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Odisha electricity employees protest against electricity bill

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EEFIThe Odisha Electricity Employees and Engineers joined the nationwide protest in all state capitals against Electricity Bill 2014, privatisation of electricity distribution and Franchisee.

The nation wide call was given by the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE). The Employees and Engineers of all Unions and Associations took out a rally from Station Square to State Assembly today and demanded review of Electricity Reforms Act, policy of Privatisation and Franchisee and the performances in this regard made so far through a commission of experts and make it’s finding public.

They demanded to stop reprivatisation of CESCO, NESCO, SOUTHCO and WESCO and to withdraw extension to the Franchisees in view of their abject failure.

The Employees and Engineers also demanded amalgamation of Electricity entities and form one entity named OSEB ltd. as done in Kerala and Himachal Pradesh for integrated planning and effective functioning.

They also submitted a 16 charter of demand through a memorandum to the Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha which includes amongst other things a special pay structure for the sector as done in other states of India .



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