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Electricity Sector in IndiaPolicy and Regulation$
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Alok Kumar and Sushanta Chatterjee

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198082279

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.001.0001

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Implementation of the Act

Implementation of the Act

(p.16) 2 Implementation of the Act
Electricity Sector in India

Alok Kumar

Sushanta K. Chatterjee

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with broad aspects related to the implementation of the Electricity Act, 2003. It covers the various policies, namely, National Electricity Policy, Tariff Policy, and Rural Electrification Policy conceived and framed under the provisions of the Act, and also analyses the issues around some of the provisions of these policies. It brings before the readers the implementation challenges facing the Act and the policies. Rules and statutory orders issued under the Act have also been covered in brief. This chapter goes on to introduce the readers about the broad contours of reforms as envisaged by the Act, for instance, competitive framework like open access, tariff-based competitive bidding, reorganization of State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and other major steps on the implementation of the Act.

Keywords:   India, Electricity Act, National Electricity Policy, Tariff Policy, Rural Electrification Policy, electricity reforms, open access, competitive bidding, State Electricity Boards

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