Electricity Employees’ Unions Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Karimnagar district took out a massive protest rally in Karimnagar on Thursday, condemning the attacks on electricity offices and manhandling of employees by leaders of various political parties and also farmers in district.
Hundreds of employees of the Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (NPDCL) in Karimnagar district assembled at the SE office in the town and took out a protest rally to the Collectorate. Later, JAC chairman Anjaiah, convenor Srinivas and others submitted a memorandum to Collector Smita Sabharwal urging her to take measures to protect the employees in discharging their official duties and the electricity properties.
Expressing concern over the recent attack on NPDCL SE office in Karimnagar town on Tuesday by the TDP activists, including its legislators, they said the protestors damaged office furniture, air-conditioners and also other vehicles parked on the premises.
Talking to The Hindu , employees JAC chairman Anjaiah said: We are not responsible for power cuts so why should political parties target us and damage public property? He said the electricity authorities are taking all measures to ensure proper supply of power to all its consumers depending upon the supply provided to us.
Another employee said that the situation is worse in rural areas and employees are scared to visit villages to take repairs of electricity transformers and other issues as the villagers are thrashing them over the power cuts.
“What can we do when there is no power supply to us,” he questioned and added that power cannot be stored unlike fertilizer and other products.
Collector urged to take measures to protect employees in discharging their official duties ‘Situation is worse in rural areas and employees are scared to visit villages to take up repairs'
Collector urged to take measures to protect employees in discharging their official duties
‘Situation is worse in rural areas and employees are scared to visit villages to take up repairs'