“Tarikh par Tarikh” by PSPCL management to associations- no salary, no working, offices closed
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The famous dialogue of bollywood star Sunny Deol in Hindi film Damini-“Tarikh par tarikh, tarikh par tarikh, tarikh par tarikh, tarikh par tarikh milti rahi hai … lekin insaaf nahi mila my lord, insaaf nahi mila … mili hai toh sirf yeh tarikh” deems fit on Punjab state power corporation limited who is giving dates ,seeks more time from unions, associations, committees to resolve their issues.
For the last many months engineers, junior engineers, ministerial staff, employees union, accounts officers are protesting to seek the early redresseal of their demands. But what they are getting is “Tarikh par Tarikh” .
Accounts and Audit cadre is on strike since October 23, 2021.Due to their agitation no employee, pensioner, vendor gets their salary, pension, payment since then. What they get is “Tarikh pars Tarikh-your demands forwarded to the committee, committee will decide, give some more time” usual response from the management.
A batch of 5 Power Junior Engineers from Patiala ‘OP’ & Head Office Circle Units of JEs Council sat on the 24 hours Chain fast in front of PSPCL H.Q. Patiala, today for the 16th Consecutive day of their Chain Hunger Strike Agitation being observed since 17th November, 2021. Council leadership informed that all to power development works including release of lacs of Power connection are pending due to agitation of Power Junior Engineers. In case Power Management failed to settle the assurances given in the meeting on dated 17th November, 2021, within a fixed time frame the ongoing agitation whereby, Power Junior Engineers are boycotting stores, Metering labs field checking’s & verification since 27 October, 2021. Again what the JEs Council gets is “Tarikh par Tarikh”
Even one of the strongest power engineers association (PSEBEA) is agitating from the last many months. But the association fails to get redressal of their key demands. What they get is “Tarikh pars Tarikh-your demands forwarded to the committee, finance department, committee will decide, give some more time” usual response from the management.
The death case union members had closed all the three gates to the Punjab state power corporation limited head office in Patiala from the last around two weeks. No employee is allowed to enter the office. They had also started the chain fast/ fast unto death from the last seven days. Even 11 members of the union are staging dharna, atop the seven storey building of the PSPCL head office, even in this harsh winter nights. Again what they get is “Tarikh pars Tarikh-your demands forwarded to the government, now Punjab government , finance department, committee will decide, give some more time” usual response from the management. The management is requesting them to open the gates. But the death case union members are not adhering to their this demand, till their demands are not met.
Every employee, union, association member is keeping their fingers crossed as the code of conduct will be imposed by within around two three weeks in the state and they want their key demands to be fulfilled by the management, well in time otherwise all their agitation will go in vain.
Due to these strikes common man, vendors are suffering. The vendors are not getting their payment for the services they rendered to the powercom. No new connections, metre testing, development works, other related works are being done.