Power employees threatens stir from Oct 9

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Oct 3: A delegation of All J&K Power Employees and Engineers Coordination Committee called on Development Commissioner Power at Srinagar and conveyed reservation against the Government move to operationalise the Corporatisation and unbundling of the department, without involving the employees.

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The PEECC members also threatened stir and non cooperation movement with lock down of offices from October 9 if the committee for apportionment /reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department between UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh is not reconstituted by giving due representation to all cadres of PDD.
The delegation lamented that the Government has failed to assure in terms of a detailed transition plan on corporatization by publishing the same for the knowledge and perusal of the employees, whose service issues are at stake and their number is more than 31000.
“Like the corporatisation of State Transport Department witnessed the miseries inflicted upon the Government employees deputed to the State Road Transport Corporation for their salaries, gratuity, leave salary, regularisation, the corporatisation into companies of PDD could repeat the same,” PEECC said adding that it would be detrimental to the sources of employment and promotion prospects of youth of the State.
The employees called for immediate shelving of this corporatisation as this is against the interests of employees, daily wagers, need based employees. “The daily wagers and need based employees who have served for more than 20 years to the department have been awaiting their regularisation and corporatisation could lead them into severe crisis and they could be retrenched by companies,” the PEECC feared.
Er Jaipal Sharma , Chairman PEECC, also expressed displeasure over the composition of the committee constituted vide Govt Order no-164-Pdd OF 2019 dated-20/09/2019 to prepare a comprehensive proposal for apportionment /reorganisation of J&K PDD between UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh.
“Members of committee have been chosen selectively to toe the line of the unilateral move of the Government. It is beyond the realms of sane understanding that the members retiring even before the set deadline of 5th October for submitting the proposal are chairing and other majority of members of the committee are also retiring within six months, which speaks volumes about the non-seriousness of Government to address the concerns of the agitating employees,” Jaipal Sharma said and demanded re-constitution of the committee by involving employee representatives from all cadres.

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