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Electricity workers of Chandigarh fight against privatisation of electricity distribution

On 11th January 2022, the workers of the Electricity Department of the Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh held a massive rally and demonstration, under the banner of the UT Powermen Union, to oppose the privatisation of electricity distribution in the UT. They also demanded the implementation of revision of pay scales and the release of the Promotion Orders of the employees. These orders had been stopped despite the availability of posts and eligibility.

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Privatisation of Electricity Distribution is anti worker and anti social!

Highlights of the Presentation by the KEC

The Electricity power sector was primarily in the public sector till 1991 due to the large capital required. With the launch of the program of globalisation through privatisation and liberalisation, power generation was thrown open to the private sector. Expecting huge profits, many big capitalists like, Tata, Anil Ambani, Adani, Jindal, Mehta of Torrent, GVK, Jaypee entered this sector. Now nearly half (47%) generating capacity is already in the priva

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