Proceedings of Central Commission.









Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proccedings of Central Commission.

Expenses of Central Commission to be charged upon Consolidated Fund of India.

Powers of Central Commission.











Functions of Central Commission

(4) The Central Commission may appoint consultants required to assist the Central Commission in the discharge of its functions on the terms and conditions as may be determined by regulations made by the Central Commission.

9. (1) The Central Commission shall meet at the head office or any of its offices at such time as the Chairperson may direct, and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings (including the quorum at its meetings) as may be determined by regulations.

(2) The Chairperson or, if he is unable to attend a meeting of the Central Commission, any other Member nominated by the Chairperson in this behalf and, in the absence of such nomination or where there is no Chairperson, any Member chosen by the Members present from among themselves, shall preside at the meeting.

(3) All questions which come up before any meeting of the Central Commission shall be decided by a majority of votes of the Members (including the Member, ex officio) present and voting, and, in the event of an equality of votes, the Chairperson or the person presiding shall have the right to exercise a second or casting vote.

(4) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (3), every Member shall have one vote.

(5) All orders and decisions of the Central Commission shall be authenticated by the Secretary or any other officer of the Central Commission duly authorised by the Chairperson in this behalf.

10. No act or proceedings of the Central Commission shall be questioned or shall be invalidated merely on the ground of existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Central Commission.


11. The expenses of the Central Commission including all salaries and allowances payable to, or in respect of, the Chairperson and the Member of the Central Commission shall be charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India.

12. The Central Commission, shall, for the purposes of any inquiry or proceedings under this Act have the powers as are vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, in respect of the following matters, namely:-

(a) the summoning and enforcing the attendance of any witress and examining him on oath;

(b) the discovery and productioin of any document or other material object producible as evidence;

(c) the reception of evidence on affidavits;

(d) the requisition of any public record;

(e) the issue of commission for examination of witnesses;

(f) review its decisions, directions and orders;

(g) any other matter which may be prescribed.



13. The Central Commission shall discharge all or any of the following functions, namely:-

(a) to regulate the tariff of generating companies owned or controlled by the Central Government;




















5 of 1908

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