The Madhya Pradesh United Forum for Power Employees and Engineers will protest on Thursday against proposed privatization of electrical energy sector and other connected policies of the central government.
Engineer VKS Parihar, state convener of the forum stated that it is a nationwide protest and energy staff from state also will protest to express solidarity with their counterparts nationwide. ‘All employees of the power department will wear black ribbons during work and burn copies of Standard Bid Document (SBD) prepared by the central government at gates of their offices at 5.30 pm,’ stated Parihar.
The energy employees’ forum stated that the Central government should really finish privatization of energy distribution organizations and finish private licensee and franchise technique. The Union government should really straight away withdraw SBD and the Power Amendment Bill 2020. There should really be a single energy division that should really include things like energy production, transmission and distribution wings like Kerela State Electricity Board.
The demands also include things like regularization of outsourced and contractual staff as performed by the Telangana government. Moreover, all vacant posts should really be filled and should really be provided a permanent employees status as it utilized to occur earlier.
Next phase of protest involves an awareness campaign amongst buyers such as farmers, businessmen, staff and so on in the month of December. If the central government does not wakes up till then, then all staff of the energy division will fully boycott their operate across India from January onwards.