2. Performance Audit relating to Government CompanyAssam Power Distribution Company Limited
Performance Audit on the working of Assam Power DistributionCompany Limited
As part of power sector reforms, theerstwhile Assam State Electricity Boardwas unbundled and consequently, thebusiness of power distribution is carriedout by three distribution companiesnamely, Upper Assam ElectricityDistribution Company Limited(UAEDCL), Lower Assam ElectricityDistribution Company Limited(LAEDCL) and Central AssamElectricity Distribution CompanyLimited (CAEDCL), which wereincorporated on 23 October 2003 underthe Companies Act, 1956.Subsequently, the two companies
.,UAEDCL and CAEDCL were mergedwith LAEDCL
. 1 April 2009 andLAEDCL was renamed as AssamPower Distribution Company Limited(APDCL) which was incorporated on 23October 2009 under the Companies Act,1956.As on 31 March 2011, APDCL haddistribution network of 1.12 lakhCircuit Kilometers (CKM) of lines,36,240 sub-stations and 34,664transformers of various categoriescatering to 19.13 lakh consumers.
Distribution Network planning
APDCL added 10,596 sub-stationsduring the period 2006-11. Further, ascompared to the growth in connectedload from 2,498.80 megawatt (MW) in2006-07 to 3,294.96 MW in 2010-11, theincrease in transformer capacity wasfrom 1,342.26 mega volt ampere (MVA)to 1,901.08 MVA only, which meantthat the transformer capacity fell shortby 2,217.62 MVA when compared to theconnected load as on March 2011.Wide gap between transformationcapacity and connected load led tooverloading of distribution system,excess failure of DTRs and higherquantum of energy losses.
Implementation of Central/State sponsored schemes
The percentage of achievement of electrification of un-electrified villagesunder Rajiv Gandhi GraminVidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) was 71
and connection to BPLhouseholds was 57
against thetarget as on 31 March 2011.The shortfall in achievement of targetwas due to delay in approval of DPRs,delay in award and execution of workswith consequential increase in cost of projects from
1,304.62 crore to
1,768.96 crore at award stages whichwould further go up on completion of all works.Due to non-completion of variousprojects in time under Assam BikashYojana (ABY), APDCL did not availthe intended benefit of
4.02 crore byway of reduction in technical losses asprojected in the DPR. Further, APDCLhad also extended undue benefit to theextent of
2.42 crore to contractors.
APDCL attained metering of 17.84 lakhagainst total number of 19.13 lakh un-metered consumers as on 31 March2011 and it took 2 days to 1975 days inreplacing stop/defective meters as it did