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Punjab engineers to protest privatisation on Nov 26

VINOD GUPTA | November 25, 2020 01:20 PM

CHANDIGARH: PSPCL and PSTCL engineers will  wear black badges and will switch off their mobiles for three hours  from 11AM to 2PM  on November 26  as a mark of protest.against the privatisation  policies of centeral government.

PSEB Engineers Association has written today  a letter to the management of PSPCL and PSTCL appreciating that Punjab Government has taken a stand against the unilateral lopsided amendments to upsurp the powers of state by the union government even though elecricity is a concurrent subject.
Ajaypal Singh Atwal general secretary of the Association said that the demands of powr engineers  acrosss the country are to scrap Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Standard Bidding Document for  privatisation of electricity.
Further process of privatisation of electricity in States and union territories should be withdrawn. and cancel all existing privatisation and franchises in the power sector.
All the state generation, transmission, and distribution companies should be integrated.


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