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Haryana proposes merger of two Discoms
Haryana government has given in-principle approval to merge Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN).
According to an official document, power scenario has undergone a huge change since inception of the two company's way back in 1998 and a dynamic region has emerged around Delhi, which consumes 40% power of the State.

For maintaining the optimum level of service transmission, sub transmission and distribution, infra structure requires coordinated growth. For the even growth of power sector there needs to be uniformity in procurement, man power planning and monitoring of commercial interests. 

Moreover, difficulties arise in number of cases as two Discoms follow different policies sometimes and create administrative problems.

To improve the working of power sector it has been found that a single entity will be more efficient organization in tune with the present day requirements. The Haryana government has accorded its approval to the proposal of single entity in-principle.

A committee of chief engineers of both Discoms will work out the implication of merger of cadres of the two companies in one company. A reputed financial consultant will work out the various formalities to complete the merger in consultation with company secretaries of Discoms.

The reports of these committees will be discussed by the Additional Chief Secretary (Power) on August 8.

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