Send Andhra staff to AP: TJAC
Telangana electricity employees JAC demanded the government to intervene and send 1,200 odd Andhra employees working in Telangana electricity department to Andhra Pradesh and also to get Telangana native employees working in Andhra Pradesh power utilities back to the State.
Hyderabad: Telangana electricity employees JAC demanded the government to intervene and send 1,200 odd Andhra employees working in Telangana electricity department to Andhra Pradesh and also to get Telangana native employees working in Andhra Pradesh power utilities back to the State.
With this clear demand, the electricity JAC is organising a series of protests at Vidyut Soudha. Electricity employees JAC leader K Sivaji said that it has been two years now since the State was formed and added that the employees were still fighting for their rights.
The JAC leader said that as per AP Reorganisation Act, the distribution of employees should be completed within one year. He said that the Telangana department had relieved 1,250 employees but there was no similar attempt from the Andhra Pradesh side.
Sivaji said that the employees were relieved on the basis of options, service records and addresses and added that the Telangana employees working in Andhra Pradesh were harassed and were not relieved.
He argued that the Andhra employees working in Telangana were relieved by Telangana authorities but the Telangana employees were not allowed to work in Andhra Pradesh by the AP management.
“They want to continue their upper hand over the Telangana employees in Vidyut Soudha. This will have a very bad affect on the Telangana electricity sector,” he said.
He said that if the jobs are divided as per nativity, the Telangana employees could get promotions, which would lead to new jobs. He said that there were nearly 300 Telangana employees working in Andhra Pradesh.
Press Academy Chairman Allam Narayana, who came to express his solidarity with the Telangana electricity employees’ JAC at Vidyut Soudha said that it was unfortunate for the Telangana employees who were fighting even after two years after Telangana State was formed.
There is nothing wrong in demanding Andhra natives to work in Andhra and Telangana natives to work in Telangana, he said.
He urged the government to intervene and immediately shift the Andhra employees working in Telangana. JAC president Sivaji said that they were ready to take up an indefinite strike if the government fails to intervene.
He said that they would take up ‘Maha dharna’ at Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) office at Mint Compound on Wednesday and added that a decision would be taken on the future course of action by the JAC.