4. General effect of vesting.-
(1) The power transmission system shall be deemed to include all assets, rights, leaseholds, powers, authorities and privileges and all property, movable and immovable, relating to such system including lands, buildings, workshops, projects (whether complete or at any stage of completion or planning), stores, spares, instruments, machinery and equipment, construction equipment, unutilised long-term and short-term loans and all other rights and interests in, or arising out of, such property as were, immediately before the appointed day, in the ownership, possession, power or control of the three companies and all books of account, registers and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto but shall be deemed not to include-
(a) book debts due to the three companies, immediately before the appointed day;
(b) cash balances and bank balances as on the appointed day;
(c) income and expenditure on revenue account relating to any period before the appointed day.
Explanation.-For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that rights in relation to the power transmission system of each of the three companies which have been transferred to, and vested in, the Corporation under sub-section (2) of section 3 and this sub-section shall include the right to collect transmission charges for transmission of power and any monies collected on or after the appointed day by any of the three companies as transmission charges (whether shown separately or not) shall be payable by such company to the Corporation.
(2) Unless otherwise expressly provided by this Act, all deeds, bonds, guarantees (other than guarantees given by the Government of India), agreements, powers of attorney, grants of legal representation and other instruments of whatever nature in relation to the power transmission system of each of the three companies, subsisting or having effect immediately before the appointed day, and to which each of the three companies is a party or which are in favour of any of the said companies shall be of as full force and effect against or in favour of the Corporation and may be enforced or acted upon as fully and effectually as if in the place of the concerned company, the Corporation had been a party thereto or as if they had been issued in favour of the Corporation.
(3) If, on the 8th day of January, 1993 any suit, appeal or other proceeding of whatever nature, in relation to any property or assets which have been transferred to, and vested in, the Corporation under sub-section (2) of section 3, instituted or preferred by or against any of the three companies was pending, the same shall not abate, be discontinued or be, in any way, prejudicially affected by reason of the transfer of the power transmission system of that company or of anything contained in this Act, but the suit, appeal or other proceeding may be continued, prosecuted or enforced, subject to the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 5, by or against the Corporation.