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Adopt "Right to Energy for all" concept
The "Right to Energy for all" is a fundamental human right and Government should adopt it. The necessary changes must be introduced in the policies by way of strengthening the public sector institutions to achieve the goal of universal access to energy.

The National Convention on “Right to Energy” was organized by Electricity Employees Federation of India (EEFI) at New Delhi. All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) was represented by its Secretary General Shailendra Dubey, K Ashok Rao, R K Singh, D C Dixit and Satya Pal. K.O. Habib and P.N. Chaudhary President & General Secretary of EEFI were amongst main speakers.

K.O. Habib said that “Right to Energy for all” is undoubtedly a call for the changein theneo liberal policies pursued by the Government in the whole energy arena. The recognition of right to energy for all as a fundamental human right to ensure a decent and modern living condition for the citizens of the country will change the paradigm of energy sector policies pursued by the Government. The recognition of right to energy need to create the necessary institutional and policy frameworks for ensuring accessibility, availability and affordability of power for all.

Shailender Dubey said that only public sector can ensure right to energy to all at affordable prices. Private sector cannot even dream of such a possibility whose only motto is to ensure hefty profits to the companies. Citing the example of Reliance, Dubey said the company is ready to sell power from thermal plants in UP at more than Rs. 6 per unit and not willing to supply cheap power of 70 paise per unit from Sasan ultra mega power plant.

The convention demanded that Government of India must ensure energy for all at affordable cost and stop transfer of energy resources to the private hands. The convention also demanded that exploitation of energy workers, ensure strict enforcement of basic labour laws and stop disinvestment of public sector units.

The policy makers in India are playing a ruinous game and are transferring coal reserves to private hands to meet their unscrupulous goal in the name of Ultra Mega Power Projects and faster extraction. They are diverting Coal from the allocated blocks for their commercial gain in an unlawful way.

The object of Government of India and its advisers towards denial of access to energy for people of India becomes crystal clear from all the projects, schemes, mission declared by them. In the Energy chapter of approach paper for 12th plan Government has clearly declared the target of upward revision of energy prices to global level.

Our people will earn in local standard and pay for energy in the global standard. The other examples are the Financial Restructuring Plan imposing compulsory annual tariff hike and imposition of open access etc.

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