Electricity employees of MP proceed on indefinite strike

Bhopal: 70 thousand electricity employees of Madhya Pradesh have gone on indefinite strike. The electricity workers are protesting in support of eight-point demands. At the same time, the central government has imposed ESMA for three months. People may have to face many problems due to this strike. During this period electrical faults will not be rectified. 52 thousand pensioners of the state will also be on strike.

Notice to 52 district collectors

Before the strike, electricity employees had given notices to 52 district collectors of the state. Strike organizations also issued SOP. VKS Parihar, President of United Forum for Power Employees and Engineers, said that the main organizations of the power company, United Forum for Power Employees and Engineers, Madhya Pradesh Vidyut Mandal Engineers Association, Power Engineers and Employees Association, have taken action to save the power sector and regular, contractual, pensioners, Protested to protect the interests of outsourcers. Due to this, district in-charges have also been appointed in every district.

ESMA implemented

The Deputy Secretary of the Home Department has invoked ESMA to stop the strike. During this law, electricity workers will not be able to refuse work. This includes the services of regular, contractual and outsourced employees of all the six companies of the Energy Department, including MP Power Management Company Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh East, West and Central Region Power Distribution Company Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission and Power Generation Company Jabalpur.

Eight point demands of employees

  • Joint Venture and TBCB should be withdrawn
  • Provision of pension, DR orders, fourth pay scale orders should be issued.
  • Three star matrix should be deleted in the seventh pay scale
  • After regularization and reform of contracts, contract policy should be implemented in the year 2023.
  • Demand for accident insurance of Rs 20 lakh and risk allowance of Rs 3,000 along with salary hike for outsourced workers.
  • The salary discrepancy of the employees should be removed and the basic salary should be increased to more than Rs 25 thousand and the salary discrepancy of junior engineers after the year 2018 should be removed.
  • A policy should be made to appoint junior engineers with higher education as assistant engineers and employees as junior engineers. In transmission, ITI employees should be placed in class three instead of class four.
  • Decision should be taken on pay discrepancies of all categories, improvement in the policies of Madhya Pradesh government in compassionate appointment, cashless Mediclaim policy, transfer to home district, review of organizational structure and other demands.

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