Electricity is a subject included in the concurrent list of Constitution of India. The Electricity Act, 2003 (Act 36 of 2003) has been enacted repealing the Indian Electricity Act, 1910, the Electricity Supply Act,
1948 and Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998. The said Electricity Act, 2003 has come into force with effect from 10th June 2003.
The Electrical Inspectorate Department was created in September 1961 as separate Department with Chief Electrical Inspector as its Head of the Department. After the formation of Energy Secretariat Department on 1.8.93, it has come under the administrative control of the Energy Department.