Ministry of Power India – विदयुत मंत्रालय भारत सरकार
The Ministry of Power autonomously started functioning in the year 1992 on 2nd July. The earlier name of this Ministry was the Ministry of Energy sources. According to the Constitution of India, a concurrent subject is Electricity. It comes under the seventh schedule, List III at Entry 38. The Ministry of Power takes all the responsibilities of developing electrical energy in India.
This Ministry is also accountable for policy formulation, perspective planning, development of workforce and training, and the enactment and administration of legislation related to thermal. Apart from that, this Ministry monitors implementations of different power projects and takes investment decisions related to the processing of projects. The administration of the generation of hydropower, distribution, and transmission also comes under this Power Ministry. Additionally, this Power Ministry has various responsibilities. The Ministry of Power is accountable for the administration of
- The Energy Conservation Act, 2001
- The Electricity Act 2003.
Apart from controlling the power system, various schemes come under this Ministry. Let’s take a look at these schemes.
- Bhakra Beas Management Board – BBMB
- Bureau of Energy Efficiency – BEE
- Central Electricity Authority – CEA
- Central Electricity Regulatory Commission – CERC
- Damodar Valley Corporation – DVC
Commissions, Committees, and Missions
- Eastern Regional Power Committee – ERPC
- North Eastern Regional Power Committee
- Northern Regional Power Committee, Ministry of Power
- Southern Regional Power Committee
- Western Regional Power Committee – WRPC
Autonomous and Apex Institutions
- Central Power Research Institute – CPRI, Bangalore, Karnataka
Schemes, Programmes, and Missions
Under Uday scheme, the Government of India (भारत सरकार) has signed total four MoUs with Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Nagaland, Nagar Haveli, and Dadra, also with Daman and Diu. People also recognize this scheme as Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana. The Government signed all these MoUs for operational improvements. Till now 4 UTs and 27 states come under this scheme.
- Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana – UDAY
IPDS – Integrated Power Development Scheme
People also recognize IPDS as the Integrated Power Development Scheme. The Ministry of Power launched this scheme to support distribution network as well as sub-transmission in urban areas and also to assess distribution feeders/transformers/consumers in various metropolitan areas.
- Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme – R-APDRP, Delhi
CPRI – Central Power Research Institute
CPRI is an independent authority that tests and certifies power equipment. The Government of India set it in the year 1960. It assists the electrical industry in quality assurance and product development.
- National Power Portal
DDUGJY – Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
The abbreviation of DDUGJY is Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. The Government launched this scheme to supply power continuously in rural areas. This scheme has replaced another scheme named RGGVY or Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.
The power sector in India
The power sector in India is a diversified world. There are various sources of power generation including nuclear power, lignite, oil, solar, domestic waste, etc.
The Government has launched the Saubhagya Scheme so that every household can get electricity. The other name of this scheme is Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana. This scheme came into existence in September 2017, and the Government aims to complete this process within December 2018.
PSUs and Joint Ventures
- Energy Efficiency Services Limited – EESL
- National Thermal Power Corporation – NTPC
- Power Trading Corporation of India Limited – PTC
- Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
- Tehri Hydro Development Corporation – THDC
- Power Finance Corporation Limited, New Delhi
- National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited – NHPC
- Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam – SJVN Limited
- Power Grid Corporation of India Limited – POWERGRID
Ministry of Power Website: https://powermin.nic.in
Contact Number: 011-23717474, 011-23710411
Fax Number: 011-23710065
Shram Shakti Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001,