The Haryana Power Generation Engineers Association held a gate meeting yesterday at Thermal Power Station, Panipat to express their resentment against draft promotion policy and key result area (KRA) and draft promotion policy.
Sangwan general Secretary of Association said that the Haryana
Government is trying to stress the employees with showcased
performance by implementing KRA policies whereas most of the plants
remains under forced outage on the pretext of no demand, as the state
has made long term and short term power purchase agreements
with private parties.
final outcome of implementing the KRA policies and draft promotion
policy will definitely demoralize the engineers, which will affect
the plant efficiency. HPGCL Engineers demanded that instead of
imposing KRA policies management should recruit engineers timely,
provide proper training and stress free atmosphere, good quality of
coal, good generation incentive scheme.
Sangwan said that draft promotion policy, induction of
outsiders as Directors of power utilities have left the senior level
engineers worrying about their career prospects. Assistant
Engineers/Assistant Executive Engineers are worried about their lower
pay scales and allowances than their counterparts in other state
power utilities adopted by utility managements.
power engineers held a meeting with Chief Minister last fortnight and
a high level committee committee was formed to sort out engineers'
problems. The committee is yet to begin its work though it was
suppose to have its first meeting within one week.
unit no. 2 of Khedar thermal plants was synchronized yesterday after
a lapse of 8 months. The turbine rotor was sent to China for repair
after high vibrations were observed in the turbine last year. At
Panipat thermal plant yesterday only unit no. 7 was generating power
while other seven units were shut down on no demand.
engineers alleged that there has been no promotion of engineers to
the level of Superintending Engineers against vacant posts.