Srinagar- Several trade bodies including Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) on Saturday raised their objections with regard to the proposal submitted by Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) about subsuming electricity duty in the tariff of consumers of all categories and others.
The objections were raised during a session of public hearing held by Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) in Srinagar for obtaining views and listening to the objections from various consumers and organisations against various proposals submitted by KPDCL for approval of the Commission. The hearing session was presided over by JERC Chairman Lokesh D. Jha and two members including Er. Ajay Gupta and Mohammad Rafi Andrabi.
Secretary V.K Dhar, Managing Director of KPDCL Baseer ul Haq Chowdhary, Chief Engineer Javid Dar and others were also present on the occasion.
Divulging the details Muhammad Rafi Andrabi, one of the members of JERC, said that at least delegations including FCIK raised their viewpoints during the session today.
The Commission heard the objections and viewpoints of the public delegations and organization patiently. “The proposal is in the hearing stage at present. Back to back hearings are slated to take place in this regard. It will take time to come up with a conclusive decision,” he said.
He further said that the State Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting is also going to take place in this regard on August 29.
Moreover, Shakeel Qalandar, former FCIK President, who also spoke on the occasion, expressed surprise over the KPDCL’s proposal.
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