Power engineer’s protest-PSPCL management met association to sort out differences
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Punjab state power corporation limited PSPCL management under the command of its CMD A Venu Prasad held a meeting with the representatives of PSEB Engineers Association, to sort out the differences between the management and the protesting engineers, at its Mohali camp office .
CMD A Venu Prasad is accompanied by its director administration RP Pandove, director finance Jatinder Goyal, director generation Er Paramjit Singh , chief engineer HRD and BS Gurm convener –cum-deputy secy IR department .
Engineer association is represented by its president Er Jasvir Singh Dhiman, senior vice president Er. Jatinder Garg, Er. A S Atwal and executive member Er. Sanjeev Sood.
The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere. The PSPCL management and engineer association discussed on 13 issues, raised by the association.
The association’s main point was about the initial pay of Rs 18030/- for the newly recruited AE’s , to which the PSPCL management has proposed to hold a meeting of engineers association with the chief minister or with the chief principal secretary to CM within 15 days, to which the engineers association agreed.
The management and association discussed the issues in detail. The management gave assurance to the association to get the major demands resolved in the coming BoD dated 26/6/21 and further assurance to resolve the issue of start scale of 18030/-to new engineers within 15 days.
Later the association held its office bearers meeting and decided to give additional 15 days time to the management to implement the agreed decisions.
When contacted the association, its spokesperson said “the association has decided to postpone the call for returning official SIM from 25/6/21 to 9/7/21. The association also withheld its decision of Mass casual leave and has been postponed to 16/7/21. All mass casual leaves will be tweeted to CM Punjab and engineers will proceed on mass casual leave on16/7/21.He further added that already implemented agitation program, of daily mobile switch-off from 5PM to 9AM, exit of official WhatsApp groups and Work to Rule in Thermals will be continued till the implementation of agreed decisions.”
He further added that “If management fails to implement decisions or if the BoD decisions are at variance from as agreed demands by management, the agitation program as already announced will be further intensified.”
He said ,”the association assures that the engineers will make extra efforts to ensure uninterrupted supply to the farmers, domestic, commercial and industrial consumers and health care facilities of the State, despite the extreme material, staff and power availability shortages.”
Power engineer’s protest-PSPCL management met association to sort out differences. When contacted the convener-cum- deputy secretary IR , PSPCL BS Gurm, he said “ the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and the management discussed the issue with the engineers association and assure to solve them, at the earliest .”