Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio takes charge as chairman of NERPC

NERPC is the highest forum which co-ordinates various issues relating to power sector of all the constituent states of the northeast, including transmission and generation utilities.


Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday took charge as chairman of the North Eastern Regional Power Committee (NERPC). 

NERPC is the highest forum which coordinates various issues relating to power sector of all the constituent states of the northeast, including transmission and generation utilities.

"Have formally taken over charge as Chairman NE Regional Power Committee from former Chairman 
@JamesSangma1 Hon'ble Minister of Power, Meghalaya.NEPC is the highest forum which coordinates various issues relating to power sector of NE, including generation & transmission utilities," Rio tweeted.

The formal handing and taking over charge from the former chairman James Sangma, who is the Power Minister of Meghalaya was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though Rio had officially assumed the charge on March 16, 2020.

NERPC is also responsible for monitoring of energy flow and enforcement of grid discipline. 

The tenure of the chairmanship of the NERPC is held on a one year rotational basis of power ministers from among the northeastern states.

First Published:Feb. 3, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

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