Icon

A truly level playing field for discoms

  • Posted On: November 23, 2022

According to the Distribution of Electricity License Rules, 2005, whenever a second, or more, distribution licence is to be granted, the minimum area to be served by such new entities shall at least cover the area under the municipal corporation/municipal council/revenue district.
However, a recent judgment of the Supreme Court relating to Chhattisgarh, holds that given the wordings of the Electricity Act 2003 (Act) and the Rules (2005), the new distribution licensee(s) need not serve the entire area under the municipal corporation/municipal council/revenue district but may serve only a part of it. 

https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/a-truly-level-playing-field-for-discoms/2872609/