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National Consultation on The Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020

As the nation is going through a pandemic and subsequent shut down, the government is introducing one change after another which will have impact on the economy, people, livelihoods etc. After introducing the labor codes through ordinances, the electricity act is being amended.

The amendment bill reintroduces reforms which could not be passed in 2014 and 2018 due to opposition and resistance from various quarters. The amendments were proposed on 17th April and people given 21 days to respond to them.

The bill proposes the same failed PPT model of the World Bank which has been a failure and is proposing the privatization of DISCOMS in name of franchises in the distribution sector. The tariff will be determined by the Central Commission on a cost basis rather than a competitive basis which will increase the tariff rate and the increased rate will be recovered from consumers. The proposed bill will take away all the powers of the states, whatever is left with them.

We would like to invite all of you for a National consultation on 29th April from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm via zoom video conferencing. Please register yourselves here.

Key Speakers: Shailendra Dubey, AIPEF, K Shok Rao AIPEF, Soumya Dutta, Mausam, Leo Saldanha, ESG, Tejal Kanitar, NIAS, Vishnu Rao, CAG, Rajesh Kumar, CFA, Bhargavi Rao, CFA/ESG

Organisers: CAG, CFA, ESG, MAUSAM, Mahengi Bijli Abhiyan, NAPM

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