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Mr. P. K. Sinha


Reliable, adequate and quality power for all at reasonable prices.


Ministry of Power seeks to achieve its vision by providing necessary support and enabling policy framework for integrated development of power infrastructure in the country to meet the requirements of the growing economy and to meet the requirements and aspirations of the people for quality power particularly of poor households in rural areas.

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The Ministry of Power started functioning independently with effect from 2nd July, 1992. Earlier it was known as the Ministry of Energy sources. Electricity is a concurrent subject at Entry 38 in List III of the seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. The Ministry of Power is primarily responsible for the development of electrical energy in the country.
The Ministry is concerned with perspective planning, policy formulation, processing of projects for investment decision, monitoring of the implementation of power projects, training and manpower development and the administration and enactment of legislation in regard to thermal, hydro power generation, transmission and distribution.
The Ministry of Power is responsible for the Administration of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Energy Conservation Act , 2001 and to undertake such amendments to these Acts, as may be necessary from time to time, in conformity with the Government's policy objectives.


  1. Improving Power Availability
  2. Expanding the Transmission Network
  3. Access to Electricity to all
  4. Reducing AT&C; losses through implementation of R-APDRP scheme
  5. Enhancing the availability of trained and skilled manpower for the power sector
  6. International Co-operation
  7. Group Target for Installed Capacity and Generation
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Improving access to power especially in rural areas MNRE, States

Number of unelectrified villages electrified

BPL households free electric connections



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2. Improving availability of power MNRE, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Department of Heavy Industries

Fresh Capacity added

Power Generation

Fresh Capacity Addition saved through energy conservation measures.

Reduction in Demand-Supply Gap in peak load

Reduction in Demand-Supply Gap in Energy

















3422 (MW)




















3. Improving quality of power Discoms, States, Regulators & Developers Minimizing grid disturbance No. 3 6      
    Transmission lines addition/ ready for commissioning ckm 20434 17107      
    Transformation capacity addition/ready for commissioning MVA 54287 63665      
    Percent of time when frequency of the grid was within the operating band ofIEGC band(49.5 to 50.2Hz)). (NR/WR/ER/NER) Hz 89.71 85.25      
    Percent of time when frequency of the grid was within the operating band of IEGC band(49.5 to 50.2 Hz)).(SR) Hz 92.87 91.56      
4. Improved Research, Design
and Development
  No. of articles published in leading magazines and journals No. 40        
    No. of testing facilities, labs created No. 12        
    No of new patents. No. 7        
5. Better project implementation   Number of delayed projects No. 53 51      
6. Reducing AT&C losses  
Measurement of agriculture
consumption that is used by
the regulators in tariff filing
(%age of such tariff filling)


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