"Coal linkages policy is likely to be finalised in 15 days," Power Secretary PK Pujari told reporters on the sidelines of a function organised by India Energy Forum. The Secretary also said that efforts are being made to seek Cabinet's approval on the amended power tariff policy in another 15 days.
Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal had said in September that the Power Ministry is at the final stage of framing the new tariff policy, which will soon be placed before the Cabinet for approval.
"We are finalising the contours of the (power) tariff policy. We will soon take the proposal for tariff policy to the Union Cabinet for approval", Goyal had said.
The Central government had approved the Tariff Policy under the provisions of Electricity Act, 2003, in 2006. The government, Pujari said, will call bids for two domestic coal-based ultra-mega power projects (UMPPs) next month and another two by March, 2016.
"But we intend to do (bidding of) four (UMPPs) before the financial year," Pujari said. The UMPPs that could be offered include Bedhabahal in Odisha and Deogarh in Jharkhand.

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