Meghalaya Electricity Duty (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2019

Aug 20, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The State Government of Meghalaya on August 09, 2019, has published the Meghalaya Electricity Duty (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2019, to amend and clarify the Meghalaya Electricity Duty Act and to validate certain actions.

In Meghalaya Electricity Duty Act, the exciting Section 3(1)(c), shall be deemed to have been substituted with effect from the January 21, 1972, namely:

“Consumed by any person or any organization generating energy”.

Validation: Notwithstanding anything contained in any judgment, decree or order of any court or other authority to the contrary, electricity duty levied or collected as the electricity duty under the Meghalaya Electricity Duty Act, and all actions taken, things done, rules made, notifications issued or purported to have been taken, done, made or issued, for all purposes, be deemed to be and to have always been validly levied, collected, taken, done, made or issued under, the provisions of this Act, as if this Act where enforce at all material times and accordingly:

(a)    No suit or other proceeding shall be maintained or continued in, or before any Court, Tribunal or other authority for the refund of any amount received or realized by way of such electricity duty;

(b)    No Court, Tribunal or other authority shall enforce any decree or order directing the refund of any amount received or realized by way of such electricity duty;

(c)     Any proceeding, act or thing which could have been validly taken, continued or done for the levy or collection of such electricity duty at any time under the provisions of the said Act but which not has been taken, continued or done, ,may be taken, continued or done.

[Notification No. LL(B). 170/84/66]


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