Whereas, the Chief Electrical Inspector to Government in his letter read above has stated that the purpose of Inspection made by the department of Electrical Inspectorate is Human safety, by taking preventive measures to avoid the failure of the equipment and destruction of the property from all Electrical hazards.
And whereas, clause (o) of sub-section(2) of section 180 read with Section 146 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (Act No.36 of 2003), required the State Government to make the rules prescribing the fees for inspection of Maps, Plans, Sections and Testing and Inspection for services of Electrical Inspectorate Department.
Now, therefore after careful examination of the matter, the Government decided to make the rules for prescribing the fees for inspection of Maps, Plans, Sections and Testing Inspection for services of Electrical Inspector.
Accordingly, the following Notification will be published in an Extra- ordinary issue of the Andhra Pradesh Gazette, dated: 15.02.2012.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (o) of sub-section(2) of section 180 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (Act No.36 of 2003), the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby make the following rules regarding payment of fee for Inspection of Maps, Plans, sections and testing and inspection for services of Electrical Inspector.
R U L E S
1. Short title:
These rules may be called “the fee for Inspection of Maps, Plans, Sections and testing and inspection for services of Electrical Inspector Rules, 2012.
(1) In these rules unless the context otherwise requires – (a) “Act” means the Electricity Act, 2003;
(b) Words and expressions used and not defined in these rules shall have the same meaning respectively assigned to them in the Electricity Act,
2003 (36 of 2003) and Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to safety and Electric supply) Regulation, 2010.
3. Fees for Inspection of Maps, Plans, Sections, testing and
Inspection for services of Electrical Inspector:
(1) The State Government may levy fees for inspection of Maps, Plans, sections and fees for testing and inspection of services of Electrical Inspector as it may from time to time by general or special order, specify
(2) The fees is payable by each class of person, consumer or supplier and it shall be paid by the consumer or supplier in advance.
(3) Where the prescribed fee cannot be charged for in advance, the same will be demanded by a notice after inspection examination or test has been completed and shall be paid by the owner of licensee within thirty days of receipt of notice.
(4) The inspection or test under the Act and Rules/Regulations shall be carried out on receipt of the prescribed fees and on confirmation from the licensee or owner that the installation is fully ready in all respects for carrying out such an inspection or test.
Atthetimeof inspection if the installation is found not fully ready for carrying out necessary inspection or test, the licensee or the owner shall pay further fee equivalent to the full initial fee for carrying out another inspection or test.
(5) No fees shall be levied in the case of second or subsequent inspection, examination or test made, provided that the installation does not involve any extension, or is not, in the opinion of the Electrical Inspector, necessitated by the neglect or failure of the owner or licensee to carryout within a stipulated time, any written order by the Electrical Inspector.
(6) For inspection of any additions or alterations in an existing installation which has been inspected, fees shall be charged for such additions or alterations, only.
4. Penal fee for late payment of fee:-
(1) In the event of failure of any person, consumer or supplier to pay the fees on or before the date specified in fee notice. Penal Fee as specified below shall be levied;
(a) within 30 days from due date — 15% of the Fee Maximum of Rs.10,000/- (b) 30 days to 60 days from due date- -30% of the Fee maximum of Rs.20,000/-
(2) In the event of the failure of any person or supplier to pay the fees along with penal fee as specified in sub rule (1) after the date specified in the fee notice, supply to the installation of such consumer or supplier shall be liable to be disconnected under the direction of the Electrical Inspector such disconnection, however shall not be made by the supplier without giving to the person, consumer or supplier seven clear days, notice in writing of his intention to do so.
(3) The orders for disconnection issued under sub rule (2) shall be revoked, only after the fee along with penalty as per sub rule(1) is received by the Electrical Inspector.
5. In the case of the failure of the owner of any installation to rectify the defects in his installation pointed out by the Electrical Inspector in his report and within the time indicated therein, he shall be punishable for every such breach with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, and in case of a continuing breach with a further fine which may extend to fifty rupees, for every day after the first during which the breach has continued.
Energy Department – The Electricity Act, 2003 (Central Act, No.36 of 2003) – Central Electricity Authority (measures relating to safety and electric supply) Regulations, 2010 – Fee for Inspection of Maps, Plans, Sections and Testing and Inspection for services of Electrical Inspector Rules, 2012 – Notification – Orders – Issued.