Power Development Board Act, 2011
(Act XVIII of 2011)
[3 October 2011]
An Act to provide for
the establishment of the Punjab Power Development Board for the
implementation of policies of the Government to facilitate the private
investors in power sector and to harness the energy generation resources in
Whereas it is expedient to establish the Punjab Power Development Board for
the purposes of implementation of policies, programs and projects in the
field of energy in the Province and to facilitate the private investors in
power sector through one window facility; to harness the available sources
of energy generation in the Province; and to provide for ancillary matters.
It is enacted
title, extent and commencement.-
This Act may be cited as the Punjab Power Development Board Act 2011.
extends to whole of the Province.
shall come into force at once.
In this Act,---
means the Punjab Power Development Board Act 2011;
means the Punjab Power Development Board established under section 3 of the
means the Chairman of the Board;
(d) “Fund” means
the Punjab Power Development Board Fund;
means the Government of the Punjab;
Director” means the Managing Director of the Board;
(g) “Member” means
a Member of the Board including the Chairman and Secretary;
means prescribed by the rules or regulations;
means the Province of the Punjab;
means the regulations framed under the Act;
(k) “rules” means
the rules made under the Act; and
means the Secretary of the Board.
Power Development Board
Establishment of the Board.-
(1) The Government may, by notification, establish the Punjab Power
(2) The Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual
succession and a common seal, with power to enter into contract, acquire or
dispose of property, and Board may sue or be sued by the name of the Punjab
Power Development Board.
The Board shall establish its head office at
and may set up a sub-office at any place in the Province.
of the Board.-
(1) Subject to this section, the Government shall appoint the Chairman and
The Government shall appoint two members from amongst the representatives of
the private power producers including at least one woman, if available and
four members of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
including at least two female members of the Assembly.]
The Government may prescribe qualifications and mode of appointment of any
category of member.
The Government may appoint a person as member by virtue of his office.
The Managing Director shall be the Secretary.
The Government shall appoint a professional engineer having at
least ten years experience in the relevant field as the Managing Director.
The Government shall prescribe terms and conditions of service of the
The Managing Director shall hold office for a term of three years extendable
for another term of three years.
The Government shall not appoint a person as Managing Director for more than
two consecutive terms.
Terms and conditions of members.-
(1) The Government shall appoint a member, other than an ex-officio member,
for a term of three years, extendable for another term of three years.
member, other than ex-officio member, may, by a one month prior written
notice addressed to the Government, resign from his office.
The Government may remove a member, other than ex-officio member, without
assigning any reason.
7. Conduct of
(1) The Government or the Board shall prescribe or determine the procedure
for conduct of business of the Board.
Existence of any vacancy in the constitution of the Board shall not
invalidate an act or proceedings of the Board.
of the Board.-
The Board shall,---
(a) facilitate the private investors on behalf of the Government in
matters relating to the setting up of power projects in accordance with the
policy of the Government;
(b) implement the
policy of the Government relating to power generation and coordinate with
various departments and agencies of the Government in the field of power
and finalize, with the prospective private investors in the power sector,
the implementation plans, feasibility studies and operational plans;
(d) receive fees and charges from private investors in processing of
their applications for power projects and shall deposit and disburse the
fees or charges;
with the local or international agencies in the performance of its functions
under this Act;
(f) issue no
objection certificate, permission or licence for use of canal or river water
or land of the Government for power generation;
potential sites for hydel and coal power generation and develop
non-conventional sources of energy including solar, wind, biomass, biogas
and solid waste;
(h) examine energy
policies of the Federal Government and advise the Government on effect of
the policies of the Federal Government;
with the Federal Government or any authority or agency of the Federal
Government for installation of power houses, grid stations and transmission
lines according to needs of the Province;
and ensure exploitation of indigenous resources for development of thermal
or hydel power projects in the Province;
(k) encourage the
local and foreign entities to form joint ventures for participation in the
development of the power projects;
(l) advise the
Government on bulk power supply from the national grid for transmission and
distribution within the Province, levy of tax on consumption of electricity,
laying of transmission lines and determination of power tariff for
distribution of electricity within the Province;
(m) acquire, where
necessary, land for power projects; and
(n) perform such
other functions as may be prescribed to promote power generation in the
The Board may constitute a committee or committees to perform the functions
as may be prescribed or entrusted by the Board.
of the Board.-
(1) The Board may, for carrying out its functions, establish one or more
(2) An organization established under sub-section (1)
shall be subject to control and supervision of the Board and perform the
functions as may be prescribed.
Appointment of staff.-
(1) The Board may appoint the officers, experts, advisors, consultants and
members of staff as it may consider necessary for the efficient performance
of its functions on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.
The members, officers, advisors, consultants, employees and staff of the
Board, when acting or purporting to act under any of the provisions of this
Act, rules or regulations, shall be deemed to be public servants within the
meaning of section 21 of the Pakistan Penal Code 1860 (XLV of 1860).
Funds, Accounts and
Punjab Power Development Fund.-
(1) There shall be established a non-lapsable fund vested in the Board to be
known as the Punjab Power Development Fund for the purpose of meeting
expenses in connection with the functions and operations of the Board,
committees and organizations under this Act, including payment of salaries
and other remuneration payable to members, staff, experts, consultants,
advisors and other officers and employees of the Board, committees and the
The Fund shall consist of:---
(a) funds provided by the Government for payment of salaries,
establishing infrastructure and running the day to day business of the
(b) loans or
grants by the Government;
loans or funds obtained by the Board;
aid, grants and loans negotiated and raised, or otherwise obtained, by the
(e) charges for services or for the provision of any
information or report automated or otherwise to any government, private
entity or any other person;
and commissions collected by the Board as may be prescribed;
from the sale of property;
from floating bonds, shares, debentures, certificates, or other securities
issued by the Board; and
other sums received by the Board.
The Fund shall be kept in one or more accounts maintained by the Board, in
local or foreign currency in a scheduled bank and shall be operated in
accordance with the directions of the Board.
Accounts and audit.-
(1) The Board shall prepare its own budget in respect of a financial year in
accordance with prescribed procedure and shall maintain complete and
accurate books of accounts of their actual expenses and receipts.
(2) The Board shall appoint a Chartered Accountant or a
firm of Chartered Accountants to audit the accounts of the Board and any
organization established by the Board.
The auditor appointed under sub-section (2) shall be provided access to the
books, accounts and other documents as may be considered necessary for audit
of the accounts.
The auditor shall submit the annual audit report or any special audit report
to the Board.
Delegation of powers.-
The Board may delegate any of its powers, duties or functions to the
Managing Director or any other officer in the prescribed manner.
Issuance of policy directives.-
The Government may, as and when it considers necessary, issue policy
directives to the Board in respect of its activities and the Board shall be
bound to comply with such directives.
(1) The Board shall, within three months of the conclusion of a calendar
year, submit an annual performance report to the Government.
The report shall consist of,---
statement of accounts and audit reports of the Board and any organization
established by the Board;
comprehensive statement of the work and activities of the Board during the
preceding year; and
other matters as may be prescribed or as the Board may consider appropriate.
The Government shall, within two months of receiving the report from the
Board, give notice for laying the report in the Provincial Assembly of the
Punjab, and shall lay the report in the Provincial Assembly at
17. Power to
The Government may make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.
(1) Subject to this Act and the rules, the Board may frame regulations, for
giving effect to the provisions of this Act.
Without prejudice to the generality of the forgoing provisions, the
regulations may provide for,---
and conditions including remuneration and privileges for appointment of
officers, employees, experts, advisors and consultants;
(b) prescription of different scales and grades for the
remuneration and privileges of officers, staff members, experts, advisors
and consultants of the Board; and
procedure for appointment of members of the different committees and conduct
of business of the committees.
Authorities to aid the Board.-
executive authorities in the Province shall render such assistance to the
Board as may be necessary for the execution of its programs and projects
being carried out under this Act.
No suit, prosecution or
other legal proceeding shall lie against the Board, members, officers,
advisors, consultants and other employees of the Board, in respect of
anything done or intended to be done in good faith under this Act.
Removal of difficulties.-
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any provision of this Act, the
Government may make such order, as may be necessary for the removal of the