With the election process for Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Society (LETS) beginning, the battle for not only the top position of chief executive officer (CEO) of the prestigious organisation, but even for secretary- and director-level positions has heated up.
An interesting competition would be between Charanjit Singh Vishivkarma, president of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturer Association (UCPMA), and Jagatveer Singh Bittu, joint secretary, Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO), both of who are vying for the post of LETS secretary.
Interesingly, Bittu, besides holding a post of LETS director, is also vice-president of UCPMA, a trade organisation that is an arch rival of FICO.
Many members of the UCPMA, who owe allegiance to Gurmeet Singh Kular, former president of UCPMA and now FICO chief, are members of both the organisations.
LETS manages the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) at Focal Point that treats the effluents released from different electroplating units of Ludhiana and other areas.
Kular is likely to contest the election for the post of CEO against current LETS CEO Avtar Singh, who is also president of Chamber of Commercial and Industrial Undertakings (CICU), which is supported by the UCPMA.
Besides, Gurkamal Singh of DC Electroplators is expected to contest for the position of director from FICO’s side.
Collection of nomination papers from the office of general manager District Industrial Center, Ludhiana.
The process of collection of nomination papers will begin on Tuesday and continue till November 10.
Thereafter, submission of nomination papers will take place on November 13 for the elections that will be held on December 10.
Vishivkarma said the campaigning for the elections would start on November 6. “We are all set to contest the elections and are confident of emerging victorious,” he added.
He said it was good that more and more organisations and individuals would contest the elections, as that would bring to the fore as to who was more competent for the LETS.
On the other hand, Kular said FICO would contest elections on all position of LETS. “We would contest on the post of secretary, directors as well as the CEO,” he said.