LUCKNOW In a transfer to enhance work tradition in power companies, the UP Energy Company Ltd (UPPCL) is considering weeding out “deadwood” by giving obligatory retirement to inefficient energy staff above 50 years of age, mentioned officers.
The Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd (PVVNL) or Meerut discom, one of many 5 subsidiaries of the UPPCL, has taken the lead by already issuing orders for the initiation of the screening train.
“The screening committees to determine inefficient staff above 50 years of age are being reconstituted in all of the discoms in addition to on the UPPCL headquarters,” a senior UPPCL official confirmed.
Launching the method, PVVNL managing director Chaitra V issued a round to all of the officers involved, directing them to finish the screening of all eligible personnel underneath the Meerut discom that caters to districts in western UP.
“You might be directed to make sure completion of the screening course of for obligatory retirement of all staff who’ve attained the age of fifty years after evaluating their work effectivity,” she acknowledged within the round issued on January 24.
The MD, in her letter, referred to 1985 authorities order (GO) issued by then chief secretary Girish Mehra and subsequent circulars by the then UP State Electrical energy Board and the UPPCL, laying down the process for terminating companies of staff above 50 years with compromised work effectivity by forcibly retiring them.
Although geared toward streamlining the workforce and guaranteeing optimum effectivity throughout the energy sector, the transfer is sure to boost eyebrows of leaders of energy staff’ unions which have all the time seen any such train with suspicion and opposed the identical.
Courts in a number of circumstances have held that whereas an employer or the federal government has absolute proper to take away deadwood from service by retiring inefficient personnel, the identical can’t be used as a instrument to punish staff.
Because the UPPCL gears up for the screening of its employees, it stays to be seen how the method unfolds.
The transfer, it’s mentioned, might immediate different utilities and authorities departments grappling with comparable challenges in optimizing their workforce to undertake the identical train.
After coming to energy in 2017, the Yogi Adityanath authorities ordered screening of all authorities staff aged 50 and above for weeding out deadwood amongst them. Varied authorities departments and companies initiated and accomplished the train. Many staff getting obligatory retirement after screening succeeded in getting reduction from courts on completely different grounds.