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AIPEF urges PM to consult power sector employees on bill 2021

VINOD GUPTA | March 17, 2021 03:03 PM

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF )has written to the Prime Minister
that electricity consumer, power employees, and engineers who are the major stakeholders in the power sector should be consulted before sending draft electricity (amendment ) bill 2021 to Parliament

V K Gupta Spokesperson AIPEF said that the proposed changes in the Act 2003
have far-reaching changes and leaving the major stakeholders out of consultation is really shocking. The whole exercise to rush through Electricity
(Amendment) Bill 2021 is thus nontransparent, undemocratic, and discriminatory in nature.

Padamjit Singh Chief Patron AIPEF said that R K Singh union Power Minister held a video conferencing with power secretaries and CMDs of power utilities to discuss the proposed changes in the Electricity Act 2003.
It is strange that the union territories of J and K
was excluded from the discussions as per information received under RTI.
This was followed by a video conferencing with the electricity Regulators of all the states on the draft Bill. The Prime Minister addressed the industries associations on the changes proposed in draft bill 2021.

Now it has been reported that the draft bill has been circulated to various ministries and has been sent to the law ministry for vetting.
It is strange that Ministry did not think it proper to interact with the consumers and power sector employees and engineers.
Shailendra Dubey Chairman said that the power sector engineers and employees under the umbrella of
National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity employees and engineers (NCCOEEE ) will launch an agitation against any unilateral move to rush through Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 in Parliament,

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