Pravas Kumar Singh Takes Oath as Member CERC

Pravas Kumar Singh took oath as the Member of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in the presence of RK Singh, Minister of State for Power (I/C).

February 23, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Pravas Kumar Singh took oath as the Member of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in the presence of RK Singh, Minister of State for Power (I/C).

Pravas Kumar Singh holds LLB Degree and has worked as Member (legal) in Jharkhand SERC till he was appointed Member, CERC.

The CERC had been established by the Government of India under the provisions of the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998. It is the Central Commission for the purposes of the Electricity Act, 2003 which has repealed the ERC Act, 1998. The Commission consists of a Chairperson and four other Members including Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority who is the ex-officio Member of the Commission.

Major functions of CERC under the Act are, inter-alia, to regulate the tariff of generating companies owned or controlled by the Central Government, to regulate the tariff of other generating companies having a composite scheme for generation and sale of electricity in more than one State, to regulate the inter-State transmission of electricity and to determine tariff for such transmission of electricity, etc.

Under the Act, CERC shall also advise the Central Government on formulation of National Electricity Policy and Tariff Policy; promotion of competition, efficiency and economy in activities of electricity industry; promotion of investment in electricity industry; and any other matter referred to the Central Commission by the Government.

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