No electricity in many cities of UP strike against privatization, troubled people take to the streets
Strike against privatization in Uttar Pradesh -> On Monday, the committee officials met with the state’s energy minister, in which the energy minister announced the withdrawal of the privatization proposal and signed a memorandum of understanding. However, no agreement has been reached between UPPCL and the electrical staff. Also, read -> Final for Film City in UP
More than 15 lakh employees and officials of the state are on strike to protest against the proposal of privatizing the electricity department in Uttar Pradesh. Negotiations with the government of the Electricity Staff Joint Struggle Committee failed on Monday, after which the committee announced the agitation in the state today. Around 25 thousand workers will protest in different districts.
Strike against privatization in Uttar Pradesh
On Monday evening, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma had a meeting of office-bearers of the Electricity Staff Joint Struggle Committee, in which the Energy Minister announced the withdrawal of the privatization proposal and signed the MoU. However, no agreement has been reached between UPPCL and the electrical staff. Also, read -> Healthy Food Habits for kids
Even after the instructions of the Energy Minister, the UPPCL chairman has not signed the MoU. The chairman said that when the process and order of tender are improved, we will cancel the proposal for privatization. In such a situation, there is a possibility of deepening the power crisis in Uttar Pradesh. Also, read -> Tips for saving smartphone battery
Many cities of the state are immersed in darkness
Electricity supply continues in many cities of UP, but there are also many cities where the employees stopped power supply before going on strike. Many districts and cities of the state including Deoria, Azamgarh, Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Mirzapur, Mau, Ghazipur are immersed in darkness.
At the Chandausi power sub-station at Deendayal Nagar, Chandauli, the striking employees had blocked the supply since morning. Not only this, even the names and mobile numbers of the officers and employees written on the office walls were erased so that no consumer or officer could contact. Also, read -> Babri Masjid Demolition Case Updates
Agreement to be followed
The striking employees said that the government, adopting a dictatorial attitude, has decided to hand over the power department in private hands, which is not correct. The agreement reached between the government and the committee on 5 April 2018 should be followed.
In fact, on 5 April 2018, an agreement was signed between the state government and the power department employees’ organizations with energy management. In which it was said that before taking any decision related to privatization, the government will take the employees in confidence and will not take any decision without trust. Also, read -> Benefits of cardamom eating