BENGALURU: Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi on Tuesday directed the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) to submit its reply on a complaint of irregularities in a tender notification.
The tender is related to the renovation of four mini-hydel projects in the state.
In response to a complaint filed by Hydel Energy Developers’ Association, Justice Adi said, “The complainant states that tender conditions are tailor-made to suit a particular company. It is alleged that there is a clear understanding between KPCL authorities and the manufacturers. The queries made in the complaint require immediate clarification from KPCL.”
Justice Adi directed the managing director and chief engineer of KPCL to submit their response on September 16. The tenders are likely to be opened on September 18. The complaint alleges that the four mini-hydel projects at Mallapur, Sirwar, Ganekal, and Kalmala are defunct due to a defect in the machines. Though two companies - Boving Fouress Pvt Ltd and BHEL - were blacklisted for supplying defective machineries, they have been chosen for the issue of consent letters to the bidders.