The Procedure for Conducting Inquiry Against a Member of Appropriate Commission Rules, 2004
Published vide Notification No. G.S.R. 270(E), dated 21st June, 2004
(a) "Act" means the Electricity Act, 2003 ;
(b) "Section" means section of the Act;
(c) "Registrar" means Registrar of the Appellate Tribunal.(2) Words and expression used herein and not defined but defined in the Act shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act. 3. Procedure for conducting inquiry. - (1) The Appropriate Government shall make a reference along with imputation of charges and other relevant information for the purpose of conducting such inquiry to the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal in pursuance of the provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 90 of the Act. (2) On receipt of a reference under sub-rule (1) Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal shall issue a notice to the Member concerned to appear before him on the time and date specified in the notice. (3) A copy of the charges preferred against the Member shall be supplied along with the notice. (4) The Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal may seek assistance of an expert or expert agency for investing into the charges against the Member. (5) For the purpose of discharging his functions under these rules, the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal may summon such witnesses or records as he may consider necessary. (6) Alter hearing the views of the Members, Chairperson shall forward his findings to the Appropriate Government.