In pursuance of Regulation, 29 of Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to Safety and Electric Supply) Regulations, 2010 and in supersession to all previous notifications and orders, the Government of HIMACHAL PRADESH has constituted the Licensing Board for granting Electrical Contractors Licenses, Supervisor Competency Certificate and Wireman Permits to the eligible candidates, which the Department of Electrical Inspectorate administers.
In order to achieve quality service at the least possible time, the public in general as well as the consumers and the Licensed Electrical Contractors in particular shall follow the provisions of extant Acts, Regulations and various Indian standards for effective/smooth/ immediate compliance of the requirements under the statute expected from the department.
The Licensing Board has been constituted as per H.P. Government notification No. MPP-A(3)-1/2017 dated 15/11/2021.

The Licensing Board shall consist of the following:


The Chief Electrical Inspector, Government of Himachal Pradesh



The Senior-most Head of the Electrical Engineering Departments in Government Polytechnics (Representative of the Directorate of Technical Education



The Superintending Engineer, Operation Circle, HPSEBL, Shimla



The Superintending Engineer, HPPWD, Electrical Circle, Shimla



The Electrical Inspector, Government of Himachal Pradesh

Member Secretary

1. Quorum for the meeting of the Board: - No meeting of the Board shall be held unless three members are present. In the absence of the Chairman the members may elect any one out of them to act as the Chairman of the meeting.

2. Meeting of the Board: - The Board shall ordinarily meet twice a year. They shall also meet for transacting any special business which cannot be disposed of by circulation of papers. 15 clear days notice of every meeting shall be sent to each member by the secretary.

3. Functions of the Board: -

        i)      To grant licenses to the electrical contractors;
ii)     (a) To conduct examination of Supervisors and Wiremen for granting, supervisor certificates         of competency and wireman permits;
        (b) To prescribe syllabus for supervisor and wireman examination with prior approval of         State Government;
iii)    To grant certificates and permits to supervisors and wiremen;
iv)    To deal with applications and testimonials found to be incorrect and to take such action in         each case as may be deemed fit, and to deal with all matters in connection with the         electrical contractor’s Licenses and Supervisors / Wireman’s examination;
v)     To inquire into allegation of incompetence, negligence and breach of the provisions of         regulation 29, and conditions of licenses, certificates and permits as the case may be or         malpractices on the part of the wiring contractors and to take such actions as might be         deemed proper;
vi)    To do such other work as the State Government  may from time to time direct in connection         with the enforcement of the Act and Regulations  framed there under;
vii)   To maintain a register of electrical contractors, supervisors and wiremen, holding licenses,              certificates and permits respectively;
viii)   Generally, to carryout the provisions of H.P. Government notification No.MPP-A(3)-1/2017              dated 15/11/2021. 

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