Electricity Act 2003 Bare Act PDF download

A 'Bare act' is the actual legislation passed by the Parliament of India. Generally, an act sets out the high level legal and policy principles applicable to the subject matter of the law.

Most acts are accompanied by 'subsidiary legislation' such as rules, regulations, notifications and orders; which address the actual implementation detail of the act.

Intent or purpose of the Electricity Act, 2003

The Legislature of India enacted the Electricity Act, 2003 on 26th May 2003, to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry, promoting competition therein, protecting interest of consumers and supply of electricity to all areas, rationalisation of electricity tariff, ensuring transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of efficient and environmentally benign policies, constitution of Central Electricity Authority, Regulatory Commissions and establishment of Appellate Tribunal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The act is associated with the Ministry of Power.

Need the Hindi language version PDF of this bare act ?

All important central acts are published in both English and Hindi language versions. The official PDFs can be downloaded from the website of the Legislative Department of the Ministry of Law and Justice. The acts are arranged as per the year of their enactment.

You can browse all the sections online or download the latest official bare act PDF file of the Electricity Act, 2003 free of cost, from the India Code website at the link given below in this article. The link will also contain Subordinate Data like Rules, Regulations, Notifications, Orders, Circulars, Ordinances and Statutes pertaining to the act.

This document is updated as of the year 2021.

India Code is a database of all Central enactments that are in force and their subordinate legislations. The website allows users to list all the acts by Short Title, Enactment Date and Year, Ministry and Department.

A 'free text' search is also available to list all the acts that contain a specific key word or term.

As with most other Indian laws, the Electricity Act would have undergone changes and amendments over the years since it’s enactment. Ensure that you are always referring to the latest updated version of the act.

LawMint Tip : A simple search on Google will pull up several websites from where you can download PDF copies of various bare acts. Some websites have also published online versions of the complete acts.

However, in many cases, they may feature an outdated or incomplete version of the document. Always download the latest copy from the India Code website for your reference.

Official link to browse the complete act online and download the bare act PDF

Click here to go to the India Code page to download the The Electricity Act, 2003


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