Draft Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum, Vidyut Ombudsman and Consumer Assistance) Regulation, 2016) Third Amendment Regulation, 2022

Nov 24, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific ComplianceThe Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) on November 23, 2022, issued the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum, Vidyut Ombudsman and Consumer Assistance) Regulation, 2016) Third Amendment Regulation, 2022 to further amend the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum, Vidyut Ombudsman and Consumer Assistance Regulation), 2016. 

The following amendments have been stated:

• Clause 13.11 is added after the end of clause 13.10 of the Principal Regulation: 

“13.11. (i) The licensee may file an application before the Forum for review of the order passed by the latter on the discovery that the said order is in contravention of the relevant provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003, GTCS, Retail Supply Tariff Orders and other extant Acts, Regulations, Rules and Orders of the Commission. The licensee shall clearly state in the application the grounds for the review accompanied by such documents and supporting data to substantiate the such review. The licensee shall file the application for review within thirty (30) days of the date of the order.

(ii) The Forum, before disposing of the review, shall provide an opportunity for the opposite party(ies)/complainant(s) to be heard. 

(iii) The Forum shall dispose of the Review petition with utmost expedition and communicate the review orders to all the parties in the case before it and also to the Commission, within three (3) working days of the date of such orders.”

These regulations will come into force from the date of their publication in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette. It extends to the whole State of Andhra Pradesh.


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