+A| A| -A

WB-Orissa Model of Power Sector Reform-Cure Worse Than Disease

Girish Sant Subodh Wagle An analysis of the regulatory aspects of the much-vaunted Orissa model of power sector reform shows serious lacunae in the whole design. The Regulatory Commission (RC), which is the supreme decision-making authority, has complete autonomy and its decisions cannot be challenged in the courts or in any other appellate body. But the provisions for the RC's accountability are too weak and can be easily by-passed. Thus the structure is highly 'sabotage-prone' andean lead the power sector to a more serious and long-term crisis, making the cure worse than the disease. Yet many other states are jumping on the bandwagon of the World Bank-conceived Orissa model.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

The National Education Policy, 2020 unveiled finally seeks to usher in major structural reforms in higher education. Among many measures,...

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown led to the closure of all markets in Manipur, including the Tribal Market Complex in Imphal East...

Coherent national strategies, backed by regional cooperation efforts, offer a way forward for economic recovery in South Asia, which is rapidly...

Sections 357 and 357-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 lay down the procedure for granting compensation to the victims of crime. Under the...

The COVID-19 pandemic has provocatively challenged the extant paradigm of development whose theoretical underpinning is derived from the...

The first report of the Fifteenth Finance Commission has allayed many fears that arose after the notification of the terms of reference of the...

Without employment providing a structure in people’s lives and with technology replacing many human activities, our societies will likely shift...

While the shock and awe campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party and right-wing affiliates in Tamil Nadu social media circles has been spilling over...

The pandemic has exposed inequity as an immediate concern. This article draws its insights on ground issues faced by schoolteachers from across...

India’s economic order is far from neo-liberal. The state, and thus politicians, have retained very substantial powers over market forces....

Back to Top