Aam Aadmi Electricity Department Union highlights issues of workers

Port Blair, Dec 15: A delegation of ‘Aam Aadmi Electricity Department Union” led by Mr. Sandeep Chanda, President of Union and General Secretary Mr. Zakir Hussain, has recently met with Mr. Sanjay Khirwar, Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Power), A&N Administration and discussed the various issues of Mazdoors working under the Electricity Department.

During the meeting the union has raised the issues like timely promotion of Mazdoors, deployment of staffs as per the designation / post holding, timely distribution of liveries to the eligible employees of Electricity Department, shortage of staff, engaging of mandays, check on illegal and unwarrantable transfer of Mazdoors, equal transfesr etc.

The union emphasis that the existing Recruitment Rules is contrary to the promotion of 1800 Mazdoors working under the Electricity Department and hence the same may be reviewed and RR should be reframed for maximum benefit of the Mazdoors. The union invited attention of Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Power) that maximum promotional post in the electricity department is lying vacant since 5-10 years.

During the meeting the union also draws attention of Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Power) that the Watchmen, Bill Distributors and Peons are engaged in the office and their work has assigned to Mazdoors which is totally unjustifiable.

The union requested to Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Power) that the Watchmen and Bill Distributor and Peon who had appointed through Common Recruitment Examination by the Personal Wing of A&N Administration may be deployed as per their Duties and Responsibility.

After hearing of above issues raised by the ‘Aam Aadmi Electricity Department Union” the Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Power), has reportedly assured to look into the matter, a release issued by Mr. Zakir Hussain, General Secretary of the union said here today.(source:www.andamansheekha.com)

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