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Bill allowing change of power connections like telecom in queue in Parliament

  • According to the Lok Sabha bulletin issued on July 12, the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, is one of the new 17 bills to be introduced during the ongoing Monsoon session.
The proposed amendments in the electricity Act include the de-licensing of the power distribution business, among others.
The proposed amendments in the electricity Act include the de-licensing of the power distribution business, among others.
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Power ministry notifies rules for consumer rights

The statement said implementation of the rules shall ensure that new electricity connections, refunds, and other services are given in a time-bound manner
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Published on Dec 23, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

Electricity dept gets nodal officer to oversee privatisation

The Union power ministry has asked the UT administration to privatise power distribution in the city, and has also sought a report on its progress
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued directions to the UT administration to restructure the department, which is mandatory as per the Electricity Act, 2003.(HT Photo)
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued directions to the UT administration to restructure the department, which is mandatory as per the Electricity Act, 2003.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Delhi’s revised power tariffs likely to be announced by month-end

The power regulator, which is an independent and quasi-judicial body, will also not hold a press conference to announce the revised tariffs, officials said.
Various RWAs criticised the DERC for completely doing away with the practice of conducting a public hearing, with some even saying that they would file a petition in the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity against the move.
Various RWAs criticised the DERC for completely doing away with the practice of conducting a public hearing, with some even saying that they would file a petition in the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity against the move.
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

Opposition likely to unite in House against draft electricity bill

On April 17, the Centre issued a draft proposal for the amendment of Electricity Act, 2003, in the form of draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 , inviting comments from stakeholders within 21 days. The deadline was later extended till June 2.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi speaking in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in July 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi speaking in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in July 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Bains booked for restoring power connections in Jalandhar

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Published on Mar 15, 2020 09:33 PM IST
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Two held for tampering power meter in Jalandhar

Deputy chief engineer of PSPCL enforcement wing, Rajat Sharma, said that the gang used to allure people by offering them to slow down the meter and charged between 5,000 and 7,000
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Published on Nov 01, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Jalandhar

Ardee infra directed to refund additional charges in electricity bills

The order comes two years after residents moved a petition in the HERC in August 2017, stating the builder charged them 12% of the total electricity bill per month under categories like ‘administrative’, or others, in violation of HERC provisions.
Residents had, in April 2016, taken the matter up with the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), which also said the additional collections of 12% were against HERC provisions.(HT Photo)
Residents had, in April 2016, taken the matter up with the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), which also said the additional collections of 12% were against HERC provisions.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2019 04:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByDhananjay Jha

Arvind Kejriwal writes to non-BJP CMs, seeks support against Electricity Bill amendments

According to Arvind Kejriwal,the electricity amendment bill would put an end to cross-subsidy, which, at present, helps keep electricity tariffs lower for small, medium and agricultural consumers by imposing higher rates on industrial and commercial consumers.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a meeting with East Delhi RWA, at Dhobhi Ghat, Pandav Nagar, Opposite Akshardham Mandir, in New Delhi on October 6.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a meeting with East Delhi RWA, at Dhobhi Ghat, Pandav Nagar, Opposite Akshardham Mandir, in New Delhi on October 6.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 07:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGulam Jeelani

Arvind Kejriwal slams Centre for proposed amendments to Electricity Act

In Delhi, power tariffs for consumers who use up to 400 units, comprising 85% of all connections in the city, will have to face a hike of over five times, Arvind Kejriwal said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at his residence on the Modi government’s proposed amendment to the Electricity Act 2003 in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, September 29, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at his residence on the Modi government’s proposed amendment to the Electricity Act 2003 in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, September 29, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UP: Discoms to pay up to 30% of consumer’s previous bill in case of performance glitches

The UP Power Corporation Ltd owned discoms or other power utilities in the state may soon be liable to paying a fine to consumers if they (the companies) fail to meet the specified standards of performance (SoPs) while delivering various services.
The monetary penalty may range between 2% to 30% of the aggrieved consumers’ bill amount of the previous month, according proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.(Representative image)
The monetary penalty may range between 2% to 30% of the aggrieved consumers’ bill amount of the previous month, according proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003.(Representative image)
Published on Sep 17, 2018 12:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByBrajendra K Parashar, Lucknow

Reform in electricity sector is all about getting the politics right

Electricity is invariably political in India. Far from de­politicising the sector, reform will require deeper, but careful engagement with politics.
The electricity sector risks acting as a drag on the economy as its poor finances reverberate through the banking sector in the form of non-performing assets.(HT File Photo)
The electricity sector risks acting as a drag on the economy as its poor finances reverberate through the banking sector in the form of non-performing assets.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 07:51 AM IST
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ByNavroz K Dubash, Sunila Kale and Ranjit Bharvirkar

Reliance Energy to cut off supply to Mumbai slum over Rs63 crore dues

Siddharth Colony is a major slum in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai and a significant number of residents come from socially backward communities.
Reliance Energy would use section 56 (1) of Electricity Act, 2003, to cut off the supply to the residents.(HT File)
Reliance Energy would use section 56 (1) of Electricity Act, 2003, to cut off the supply to the residents.(HT File)
Published on Jun 19, 2018 12:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaresh Kamath

SP state chief charged with indulging in power theft

The SP state unit chief Gauri Singh Yadav has denied that there was any power theft at his residence and said he will move the court against the power distribution company officials for defaming him as a part of a political conspiracy
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Published on Apr 16, 2018 10:25 PM IST
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Anupam Pateriya, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai man gets 2-year RI each in three cases of power theft

Additional Sessions Judge imposed a fine of Rs15.3 lakh, stipulating that Rs10.18 lakh of the amount be paid to the Maharashtra State Electricity Board.
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(HT File/Representational Image)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 10:06 AM IST
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