KATHMANDU, March 7: The government has announced vacancies for the posts of chairperson and members of the Electricity Regulatory Commission.
It has sought applications for the positions within 15 days through a notice issued today by the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation. The vacancy announcement was as per the Electricity Regulatory Commission Rules, 2018. The posts became vacant after the government sacked its chairperson Dilli Bahadur Singh and other members, citing poor performance.
The commission is legally a four-member body comprising a chairperson and three members including a woman. According to the ministry, only shortlisted applicants (maximum five) will be called for the proposal presentation. The commission was established in 2072 BS as a government entity to regulate power trade and electricity tariff affairs and issues relating to the energy sector.