New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered the power distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited to pay Rs 45 crore due on the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). The companies have been asked to pay the amount before November 30 as outstanding dues for drawing electricity.

Hearing on the petition filed by DVC accusing power distribution companies (Discoms) for not paying Rs 141 crores arrear, the three member bench headed by Jutsice DK Jain ordered  BSES Yamuna and BSES Rajdhani to pay back Rs 25 crore and Rs 20 crore respectively as ad hoc payment on routine basis.

The Apex Court in its judgement gave freedom to the power distribution companies to deal and resolve the matter with the DVC.

Earlier BSES counsel Mukul Roy cited financial deficit for its inability to pay the dues. He said the electricity prices in the capital have escalated as of which company has to absorb the loss. Turning down the arguments, the bench said that they will not get to the bottom of the dispute between DVC and power companies. They just want to know when and how companies will pay arrear.

JPN/Bureau