The Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) has demanded the repeal of the Electricity and Energy Supply Act 2010 (Special Provisions) Act 2010.
However, in any particular case, the organisation thinks that any unsolicited proposal can be considered through switch challenge.
The organisation made the demand at an online citizen meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was organized by CAB to ensure good governance in the power and energy sector.
The meeting also condemned the move to remove the pricing power of petroleum products, including LPG, from the BERC (Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission) and demanded that the power not be removed.
It was also demanded that a person who was in the utility job (State-owned organization under the Ministry of Power and Energy) should be eligible for the BERC membership after 5 years of leaving the job. The Utility Board of Directors demanded the removal of all officials from the Ministry of Power and Energy.
Professor M. Shamsul Alam said the looting in the sector was due to the mistake of the Ministry of Power and Energy.
Sultana Kamal, Architect Mobasher Hossain, Prof. Badrul Imam, Prof. Ijaz Hossain, Engineer Salek Sufi, Prof. MM Akash, Prof. M. Shamsul Alam, Advocate Rezwana Hasan, Professor Tanjim Uddin Khan, and Dr. Turin Afroz spoke at the meeting.
Prominent citizens of the capital including district and upazila level consumer representatives were also present there.