All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) chairman Shailendra Dubey in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said power engineers are grieved over the central government’s move towards the power sector privatisation through Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 & Standard Bidding Document for total privatisation of distribution of electricity.
AIPEF spokesperson VK Gupta said that the policy of privatisation was slowly destroying the public sector across the country and giving huge benefits to selected corporates.
Privatisation and targeted benefits to chosen corporates was the root cause of farmers’ agitation, he said.
He expressed solidarity with the struggling organisations of peasants whose one of the main demands is withdrawal of Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.
AIPEF demands withdrawal process of privatisation of electricity from public sector to private companies in states and union territories. The other demands are scraping of electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 & standard bidding document for total privatisation of distribution of electricity and reintegrate all power utilities in states with function components of generation, transmission, and distribution like KSEB Ltd & HPSEB Ltd.
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