Power Development Department Employees Union (PDDEU) has decided to go on pen down strike from Thursday i.e. July 8, protesting against the order of the Chief Engineer JPDCL for entering of meter reading through e-utility JPDCL application.
This was disclosed today by Taran Gupta (president PDDEU) while addressing a press conference. Expressing resentment over the order of the Chief Engineer, he said the employees presently working as a meter reader are not able to enter the meter reading through e-utility application without any training and most of the employees are even unable to operate smart phone.
Gupta said the employees presently working as Meter Reader belongs to different cadres and are not so sound technically to handle smart phones and e-utility application. He said the age profile of such employees is such that they cannot handle the software leading to failure of uploading the correct pictures of installed meters and non-compliance of such instructions will call for action against them and they will be subjected to mental harassment.
He said the Government should provide handsets to the employees after proper training and see whether they are able to use it properly or not before putting them on compliance. Stating that the meter reading will require internet data usage and such usage charges will have to be borne by employees.
Gupta said that the daily wager employees cannot bear this burden. He demanded at least Rs 500 per month be provided to each employee, who has given the job of meter reading. Other present in the conference were Anil Singh Slathia (president, Lineman & Workers Union), Kulbhushan Singh (senior vice president, PDDEU), Deepak Sharma (general secretary, PDDEU), Shashi Kumar (president, PDDEU Kathua), Balbir Singh (president, PDDEU Rajouri), Shahbaz Manhas (president, PDDEU Poonch), Arjun Singh (president, PDDEU Udhampur), Ashok Kumar (president, PDDEU Doda) and Raj Kumar (president PDDEU Reasi).
Jammu: 4 Batteries, 250 litres Diesel Stolen from 6 Trucks
Last night four batteries from two trucks bearing numbers JK02AH2712 and JK02AF1898 and 250 litres of diesel were stolen from four trucks parked at yard 6, Narwal. In addition, from a truck bearing number JK02AT2717, 100 litres of diesel was stolen. According to a truck operator, the theft happened on the night of 20 July. The police came here for once but didn’t take any action.
“From my two trucks, the thieves have stolen one battery and around 250 litres of diesel. I have registered a case in Narwal Police Station yesterday night, but no police officer has yet visited. We have also informed the police officers in the PCR van for round-up they also didn’t take any action. So the police didn’t investigate our cases seriously”, a truck operator said.
The operators demanded that an investigation should take place and the thieves should be arrested immediately.
Death of a 24 year old boy, family claims murder
An incident came forward from Thalsara area of Bhalla in Jammu and Kashmir where a 24 year old boy’s dead body was found. The family along with the village people, claiming it to be a murder blocked the Doda-Bhaderwah Highway.
According to them, the boy was innocent and didn’t have any personal grudges. However, the dead body’s torn clothes and broken bones have proved it to be a murder.
“It was morning when my son went for a haircut. Someone informed me about his death in the evening. While I rushed to the place, I saw around 200 people around the dead body. It’s a murder and we want justice.” said the boy’s father
“It’s a forestry area where hardly people are seen. How did the boy reach there? He was first killed and then thrown from a height. The Police hasn’t helped us yet. In fact, they told us to compromise. This is beyond limits.” added another
The family has demanded justice and requested Jammu and Kashmir Police to investigate the matter. “Police must check the call records of the boy’s phone and find the culprit. We want the murderer to be sentenced to death.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
Pegasus Snoopgate Row: Shiv Sena Protest Against Phone Tapping Case in Jammu
Manish Saini led the Shivsena party on Friday protested against the Central Government in the Pegasus Snoopgate case. The protestors prepared a bier and put their smartphones on it, showcasing the last rites of the smartphones. The party demanded that a thorough investigation should take place in the case.
While talking to the media, Saini said, “today, we are protesting against the phone incident. So many political leaders, Journalists and business people have become victims of this phone tapping incident. A third person now sees the data in our smartphones which earlier belonged to us, so we are destroying them as we don’t want our privacy to get affected. My appeal to PM Narendra Modi is that a probe by a free agency should take place, and a Data protection bill should be introduced in the Country”.
Yesterday Senior Congress leaders, along with youth congress, protested against the same issue and demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah.
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