August 6: The government has assigned the Ministry of Energy to resolve the dispute regarding the electricity tariff imposed on dedicated feeder and trunk line after the end of load-shedding in the country.
A meeting of the council of ministers on Monday handed the responsibility to the energy ministry to resolve the dispute by implementing recommendations suggested in a report prepared by a probe committee.
Government spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology Yuba Raj Khatiwada informed about the decision during a press conference on Thursday (August 6).
The government had earlier formed a committee headed by energy secretary Dinesh Ghimire to resolve the dispute regarding dedicated feeder and trunk line. The committee had submitted a report with necessary recommendations to the council of ministers three weeks ago. The cabinet has instructed the energy ministry to resolve the issue as per the recommendation of the report.
The report has recommended the government to allow the Electricity Regulatory Commission to decide on the electricity tariff after the end of load-shedding.
Nepal Electricity Authority had supplied electricity to industries through dedicated feeder and trunk line at 65 percent additional charge between 2071 BS to 2075 BS amid load-shedding crisis.
Although the problem of load-shedding came to an end since early 2075, NEA has been charging the same rate to the industrialists till date. However, the industrialists have said they will not pay any additional charges after the load-shedding was ended.