Govt working on Bill to make states accountable for SEBs

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 6 2012, 10:00am hrs
The government would soon draft a legislation to make states accountable for introducing new power sector reforms to improve the financial health of distribution companies.

This is part of the restructuring package; there will be a State Electricity Distribution Responsibility Bill which will be drafted by the ministry of power and would be sent to the states for enactment. We are working on that, power secretary P Uma Shankar told reporters here.

The Bill is mainly to put the onus on state governments for the health of state electricity boards (SEBs), he said.