STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 3 September
To protest the alleged inflated bills for power supply to chambers in the court complex, the Delhi Bar Association will observe a strike tomorrow at Tis Hazari court complex.
The Delhi Bar Association has called for a day-long strike at Tis Hazari courts, demanding roll back of the electricity bills and reverting the nature of bills from non-domestic to domestic.
"The strike is against the high-handedness of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDA) and the indifferent attitude of the government of NCT of Delhi… The Executive Committee of Delhi Bar Association strongly condemns the illegal attitude and style of working of TPDDL. This private electricity company has unilaterally and without any notice to lawyers (consumers) had changed the tariff of electricity bills of lawyers’ chambers at Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi from domestic to non-domestic," said the statement issued by DBA.
The statement claimed that about 20,000 advocates of Tiz Hazari would participate in it.
"Under the garb of the orders of DERC, the company has started raising bills on non-domestic tariff which is totally illegal and unwarranted and amount to forgery and cheating for which it is liable to be prosecuted," said the statement.
It added that the lawyers’ body has made several representations to the electricity company and the Delhi government but in vain and that the agitation would be intensified if their demands are not met within 10 days.