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Assam Power Workers Oppose Privatization

The two-day 60th convention of the Assam State Electricity Supply Workers' Union ended at the ASEB Pensioners' Bhawan at Six Mile

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2022 5:37 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The two-day 60th convention of the Assam State Electricity Supply Workers' Union (ASESWU) ended at the ASEB Pensioners' Bhawan at Six Mile here on Sunday with the adoption of a resolution to oppose the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 moved by the Centre, as also privatization of the power sector.

The convention further resolved to launch an agitation against the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 as well as privatization of the power sector.

The newly-appointed working president of the ASESWU, Nayan Jyoti Chakraborty said that they are also opposed to the National Pension Scheme and want the Old Pension Scheme to be restored. He said that the power sector workers also want taking up of new projects by the Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) in order to meet the existing domestic demand as also to fulfil the requirements of new businesses and industries in the State.

Chakraborty also demanded that the services of temporary workers be regularized and vacant posts filled in the State's power sector.

The convention on Sunday also elected a new 71-member central executive committee. Mukutmoni Das was elected as president, Nayan Jyoti Chakraborty as working president and Dhrubajyoti Sarma as general secretary of the ASESWU.

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