Power staff in Uttar Pradesh will start a 72-hour token (*16*) on March 16 to press for the implementation of the settlement they signed with the UP Power Company Ltd (UPPCL) administration on December 3, 2022, earlier than ending the (*16*) then.
The U.P. Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti took a choice on this regard at a gathering right here on Friday night.
“All staff, engineers and junior engineers will start a token (*16*) for 72 hours on March 16 in protest towards the UPPCL and authorities’s failure to honour the December 3 settlement, in addition to the bid to privatise a number of providers within the Utpadan Nigam and the transmission company,” Sangharsh Samiti convenor Shailendra Duney stated.
He stated previous to the token (*16*) beginning, torch processions could be taken out within the state capital and different cities on March 14. “We could give a name for an indefinite (*16*) too if the token (*16*) fails to provide desired outcomes,” he warned.
UP Rajya Vidyut Upbhokta Parishad chairman Avdhesh Kumar Verma, within the meantime, has demanded the Central authorities to place a ceiling on the utmost worth on power to be offered by power exchanges to states.
“U.P. and different states are pressured to purchase power at a really excessive worth from the power trade as a consequence of an absence of transparency within the pricing mechanism, he stated including, “The Centre should cap the worth at ₹6 per unit. Presently, power from the power trade comes at ₹12 per unit.”
NPCL assures cooperation
Noida Power Firm Restricted (NPCL) has provided full cooperation to the UP Power Company Ltd (UPPCL) vigilance wing in coping with instances of power theft in Better Noida, a NPCL spokesman stated right here on Saturday.
The corporate’s assurance got here when director-general, vigilance, SN Sabat, lately visited the NPCL workplace and held a gathering with officers there. “Our MD, PR Kumar assured the DG of full assist in coping with power theft in Better Noida, the town the place the NPCL has the licence to provide power to shoppers,” the spokesman stated.
In keeping with him, Sabat additionally reviewed the progress of investigation into instances registered on the anti-power theft police stations within the metropolis.