NTPC to not cut power supply, pulls up BSES over Rs 50 cr due

While the SC asked NTPC to not cut power supply, it ordered BSES to clear Rs 50 crore due in two weeks.

New Delhi | Updated: February 7, 2014 2:30 pm
Observing that the consumers should not suffer, the Supreme Court asked NTPC not to cut power supply. Observing that the consumers should not suffer, the Supreme Court asked NTPC not to cut power supply.

A day after Reliance Group Company BSES moved Supreme Court against NTPC’s threat to cut power supply in the national capital over non-payment of dues, the apex court directed it to deposit Rs 50 crore within two weeks.

Observing that the consumers should not suffer, the Supreme Court further asked NTPC not to cut power supply.

This came after state-run NTPC had on Tuesday said it might be forced to suspend electricity supply to the two Delhi discoms – BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna – if they failed to clear their outstanding bills in time.

After issuing notices to BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna on Saturday last, NTPC had said that it was in trouble and unless its dues were cleared the company might have to stop power supply to these discoms.

“We are in a difficult situation. If we are not paid in time, we will have to regulate nearly 2,000 MW of power, we have (other) buyers for it,” Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, Arup Roy Choudhury had said.

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    Sagarika Tanwar
    Feb 7, 2014 at 9:52 am
    SC intervenes, directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi. It may save Delhi for time being from dark age, but Arvind Kejriwal must understand, the NTPC is a Navaratna Company, PSU. Main shareholder is Government & many retail investors like Aam Aadmis, who are also holding equity shares directly or indirectly (Mutual Funds).
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      Sagarika Tanwar
      Feb 7, 2014 at 9:52 am
      SC intervenes, directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi. It may save Delhi for time being from dark age, but Arvind Kejriwal must understand, the NTPC is a Navaratna Company, PSU. Main shareholder is Government & many retail investors like Aam Aadmis, who are also holding equity shares directly or indirectly (Mutual Funds).
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        Sahitya Srijan
        Feb 7, 2014 at 9:56 am
        SC order may save Delhi from dark age, but CM Arvind Kejriwal must understand compulsen of a company. The NTPC is a Navaratna Company, PSU. Main shareholder is Government & many retail investors like Aam Aadmis, who are also holding equity shares directly or indirectly (Mutual Funds).
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          Sahitya Srijan
          Feb 7, 2014 at 9:56 am
          SC order may save Delhi from dark age, but CM Arvind Kejriwal must understand compulsen of a company. The NTPC is a Navaratna Company, PSU. Main shareholder is Government & many retail investors like Aam Aadmis, who are also holding equity shares directly or indirectly (Mutual Funds).
          Reply