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Former Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar appointed Chairman of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission

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Ravi Kumar will have a full 5 years at the helm of Karnataka’s power regulator

BENGALURU:

The Karnataka government on Monday appointed former Chief Secretary Ravi Kumar as Chairman of the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.

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Ravi Kumar’s appointment to the KERC post comes soon after he retired as Karnataka Chief Secretary in May 31.

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TheBengaluruLive was the first to report that Ravi Kumar had applied for the top KERC post. Read Here: Will Karnataka Chief Secretary get 5-year term as KERC chief?

Former Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar appointed Chairman of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission
Former Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar appointed Chairman of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission

The official notification on Monday reads: “In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 82(5) of the Electricity Act, 2003, read with the Karnataka Electricity Reforms Act, 1999, the Government of Karnataka hereby appoints Sri P Ravi Kumar as Chairman of the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.”

The order adds: “The term of Chairman shall be for a period of 5 years from the date of his assumption of charge of the post or till he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier, and he shall not be eligible for re-appointment for the same post in the Commission at any time after the expiry of his term of appointment.”

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