Ministry of Power notifies the Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to Safety and Electric Supply) Amendment Regulations, 2018

Mar 07, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Ministry of Power vide notification dated March 01, 2018 has notified the Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to Safety and Electric Supply) Amendment Regulations, 2018 amending the Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to Safety and Electric Supply), Regulations 2010.

·       In regulation 30-

o   sub-regulation (2), shall be substituted which reads as- The periodical inspection and testing of installation of voltage equal to or below the notified voltage belonging to the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, shall be carried out by the owner or supplier or consumer and shall be self-certified for ensuring observance of safety measures specified under these regulations and the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, shall submit the report of self-certification to the Electrical Inspector in the format as specified by the Authority: Provided that the electrical installation so self-certified shall be considered as duly inspected and tested only after the report of self-certification is duly received by the office of Electrical Inspector: Provided further that the owner or supplier or consumer has the option to get his installation inspected and tested by the Electrical Inspector of the Appropriate Government.

o   Sub-regulation (3), shall be substituted, which reads as- The periodical inspection and testing of installation of voltage belonging to the owner or supplier or consumer shall be carried out by the Electrical Inspector.”

·       In regulation 43,-

o   Sub-regulation (1), shall be substituted which reads as- Every electrical installation of notified voltage and below shall be inspected, tested and self-certified by the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, of the installation before commencement of supply or recommencement after shutdown for six months and above for ensuring observance of safety measures specified under these regulations and such owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, shall submit the report of self-certification to the Electrical Inspector in the formats as framed and issued by the Authority.

o   Sub-regulation (3) shall be substituted which reads as- Every electrical installation of voltage above the notified voltage and all the apparatus of the generating stations and above the capacity specified under regulation 32, shall be inspected and tested by the Electrical Inspector before commencement of supply or recommencement after shutdown for six months and above for ensuring observance of safety measures specified under these regulations;

o   Sub-regulation (4), shall be substituted which reads as- 

(a.)   The Electrical Inspector shall, on receipt of the report of self-certification of electrical installation referred in sub-regulation (1), verify the report submitted by the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, and record variation, if any, in accordance with these regulations;

(b.)  The Electrical Inspector in case of variations which require rectification, direct the owner or supplier or consumer to rectify the same within a period of fifteen days from the date of recording of the variations and the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, shall send a report of compliance to the Electrical Inspector;

(c.)   If the Electrical Inspector, is not satisfied with the compliance report submitted under clause (b), shall inspect the electrical installation within a period of ninety days from the date of submission of self certification report and intimate the owner or supplier or consumer of the installation the defects, if any, for rectification within fifteen days;

(d.)  If the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, fails to comply the directions as given under clause (c), such installation shall be liable to be disconnected under the directions of the Electrical Inspector after serving the owner or supplier or consumer, as the case may be, of such installation with a notice for a period not less than forty-eight hours.”;

[No. CEI/1/2/2017]

URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/183465.pdf


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