The Assam Government intends to propose the Assam Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 during its inaugural Budget session in the 15th Assam Legislative Assembly, which will begin on July 12 and would last 15 working days.
The Principal Act, referred to as the Assam Electricity Duty Act, 1964, has undergone many amendments throughout the years.
The latest change brought to the act was on 26th August 2019 after the proposed amendment got the assent of the Governor of Assam. After changes brought to the act, it was referred to as the Assam Electricity Duty Act, 2019.
Through the amendment, the following explanation was inserted in Section 3, Sub-Section (1) of the Principal Act -
"Explanation - In case of electrical energy consumed by any person or any organization generating energy, the aggregate value of energy charges shall be determined at the rate per unit as may be notified by the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) or the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC), as the case may be, from time to time, for similar category of consumers."