Ministry of Power on Monday mentioned Pravas Kumar Singh has taken oath as Member CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission).
“R Okay Singh, Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) administered the oath of workplace and secrecy to Pravas Kumar Singh, Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) right here as we speak (Monday),” an influence ministry assertion mentioned.
Singh was appointed Member of CERC on December 16, 2020. He holds an LLB (bachelors of legislation) diploma. He has labored as Member (authorized) in Jharkhand SERC until he was appointed Member, CERC.
The CERC had been established by the federal government beneath the provisions of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998.
The CERC is the Central Commission for the needs of the Electricity Act, 2003 which has repealed the ERC Act, 1998.
The Commission consists of a Chairperson and 4 different Members together with Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority who’s the ex-officio Member of the Commission.
Major features of CERC beneath the Act are, inter-alia, to control the tariff of producing corporations owned or managed by the Central authorities, to control the tariff of different producing corporations having a composite scheme for technology and sale of electrical energy in multiple state, to control the inter-State transmission of electrical energy and to find out tariff for such transmission of electrical energy, and so forth.
Under the Act, the CERC shall additionally advise the Central authorities on the formulation of National Electricity Policy and Tariff Policy; promotion of competitors, effectivity and financial system in actions of the electrical energy business; promotion of funding in electrical energy business; and every other matter referred to the Central Commission by the Government.