On 22nd August 2012, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission (MERC) passed a regulation restricting all Reliance Energy customers who consume more than 300 residential units of electricity, from switching to Tata Power, which is cheaper. This was in response to a request from Reliance Energy to stop mass exodus of its customers.
On the other hand, all Tata Power consumers who consume more than 1000 units of energy are allowed to switch to Reliance Energy, which is cheaper for them. Since then, lakhs have been eagerly waiting for the regulations to be removed.
However, the MERC extended this stay indefinitely, on the 30th of October 2013, leaving lakhs bereft of their fundamental right to choose. This is not only a violation of Consumer Rights and freedom to choose but also means losses in thousands of rupees for lakhs of consumers in Mumbai.
Sign this petition and make your voice heard in this fight for consumer rights.Support Mumbai Against 300 Units at: http://300units.org/