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The discom employees protesting against the privatisation have been assured that service conditions will not be inferior in any manner after private firms take over.(Representational Image)

Varanasi discom among ones to be privatised; UPPCL working out details for takeover

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd is believed to be working out assets and liabilities of the discom as on March 31 for its takeover by a private company probably by the year-end
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)

Electricity dept gets nodal officer to oversee privatisation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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
India has been proactive in assessing and dealing with the challenges caused by the pandemic. Saving lives has been our foremost priority(ANI)
India has been proactive in assessing and dealing with the challenges caused by the pandemic. Saving lives has been our foremost priority(ANI)

How India has responded to the global pandemic, writes Harsh Vardhan Shringla

By Harsh Vardhan Shringla
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Whether in diplomacy or economy, whether in society or policymaking, we have been learning new lessons
Former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit.(Kaushik Ramaswamy / HT Archive)
Former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit.(Kaushik Ramaswamy / HT Archive)

The Sheila Dikshit I Knew

New Delhi | By Shailaja Chandra
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 01:49 AM IST
Always attired in politically correct, pastel cotton saris in summer and discerningly selected Tassare saris in winter, she was always personable but devoid of makeup, jewellery, bindi or handbag.
The proposed Electricity Bill (Amendment) Act that sought to effect crucial changes in the country’s power sector also provided for the entry of private players in power distribution business to offer choices to consumers.(Representative image)
The proposed Electricity Bill (Amendment) Act that sought to effect crucial changes in the country’s power sector also provided for the entry of private players in power distribution business to offer choices to consumers.(Representative image)

Amid privatisation murmurs, PwC begins study of power distribution in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 04:58 PM IST
Amid renewed talks of possible privatisation of the power sector in Uttar Pradesh, Central government’s policy think tank Niti Aayog has started a primary study of power distribution system of the state through professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Thousands of residents of Kalwa, Mumbra and Diva marched from Kharegaon to Thane collector’s office demanding cancellation of power privatisation.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Thousands of residents of Kalwa, Mumbra and Diva marched from Kharegaon to Thane collector’s office demanding cancellation of power privatisation.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Kalwa, Mubra, Diva shut down to protest power supply privatisation

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2019 12:27 AM IST
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) had earlier proposed to privatise power distribution in these three areas from January 26 to reduce losses
Power grid Sector-72 sub-station, in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Power grid Sector-72 sub-station, in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Only Smart Grid can save Gurugram from power crisis

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 09:43 AM IST
Expected to be ready by 2022, the Smart Grid project will curb theft and technical faults to save 120-150 MW electricity in the city every day.
The study titled ‘Perceptions of Electricity Sector Reform in Uttar Pradesh’ examines tariff reforms as a solution to narrow down revenue gap.(Representative image)
The study titled ‘Perceptions of Electricity Sector Reform in Uttar Pradesh’ examines tariff reforms as a solution to narrow down revenue gap.(Representative image)

Privatisation of power distribution: Power consumers willing to pay more if provided quality service

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Power consumers are willing to take small hikes in tariff positively if they receive quality service and uninterrupted supply, according to a joint study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and Global Subsidies Initiative.
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