Electricity contract workers seek safety kits


Electricity contract workers in Andhra Pradesh, numbering about 15,000, are requesting the government to give due importance to their safety on the ground that it accounts for a small portion of the huge sums being spent on augmentation of power supply infrastructure.

Most of the works that are hazardous in nature such as conducting repairs at substations and on distribution lines, are being done by them at great risk which amounts to loss of life or major injury. Procedures for getting compensation for any such eventuality are fraught with many loopholes due to the nature (contractual) of their employment, said A.P Electricity Contract Workers’ Joint Action Committee leader R. Praveen

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