Nagaland: Power department gets another ultimatum
Dimapur, Sep. 2 (EMN): The All Nagaland Electricity Field Workers Association has served a 30-day ultimatum to the department of Power.
The ultimatum, copies of which were made available to the local newspapers on Monday, was addressed to the ‘engineer-in-chief’, department of Power.
According to the association, it had submitted a representation on July 23 seeking ‘relaxation of qualifying years for promotion, lifting the ban on w/c appointment and maintenance of w/c strength as prescribed by the Work-Charged and Casual Employee Commission for Power department, non-finalisation of proposal for post creation and regularisation of 266 field workers, enhancement of Risk Allowance to the Work-Charged Field Workers at par with the regular field workers.’
It stated that the department was requested to inform the ‘outcome of the matter’ to the association within one month, which expired on August 23.
“Whereas, there is no positive outcome of the referred representation and therefore, the member of the association are aggrieved and discriminated day by day. Now therefore, this association hereby submit this ultimatum to consider our four charter of demand as contained in the above referred representation within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of this ultimatum,” it stated.
The association has resolved to stage a state-wide agitation ‘democratically within the parameters of law’ if the department fails to ‘consider’ the demands within the stipulated time, it warned.