The B.ACCOUNTABLE program of B.PAC encompasses the research projects and engagements with regulators.
The primary aim of research conducted at B.PAC is the dissemination of information and data to citizens in simplified format. The program promotes creation of an open data platform in the spectres of urban governance, budget and other civic areas which impacts citizens’ welfare. The existence of multiple parastatal agencies and government-allied institutions which bear responsibilities in various domains, inclusive of water supply and sewerage, local governance, town planning and urban transport among others makes the urban governance system in the country complex. The research at B.PAC is driven by data analysis collected through primary or secondary means, aimed at providing accurate evidence to support advocacy across all tiers of governance.
The B.ACCOUNTABLE vertical of B.PAC actively engages with two regulators at present – Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) and Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC). The chief role of the regulators is the protection and endorsement of public interest. By conducting data backed research , B.PAC submits an in-depth report to the officials, urging the promotion of interests of the consumers. The purpose of engagement with Regulators is to ensure that the inefficiencies in the sector are not borne by consumers.
B.PAC’s RECOMMENDATIONS ON REGULATORY AFFAIRS