Urges Advisor Baseer Khan to intervene
Jammu and Kashmir Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEGA) on Tuesday said that privatization of the Power Development Department would “severally effect” more than 26000 families here.
In a statement issued here, JKEEGA said “This development has sent ripples across the rank and file of power employees consisting of more than 26000 families, particularly, as the newly carved out corporations were still in the stage of infancy post unbundling and as corporations are yet to stabilize.”
The statement said that the approved SAC report on unbundling of erstwhile departments is yet to be implemented fully on ground and a new privatization proposal is being floated.
Pertinently the High-powered committee constituted by ministry of Power (MOP), Government of India has recommended for abstaining from privatization in UT’s of J&K and Ladakh as of now, citing various reasons concerning stability of operations. Even at the national level, All India Power Engineering Federation (AIPEF) & Northern India Power Engineering Federation (NIPEF) has on record expressed their reservations on this issue.
At this juncture, JKEEGA in agreement with AIPEF and NIPEF unequivocally opposes any such move which will jeopardize the careers and livelihood of employees and their dependents. In this context, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan is requested to intervene personally in this matter keeping in view interest & concerns of the employees, so as to stop any such proposal.
“When the process of unbundling is yet to bear fruit, as any such move related to privatization at this juncture is highly demoralizing, demotivating and as a source of mental agony for the employees,” the statement issued here said.