"Integrated Power Development Scheme" (IPDS) is a priority programme of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India for the Urban Power Distribution Sector. The Scheme aims at:
Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network,
Metering of distribution transformers /feeders / consumers and
IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network under R-APDRP (now subsumed under IPDS)
The estimated outlay of IPDS is Rs 32,612 Crore, in addition to outlay of Rs 44,011 Crore of R-APDRP carried forward to IPDS.
App is digital initiative to place before the people, the performance of Distribution Utilities (Discoms) in these IT enabled towns, with a vision to generate a sense of positive competition amongst the stakeholders and urge all concerned for better performance in all consumer centric parameters.
App focuses on enhancing consumer connect by way of" Ranking "of towns on various parameters related to consumers in a transparent manner. Following parameters of Go- Live towns are being monitored through URJA App on a monthly basis.
Consumer complaint pending: Ranking is done based on the number of consumer complaint pending in last month. The cumulative number of complaints received and pending for redressal, as per the IT System as on last day of the reporting month, are shown on the app.
Average duration and number of power cuts: Ranking is done based on average number of power interruptions at 11kV Feeder level recorded in the IT system. The values of average number of hours for which power cut was experienced by a consumer and number of such instances are shown on the app. Average values are calculated on per consumer basis for the town.
Release of new connection: the status of new connections applied and connection pending for release through IT system is displayed on the App. Ranking on least number of connections pending for release, as on last day of reporting month, is displayed.
E-payments: Ranking of towns is done based on number of consumers making online bill payments (Payment through self service Kiosks are excluded).
Percentage loss of power/theft:Towns are ranked based on AT&C losses of the town as per energy audit carried out using IT systems created under the scheme. For accurate calculation AT&C losses, ring fencing of towns has also been done under the scheme. A ring fenced area is a electrical boundary of a town where import/export meters are placed for determining net input energy .
The above information/reports are generated from the IT systems at Discom end and the same are uploaded on IPDS website/ URJA App , without any manual intervention in data collation/generation.
Power Finance Corporation is the designated Nodal agency for operationalization of IPDS. Social media presence of IPDS is in the name of "URJA" i.e. Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan (@Urja_India).
For more details please visit our website www.ipds.gov.in