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INDIAN ELECTRICITY RULES, 1956
SRO 1455, Dated 26-6-1956

(Published in Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, S-3, dated 26-6-1956)

CONTENTS

CHAPTER-I PRELIMINARY
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Authorization
CHAPTER-II INSPECTORS
4 Qualifications of Inspectors
4A Appointment of Officers to assist the Inspectors
4B Qualifications of Officers appointed to assist the Inspectors
5 Entry and inspection
6 Appeals
7 Amounts of fees
8 Incidence of fees recoverable in the cases of dispute
9 Submission of records
10 List of Consumers
CHAPTER-III LICENSE
11 Application for license
12 Copies of maps and draft license for public inspection
13 Contents of draft license
14 Form of draft license
15 Advertisement of application and contents thereof
16 Amendment of draft license
17 Local Enquirer
18 Approval of draft license
19 Notification of grant of license
20 Date of commencement of license
21 Deposits of maps
22 Deposit of printed copies
23 Application for written consent of State Government
24 Amendment of license
25 Sale of plans
26 Preparation and submission of accounts
27 Model conditions of supply
28 Forms of requisitions
CHAPTER-IV GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
29 Construction installation, protection, operation and maintenance of electric supply lines and apparatus
30 Service lines and apparatus on consumer's premises
31 Cut-out on consumer's premises
32 Identification of earthen and earthed neutral conductors and position of switches and cut-outs therein
33 Earthed terminal on consumer's premises
34 Accessibility of bare conductors
35 Danger notices
36 Handling of electric supply lines and apparatus
37 Supply to vehicles, cranes, etc.,
38 Cables for potable or transportable apparatus
39 Cables protected by bituminous materials
40 Street boxes
41 Distinction of different circuits
41A Distinction of the installations having more than one feed
42 Accidental charge
43 Provisions applicable to protective equipment
44 Instructions for restoration of persons suffering from electric shock
44A Intimation of accident
45 Precautions to be adopted by consumers, owners, occupies, electrical contractors, electrical workmen and suppliers
46 Periodical  inspection and testing of consumer's installation
CHAPTER-V GENERAL CONDITIONS RELATING TO SUPPLY AND USE OF ENERGY
47 Testing consumer's installation
47A Installation and testing of generating units
48 Precautions against leakage before connection
49 Leakage on consumer's premises
50 Supply and use of energy
50A Additional provisions for supply and use of energy in multistoreyed buildings (more than 15 meters in height)
51 Provisions applicable to medium, high or extra-high voltage installations
52 Appeal to Inspector in regard to defects
53 Cost of inspection and test of consumer's installation
54 Declared voltage of supply to consumer
55 Declared frequency of supply to consumer
56 Sealing of meters and cut-outs
57 Meters, maximum demand indicators and other apparatus on consumer's premises
58 Point of commencement of supply
59 Precautions against failure of supply - Notice of failures
CHAPTER-VI ELECTRIC SUPPLY LINES, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS
FOR LOW AND MEDIUM VOLTAGES
60 Test for resistance of insulation
61 Connection with earth
61A Earth leakage protective device
62 System at medium voltage
CHAPTER-VII ELECTRIC SUPPLY LINES, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS
FOR HIGH AND EXTRA-HIGH VOLTAGES
63 Approval by Inspector
64 Use of energy at high and extra-high voltage
64A Additional provisions for use of energy at high and extra-high voltage
65 Testing, operation and maintenance
66 Metal-sheathed electric supply lines - precautions against excess leakage
67 Connection with earth
68 General conditions as to transformation and control of energy
69 Pole type sub-stations
70 Condensers
71 Additional provisions for supply to high voltage luminous tube sign installations
72 Additional provisions for supply to high voltage electrode
73 Supply to X-ray and high frequency installation
CHAPTER-VIII OVERHEAD LINES, UNDER GROUND CABLES AND
GENERATING STATIONS
74 Material and strength
75 Joints
76 Maximum stresses - factors of safety
77 Clearance above ground of the lowest conductor
78 Clearance between conductors and trolley wires
79 Clearance from buildings of low and medium voltage lines and service lines
80 Clearance from buildings of high and extra-high voltage lines
81 Conductors at different voltages on same supports
82 Erection of or alteration to buildings, structures, flood banks and elevation of roads
82A Transporting and storing of material near overhead lines
83 Clearance- general
84 Routes- proximity to aerodromes
85 Maximum intervals between supports
86 Conditions to apply where telecommunications lines and power lines are carried on same supports
87 Lines crossing or approaching each other
88 Guarding
89 Service-lines from overhead lines
90 Earthing
91 Safety and protective devices
92 Protection against lightning
93 Unused overhead lines
CHAPTER-IX ELECTRIC TRACTION
94 Additional rules for electric traction
95 Voltage of supply to vehicle
96 Insulation of lines
97 Insulation of returns
98 Proximity to metallic pipes, etc.
99 Difference of potential on return
100 Leakage on conduit system
101 Leakage on system other than conduit system
102 Passengers not to have access to electric circuit
103 Current density in rails
104 Isolation of secretions
105 Minimum size and strength of trolley - wire
106 Height of trolley - wire and length of span
107 Earthing of guard wires
107A Proximity to magnetic observations and laboratories
108 Records
CHAPTER-X ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS TO BE ADOPTED IN MINES, OIL FIELDS
109 Applications of Chapter
110 Responsibility for observance
111 Notices
112 Plans
113 Lighting, communications and fire precautions
114 Isolation and fixing of transformer , switchgear, etc.
115 Method of earthing
116 Protective equipment
117 Earthing metal,etc.
118 Voltage limits
119 Transformers
120 Switchgear and terminals
121 Disconnection of supply
122 Cables
123 Flexible cables
124 Portable and transportable machines
125 Sundry precautions
126 Precautions where gas exists
127 Shot-firing
128 Signaling
129 Haulage
130 Earthing of neutral points
131 Supervision
132 Exemptions
CHAPTER-XI MISCELLANEOUS
133 Relaxation by Government
134 Relaxation by inspector
135 Supply and use of energy by non - licensees and others
136 Responsibility of agents and managers
137 Mode of entry
138 Penalty for breaking  seal
138A Penalty for breach of rule 44A
139 Penalty for breach of rule 45
140 Penalty for breach of rule 82
140A Penalty for breach of rule 77,79 or 80
141 Penalty for breach of rules
142 Applications of rules
143 Repeal
ANNEXURES
Annexure I I Specification relating to the deposition of silver
Annexure II II Scale of fees for comparision with the Government of India
Annexure III III Model form of draft licence under Indian Electricity Act, 1910
Annexure IV IV Summary of Technical and Financial Particulars
Annexure V V Model form of Accounts
Annexure VI VI Model form of draft conditions of supply
Annexure VII VII Form of requisition under clause V(4) of the Schedule to the Act
Annexure VIII VIII Form of requisition for supply of energy under clause VI(5) of the schedule to the Act
Annexure IX IX Form of order under sub-rule (4) of rule 5
Annexure IX-A IX-A Model forms of Inspection report
Annexure X X Form of annual return of mines
Annexure XI XI Form of annual return for oil field
Annexure XII XII Log sheet for mines and oil fields
Annexure XIII XIII Form for reporting Electrical Accidents
Annexure XIV XIV Guidelines for providing training as required under Rule 3 (2-A)
Annexure XV XV Form for failure report in respect of Transformers/Reactors of 20 MVA and above
Annexure XVI XVI Clearances under Rule 80
Central Electricity Authority Rules, 1977
Central Electricity Authority Regulations, 1979
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