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How does KERC ensure public participation?

KERC has an Advisory Committee in which all the stakeholders are represented. Besides, KERC calls for objections and suggestions from the public on matters of public interest before a decision is taken. Public hearings are conducted to ensure peoples participation. The draft rules, regulations and other matters having a bearing on the public are sent to experts; members of the civil society, consumer groups and their views are sought. The documents are also put on the website for comments. Further the public can visit KERC and obtain copies of documents. KERC can recognize any consumer or consumer group to represent consumers. Members of the public can appear before the KERC in its proceedings.