Scrutiny of power bills raised by the above company show the demand of power consumption in DU from March 2012 to April 2017.
New Delhi: A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report pointed out that a loss of Rs 2.17 crore was incurred over a period of four years due to non-revision of sanctioned load or contract demand in Delhi University.
During a check of records of electricity bills, the CAG observed that the DU has presently installed non-domestic (HT) electric power metres at various locations to cater to the varsity’s electricity needs.
As per schedule of electricity tariff of North Delhi Power Ltd and TATA Power Delhi Distribution Ltd for all non-domestic categories, fixed charges will be levied on the sanctioned load or maximum demand ready, whichever is higher, according to KVA basis.
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) norms state that the average of three highest maximum demand readings recorded by the consumer during 12-month period would be adopted to revise the sanctioned load during the next 12-month period.
However, a review of monthly power bills paid by the DU to North Delhi Power Ltd and TATA Power Delhi Distribution Ltd from March 2012 to January 2017 revealed that the contracted demand of these power connections was much higher than the actual demand consumed by DU. Scrutiny of power bills raised by the above company show the demand of power consumption in DU from March 2012 to April 2017 ranged from 40 KVA to 1866 KVA.
Keeping in view the actual requirement of consumption or electricity, the University should have taken up the matter with the Mis North Delhi Power Ltd. and TATA Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with the request ,0 reduce fixed sanctioned load to the average of three highest maximum demand readings recorded during a year. Due to non revision of sanctioned load, the University has to bear avoidable expenditure of Rs.123.23 lakh (including 94.18 lakh of earlier years i.e. March 2012 to April 2014).