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NCCOEEE demands review of faulty energy policy
National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees & Engineers (NCCOEEE) an apex body of power employees & engineers of country has decided to hold massive demonstration in front of the Parliament on 08 December during the winter session. They are going to put forward a demand to review of faulty energy policies of UPA Govt.
NCCOEEE has urged for constituting of High power committee  of experts headed by Prime Minister be constituted with representatives of All India Power engineers Federation (AIPEF) to recommend corrective measures to make India's Power sector vibrant so that goal of "Power to all at affordable rates" may be achieved in time frame.


NCCOEEE has opposed the proposed amendment in Electricity Act 2003 to introduce multiple supply licensees to segregate carriage and content in distribution of power should be withdrawn as it is not in national interest. This will facilitate total privatization of power supply, which will lead to unaffordable tariff for the common man.


Opposing the blatant privatization, Padamjit Singh Chief Patron AIPEF  said that in backdrop of raging energy crisis is due to overdependence on private sector, which did not augur well and there was a need for balanced approach by having 70 to 80 per cent of generation with central and State Government utilities vis-a-vis private companies for better control on grid operation as well as power tariffs would remain low.


Padamjit  further said that experiment of unbundling of state electricity boards (SEB's), privatization and franchisee has miserably failed. They said that SEB's were unbundled in the name of huge losses and it was said that SEB's have become commercially unviable. Now after unbundling losses of DISCOMS have gone up to Rs. 2, 50,000 cr. which proves the failure of experiment itself.  Privatization is going on but neither huge investment nor exemplary growth in generation capacity has been achieved.


Power Engineer leaders told that the very purpose of unbundling was to reduce the losses, and improve the financial health of power sector and reduce the subsidy burden of Govt. but due to faulty policies the contrary has happened. Power Engineers demanded for professionalization of management with Power Secretary and CMD of power utilities as experience power engineers.
 
They said that power sector problems can be better controlled and losses can be reduced within the framework of public sector functioning with a professionally qualified and technically oriented management to guide the policy and execution.
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