News Brief | January 2013
Centre to make States accountable for power
P Uma Shankar, the Union power secretary has indicated that the government plans to enact a law soon to make States accountable for power distribution in the country. The State Electricity Distribution Responsibility Bill is in the process of drafting. The gap between the cost of power and revenue generated by distribution cannot be left untreated, he added. The bureaucrat also said that tariff revision will no longer be a one time affair, there will be regular revision of tariff and distribution companies will have to file annual tariff plans.