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language | Updated: 23 Feb 2021, 04:47:00 PM

New Delhi, Feb 23 (Language) The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF), an organization of engineers working in the power sector, said on Tuesday that it ignored customers as well as employees in finalizing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021. Is going The organization has demanded that the draft of the bill be made public for the opinion of the parties concerned on it. AIPEF spokesman VK Gupta said, “While finalizing the draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the employees and engineers working in the consumer and electricity sector were ignored.”

New Delhi, Feb 23 (Language) The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF), an organization of engineers working in the power sector, said on Tuesday that it ignored customers as well as employees in finalizing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021. Is going The organization has demanded that the draft of the bill be made public for the opinion of the parties concerned on it. AIPEF spokesman VK Gupta said, “While finalizing the draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, employees and engineers working in the consumer and electricity sector were ignored.” AIPEF has demanded that the bill To be placed on the website of the Ministry of Power and before finalizing it, the suggestions of the engineers along with the customers, field staff should be considered. ”AIPEF chairman Shailendra Dubey has written a letter to the power minister RK Singh saying The Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 was sent to the power secretaries of select states and union territories with suggestions. He was asked to give his suggestions on this within two weeks. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 proposes a change in the distribution license process with the proposed distribution registration. The organization said in a statement that in a digital meeting with Union Power Minister RK Singh on February 17, several states including BJP-ruled states opposed several provisions proposed in the Electricity (Amendment) Bill. Gupta said that it seems that the Ministry of Power is only playing the role of a bureaucrat and the big industrial houses are the only parties. The organization said that the Telangana government has refused to implement the proposed franchise system in the power sector under privatization of distribution companies. AIPEF said that Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have stated that privatization is not possible due to geographical difficulties.

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