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Current News_Volume 2, Issue 4 : April 2017

Current News is a monthly bilingual newsletter of CAG as part of the Electricity Consumer Cell (ECC) initiative.

Highlights:

  • Functioning of the Power Sector
  • Power Subsidy Turns Cash
  • Delhi’s Inefficient Electricity Subsidies
  • Consumer Focus - Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum Case (CGRF)
  • ECC Voice - Capacity Building Program (Tamil)

Plus Publications/Cases:

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Launch of Electricity Consumer Cells (ECCs)

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Organizer: ECC Tiruvallur, ECC Cuddalore and ECC Tirunelveli

Description: Official launch of ECCs, an independent advocacy Cell that educate and advice consumers on electricity governance

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First ECC Outreach Meeting - Cuddalore

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Date and Time: 12/01/2017, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer: ECC Cuddalore

Managed by: Southern Consumer Organization for Protection and Empowerment (SCOPE)

Description: To inform consumers about the work of

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First ECC District Level Review Meeting

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Date and Time: 28/01/2017, 9 AM to 1:30 PM

Organizer: CAG

Description: To discuss about the progress of the ECCs and understand the various challenges faced by the ECCs. The discussion led to some possible solutions to address these challenges

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First ECC Outreach Meeting - Tiruvallur

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Date and Time: 18/02/2017, 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Organizer: ECC Tiruvallur

Managed by: Madras Metropolitan Consumer Rights Protection Centre (MMCRPC)

Description: To inform consumers about the work of ECCs

 Speakers:

  1. Selvaraj, Trustee MMCRPC
  2. Ashokan, ECC Tiruvallur Expert

Participants: Local Consumers

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First ECC Outreach Meeting - Tirunelveli

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Date and Time: 26/03/2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Organizer: ECC Tirunelveli

Managed by: Tirunelveli District Consumer Rights Protection Sangam

Description: To inform consumers about the work of ECCs

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  1. Mr Selvaraj, Trustee MMCRPC
  2. Mr Venkatachalam ECC Tirunelveli Coordinator
  3. Mr Shanmugam ECC Tirunelveli Expert

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First ECC Capacity Building and Training Programme

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Date and Time: 22/04/2017, 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Organizer: ECC Tiruvallur

Managed by: Madras Metropolitan Consumer Rights Protection Centre (MMCRPC)

Description: To create awareness about key issues of electricity regulation and governance. Demonstration on energy efficiency and advantages of on grid solar energy for household sector

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RTI reply from Ambattur Electricity Distribution Circle to audit compliance with DSOP 2004

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To understand TANGEDCO's compliance with the Distribution Standards of Performance Regulation 2004 (DSOP 2004), CAG filed a series of RTI's with select Electricity Distribution Circles. DSOP regulations outline the minimum standards of performance that TANGEDCO should operate within while supplying electricity to its consumers. This is the RTI reply obtained from the Ambattur EDC.

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