New Delhi: The ‘Maharatna’ company National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is under looming threat of employee’s strike. NTPC, which is credited for over 25 percent of total power generation in the country at present, may face wrath of its executives for their grievances remaining unresolved.  

The NTPC Executives’ Federation of India (NEFI), which is the sole apex representative body of NTPC’s 12000 executives, has said in the press release that the executives of this ‘Maharatna’ company are today demoralized and de-motivated because of non resolution of long pending critical issues and anti PSU policies of the Government of India.

After the meeting held between NEFI and the management on 7th & 8th Sept’12 at Barh, the representative body has decided to go on the path of agitation to ensure timely resolution of the issues related to pension, restoration of locational allowance, finalization of PRP Scheme, compensation for work, remuneration for night work, Career Development Scheme (CDS) and Job rotation policy.

In first phase of agitation, ‘general body meeting’ was organized at all projects/stations of NTPC on 29th October 2012. In second phase, NEFI council members from all Projects will be sitting on day-long DHARNA on 2nd Nov’12 in front of SCOPE Complex in New Delhi.

Subsequently in next step, on 22nd Nov’12, a memorandum signed by NTPC Executives’ will be submitted to Union Minister for Power on 22nd Nov’12 seeking government’s intervention in the matter for early settlement of long pending issues.

Further, on 2nd November 2012, NEFI council members will finalize its further action plan which may lead to strike, which would also affect electricity generation and according to NEFI the responsibility of which would entirely lie on NTPC management and the government.

Now, NTPC’s share in country’s total power generation has come down from 28.6 percent in FY 2010-11 to 25.2 percent in FY 2011-12. Keeping this in view, the issues of corporate governance is also in NEFI's agenda for which NEFI is preparing a ‘white paper’ which will be released in a month's time.

NEFI has drawn out "Positive Form of Protest" and the NTPC Executives will continuously work for 32 Hrs on 8th & 9th Nov’12 at all Units of NTPC.

JPN

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