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Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act, 1998

[Act No. 14 of 1998 dated 2nd July, 1998 ]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
3 Establishment and incorporation of Central commission
4 Qualification for appointment of chairperson and other Members of Central Commission
5 Constitution of Selection Committee to recommended Members
6 Term of office, salary and allowances and other conditions of service of chairpersons and Members
7 Removal of members
8 Officers of Central Commission and other staff
9 Proceedings of Central Commission
10 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Central Commission
11 Expenses of Central Commission to be charged upon Consolidated Fund of India
12 Power of Central Commission
Chapter III Powers And Functions Of Central Commission
13 Functions of Central Commission
14 Central Advisory Committee
15 Object of Central Advisory Committee
16 Appeal to High Court in certain cases
Chapter IV State Electricity Regulatory Commission
17 Establishment and incorporation of State Commission
18 Constitution of Selection Committee by State Government
19 Term of office, salary and allowances and other conditions of service of Chairperson and Members
20 Removal of Members
21 Officers of State Commission and other staff
Chapter V Powers And Functions Of State Commission
22 Function of State Commission
23 Application of certain provisions relating to Central Commission to State Commissions
24 State Advisory Committee
25 Object of State Advisory Committee
26 Representation before State Commission
27 Appeal to High Court in certain cases
Chapter VI Energy Tariff
28 Determination of tariff by Central Commission
29 Determination of tariff by State Commission
30 Reasons for deviation by Commissions
Chapter VII Accountants, Audit And Reports
31 Budget of Central Commission
32 Accounts and audit of Central Commission
33 Budget of State Commission
34 Accounts and audit of State Commission
35 Annul report of Central Commission
36 Annul report of State Commission.
Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
37 Transparency in Commissions
38 Directions by Central Government
39 Directions by State Government
40 Members officers and employees of Central Commission to be public servants
41 Special provision relating to the Orissa Electricity Reform Act , 1995 or Haryana State Electricity Reform 1997
42 Proceedings before Commission
43 Protection of action taken in good faith
44 Punishment for non-compliance of orders or directions given by a Commission
45 Punishment for non-compliance of directions given by a Commission
46 Power of seizure
47 Offences by companies
48 Cognizance of offences
49 Inconsistency in laws
50 Delegation
51 Amendment of Act 54 of 1948
52 Overriding effect
53 Power to give directions
54 Power of Central Government to make rules
55 Power of Central Commission to make regulations
56 Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
57 Power of State Government to make rules
58 Power of State Commission to make regulations
59 Rules and regulations to be laid before State Legislature
60 Power to remove difficulties
61 Repeal and saving

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, rationalization of electricity tariff, transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies and for matters connected therewith or incidental.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Comment: The purpose of this Act is to provide for the establishment of a Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, rationalization of electricity tariff, transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environment friendly policies



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