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New Delhi : The Government has constituted a High Level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary with representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal and the lenders having major exposure to the power sector to address the issue of stressed Thermal Power Projects.

Stressed Thermal Power Assets are a cause of concern for the Country and with a view to resolvingĀ  the stress and revive such assets, the Government has constituted a High Level Empowered Committee.

The Committee would look into the various issues with a view to resolving them and maximise the efficiency of investment including changes required to be made in the fuel allocation policy, regulatory framework, mechanisms to facilitate sale of power, ensure timely payments, payment security mechanism, changes required in the provisioning norms/Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Asset Restructuring Company (ARC) Regulations and any other measures proposed for revival of stressed assets to avoid such investments becoming NPA, according to a PIB release.

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