Haryana Power Engineers Association (HPEA) has resolved to restart the agitation after they failed to get any assurance from the government on their long pending demands.
Bansal, President of the association said that to start with, the
engineers would be holding gate meetings at zonal head quarters
starting July 24. The first gate meeting will take place from
tomorrow at Yamuna Nagar, Panchkula and Hissar.
first meeting of a three-member committee comprising of Chief
Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Power
Secretary was held on Monday to discuss the problems of power
engineers. The three Managing Directors of Power utilities were also
present in the meeting.
10 member engineers delegation was led by R S Dahiya Chairman NIPEF.
The other members of delegation comprising of representatives from
all four power utilities included K D Bansal, Hardeep Sangwan, Ranbir
meeting discussed at length all the agenda items which included
filling up the posts of director internally, proposed changes to the
promotion policy for middle- and senior-level engineers, revision in
lower pay scale of assistant engineers and restructuring of Discoms
as per the work load norms.
of the issues discussed could be clinched due to the biased attitude
of at least one of the committee members towards engineers. All the
long pending demands were opposed by this member.