|PDD employees extend strike, call on Div Com|
Early Times Report
Jammu, Oct 17: The employees of Power development department in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir today observed 'Complete Pen Down, Tool down-lock down against the unilateral move of the Government to operationalise the unbundling of the department, without involving the employees who as major stake holders are apprehensive of the move of the Government.
Acting on the call of PEECC, the employees voluntarily joined in the Pen down, tool down call expressing resentment on the move of the government to split the Government department into companies. The pen down along with tool down affected the planned electrification works along with Bill generation, distribution, redressal of consumer grievances in the revenue centers along with the hampering of the information transmission to higher authorities.
The state IT centres of PDD along with the work in the Divisional offices also remained affected as employees refused to entertain the consumer grievances pertaining to the Bills and abstained from any official work in offices. However in order to avoid inconvenience to consumers, the rapid action teams for fault resolutions/maintain of supply were allowed to continue their assignments.
Later members led by Er. Jaipal Sharma, Chairman PEECC, , Er. Sachin, Convenor PEECC , Ajaz Kazmi, Gen Secty PPEU, Sanjeev Bali President PPEU, Kulbir Singh, Secretary EEU, Balbir Singh,President,Draftsman association, Anil Slathia, Lineman Union, Manjeet Singh, Tarun Gupta ,Pawan Ganotra, H.D Singh from Technical employees federation, Er.Sushma Parihar Gen secty FOJE met Divisional Commisioner Jammu on the issue submitting memorandum shared concerns that arise out of the proposed move of the Government and sought his intervention to help the coordination committee to meet Governor Satya Pal Malik.
Similarly coordination committee leaders from Kashmir met Divisional Commsioner Kashmir.
The PEECC resolved that this pen down along with tools down shall continue till administration takes measures to involve the stakeholders in the consultative process and re-affirms that before putting anything into implementation proper procedure will be adopted.