Power employees to resort to work boycott on Feb 3 against govt’s privatisation policy: AIPEF

Mathura: Intensifying stir against the Centre’s privatisation policy, 15 lakh power employees of the country would resort to “work boycott” on February 3, the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) said.
“Prime Minister (Narendra Modi), through a letter, has also been apprised (of this) besides notice served on Union and state governments,” AIPEF Chairman Shailendra Dubey said on Sunday, during a virtual conference.
He firmly said the Electricity (Amendment) Bill in its current form is unacceptable.
To build pressure on the government, the Federation earlier held meetings and has resorted to token work boycotts.
Unless the government rescinds its decision, the agitation would further be intensified as the steps taken by the government in the name of reforms had placed power distribution companies (discoms) in alarming financial crisis, said the AIPEF chairman.
Despite failure of privatisation in Agra, Greater Noida and Orissa, the government is moving ahead without bothering to take feedback of practical aspect from discoms, who are the real sufferers, he added.



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