ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Power Reforms : Danger of Bureaucratisation

Danger of Bureaucratisation The power sector is undergoing a round of reforms with its centrepiece being the establishment of the electricity regulatory commissions (ERCs). This follows the passing by parliament of the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act in 1998 which was duly followed by several state Acts on more or less similar lines. In essence, these legislations call upon the central and state governments to set up multi-member commissions for regulation of the electricity supply industry (ESI). The centre and 12 states have already appointed regulatory commissions and states such as Kerala, committed to power sector restructuring, may soon be appointing these commissions.



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