The Madras High Court stayed the proceedings in the money laundering case against power minister V Senthil Balaji and two others.
Though appointment of a legal member to TNERC was not necessary, it was under way nonetheless, he said, adding that tariff revision was essential for Tangedco’s development.
A sudden rain in Karur on Friday, caused a storm in the Twittersphere on Sunday with BJP State president K Annamalai and power minister V Senthil Balaji locking horns.
Senthil Balaji says TN will resist enactment of bill; 50K Tangedco staff stage sit-in
Electricity minister V Senthil Balaji on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of reducing the new power tariff proposed by the State government to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Senthil Balaji also questioned the AIADMK's right to criticise the government on the tariff hike as the previous government had raised the charges by 37 per cent in a year.
Annamalai on Thursday said that Senthil Balaji would be the first person to be imprisoned for corruption once there is a regime change in the State.
After a review meeting, the minister told reporters that all Chief Engineers (CEs) were told to provide uninterrupted power supply during the monsoon period.
The government exhibition was inaugurated at the prison ground in Coimbatore on Saturday. Ministers V Senthil Balaji, MP Saminathan and other officials attended the event.
The first unit of the Ennore Special Economic Zone thermal power station will begin its operations in March 2024, said Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji on Tuesday.
Balalji said that NCTPS will be Tamil Nadu's first 800 MW single unit, and will consume less coal than other thermal plants and special equipment has been installed to prevent airborne coal dust.
Chief Minister MK Stalin intends to reduce Tangedco’s losses and turn it into a profit-making Public Sector Undertaking, according to Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji.
Minister assures there won’t be power cuts for industries, residences
Power minister V Senthil Balaji on Wednesday blamed a sudden drop in power supply from the central grid for the unscheduled outage in many parts of the State.
The minister added that the CM had announced on September 21 last year that the State government would provide free power connections to one lakh farmers for agrarian activities.
A Division Bench of Justices PN Prakash and AA Nakkiran passed the orders on Wednesday while quashing an order of the special court, which denied the ED the unmarked document copies.
Addressing a press meet at TANGEDCO premises on Mount Road, the minister added that Annamalai, being a State president of BJP, blamed the thermal plant project.
Initiated by the Tamil Nadu Rural Livelihood Movement and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), it aims at bridging the gap between unemployed youth and companies looking to hire people.