|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Fossil fuels (Coal, gas, oil)|
|Agency:||Ministry of Law and Justice, Consitution apart for Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commssions and establishment fo Appellate Tribunal|
|Legal References:||GOI (2003) The Electricity Act, 2003, Government of India|
On May 26th, 2003, the Ministry of Law and Justice published The Electricity Act, 2003. This act consolidates the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity. These measures are to support the electricity industry by promoting competition, protecting the interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, the assessment of the electricity tariff, ensuring transparency for subsidy measures, and promotion of environmental and climate benign policies.
These policies are extended to all of India except Jammu and Kashmir.
Policy addresses issues related to Rural Electrification, Generation - Delicensing, Transmission - Open Access, and setting up of Regulatory Commissions at Centre and States.
Last modified: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:32:08 CEST