Arijit received his degree for LLM Commercial Laws, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 1999; LLB Government Law College, Bombay University, 1995; BA (Hons) English Literature, 1992. Enrolment at the BAR: January 1996. He has a 24 year long and wide-ranging experience in the entire gamut of power sector, involving the entire value chain of transmission, generation, distribution, and trading as well as on all aspects of litigation, regulation, Judicial and Quasi-Judicial decision making and investment.
He was the lead consultant for the Ministry of Power/Forum of Regulators to draft the “Model State Electricity Distribution Electricity, 2013” rechristened as Ujjal Discom Assurance Yojna (Uday) for the financial bailout of the Distribution Utilities. For the Shakti Foundation, he has rendered a structural opinion on the legality of ‘Electric Vehicles and Impact on the Grid’.
In the public sector, Arijit has acted as the Principal Legal Advisor of the Regulators, such as the CERC, MERC and is the standing counsel for the BERC. He has advised State Electricity Regulatory Commissions of many States.
In the Private Sector, Arijit advises the Reliance owned BSES Discom on legal issues arising out of ARR and Tariff Fixation as well as diverse contractual aspects. He is also actively involved in helping BSES in its various Petitions and Appeals before the Supreme Court, Appellate Tribunal, High Court, DERC. He is also advising India Power Corporation, which is the 100-year-old distribution utility in the country, in legal and regulatory matters.