The Inspectorate of Electricity comes into existence since the inception of the full-fledged State of Meghalaya on 21st January, 1972. It was created primarily for the administration of the Indian Electricity Act and Rules. It is technically and administratively manned by the Senior Electrical Inspector and assisted by the Deputy Electrical Inspectors, Technical staff and ministerial Staff.The works under the Indian Electricity Act and Rules are mostly technical and regulatory in nature. Inspection and testing are being carried out all the electrical installations throughout the state. The Inspectorate also rendered technical assistance to various Government Department where technical had is not available.
The objective of the Inspectorate of Electricity is to implement and administer the following Acts, Rules and Regulations:
- Provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 and the Central Electricity Authority (Measures Relating to Safety and Electric Supply) Regulation 2010, made under the Act.
- Provisions of the Meghalaya Cinema (Regulation) Rules, 1990.
- Provisions of the Meghalaya Electrical Licensing Board Regulations, 1973.
- Provisions of the Energy Conservation Act 2001.
The Inspectorate of Electricity has jurisdiction throughout the state, excluding the works belonging to Defense, Railways and Central Government installations..