Chandigarh: UT plans overhaul of electricity department


Chandigarh: UT plans overhaul of electricity department

In the coming days the UT administration has planned to overhaul its power department. The move is aimed at implementing power sector reforms and bringing down its transmission and distribution (T&D) losses.

The UT electricity department in this regard have already invited expression of interest to engage a consultant, who will guide the department in making these changes and to present department’s side properly before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC). Besides, the UT administration has also started the process to corporatize the department, which was being opposed by the UT powermen union.

Recently, the JERC had directed the UT electricity department to expedite the execution of the study to bring down T&D losses. The power regulatory body had also directed electricity department to submit a report in this regard. Read More

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