Bar of Jurisdiction
54C. (1) Where a licensee gives a notice referred to in sub-section (1) of section 24 or discontinues supply of energy to premises under the provisions of this Act, no court shall make an order prohibiting the licensee from discontinuing supply of energy to the premise, or requiring him to restore supply of energy to such premises:
Provided that nothing contained herein shall apply to a case in which the plaintiff, applicant or appellant within a period of thirty days of the aforesaid date or at the time of filing the suit, application or appeal, as the case may be, deposit with the court the amount assessed against him by the licensee and all further charges of the licensee as and when they become due; and in the event of his failing to do so, any order prohibiting the licensee from discontinuing the supply of energy to the premises, or requiring him to restore the supply of energy to the premises, if already made, shall cease to have effect.
(2) Where an amount has been deposited under sub-section (1), the court shall direct it to be deposited in a scheduled bank in the name of the licensee on an undertaking being furnished by the licensee to the effect that in case the suit, application or appeal is decided against him, he shall repay the said amount to the plaintiff, applicant or appellant, as the case may be, with such reasonable return as the court may determine.]