MeSEB employees to agitate on corporatisation of MeSEB

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Shillong, Oct 4 (UNI) The Meghalaya State Electricity Board (MeSEB) employees have announced an agitation to protest the board management's alleged failure to take them into confidence over corporatisation of the MeSEB.

The employees, under the banner of All MeSEB Unions and Associations Coordination Committee (AMUACC), yesterday decided to launch demonstrations from October 23 in front of the MeSEB offices in various districts of the state.

AMUACC general secretary Arju Dkhar said during the second phase of the agitation from October 29-31, the protestors would wear black badges and shout slogans before and after office hours.

''Pen and tool down'' would mark the third phase of the stir on November five, followed by a one-day mass casual leave on November eight, Mr Dkhar said.

''We are committed for resolving the issue through discussion across the table in a transparent manner at any given time, provided the board addresses the genuine demands of the employees,'' he said adding that if the management failed to address the employees' demands, they would go in for stronger agitational programmes.

He alleged that the MeSEB authorities had deprived the employees of their right to air their views on the recommendations of the Power Finance Corporation (PFC).

He also accused that the PFC report had neither been made available to the employees nor were their views sought on various issues, including service interest.

Mr Dkhar claimed that the coordination committee had, from time to time, sent representations to the board management, demanding a copy of the PFC report on the proposed reforms and restructuring of the MeSEB.


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