MoP asks SERCs to issue timely tariff orders for distribution licensees

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has asked 18 states and union territories to issue distributiontariff orders for 2021-22in line with provisions under the Electricity Act, 2003 at the earliest.

The government had asked the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to issue these tariff orders before April 1 of everyyear and report compliance to the union power ministry by May 31 .Only17  states/union territories had issued tariff orders tillMarch 2021 and some of the others are in the process. Few of the states to which the power ministry has written are Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh and UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

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