Publish Date: | Wed, 25 Jan 2023 01:32 PM (IST)
MPPKVV Company Indore, Naiduniya Representative. The strike of the outsourced employees of the power company continued for the fourth day on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the power system in the city also continued to be affected. On Tuesday, there was a power failure in many areas of the city for one to two hours. There was a power failure in Rajwada area from around 10 pm for one hour. In fact, it is becoming difficult for the power company to fix the fault and restore supply due to the line staff going on strike. Meanwhile, the company’s call center service is also expected to be affected by the strike from Wednesday.
The power company has taken strict action against the striking employees. The outsourced employees of the power company have gone on strike for their demands like human resource policy, improvement in wages and regularisation. Outsourced employees of all the three distribution companies of the state are involved in the state-level strike. There was a power cut in Khandwa Road, Bhanwarkuan area on Tuesday morning due to the employees going on strike. Power supply remained disrupted in some colonies of Vijay Nagar and Ring Road in the evening, while the airport area remained without power for hours.
regulatory commission hearing
The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission on Tuesday held a hearing through video conferencing on the petition of the distribution companies in the matter of increase in electricity rate. About 100 objections have been filed from Indore-Ujjain against the proposal of companies for rate hike and other changes. More than 10 consumer representatives presented their side in the hearing. On behalf of the industries, RK Somani, former official of AIMP and electricity company, also filed an objection in the hearing. Somani termed the proposal to increase the rate of domestic electricity by three percent as arbitrary. Said that thousands of crores are being given to the production plants without taking electricity due to the old agreement. Three thousand crore rupees are being given only to NTPC. If this unnecessary expenditure is reduced, then electricity can become two percent cheaper in the state. 27000 million units of electricity is being wasted without use.
Strike continues even after suspension
On Monday-Tuesday, the power company suspended 480 outsourced employees. These are the workers who are involved in the strike. The employees who came under the ambit of action range from reader to lineman and office staff. The strike continued even after the action. Employees of Call Center 1912 also joined in.