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WBSEDCL officials in a fix as CM excursions NB



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Electricity strike: WBSEDCL officers in a resolve as CM excursions NB

Officers of the West Bengal Point out Electrical power Distribution Business Restricted (WBSEDCL) are in a tight location when it will come to giving uninterrupted electrical power for the duration of Main Minister Mamata Banerjee’s North Bengal check out as hundreds of contractual maintenance workers are going on a strike (Karmobiroti) on 2 and 3 February.

Immediately after inaugurating the north Bengal Pageant right here tomorrow, Miss out on Banerjee is scheduled to go away for two other districts of Alipurduar and Cooch Behar to go to official and political programmes on 2 and 3 February.

According to WBSEDCL resources, about 10,000 contractual servicing personnel across the condition have made the decision to go on a strike for two days, demanding hike in wage based on the concept of “equal spend for equivalent work” and primarily based on a judgement of the Supreme Court docket.

WBSEDCL officials have questioned other contractors to retain their team on stand by alternatively to manage the scenario for the duration of the CM’s go to.

Notably, WBSEDCL has outsourced its do the job and individuals staff members perform on a war footing to restore electric power in scenario of any fault in their respective locality, centering a ability sub-station. At minimum 20 contractual team are engaged in each individual ability substation throughout the point out.

“Demanding wage hike, the contractual personnel will not hurry to restore electricity in scenario of any fault. We have questioned our other contractors to hold their team ready to take care of the challenge. We are striving challenging to maintain ordinary power source,” a senior WBSEDCL official said.

On the other hand, agitating staff, who presently are obtaining wages dependent on the point out government’s labour rules, have circulated a online video clip, appealing to power shoppers to be completely ready for their agitation, even though they have prompt preserving “alternative arrangements” completely ready in situation of electric power disruption.

In the enchantment, they have also requested customers to get candles, keep h2o and all set energy backing methods to cost their mobile telephones.