Unbundling Woes PSEB engineers’ stir from Oct 13 After an agitation by the non-gazetted em

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Unbundling Woes
PSEB engineers’ stir from Oct 13
Umesh Dewan/TNS

Patiala, October 11
After an agitation by the non-gazetted employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and the Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL), the engineers working in these corporations have also announced to initiate protest against the state for not fulfilling the promises made at the time of the unbundling of the PSEB in April this year.

Making a formal announcement in this regard, PSEB Engineers’ Association president HS Bedi stated that their association had unanimously decided to launch a statewide agitation from October 13.

“We will observe October 13 as the protest day and all engineers will wear black badges as a mark of protest. Thereafter, engineers will stage demonstrations at the zonal headquarters from October 15,” he informed.

Notably, post unbundling, a tripartite agreement was supposed to be signed by the state government, trade unions and the management of the newly constituted power corporations. Despite the fact that more than five months have elapsed since the PSEB was bifurcated, the agreement has yet not been signed.