Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

Facts for Prelims

Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

News: RDSS has been launched for DISCOMs.

What is the scheme about?
• RDSS is a reform-based and result-linked scheme to improve the financial sustainability and operational efficiencies of DISCOMs. This is done by financial assistance for the modernization of distribution infrastructure e.g., Smart Prepaid Meters.
• Ministry of Power will be the nodal agency and all state owned DISCOMS will be eligible.
• Time – 2021-22 to 2025-26
• It merges other existing power sector reforms schemes – Integrated Power Development Scheme, DDU Gram Jyoti Yojana, and Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA)

What are the goals?
• Reduce AT&C loss by 12-15%. AT & C loss is nothing but the sum total of technical and commercial losses and shortage due to non-realization of billed amount.
• Reduce financial deficit (average cost of supply-average revenue realized) of DISCOMs to Zero.
• Compulsory installation of smart meters (target of installing 250 million smart meters by 2025)

DICS Branches

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DICS Ahmedabad


(Head Office)

Address : 506, 3rd EYE THREE (III), Opp. Induben Khakhrawala, Girish Cold Drink Cross Road, CG Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380009.

Mobile : 8469231587 / 9586028957

Telephone : 079-40098991



Address: A-306, The Landmark, Urjanagar-1, Opp. Spicy Street, Kudasan – Por Road, Kudasan, Gandhinagar – 382421

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DICS Vadodara


Address: 2nd Floor, 9 Shivali Society, L&T Circle, opp. Ratri Bazar, Karelibaugh, Vadodara, 390018

Mobile : 9725692037 / 9725692054


DICS Surat


Address: 403, Raj Victoria, Opp. Pal Walkway, Near Galaxy Circle, Pal, Surat-394510

Mobile : 8401031583 / 8401031587


DICS New Delhi

New Delhi(In Association with Edge IAS)

Address: 57/17, 2nd Floor, Old Rajinder Nagar Market, Bada Bazaar Marg, Delhi-60

Mobile : 9104830862 / 9104830865