Why power tariff hike not illegal, asks HC

Why power tariff hike not illegal, asks HC
Published : 27 May 2018, 15:26:27
Why power tariff hike not illegal, asks HC
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The High Court (HC) on Sunday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the decision of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) for hiking power tariff in retailer and wholesale level, would not be declared illegal.
A HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal issued the rule after hearing a writ petition.
The court also asked BERC, Chairman of BERC and secretary Power, Energy and Mineral Resources ministry to reply the rule within four weeks.
n November 23, 2017, BERC raised power tariff by 5.3 percent.  Earlier, the Commission held a series of public hearings on the proposals placed by different state-owned companies from September 25 to October 5.
Engineer Mobashwar Hasan filed the writ on May 23 this year challenging the decision.

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