FAME Current Affairs - 2020

“#iCommit” Initiative launched by Power Ministry

On June 5, 2020, the Ministry of Power launched the ‘#iCommit’ initiative on the occasion of World Environment Day.


The initiative was launched to encourage stakeholders to continue providing efficient renewable power and resilient energy system in the future. The initiative is driven by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EFFSL).

Role of EFFSL in the initiative

Under the initiative, EESFSL is to unite diverse set of players such as corporates, think tanks, multilateral and bilateral organizations, governments, etc.


The initiative has been launched to build a resilient future. It aims to enrich the stakeholders about the importance of creating flexible and agile power system.

Core of the Campaign

The campaign mainly aims to bring innovative changes in the current power system of the country. This includes decentralised solar power and electric vehicles and several other innovative measures as well.

The initiative is to promote current undertakings of the GoI such as

  • National Electric Mobility Mission
  • FAME 1
  • FAME 2
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyothi Yojana
  • Saubhagya scheme
  • Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
  • Smart Metering Programme
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uttan Maha Abhiyan (PM-KUSUM)
  • UJALA Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All
  • AJAY Atal Jyoti Yojana

2636 EV Charging Stations sanctioned under Phase II FAME India

The Department of Heavy Industries operating under Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has sanctioned 2636 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations under FAME India scheme Phase II. The stations are to be set in 62 cities in 24 states and Union Territories.


The aim of the move is to make sure at least one Electric Vehicle charging station is available in a grid of 4 km × 4km area in the selected cities. Out of the 2636 charging stations to be constructed, 1633 will be fast charging stations and 1003 are to be slow charging stations.

FAME India

FAME India is Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles. The objective of the scheme is to increase the use of electric and hybrid vehicles by offering incentives. The phase I of the scheme was launched on April 1, 2015 with an allocated budget of Rs 895 crores. The phase II was launched on April 1, 2019 with an allocated budget of Rs 10,000 crores.

Charging Technologies

India has planned to use three charging technologies. It includes CHAdeMO, Indian Bharat Standard and Combined Charging System (CCS). CHAdeMO is a quick charging method that delivers up to 62.5 KW by 500 volt and 125 ampere DC (Direct Current). The CCS involves both DC and AC charging.