PowerMin may push Electricity Amendment Bill in Budget session
The power ministry is likely to push in the upcoming Budget session the Electricity Amendment Bill which seeks separation of carriage and content in power distribution. The Bill also seeks to provide multiple supply licences in the markets to enable electricity consumers choose their service providers among many. ´The Bill is ready with the ministry and can be sent for Cabinet approval soon. After the Cabinet nod, it can be introduced again in the Lok Sabha,´ a senior ministry official said. The official said,´´All issues related to the Bill have been resolved particularly those raised by the power sector workers.
It provides that states will prepare a road map for segregation of power distribution network business and the electricity supply business in five years time.´