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Bill to pave power portability in LS

Updated on: 09 August,2022 09:58 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Amended Electricity Act will allow open access to distribution networks

Bill to pave power portability in LS

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A bill to amend the Electricity Act to allow non-discriminatory open access to distribution networks of power suppliers was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests by the opposition, which claimed that it seeks to take away certain rights of state governments.


Power Minister R K Singh introduced the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 and urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to refer it to a parliamentary standing committee for wider consultations to address concerns raised by the opposition.



The Bill is aimed at allowing privatisation of electricity on the lines of communication. If the bill is passed in both the houses, customers will have the option to choose the supplier of electricity just like one can choose for telephone, mobile and internet services. The bill seeks to amend section 42 of the Electricity Act.


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