Coming Soon: Scheme to Provide Easy Power Connections With Pay in Parts Facility

Coming Soon: Scheme to Provide Easy Power Connections With Pay in Parts Facility

In line with its commitment to provide 24×7 power to all, the government is contemplating to launch a scheme for facilitating “easy power connections” where consumers can pay for the new connection in monthly instalments over a period of 5 years.

Stating this at a conference in the capital on the completion of two years of the Modi led NDA regime, union minister for power, coal and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal said the government was thinking of launching a campaign to make it compulsory to provide electricity connection to all.

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal launching the ‘Ujwal Bharat’, at a press conference on the achievements of his Ministries, on the completion of 2 years of the NDA Government, in New Delhi on May 20, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Shri Anil Swarup, the Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Shri Upendra Tripathy, the Additional Secretary Ministry of Power, Shri B.P. Pandey and the Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha are also seen.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal launching the ‘Ujwal Bharat’, at a press conference on the achievements of his Ministries, on the completion of 2 years of the NDA Government, in New Delhi on May 20, 2016.
The Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Shri Anil Swarup, the Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Shri Upendra Tripathy, the Additional Secretary Ministry of Power, Shri B.P. Pandey and the Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha are also seen.

“We want to provide this facility to everyone ….while poor people get electricity connection free of cost but those who are above poverty line, the amount paid for new connection will be charged through equated monthly instalments in five years. We are working on such scheme and soon launch it.”

Achievements & Initiatives Ministry of Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy

“We want to keep it (application for power connection) simple. Then we would ask our people to get the power connection. We won’t wait for them to apply.”

“I am actually telling my officers that they have to go to peoples’ homes, make a simple half-page format, (ask them to) just give Aadhaar number, e-mail, address and mobile number, and sign it, saying I am desirous of a power connection and follow all rules and terms. That is it.”

On the occasion, Goyal also advocated cross-subsidisation of power tariff and said, “Indian farmer deserves to get low cost power. We support cross subsidisation by larger commercial or industrial establishment for other consumers.”

(with inputs from PTI)

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