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The employees of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd. (MeECL), comprising engineers, officers, regular and contractual staff, under the umbrella of the Coordination Committee Of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU), will take part in the All India Protest on November 26, 2020.
The National Coordination Committee of Electricity Engineers and Employees (NCCoEEE) and the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) announced the development on Monday.
This development comes in response to the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Standard Bidding Document that has been circulated by the Centre to the States, intended for the privatisation of Electricity Distribution Companies (Discoms) across the country.
"These exercises of the Centre are detrimental to the interests of the citizens of the country, and hence all energy employees, various trade unions and farmers’ organisations have unanimously decided to protest against such a move," said an official CCORMAU press release.
The MeECL employees will also display their resentment towards the discouraging and unproductive approach adopted by the management in matters relating to various internal issues like the delay in the disbursement of salaries.
Other matters the employees would take up also include the non-payment of medical reimbursement, ROP 2015 arrears, arrear DA, arrear EA, overtime, TA, transfer grant, issues related to terminal benefits to pensioners, availing of unnecessary loans by MeECL and the regularisation of contractual staff among others.
The protest would be democratic and peaceful, with no disruption or dislocation of work. All work concerning consumers of the state would continue as usual.
The employees would mark the protest by wearing black badges during the sit-in demonstration and sloganeering during lunch hour, and the display of placards and banners in all the offices and stations across the state.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)