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THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT, 2001
No 52 OF 2001
[29th September 2001]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER-I

PRELIMINARY

1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
CHAPTER-II

BUREAU OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY

3 Establishment and incorporation of Bureau of Energy Efficiency
4 Management of Bureau
5 Meeting of Governing Council
6 Vacancies etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Bureau, Governing Council Committee
7 Removal of member from office
8 Constitution of Advisory Committees and other Committees
9 Director-General of Bureau
10 Officers and employees of Bureau
11 Authentication of orders and decisions of Bureau
CHAPTER-III

TRANSFER OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

12 Transfer of assets  and liabilities and employees of  Energy  Management Centre
CHAPTER-IV

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF BUREAU

13 Powers and functions of Bureau
CHAPTER-V

POWERS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

14 Power of Central Government to enforce efficient use of energy and  its conservation
CHAPTER-VI

POWERS OF STATE GOVERNMENT

15 Power of State Government to enforce certain provisions for efficient use of energy and its conservation
16 Establishment of Fund by State Government
17 Power of inspection
18 Power of Central Government or State Government to issue directions
CHAPTER-VII

FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT OF BUREAU

19 Grants and loans by Central Government
20 Establishment of Fund by Central Government
21 Borrowing powers of Bureau
22 Budget
23 Annual Report
24 Annual report to be laid before Parliament
25 Accounts and Audit
CHAPTER-VIII

PENALTIES AND ADJUDICATING

26 Penalty
27 Power to adjudicate
28 Factors to be taken into account by adjudicating officer
29 Civil court not to have jurisdiction
CHAPTER-IX

APPELLAE TRIBUNAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

30 Establishment of Appellate Tribunal
31 Appeal to Appellate Tribunal
32 Composition of Appellate Tribunal
33 Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and Members of Appellate Tribunal
34 Term of office
35 Terms and conditions of service
36 Vacancies
37 Registration and removal
38 Member to act as Chairperson in certain circumstances
39 Staff of Appellate Tribunal
40 Procedure and powers of Appellate Tribunal
41 Distribution of business amongst Benches
42 Power of Chairperson to transfer cases
43 Decision to be by majority
44 Right to appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner or accredited auditor and of Government to appoint Presenting officers
45 Appeal to Supreme Court
CHAPTER-X

MISCELLANEOUS

46 Power of Central Government to issue directions to Bureau
47 Power of Central Government supersede Bureau
48 Default by companies
49 Exemption from tax on income
50 Protection of action taken in good faith
51 Delegation
52 Power to obtain information
53 Power to exempt
54 Chairperson, Members, officers and employees of the Appellate Tribunal, Members of State Commission, Director-General, Secretary, members, officers and employees to be public servants
55 Power of Central Government to issue directions
56 Power of Central Government to make rules
57 Power of State Government to make rules
58 Power of Bureau to make regulations
59 Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament and State Legislature
60 Application of other laws not barred
61 Provisions of Act not to apply in certain cases
62 Power to remove difficulty
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