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HC lists PIL on ‘unlimited use of electricity by UPCL staff’ for hearing on Friday

The Uttarakhand high court (HC) on Wednesday listed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting the “unlimited use of electricity virtually free of cost” by the employees of the agencies tasked with production, management, and distribution of the electricity for further hearing on Friday.

The bench of acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice NS Dhanik listed the case on Friday after the petitioners said that Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) is not complying with the HC directions to install meters in all the residential units of their employees as well as to cap the usage of electricity by its officials.

Senior advocate BP Nautiyal, the counsel appearing for the petitioner, told TOI that the court gave UPCL a few more days after its counsel asked for more time. “The UPCL has been telling the court for months

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ET Energy World
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