THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY RULES, 1956CONTENTS CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY1. 2. 3. Short title and commencement Definitions Authorisation
CHAPTER II INSPECTORS4. 4A. 4B. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Qualification of Inspectors Appointment of officers to assist the Inspectorso.
Qualification of officers appointed to assist the Inspectors.s w w w
Entry and inspection Appeals Amount of fees
Incidence of fees recoverable in the cases of dispute Submission of records List of consumers
CHAPTER III LICENCE11. 12. 13. 14. Application for licence Copies of maps and draft licence for public inspection Contents of draft licence Form of draft licence
15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.
Advertisement of application and contents thereof Amendment of draft licence Local enquiries Approval of draft licence Notification of grant of licence Date of commencement of licence Deposit of maps Deposit of printed copies Application for written consent of State Government in certain cases Amendment of licence Sale of Plansci nf
Preparations and submission of accountsw w
Model conditions of supply Forms of requisitions
CHAPTER IV GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS29. Construction, installation, protection, operation and maintenance of electric supply lines and apparatus 30. 31. Service lines and apparatus on consumers premises Cut-out on consumers premises
32. Identification of earthed and earthed neutral conductors and position of switches and cut-outs therein 33. 34. 35. Earthed terminal on consumers premises Accessibility of bare conductors Danger Notices
36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.
Handling of electric supply lines and apparatus Supply to vehicles, cranes, etc. Cables for portable or transportable apparatus Cables protected by bituminous materials Street boxes Distinction of different circuits
41A. Distinction of the installations having more than one feed 42. 43. 44. Accidental charge Provisions applicable to protective equipment Instructions for restoration of persons suffering from electric shocko. in w w w .s ee ci nf
44A. Intimation of Accident
45. Precautions to be adopted by consumers, owners occupiers, electrical contractors, electrical workmen and suppliers 46. Periodical inspection and testing of consumers installation
CHAPTER V GENERAL CONDITIONS RELATING TO SUPPLY AND USE OF ENERGY47. Testing of consumers installation
47A. Installation and Testing of Generating Units 48. 49. 50. Precautions against leakage before connection Leakage on consumers premises Supply and use of energy
50A. Additional provisions for supply and use of energy in multi-storeyed building (more than 15 metres in height)
51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56.
Provisions applicable to medium, high or extra-high voltage installations Appeal to Inspector in regard to defects Cost of inspection and test of consumers installation Declared voltage of supply to consumer Declared frequency of supply to consumer Sealing of meters, and cut-outs
57. Meters, maximum demand indicators and other apparatus on consumers premises 58. 59. Point of commencement of supply Precautions against failure of supply: Notice of failures
CHAPTER VI ELECTRIC SUPPLY LINES, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR LOW AND MEDIUM VOLTAGES60. 61. Test for resistance of insulation Connection with earthw w w .s ee ci nf o. in
61A. Earth leakage protective device 62. Systems at medium voltage
CHAPTER VII ELECTRIC SUPPLY LINES, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH AND EXTRA-HIGH VOLTAGES63. 64. Approval by Inspector Use of energy at high and extra-high voltage
64A. Additional provisions for use of energy at high and extra-high voltage
65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70.
Testing, Operation and Maintenance Metal sheathed electric supply lines. Precautions against excess leakage Connection with earth General conditions as to transformation and control of energy Pole type sub-stations Condensers
71. Additional provisions for supply to high voltage luminous tube sign installation 72. 73. Additional provisions for supply to high voltage electrode boilers Supply to X-ray and high frequency installation
75. 76. 77. 78.
Maximum stresses: Factors of safety Clearance above ground of the lowest conductor Clearance between conductors and trolley wires
79. Clearances from buildings of low and medium voltage lines and service lines 80. 81. Clearances from buildings of high and extra-high voltage lines Conductors at different voltages on same supports
82. Erection of or alternation to buildings, structures, flood banks and elevation of roads 82A. Transporting and Storing of material near overhead lines 83. Clearances: General
Material and strength
CHAPTER VIII OVERHEAD LINES, UNDER GROUND CABLES AND GENERATING STATIONSin
Routes: Proximity to aerodromes Maximum interval between supports power lines
86. Conditions to apply where telecommunication lines and are carried on same supports 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. Lines crossing or approaching each other Guarding Service-lines from Overhead lines Earthing Safety and protective devices Protection against lightning Unused overhead linesci w w w .s ee nf o. in
CHAPTER IX ELECTRIC TRACTION94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104.
Additional rules for electric traction Voltage of supply to vehicle Insulation of lines Insulation of returns Proximity to metallic pipes, etc. Difference of potential on return Leakage on conduit system Leakage on system other than conduit system Passengers not to have access to electric circuit Current density in rails Isolation of sections
105. 106. 107.
Minimum size and strength of trolley-wire Height of trolley-wire and length of span Earthing of guard wires
107A. Proximity to magnetic observatories and laboratories 108. Records
CHAPTER X ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS TO BE ADOPTED IN MINES AND OIL-FIELDS109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. Application of Chapter Responsibility for observance Noticesnf o. w w w .s ee ci
Lighting, communications and fire precautions Isolation and fixing of transformer, switchgear, etc. Method of earthing Protective equipment Earthing metal, etc. Voltage limits Transformers Switchgear and terminals Disconnection of supply Cables Flexible cables Portable and transportable machines
125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132.
Sundry precautions Precautions where gas exists Shot-firing Signalling Haulage Earthing of neutral points Supervision Exemptions
CHAPTER XI MISCELLANEOUS 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. Relaxation by Governmentci nf w w w .s ee
Relaxation by Inspector
Supply and use of energy by non-licensees and others Responsibility of Agents and Managers Mode of entry Penalty for breaking seal
138A. Penality for breach of rule 44A 139. 140. Penalty for breach of rule 45 Penalty for breach of rule 82
140A. Penalty for breach of rule 77, 79 or 80 141. 142. 143. Penalty for breach of rules Application of rules Repeal
ANNEXURE I Specification relating to the deposition of silver ANNEXURE II Scale of fees for comparison with the Government of India standards referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 2 ANNEXURE III Model form of draft licence under the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 ANNEXURE IV Summary of technical and financial particulars for the year ended 31st March 19... ANNEXURE V Model form of Accounts ANNUXURE VI Model form of draft conditions of supply ANNEXURE VII Form of requisition under clause V (4) of the schedule to the Act ANNEXURE VIII Form of requisition for supply of energy under clause VI (5) of the schedule to the Act ANNEXURE IX Form of order under sub-rule (4) of rules 5, sub-rule (2) of rule 46 ANNEXURE IX A Model forms of inspection report ANNUXURE X Form of annual return for mines ANNEXURE XI Form of annual return for oil-fields ANNEXURE XII Log sheet for mines and oil-fields ANNEXURE XIII Form for reporting electric al accidents ANNEXURE XIVw w w .s ee ci nf o. in
Guidelines for providing training as required under rule 3(2A)
APPENDIX I Syllabus for the operating and supervisory staff engaged in the operation and maintenance of the thermal power stationsAPPENDIX II 1. Specialised mechanical course for operating & supervisory staff who will be engaged on the mechanical side of the power plant 2. Specialised electrical course for operating and supervisory staff who will be engaged in the electrical side of the power plant APPENDIX III Syllabus for skilled persons for assisting the operation and maintenance of thermal power stations APPENDIX IV 1. Specialised electrical course for skilled persons who will be engaged on the electrical side of the power plant 2. Specialised mechanical course for skilled persons who will be engaged in the mechanical side of the power station APPENDIX V Syllabus for operation and maintenance staff who will be engaged in the operation and maintenance of hydroelectric generating station APPENDIX VI Syllabus for operation and maintenance staff in extra-high voltage sub-station APPENDIX VII (I) Assessment form for operating and supervisory staff (II) Assessment form for operating and supervisory staff (for the use of Training Department) (III) Assessment form for skilled persons to assist operators and supervisors (IV) Assessment form for skilled persons to assistant operators and supervisors (for the use of Training Department)w w w .s ee ci nf o. in
MINISTRY OF IRRIGATION