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Tn shortlists 9 firms for buying colour TVs

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Chennai, Nov 22 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government today shortlisted nine firms for procuring 25 lakh Colour TVs for distribution in the second phase of the free Colour TV scheme, launched in September.

A committee of MLAs formed to ensure transparency in procurement and distribution of CTVs would finalise the rate with the Noida-based Dixon Technologies Private Limited, which quoted the lowest price of Rs 2,750 per set, and decide details of orders to be placed with each of the nine firms on November 24.

The price bids presented by 12 firms were opened by the committee led by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi here this evening.

Of the 12 companies shortlisted on November 20, the price bids of three companies - Genas Electrotech Limited (New Delhi), Tandom Electronics (Chennai) and Traffic Computers (Chennai) - were rejected for not presenting technical bids.

Of the remaining nine tenders, the Noida-based Dixon had quoted the lowest price of Rs 2750, followed by Air Vision India Private Limited, Noida (Rs 2789.70), L B Electronics, Ghaziabad (Rs 2899), Videocon Communications Limited and Videocon Industries Limited (Rs 2945), Kevin INfotech Privated Limited, Noida, (Rs 2952.01), Mirk Electronics, Mumbai (Rs 2965), Kitchen Appliances Limited (Rs 2998), L G Electronics, Mumbai (Rs 3099.70) and Sanyo BPL Limited, Bangalore (Rs 3215.13).

After opening the price bids, the committee decided to invite the representatives of Dixon company to finalise the price of a TV set and to decide on the number of TVs to be procured from each of the nine firms on November 24.

The CTV scheme, one of the most populist poll promises made by the DMK that catapulted the party to power in the Assembly elections in May this year, was launched on September 15 with the distribution of 30,000 CTVs in the first phase.

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