Objective of the scheme is to provide Solar Photo Voltaic Based Mobile Phone Charging Facilities in 5000 Villages by augmenting Centralized Solar Charging Stations (CSCS) being provided under LaBL scheme by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in the villages described in Agreement.
The effective date of the Agreement is 29.04.2010.
The Agreement shall remain valid for 4 (Four) years from the effective date.
TERI has to ensure that the Solar Photo Voltaic Based Mobile Phone Charging Facilities are to be provided only in villages, which are Un-electrified villages/ electrified villages with per day electricity supply of less than 6 hours and meet the selection criteria specified in the Agreement.
Before installing Solar Photo Voltaic Based Mobile Phone Charging Facilities, TERI is required to verify availability of the Mobile Users in the villages. TERI shall be solely responsible for provision and operation of necessary equipment and systems, training and hand holding of local institutions, treatment of customersâ€™ complaints, collection of usage-charges and issue of receipts if any thereof, attending to claims and damages arising out of his operations.
Prescribed Tariff Packages as per Agreement must be offered.
For implementation of the project TERI, inter-alia, shall be responsible for following activities:
The subsidy support for provision of the Solar Photo Voltaic Based Mobile Phone Charging Facilities (SMCFs) in 5000 villages shall be payable for the SMCFs installed within the validity period of the Agreement as per the terms of Agreement. The subsidy support shall be given for only one Solar Photo Voltaic Based Mobile Phone Charging Facility (SMCF) per village
The Subsidy Rate per Solar PV based Mobile Phone Charging Facility (SMCF), at which subsidy is disbursable, shall be as follows:
TERI shall receive the subsidy after the Solar PV Based Mobile Phone Charging Facilities is provided and made fully functional/commissioned The subsidy for each SMCF shall be disbursed in three installments, viz., Front Loaded Subsidy (FLS) equal to 60% of the total subsidy payable, First Annual Subsidy equal to 20% of the total subsidy payable and Second Annual Subsidy equal to 20% of the total subsidy payable.
TERI shall be eligible to submit the claim for FLS at the end of the quarter in which Solar Photo Voltaic Based Mobile Phone Charging Facilities are installed and made functional.
The First Annual Subsidy shall be payable at the end of the quarter in which the SMCF completes one year of satisfactory service from the date of installation.
The Second Annual Subsidy shall be payable at the end of the quarter in which the SMCF completes two years of satisfactory performance from the date of its installation.
The FLS or the Annual Subsidy shall be payable in the relevant quarter ending on 30th of June, 30th of September, 31st of December or 31st of March. Each instalment shall be generally disbursed quarterly in arrears generally within 30 days of receipt of a valid claim.
TERI shall submit their claim for quarterly Subsidy in a STATEMENT in the prescribed form given in Attachment 1 and Attachment 2 to Annexure-VIII] The Annual Subsidy claims shall also be accompanied by Annexure-VI which shall be duly signed by the Authorized signatory of TERI.
The claim shall be duly certified with an Affidavit as per Annexure-VIII by a representative of TERI duly authorized by TERI.
The aforesaid quarterly STATEMENTS of each year shall be required to be audited by the Auditors of TERI in accordance with the provisions of Section 35 read with Section 12A of the Income Tax Act. The report of the Auditors should be in the prescribed form given in Annexure-IX to be filed with the Administrator or designated authority as specified within 7 (seven) calendar days of the date of signing of the Audit Report but not later than 30th September of the following year.
An SMCF shall be considered to be faulty if 20% or more of the ports remain non-functional for any reason whatsoever for 30 days or more in an year.
For faulty SMCF as defined above, no annual subsidy shall be payable.
For every claim of Annual Subsidy, TERI shall also furnish Annexure-VI wherein TERI shall declare the number of days the SMCF has remained faulty during the year for which annual subsidy is being claimed.
Subsidy for a quarter shall be paid after making adjustments, if any, for the payments made in the previous quarters.
Final adjustments in respect subsidy disbursed (excess/short) during a year, if any, shall be made in the following year based on the quarterly statements duly certified by the auditors of the TERI. In case TERI is found to have claimed and received in excess of 10% of the subsidy due, the entire amount in excess of 10% shall be recovered along with interest from the date of disbursement at the PLR of SBI prevalent on the day of disbursement.
TERI shall submit Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG) in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-XI valid for one year for each Service Area or part thereof from any scheduled bank in India or an Indian Public Financial Institution duly authorized to issue such bank guarantee.
The claims shall be duly certified with an Affidavit as per Annexure I by a representative of BSNL duly authorised by a Board Resolution of the Company.
The amount of bank guarantee shall be 5% of the total subsidy payable for the entire service area at the time of signing of the Agreement.
On successful completion of the first yearâ€™s roll out obligation, the PBG shall be reduced to Rs. 50 Lakhs.
The Bank Guarantee shall be valid for a period of one year. TERI on its own, shall extend the validity period of Bank Guarantee(s) on similar terms at least one month prior to the day of its expiry without any demand or notice from the Administrator.
* Roll out condition has been ammended for Year-I vide letter No. 30-170/2009-USF(Vol.IV) dated 18.04.2011
For the Infrastructure Sites not provided as per the rollout required to be achieved, without prior written concurrence of the Administrator, the delayed period shall entail recovery of liquidated damages (L.D.)