KSEBOA - KSEB Officers' Association

Friday
Mar 24th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home News Power Sector News Power sector employees protest move to privatise supply

Power sector employees protest move to privatise supply

PDF
Hits smaller text tool iconmedium text tool iconlarger text tool icon

Parliament March 2014Power sector engineers and employees from across the country held a protest in Delhi on 08-12-2014 against proposed amendments in the Electricity Act, 2003 which was aimed at privatising power supply.

The employees, under the banner of NCCOEE, later handed over a memorandum to Power Minister Piyush Goyal seeking a review the energy policy for its "over-dependence on the private sector".

"State electricity boards have been dissolved in the name of incurring losses of Rs. 26,000 crore while after unbundling now cumulative losses of all discoms have exceeded about Rs. 5 lakh crore," Prasanta Nandy Chowdhury, General Secretary, EEFI, said in a release.

The federation said competition was possible only in a situation of surplus, not scarcity of electricity, which the country was facing. It also questioned the post-bidding tariff revision being allowed for Ultra Mega Power Projects owned by private houses. "Tariff for 25 years was fixed through competitive bidding, which is being dishonoured throwing away the universal norms of trade and commerce," EEFI said.

The employees threatened to "resort to more stringent path of agitation" if the Government does not heed their demands, such as halting unbundling, privatising and franchising all power utilities in generation, transmission & distribution till a review of the energy policy is done, filling up vacant posts, ensuring equal wages pending regularisation of contract and casual workers, among others.

Source- Hindu

 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Random Videos

You need Flash player 6+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
Title: Power Quiz 2015 Final - Part-1

Latest Comments

Banner

Reference Book

 

Reference Book on Power

Electrical Engineering-- D' 1/4 Size Hard bound-- 1424 Pages-- Just Rs.1000/- only &n...

Visitors Counter

mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter
mod_vvisit_counterToday857
mod_vvisit_counterYesterday5398
mod_vvisit_counterThis Month111776
mod_vvisit_counterLast Month108586

Online Visitors: 109
IP: 54.145.198.123
,
Time: 03 : 23 : 59