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THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY ACT, 1910

Title : THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY ACT, 1910

Year : 1910



Protection of railways and canals, docks, wharves and piers.-

No person shall, in the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy, in any way injure any railway, 2*[aerodrome], tramway, canal or waterway or any dock, wharf or pier vested in or controlled by a local authority, or obstruct or interfere with the traffic on any railway, 2*[airway], tramway, canal or waterway.

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1. Ins. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 23.

2. Subs. by Act 22 of 1998,s.5 (w.e.f.31.12.1998.)

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(1) Every person generating, transmitting,supplying or using energy (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "operator") shall take all reasonable precautions in constructing, laying down and placing his electric supply-lines and other works and in working his system, so as not injuriously to affect, whether by induction, or otherwise, the working of any wire or line used for the purpose of telegraphic, telephonic or electric-signalling communication, or the currents in such wire or line.

(2) Where any difference or dispute arises between the operator and the telegraph-authority as to whether the operator has constructed, laid down or placed his electric supply-lines or other works, or worked his system, in contravention of sub-section (1), or as to whether the working of any wire, line or current is or is not injuriously affected thereby, the matter shall be referred to 1* [the Central Government]; and 1*[the Central Government],unless 2*[it] is of opinion that the wire or line has been placed in unreasonable proximity to the electric supply-lines or works of the operator after the construction of such lines or works, may direct the operator to make such alterations in, or additions to, his system as may be necessary in order to comply with the provisions of this section, and the operator shall make such alterations or additions accordingly:

Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to the repair,renewal or amendment of any electric supply-line so long as the course of the electric supply-line and the amount and nature of the energy transmitted thereby are not altered.

(3) Where the operator makes default in complying with the requirements of this section, he shall make full compensation for any loss or damage incurred by reason thereof, and, where any difference or dispute arises as to the amount of such compensation, the matter shall be determined by arbitration.

Explanation
.-For the purposes of this section, a telegraph-line shall be deemed to be injuriously affected if telegraphic, telephonic or electric signalling communication by means of such line is, whether through induction or otherwise, prejudicially interfered with by an electric supply-line or work or by any use made thereof.

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1. Subs. by the A. O. 1937 for "the L. G.". The words "L. G." had been subs. for "G. G. in C." by Act 38 of 1920, s. 2 and Sch. I.

2. Subs. by s. 2 and Sch. I, ibid., for "he".

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1*[(1) If any accident occurs in connection with the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy in or in connection with, any part of the electric supply-lines or other works of any person and the accident results or is likely to have resulted in loss of human or animal life or in any injury to a human being or an animal, such person shall give notice of the occurrence and of any such loss or injury actually caused by the accident, in such form and within such time as may be prescribed, to the Electrical Inspector and to such other authorities as the appropriate Government may by general or special order, direct.]

(2) 2*[The appropriate Government] may, if it thinks fit, require any 3*[Electrical Inspector,] or any other competent person appointed by it in this behalf, to inquire and report-

(a) As to the cause of any accident affecting the safety of the public, which may have been occasioned by, or in connection with, the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy, or

(b) As to the manner in, and extent to, which the provisions of this Act or of any license or rules thereunder, so far as those provisions affect the safety of any person, have been complied with.

4*[(3) Every Electrical Inspector or other person holding an inquiry under sub-section (2) shall have all the powers of a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), for the purpose of enforcing the attendance of witnesses and compelling the production of documents and material objects; and every person required by an Electrical Inspector or such other person as aforesaid to furnish any information shall be deemed to be legally bound to do so within the meaning of section 176 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).]

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 24, for the former sub-section.

2. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 24, for "The State Government".

3. Subs. by s. 2, ibid., for "Electric Inspector".

4. Ins. by s. 24, ibid.

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(1) No person shall, in the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy, permit any part of his electric supply-lines to be connected with earth except so far as may be prescribed in this behalf or may be specially sanctioned by the 1*[appropriate Government.]

(2) If at any time it is established to the satisfaction of the 1* [appropriate Government]-

(a) That any part of an electric supply-line is connected with earth contrary to the provisions of sub-section (1), or

(b) That any electric supply-lines or other works for the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy are attended with danger to the public safety or to human life or injuriously affect any telegraph-line, or

(c) That any electric supply-lines or other works are defective so as not to be in accordance with the provisions of this Act or of any rule there under, the 2*[appropriate Government], may, by order in writing, specify the matter complained of and require the owner or user of such electric supply-lines or other works to remedy it in such manner as shall be specified in the order, and may also in like manner forbid 3*[the use of, and the supply of energy to, any electric supply-line] or works until the order is complied with or for such time as is specified in the order.

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1. Subs. by s. 25, ibid., for "State Government".

2. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 25, for "State Government".

3. Subs. by s. 25, ibid., for "the use of any electric supply-line".

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1*[(1) The Central Government may, for the whole or any part of the territories to which this Act extends, and each State Government may, for the whole or any part of the State, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute an Advisory Board.]

(2) Every such Board shall consist of a chairman and not less than two other members.

2* * * * *

3*[(3)] The Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, may 4*[by general or special order published in the
Official Gazette]

5*[(a) Determine the number of members of which any such Board shall be constituted and the manner in which such members shall be appointed,]

6*[(b)] Define the duties and regulate the procedure of any such Board,

6*[(c)] Determine the tenure of office of the members of any such Board, and

6*[(d)] Give directions as to the payment of fees to, and the travelling expenses incurred by, any member of any such Board in the performance of his duty.

4*[(4) Every order made by the State Government under sub- section (3) shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before the State Legislature.

(5) Every order made by the Central Government under sub-section
(3) shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each
House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the order or both Houses agree that the order should not be made, the order shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that order.]

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1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for the former sub-section.

2. The original sub-section (3) rep. by Act 1 of 1922. s. 16.

3.The original sub-section (4) re-numbered (3) by s. 16, ibid.

4. Subs. & ins. by Act 20 of 1983 s. 2 & Sch. (w.e.f. 18.3.1984).

5. Ins. by Act 1 of 1922 s. 16.

6. The original cls. (a), (b) and (c) were re-lettered (b), (c) and (d) respectively by s. 16, ibid.

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(1) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint duly qualified persons to be Electrical Inspectors and every Electrical Inspector so appointed shall exercise the powers and perform the functions of an Electrical Inspector under this Act within such areas or in respect of such class of works and electric installations and subject to such restrictions as the appropriate Government may direct.

(2) In the absence of express provision to the contrary in this Act, or any rule made there under, an appeal shall lie from the decision of an Electrical Inspector to the appropriate Government or if the appropriate Government, by general or special order so directs, to an Advisory Board.]

36A 2*Central Electricity Board.

(1) A Board to be called the Central Electricity Board shall be constituted to exercise the powers conferred by section 37.

3*[(2) The Central Electricity Board shall consist of the following members, namely:-

(a) A Chairman and five other members to be nominated by the Central Government;

(b) One member to be nominated by the Governments of each of the States, not being a Union territory, to which this Act extends;

(c) One member to be nominated by the Central Government to represent each of the Union territories of Delhi and Himachal Pradesh;

(d) One member to be nominated by the Central Government to represent the Union territories of Manipur, Tripura and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands;

(e) One member to be nominated by each of the State Electricity Boards;

(f) One member to be nominated by the Central Government to represent the Federation of Electricity Undertakings of India;

(g) One member to be nominated by the Railway Board;

(h) One member to be nominated by the Chief Inspector of Mines appointed under section 5 of the Mines Act, 1952.(35 of 1952); and

(i) One member to be nominated by the Indian Standards Institution constituted under the Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, 1952 (36 of 1952).]

(3) Any vacancy occurring in the Board, 4***, shall be filled as soon as may be by a nomination made by the authority by whom the member vacating office was nominated.

(4) The Board shall have full power to regulate by by-laws or otherwise its own procedure and the conduct of all business to be transacted by it.

(5) The powers of the Central Electricity Board may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy in the Board.]

5* * * * *

36B 6*Certain members affected by States reorganisation to vacate offices.

Rep. by the Indian Electricity (Amendment) Act, 1959 (32 of 1959), s. 28.

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 26, for the former section.

2. Ins. by Act 10 of 1937, s. 3.

3. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 27, for sub-section (2).

4. Certain words omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order,
1956.

5. Sub-section (6), ins. ibid., omitted by Act 32 of 1959, s. 27.

6. Ins. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956.

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(1) The 1*[Central Electricity Board] may make rules 2*** for 3*** [the whole or any part of the territories to which this Act extends], to regulate the generation, transmission, supply and use of energy, and, generally, to carry out the purposes and objects of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the fore going power, such rules may-

(a) Prescribe the form of applications for licenses and the payments to be made in respect thereof;

(b) Regulate the publication of notices;

(c) Prescribe the manner in which objections with reference to any application under Part II are to be made;

(d) Provide for the preparation and submission of accounts by licensees in a specified form;

(e) Provide for the securing of a regular, constant and sufficient supply of energy by licensees to consumers and for the testing at various parts of the system of the regularity and sufficiency of such supply, and for the examination of the records of such tests by consumers;

(f) Provide for the protection of persons and property from injury by reason of contact with, or the proximity of, or by reason of the defective or dangerous condition of, any appliance or apparatus used in the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy;

(g) For the purposes of electric traction regulate the employment of insulated returns, or of uninsulated metallic returns of low resistance, in order to prevent fusion or injurious electrolytic action of or on metallic pipes, structures or substances, and to minimise, as far as is reasonably practicable, injurious interference with the electric wires, supply-lines and apparatus of parties other than the owners of the electric traction system, or with the currents therein, whether the earth is used as a return or not;

(h) Provide for preventing telegraph-lines and magnetic observatories or laboratories from being injuriously affected by the generation, transmission, supply or use of energy;

(i) Prescribe the qualifications to be required of 4*[Electrical Inspectors];

(j) Authorize any 4*[Electrical Inspector] or other officer of a specified rank and class to enter, inspect and examine any place, carriage or vessel in which he has reason to believe any appliance or apparatus used in the generation, transmission, supply, or use of energy to be, and to carry out tests therein, and to prescribe the facilities to be given to such Inspectors or officers for the purposes of such examinations and tests; 5***

(k) Authorize and regulate the levy of fees for any such testing or inspection and, generally,for the services of 4*[Electrical Inspectors] under this Act; 6*[and

(l) Provide for any matter which is to be or may be prescribed.

(3) Any rules made in pursuance of 7*[clauses (e) to (j) (both inclusive)] of sub-section (2) shall be binding on the Government.

8*[(4)] In making any rule under this Act, the 8*[Central Electricity Board] may direct that every breach thereof shall be punishable with fine which may extend to three hundred rupees, and, in the case of a continuing breach, with a further daily fine which may extend to fifty rupees.

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1. Subs. by Act 10 of 1937, s. 4, for "G. G. in C.".

2. For the Indian Electricity Rules, 1937, see Gazette of India,1937, Pt. I, p. 779. These Rules, though made by the G. G. in C., are to be deemed to have been made by the Central Electricity Board see the Rules and Regulations Continuance Act, 1937 (24 of 1937).

3. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for "the territories for the time being comprised within Part A States and Part C States or any part of such territories".

4. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 2, for "Electric Inspector".

5. The word "and" rep. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 18.

6. Ins. by s. 18, ibid.

7. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 29, for "clause (f) clause (h)".

8. Subs-section (3) re-numbered (4) by Act 1 of 1922, s. 18.

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(1) The power to make rules under section 37 shall be subject to the condition of the rules being made after previous publication.

(2) The date to be specified in accordance with clause (3) of section 23 of the General Clauses Act, 1897(10 of 1897), as that after which a draft of rules proposed to be made under section 37 will be taken into consideration shall not be less than three months from the date on which the draft of the proposed rules was published for general information.

2* * * * *

3*[(3) Every rule made under section 37 shall be published in the
Gazette of India and shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the sessions or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall there after have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.]

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1.Subs. by Act 10 of 1937, s. 4, for "G. G. in C."

2. Sub-section (3) rep. by s. 5, ibid.

3. Subs. by Act 20 of 1983, s. 2 & Sch. (w.e.f. 18.3.84).

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Whoever dishonestly abstracts, consumes or uses any energy shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which shall not be less than one thousand rupees, or with both; and if it is proved that any artificial means or means not authorised by the licensee exist for the abstraction, consumption or use of energy by the consumer, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that any abstraction, consumption or use of energy has been dishonestly caused by such consumer.

39A. Abetment.-

Whoever abets an offence punishable under section 39 or section 44 shall, notwithstanding anything contained in section 116 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), be punished with punishment provided for the offence.

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1. Subs. by Act 31 of 1986, s. 2.

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Whoever maliciously causes energy to be wasted or diverted, or, with intent to cut off the supply of energy, cuts or injures, or attempts to cut or injure, any electric supply-line or works, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.



Whoever, in contravention of the provisions of section 28, engages in the business of supplying energy shall be punishable with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees, and, in the case of a continuing contravention, with a daily fine which may extend to three hundred rupees. Whoever in contravention of the provisions of this Act or regulations or license conditions,engages in the business of transmission of energy shall be punishable with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees and in case of a continuing contravention, with a daily fine which may extend to three hundred rupees.



Whoever-

(a) Being a licensee or a person who has obtained the sanction of the State Government under section 28 to engage in the business of supplying energy to the public, save as permitted under section 27 or section 51 or by his license or as the case may be, by the conditions of sanction, supplies energy or lays down or places any electric supply-line or works outside the area of supply; or

(b) Being a licensee or a person who has obtained the sanction of the State Government as aforesaid, in contravention of the provisions of this Act of the rules there under, or in breach of the conditions of license or the sanction, as the case may be, and without reasonable excuse, the burden of proving which shall lie on him, discontinues the supply of energy or fails to supply energy; or

(c) Makes default in complying with any of the provisions of an order or of any notice or requisition issued under section 5 or section 6; or

(d) Makes default in complying with any directions issued to him under section 22A; or

(e) Makes default in complying with any order issued to him under section 22B or sub-section (2) of section 34; shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, and, in the case of a continuing offence or default, with a daily fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.]

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 31, for the former section.

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Whoever, in contravention of the provisions of section 30, transmits or uses energy without giving the notice required thereby, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, and, in the case of a continuing offence, with a daily fine which may extend to fifty rupees.



Whoever-

(a) Connects any meter referred to in section 26, sub- section (1), or any meter, indicator or apparatus referred to in section 26, section 26, sub-section (7), with any electric supply-line through which energy is supplied by a licensee, or disconnects the same from any such electric supply-line 1***; or

2*[(aa) Unauthorisedly re-connects any meter referred to in sub- section (1) of section 26, or any meter, indicator or apparatus referred to in sub-section (7) of section 26, with any electric supply- line or other works, being the property of the licensee, through which energy may be supplied, when the said electric supply line or other works has or have been cut or disconnected under sub-section (1) of section 24; or]

(b) Lays, or causes to be laid, or connects up any works for the purpose of communicating with any other works belonging to a licensee 1***; or

(c) Maliciously injures any meter referred to in section 26, subsection (1), or any meter, indicator or apparatus referred to in section 26, sub-section (7), or wilfully or fraudulently alters the index of any such meter, indicator or apparatus, or prevents any such meter, indicator or apparatus from duly registering; or

(d) Improperly uses the energy of a licensee;

4*[shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both] and, in the case of a continuing offence, with a daily fine which may extend to 5*[fifty] rupees; and 6*[if it is proved that any artificial means exist] for making such connection as is referred to in clause (a), 4*[or such re-connection as is referred to in clause (aa),] or such communication as is referred to in clause (b), or for causing such alteration or prevention as is referred to in clause (c), or for facilitating such improper use as is referred to in clause (d), 5*[and that] the meter, indicator or apparatus is under the custody or control of the consumer, whether it is his property or not, 6*[it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved,] 2*[that such connection, re-connection, communication] alteration, prevention or improper use, as the case may be, has been knowingly and wilfully caused by such consumer.

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1. Certain words omitted by Act 32 of 1959, s. 32.

2. Ins. and subs. by Act 31 of 1986, s. 3.

3. Subs. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 19, for "thirty".

4. Subs. by s. 19, ibid., for "the existence of artificial means".

5. Subs. by s. 19, ibid., for "shall, where".

6. Subs. by s. 19, ibid., for "be prima facie evidence".

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Whoever maliciously extinguishes any public lamp shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to three hundred rupees, or with both.



Whoever negligently causes energy to be wasted or diverted, or negligently breaks, throws down or damages any electric supply-line, post, pole or lamp or other apparatus connected with the supply



Whoever, in any case not already provided for by 1*[section 39, section 39A or sections 40] to 46 (both inclusive), makes default in complying with any of the provisions of this Act, or with any order issued under it, or, in the case of a licensee, with any of the conditions of his license 2*[or in the case of a person who has obtained the sanction of the State Government under section 28, with any of the conditions of the sanction,] shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, and, in the case of a continuing default, with a daily fine which may extend to twenty rupees:

Provided
that, where a person has made default in complying with any of the provisions of sections 13, 14, 15, 17 and 32, as the case may be, he shall not be so punishable if the Court is of opinion that the case was one of emergency and that the offender complied with the said provisions as far as was reasonable in the circumstances.

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1. Ins.by Act 32 of 1959, s.33.

2. Subs. by the A. O. 1948, for "any Government in British India".

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The penalties imposed by 1*[section 39, section 39A or section 40] to 47 (both inclusive) shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, any liability in respect of the payment of compensation or, in the case of a licensee, the revocation of his license, which the offender may have incurred.

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1. Ins.by Act 32 of 1959, s.33.

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The provisions of 1*[section 39, 39A, 40] 44, 45 and 46 shall, so far as they are applicable, be deemed to apply also when the acts made punishable thereunder are committed in the case of energy supplied by, or of works belonging to, 2*[Central Government or any State Government].

49A. 3* Offences by companies.

(1) If the person committing an offence under this Act is a company, every person who at the time the offence was committed was in charge of, and was responsible to, the company for the conduct of the business of the company as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly:

Provided
that nothing contained in this sub-section shall render any such person liable to any punishment, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director or manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such director, manager, secretary or other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section,-

(a) "Company" means any body corporate and includes a firm or other association of individuals; and

(b) "Director", in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm].

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1. Ins.by Act 32 of 1959, s.34.

2. Subs.by Act 31 of 1986,s.4.

3. Subs.by s.5,ibid.

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No prosecution shall be instituted against any person for any offence against this Act or any rule, license or order there under, except at the instance of the Government 1*[or a State Electricity Board] or an 2*[Electrical Inspector], or of a person aggrieved by the same.

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 2, for "Electric Inspector".

2. Subs. . by s. 35, ibid., for certain words.

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Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 12 to 16 (both inclusive) and sections 18 and 19, the Central Government in the case of intra State transmission system and the State Government in the case of intra State transmission system,as the case may be, may by order in writing, for placing of electric supply-lines, appliances and apparatus for the transmission of energy or for the purpose of telephonic or telegraphic communication necessary for the proper co-ordination of works,confer upon any public officer, Central Transmission Utility, State Transmission Utility, transmission licensee, licensee or any other person engaged in the business of transmission or supplying energy to the public under this Act, subject to such conditions and restrictions (if any) as the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, may think fit to impose, and to the provisions of the Indian Telegraph Act,1885, any of the powers which the telegraph-authority possesses under the Act,with respect to the placing of telegraph- lines and posts for the purposes of a telegraph established or maintained by the Government or to be so established or maintained.]

2*[51A. State Government to have powers and obligations of licensee under this Act.-

Where the State Government engages in the business of supplying energy to the public, it shall have all the powers and obligations of a licensee under this Act:

Provided
that nothing in sections 3 to 11 (both inclusive), section 21, sub-section (2) and (3), sections 22 and 27 or in clauses I to V (both inclusive), clause VII and clauses IX to XII (both inclusive) of the Schedule relating to the duties and obligations of a licensee shall apply to the State Government:

Provided further that the provisions of clause VI of the Schedule shall apply to the State Government in respect of that area only where distribution mains have been laid by the State Government and the supply of energy through any of them has commenced.]

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1. Subs. by Act 22 of 1998, s.7 (w.e.f.31.12.1998)

2. Ins.by Act.32 of 1959, s.36.

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Where any matter is, by or under this Act,directed to be determined by arbitration, the matter shall, unless it is otherwise expressly provided in the license of a licensee, be determined by such person or persons as the State Government may nominate in that behalf on the application of either party; but in all other respects the arbitration shall be subject to the provisions of the 1*** 2** [Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (26 of 1996)];

3*[Provided that where the Government or a State Electricity Board is a party to a dispute, the dispute shall be referred to two arbitrators, one to be appointed by each party to the dispute.]

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1. The word "Indian" rep. by Act 32 of 1940, s. 3 and Sch. II.

2. Subs. by Act 22 of 1998, s. 8 (w.e.f.31-12-1990)

3. Added by Act 32 of 1959, s. 37.

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(1) Every notice, order or document by or under this Act required or authorized to be addressed to any person may be served by post or left,-

(a) Where 1*[the Central Government or the State Government] is the addressee, at the office of 2*[such officer as the Central Government or the State Government as the case may be, may designate in this behalf];

3* * * * *

(b) Where a local authority is the addressee, at the office of the local authority;

(c) Where a company is the addressee, at the registered office of the company or, in the event of the registered office of the company not being in India, at the head office of the company in India;

(d) Where any other person is the addressee, at the usual or last known place of abode or business of the person.

(2) Every notice, order or document by or under this Act required or authorized to be addressed to the owner or occupier of any premises shall be deemed to be properly addressed if addressed by the description of the "owner" or "occupier" of the premises (naming the premises), and may be served by delivering it, or a true copy thereof, to some person on the premises, or, if there is no person on the premises to whom the same can with reasonable diligence be delivered, by affixing it on some conspicuous part of the premises.

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1. Subs. by the A. O. 1937 for "the Govt.".

2. Subs. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 21, for "the Secretary in the Public
Works Department".

3. Cl. (aa), ins. by the A. O. 1937, rep. by the A. O. 1948.

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Every sum declared to be recoverable by 1*[section 5, sub-section
(4)], section 14, sub-section (2), clause (h), section 16, sub-section
(2), section 18, sub-section (2) or sub-section (4), or section 26, sub-section (4) and every fee leviable under this Act, may be recovered, on application to a Magistrate having jurisdiction where the person liable to pay the same is for the time being resident, by the distress and sale of any movable property belonging to such person.

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 38, for "section 5, clause (f), section 6, sub-section (2)".

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The State Government may, by general or special order, authorize the discharge of any of its functions under section 13 or section 18 1*[or section 34, sub-section (2),] or clause V, sub-clause (2), or clause XIII of the Schedule by an 2*[Electrical Inspector].

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1. Ins. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 22.

2. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 2, for "Electric Inspector".

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1*[(1)] No suit, prosecution or other proceeding shall lie against any public officer, or any servant of a local authority, for anything done, or in good faith purporting to be done, under this Act.

2*[(2) No court shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act, by a public officer except with the sanction-

(a) In the case of a person employed in connection with the affairs of the Union, of the Central Government; and

(b) In any other case, of the State Government.]

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1. S. 56 was re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by s.
39, ibid.

2. Ins. by section 39, ibid.

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(1) In section 40, sub-section (1), clause (b), and section 41, sub-section (5), of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (1 of 1894), the term "work" shall be deemed to include electrical energy supplied, or to be supplied, by means of the work to be constructed.

(2) The State Government may, if it thinks fit, on the application of any person, not being a company, desirous of obtaining any land for the purposes of his undertaking, direct that he may acquire such land under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (1 of 1894), in the same manner and on the same conditions as it might be acquired if the person were a company.



(1) The Indian Electricity Act, 1903 (3 of 1903), is hereby pealed:-

Provided that every application for a license made and every license granted under the said Act shall be deemed to have been made and granted under this Act.

(2) Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to affect the terms of any license which was granted, or of any agreement which was made, by or with the sanction of the Government for the supply or use of electricity before the commencement of this Act.

SCHEDULE I

PROVISIONS TO BE DEEMED TO BE INCORPORATED WITH, AND TO FORM PART OF, EVERY LICENSE GRANTED UNDER PART II, SO FAR AS NOT ADDED TO, VARIED OR EXCEPTED BY THE LICENSE

[See section 3(2)(f).]

SECURITY AND ACCOUNTS

Security for execution of works of licensee not being local authority.

I. Where the licensee is not a local authority, the following provisions as to giving security shall apply, namely:-

(a) The licensee shall, within the period fixed in that behalf by his license, or any longer period which the State Government may substitute therefor by order under 1*[section 4A, sub-section (1),] of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910, before exercising any of the powers by the license conferred on him in relation to the execution of works, show, to the satisfaction of the State Government, that he is in a position fully and efficiently to discharge the duties and obligations imposed upon him by the license throughout the area of supply.

(b) The licensee shall also, within the period fixed in that behalf by his license, or any longer period which the State Government may substitute therefor by order under 2*[section 4A, sub-section (1),] of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910, and before exercising any of the powers conferred on him in relation to the execution of works, deposit or secure to the satisfaction of the State Government such sum (if any) as may be fixed by the license or, if not so fixed, by the State Government.

(c) The said sum deposited or secured by the licensee under the provision of this clause shall be repaid or released to him on the completion of the works or at such earlier date or dates and by such instalments, as may be approved by the State Government:

3*[Provided that if the works referred to in clause IV are not executed to the satisfaction of the State Government within the period specified in that clause, that Government may by order direct that the whole or any part of the sum so deposited or secured shall be forfeited to it.]

II. Audit of accounts of licensee not being local authority.

Where the licensee is not a local authority, the following provisions as to the audit of accounts shall apply, namely:-

(a) The annual statement of accounts of the undertaking shall, before being rendered under section 11 of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910, be examined and audited by such person as the State Government may appoint or approve in this behalf, and the remuneration of the auditor shall be such as the State Government may direct, and his remuneration and all expenses incurred by him in or about the execution of his duties, to such an amount as the State Government shall approve, shall be paid by the licensee on demand.

(b) The licensee shall afford to the auditor, his clerks and assistants, access to all such books and documents relating to the undertaking as are necessary for the purposes of the audit, and shall, when required, furnish to him and them all vouchers and information 4*[(including technical data and statements of energy generated and sold)] requisite for that purpose, and afford to him and them all facilities for the proper execution of his and their duty.

(c) The audit shall be made and conducted in such manner as the State Government may direct.

(d) Any report made by the auditor, or such portion thereof as the State Government may direct, shall be appended to the annual statement of accounts of the licensee, and shall thenceforth form part thereof.

(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this clause, the State Government may, if it thinks fit, accept the examination and audit of an auditor appointed by the licensee.

III. Separate accounts.

The licensee shall, unless the State Government otherwise directs, at all times keep the accounts of the 5*[undertaking relating to the generation, supply or distribution of energy] distinct from the accounts kept by him of any other undertaking or business.

Compulsory works and supply

Execution of work after commencement of license.

IV. The licensee shall, within a period of three years after the commencement of the license, execute to the satisfaction of the
State Government all such works as may be specified in the license in this behalf or, if not so specified, as the State Government may, by order in writing issued within six months of the date of the commencement of the license, direct.

Provisions as to laying down of further distributing mains.

V. (1) Where, after the expiration of two years and six months from the commencement of the license, a requisition is made by 6*[two or more] owners or occupiers of premises in or upon any street or part of a street within the area of supply or by the State Government or a local authority charged with the public lighting thereof, requiring the licensee to provide distributing mains throughout such street or part thereof, the licensee shall comply within six months with the requisition, unless,-

(a) Where it is made by such owners or occupiers as aforesaid, the owners or occupiers making it do not, within fourteen clear days after the service on them by the licensee of a notice in writing in this behalf, tender to the licensee a written contract 7*[in a form approved by the State Government] duly executed and with sufficient security binding themselves to take, or guaranteeing that there shall be taken, a supply of energy for not less than two years to such amount as will in the aggregate 8*[assure to the licensee at the current rates charged by him, an annual revenue not exceeding fifteen per centum of the cost of the distributing mains (not including transformers and other sub-station equipment) required to comply with the requisition]; or

(b) Where it is made by the State Government or a local authority, the State Government or local authority, as the case may be, does not, within the like period, tender a like contract binding itself to take a supply of energy for not less than seven years for the public lamps in such street or part thereof.

9*[(2) Where any difference or dispute arises between the licensee and such owners or occupiers as to the sufficiency of the security offered under this clause, or as to the cost of the distributing mains or as to the amount of energy to be taken or guaranteed as aforesaid, the matter shall be referred to the
Electrical Inspector and decided by him.]

(3) Every requisition under this clause shall be signed by the maker or makers thereof and shall be served on the licensee.

(4) Every requisition under this clause shall be in a form to be prescribed by rules under the Indian Electricity Act, 1910; and copies of the form shall be kept at the office of the licensee and supplied free of charge to any applicant.

Requisition for supply to owners or occupiers in vicinity.

VI. (1) Where 10*[after distributing mains have been laid down under the provisions of clause IV or clause V and the supply of energy through those mains or any of them has commenced] a requisition is made by the owner or occupier of any premises situate within 11*[the area of supply] requiring the licensee to supply energy for such premises, the licensee shall, within one month from the making of the requisition 10*[or within such longer period as the 12*[Electrical Inspector] may allow,] supply, and, save in so far as he is prevented from doing so by cyclones, floods, storms or other occurrences beyond his control, continue to supply, energy in accordance with the requisition:

Provided, first, that the licensee shall not be bound to comply with any such requisition unless and until the person making it-

(a) Within fourteen days after the service on him by the licensee of a notice in writing in this behalf, tenders to the licensee a written contract, in a form approved by the State Government, duly executed and with sufficient security, binding himself to take a supply of energy for not less than two years to such amount as will 13*[assure to the licensee at the current rates charged by him, an annual revenue not exceeding fifteen per centum of the cost of the service line required to comply with the requisition], and

(b) If required by the licensee so to do, pays to the licensee the cost of so much of any service line as may be laid down or placed for the purposes of the supply upon the property in respect of which the requisition is made, and of so much of any service line as it may be necessary for the said purposes to lay down or place beyond one hundred feet from the licensees distributing main, although not on that property:

Provided, secondly, that the licensee shall be entitled to discontinue such supply-

(a) If the owner or occupier of the property to which the supply is made has not already given security, or if any security given by him has become invalid or insufficient, and such owner or occupier fails to furnish security or to make up the original security to a sufficient amount, as the case may be, within seven days after the service upon him of notice from the licensee requiring him so to do, or

(b) If the owner or occupier of the property to which the supply is made adopts any appliance, or uses the energy supplied to him by the licensee for any purposes, or deals with it in any manner, so as unduly or improperly to interfere with the efficient supply of energy to any other person by the licensee, or

(c) If the electric wires, fittings, works and apparatus in such property are not in good order and condition, and are consequently likely to affect injuriously the use of energy by the licensee, or by other persons, or

(d) If the owner or occupier makes any alterations of, or additions to, any electric wires, fittings, works or apparatus within such property as aforesaid, and does not notify the same to the licensee before the same are connected to the source of supply, with a view to their being examined and tested; 14*[but the licensee shall re-connect the supply with all reasonable speed on the cessation of the act or default or both, as the case may be, which entitled him to discontinue it]:

Provided
, thirdly, that the maximum rate per unit of time at which the owner or occupier shall be entitled to be supplied with energy shall not exceed what is necessary for the maximum consumption on his premises, and, where the owner or occupier has required a licensee to supply him at a specified maximum rate, he shall not be entitled to alter that maximum, except after one months notice in writing to the licensee, and the licensee may recover from the owner or occupier any expenses incurred by him by reason of such alteration in respect of the service lines by which energy is supplied to the property beyond one hundred feet from the licensees distributing main, or in respect of any fittings or apparatus of the licensee upon that property: and

Provided
, fourthly, that, 15*[if any requisition is made for a supply of energy and] the licensee can prove, to the satisfaction of an 16*[Electrical Inspector],-

(a) That 17*[the nearest distributing main] is already loaded up to its full current-carrying capacity, or

(b) That, in case of a larger amount of current being transmitted by it, the loss of pressure will seriously affect the efficiency of the supply to other consumers in the vicinity,the licensee may refuse to accede to the requisition for such reasonable period, not exceeding six months, as such Inspector may think sufficient for the purpose of amending the distributing main or laying down or placing a further distributing main.

(2) Any service line laid for the purpose of supply in pursuance of a requisition under sub-clause (1) shall, notwithstanding that a portion of it may have been paid for by the person making the requisition, be 18*[maintained by the licensee who shall also have the right to use it for the supply of energy to any other person].

(3) Where any difference or dispute arises as to the amount of energy to be taken or guaranteed as aforesaid, or as to the cost of any service line or as to the sufficiency of the security offered by any owner or occupier 19*[or as to the position of the meter board], or as to the improper use of energy, or as to any alleged defect in any wires, fittings, works or apparatus, or as to the amount of the expenses incurred under the third proviso to sub-clause (1), the matter shall be referred to an 20*[Electrical Inspector] and decided by him.

(4) Every requisition under this clause shall be signed by the maker or makers thereof and shall be served on the licensee.

(5) Every requisition under this clause shall be in a form to be prescribed by rules under the Indian Electricity Act, 1910; and copies of the form shall be kept at the office of the licensee and supplied free of charge to any applicant.

VII. Further provisions as to laying of service lines.

21*[ The licensee shall, before commencing to lay down or place a service line in any street in which a distributing main has not already been laid down or placed, serve upon the local authority (if any) and upon the owner or occupier of all premises abutting on so much of the street as lies between the points of origin and termination of the service line so to be laid down or placed, twenty-one days notice stating that the licensee intends to lay down or place a service line, and intimating that, if within the said period the local authority or 22*[any one or more] of such owners or occupiers require, in accordance with the provisions of the license, that a supply shall be given for any public lamps or to their premises, as the case may be, the necessary distributing main will be laid down or placed by the licensee at the same time as the service line.]

VIII. Supply for public lamps.

(1) Where 23*[after distributing mains have been laid down under the provisions of clause IV or clause V and the supply of energy through those mains or any of them has commenced] a requisition is made by the State Government or by a local authority requiring the licensee to supply for a period of not less than seven years energy for any public lamps within the 24*[area of supply], the licensee shall supply, and, save in so far as he is prevented from doing so by cyclones, floods, storms or other occurrences beyond his control, continue to supply, energy for such lamps in such quantities as the State Government or the local authority, as the case may be, may require.

25*[(1A) The State Government or, as the case may be, a local authority may require the licensee-

(a) To provide the mains and other equipments for public lamps, and

(b) To use for that purpose supports, if any, previously erected or set up by him for supply of energy.]

(2) The provisions of sub-clause (b) of the first proviso, of sub- clauses (c) and (d) of the second proviso, and of the third and fourth provisos to sub-clause (1) and the provisions of sub- clauses(2) and (3) of clause VI shall, so far as may be, apply to every case in which a requisition for the supply of energy is made under this clause as if the State Government or local authority were an owner or occupier within the meaning of those provisions.

Supply by bulk-licensees

IX. Special provisions applying to supply by bulk-licensees.

(1) Where, and in so far as, the licensee (hereinafter in this clause referred to as "the bulk-licensee") is authorized by his license to supply energy to other licensees for distribution by them (here in after in this clause referred to as "distributing-licensees") the following provisions shall apply, namely:-

(a) Any distributing-licensees within the bulk-licensees area of supply may make a requisition on the bulk-licensee, requiring him to give a supply of energy and specifying the point, and the maximum rate per unit of time, at which such supply is required, and the date upon which the supply is to commence, such date being fixed after the date of receipt of the requisition so as to allow an interval that is reasonable with regard to the locality and to the length of the electric supply-line and the amount of the plant required;

(b) Such distributing-licensee shall, if required by the bulk-licensee so to do, enter into a written agreement to receive and pay for a supply of energy for a period of not less than seven years of such an amount that the payment to be made for the same at the rate of charge for the time being charged for such supply shall not be less than such an amount 26*[as will assure to the bulk-licensee an annual revenue not exceeding fifteen per centum of the outlay] (excluding expenditure on generating plant then existing and any electric supply-line then laid down or placed) incurred by him in making provision for such supply;

27* * * * *

(d) If any difference or dispute arises under this clause, it shall be determined by arbitration, and, in the event of such arbitration, the arbitrator shall have regard to the following amongst other considerations, namely:-

(i) The period for which the distributing-licensee is prepared to bind him self to take energy;

(ii) The amount of energy required and the hours during which the bulk-licensee is to supply it;

(iii) The capital expenditure incurred or to be incurred by the bulk-licensee in connection with the aforesaid supply of energy; and

(iv) The extent to which the capital expended or to be expended by the bulk-licensee in connection with such supply may become unproductive upon the discontinuance thereof.

(2) Notwithstanding anything in sub-clause (1), the bulk-licensee shall give a supply of energy to any distributing-licensee within his area of supply applying therefor, even although the distributing-licensee desires to be supplied with only a portion of the energy required for distribution by him:

Provided
that the distributing-licensee shall, if so required by the bulk-licensee, enter into an agreement to take such energy upon special terms (including a minimum annual sum to be paid to the bulk-licensee) to be determined, if necessary, by arbitration in the manner laid down in sub-clause (1) (d).

(3) The maximum price fixed by a license for energy supplied to a distributing-licensee shall not apply to any partial supply given under sub-clause (2).

(4) Every distributing-licensee, who is supplied with energy by a bulk-licensee and intends to discontinue to receive such supply, shall give not less than twelve months notice in writing of such intention to the bulk-licensee:

Provided that, where the distributing-licensee has entered into a written agreement with the bulk-licensee to receive and pay for a supply of energy for a certain period, such notice shall be given so as not to expire before the end of that period.

Charges

X. 28* * * * *

Method of charging.

29*[(1)] 30*** Where the licensee charges by any method 31* [approved by the State Government in accordance with section 23, sub-section (3), clause (c), of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910,] any consumer who objects to that method may, by not less than one months notice in writing, require the licensee to charge him, at the licensees option, either by the actual amount of energy supplied to him or by the electrical quantity contained of energy supplied to him or by the electrical quantity contained in the supply, and thereafter the licensee shall not, except with the consent of the consumer, charge him by another method.

29*[(2)] 30*** Before commencing to supply energy through any distributing main, the licensee shall give notice, by public advertisement, of the method by which he proposes to charge for energy so supplied; and, where the licensee has given such notice, he shall not be entitled to change that method of charging without giving not less than one months notice in writing of such change to the State Government, 32*[to the State Electricity Board and the local authority (if any) concerned and to the Electrical Inspector], and to every consumer of energy who is supplied by him from such distributing main.

29*[(3)]33*** If the consumer is provided with a meter in pursuance of the provisions of section 26, sub-section (1), of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910, and the licensee changes the method of charging for the energy supplied by him from the distributing main, the licensee shall bear the expense of providing a new meter, or such other apparatus as may be necessary by reason of the new method of charging.

34* * * * *

XII. Charge for supply for public lamps.

The price to be charged by the licensee and to be paid to him for energy supplied for the public lamps 35*[and other charges to be paid to him in connection therewith], and the mode in which those charges are to be ascertained, shall be settled by agreement between the licensee and the State Government or the local authority, as the case may be, and, where any difference or dispute arises, the matter shall be determined by arbitration.

Testing and inspection

XIII. Licensee to establish testing stations and keep instruments for testing.

The licensee shall establish at his own cost and keep in proper condition such number of testing stations, situated at such places within reasonable distance from any distributing main, as the State Government may direct for the purpose of testing the pressure of periodicity of the supply of energy in the distributing main, and shall supply and keep in proper condition thereat, and on all premises from which he supplies energy, such instruments for testing as an 36*[Electrical Inspector] may approve, and shall supply energy to each testing station for the purpose of testing.

XIV. Facilities for testing.

The licensee shall afford 37*[to and Electrical Inspector or other person authorised by such Inspector] all facilities for inspection and testing of his works and for the reading, testing and inspection of his instruments, and may, on each occasion of the testing of his works or the reading, testing or inspection of any instruments, be represented by an agent, who may be present, but shall not interfere with the reading, testing or inspection.

XV. Testing of works.

On the occasion of the testing of any works of the licensee by an 38*[Electrical Inspector or a person authorised by him in this behalf (hereinafter referred to as the authorised person)] reasonable notice thereof shall be given to the licensee; and the testing shall be carried out at such suitable hours as, in the opinion of the 38*[Electrical Inspector or the authorised person], will least interfere with the supply of energy by the licensee, and in such manner as the 38*[Electrical Inspector or the authorised person] may think fit; but, except under the provisions of an order made in each case in that behalf by the State Government, the 38*[Electrical Inspector or the authorised person] shall not be entitled to have access to, or interfere with, the works of the licensee at any points other than those at which the licensee himself has access to the same:

Provided
that the licensee shall not be held responsible for any interruption or irregularity in the supply of energy which may be occasioned by, or required by the 38*[Electrical Inspector or the authorised person] for the purpose of, any such testing as aforesaid:

Provided
, also, that the testing shall not be made in regard to any particular portion of the works oftener than once in any three months, unless in pursuance of an order made in each case in that behalf by the State Government.

XVI. Plan of area of supply to be made and kept open for inspection.

(1) The licensee shall, after commencing to supply energy, forthwith cause a plan to be made of the area of supply, and shall cause to be marked thereon the alignment 39*[and, in the case of underground works, the approximate depth] below the surface of all his then existing electric supply-lines, street-distributing boxes and other works, and shall once in every year cause that plan to be duly corrected so as to show the electric supply-lines, street-distributing boxes and other works for the time being in position. The licensee shall also, if so required by an 38*[Electrical Inspector], cause to be made sections showing the approximate level of all his existing underground works other than service lines.

(2) Every such plan shall be drawn to such scale as the State Government may require: provided that no scale shall be required unless maps of the locality on that scale are for the time being available to the public.

(3) Every such section shall be drawn to horizontal and vertical scales which shall be such as the State Government may require.

(4) Every plan and section so made or corrected, or a copy thereof, marked with the date when it was so made or corrected, shall be kept by the licensee at his principal office or place of business within the area of supply, and shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of all applicants, and copies thereof shall be supplied on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by rules under the Indian Electricity Act, 1910.

(5) The licensee shall, if required by an 38*[Electrical Inspector] and, where the licensee is not a local authority, by the local authority (if any) concerned, supply free of charge to such 38*[Electrical Inspector] or local authority a copy of every such plan or section duly corrected so as to agree with the original kept at the principal office or place of business of the licensee.

Additional notice of certain works

XVII. Notice to Electrical Inspector.

On the day next preceding the commencement of any such works as are referred to in section 13 of the Indian Electricity Act,1910, the licensee shall, in addition to any other notices which he may be required to give, serve upon the 38*[Electrical Inspector], or such officer as the State Government may appoint in this behalf for the area of supply, a notice in writing stating that he is about to commence the works, and the nature and position of the same.

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1. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "section 4, sub-section (3), clause (b)".

2. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "section 4, sub-section (3), clause (b)".

3. Ins. by s. 40, ibid.

4. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "capital employed for the purposes of the undertaking".

5. Subs. by s. 40, ibid., for "six or more".

6. Ins. by s. 40, ibid.

7. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "produce annually, at the current rates charged by the licensee, a reasonable return to the licensee".

8. Subs. by s. 40, ibid., for sub-clause (2).

9. Ins. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 23.

10. Subs. by s. 23, ibid., for "one hundred yards from any distributing main".

11. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 2, for "Electric Inspector".

12. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "produce, at current rates charged by the licensee, a reasonable return to the licensee".

13. Ins. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 23.

14. Subs. by s. 23, ibid., for "in the event of any requisition being made for a supply of energy from any distributing main of which".

15. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 2, for "Electric Inspector".

16. Subs. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 23, for "it".

17. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "maintained by the licensee".

18. Ins. by s. 40, ibid.

19. Subs. by s. 2, ibid., for "Electric Inspector".

20. Subs. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 24, for the former clause.

21. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "any five or more".

22. Ins. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 25.

23. Subs. by s. 25, ibid., for "distance of one hundred yards from any distributing main".

24. Ins. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40.

25. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for "as will produce a reasonable return to the bulk-licensee on the outlay".

26. Sub-clause (c) omitted by s. 40, ibid.

27. The first part of the cl. up to and including sub-clause (c) rep.by Act 1 of 1922, s. 26.

28. The first, second and third provisos renumbered as sub-clauses (1), (2) and (3), respectively, by s. 26, ibid.

29. The words "Provided, first, that" rep, by s. 26, ibid.

30. Subs, by s. 26, ibid., for "so approved by the L. G.".

31. The first, second and third provisos renumbered as sub-clauses (1), (2) and (3), respectively, by Act 1 of 1922, s. 26.

32. The words "Provided, secondly, that" rep. by s. 26, ibid.

33. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40, for"to the local authority (if any) concerned".

34. The words "Provided, thirdly, that" rep. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 26.

35. Clauses XI and XIA omitted by Act 32 of 1959, s. 40.

36. Ins. by s. 40, ibid.

37. Subs. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 29, for "and the approximate height above or depth".

38. Subs. by Act 32 of 1959, s. 2, for "Electric Inspector".

39. Subs. by Act 1 of 1922, s. 29, for the original sub-clauses (2) and (3).

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