Ms. Neerja Mathur has taken over as a Member of Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Goa & UTs. She was administrated the Oath of Office and Secrecy by the Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in the praesence of senior officers of the Ministry of Power and JERC. She was born on 8.12.1954. She holds B.E. and M.Tech degrees. She was Chairperson, CEA from November 2013 to December 2014. Earlier, she was also Member (Grid Operation & Distribution) and held other senior positions in CEA.
Background of JERC:-
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for all Union Territories except Delhi had been established by the Government of India under the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003. Subsequently, the State of Goa also joined above Joint Commission. The Commission consists of a Chairperson and another Member.
Major functions of JERC for Goa & UTs under the Act are to determine tariff for generation, supply, transmission and wheeling of electricity, regulate electricity purchase and procurement process of distribution licensee, facilitate intra-State transmission and wheeling of electricity, etc. Within the State of Goa and 6 Union territories. Under the Act, the Joint Commission shall also advise the State Government/UT Administration on formulation of National Electricity Policy and tariff Policy; promotion of competition, efficiency and economy in activities of electricity industry; promotion of investment electricity industry, etc.