CHENNAI: Purchase of electricity is being done judiciously depending upon the need and to maintain grid discipline to benefit the general public and to avoid stringent punitive measures such as cut-off from the Southern/ National Grid by statutory atuhorities, the TN Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) submitted before Madras High Court on Thursday.
TANGEDCO said this in a counter, filed in response to a public interest writ petition by one C Selvaraj seeking to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising eminent citizens to probe the alleged Rs 1,00,000 crore scam in power purchase from private firms.
Existing generating stations, it said were operated fully and judiciously and the plant load factor (PLF) of thermal stations were much higher than the all India average.
The accounts of the Corporation were periodically audited by the statutory auditors and certified by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and there were no illegalities or irregularities, as alleged by the petitioner, the counter added.
The petitioner, a former employee of the Corporation, who had faced several disciplinary actions, had filed the PIL at the behest and in aid of many vested interests. This is visible from the bald and wild allegations casting aspersions against the corporation officials, the counter added and sought to dismiss the PIL.