The Electricity Act, 1910

( ACT NO. IX OF 1910 )

এই আইন বিদ্যুৎ আইন, ২০১৮ (২০১৮ সনের ৭ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

1♣An Act to amend the law relating to the supply and use of electrical energy.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to the supply and use of electrical energy; It is hereby enacted as follows:-



1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions


3. Grant of Licenses

4. Revocation or amendment of licenses

5. Provisions where license of licensee, not being a local authority, is revoked

6. Provisions where license of local authority is revoked

7. Purchase of undertaking

8. Provisions where no purchase and license revoked with consent of licensee

9. Licensee not to purchase, or associate himself with other licensed undertakings or transfer his undertakings

10. General power for Government to vary terms of purchase

11. Annual accounts of licensee


12. Provisions as to the opening and breaking up of streets, railways and tramways

13. Notice of new works

14. Alteration of pipes or wires

15. Laying of electric supply-lines or other works near sewers, pipes or other electric supply-lines or works

16. Streets, railways, tramways, sewers, drains or tunnels broken up to be reinstated without delay

17. Notice to telegraph authority

18. Aerial lines

19. Compensation for damage


19A. Point where supply is delivered

20. Power for licensee to enter premises and to remove fittings or other apparatus of licensee

21. Restrictions on licensee’s controlling or interfering with use of energy

22. Obligation on licensee to supply energy

23. Charges for energy to be made without undue preference

24. Discontinuance of supply to consumer neglecting to pay charge

25. Exemption of electric supply-lines or other apparatus from attachment in certain cases

26. Meters

27. Supply of energy outside area of supply

28. Sanction required by non-licensees in certain cases

29. Power for non-licensees to break up streets

29A. Application of section 18 to aerial lines maintained by railways

30. Control of transmission and use of energy

Protective Clauses

31. Protection of railways and canals, docks, wharves and piers

32. Protection of telegraphic, telephonic and electric signalling lines

33. Notice of accidents and inquiries

34. Prohibition of connection with earth, and power for Government to interfere in certain cases of default

Administration and Rules

35. Advisory Board

36. Appointment of Electric Inspectors

36A. [Omitted]

37. Power for Board to make rules

38. Further provisions respecting rules

Criminal Offences and Procedure

39. Penalty for dishonest abstraction, etc. of energy

39A. Penalty for installation of artificial means, etc.

40. Penalty for maliciously wasting energy or injuring works

40A. Penalty for the theft of line materials, tower members, equipments, etc., from any electric supply system

40B. Penalty for dishonestly receiving stolen property

41. Penalty for unauthorized supply of energy by non-licensees

42. Penalty for illegal or defective supply or for non-compliance with order

43. Penalty for illegal transmission or use of energy

44. Penalty for interference with meters or licensee’s works and for improper use of energy

44A. Penalty for abettors in certain offences

45. Penalty for extinguishing public lamps

46. Penalty for negligently wasting energy or injuring works

47. Penalty for offences not otherwise provided for

48. Penalties not to affect other liabilities

49. Penalties where works belong to Government

49A. Offences by companies

50. Institution of prosecutions

50A. Power of Magistrate to pass sentence, impose fine


51. Exercise in certain cases of powers of telegraph-authority

52. Arbitration

52A. Bar to jurisdiction of Civil Courts

53. Service of notices, orders or documents

54. Recovery of sums recoverable under certain provisions of Act

54A. Charges for supply of energy recoverable as arrears of land revenues

54B. Requisition of police assistance

54C. Bar of Jurisdiction

55. Delegation of certain functions of Government to Electric Inspectors

56. Protection for acts done in good faith

57. [Omitted]

58. [Omitted]