The computerisation activities of the Department were commenced during
1995 by procuring seven numbers of 486 based Computers with 132 Col
Dotmatrix Printers. The help of the Electricity Department of
Pondicherry was sought to develop the LT Energy Billing Software.
Now the entire cash collection counters of Department has been
computerised. Perhaps, may be the first in the country to introduce 100%
Computerised Electricity Billing.
The next area computerised was Payroll of the Employess,
followed by Inventory Management with the Software developed by the
National Informatics Centre. Almost 80% activities of the Department
have been computerized now. Work on hand to computerise the remaining
sectors in a time bound manner.
The Lakshadweep Electricity Department is the first Department in the
U.T. to have a working Local Area Network and a Mail Server. Now the
entire subordinate offices of the Department have been provided
with sufficient computers, Local Area Network, dedicated internet
connection and thus virtually interconnected each other.
The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources has identified
Lakshadweep Electricity Department as one of the beneficiary to their
scheme "TIFAD" (Technology Information Forecasting
Assessment and Databank) during 1998-99. Under the scheme, the
Department received financial assistance from the Ministry to set up
Renewable Energy NET (RENET) by installing a VSAT (FTDMA), Server and
a Client Computer along with one 2 KVA UPS. The VSAT system has
installed in the Electricity Division Office, Kavaratti during
04/2000. Later, VSAT connection has been extended to all the offices
in the Lakshadweep Islands by Lakshadweep Administration.
Department has switched over to web
based applications from the year 2007 for extending various online
facilities to its consumers and to have a real time monitoring of
the activities of the Department.
The CSI-Nihilent e-Governance award
2006-07 for the best e-Governed Department category was jointly
awarded to Department of Electricity, Lakshadweep and Department of
Health and family welfare, Government of Gujarat for the
achievements they had in implementing e-Governance applications in
their respective Departments (details).
The Grid Interactive SPV Power Plants installed in the Islands are equipped with latest hardwares and softwares to
make it possible to monitor, control and download the data remotely
from anywhere in the world. Department also proposes to introduce
SCADA for monitoring and controlling of generation & distribution of
power supply in these Islands.