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SG advises Moily not to challenge EC gas decision

Moily explained how the decision to revise the gas price according to a new formula from April 1 was first taken in June 2013 and then ratified in December.

Days after the Election Commission asked the government to delay the doubling of natural gas prices until the completion of elections, oil minister M Veerappa Moily today met Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran who advised him against challenging the decision. Parasaran told Moily the government should not contest the EC’s advise in the Supreme Court as it cannot be seen as confronting a Constitutional authority, sources privy to the meeting said.

Moily explained how the decision to revise the gas price according to a new formula from April 1 was first taken in June 2013 and then ratified in December. It was notified on January 10 and only the new rate, as per the formula, remained to be notified.