PIL for power from central pool rejected

Published: 23rd June 2012 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2012 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

A public interest writ petition praying for a direction to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to consider supply of 1,000 MWs of power from the Central pool was dismissed by the Madras High Court on Friday.

In his petition, advocate R Krishnamurthy had cited the PMO alone as the respondent. Dismissing the petition, the second bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and M Venugopal pointed out that the Prime Minister was not the authority to manage power supply to the States.

The appropriate authorities were the officers in the electricity department. Their non-inclusion as parties would make the petition fail, the bench said, dismissing the case.


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