The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), set up in 1999 by the State government to regulate power tariff and protect the consu­mers’ interests, draws power without any agreement with Bescom.

It pays its monthly electricity bills, and at commercial rates, in the name of a owner whose identity and address are not clear. The reply it has provided to an RTI query, filed by City advocate Manjunath Rao, about ownership and RR number of the building where it is located is vague.