The Uttar Pradesh Power Company Restricted (UPPCL) administration has made elaborate preparations to deal with power staff proposed 72-hour token strike from (*16*) 16 night time in response to a name by the UP Rajya Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti to press its demand for implementation of the December 3, 2022 settlement.
The settlement that the staff signed with the UPPCL administration earlier than ending the strike then, guarantees of worker welfare and discourages any motion associated to privatisation.
Individuals conscious of the event mentioned that the company has made preparations to deal with the strike after chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra held a gathering with the senior officers of the power division to take inventory of the scenario right here on Monday.
Power staff, however, took out torch processions in varied cities on Tuesday as a build-up to the strike after talks between their leaders and power minister AK Sharma resulted in a impasse.
A senior UPPLC official mentioned that commissioners and district magistrates have been alerted and requested to frequently evaluation power provide scenario in districts below them in shut coordination with power division officers.
“Management rooms too have been arrange within the Shakti Bahwan and in every discom so that buyers can lodge their criticism concerning power provide and the company would additionally search companies of retired personnel in addition to the NTPC to run power vegetation,” he mentioned.
The police, in accordance to him, have been requested to sternly deal with these staging strike if they’re discovered to trigger any inconvenience to others. Go away of staff of power companies can even stand cancelled in the course of the strike interval.
In the meantime, sangharsh samiti convenor Shailendra Dubey mentioned that each one the staff and engineers of power companies would proceed on a 72-hour token strike on the night time of (*16*) 16 because the talks with the power minister failed on Tuesday.
“The UPPCL administration alone can be answerable for any untoward incident in the course of the strike,” he warned.
Dubey mentioned that the UPPCL was not honouring the settlement signed on December 3.
The settlement, in accordance to him, promised, amongst different issues, time-bound pay-scales, widen the scope of cashless remedy facility and put brakes on any motion with regard to privatisation.
In the meantime, chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on Tuesday requested commissioners and DMs to take strict motion in opposition to power staff if discovered creating any downside in the course of the 72-hour strike they’d introduced, a authorities spokesman mentioned.
Holding a video convention with the officers right here, he instructed DMs to first have dialogue with worker union leaders and act in opposition to them in the event that they got here in the best way of supplying power provide to folks.