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High Court questions legality of power tariff hike

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27 May, 2018 14:24 PM



High Court questions legality of power tariff hike

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The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the decision of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) in hiking the tariff of electricity in both retailer and wholesaler level, will not be declared illegal.

The High Court bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Ashraful Kamal issued the rule today, responding to a writ petition filed by Consumer Association Bangladesh (CAB).

BERC, BERC chairman and Power, Energy and Mineral Resources secretary have been asked to reply the rule within four weeks.

On November 23, 2017, the government increased the tariff of electricity by 5.3 percent in both retailer and wholesaler level.  


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