Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2024

The Government of India has approved amendments to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020. Issuing the amendments, the Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy stated that these amendments further reduce the timeline for getting new electricity connections and that they simplify the process of setting up rooftop solar installations. The Minister informed that the amendments empower consumers living in multistoried flats in choosing their connection type and ensure separate billing for common areas and back-up generators in residential societies, thus enhancing transparency. The amendments also provide for check meters to be installed by distribution company in case of consumer complaints, to verify electricity consumption.

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