Duty to supply power under Electricity Act not absolute; dues of previous owners can be recovered from new ones: Supreme Court

Even if the consumer is the same, but the premises are different, it will be considered as a fresh connection and not a reconnection, the Court clarified.
Electricity Transmission Tower
Electricity Transmission Tower

The Supreme Court on Friday held that the duty to supply electricity under Section 43 of the 2003 Electricity Act is not absolute, and that state-owned power utilities can stall new connections until arrears from the same premises are cleared. [KC Ninan v. Kerala State Electricity Board and ors]

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