2019-07-11

Assessment of UDAY : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Assessment of UDAY

(a) whether the Government has assessed the performance of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) which was launched for the much needed revival of distribution utilities;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the steps taken by the Government for persuading/convincing the States for clearing their entire outstanding dues?

To know the answer of above questions reg. Assessment of UDAY please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No. 3092.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF POWER
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3092
ANSWERED ON: 11.07.2019
Assessment of UDAY
Manoj Rajoria

Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has assessed the performance of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) which was launched for the much needed revival of distribution utilities;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the steps taken by the Government for persuading/convincing the States for clearing their entire outstanding dues?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR POWER, NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY AND THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

( SHRI R.K. SINGH) 

(a) & (b) : The Government is continuously conducting performance assessments of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) in the Monitoring Committee Meetings & focused meetings with States/DISCOMs. As per provisional data provided by States on UDAY Portal, State Power Distribution Utilities have reported improvement in their performance in a number of parameters: (i) AT&C losses have come down from 20.80% in FY 2015-16 to 18.76% in 2017-18 and (ii) ACS – ARR Gap has come down from 60 paise per unit in 2015-16 to 17 paise per unit in 2017-18.

(c) : Ministry of Power has continuously been taking up the matter with the states and has written to all the Chief Secretaries of the States/UTs in March 2019 to clear their entire outstanding dues.

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Source: Loksabha

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