Arijit Maitra

Of Counsel




25 years of long and wide-ranging experience in the entire gamut of power sector. Principal Legal Advisor of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission for 10 years till 2013 and Principal Legal Advisor of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission from 2009 to 2012. Since the enactment of The Electricity Act, 2003 have advised several Electricity Regulatory Commissions including CERC, MERC, RERC, GERC and many Private entities in Transmission, Generation and Distribution sector on all aspects of Regulation, Judicial and quasi-judicial decision making and defended them before Supreme Court, High Court and the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity.

In the Power Sector, have been at the forefront of several unique Regulatory initiatives and have achieved success in cutting edge litigation before the Supreme Court of India. Have advised the Forum of Regulators and the Ministry of Power in formulation and drafting of “Model State Electricity Distribution Responsibility Act, 2013” rechristened as “Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY)”. A part of advisory in niche areas viz., Electric Vehicles; Energy Storage; De-centralized generation; Concentrated Solar Power; shore power supply to ships.

Have extensively worked in areas of Water Sector for Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority, Airport privatization for Chhatrapati Shivaji’s International Airport at Mumbai and Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi, Ports for Indian Ports Association, JNPT and Mumbai Port Trust and Integrated Urban Transport for Government of Kerala. Prior to setting up independent practice in 2005, working with leading Law firms – J Sagar Associates, Dua Associates Advocates and New Delhi Law Offices for 8 years.

Indicative Experience

Standing Counsel for Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (2019 onwards) • For Supreme Court and Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

• Govt of Jharkhand (2020 onwards)
Appointed by the State Government of Jharkhand as panel Counsel / Standing counsel A category for the Appellate tribunal for Electricity.

• Empaneled with West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd for the Appellate tribunal for Electricity.

• Ministry of Power (2021)
• Advising on Electricity Bill, amendment 2021 ; and various other matters

Forum of Regulators & Ministry of Power (2009 – 2013)

  • Drafted the “Model State Electricity Distribution Responsibility Act, 2013” for long term planning and sustainability of the electric distribution licensees subsequently rechristened “Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)”
  • Model Regulations on diverse issues arising under the Electricity Act, including SEZ; Deemed License Status of developers and co-developers

Arijit Maitra

Of Counsel