Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, launched the first ever Consumer Services Rating of DISCOMs (CSRD)

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By Sarkaritel August 18, 2022 20:21

Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, launched the first ever Consumer Services Rating of DISCOMs (CSRD)


New Delhi, 18th August, 2022: The Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, launched the first ever Consumer Services Rating of DISCOMs (CSRD) for the FY 2020-21, in the Review Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting with States and State Power Utilities held on 5th August, 2022 at New Delhi.

REC Limited was entrusted the responsibility by the Ministry of Power, Government of India to carry out the study across the country. Over the years, REC Ltd., on behalf of Ministry of Power, has undertaken multiple reform measures, centered on ensuring the viability and sustainability of the power sector. A key focus has been on ensuring the best-in-class services to electricity consumers across the country and with that in focus, Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 was notified by the Ministry of Power (MoP) on 31st December 2020. With this vision and to improve consumer services by DISCOMs, a study on DISCOM Consumer Services was felt necessary by Ministry of Power.

This exercise will enable the DISCOMs to introspect their performance across various service parameters, undertake a comparative performance assessment with peer DISCOMs and take corrective measures.  The Key Objectives for the Consumer Service Index are:-

  • To create a minimum set of parameters related to quality and reliability of electricity supply and consumer service
  • Track performance of DISCOMs across these aspects over a period of time
  • Develop a spirit of healthy competition amongst DISCOMs to enhance consumer experience
  • Nudge the DISCOMs to assess the gap areas, share best practices and promote inter-se learning.

The DISCOM Consumer Service Rating has been developed across four key dimensions which are central to enhancing level of consumer services. This includes operational reliability; connection and other services; metering, billing, collection linked services; fault rectification and grievance redressal. Across all these dimensions, key performance indicators have been shown in the figure below:

Result Areas and Weightages:

  • Operational reliability (45% weightage) – This will help assess the reliability of electricity supply. The parameters include hours of supply, SAIFI, and DT failure rate. Considering its importance, 45% weightage has been given to it.
  • Consumer service (55% weightage) – The key parameters include connection & other services; metering, billing and collection linked services; fault rectification and grievance redressal. Because of the large number of services, which are important from a consumer point of view, higher weightage i.e. 55% is assigned to these parameters.

After detailed discussion with all stakeholders especially DISCOMs in public and private domain, data was collected and verified with evidences and field visit. Post data collection, scoring was assigned as per approved methodology annexed. Total 60 DISCOMs are being graded in this exercise out of 70 DISCOMs (10 DISCOMs either didn’t participated or data/evidences were insufficient).

The DISCOMs have been assigned grades across the above parameters as per quantitative grading:-

 

Marks (M) M>90 80<M<90 70<M<80 60<M<70 50<M<60 40<M<50 30<M<40
Grades A+ A B+ B C+ C D

 

10 DISCOMs have been assigned “E” grade (4 DISCOMs did not participate and 6 DISCOMs did not provide requisite date for the exercise). Following is the grading chart after the exercise:-

Grade A+

(2 DISCOM)

 

Grade A

(5 DISCOM)

Grade B+

(9 DISCOM)

Grade B

(15 DISCOM)

Grade C+

(17 DISCOM)

Grade C

(5 DISCOM)

Grade D

(7 DISCOM)

Delhi

BRPL

BYPL

 

Andhra Pradesh

APSPDCL

APCPDCL

 

Delhi

TPDDL

 

Telangana

TSSPDCL

 

Uttar Pradesh

KeSCO

Andhra Pradesh

APEPDCL

 

Kerala

KSEBL

 

Maharashtra

AEML

TPCL

MSEDCL

 

Rajasthan

AVVNL

JVVNL

 

Uttarakhand

UPCL

 

West Bengal

WBSEDCL

Gujarat

MGVCL

DGVCL

UGVCL

 

Haryana

UHBVNL

 

Himachal Pradesh

HPSEBL

 

Karnataka

BESCOM

CESCOM

 

Madhya Pradesh

MPPsKVCL

MPMKVVCL

MPPoKVVCL

 

Manipur

MSPDCL

 

Rajasthan

JdVVNL

 

Tamil Nadu

TANGEDCO

 

Telangana

TSNPDCL

 

Uttar Pradesh

NPCL

Bihar

NBPDCL

SBPDCL

 

Chandigarh

CED

 

Chattisgarh

CSPDCL

 

Dadra and Nagar Havel

 

Goa (GED)

 

Gujarat

PGVCL

 

Haryana

UHBVNL

 

Karnataka

GESCOM

 

Ladakh

LPDD

Maharashtra

BEST

Odisha

TPCODL

TPNODL

TPWODL

 

Puducherry

PED

 

Punjab

PSPCL

 

Tripura

TSECL

Assam

APDCL

 

Karnataka

MESCOM

 

 

Odisha

TPSODL

 

Uttar Pradesh

PsVVNL

PuVVNL

Arunachal Pradesh

APDA

 

Jammu & Kashmir

JPDCL

KPDCL

 

Jharkhand

JBVNL

 

Uttar Pradesh

DVVNL

MVVNL

 

Catering 1.46% cumulative consumer served Catering 7.37% cumulative consumer served Catering 27.17% cumulative consumer served Catering 29.68% cumulative consumer served Catering 17.59% cumulative consumer served Catering 8.45% cumulative consumer served Catering 8.29% cumulative consumer served

 The report is also available on the REC’s website (https://recindia.nic.in/consumer-service-rating-of-discoms )

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By Sarkaritel August 18, 2022 20:21