Review of Electricity Bill 2020

The Electricity Bill has been put forward with the objective of fulfilling the need of a legislation
that distributes the rights and responsibilities among the federal institutions, and to decentralize
development, operation, and licensing authority among subnational governments regarding
electricity development, such that electricity is accessible by every citizen in Nepal. The Bill
holds great prospects for electricity development in the country, however, it also misses out on
certain provisions, which can be a challenge for electricity development under the federal
This paper briefly discusses such prospects and challenges. The paper has been identified that the
Bill needs revision and addition of certain provisions so that it can well integrate legislations
enacted prior to the registration of this bill and avoid establishing conflicting provisions that may
create confusions on jurisdiction of federal institutions.

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