|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 17: The employees of Power development department today staged a massive but peaceful protest here in Jammu and Srinagar simultaneously against the unilateral move of the Government to operationalise the unbundling of the department, without involving the employees who as major stake holders are apprehensive of the move of the Government. Thousands of Engineers, Technical, Clerical Employees in Jammu led by the Coordination Commitee leaders, Er. Jaipal Sharma, President DEA, Er.MP Singh, Ex. President JKEEGA, Er. Sachin, Convenor Forum of Engineers, Er Sushma Parihar, Gen secty FOJE,Ajaz Kazmi,Gen Secty PPEU, Sanjeev Bali President PPEU, Jasbir Singh, President ITI, Gurmeet Singh, President Central Non Gazetted Employees Union, PC Sharma,President PEEU, H.D Singh, Technical Employees federation, Kulbir Singh, Secretary EEU, Balbir Singh, President, Draftsman association, Anil Slathia, Lineman Union, Tarun Gupta, PDD Daily wager/need based Employees Union raised strongly the service issues arising out of non transparency in unbundling. It is pertinent that service issues of 31000 plus employees is at stake as government has failed to assure in terms of a detailed transition plan by publishing the same for the knowledge and perusal of the employees. The employees are concerned about their future in these companies, since the road map is not clear. Through newspaper reports it has come to know that companies shall make their own recruitment rules and promotion rules leading to a situation that employees of the JKPDD shall be facing the shortage of promotion avenues as these Power development department posts being transferred to companies could be manned in the company by private persons from open market through lateral entry. Further the assurance about 100 percent budgetary support for drawing salary and all arrears as and when due to the employees up to the date of superannuation should be made part of the transition plan document.