Webinar: ‘India’s Water Future’ – Legal and policy framework of Water in India

On 9th October 2020, SOLPO Research organized a webinar on the regulation of water in India in the context of pricing and distribution. The speakers were Mr. UP Singh (IAS; Secretary, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Government of India), Mr. Rajendra Singh (“Waterman of India”; Water conservationist; Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh), Dr. Philippe Cullet (Professor of international and environmental law at SOAS University of London; Senior visiting fellow at CPR, New Delhi) and Mr. K P Bakshi (IAS (Retd.); Former Chairman Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority). The event was moderated by Mr. Sanjay Sen, Senior Advocate (SOLPO Research) and Mr. Subrat Ratho, IAS (Retd.)

Webinar: The Legal Ecosystem of Tribunals and Regulatory Bodies in India

On 24th July 2020, SOLPO Research organized a webinar on Tribunals and associated challenges. The speakers were Mr. C.S. Vaidyanathan (Senior Advocate), Mr. V.P. Raja (Former Chairman, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) and Mr. Tathagata Satpathy (Editor, Dharitri Newspaper and Former M.P. (Lok Sabha)). The webinar was moderated by Mr. Sanjay Sen (SOLPO Research).

Vesting Jurisdiction in the CERC for Adjudication of Disputes for Contract Enforcement

Whether the proposed Electricity Contract Enforcement Agency to be created in the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 can lawfully sit within the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission? What should be the minimum safeguards that are required for ensuring that the scheme does not fall foul of the law laid down by the Supreme Court?