The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 which was introduced to the Lok Sabha was immediately sent to the Standing Committee on Energy for closer scrutiny and debate. This comes at a time when the Union government is also launching yet another scheme to bail out troubled state electricity utilities.
What are the contentious provisions?
What is the issue?
Why the criticism is unfounded?
While it can be nobody’s case that the Union government has handled the introduction of these reforms well, there is also no doubt that the application of the principle of open access is overdue and further efforts along these lines are welcome.
Source – Business Standard
QUESTION – The criticism against the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 may be unfounded as it seeks to overhaul the power sector which is reeling under immense stress for decades. Comment.