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THE ELECTRICITY ACT, 1910

(ACT NO. IX OF 1910).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 18th March, 1910  
  
     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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
PART II
SUPPLY OF ENERGY
Licenses
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
Works
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
Supply
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
PART III
SUPPLY, TRANSMISSION AND USE OF ENERGY BY NON-LICENSEES
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
PART IV
GENERAL
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
Supplementary
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]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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