Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
5. The concerns of states on some provisions of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022 are justified. But the legislation proposes welcome correctives to longstanding problems of the power sector. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The government introduced the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022 in the Lok Sabha recently, and, as expected, the proceedings were not smooth. Though the Bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Energy, states fear that the Centre is encroaching into their domain in power sector governance.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the pros and cons of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022 and its ability to solve problems in the power sector.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving aims and objectives of Electricity Amendment Bill 2022.
First, write the key features of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022.
Next, write the positives of the bill and how it will help solve longstanding issues in the power sector.
Next, write about the shortcomings on the bill and how it has raised some concerns among the states and how it can have adverse effects.
Conclude by writing a way forward on overcoming the above shortcomings.