Power Ministry highlights initiatives taken to improve process of getting electricity

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 14, 2016


The Ministry of Power in a statement on Thursday highlighted its initiatives taken to ease the process of ‘Getting Electricity’ over the last two years.

The Ministry said that it has made it mandatory for distribution utilities (Discoms) to provide electricity connection within 15 days to consumers in normal conditions.

“A simplified procedure for getting electricity connection has been adopted after detailed discussions with Delhi and Maharashtra Discoms and other concerned agencies,” the statement said.

“The Ministry has also stipulated time for each step required for providing the connection. Within three days of online form submission for electricity connection, the field inspection of the site will be done, which will lead to the process to estimate preparation, load sanction and intimation for fee deposit to be completed in next four days. After this, installation work, including meter and flow of electricity, will be done in eight days, thus completing the whole process in 15 days,” the statement added.

Further the Ministry also stated that Discoms have agreed that reliability of power will be improved progressively each year and an amendment in the Central Electricity Authority notification has been brought about for the installation of 500 KVA transformers on double pole structures.

“Apart from these initiatives, a simplified online mechanism for Right of Way (RoW) approval process for electrical works is also under process,” the statement added.

Published on July 14, 2016
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