Vidyut JAC foils review meet

Published Nov 13, 2013, 2:12 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 5:48 pm IST

Anantapur: Tension prevailed at superintendent engineer’s office, AP Transco, here on Tuesday where Vidyut JAC prevented the review meeting of the Telangana region directors, as part of ongoing agitation against state’s division process.

The directors, chief general manager and higher authorities cancelled the review meeting after Vidyut JAC stalled it  demanding the Centre  withdraw its decision on state’s bifurcation.

This was the first review meeting scheduled after a long gap of three-and-a-half months due to the Samaikyandhra agitation and the APCPDCL directors K. Raghuma Reddy, B. Sreenivasulu and chief general manger Narasimhulu at SE office in Anantapur.

The meeting was held to review with the engineers and accounts sections of all levels. When the review meeting was started, the Vidyut JAC activists staged a dharna at the entrance of the venue by raising slogans against division.

Referring to critical situation for employees working for APCPDCL where only Kurnool and Anantapur districts are with other parts of Telangana region, the JAC activists demanded firm assurance on their future if state’s division is occurred.

The activists asked the directors not to convene any meetings till they get assurance from the government over job security. Speaking at the venue, Vidyut JAC state vice-president Vinayak Prasad, Anantapur JAC convener K. Sampath Kumar and M.L.N. Reddy alleged thousands of employees from Rayalaseema had no clarity about the future of the APCPDCL employees.

“We would not allow the authorities to hold any meetings till clear assurance about future comes.” The directors were not in a position to make clear statement on the future of APCPDCL employees from Anantapur and Kurnool districts if division of state is occurred.

However, directors and other APCPDCL authorities cancelled meeting following the agitation by the employees. Meanwhile Congress party official spokesperson N. Tulasi Reddy has said the Centre may find it difficult to overcome hurdles and constitutional obligations in way of carving out Telangana state out of AP.

In Kadapa, he said that it would be difficult for the Centre to overlook the old conventions adopted by previous governments and to bypass constitutional procedures while forming the new state. There were many obstacles in the formation of the state without the consent of MLAs and Assembly, he said.

Location: Andhra Pradesh


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