1. Lr.No.APERC/Secy/F: /D.No.379 dated 09-03-2004
2. Lr.No.Lr.No.CGM(Comml)/DE(RAC)/F-GTCS/D.No.715/04 dt.
3. Lr.No.CMD/NPDCL/CGM/P&RAC/F-GTCS/D.No.240/04 dated 17-06-2004
4. Lr.No. CMD/SPDCL/GM/RAC/F-GTCS/D.No.1160/04 dated 18-06-2004
5. Lr.No. CMD/EPDCL/VSP/CGM/C&R/DE/RAC/F-GTCS/ D.No.1195/04
6. Ministry of Power, Government of India , Order No.S.O.790(E)
1.Pursuant to the provisions of clause 21 of the Distribution and
Retail Supply Licences granted by the Commission (Nos. 12,13,14
and 15 of 2000) and in accordance with the provisions of the
Electricity Act, 2003 and the Regulations made by the A.P.
Electricity Regulatory Commission (hereinafter called the
Commission) thereunder, the four Distribution Companies,
namely, Eastern Power Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd., Central
Power Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd., Northern Power
Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd., and Southern Power
Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd., (hereinafter referred to
collectively as the DISCOMs or the Distribution Licensees)
have submitted the draft General Terms and Conditions of Supply
(GTCS), for approval of the Commission.
2. These draft General Terms and Conditions of Supply were
circulated by the Commission to twenty (20) Organisations
representing different consumer groups and Non¬Government
Organisations including FAAPCI and CII. The Commission also
circulated the draft GTCS to the members of the State Advisory
Committee for their views.
3. The responses received from the organizations/SAC members
were referred to DISCOMs along with the comments of the
Commission Staff for their remarks duly supported by the opinion
of their Legal Counsel on certain matters especially those
pertaining to the un-authorised use (Section 126) and theft of
electricity (Section 135). The Commission also held meetings
with the Distribution Licensees to discuss certain issues
concerning the provisions of sections 126 and 135 of the Act.
the Ministry of Power, Government of India, notified the Order
dated 08-06-2005 read above, in exercise of the power vested
with it u/s 183 of the Electricity Act, 2003, to remove certain
difficulties that have arisen in implementation of the
provisions of the Act in controlling theft of electricity, by
Distribution Licensees. The said Order enables Distribution
Licensees to take measures to control theft of electricity as
specified by State Commission, pending adjudication by the
considered all the comments/suggestions of the organizations/
SAC members/Commission staff and response of the Distribution
Licensees, and the said order dated 08-06-2005 of Ministry of
Power, Govt. of India, the Commission hereby approves the
General Terms and Conditions of Supply of the Distribution and
Retail Supply Licensees within the State of Andhra Pradesh as
contained in the document enclosed herewith.
6. These GTCS
supersede the existing General Terms and Conditions of Supply.
All the clauses of these GTCS except clause 10 shall come into
force with effect from the date of these proceedings. The
provisions of clause 10 will take effect from the date of
notification of the first amendment Regulation to the APERC
(Electricity Supply Code) Regulation, 2004 (No.5 of 2004).
Distribution Licensees shall make available the copies of these
GTCS at all their offices down to the Section Level for
reference by any consumer who desires to refer to the same
during working hours.