Thousands of power employees and engineers from different states all over the country held a massive rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday.
The call for the rally was given by the national coordination committee of electricity employees and engineers.
A resolution was passed in the rally against any unilateral attempt by the Union government to pass the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
The resolution states that in case the Central government attempts to rush through the Bill unilaterally in Parliament then power employees and engineers across the country will go on strike, the responsibility of which will be of the government.
Chairman of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF), Shailendra Dubey, said that although the Lok Sabha had referred the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to the Standing Committee on Energy, till date the standing committee had not held any discussions with power employees or electricity consumers who were the biggest stakeholders.
He said any unilateral action to get the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 passed in Parliament without taking the electricity employees and engineers across the country into confidence would be strongly opposed and all 27 lakh electricity employees and engineers of the country would be forced to resort to nation-wide strike in protest against the move.