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Thiru M.Chandrasekar


Date of Birth22/07/1961
Date of Joining16/08/2019
QualificationB.E. (Hons.) - Electrical & Electronics - 1983 PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Joined as Assistant Engineer in TNEB in June 1985 and served till 08-02-88 in Gobi EDC – Operation and Maintenance.

Assistant Engineer / LD Centre from 15-07-94 to 03-04-96 in Erode – Load Despatch and Power Management.

Assistant Executive Engineer / GRT from 03-4-96 to 03-04-01 in Erode – Grid Protection System and Testing of Relays.

Assistant Executive Engineer / Planning from 04-04-01 to 03-03-06 in Erode.

Executive Engineer / Planning from 3-3-06 to 30-11-11 in Erode.

Superintending Engineer / Gobi EDC from 1-12-11 to 3-7-15 in Gobi EDC.

Chief Engineer / Transmission Projects from 4-7-15 to 16-9-15 in Chennai– Transmission Project – I.

Chief Engineer Distribution from 17-9-15 to 30-6-16 in Coimbatore.

Chief Engineer Distribution from 1-7-16 to 25-9-18 in Erode.

Elevated as Director Generation from 26-9-18 to 31-7-19 in Chennai.

Superannuation on 31-7-2019

Thiru.K Venkatesan


Date of Birth02/06/1961
Date of Joining18/07/2022
QualificationB.E (EEE) Graduated from Government College of Technology (GCT), Coimbatore in 1983 (1978-1983)
1. Worked as Instructor from September 1983 to January 1986 in Valivalam Desikar Polytechnic College, Nagapattinam. 2. Joined in TNEB during January 1986 and worked as Assistant Engineer / Electrical Maintenance at Mettur Thermal Power Station (MTPS) till June 1995. 3. Worked as Assistant Engineer / Electrical breakdown service, Chennai from June 1995 to November 1995. 4. Worked as Erection Engineer in M/s. Hyundai Engineering Company looking after the works of line stinging of 220 KV line for a route length of 320 Km consisting of 820 towers at their site in Libya from November 1995 to 1996. 5. Worked as Assistant Engineer / Pallavaram East from 1996 to 1998. 6. Worked as Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) during the following periods and places: i. AEE / Nungambakkam from 1998 to 2001. ii. AEE / Teynampet from 2001 to 2004. iii. AEE / Nungambakkam from 2004 to 2005. iv. AEE / Kilpauk from 2005 to 2006. 7. Worked as Executive Engineer / Mylapore from 2006 to 2009. 8. Worked as Executive Engineer / IT Corridor from 2009 to 2013. 9. Worked as Executive Engineer / Porur from 2013 to 2014. 10. Joined as Superintending Engineer / Commercial in the year 2014 and served till 2015. 11. Worked as Superintending Engineer & Chairman CGRF / South from September 2015 to January 2016. 12. Worked as Superintending Engineer & Chairman CGRF / South II from the year 2016 and retired on 30-06-2019 as Additional Chief Engineer. 13. Worked as Director/Engineering in TNERC from 02-03-2022 to 16-07-2022

Thiru B. Mohan


Date of Birth10/03/1961
Date of Joining11/01/2023
QualificationB.A., B.L.,
1) Enrolled as Advocate in 1985
2)1986 – 2001: Advocate by profession in and around Coimbatore, Udumalpet, Pollachi and Palani.
3) Selected for the post of Civil Judge (junior division) in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service on December 10th 2001.
4) Dec 2001 to May 2013 : Served as Judicial Magistrate, District Munsif at various places within the State of Tamil Nadu.
5) May 2013 : Promoted as Civil Judge (Senior Division).
6) May 2013 : June 2018 : Served as Civil Judge (Senior Division) at various places.
7) July 2018 : Appointed as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Erode.
8) July 2019 : Promoted to the cadre of District Judge (entry level) and appointed as the III Additional District Judge, Tirunelveli.
9) May 2020 : Transferred and posted as Additional District Judge, Namakkal.
10) 31-03-2021 : On attaining superannuation retired as Additional District Judge / Namakkal

Dr. C.Veeramani


Date of Birth05/05/1960
Date of Joining30/05/2022
Qualification1) BE(Mechanical Engineering)(1984),GCT,Coimbatore.
2) ME(Production Engineering)(1986),College of Engineering,Anna University,Guindy.
3) MBA(Financial Mgnt)(2007),IGNOU,New Delhi.
4) Ph.D in Management-(2018),Bharathiar University,Coimbatore
1) Assistant Engineer/Mechanical(12.02.1986 to 02.08.1994) - Career started in TNEB from 12.02.1986 as Assistant Engineer/ Mechanical, Mettur Thermal Power Project(3X210MW), Metturdam. Incharge of operation of boiler and its auxiliary systems at 210MW Unit-1, Mettur Thermal Power Station, Metturdam. Tender works relating to Mettur Thermal Power Project(3x210MW) and Tuticorin Thermal Power Project- Units- IV &V(2X210MW) at TNEB Head Quarters Chennai.

2) Assistant Executive Engineer/Mechanical (03.08.1994 to 05.12.2005 FN)- Review of Performance Assessment, R&M works, O&M works of all the thermal power stations of TANGEDCO. Operation of Unit-IV(110MW) at ETPS, Ennore. Training co-ordinator at Staff Training College, Chennai-2 conducting administrative training programmes for Class-I & II Officers of TANGEDCO.

3) Consumer Advocacy Officer in TNERC(05.12.2005AN to 31.10.2007 on diversion from TNEB) - Establishment of Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum(CGRF) in all the distribution circles of TANGEDCO. Preparing and hosting of News Letters, Booklets and Pamphlets containing consumer related provsions in the ACT and regulations.

4) Deputy Director(Engineering) (01.11.2007 to 18.05.2010 on deputation from TNEB)-Determination of provisional tariff, fixation of scheduling and system operation charges for long term open access customers of wind energy generators, comprehensive tariff order on Wind Energy, Bio mass based power plants. Reverted back to TNEB on 16.06.2010, as Assistant Executive Engineer/Mechanical/Thermal & Hydro Projects, Chennai-2

5) Executive Engineer/ Thermal & Hydro Projects, Chennai-2(20.04.2012FN to 16.09.2014FN)- Tender works relating to supply, erection, testing and commissioning of Mettur Thermal Power Project(1x600MW). Arranging indigenous and import coal for commissioning of Mettur Thermal Power Project(1x600MW) and North Chennai Thermal Power Project(2X600MW).

6) Superintending Engineer/ Mechanical/ Regulatory Cell (16.09.2014AN to 19.06.2016)-Filing of Annual Revenue Requirement(ARR) and Tariff petition for TANGEDCO before the TNERC. Filing Capital Investment Plan and Multi Year Tariff before the TNERC. Filing Miscellaneous Charges petition in respect of Distribution. Filing of Cost to serve petition and Time of Day Tariff petition. Complying the directions issued by the TNERC in the Tariff petitions. Appearing and filing counters before the TNERC. Filing of Appeal petition before APTEL. Filing of counters before the Hon’ble High Court of Madras and Hon’ble Supreme Court in case any order of the Commission is challenged by any stakeholders.

7) Chief Engineer/Mechanical/Regulatory Cell (20.06.2016 FN to 31.05.2018)- Scrutiny and filing replies to the tariff petitions filed by the Central Generating Stations viz; NLC, NTPL, NTPC, NTECL and NPCIL before the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission(CERC). Attending hearing before CERC, APTEL and Supreme Court. Scruitiny of PPA and TSA aggrements. After retirement on 31.05.2018, worked as a Consultant at TANFINET, a Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking from 13.04.2020 to 11.07.2020 for coordinating all TANGEDCO related activities in connection with BharathNet project.

Thiru S.John Sundararaj


Date of Birth16/03/1962
Date of Joining30/08/2023
QualificationElectrical & Electronics Engineer (5 years Integrated syllabus)

M.Tech in Information Technology

Post Graduate Diploma in Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls Post Graduate Diploma in Material Management
Thiru. S.John Sundararaj Director (Engineering) has joined in Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission as Director (Engineering) on 30-08-2023. Prior to his present assignment in the Commission, he successfully served in TANGEDCO and TANTRANSCO (erstwhile TNEB) for around 33 years and retired as Superintending Engineer / TANGEDCO, Chennai electricity distribution circle (South–II) on 31-03-2020.

An Electrical & Electronics Engineer (5 years Integrated syllabus) from National Institute of Technology, Trichy (then Regional Engineering College, Trichy) having more than 38 years of rich and varied work experience in all the facets of Power Sector, i.e. Generation, Transmission and Distribution sectors which includes Operation & Maintenance in Power Distribution, Meter and Relay Testing (MRT), Special Maintenance of electrical equipments, Commissioning of various HT/EHT electrical equipments, Laying and maintenance of EHT Cables, Power Purchase, Monitoring and execution of Thermal and Gas Turbine Power Projects, etc.

He began his professional career as Site Engineer in various private organizations and joined as Assistant Engineer in TANGEDCO in 1987. While working at various wings of TANGEDCO/TANTRANSCO, he was involved in conceptualization, planning, design, trouble-shooting, Revenue Augmentation, monitoring and implementations of various projects in TANGEDCO/TANTRANSCO. Further, he has rich experience as Project site Engineer in various places of Middle East and has worked for around 4 years there.

Thiru A V Ragunathan


Date of Birth17/05/1966
Date of Joining17/07/2006
QualificationB.Com, M.L.
1) Joined the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission on 17-07-2006 as Assistant Director (Legal) and worked in that capacity until promoted as Deputy Director (Legal) on 30-12-2011.

2) Worked previously in Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Limited before joining Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission.

3) Promoted as Deputy Director (Legal) on 30-12-2011 and worked in that capacity until promoted as Director (Legal) on 28-07-2023.

4) Promoted as Director (Legal) in Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission on 28-07-2023 and at present working in the said capacity.

5) Holds Master Degree in Law with Contract / Mercantile Law as specialisation

6) Awarded Certificate by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs in January 2021 ranking the performance as excellentin the course conducted by IICA on Regulatory Governance.