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Electricity Act, 2003

The Electricity Act 2003 covers the major issues involving generation, distribution, transmission and trading in power. This Act consists of 185 sections. Get the detailed description of all the sections of The Electricity Act 2003 only at easyadvocacy.



Section Title
Section- 1 Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section - 2. Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section - 3. National Electricity Policy and Plan Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section - 4. National policy on stand alone systems for rural areas and non-conventional energy systems Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section - 5. National policy on electrification and local distribution in rural areas Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section - 6. Joint responsibility of State Government and Central Government in rural electrification Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section - 7. Generating company and requirement for setting up of generating station Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section - 8. Hydro-electric generation Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section - 9. Captive generation Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section - 10. Duties of generating companies Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section - 11. Directions to generating companies Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section - 12. Authorised persons to transmit, supply, etc., electricity Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section - 13. Power to exempt Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section - 14. Grant of licence Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section - 15. Procedure for grant of licence Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section - 16. Conditions of licence Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section - 17. Licensee not to do certain things Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section - 18. Amendment of licence Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section - 19. Revocation of licence Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section - 20. Sale of utilities of licensees Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section - 21. Vesting of utility in purchaser Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section - 22. Provisions where no purchase takes place. Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section - 23. Directions to licensees Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section - 24. Suspension of distribution licence and sale of utility Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section - 25. Inter-State, regional and inter-regional transmission Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section - 26. National Load Despatch Centre Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section - 27. Constitution of Regional Load Despatch Centre Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section - 28. Functions of Regional Load Despatch Centre Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section - 29. Compliance of directions Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section - 30. Transmission within a State Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section - 31. Constitution of State Load Despatch Centres Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section - 32. Functions of State Load Despatch Centres Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section - 33. Compliance of directions Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section - 34. Grid Standards Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section - 35. Intervening transmission facilities Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section - 36. Charges for intervening transmission facilities Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section - 37. Directions by Appropriate Government Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section - 38. Central Transmission Utility and functions Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section - 39. State Transmission Utility and functions Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section - 40. Duties of transmission licensees.–It shall be the duty of a transmission licensee Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section - 41. Other business of transmission licensee Chapter 1
Section- 42 Section - 42. Duties of distribution licensee and open access Chapter 1
Section- 43 Section - 43. Duty to supply on request Chapter 1
Section- 44 Section - 44. Exceptions from duty to supply electricity Chapter 1
Section- 45 Section - 45. Power to recover charges Chapter 1
Section- 46 Section - 46. Power to recover expenditure Chapter 1
Section- 47 Section - 47. Power to require security Chapter 1
Section- 48 Section - 48. Additional terms of supply Chapter 1
Section- 49 Section - 49. Agreements with respect to supply or purchase of electricity Chapter 1
Section- 50 Section - 50. The Electricity supply code Chapter 1
Section- 51 Section - 51. Other businesses of distribution licensees Chapter 1
Section- 52 Section - 52. Provisions with respect to electricity trader Chapter 1
Section- 53 Section - 53. Provision relating to safety and electricity supply.–The Authority may, in consultation with the State Government, specify suitable measures for Chapter 1
Section- 54 Section - 54. Control of transmission and use of electricity Chapter 1
Section- 55 Section - 55. Use, etc., of meters Chapter 1
Section- 56 Section - 56. Disconnection of supply in default of payment Chapter 1
Section- 57 Section - 57. Standards of performance of licensee Chapter 1
Section- 58 Section - 58. Different standards of performance by licensee Chapter 1
Section- 59 Section - 59. Information with respect to levels of performance Chapter 1
Section- 60 Section - 60. Market domination Chapter 1
Section- 61 Section - 61. Tariff regulations Chapter 1
Section- 62 Section - 62. Determination of tariff Chapter 1
Section- 63 Section - 63. Determination of tariff by bidding process Chapter 1
Section- 64 Section - 64. Procedure for tariff order Chapter 1
Section- 65 Section - 65. Provision of subsidy by State Government Chapter 1
Section- 66 Section - 66. Development of market Chapter 1
Section- 67 Section - 67. Provision as to opening up of streets, railways, etc Chapter 1
Section- 68 Section - 68. Overhead lines Chapter 1
Section- 69 Section - 69. Notice to telegraph authority Chapter 1
Section- 70 Section - 70. Constitution, etc., of Central Electricity Authorit Chapter 1
Section- 71 Section - 71. Members not to have certain interest Chapter 1
Section- 72 Section - 72. Officers and staff of Authority Chapter 1
Section- 73 Section - 73. Functions and duties of Authority Chapter 1
Section- 74 Section - 74. Power to require statistics and returns Chapter 1
Section- 75 Section - 75. Directions by Central Government to Authority Chapter 1
Section- 76 Section - 76. Constitution of Central Commission Chapter 1
Section- 77 Section - 77. Qualifications for appointment of Members of Central Commission Chapter 1
Section- 78 Section - 78. Constitution of Selection Committee to recommend Members Chapter 1
Section- 79 Section - 79. Functions of Central Commission Chapter 1
Section- 80 Section - 80. Central Advisory Committee Chapter 1
Section- 81 Section - 81. Objects of Central Advisory Committee Chapter 1
Section- 82 Section - 82. Constitution of State Commission Chapter 1
Section- 83 Section - 83. Joint Commission Chapter 1
Section- 84 Section - 84. Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and Members of State Commission Chapter 1
Section- 85 Section - 85. Constitution of Selection Committee to select Members of State Commission Chapter 1
Section- 86 Section - 86. Functions of State Commission Chapter 1
Section- 87 Section - 87. State Advisory Committee Chapter 1
Section- 88 Section - 88. Objects of State Advisory Committee Chapter 1
Section- 89 Section - 89. Term of office and conditions of service of Members Chapter 1
Section- 90 Section - 90. Removal of Member Chapter 1
Section- 91 Section - 91. Secretary, officers and other employees of Appropriate Commission Chapter 1
Section- 92 Section - 92. Proceedings of Appropriate Commission Chapter 1
Section- 93 Section - 93. Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings Chapter 1
Section- 94 Section - 94. Powers of Appropriate Commission Chapter 1
Section- 95 Section - 95. Proceedings before Commission Chapter 1
Section- 96 Section - 96. Powers of entry and seizure Chapter 1
Section- 97 Section - 97. Delegation Chapter 1
Section- 98 Section - 98. Grants and loans by Central Government.– Chapter 1
Section- 99 Section - 99. Establishment of Fund by Central Government Chapter 1
Section- 100 Section - 100. Accounts and audit of Central Commission Chapter 1
Section- 101 Section - 101. Annual report of Central Commission Chapter 1
Section- 102 Section - 102. Grants and Loans by State Government Chapter 1
Section- 103 Section - 103. Establishment of Fund by State Government. Chapter 1
Section- 104 Section - 104. Accounts and audit of State Commission. Chapter 1
Section- 105 Section - 105. Annual report of State Commission Chapter 1
Section- 106 Section - 106. Budget of Appropriate Commission Chapter 1
Section- 107 Section - 107. Directions by Central Government Chapter 1
Section- 108 Section - 108. Directions by State Government Chapter 1
Section- 109 Section - 109. Directions to Joint Commission Chapter 1
Section- 110 Section - 110. Establishment of Appellate Tribunal. Chapter 1
Section- 111 Section - 111. Appeal to Appellate Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 112 Section - 112. Composition of Appellate Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 113 Section - 113. Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and Member of Appellate Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 114 Section - 114. Term of office Chapter 1
Section- 115 Section - 115. Terms and conditions of service.– Chapter 1
Section- 116 Section - 116. Vacancies Chapter 1
Section- 117 Section - 117. Resignation and removal. Chapter 1
Section- 118 Sector - 118. Member to act as Chairperson in certain circumstances Chapter 1
Section- 119 Sector - 199. Officers and other employees of Appellate Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 120 Section - 120. Procedure and powers of Appellate Tribunal.– Chapter 1
Section- 121 Section - 121. Power of Appellate Tribunal. Chapter 1
Section- 122 Section - 122. Distribution of business amongst Benches and transfer of cases from one Bench to another Bench Chapter 1
Section- 123 Section - 123. Decision to be by majority Chapter 1
Section- 124 Section - 124. Right of appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner and of Appropriate Commission to appoint presenting officers. Chapter 1
Section- 125 Section - 125. Appeal to Supreme Court Chapter 1
Section- 126 Section - 126. Assessment Chapter 1
Section- 127 Section - 127. Appeal to Appellate Authority Chapter 1
Section- 128 Section - 128. Investigation of certain matters Chapter 1
Section- 129 Section - 129. Orders for securing compliance Chapter 1
Section- 130 Section - 130. Procedure for issuing directions by Appropriate Commission Chapter 1
Section- 131 Section - 131 Vesting of property of Board in State Government Chapter 1
Section- 132 Section - 132. Use of proceeds of sale or transfer of Board, etc Chapter 1
Section- 133 Section - 133. Provisions relating to officers and employees Chapter 1
Section- 134 Section - 134. Payment of compensation or damages on transfer. Chapter 1
Section- 135 Section - 135. Theft of Electricity Chapter 1
Section- 136 Section - 136. Theft of electric lines and materials Chapter 1
Section- 137 Section - 137. Punishment for receiving stolen property Chapter 1
Section- 138 Section - 138. Interference with meters or works of licensee Chapter 1
Section- 139 Section - 139. Negligently breaking or damaging works Chapter 1
Section- 140 Section - 140. Penalty for intentionally injuring works Chapter 1
Section- 141 Section - 141, Extinguishing public lamps Chapter 1
Section- 142 Section - 142. Punishment for non-compliance of directions by Appropriate Commission Chapter 1
Section- 143 Section - 143. Power to adjudicate Chapter 1
Section- 144 Section - 144 Factors to be taken into account by adjudicating officer Chapter 1
Section- 145 Section - 145. Civil court not to have jurisdiction Chapter 1
Section- 146 Section - 146. Punishment for non-compliance of orders or directions Chapter 1
Section- 147 Section - 147. Penalties not to affect other liabilities Chapter 1
Section- 148 Section - 148. Penalty where works belong to Government Chapter 1
Section- 149 Section - 149. Offences by companies. Chapter 1
Section- 150 Section - 150. Abetment Chapter 1
Section- 151 Section - 151. Cognizance of offences Chapter 1
Section- 151 A Section - 151 A. Power of police to investigate Chapter 1
Section- 151 B Section - 151 B. Certain offences to be cognizable and non-bailable. Chapter 1
Section- 152 Section - 152. Compounding of offences Chapter 1
Section- 153 Section - 153. Constitution of Special Courts Chapter 1
Section- 154 Section - 154. Procedure and power of Special Court Chapter 1
Section- 155 Section - 155. Special Court to have powers of Court of Session Chapter 1
Section- 156 Section - 156. Appeal and revision Chapter 1
Section- 157 Section - 157. Review. Chapter 1
Section- 158 Section - 158. Arbitration Chapter 1
Section- 159 Section - 159. Protection of railways, highways, airports and canals, docks, wharfs and piers Chapter 1
Section- 160 Section - 160. Protection of telegraphic, telephonic and electric signalling lines. Chapter 1
Section- 161 Section - 161. Notice of accidents and inquiries Chapter 1
Section- 162 Section - 162. Appointment of Chief Electrical Inspector and Electrical Inspector Chapter 1
Section- 163 Section - 163. Power for licensee to enter premises and to remove fittings or other apparatus of licensee Chapter 1
Section- 164 Section - 164. Exercise of powers of Telegraph Authority in certain cases.– Chapter 1
Section- 165 Section - 165. Amendment of sections 40 and 41 of Act 1 of 1894 Chapter 1
Section- 166 Section - 166. Coordination Forum Chapter 1
Section- 167 Section - 167. Exemption of electric lines or electrical plants from attachment in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 168 Section - 168. Protection of action taken in good faith Chapter 1
Section- 169 Section - 169. Members, officers, etc., of Appellate Tribunal, Appropriate Commission to be public servants Chapter 1
Section- 170 Section - 170. Recovery of penalty payable under this Act Chapter 1
Section- 171 Section - 171. Services of notices, orders or documents Chapter 1
Section- 172 Section - 172. Transitional provisions Chapter 1
Section- 173 Section - 173. Inconsistency in laws Chapter 1
Section- 174 Section - 174. Act to have overriding effect Chapter 1
Section- 175 Section - 175. Provisions of this Act to be in addition to and not in derogation of other laws Chapter 1
Section- 176 Section - 176. Power of Central Government to make rules. Chapter 1
Section- 177 Section - 177. Powers of Authority to make regulations Chapter 1
Section- 178 Section - 178. Powers of Central Commission to make regulations Chapter 1
Section- 179 Section - 179. Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament Chapter 1
Section- 180 Section - 180. Chapter 1
Section- 181 Section - 181. Powers of State Commissions to make regulations Chapter 1
Section- 182 Section - 182. Rules and regulations to be laid before State Legislature Chapter 1
Section- 183 Section - 183. Power to remove difficulties Chapter 1
Section- 184 Section - 184. Provisions of Act not to apply in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 185 Section - 185. Repeal and saving Chapter 1
Section- Enactments Chapter 1

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