Giant stretches of Jammu and Kashmir proceed to be with out energy as electrical energy workers carried on their indefinite strike over the merger of the J&Ok PDD into the Energy Grid Company of India. Energy provide, nevertheless, was restored in some pockets of Jammu after the Military, in a primary, was referred to as in to assist. Personnel of army engineering service reached a grid station yesterday night.
“Solely 15 to twenty per cent feeders in Jammu area are affected. Efforts are on to rectify them. There is no such thing as a impact in Kashmir. Every part is working there,” Union Energy Minister RK Singh mentioned. Negotiations are on with the staff union in Kashmir, he added.
The ability sector workers have refused to restore a serious energy breakdown that occurred over the weekend amid a chilly wave in north India. Round 20,000 workers went on strike from midnight on Friday. They’ve determined to not perform any restore and upkeep work till authorities accepts their calls for.
The strike resulted in an entire breakdown of electrical energy in a number of districts. Outages have been additionally reported in Jammu and Srinagar as properly.
The workers’ key demand is a reversal of the Centre’s resolution to privatise property. They’ve additionally demanded that day by day wage folks be regularised and the wage of the staff be launched.
The workers say the property constructed over many years by successive governments in J&Ok are actually up on the market beneath the Central rule.
Talks between protesting workers and the administration have didn’t make headway because the administration introduced that reforms within the energy sector are inevitable and they’re following instructions of the Central authorities.
At the moment, the Nationwide Coordination Committee of electrical energy workers and engineers referred to as for protests throughout nation and requested state energy unions to ship memorandum to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
They mentioned it’s time to “present solidarity with the staff in there as a merger will not be within the curiosity of the brand new Union Territory”.