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Indian electricity act 2003

The electricity act, 2003

Act No.36 of 2003, Dated 02-06-2003

CONTENTS
CHAPTER-I PRELIMINARY
  1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
CHAPTER-II NATIONAL ELECTRICITY POLICY AND PLAN
  3 National Electricity Policy and Plan
4 National policy on stand alone systems for rural areas and non-conventional energy systems
5 National policy on electrification and local distribution in rural areas
6 Obligations to Supply electricity to rural areas
CHAPTER-III GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY
  7 Generating company and requirement for setting up of generating station
8 Hydro - electric generation
9 Captive generation
10 Duties of generating Companies
11 Directions to generating Companies
CHAPTER-IV LICENSING
  12 Authorised persons to transmit, supply, etc., electricity
13 Power to exempt
13 Grant of license
15 Procedure for grant of license
16 Conditions of license
17 Licensee not to do certain things
18 Amendment of license
19 Revocation of license
20 Sale of utilities of licensees
21 Vesting of utility in purchaser
22 Provisions where no purchase takes place
23 Directions to licensees
24 Suspension of distribution license and sale of utility
CHAPTER-V TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY
  25 Inter-State, regional and inter - regional transmission
26 National Load Despatch Centre
27 Constitution of Regional Load Despatch Centre
28 Functions of Regional Load Despatch Centre
29 Compliance of directions
30 Transmission within a State
31 Constitution of State load Despatch Centres
32 Functions of State Load Despatch Centres
33 Grid Standards
34 Intervening Transmission facilities
35 Charges for intervening transmission facilities
36 Directions by Appropriate Government
37 Central Transmission Utility and functions
38 State Transmission Utility and functions
39 Duties of transmission licensees
40 Other business of transmission licensee
CHAPTER-VI DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY
  41 Duties of distribution licensee and open access
42 Duty to supply on request
43 Exceptions from duty to supply electricity
44 Power to recover charges
45 Power to require expenditure
46 Additional terms of supply
47 Agreement with respect to supply or purchase of electricity
48 The Electricity Supply Code
49 Other business of distribution licensees
50 Provisions with respect to electricity traders
51 Provisions with respect to supply generally
52 Control of transmission and use of electricity
53 Use, etc., of meters
54 Disconnection of supply in default of payment
55 Consumer protection: Standards of performance
56 Different standards of performances by licensee
57 Information with respect to levels of performance
58 Market domination
CHAPTER-VII TARIFF REGULATIONS
  59 Tariff regulations
60 Determination of tariff
61 Procedure for tariff order
62 Provision of subsidy by State Government
63 Development of market
CHAPTER-VIII WORKS
  64 Provision as to opening up of streets, railways, etc.
65 Provisions relating to overhead lines
CHAPTER-IX CENTRAL ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY
  66 Constitution and functions of Authority
67 Members not to have certain interest
68 Officers and staff of Authority
69 Functions and duties of Authority
70 Power to require statistics and returns
71 Directions by Central Government to Authority
72 Constitution, powers and functions of Central Commission
CHAPTER-X REGULATORY COMMISSIONS
  73 Qualifications for appointment of Members of Central Commission
74 Constitution of Selection Committee to recommend Members
75 Functions of Central Commission
76 Central Advisory Committee
77 The objects of the Central Advisory Committee shall be to advise the Central Commission on
78 Constitution of State Commission
79 Joint Commission
80 Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and members of State Commission
81 Constitution of Selection Committee to select Members of State Commission
82 Functions of State Commission
83 State Advisory Committee
84 Objects of State Advisory Committee
85 Terms of office and conditions of service of Members
86 Removal of Member
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