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Haryana Power Engineers elect new team

VINOD GUPTA | December 11, 2022 04:12 PM

CHANDIGARH: Vijender Lamba XEN Hissar and Anil Nagar XEN Panchkula were elected President and General Secretary respectively for the next term of Haryana Power Engineers Association.

The 9th general body meeting of the Association was held at Panipat and was attended by more than 300 engineers. The meeting was presided over by Shailender Dubey Chairman of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) The meeting was addressed by Padamjit Singh Chief Patron AIPEF, RL Choker Patron HPEA , BS Boora, Daljit Singh, Kabul Singh, and others.

Ram Pal Singh President and K K Malik General Secretary of the association presented their reports and briefed the engineers about the activities of the association in the last three years Padamjit Singh highlighted the pitfalls of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022, introduced in the last session of Parliament.

The government is privatising the entire power sector in the name of competition. He cited the example of the United Kingdom where Marget Thacher introduced privatisation of power distribution and introduced 70 licences in 1998 and by year 2021 the move has completely failed, The government is now supplying power to consumers as the last resort.

The costliest power in India is in Mumbai where Tata and Adani offer power to consumers in the name of the competition.

V K Gupta spokesperson AIPEF informed that Lok Sabha has referred Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 to the Standing Committee on Energy .On Friday, the committee has sought suggestions from all the stakeholders within 15days.The period is too short and inadequate to study and discuss the implications of bill with various stakeholders. The minimum period should be extended upto three month.

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