Amendment in the Bench mark cost of Solar Water Heating – MNRE

No. 5/23/2009-P&C

भारत सरकार/ Government of India

नवीन और नवीकरणीय ऊर्ाामंत्रालय /  Ministry of New & Renewable Energy



The Pay & Accounts Officer

Block No.14, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, dated the 28th May, 2013

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

New Delhi-110 003.

Subject:-  Amendment in the Bench mark cost of “Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Applications  Programme”  being  implemented  under  the  Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) till 31st March, 2014.


In continuation of this Ministry’s recent sanction order of even number dated 30th 

Oct, 2012 reg. additions / amendments in the above mentioned scheme, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President of India for re-fixing/ revising the benchmark cost of the following solar water heating systems in the following manner, with effect from 1st June, 2013 and accordingly the existing provisions in paragraph 5.2 of the aforesaid Scheme which was earlier amended as under, for implementation during the

remaining period of the financial year 2013-14:-

Type of system Category Previous         year benchmark     cost i.e. 2012-13 (Rs.) New    benchmark cost for 2013-14 (Rs.) Subsidy (30%         of the benchmark cost) (Rs.)
ETC Domestic 10000 8500 2550
Commercial 10000 8000 2400
FPC Domestic 11000 11000 3300
Commercial 11000 10000 3000

The other terms & conditions, guidelines and provisions as mentioned in the sanction order/AA of even number dated 08.07.2010 and the subsequent amendments made/ issued from time to time in the Scheme on” off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications” would remain same. The amendments made herein above shall come into force with effect from 1st  June, 2013 and this Addendum may be read as part of this Ministry’s Sanction order/AA dated 08.07.2010.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully

(A.K. Mishra) Under Secretary to the Govt. of India Ph: 011- 24362011


-2- Copy of information and necessary action to:-

1.    All Central Government Ministries & Departments

2.    Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Block 14, CGO complex, New Delhi

3.    Principal Director of Audit, Scientific Audit II, building, IP Estate, Delhi- 02.

4.    All State Nodal Agencies/ Channel Partners/manufacturers- Solar Thermal

5.    All State Utilities.

6.    All Municipal Commissioners.

7.    CMD, IREDA, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi.

8.    Director General, Bureau of Indian Standard, Manak Bhawan,9, Bahadur

Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002.

9.    All the Nationalized and Scheduled Banks

Internal distribution:

1.      PS to Hon’ ble Minster, NRE & PSO to Secretary, MNRE, PS to AS&FA,


2.      JS(AS)/ JS (TK)/ Adviser (NPS)/ Adviser (AKD)/ Adviser (PS)

3.      Adviser & Head, Solar Energy Centre, Gwal Pahari, Gurgoan

4.      All Directors, Sci. D (AN)/DS(F)/DS(PC)

5.      All Under Secretaries in MNRE

6.      Dir. (NIC) to upload this on the Ministry’s website.

7.      CA, MNRE/ Cash Section.

8.      Hindi Section for Hindi version.

9.      Sanction folder.

(A.K. Mishra) Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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