Punjab has put up a strong opposition against the recent proposal by Union government to pass 2018 amendments to power tariff policy under which a single tariff regime is to be introduced across the nation.
The proposed amendments will give more powers to Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) while leaving State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) redundant. Under the new regime both the domestic and commercial consumers will be charged same amount for the electricity across the country.
State cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra said chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had recently shot a letter to Prime Minister Narender Modi opposing the move as power sector is covered under the concurrent list and the decision making is the prerogative of the states and not the Centre.
He said the CM has also written to the chief ministers across all states in the country to oppose the move following which the Prime Minister has assured that the matter would be reviewed. Read More