Hyderabad: The Telangana Electricity Employees’ Association has demanded that the authorities of Northern Power Distribution Corporation Limited to undo injustice and immediately regularize the service of Mr Dharam Singh, who was working as Line man since September 23, 1996.
Speaking to mediapersons here today, the TEEA founder-president, Mr Kishan Singh Thakur, said that Mr Dharama Singh had joined the department as contract labourer on September 23, 1996 and posted at T. Maddikunta under Mini-Hydel Power Station of Peddapally Division and his service should have been regularized as per GO Ms No. 41 dated September 23, 1996. He alleged that instead of doing so, the Assistant Engineer, Mr Shankaraiah and Assistant Divisional Engineer, Mr Nagireddy, colluded with each other and fabricated records showing that one B. Ramesh son of Rayagattu, was working there and erased Dharam Singh’s name.
Mr Kishan Singh said that Mr Dharam Singh had approached the High Court seeking justice showing all original documents of his appointment. Upholding the petition, the High Court had directed the Northern Power Distribution Corporation Limited to give job to Dharam Singh. Accordingly, the corporation gave an appointment order as Trainee Junior Lineman instead of September 23, 1996.
Mr Kishan Singh said that the NPDCL authorities failed to take any action against Mr Ramesh, who had illegally got the job and continuing in the corporation for the reasons best known to them. He said that the Union leaders met the Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Narasimha Reddy, on October 10, 2010 and sought termination of Ramesh whose appointment was illegal. They also urged the MD to undo injustice meted out to Dharam Singh and give appointment order to him with effect from September 23, 1996. But the authorities failed to concede their demand so far.
Mr Kishan Singh demanded that the management order an inquiry into the fabrication of records and punish the culprits. He also threatened that if the management failed to concede their demand, they would launch agitation across the region.
The Association general secretary, Mr S. Venkateswarlu, the organizing secretary, Mr M. Raj Kumar, and the secretary, Mr A. Suresh Babu, were also present.