PSEB engineers decide to intensify agitation
The PSEB Engineers Association (PSEBEA) has decided to intensify the agitation against the PSPCL management for not accepting their demands.punjab Updated: Jun 30, 2013 18:52 IST
The PSEB Engineers Association (PSEBEA) has decided to intensify the agitation against the PSPCL management for not accepting their demands.
In an emergency meeting, chaired by PSEBEA president Baldev Singh Sran, it was decided that the engineers of Patiala region would hold a dharna in front of the head office here on July 5.
Sran said the association had discussed the issues during a meeting with the chief minister in October 2012, where the chief minister while appreciating the viewpoint of the association had directed the PSPCL management to implement the issues in a time-bound manner.
However, the management had failed to implement any of the decisions taken during the meeting, he said, adding that thus the association was on a path of agitation and had also requested the chief minister to intervene and tell the management to implement his directions immediately.
He said the management was moving at a snail's pace for the execution of the 1320 MW Mukerian thermal power project under the state sector which was badly needed to reduce the cost of power in the state.
He said the management had failed to implement the cadre review committee report, which included the reorganisation of the coal management organisation that was required to monitor coal-related activities.
He said the management had failed to address the issue of acute shortage of staff and the recruitment of AEs and staff had been long delayed. The PSPCL had failed to provide staff against its allocated quota in the BBMB. To add to the injustices, the management was issuing show-cause notices/chargesheets to engineers on flimsy grounds, he claimed.
This was adversely affecting the efficiency of field engineers and the consumer services were suffering badly, he said, adding that the engineers had unanimously decided to intensify the protest against the management.
The association warned the management that the agitation would continue and would be further intensified till their demands were accepted.
The association also decided that the engineers would donate a day's salary towards the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to help in the rehabilitation process in Uttarakhand.