APSERC publishes the Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Electricity Supply Code) Regulation, 2020

Mar 02, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (APSERC) on November 18, 2019 publishes the Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Electricity Supply Code) Regulation, 2020.

The Regulations details the obligations of the licensee and consumers vis-à-vis each other and specifies the set of practices that will be adopted by the licensee to provide efficient, cost-effective and consumer friendly service to the consumers, namely:

(a)The procedure for connection, disconnection, reconnection, assessment of load, changes in existing connections (load modifications, change of name, change of tariff category, etc.); and 

(b)Practices relating to consumer metering, billing and payment of bills; 

(c)Recovery of electricity charges, measures for preventing tampering, distress or damage to electrical plant, electrical line, meter, entry of Distribution Licensee or any person acting on his behalf for disconnecting supply and removing the meter; entry for replacing, altering or maintaining electric lines or electrical plants or meter and such other matters.

All the forms and formats annexed (Page 46) to the Code sets out the minimum requirements to be maintained by the licensees. The licensee may make suitable amendments in the forms/formats after seeking prior approval of the Commission and such amended would be posted on the website of the respective licensees for use by the consumers.

The Code will apply to:

(a)All Distribution and Retail Supply licensees including Deemed licensees and all consumers in the State of Arunachal Pradesh;

(b)All other persons who are exempted under Section 13 of the Act; and

(c)Unauthorised supply, unauthorised use, diversion and other means of unauthorised use/abstraction of electricity.

This Code will come into force on April 01, 2020.

[Notification No. APSERC/NOTIFICATION/32/2019]


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