Arup Roy who is holding the dual charge of Chairman DVC has not used his expertise or resources of NTPC to help the DVC thermal projects in trouble. While DVC Raghunathpur project is stalled and 4 years behind schedule, the priority of Arup Roy is to grab Katwa project for NTPC.
AIPEF in its letter has said that it is not fair on the part of DVC's Chairman to favor one stakeholder West Bengal, while putting Jharkhand to disadvantage and while ignoring the Government of India which is third stakeholder.
AIPEF has urged the Government that, since the selection process of new the DVC Chairman had been completed, Indian government must appoint the new DVC Chairman whose selection process has been completed, so that any further damage to DVC can be avoided.
Notably in a board meeting held in Kolkata on April 21, DVC top brass had discussed the proposal to hand over high tension transmission and distribution systems in Bengal along with its existing consumers to West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, as reported by The Tribune.
It may be mentioned that the DVC was formed by an act passed by the Parliament in 1948. Its ownership is shared proportionately by the Centre, Jharkhand and West Bengal.