If the power is cut, the power company will pay damages! Know what is in the government’s ‘powerful’ bill, will be presented in the monsoon session
Electricity Amendment Bill 2021: This bill can be introduced in the monsoon session. After passing this bill, the electricity consumers of the country will get new strength as well as many companies will get into the business of power distribution, which will provide better services to the people.
If you are not happy with the existing company providing electricity services, then very soon you will have the right to leave the old company and choose another electricity company of your choice for power supply. It will work in the same way as if you are unhappy with the services of a telecom company, then you port to another telecom company.
Bill may be introduced in the monsoon session
Power and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh has said that the government may introduce the Electricity Amendment Bill 2021 in the monsoon session beginning in July. If this happens, then it will be a major reform in the field of power distribution, which will give a big power to the consumers. In January, a proposal for the Electricity Amendment Bill 2021 was issued for the approval of the cabinet.
The Power Minister said in an event that like electricity generation, we have proposed to delicense its distribution as well. A cabinet note was issued regarding this, which has been approved by all the ministries, but the Law Ministry has a question or two. He said that it will soon be sent for cabinet approval and will try to get it passed by presenting it in the next session of Parliament. Monsoon session is likely to start from 19th July and continue till 13th August.
There will be a choice of more service providers
After the introduction of this bill, the way will open for private companies to enter the field of electricity distribution, because the need to take license will be eliminated, this will also increase competition. This will directly benefit the electricity consumers, as they will have many service providers to choose from. At present, only a few government and private companies dominate the power distribution sector.
There will be many electricity distribution companies in the same area
Electricity consumers also have no other way than to choose one of these companies providing services in their area. After the introduction of the proposed bill, the existing distribution companies will continue their services, but other power distribution companies will also be able to do the business of power supply in the same area. In such a situation, consumers will have the option to choose from many power companies.
If the power is cut, you will have to pay damages
In this bill, consumers have been made more powerful, if a company cuts electricity without informing, then it will have to pay compensation to the consumers. The power company will have to inform the consumer before cutting the power. A provision has been made to pay compensation even if there is a power cut beyond the stipulated time limit.