GOI to penalize violators who fail to comply with domestic content requirement norms in Solar PV projects

The government of India has warned developers against using Imported Solar modules in projects under MNRE Schemes/Programmes where Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) has been mandated (in a WTO compliant manner).

The notice published on MNRE’s website goes on to state that there were apprehensions that the DCR Policy maybe misused by way of mis-declaration and using imported modules.

The following actions will be taken by MNRE on an agency acting on behalf of mnre if violations take place :-

1) Filing of criminal case under IPC 420 and related sections

2) Blacklisting of developer for a period of 10 tears

3) Forfeiting of relevant bank guarantee

4) Disciplinary case against the officers of concerned CPSU/State Govt

5) Any other action, in addition those above

The notice can be accessed here.

 

Reference:

http://www.mnre.gov.in/sites/default/files/webform/notices/OM-Penalties-for-violation-DCR-Under-SolarPV-Power-Projects.pdf

 

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