Mysore, Mar. 23 (KMC) - Jaagruthi, a city-based NGO, will be filing a criminal case against the Managing Director of Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company (CESC) this afternoon at the Court of the Executive Magistrate (Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan) on charges of not supplying electricity adequately, the basic civic amenity to residents.

Jaagruthi Convenor S. Arun Kumar told Star of Mysore this morning that a petition filed under Section 133 of the CrPC urged the Court to direct CESC to (i) Ensure undisturbed power supply during exams that is till May 2010, (ii) Publish the timetable with respect to 3 phase power supply in its jurisdiction on weekly basis and (iii) Punish CESC MD for not keeping up with the promise made earlier.

"The CESC has completely collapsed in even maintaining its basic functions for which it is formed," states the petition and adds, "Electricity consumers of the jurisdiction of CESC are clueless as to when power will be cut and when the service will be restored. This act of the Corporation is in contravention of the purpose for which the Corporation was formed," said Arun Kumar.

Reminding that the Government of Karnataka had categorically stated that there would be no power cuts during exams, Arun Kumar said that though the exams had started for most of the students, the CESC had not bothered to maintain undisturbed power supply.

“Further, the CESC has become a nuisance for the consumers. It has not even performed its basic function of giving a proper timetable for power cuts. The said act of the respondent is causing irreparable damage to students, patients, farmers, industries and every consumer in one way or the other,” Arun Kumar pointed out.

“The CESC has to come clear as to what statistics with respect to consumers is taken since the company’s website still depicts the consumers as per 2001 census and the connection updates is of 1998,” he said.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore