the adoption of e-mobility, the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of
Finance, Government of India has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency
Services Limited (EESL), an entity under Ministry of Power for deployment of 15
Electric Vehicles for their officers. Also, 28 charging points (24 Slow
charging points, 4 Fast Charging Points) have been installed at North Block for
charging these vehicles.
signing ceremony took place in the presence of Arun Jaitley, Minister of
Finance and Corporate Affairs; R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) Power and New
& Renewable Energy; Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Secretary, Department of Revenue;
Ajay Narayan Jha, Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure); Subhash
Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs; and Ajay Bhalla,
Secretary, Ministry of Power. Jaitley also flagged of EVs at the North Block.
this development, the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance begins
its transition towards a reduced carbon footprint and a more environmentally
sustainable future. It also marks its participation in India’s e-mobility goal
of 30 percent fleet electrification by 2030. Several stakeholders across the
nation are already implementing many initiatives to support electric mobility
with more expected to join the effort.
Department of Expenditure has also issued an office memorandum for all the
government offices in Delhi/NCR to switch to electric vehicles. Adoption of
electric vehicles will reduce dependence on oil imports and promote power
capacity addition in India thereby enhancing energy security of the country. It
will further reduce GHG emissions from the transport sector and also reduce the
impact of pollution level in the cities.