Ministry has asked the Indian Port Association to prepare a concept paper and
draft guidelines for tariff fixation which the state owned ports Major Ports
will follow after the new Major Port Authorities Bill is adopted by both the houses
sabha has adopted the bill during the last monsoon session and it is awaiting
passage of the Rajya Sabha during the winter sessions of parliament scheduled
in December. Once the bill is passed by both the Houses of Parliament and
secures the assent of the President of India, it becomes the law of the land
governing major ports
The IPA has
been asked to prepare a concept paper in consultation with the ports and other
stakeholders since the adopted act would see the end of the central authority
approach has to be adopted for tariff fixation, the principles of tariff
fixation exercise need to be spelt out clearly. There may be a need to spell
out the processes to be followed for fixing tariffs.
prepared by TAMP on some scenarios after deregulation of fixation of tariff for
Major Port Trusts and ppp projects operating there
Currently the tariff fixation at major
ports is undertaken by a central agency TAMP
the tariff fixation at major ports is undertaken by a central agency Tariff
Authority for Major Ports and individual ports cannot decide the tariff they
will charge for port users. This put them at a serious disadvantage against
private ports whose tariff fixatation is flexible and market driven
proposed Major Port Authority legislation, Major Ports would have the complete
freedom to decide their tariff rates.
The proposed new legislation does not
empower a regulator like TAMP to fix tariff
to the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963, the proposed Major Port Authority
legislation does not provide or empower a regulator such as TAMP to perform the
tariff fixation function.
proposed law is enacted and enforced, tariff under the new regime would have to
be provided. Therefore, a view needs to be taken on the process and principles
to be adopted by the Major Ports in the fixing of tariff both for the services
provided directly and through operators engaged by them.