The finance ministry doesn’t legally have to publish a notice if it decides to let a dumping recommendation lapse, and the government has probably decided to “close the file” quietly to avoid controversy, said Jagdish Agarwal, a lawyer advising the Solar Independent Power Producers’ Association.
In its newsletter Bridge to India also reported that “No official communiqué has been issued by the MoF yet but the deadline of 22nd August 2014 for acting upon the recommendations has gone by.” Being a proponent of doing away with the duties, Bridge to India enthusiastically observed that – Now that the anti-dumping hurdle is out of the way, the Indian government can focus on its own ambitious plans.
A few days earlier, in a meeting with solar executives Piyush Goyal had cryptically said that “We will ensure domestic manufacturers are taken care of, while not allowing that to become a restricting factor I make a public assurance that the government won’t be found wanting in picking up whatever you produce.” So now that the cat is out of the bag, it remains to be seen how the two camps will react. With both parties presenting strong arguments in the run up, this decision was never going to be an easy one. Now if only we can have some strong push to implement RPO and solar rooftops.
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