The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 will enable entry of private distributors in every territory in competition with state electricity distribution companies (discoms).
Discoms will be required to allow the use of their infrastructure to private distributors for competing with themselves!!
Private distributors will be using the discoms infrastructure, but the responsibility of incurring expenditure on maintenance, losses and network development will remain with state discoms.
Private Distributors will need to be compensated by the the discoms in case of breakdown.
The Bill could not be put up in the monsoon session of the parliament due to the strong opposition of electricity and other workers.