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Regulators' forum critical of Centre's overreach in Electricity Bill, 2022

Proposed amendments are diluting the basic premise of the Electricity Act, it says

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Shreya Jai New Delhi
Forum of Regulators (FOR), the collective apex body of all Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERCs), in its special meeting on the proposed Electricity (amendments) Bill, 2022, has criticised the Centre for diluting the premise of the legislature which it said would hinder the functioning of the power sector.

“Electricity lies in the concurrent list of the Constitution of India, making both the State and the Central Government responsible for the development of the sector. In view of this, the Electricity Act 2003 made a fine balance between the role and responsibilities of the State and the Central Governments. However, the proposed

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First Published: Oct 23 2022 | 10:22 PM IST

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