By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th May:- The U.T. Powermen Union Chandigarh today decided to defer to 17th May, 2017 strike. The decision to defer strike was taken in the executive committee meeting of the Union after the Marathon Meeting held with the Chief Engineer U.T. Chandigarh in which demands of the Union was discussed in length and decided to resolve the main demand within next 15 days. Chief Engineer U.T. Chandigarh chairs the meeting in which S.E. Electricity M.P. Singh, Xen. Head Quarter Paramjit Karbel, SE establishment Engineer Ojha along with office superintendent of CE office and SE office were present. The union delegation was led by Gopal Datt Joshi General Secretary consisting Vijay Singh, Desh Raj, Pardeep Sharma, Darshan Singh, Amrik Singh, Ranjit Singh and Sulkhan Singh.
All the demands listed in the charter were discussed in length and following decision was taken. To fill up the all vacant post on promotion quota will be filled up within 15 days and extension will be granted further one year to the employees engaged through outsource i.e. LDC, ALM & Linemen and further decided to prepare the agenda for resultant vacancies for promotion cases at least six months earlier. So that promotion is given to the eligible employees timely. It is further decided that pay anomalies of the senior & junior employees will be removed within week. Chief engineer also assured the delegation for pursuing the case of compassionate appointment and compensation to the family of Sh. Vinay Kumar RTM who was disabled while performing duty and further assured to amended the notified rules and intimated the union regarding floating of tenders for renovation of houses in electricity colonies as per new norms beside continuation of electricity concession and also intimated the union to provide boom ladders in all complaint centers as well as providing T&P and safety devices to the workmen and further insuring to assigned the jobs to the employees as per norm beside review the transfer orders and withdrawal of show cause notices issued to the employees regarding promotion / appointment cases.
The meeting was took place in cordial atmosphere and chief engineer U.T. Chandigarh assured delegation to implement the demands mentioned as above within next 15 days. Later on executive committee of the union met and discussed the commitment given by the Chief Engineer and decided to defer the strike further decided that union will review the minutes after 15 days as assured by the Chief Engineer.