Power engineers too extended support to farmers-Er Dhiman
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
PSEB Engineers’ Association, a body of power engineers in Punjab with officers from Assistant Engineer to Chief Engineer as its members fully supports the struggle of farmers demanding withdrawal of farming laws and Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, informed Er. Jasvir Singh Dhiman, President of the PSEB Engineers Association.
PSEB Engineers Association has opposed the draft amendment of Electricity Act 2003 through the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020. The Punjab Government has already rejected the proposed amendments in the Electricity Act 2003. The present move of the Central Government to introduce and implement the farmers laws is a part of the overall strategy of the Government to introduce privatization at every step which is not in the larger interest of the country. Already, the Central Government has totally privatized the key activities in space, defense production, minerals and now electricity distribution companies / discoms are proposed to be privatized.
The move to implement the farming laws and privatisation of electricity which is seen by GOI as one of the aspects of economic reforms, will actually give huge trading benefits to the corporates and economically destroy the farmers and common consumers. The policy of GOI to benefit corporates will not only destroy agricultural activity, it would also compromise the food security of the nation.
Power engineers too extended support to farmers-Er Dhiman. PSEB Engineers Association, while giving full support to the struggle of farmers across the country, calls upon the Central Government to withdraw/scrap the farming laws recently passed in parliament and protect the interests of farmers and common consumers by withdrawing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 & Standard Bidding Document for privatisation of Discoms.