The Electricity Act 2003

Last updated: 12 May 2021
On May 26th, 2003, the Ministry of Law and Justice published The Electricity Act, 2003. This act consolidates the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity. These measures are to support the electricity industry by promoting competition, protecting the interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, the assessment of the electricity tariff, ensuring transparency for subsidy measures, and promotion of environmental and climate benign policies. These policies are extended to all of India except Jammu and Kashmir.Policy addresses issues related to Rural Electrification, Generation - Delicensing, Transmission - Open Access, and setting up of Regulatory Commissions at Centre and States.Contents: Part I: PreliminaryPart II: National Electricity Policy and PlanPart II: Generation of ElectricityPart IV: LicensingPart V: Transmission of ElectricityPart VI: Distribution of ElectricityPart VII: TariffPart VIII: WorksPart IX: Central Electricity AuthorityPart X: Regulatory CommissionsParti XI: Appelate Tribunal for ElectricityPart XII: Investigation and EnforcementPart XIII: Reorganization of BoardPart XV: Special Courts

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