Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2003
Date Amended:

June 15 2007

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
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.



  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: National Electricity Policy and Plan
  • Part II: Generation of Electricity
  • Part IV: Licensing
  • Part V: Transmission of Electricity
  • Part VI: Distribution of Electricity
  • Part VII: Tariff
  • Part VIII: Works
  • Part IX: Central Electricity Authority
  • Part X: Regulatory Commissions
  • Parti XI: Appelate Tribunal for Electricity
  • Part XII: Investigation and Enforcement
  • Part XIII: Reorganization of Board
  • Part XV: Special Courts


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