The DERC in its tariff order for 2021-22 kept the electricity rates per unit and the fixed charges same as last year for different categories of consumers including domestic ones.
Power regulator DERC on Thursday announced new tariff for Delhi but did not raise the rates, saying it did not see any "good reasons" to do so. However, the power bill for consumers may increase marginally from October 1 as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has increased the pension surcharge from 5 percent to 7 percent.
"After considering all the relevant factors, the Commission has come to the conclusion that there are no good reasons to make any increase in the existing tariff structure," the DERC said in a statement. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet there was no revision in Delhi consumers' bill for the 7th year in a row.
"Congratulations Delhi. No revision in electricity bills for 7th year in a row. On the one hand the electricity rates are skyrocketing, Delhiites in the other hand are not only getting 24-hour electricity but also free of cost upto 200 units," he tweeted in Hindi.