Name & Designation In Position since
1 S. Akshayakumar
2 G.Rajagopal

Dr.T.Prabhakara Rao




Name & Designation In Position since










3 R.V Sundararaman
4 K.Veeramani
5 S.Devarajan

                            Profile of former Chairpersons and Members






Profile of Thiru  G.Rajagopal

Date of Birth : 06-11-1956

Thiru G.Rajagopal holds Post Graduate Degree in Commerce with distinction and also the professional qualification of Fellowship in Cost and Management Accounts of India and also associate member of the Company Secretariatship.  Thiru G.Rajagopal received Dr.Radhakrishnan Memorail Award for outstanding studies in M.Com.,  Thiru G.Rajagopal has participated at various sports events,  including All India Public Sector Sports and Games meet.

 He started his career in Power Sector in the year 1983 in Neyveli Lignite Power Corporation Ltd., a Public Sector Power Generating Company.  He then joined Tamil Nadu Electricity Board in the year 1997 as a Deputy Financial Controller on direct recruitment.  He was promoted as Financial Controller in the year 2003 and in the year 2006 got elevated to the post of Chief Financial Controller.  Then he was appointed by the Government of Tamil Nadu as Director (Finance) in the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd., (TANGEDCO) in 2010.

 He served as Board of Director in the following Public Sector Undertakings:

*  TNEB Ltd.,
*  Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation (TNPFC)
*  Poompuhar Shipping Corporation
*  Mahatamil Colleiries Ltd.,
*  Udangudi Power Corporation (UPCL)

During his tenure as Director (Finance), he was instrumental in completing the Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP) as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Power, Government of India.  TANGEDCO is the first utility which completed FRP in India.  He initiated the process of revaluation of TANGEDCO assets.  He served in number of committees and sub-committees to finalize Merchant Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, High Level Negotiation Committee, Wage Revision Committee etc., during his tenure in TANGEDCO.



Profile of  Dr.T.PRABHAKARA RAO, I.A.S (Retd.,)

Name Dr.T.PRABHAKARA RAO, I.A.S.,(Retd.,)
Date of birth 25-12-1955
Educational Qualification M.B.B.S, M.A.(Reading University, UK),Certificate Course in Good Governance (Harvard University, USA), Rasthra Bhasha Praveen by Dakshin Bharath Hindi Prachar Sabha
Previous Employment Addl. Chief Secretary to Government Transport Dept., Secretariat, Chennai
Year of allotment to IAS 1982
Departments served   Sub Collector, Nagercoil
Additional Collector, Dindigul
District Collector, South Arcot
Additional Commissioner (Excise)
Registrar of Co-op.Societies
Commissioner of Commercial Taxes
Commission of Land Reforms
Commissioner of Urban Land Ceiling
Commissioner of Town & Country Planning
Commissioner of Transport
Chairman & Managing Director, Co-optex
Chairman & Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Cements
Chairman & Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation
Chairman & Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation
Chairman & Managing Director, TAHDCO
Principal Secretary, Labour & Employment Department
Addl. Chief Secretary to Government,Transport Department
 Awards Received Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Award for Small Savings
Governor’s Award for Flag Day collection
India Today Award 2014 for Best Transport (Chennai & Coimbatore)




Profile of Thiru  S.Chinnarajalu



Date of birth


Educational Qualification

 B.Sc., B.L, M.L (Administrative Law and Labour Law)


Worked in Power Wing in PWD Secretariat from July 1986 to July 1993.
Worked in Energy Department from the inception of separate Energy Department in August 1993.
Deputed by the Government as Secretary, TANGEDCO with effect from 27.05.2013 to 31.05.2015.

Position Held

Under Secretary to Government, Energy Department.

Deputy Secretary to Government , Energy Department.

Joint Secretary to Government, Energy Department.

Additional Secretary to Government / Secretary, TANGEDCO.




Profile of Thiru S.Balathandayuthapani, Director(Tariff)



Date of birth


Educational Qualification

Academic : M.Com.

Professional Qualification



 Started the career in Oct.1973 in  the Staff cadre of  TNEB in its Accounts side and worked in the various Branches like Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Elevated as Assistant Accounts Officer in Dec.1993 and  worked as Assistant Accounts Officer, Accounts Officer, Deputy Financial Controller/ Works, Deputy Financial Controller/ Balance Sheet, Financial Controller / Accounts,  Financial Controller / Revenue until May 2004.

Practiced as Cost Accountant for a brief  stint of one year from July 2007 and worked as part time Faculty in the ICWAI/ Chennai, during the same period.

Joined TNERC in Aug.2007 as Deputy Director/ Tariff and elevated as Director/ Tariff in May 2009 and since then working as Director/ Tariff in TNERC.



Profile of Thiru R.V Sundararaman, Director(Engineering)


R.V. Sundararaman

 Date of Birth


Educational Qualification

B.E. (EEE Branch),  M.A. (Political Science)

Professional Qualification



Graduated in the year 1979 from Annamalai University and joined Tamil Nadu Electricity Board in Dec 1979 as Assistant Engineer in Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TTPS).

1.Assistant Engineer – TTPS - (1979-1991)
(Operation and Meter Relay Testing)
Works involved

I. Turbine Operator
ii. Checking of Turbine & Generator Protection and control circuits of unit
iii. Commissioning of Unit II/TTPS

1. Assistant Executive Engineer – TTPS - (1991-2005)
    (Technical Services, AEE/Shift & Meter Relay Test)

i. Unit IV commissioning
ii. Checking of Turbine & Generator Protection and control circuits of unit I, II & III.
iii. Start-up / shut down activities for Unit I, II, III.

2. Ennore Thermal Power Station (ETPS) at Chennai - (2005-2008):
    Executive Engineer (Technical Services) 

Instrumental in running of all the five units after R&M, overhaul and fault rectification works of   units I to V.  Achieved good PLF after a long time.

Received Chairman/TNEB appreciation letter for commissioning of unit after R&M works ahead of the programmed schedule.

4. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) (2008-2012):
Superintending Engineer / Electrical
Incharge of TNEB utility shifting works for CMRL civil works.  Played a vital role for initiating the process of commissioning Three 230 kv GIS substations for CMRL power supply.  Involved in power supply Tender for CMRL.

Received Managing Director CMRL appreciation letter for 230 kV UG cable shifting works.

5. Chief Engineer / Transmission at TNEB Headquaters (Nov. 2012 – July 2014):

Initiated the process of establishing more number of substations and Transmission lines in Tamil Nadu.  TANTRANSCO capital investment was increased by three times for a financial year compared to the previous one by executing more schemes to reduce transmission constraints.

6.  Managing Director / TANTRANSCO at TNEB Headquaters(July 2014– Dec 2014):

Instrumental in commissioning of Tiruvalam 400 kV SS in ten months time, ahead of schedule to transfer Interstate power.  New 400 kV lines for windmill power evacuation were charged and more no. of substations were commissioned in Chennai and other areas of Tamil Nadu.  JICA and kfw (German) funds were arranged to strengthen the transmission infrastructure in Tamil Nadu.

     Joined TNERC as Director (Engineering) on 21.12.2015.




Profile of Thiru K.Veeramani, Director (Legal)



Educational Qualification

B.Sc., M.L. (Contracts including Mercantile Law)

Professional Qualification

Enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 23-03-1982.

Practiced as Advocate and was also placed as Junior to Thiru G.Ramasamy, Senior Advocate, High Court of Madras (formerly Attorney General of India) by the Bar Council of India Trust, New Delhi with monthly stipend till March 1985.


Appointed by TNPSC for the Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service and worked in various capacities in Law Department with effect from 10-04-1985.

Worked as-
(i) Under Secretary to Government, Law Department
(ii) Deputy Secretary to Government, Law Department
(iii) Joint Secretary to Government, Law Department and
(iv) Additional Secretary to Government, Law Department

-Deputed by the Government to work as Legal Advisor to the erstwhile Tamil Nadu Electricity Board from 07-09-2006 to 30-09-2009.

-Deputed by the Government to work as Director (Legal) in Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission from 24-11-2011 to 06-08-2014.

-Worked as Legal Officer in the Office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, in the Tamil Nadu Forest Department on contract basis from September 2015 to 11-08-2016.

-Joined as Director (Legal), Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission from 12-08-2016.



Profile of Thiru S.Devarajan, Ombudsman



Educational Qualification

B.E.,(EEE), M.E.,(Power Systems)

Professional Qualification

F.I.E., - Fellow of Institution of Engineers(India)

B.O.E., - Certificate of Proficiency of Authorised Boiler
Operation Engineer


 1. Joined TNEB in December 1979 and worked in Generation, Distribution and State Load Despatch Centre

2. Worked as Assistant Engineer/Elect. in Kanchepuram Electricity Distribution Circle.

3. In Generation Area worked as Assistant Engineer, Assistant Executive Engineer & Executive Engineer in Electrical maintenance, MRT, I&C, Operation and in office as Executive Engineer/Training & Executive Engineer/CMP in Ennore Thermal Power Station.

4. Undergone training programme in U.S.A., during the tenure of Chief Engineer/NCES on Digital Control System.

5. Worked as Executive Engineer/Load Despatch in State Load Despatch Centre, Chennai

6. At TNEB Head Quarters worked as Superintending Engineer/Betterment Thermal, Chief Engineer/NCES & Director/Generation.

7. Undertaken a study tour in Germany on Distribution Grid Management and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy.

8. Retired from the service of TANGEDCO as Director/Generation in May 2015.