Intimation of Accidents (Form and Time of Service of Notice) Rules, 2012
Published vide Notification No. G.O. Ms. No. 7, Energy (Services), dated 13.02.2012
Last Updated 10th September, 2019 [ap436]
(a) "Act" means the Electricity Act, 2003.
(b) "Inspector" means the Chief Electrical Inspector or the Electrical Inspector appointed under subsection (1) of Section 162 of the Act.
(c) "Person" shall include any company or body corporate or association or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, or artificial juridical person;(2) Words and expression used and not defined in these rules but defined in the Electricity Act, 2003, shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in that Act. 3. Intimation of accidents. - (1) If any accident occurs in connection with the generation, transmission, supply or use of electricity in or in connection with, any part of the electric lines or other works of any person and the accident results in or is likely to have resulted in loss of human or animal life or in any injury to a human being or an animal, such person or any authorized person of the generating company or licensee, not below the rank of a Junior Engineer or equivalent shall send to the Inspector a telegraphic report within 24 hours of the knowledge of the occurrence of the fatal accident and a written report in the Form set out in Annexure within 48 hours of the knowledge of occurrence of fatal and all other accidents. Where possible a telephonic message should also be given to the Inspector immediately, if the accident comes to the knowledge of the authorized officer of the generating company/licensee or other person concerned. (2) For the intimation of the accident, telephone numbers, fax numbers and addresses of Chief Electrical Inspector or Electrical Inspectors, District Magistrate, Police station, Fire Brigade and nearest hospital shall be displayed at the conspicuous place in the generating station, sub-station, enclosed substation/switching station and maintained in the Office of the in-charge/owner of the Medium Voltage (MV)/High Voltage (HV)/Extra High Voltage (EHV) installations. 4. Penalty for breach of Rules. - (a) If any person fails to report as required under sub-rule (1) of Rule 3, such person shall be punishable with fine of three thousand rupees, and in case of the continuing breach with further fine which may extend to fifty rupees for every day after the first during which the breach has continued.
(b) If any in charge / owner of the Medium Voltage (MV)/High Voltage (HV)/ Extra High Voltage (EHV) installations failed to display the Boards as required under sub-rule (2) of Rule 3, he shall be punishable with fine of three thousand rupees.