The Delhi high court on Monday gave the go-ahead to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to fix the power tariff for 2010-11, lifting curbs imposed on the process by the state government.
Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna held the Delhi government and private electricity distribution companies responsible for delay in the fixing of the fresh tariff by the DERC.
The commission had earlier approved the tariff but before its pronouncement the Delhi government directed it not to release the final order.
In February, the court told the DERC not to pass a fresh tariff order without its permission. It said the government had no business to interfere with the functioning of the power regulator and it could not issue any “directive” to the commission.