Loss of revenue of Rs. 205.93 crore. The Company could not implement the R-APDRP scheme within the time frame stipulated by the GoI.

The Company could not implement the R-APDRP scheme within the time frame stipulated by the GoI. The conversion of the GoI loan for Part-A of the Scheme into a grant was pending. Due to the delay in implementation of -B of Scheme, the Company would be deprived of conversion of interest of 179.11 crore into grant and tranche of grant of 116.07 crore. Under booking of expenditure of Patiala town executed departmentally would result in under conversion of the grant of 7.17 crore. Against the envisaged target of reducing the AT&C losses to 15 per cent, the AT&C losses of 22 towns were still higher, which would result in non-conversion of loan of 7.74 crore into the grant. The low billing and collection efficiency in 21 and 19 towns respectively, resulted in loss of revenue of ` 205.93 crores to the Company

The Government of India (GoI) launched (September 2008) the Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (Scheme). The scheme envisaged reduction in Aggregate Technical and Commercial
(AT&C1 ) losses, establishing reliable and automated systems for the collection of baseline data, adoption of Information Technology (IT) in the areas of energy accounting and customer care and strengthening of power distribution network in urban areas with a population of more than 30,000. The scheme was to be implemented in two parts, Part-A was devoted to establishing IT systems for energy accounting, auditing and measuring AT&C losses and Part-B was towards the improvement of distribution infrastructure. The scheme also envisaged establishment of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Distribution Management System2 (SCADA/DMS) in large3
towns. The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) (a Government of India undertaking) was the ‘Nodal Agency’ for implementation of the scheme.

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