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Indu Shekhar Jha took oath as Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Indu Shekhar Jha on January 21, 2019 took oath as the Member of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Jha.

Jan 22, 2019 20:32 IST
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Indu Shekhar Jha on January 21, 2019 took oath as the Member of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Jha.

Jha was appointed as the Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) vide Order dated January 4, 2019. Prior to this, he was holding the post of Chairman and Managing Director of the Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) since 2015.

Lalchharliana Pachuau appointed as Member of JERC

On the other hand, Lalchharliana Pachuau was appointed as Member of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Manipur and Mizoram from Mizoram side.

Pachuau was appointed for a period of five years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier in accordance with the provisions in the Memorandum of Agreement signed by the State Governments of Manipur and Mizoram.

About Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)

• The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) was established by the Government under the provisions of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERC) Act, 1998.

• CERC is the Central Commission for the purposes of the Electricity Act, 2003, which repealed the ERC Act, 1998.

• The Commission consists of a Chairperson and four other Members including Chairperson of the Central Electricity Authority who is the ex-officio Member of the Commission.

• Major functions of CERC - regulation of tariff of generating companies owned by the Government, regulation of the tariff of other generating companies having a composite scheme for generation and sale of electricity in more than one State and regulation of inter-State transmission of electricity.

About Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC)

• The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) was constituted by the Government for Manipur and Mizoram in pursuance of provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003.

• A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by the State Governments of Manipur and Mizoram, authorising the Government of India to constitute a JERC on their behalf.  

• It is a two-Member Commission, each Member representing the respective participating State.

• The Central Government appoints the Members of the Commission from Manipur and Mizoram sides under the provisions of the Act and in pursuance of MoA.

• The major functions of the Commission are – regulation of the tariff for generation, supply, and transmission and wheeling of electricity within the State, regulation of the electricity purchase of distribution licensees, facilitate intra-state transmission of electricity, issue licenses to transmission licensees.

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