THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY RULES – 1956
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 37 of the Indian Electricity Act,1910(9 of 1910), the Central Electricity Board made the Indian Electricity Rules-1956, to regulate the supply, transmission, generation, and use of electricity. These are primarily necessary measures required to be adopted in construction, installation and maintenance of transmission, distribution, generation and use of electricity and precautions to be observed in carrying out any work in relation to such installations to avoid any sort of electrical accident.
Under the provisions of the Rules 5, 46, 47A and 63 of the Indian Electricity Rules, 1956, the Inspecting Staff of Electrical Inspectorate conducts the inspections of electrical installation of industrial units/generating plants/ high voltage/extra high voltage installations of the consumers and suppliers.
Under the provisions of rule 63 of the said Rules the inspection of the electrical installation of high voltage/extra high voltage, installation of consumer/supplier is carried out and necessary approval is issued from this office after ascertaining the relevant provisions of the said Rules are being complied with by the owner/occupier of the said installation.
The Electrical Inspectorate also carries out enquiries into the electrical accident under section 33 of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 and Rule 44 A of the Indian Electricity Rules, 1956.
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