Last year, when the new tariff was announced, the commission had declared that the three discoms had a collective gap of Rs 6,000 crore, out of which Rs 1,200 crore was recovered through a 22% hike in tariff. The regulator had stated that the remaining Rs 4,800 crore would have to be recovered by discoms in the next three years.
"The hikes sought by the discoms for next year are not inclusive of this gap. Their tariff petitions will be studied and accordingly a tariff revision will be announced in due time," said a senior DERC official.
Source- Times of India