PDD Privatisation: Employees On Strike

SRINAGAR – The Power Development Department (PDD) offices across the Valley remained shut for the third consecutive day with the employees of the department staging protest in the premises of Chief Engineer’s Office in Srinagar to press for their demands.

The employees under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Power Employees Coordination Committee (JKPECC) had called for 72-hour-long strike from September 24 to protest against the process of un-bundling of PDD department by the government.

Hundreds of employees today assembled at Chief Engineer’s office today and chanted slogans on favour of their demands. The employees have organized protests against the process of un-bundling of the demands at South Kashmir’s Anantnag district and at Sopore TLMD Amargarh on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

During the protest, the members of the Coordination Committee said that the order number 164-PDD of 2019 dated 20-09-2019 issued by the government wherein a committee has been constituted is totally biased as it represents a handful section of the employees only and the representation of more than 31000 employees has not been taken into account.

The Coordination Committee also said that some of the officers are sabotaging interests of employees of the power development department with regard to support un-bundling of J&K PDD.

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