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The Commission is a statutory body comprising three members including the Chairman appointed by the State from among persons shortlisted by a Selection Committee in accordance with the procedure laid down in the OER Act, 1995. It is supported by a trained staff of about 20 officers appointed by the Commission.

Organisation Chart

The members of the Commission, known as Commissioners, are appointed from among persons of ability, having adequate knowledge or experience in dealing with the problems relating to engineering, economics, commerce, accountancy, law or administration.

The Commission is organised to work through 5 divisions namely Secretariat, Law, Engineering, Tariff and Administration. The Engineering Division deals with issue of licenses and all engineering matters excluding those related to tariff. The Tariff division handles all matters relating to tariff and economic and financial analysis. The Secretary to the Commission along with the Law Division handle the legal and quasi-judicial activities of the Commission. Administration Division is responsible for housekeeping activities of the Commission.

It has been the endeavour of the Commission to function in a modern office environment with emphasis on officer-oriented work and computerised work procedure. An efficient Local Area Network with state of the art P-IV computers and structured cabling reaches every officer.


In accordance with the provisions of the Section8(3) of the OER Act, 1995, the salaries and allowances payable to the members of the Commission and the administrative expenses shall be charged to the Consolidated Funds of the State. According to the procedure laid down in the Act, the State Govt. is required to provide the funds for a financial year on the basis of statement of estimated expenditure submitted by the Commission to the Govt.

The Commission is not designed to collect any revenue and therefore, the entire resources are limited to the budgetary grant charged to the Consolidated Fund of the State.

According to the provisions of the OER Act, 1995 the Commission maintains accounts and keep records as prescribed in the Regulations in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or persons designated by him.

The Electricity Act 2003 envisages a radical change in vis-a-vis financial autonomy of the Commission is concerned. The Act authorises the State government to establish a fund to be called as State Electricity Regulatory Commission Fund. This fund would receive all the grants, loans, fees etc.. This arrangement would enable the Commission to sustain itself through its own fund, a clear departure from the present system of dependancy on Government funding.

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