Umaisar Gull Ganie
Qazigund, Sep 24: Power Development Department (PDD) Employees’ Qazigund protested on Monday against government plans to privatise the power department and warned of an indefinite strike.
Employee’s from different areas of Qazigund, under the banner of PDD employee’s association, assembled at Qazigund, raised slogans against government’s policy of privatisation.
The employees’ forum Qazigund alleged the state government is making anti-people and anti-employees policies to serve interests of the companies and the central government.
Mohammad Iqbal, president PDD Employees forum Qazigund said that “The state government is deceiving the people and enforcing the state into a deep economic morass,”.
Pertinently, State Administrative Council has privatised electricity metering in the state and granted sanction for a smart grid project.
The SAC on Wednesday accorded sanction to the engagement of the Rural Electricity Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) for carrying out power meter procurement, meter reading, billing and maintenance.