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An Act to amend the Electricity Act, 2003.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fourth Year of the Republic of

India as follows:-

 

1.

Short title and commencement.

 

1. Short title and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the

Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2003.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government

may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

 

2.

Amendment of section 14.

 

2. Amendment of section 14.-In section 14 of the Electricity Act, 2003

(36 of 2003) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in the

sixth proviso, for the brackets and words “(including the capital

adequacy, creditworthiness, or code of conduct)”, the words “relating

to the capital adequacy, creditworthiness, or code of conduct” shall be

substituted.

 

3.

Amendment of section 42.

 

3. Amendment of section 42.-In section 42 of the principal Act, in subsection

(2), after the fourth proviso, the following proviso shall be

inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that the State Commission shall, not later than five

years from the date of commencement of the Electricity (Amendment) Act,

2003, by regulations, provide such open access to all consumers who

require a supply of electricity where the maximum power to be made

available at any time exceeds one megawatt.”.

 

4.

Substitution of new section for section 121.

 

4. Substitution of new section for section 121.-For section 121 of the

principal Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-

 

Power of Appellate Tribunal.

 

“121. Power of Appellate Tribunal.-The Appellate Tribunal may, after

hearing the Appropriate Commission or other interested party, if any,

from time to time, issue such orders, instructions or directions as it

may deem fit, to any Appropriate Commission for the performance of its

statutory functions under this Act.”.

 

5.

Amendment of section 135.

 

5. Amendment of section 135.-In section 135 of the principal Act, in

sub-section (2),-

(i) in clause (a), for the words “has been, is being, or is likely to

be,”, the words “has been or is being” shall be substituted;

(ii) in clause (b), for the words “has been, is being, or is likely to

be,”, the words “has been or is being” shall be substituted.

 

6.

Substitution of new sections for sections 139 and 140.

 

6. Substitution of new sections for sections 139 and 140.-For sections

139 and 140 of the principal Act, the following sections shall be

substituted, namely:-

 

Negligently breaking or damaging works.

 

“139. Negligently breaking or damaging works.-Whoever, negligently

breaks, injures, throws down or damages any material connected with the

supply of electricity, shall be punishable with fine which may extend

to ten thousand rupees.

 

Penalty for intentionally injuring works.

 

140. Penalty for intentionally injuring works.-Whoever, with intent to

cut off the supply of electricity, cuts or injures, or attempts to cut

or injure, any electric supply line or works, shall be punishable with

fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.”.

 

7.

Amendment of section 146.

 

7. Amendment of section 146.-In section 146 of the principal Act, the

following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that nothing contained in this section shall apply to the

orders, instructions or directions issued under section 121.”.


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