Govt prepares for establishment of Electricity Regulation Commission

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Kathmandu, December 6

Concerned officials of the government of Nepal say they have launched a preparation to establish the Electricity Regulation Commission for the first time in the country.

The five member commission is expected to be formed soon as two years have already passed since the enactment of the Electricity Regulation Commission Act.

The new commission will take over regulatory roles of the Nepal Electricity Authority. Likewise, it will also take initiatives for the protection of interests of electricity consumers.

A panel formed under the leadership of Energy Secretary Sanjaya Sharma to appoint members of the commission. It has called for applications from the experts. Thursday is the last date to submit the applications.

It has been said the another Energy Secretary Anup Kumar Upadhyaya is almost certain to get the top position in the new body.

He had recently tendered his resignation from the current position so as to secure the new position, according to sources.

Published on December 6th, Thursday, 2018 1:36 PM

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