Power Employees Association Gives 15 Days Ultimatum To J&K Govt


Jammu, Jan 21: PDCL Employees Association gave 15 days Ultimatum to J&K Govt for fulfilling the demands of power employees.

Earlier, in December, over 20,000 PDD staff had gone on a strike against the proposed privatization of electricity in the Union Territory. After four-day disruption in power supply due to the strike, the administration had accepted their demands.

With the signing of the agreement between the top officials and power staff, the indefinite strike was called off and the staff began to restore power in the state with immediate effect.

Most of the 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir had been facing power breakdown amid harsh winter conditions since the strike bagn on Friday, and the Army had been called to help restore essential services.

The power staff had been on strike opposing the merger of Jammu and Kashmir Power Transmission Corporation Limited (JKPTC) with the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCI).

An official team led by divisional commissioner Raghav Langar and ADGP Mukesh Singh of Jammu held a fresh round of talks late Monday night with the PDD employees’ association led by its general secretary S Tickoo and gave them a written assurance of accepting their demands, the union leaders said.


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