Power Purchase Irregularities Probe, Notice Issued to KCR

Hyderabad: The Justice Narasimha Reddy-led commission is investigating irregularities in power purchase agreements (PPAs) made during the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) rule in Telangana. A notice has been issued to former Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) to provide a detailed response regarding his involvement in these agreements by June 15.

Response and Investigation:

  • KCR has requested an extension, seeking additional time until July 30 to submit his clarifications.
  • The investigation focuses on agreements related to the Yadadri and Damarcherla power plants and a proposed 1,000 MW power purchase from Chhattisgarh.

Key Figures:

  • Former officials, including D Prabhakar Rao (former chairman and managing director of Telangana Genco and Transco) and Suresh Chanda (former special chief secretary), have already appeared before the commission.
  • Suresh Chanda was notably involved in the controversial power purchase proposal from Chhattisgarh during his tenure.

Commission’s Warning:

  • The commission has warned that if KCR’s response regarding potential irregularities in the PPAs with Chhattisgarh and the Bhadradri and Yadadri power projects is unsatisfactory, a personal appearance process will be initiated.

This summary highlights the notice issued to former CM K Chandrashekar Rao and the ongoing investigation into alleged irregularities in power purchase agreements during the BRS government’s tenure in Telangana.

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