A meeting of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) pensioners held here on Sunday decided to hold a protest at the corporation head office at Patiala on February 29.
Pensioners’ association chief Avinash Sharma said the government was not meeting their long-pending demands. He said their main demands included that they be paid pending arrears of the past 17 months, timely pension and concession in power consumption.
Sharma said the association members had served the PSPCL for more than three decades and had got nothing in return.
Association district chief Mohan Lal said the PSPCL authorities had not bothered to collect the pending electricity bills from government departments that had crossed Rs 1,000 crore in the past 15 years.
He said when they asked for pension, the corporation finance department said they did not have funds. He said the PSPCL should make the government departments pay the bills on time and use the money for right purposes.
Mohan Lal said around 2,000 people would join them on the day of the protest. He said in case their pension did not get delivered till March 2, they would again protest at the head office and at every district office of the PSPCL.