JBVNL employees to protest on August 1

Ranchi: Employees of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) Ranchi Area Board will protest on August 1 against the neglect of their demands. A worker said, if our demands are not met, then we will go on an indefinite strike. This decision was taken in the meeting chaired by the Jharkhand Power Workers Union.

Union President Ashish Kumar said he met the General Manager (Technical) of Ranchi Electricity Supply Sector several times and kept the demands of promotion of union employees. But till now no cognizance has been taken on this. Rather, the work of hanging the matter has been done by correspondence in the headquarters. 

Ashish Kumar said employees are being promoted in all the circles except Ranchi. But the promotion of the personnel here has been pending for years. Corporation headquarters had given guidelines regarding promotion. Despite this, frequent correspondence in the headquarters shows indifference towards the personnel.

Today employees are retiring for the hope of promotion and some are about to retire. In the matter of revenue, the employees of Ranchi Area Board have established a new masterpiece. Sangh General Secretary Varun Singh clearly said that the promotion has been stopped for a long time. If the promotion is not received in time, then Sangh will be bound for indefinite agitation. 

Since 1998, many offices and power substations have been built in the Ranchi zone. But the new yardstick has not been made yet. The result of this is that promotion of any employee is not possible. Following are the demands of the workers All zonal and regional cadres should be promoted against the post created under the new yardstick. Those workers who have completed their tenure under MACP should be given the benefit of MACP.

Under the old pension scheme, GPF account numbers should be allotted to the workers appointed after 2004. Workers should be provided with safety equipment like hand gloves, gum boots, discharge rods, raincoats etc.

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