Supreme Court

CERC Finally Restarts, Will APTEL Pick Pace Now?

With the Supreme Court yesterday  allowing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to resume administrative operations, the stage is finally set for a semblance of normality to return to some of the highest dispute resolution bodies in the Indian power sector. While the CERC was effectively shut down by the SC since August last year, […]

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With Member Law Finally In, CERC Looks To Restart Soon

With the appointments committee of the cabinet finally approving the selection of Pravas Kumar Singh as Member (law) for the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the stage is finally set for restart of operations at the critical regulator, in hibernation since August 28. As we have reported regularly with updates, the body was effectively shut […]

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CERC Lockdown Extended to Jan 20, 2021 By Peeved Supreme Court

At the latest hearing of the saga around the shutdown of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the tussle between lawmakers and the law dispensers continued afresh. The Supreme Court, coming down harshly on yet another missed deadline by the government, when it comes to the appointment of an officer of the law as ordered, […]

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Will CERC Restart in December? Hopes High As 174 Judgements Await Sunlight

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), which has been shut since an Aug 29 ruling by the Supreme Court, might just reopen before its shutdown crosses 100 days, with luck. The SC order, which had been written to enforce an earlier ruling of 2018 mandating a member of law at all such commissions, had forced […]

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CERC to Remain Non-functional for 4 More Weeks

The Central Government has failed to complete the appointment of a member of law to the CERC, which is now expected to remain closed for 4 more weeks. The Central Government has failed in its attempt to complete the appointment of a member of law to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), as per the […]

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As Cases At CERC Grind To A Halt After SC Order, Firms Hope For Quick Resolution

At the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, all cases listed for hearing in September have been adjourned until further notice. The notice followed the Supreme Court order of August  29 that directed two members of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to go on leave until a law member is appointed to the commission. This was […]

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Supreme Court Keen to Interact with Environment Minister on EV Transition

The Supreme Court (SC) has expressed its keenness to interact with the Union Environment Minister to deal with the issue of gradual transition into EVs The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday expressed its keenness to interact with the Union Environment Minister to deal with the issue of gradual transition of all public transport and government […]

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SC Upholds Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

If the petition by ACME Solar Holdings is upheld in Supreme Court, the safeguard duty collected from the importers will be refunded. Adding to the joy of Indian solar manufacturers and woes of solar developers, Supreme Court (SC), on being approached by Government of India, has stayed the Orissa High Court’s interim order restricting safeguard […]

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