Reorganisation of the Electricity Industry

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(1) With effect from the date on which a transfer scheme prepared by the State Government to give effect to the objects and purposes of this Act is published or such further date as may be prescribed by the State Government, (hereinafter referred to as the effective date), any property, interest in property, rights and liabilities which immediately before the effective date belong to the Board shall vest in the State Government on such terms as may be agreed between the State Government and the Board.

(2) Any property, interest in property, rights and liabilities vested in the State Government under sub-section (1) shall be revested by the State Government in the APTRANSCO and generating company or companies, in accordance with the transfer scheme so published along with such other property, interest in property, rights and liabilities of State Government as may be specified in such scheme, on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the State Government and the APTRANSCO or generating company or companies, as the case may be.

Explanation:- For the purposes of this Part generating company or companies, shall mean the company or companies to be incorporated to implement the reorganization of the Electricity Industry in the State.

(3) Such of the rights and powers exercisable by the Board under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 as the State Government may, by notification specify, shall be exercisable by the APTRANSCO or generating company or companies, as the case may be, for the purpose of discharging the functions and duties with which it is charged.

(4) Notwithstanding any thing in this section, where,-

(a) the transfer scheme involves the transfer of any property or rights to any person or undertaking not wholly owned by the State Government, the scheme shall give effect to the transfer only for fair value to be paid by the transferee to the State Government.

(b) a transaction of any description is effected in pursuance of a transfer scheme, it shall be binding on all persons including third parties and even if such persons, third parties have not consented to it.

 

(5) The State Government may, after consulting the APTRANSCO (the "transferor licensee"), or generating company or companies, as the case may be, require them to draw up a transfer scheme to vest in a further licensee (the "transferee licensee") or any generating companies, any of the functions including distribution function, property, interest in property, rights and liabilities which have been vested in the transferor licensee or generating companies, as the case may be under this section and publish the same as Statutory Transfer Scheme under this Act. The Transfer Scheme to be notified under this sub-section shall have the same effect as the Transfer Scheme under sub-section(2).

(6) A transfer scheme may,-

(a) provide for the formation of subsidiaries, joint venture companies or other schemes of division, amalgamation, merger, reconstruction or arrangements;

(b) define the property, interest in property, rights and liabilities to be allocated:-

(i) by specifying or describing the property, rights and liabilities in question;

(ii) by referring to all the property, interest in property, rights and liabilities comprised in a specified part of the transferor's undertaking; or

(iii) partly in the one way and partly in the other;

(c) provide that any rights or liabilities specified or described in the scheme shall be enforceable by or against the transferor or the transferee;

(d) impose on the licensee an obligation to enter into such written agreements with or execute such other instruments in favour of, any other subsequent licensee as may be specified in the scheme;

(e) make such supplemental, incidental and consequential provisions as the transferor licensee considers appropriate including provision specifying the order in which any transfer or transaction is to be regarded as taking effect; and

(f) provide that the transfer shall be provisional for a specified period.

(7) All debts and obligations incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by the Board, with the Board or for the Board, or the APTRANSCO or generating company or companies before a transfer scheme becomes effective shall, to the extent specified in the relevant transfer scheme, be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or done by the Board, with the Board or for the State Government or the transferee and all suits or other legal proceedings instituted by or against the Board or transferor, as the case may be, may be continued or instituted by or against the State Government or concerned transferee, as the case may be.

(8) In the event that a licensee is required to vest any part of its undertaking in another licensee pursuant to sub-section (5), the Commission shall amend the transferee’s license in accordance with section 19 or revoke its license in accordance with section 18.

(9) The Board shall cease to be charged with, and shall not perform, the functions and duties specified in sub-section (3) with regard to transfers made on and after the effective date.

(10) The exercise by a licensee of any of the Board's rights and powers may be made on such conditions as may be specified in the transfer scheme including a condition that they shall be exercised by the licensee only with the approval of the Commission.
 


Provisions relating to personnel

24. (1) The State Government may by a transfer scheme provide for the transfer of the personnel to APTRANSCO, generating company or companies, distribution or other companies hereinafter referred to as the transferee company or companies; on the vesting of properties, rights and liabilities in such transferee companies as provided under section 23.

(2) Upon such transfer scheme the personnel, shall hold office or service under the transferee company on terms and conditions that may be determined in accordance with the transfer scheme:

Provided that such terms and conditions on the transfer shall not in any way be less favourable than those which would have been applicable to them if there had been no such vesting.

Provided further that any such scheme under sub-sections (1) and (2) shall be consistent with the tripartite agreements entered into between the Government, A.P.S.E.B. and the employees.

Explanation: - For the purposes of this section as well as the transfer scheme the term "personnel" shall mean all persons who on the effective date are the employees of the Board.

 


Payment of compensation or damages on transfer.

25. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or any other law as is applicable, and except for the provisions made in this Act, the transfer of the employment of the personnel referred to in sub-section (1) of section 24 shall not entitle such employees to any compensation or damages under this Act, or any other Central or State law or under the general law, save as provided in the transfer scheme.
 

REORGANIZATION OF THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY

Reorganization of State Electricity Board.

23. (1) With effect from the date on which a transfer scheme prepared by the State Government to give effect to the objects and purposes of this Act is published or such further date as may be prescribed by the State Government, (hereinafter referred to as the effective date), any property, interest in property, rights and liabilities which immediately before the effective date belong to the Board shall vest in the State Government on such terms as may be agreed between the State Government and the Board.

(2) Any property, interest in property, rights and liabilities vested in the State Government under sub-section (1) shall be revested by the State Government in the APTRANSCO and generating company or companies, in accordance with the transfer scheme so published along with such other property, interest in property, rights and liabilities of State Government as may be specified in such scheme, on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the State Government and the APTRANSCO or generating company or companies, as the case may be.

Explanation:- For the purposes of this Part generating company or companies, shall mean the company or companies to be incorporated to implement the reorganization of the Electricity Industry in the State.

(3) Such of the rights and powers exercisable by the Board under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 as the State Government may, by notification specify, shall be exercisable by the APTRANSCO or generating company or companies, as the case may be, for the purpose of discharging the functions and duties with which it is charged.

(4) Notwithstanding any thing in this section, where,-

(a) the transfer scheme involves the transfer of any property or rights to any person or undertaking not wholly owned by the State Government, the scheme shall give effect to the transfer only for fair value to be paid by the transferee to the State Government.

(b) a transaction of any description is effected in pursuance of a transfer scheme, it shall be binding on all persons including third parties and even if such persons, third parties have not consented to it.

 

(5) The State Government may, after consulting the APTRANSCO (the "transferor licensee"), or generating company or companies, as the case may be, require them to draw up a transfer scheme to vest in a further licensee (the "transferee licensee") or any generating companies, any of the functions including distribution function, property, interest in property, rights and liabilities which have been vested in the transferor licensee or generating companies, as the case may be under this section and publish the same as Statutory Transfer Scheme under this Act. The Transfer Scheme to be notified under this sub-section shall have the same effect as the Transfer Scheme under sub-section(2).

(6) A transfer scheme may,-

(a) provide for the formation of subsidiaries, joint venture companies or other schemes of division, amalgamation, merger, reconstruction or arrangements;

(b) define the property, interest in property, rights and liabilities to be allocated:-

(i) by specifying or describing the property, rights and liabilities in question;

(ii) by referring to all the property, interest in property, rights and liabilities comprised in a specified part of the transferor's undertaking; or

(iii) partly in the one way and partly in the other;

(c) provide that any rights or liabilities specified or described in the scheme shall be enforceable by or against the transferor or the transferee;

(d) impose on the licensee an obligation to enter into such written agreements with or execute such other instruments in favour of, any other subsequent licensee as may be specified in the scheme;

(e) make such supplemental, incidental and consequential provisions as the transferor licensee considers appropriate including provision specifying the order in which any transfer or transaction is to be regarded as taking effect; and

(f) provide that the transfer shall be provisional for a specified period.

(7) All debts and obligations incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by the Board, with the Board or for the Board, or the APTRANSCO or generating company or companies before a transfer scheme becomes effective shall, to the extent specified in the relevant transfer scheme, be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or done by the Board, with the Board or for the State Government or the transferee and all suits or other legal proceedings instituted by or against the Board or transferor, as the case may be, may be continued or instituted by or against the State Government or concerned transferee, as the case may be.

(8) In the event that a licensee is required to vest any part of its undertaking in another licensee pursuant to sub-section (5), the Commission shall amend the transferee’s license in accordance with section 19 or revoke its licence in accordance with section 18.

(9) The Board shall cease to be charged with, and shall not perform, the functions and duties specified in sub-section (3) with regard to transfers made on and after the effective date.

(10) The exercise by a licensee of any of the Board's rights and powers may be made on such conditions as may be specified in the transfer scheme including a condition that they shall be exercised by the licensee only with the approval of the Commission.
 


Provisions relating to Personnel.

24. (1) The State Government may by a transfer scheme provide for the transfer of the personnel to APTRANSCO, generating company or companies, distribution or other companies hereinafter referred to as the transferee company or companies; on the vesting of properties, rights and liabilities in such transferee companies as provided under section 23.

(2) Upon such transfer scheme the personnel, shall hold office or service under the transferee company on terms and conditions that may be determined in accordance with the transfer scheme:

Provided that such terms and conditions on the transfer shall not in any way be less favourable than those which would have been applicable to them if there had been no such vesting.

Provided further that any such scheme under sub-sections (1) and (2) shall be consistent with the tripartite agreements entered into between the Government, A.P.S.E.B. and the employees.

Explanation: - For the purposes of this section as well as the transfer scheme the term "personnel" shall mean all persons who on the effective date are the employees of the Board.


Payment of compensation or damages on transfer.

25. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or any other law as is applicable, and except for the provisions made in this Act, the transfer of the employment of the personnel referred to in sub-section (1) of section 24 shall not entitle such employees to any compensation or damages under this Act, or any other Central or State law or under the general law, save as provided in the transfer scheme.