Electricity legislation breaks the federal structure

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Electricity Law published by the electricity bill of the central government (that could Amendment) to amend the 2003, 2018, organized by the country’s Federal Administrative silppasalayil the order of the subversive power of the State Board of powers to the state governments have an opinion about this, the electricity sector parimitappetuttunnatumanenn ID. The workshop held at Residency Tower, He was inaugurated. Electricity Board CMD Shri NSPulla presided over the function. Planning Board Member C Jayaraman, former Chairman of State Electricity Regulatory Commission Mr. TM Manoharan and former Chairman of Regulatory Commission Mr. Parameswaran, Chief Electrical Inspector Shri. V. C. Anilkumar, EMC Dr Dharasan Unnithan, Director, Anter, Dr. Harikumar, Dr. V. Over 100 experts from power sector were also present at the workshop, including Sivadasan, Electricity Board Directors, various Consumer Organizers, Electricity Board employees and Officers.

A law amendment was introduced in parliament in 2014 to amend the Electricity Act 2003. The main requirement for this amendment was to distinguish content and division by dividing the power supply sector into supply and supply. The Amendment Bill was proposed in 2014 by a number of amendments including the appointment of regulatory commissions and the Tariff Policy. Protests erupted across the country in many cases. In this context, the Bill 2018 will be rolled out to revise amendments.

The revised amendment does not change as there is a separation of content and counts. However, the time has come for the States to create and approve the exchange plan to divide the power supply sector to determine the states. However, changes in the law have changed harm to ordinary power consumers to overcome the criticism that the separation of content and consumerism will enable the revenue power consumers to lure them to private sector and revenue deficit reduction will be limited to public sector consumption.

A change is suggested that high consumption rates for large consumers will be reduced by 20 percent at the beginning of the crucial subsidy system, and for three years to eliminate the normal consumers. When the cross subsidy is reduced to 20%, domestic electricity consumption in Kerala will increase over double the rate of electricity consumption. Create this Amendment is a serious social impact.

The Amendment also suggests that if any subsidy is allocated to the common man by the ordinary people, it should not reduce the prices and give it to the customer’s account directly. This also affects the normal consumers.

Amendments to the regulatory commission to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission have been amended, but the amendment is to determine the members and chairmen of the Regulatory Commission as a selection panel comprising five or six members appointed by the central government. Though the chief secretary of the state will be a member of the selection committee, the government will have to make a decision in this regard. The Amendment suggests that the tariff reform should be done in accordance with the Central Tribal Policy, which will replace the existing system of tariff reforms as per the central Tariff Policy guidelines.

The Electricity Rules were the norm in 2003 to prevent any restrictions on starting the power production enterprises. Experts from the workshop have welcomed the recommendations of the Central Electricity Authority for approval to generate electricity generation projects and to suggest a specific spinning reserve in power generation. The workshop has decided to approach the central government to make necessary corrections, indicating that the electricity sector in the amendments in general and the interests of the state in general.