ECC defers decision to increase electricity tariff

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APP50-25 ISLAMABAD: September 25 – Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Asad Umar chairing the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet. APP

 

ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP):The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) Tuesday deferred its decision to increase electricity tariff and directed NEPRA and Power Division to prepare a comprehensive plan for improvement in service delivery in the power sector, reduction in transmission and distribution losses and maximizing recovery.
The meeting of the committee was held here under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umar here at the Cabinet Division.
On the proposal moved by the Ministry of Energy for the “Tariff Rationalization for Power Sector”, the Committee also directed power division to ensure that while preparing the plan for any increase in power tariff; it should be ensured that the poor and lower end consumers are not unnecessarily burdened.
The consideration of Ministry of Power’s proposal regarding notification of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) determined tariff was pended till finalization of the aforesaid plan.