REC organizes workshop on Integrated Digital Platform for DISCOMs


Gurugram, February 22, 2024: REC Limited, a Maharatna CPSE under the Ministry of Power hosted a workshop titled ‘Integrated Digital Platform for Power Distribution Sector’ at its Corporate Office, Gurugram on Thursday. The workshop was focused on highlighting the importance of the Integrated Web platform, primarily developed to operationalize the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) and to familiarise with the usage of the platform to regularly update and monitor the progress under the scheme.

The workshop witnessed the participation of more than 200 attendees from all state DISCOMs, Program Management Agencies (PMAs) and REC-TPQMAs and other stakeholders including PFC. Furthermore, an additional 300 senior officials from DISCOMs, PMAs, PFC, and other stakeholders joined the event through video conferencing.

Shri Rahul Dwivedi, ED (PMD), REC engaged with participants alongside other senior officials, emphasizing the significance of the integrated web platform and urging DISCOMs to adopt its usage. Shri Dwivedi said, “Currently, there is no digital platform to synergize data from various schemes and reporting modules, and this is an issue that this platform seeks to address. This platform has the ability to track progress at every stage of the process and will ensure greater visibility, transparency, and accountability in the power distribution sector and is set to be a game-changer for the sector to ensure schemes are implemented efficiently and effectively across the country.”

The integrated web platform has been developed under RDSS to monitor major schemes and reports for Indian power distribution sector with the objective of operationalizing the RDSS scheme in a digital way. The modules covered under this platform are – RDSS, Consumer Service Rating of DISCOMs (CSRD), Energy Accounting, Additional GSDP Borrowing, Integrated Rating of DISCOMs, Key Regulatory Parameters, Annual Performance of State Utilities and Integration with PRAAPTI Portal.

The attendees had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the platform and gain insights. This was followed by an open forum discussion where queries from various stakeholders and attendees were addressed. The workshop concluded with an optimistic outlook for the future of the power distribution sector, with participants eager to leverage the benefits of the Integrated Digital Platform to drive progress and innovation.

The integrated digital platform has been designed and developed by the Ministry of Power, REC and Power Finance Corporation.


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