Piyush Goyal launches SEVA app for power consumers

Piyush Goyal launches SEVA app for power consumers


Piyush Goyal launches SEVA app for power consumers


New Delhi:  Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal today launched the Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA), developed in-house by Coal India Limited (CIL), for power sector consumers. SEVA is a part of 'Digital India' initiative, which is aimed at increasing the Consumer Connect, as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch. Addressing a gathering here, Mr Goyal said the SEVA app, along with other such apps of various Ministries of Government, are in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Easy, Effective, Economical and Transparent Governance.' The Minister said the Centre believes in suo motu dissemination of information of larger public interest and 'm-governance' would be the key to achieve this goal. These people-centric mobile apps would make the citizen empowered and hold the government accountable for its decisions through increased transparency. Talking about the SEVA app, the Minister said there is a general perception that an app related to Coal dispatch would not be of importance for the common man. Contrary to this view, he said, by using this app the common man would be able to hold the government accountable for the coal linkage allocations and be able to check any pilferage or inefficiencies in coal consumption for power generation. This would, in turn, lead to rationalisation of coal linkages and finally reduction in the power prices in the country. In near future, non-power sector mines would also be added in this App, the Minister added. The consumer friendly mobile app helps in tracking of coal dispatch to 118 Power Plants through Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) of around 500 MT, besides dispatch through Special Forward E-Auction and Bridge Linkage from more than 200 dispatch points, spread over eight states of the country. Daily quantity involved is to the tune of 1.25 Million Tonnes, involving the daily movement of around 195 coal trains, besides dispatch through other captive modes of transport like road and ropeways.

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