February 4, 2009 3:06:46 am
Eight Associations led by the Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) Engineers Association has approached the state government with a charter of demands. It includes the major demand of implementing the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations,which are due from January 1,2006.
There are around 50,000 employees from seven different power companies under the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL),who have approached the government to implement the Commissions order.
The GUVNL is engaged in the business of bulk purchase and sale of electricity,supervision,co-ordination and facilitation of activities of its six subsidiary companies.
We have written to the vice-chairman (co-ordination) GEB to accept the demands listed in the charter. This includes the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, said L A Gadhvi,Secretary General,GEB Engineers Association.
The employees fear the Lok Sabha polls will further delay the implementation and think it is the right time to ask.
When we have been giving quality power,new connections,and twenty-four hour supply,then why are we not getting the salaries accepted by the commission? said Gadhvi.
The associations include the Akhil Gujarat Vidyut Kamdar Sangh,Shramik Sangh,INTUC,GEB Technical Union,Supervisory Association,Utkarsh Mandal,Vidyut Kamdar Sangh and the Engineers Association. They will meet the government officials on Wednesday to reach a conclusion.
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