Kangan Hydel project in dire straits due to employees’ strike

Kangan Hydel project in dire straits due to employees’ strike
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Kangan: The daily rated employees working in second stage of Upper Sindh Hydel project Kangan have restarted their strike. The employees had launched a stir last month demanding regularization of their services.
Official sources said that the daily wagers strike have forced authorities to arrange some need based employees from other sites to run the power house on temporary bases but short of manpower affected the smooth functioning of the power house.
The daily wagers camped outside power house Kangan and shouted slogans demanding fulfillment of promises made by the government to regularise them.
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, the employees said that they were constrained to go on hunger strike after the government did not pay any heed to their grievances even after they protested for 34 days at a stretch last month.
“Out of 254 daily wagers of PDC from Kashmir province, 180 are working in power house Kangan and are waiting regularisation since 25 years,” they said.
“In a cabinet decision on August 13, 2012, it was decided that all the PDD and PDC daily wagers will be regularised under SRO-381after which case was referred to management committee of PDC on December 24 in the same year but it did not yield any result,” they said.
They said that the department publicized their names through newspapers and no-objection certificates were sought from them but formal orders for their regularization were not issued.
“Recently we met power minister Nirmal Singh and were told that our regularisation orders were ready and will be issued soon but nothing such happened till date,” they added.
They appealed to Chief Minister and power minster to look in to the matter.



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