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UPPCL engineers go on strike in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 14:52

Lucknow: Alleging discrepancies in promotions, engineers of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) have threatened to go on a two-day strike on January 14 and 15.

"UP Rajya Vidyut Abhiyanta Sangh, an organisation of power engineers, have given a notice to the UPPCL management of two-day strike on promotion issue," secretary general of All India Power Engineers Federation Shailendra Dubey said.

He said that general category engineers of UPPCL were not getting promotions for last four years.

Abhiyanta Sangh`s general secretary Om Prakash Pandey alleged that the state government was denying promotion to the engineers of the general category despite that 100 engineers
posts were lying vacant.

He alleged despite the High Court`s order that reservation will not be applicable in promotions, engineers of reserved categories were being promoted to higher ranks.
Pandey said that recently assistant engineers of reserved category were promoted as executive engieer despite the fact that 212 were already posted as against the sanctioned limit
of 187.

"The move has led to resentment among engineers of general category," he said.
He said that before strike, the engineers will abstain n from work in the morning shift on January 12 and 13.

The power engineers strike will coincide with the birthday of Chief Minister Mayawati on January 15.


First Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 14:52
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