Penalties and Adjudication
Failure to comply along with the provision of clauses (c), (d), (h), (i), (k), (l), (n), (r), or (s) of will invite penalty.
1. Penalty for each offence under the Act would be Rs.10, 000/- for each failure and additional Rs.1, 000/- for each day in case of continuing failures.
2. The initial phase of 5 years would be promotional to facilitate the creation of the infrastructure for implementation of Act. No penalties would be effectual during this phase.
3. The power to adjudicate has been vested along with State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) that should appoint any one of its members to be an adjudicating officer for carry an enquiry for the reasons of imposing any penalty.