PATIALA: Power sector employees and engineers on Sunday jointly decided to oppose the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 at every front.
National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) expressed its agony over the astonishing hurry shown by the Government of India in bringing the proposed Electricity Amendment Bill 2000 in the ambience of nationwide lockdown. Further, the prime minister has given consent to go ahead keeping priority over the struggle of India against Covid-19.
Members of NCCOEEE discussed the situation in the power sector over video conferencing on Sunday which was presided over by Shailendra Dubey, Chairman of All India Power Engineers Federation(AIPEF).
The Prasanta N Chowdhury convener NCCOEEE said that National Protest Day will be observed after the lockdown period through wearing Black Badges by the electricity employees and engineers across the country. The date will be announced immediately after the lockdown period is over.
V K Gupta spokesperson AIPEF said that all other participants of various Federations demanded that the Government should extend the date of submission of their objections on Bill 2020 to September 30 instead of June 5. It was also decided that all National Federations and NCCOEEE will write letters to all chief ministers & MPs next week requesting them to take the initiative to drop the enactment of the draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020
The other participants in the video conference were KO Habeeb, Padamjit Singh, Ashok Rao, Mohan Sharma, Kuldeep Kumar, Samar Sinha, Ratnakar Rao, Subhas Lamba, R K Trivedi, Abhimanyu Dhankar and GV Patel.