Laws of Bangladesh

The Electricity Act, 1910

( ACT NO. IX OF 1910 )


Charges for supply of energy recoverable as arrears of land revenues
1[54A. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or in any other law for the time being in force or in any instrument or agreement, the charges for supply of energy or any other sum outstanding against a consumer under this Act shall be recoverable as an arrear of land revenue.
(2) A licensee, or any person duly authorised by the licensee, may apply with a certificate showing the amount outstanding against a consumer to the Collector of the district concerned for the recovery of the said amount, and the Collector shall, thereupon proceed to recover the same from such consumer, or his sureties, or from all of them, as an arrear of land revenue.

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    Sections 54A, 54B and 54C were inserted by section 21 of the Electricity (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XLII of 1983).
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