PM Narendra Modi may step in to resolve wrangling on NITI Aayog’s proposed National Energy Policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to intervene to resolve an inter-ministerial wrangling over NITI Aayog‘s proposed National Energy Policy to roll out the long-overdue power sector reforms.PM Narendra Modi may step in to resolve wrangling on NITI Aayog's proposed National Energy Policy

Different stakeholder ministries, including those of power, coal, and new and renewable energy, have failed to come to a consensus on some points of the proposed policies, including freeing coal from price control, despite several rounds of consultations, said a senior government official who is aware of the deliberations on the matter.

“National Energy Policy is pending with PMO (prime minister’s office),” the official told ET. “The top office is now planning to convene a high-level meeting of all concerned ministers and secretaries to be chaired by the PM himself to suggest way forward to the policy,” the official said.

The first draft of the policy, framed by the Aayog after intense consultations over last one and a half year, was ready for seeking public comments by March. But that has been held back after concerned ministries raised objections with the PMO over certain proposals.

continue

Share

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*