Friday, July 10, 2020
Home News Reports How did Arvind Kejriwal turnaround profit making Delhi Jal Board to Rs 800 crore...

How did Arvind Kejriwal turnaround profit making Delhi Jal Board to Rs 800 crore loss making one?

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

An RTI query has revealed that in three years of coming to power, Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has turned profit making Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to a Rs. 800 crore loss-making unit. As per reports, when Kejriwal came to power, he had theorised that the DJB should work under no-profit-no-loss basis. He believed that the aim of the board is not to make a profit but to benefit the people. But ever since he took charge of the DJB, it has turned into a loss-making unit.

In response to the RTI filed by RTI activist Sanjeev Jain, in the year 2016-17, the DJB posted the loss of Rs. 533 crore whereas the estimated loss for the year 2017-18 is pegged at Rs. 275 crore. This takes the loss of two years to over Rs. 800 crores. Interestingly, in the year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, the board showed no loss. The RTI says that the loss is due to the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The decision to provide free water may have been a politically wise decision, but financially it does not seem to have done well for the DJB. In a bid to counter the losses, the board had increased tariffs by 20% in December 2017. The increased bill reached the consumers from February onward. Even though the board has the mandate to increase 10% tariff every year, the rates were not increased in last 3 years, which could have added to the loss.

Delhi High Court has also raised questions over the free water provided by Delhi Government. Charge one paisa or 10 paise, but nothing should be given free of cost, the Delhi High Court had said to the Delhi Government.

Two years back, Arvind Kejriwal had said that the board had made a profit of Rs. 178 crore and credited his non-corruption stand on the same. He had credited himself for the profit and said that the money has stopped going to the ministers’ pockets and hence the profit. Interestingly, Kejriwal, who was had not held a single portfolio, took over water portfolio in September 2017 and became the chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

Delhi anti-Hindu riots: Sahil’s father Parvez died 3 times, in 3 different ways, in 3 separate locations. 16 Hindus named in the FIR

Sahil Parvez had stated that his father was shot in front of their house in his statement to the media. His complaint letter to the police several weeks later suddenly shifts the location, identifies 16 'attackers' by name and makes a lot of contradictory claims, read details.

The Wire issues half-hearted correction after being called out by NCPCR for their blatantly fake news about ‘eight-fold increase in complaints post lockdown

The Wire retracted it after the author of the article said that she had no evidence to support her stunning claim.

The Wire accused Yogi Adityanath of being ‘casteist’ for not killing Vikas Dubey hours before the encounter of the gangster

Notorious gangster, Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh was killed in an encounter in the wee hours of the morning on Friday

Vikas Dubey killed in an encounter after he attempts to flee from police custody: Here is what happened

The encounter broke out between Vikas Dubey and the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) after the gangster tried to flee upon reaching Kanpur.

Delhi Riots Chargesheets: Before murdering Ratan Lal, the Islamist mob had held 2 other police constables hostage

The chargesheet filed by Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police in the murder of Ratan Lal and deadly attacks by rioters on IPS Amit Sharma and IPS Anuj Kumar mentions at least 17 accused.

The curious case of ‘Drone Boy’ who has made 600 drones using broken mixer grinders and televisions. A fact-check

While 'drone boy' Prathap NM has claimed to have made 600 drones using e-waste, not a single photo or video of them exist

Recently Popular

Netizens ask Netflix to cancel comedian Kenny Sebastian’s special show after he hurls obscene abuses

Social media users are demanding that Netflix reconsiders special show of Indian comic Kenny Sebastian after he was allegedly found hurling obscene abuses to people on his Instagram page.

The curious case of ‘Drone Boy’ who has made 600 drones using broken mixer grinders and televisions. A fact-check

While 'drone boy' Prathap NM has claimed to have made 600 drones using e-waste, not a single photo or video of them exist

Jyoti Basu is the mass murderer India forgot

Please don’t feel bad about speaking ill of the Late Jyoti Basu. If there is another world, be certain that there are (at least) 28,000 voices from the other side backing you up.

Only Muslims go to heaven, Ravish Kumar-like non-Muslims can only hope for a mild level of hell: Dr Zakir Naik explains

Naik said that virtues like honesty and charity cannot ensure qualifying marks for heaven or Jannah. Only Muslims can go to heaven and non-Muslims will go to hell by default, he says.

After obscene comments, clip of comedian Kenneth Sebastian calling Sanskrit ‘most useless language ever’ goes viral. Watch video

In the video titled "Journey to the centre of my brain", Sebastian is seen thanking God because 'all the people who spoke Sanskrit are dead'.

From Vikas Dubey has reached Nepal to he may be encountered ‘because he knows dirty secrets’: Read how conspiracy theorists spun yarns

As Vikas Dubey was on the run, the journalists kept themselves busy conjuring up various conspiracy theories.

Delhi anti-Hindu riots: Sahil’s father Parvez died 3 times, in 3 different ways, in 3 separate locations. 16 Hindus named in the FIR

Sahil Parvez had stated that his father was shot in front of their house in his statement to the media. His complaint letter to the police several weeks later suddenly shifts the location, identifies 16 'attackers' by name and makes a lot of contradictory claims, read details.

“I am proud of UP police”, says the father of a martyred UP police officer after Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter

Urmila Verma, the wife of deceased constable Sultan Singh, said that the death of Vikas Dubey had brought relief to her soul.

The Wire issues half-hearted correction after being called out by NCPCR for their blatantly fake news about ‘eight-fold increase in complaints post lockdown

The Wire retracted it after the author of the article said that she had no evidence to support her stunning claim.

1 lakh km of road built with plastic waste, Modi govt saves Rs 30,000 per km: Read about the revolution in road construction

In 2016, Union minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the usage of plastic waste in road construction

Hours before Vikas Dubey was killed in encounter, a petition was filed in Supreme Court seeking protection for the gangster

Before Vikas Dubey’s encounter, one Mumbai-based petitioner had filed petition in SC to prevent UP police from encountering him

Police recover seven crude bombs from properties connected to Vikash Dubey, some from house taken care of by the gangster’s driver

Vikas Dubey, who was arrested yesterday from Ujjain, was killed in an encounter in Kanpur on early morning on Friday

Police personnel injured in Vikas Dubey encounter did suffer bullet injuries: Here is what the doctor said

The doctor who treated policemen injured during the Vikas Dubey encounter confirm that they were hit by bullets

Congress leader Udit Raj’s organisation makes derogatory comments against Brahmins, compares the community to ‘pigs’

Dalit organsation All India Parisangh run by Congress leader Udit Raj insults Brahmins by comparing with pigs

Nepal: Lawmaker removed from House of Representatives for pro-India stand, had blamed China for the new map

Sarita Giri of the Samajwadi Party Nepal has been removed from her position of a member of the House of Representatives.

Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi Court sets 60 Tablighi Jamaat members from Malaysia free for a ₹7000 fine

60 Malaysian nationals who had attended Nizamuddin Markaz violating visa norms freed by Delhi court on fine of Rs 7000 each

Connect with us

235,314FansLike
402,568FollowersFollow
272,000SubscribersSubscribe