New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Justice Satyendra Singh Chauhan (retd), who was appointed as the DERC chairman last month, took over charge formally on Thursday with his swearing-in.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Chairman’s post had been lying vacant for over one and a half years.
Chauhan, who had served as a judge in the Allahabad High Court, was administered the oath by Power Minister Satyendar Jain, in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and senior officials of the Power Department.
After the ceremony, Jain said that “this is for the first time in DERC history that a judge has been appointed as its chairman.” Complimenting the DERC for its increasing efficiency, he hoped that the “current situation continues for the next five years too”.
Congratulating Chauhan, Kejriwal said that this is the best period for the power sector as Delhi, in the whole country, is enjoying minimal power cuts and cheap electricity.
“Right now, the power sector in Delhi is going through its best period. With fewer power cuts, Delhi people are getting cheap electricity in the country. Moreover, the financial position of companies in this sector is also enhancing every day,” he said.
He hoped that the “current situation of power sector remains the same in the future so that the government could come up with better services and policies”.