Sources in Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC)  said the tariff determination process was going on and it will announce the new rates, which may see a marginal hike, even if the government had strong reservations about it.
On June 12, the DERC had hiked tariff by upto six per cent as it restored a surcharge to compensate the private distribution companies for rise in power purchase cost. The AAP government strongly criticised the DERC for the hike and said it was exploring legal option against the decision.
"We are going ahead with the tariff determination process. It is an annual exercise. We are analysing the financial details of the discoms and take decision accordingly," said a top official in the DERC.
The Delhi government had asked the DERC not to hike tariff till the CAG submits its report on finances of the discoms.
Power tariff was a major issue for AAP during the Delhi polls. The Kejriwal government had in February announced a 50 per cent subsidy on monthly power consumption of up to 400 units till the government receives the CAG report on financial condition of the discoms.

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