Press "Enter" to skip to content

Ladakh LG granted authority by the Central govt under Electricity Act 2003

Last Updated on July 12, 2022 at 6:32 pm

RK Mathur, the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, was given permission by the Central government to carry out the duties and wield powers granted to the Union Territory under the Electricity Act of 2003.

The Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Ladakh is instructed to use the authority granted under the Electricity Act of 2003 in the directive issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday.

The order stated that in accordance with subsection (1) of Article 239 of the Constitution, the President hereby directs the Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Ladakh to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the State Government under the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003), except sections 82 and 83 of the said Act, within the said Union territory, which are subject to the control of the President and until further orders.

The Electricity Act of 2003 grants the authority to combine the laws governing the production, transmission, distribution, trading, and use of electricity as well as general authority to take measures that will advance the development of the electricity industry, encourage competition therein, safeguard consumers’ interests, supply electricity to all areas, rationalise electricity tariffs, ensure transparency regarding subsidies, and promote efficient and environmentally friendly practises.

The aforementioned statute also applies to the regions of India where a distribution licensee is permitted to distribute power.