The AIPEF requests the intervention of the lieutenant-governor; work boycotted by 21,000 electrician employees

The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has urged Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha to boycott work being carried out by 21,000 employees and electrical engineers in Jammu and Kashmir.

AIPEF spokesman VK Gupta said in a statement that employees and engineers in Jammu and Kashmir are boycotting open-ended employment to assert their four-point demands.

The requests are – the suspension of a joint venture project between Jammu and Kashmir Power Transmission Corporation Ltd and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd; a white paper on the non-compliance with the recommendations of the report on unbundling and the failure of the creation of positions as mandated by the committee at the Gazetted and Non-Gazetted levels; regularization of daily updates; and the regularization of all engineers in the power development department.

“The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has called for the intervention of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha in the boycott of the work in progress by the 21,000 employees and electrical engineers of Jammu and Kashmir “AIPEF said in the statement.

Meanwhile, AIPEF President Shailendra Dubey joined Jammu on Saturday to support the coordinating committee of All Power Employees and Engineers and said that instead of fixing the issues, the government invoked termination and dismissal , without any reason.

The National Coordinating Committee of Electrical Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) held an emergency online meeting on Sunday and it was decided that protests will be held across the country from December 20-22 to support employees of the J&K electricity sector.

The memorandum will be mailed to the Lieutenant Governor with a copy to the Home Secretary and Union Energy Minister by all voters on December 20.

It was decided by the Employees and Engineers Coordination Committee that if an employee is arrested or punitive action is taken against an employee, all employees and engineers in Jammu and Kashmir will be obliged to propose a judicial arrest of mass at district headquarters. the responsibility lies with the government.

Several parts of Jammu and Kashmir have experienced blackouts as seasoned engineer linemen began their indefinite strike on Saturday against government privatization and the failed two-round talks.

During the night, there was a blackout in almost 50% of J&K areas.

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Posted on: Sunday December 19, 2021 3:53 PM IST

Maria D. Ervin