March 21, 2006, Business Line
New Delhi

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has appointed Mr Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General, Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), as Member of the Central Advisory Committee (CAC). He would advise the Commission on the issues related to policy, quality, continuity and extent of services provided by licensees, protection of consumer interests and overall standard of performance by utilities, said a release.

In his communication, the CERC Chairman, Mr Ashok Basu, has said that the role of CAC is paramount in supporting the mission of the Commission to promote competition, efficiency and economy in bulk power markets, improve the quality of supply, promote investments and advise the Government on the removal of institutional barriers to bridge the demand-supply gap and thus foster the interests of consumers, it added.

This news can also be read at