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Electricity Employees Federation of India was formed to organise workers/ employees engaged in generation transmission, maintenance, project construction and distribution of electricity all over India, and to foster spirit of co-operation, fraternity and reciprocity among all workers employed in the electricity industry.

Being India's largest power sector employees organisation it strongly opposes the anti people and anti working class policies followed by the government. EEFI is a very important power sector organisation having a remarkable experience of struggle. Now keeping in view of fast changing circumstances and harsh onslaught of economic policies EEFI has achieved more importance. Electricity being very important core sector and mother of all industries, the Electricity Employees Federation has got champion role to play.





report and declaration adopted in National Convention 11.12.2013
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National Convention on Right to Energy

New Delhi, 11 December, 2013

 

New Delhi, 11th December,2013

 A National Convention on Right to Energy took place at Mavalanker Hall, New Delhi at the call of Electricity Employees Federation of India.  Com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU and M.P. inaugurated the convention while Prasanta Nandi Chowdhury, General Secretary, EEFI presented the draft declaration for adoption in the convention.  Com. Tapan Sen in the course of his inaugural address criticized the Govt. of India for their anti people policy in all respects and Energy Sector also.  They are more interested in the profit of the traders and Business men rather than ensuring energy security of the people of India. Everyday new and newer scams are being revealed.  They are daunted to play their obnoxious role to favour the big corporate. Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU greeted the Convention and appreciated EEFI for taking such an important issue into focus. Among the other speakers Com. S.S. Subramaniam, Treasurer, EEFI Com. Swadesh Dev Roye, Working President, EEFI, Com. Subhash Lamba and J.S. Uppal, supported the draft declaration.  On behalf of fraternal organizations Shailendra Dubey, Secretary General, AIPEF, S. Ratina Sabapathy, LPF, Ashok Kumar, General Secretary, AIFOPDE and Kuldip Kumar, Genral Secretary, INEWF supported the Declaration. Com. K.O.Habib Presided over the convention. The convention unanimously adopted the Declaration below: 

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Voice of Electricity workers January- March 2007
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Voice of Electricity Workers is a leading magazine in Indian power sector. It discusses power sector issues in peoples' perspective. This issue of Voice of Electricty workers contains 30 artcles from power sector. Main articles are listed below.
EDITORIAL
CAN GOOD ECONOMICS EVER BE GOOD POLITICS?
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THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE UNION’S RAPID RESPONSE
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NEWS & VIEWS
REPORT FROM THE STATES
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1st working committee meeting after 7th Conference
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Text Box: E E F I ELECTRICITY EMPLOYEES’ FEDERATION OF INDIA

B.T. RANADIVE BHAWAN, 13A, ROUSE AVENUE, NEW DELHI-110 002

Telefax : +91 11 23219670   W: eefi.org  E-mail : eefederation@gmail.com

 

        President :   K O Habib                           General Secretary   : Prasanta N Chowdhury

 


Circular No:  06/Oct_2013                                                                                       22. 10. 2013

 

 

NOTICE

 

 

To

All Office Bearers

All Working Committee Members

 

 

 

A meeting of the Working Committee of the Federation will take place at 3.00 PM at B.T. R Bhawan, New Delhi on 11th December, 2013 to discuss the agenda noted below:

 

All Working Committee members are requested to attend the meeting.

 

A Report of the post Conference activities of your organisation may kindly be sent to EEFI Centre by 30th November 2013 for preparation of comprehensive Report for consideration of the Working Committee.

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                (Prasanta N Chowdhury)

                                                                                                     General Secretary

 

Agenda:

 

 

1.      Consideration and approval of Report of Activity since our 7th Conference at Kanchipuram.

2.      Allocation of Organizational responsibility among the members of Working Committee.

3.      Broader United movement on policy issues of energy sector and workers of power sector as decided in 7th Conference.

4.       Celebration of 3 decades of existence of EEFI and its struggle – commemorative publication with Autobiography of Com. E. Balanandan . 

5.      P. R. Memorial and struggle fund

6.      Voice of Electricity Workers

7.      Any other issues with the permission of Chair

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circular first Office Bearer Meeting after 7th Conference
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Text Box: E E F I ELECTRICITY EMPLOYEES’ FEDERATION OF INDIA

B.T. RANADIVE BHAWAN, 13A, ROUSE AVENUE, NEW DELHI-110 002

Telefax : +91 11 23219670   W: eefi.org  E-mail : eefederation@gmail.com

 

        President :   K O Habib                                  General Secretary   : Prasanta N Chowdhury

 


Circular No:  05/Oct_2013                                                                                                   17. 10. 2013

 

Sub: Implementation of decisions of 7th Conference : Forthcoming Activities

 

Office bearers of EEFI met at New Delhi on 8th October, 2013 to decide our action plan on forthcoming activities and chalk out the implementation strategies of 7th Conference decisions. Com K O Habib presided over the meeting. Decisions of the OB meeting are detailed hereunder for information and needful action by all the affiliated and associated organisations of EEFI.

 

1.                  7th Conference of EEFI decided that all the affiliated organisations will place the demand to respective employer for introduction of Bipartite Collective Bargaining Mechanism for negotiating Long Term Settlement (LTS) on conditions of service. Where this system is in vogue and new settlement is due, charter of demands should be placed. In all other cases, we shall demand Standing Tripartite National Wage Fixing Mechanism for Power Workers (who are not covered under LTS concluded through collective bargaining) must be set in by the Central Government. Time frame for putting such Charter of Demand to Government of India along with abolition of contract system in permanent and perennial nature of jobs in the power industry will be decided in due course. The main course of movement in respect of contract workers is to be initiated in the respective industry by the major unions of regular workers including the unions of the contractor workers. Industrial disputes are to be raised seeking intervention of the labour department of the appropriate government.

2.                  Office Bearers noted general weakness in respect of program of agitation starting from 31st August and month of September with the demands of Contractor workers.  West Bengal reported their preparation for a long drawn joint movement with a common charter of demands for regular and Contractor workers. Similar movement in Kerala and Haryana is being prepared. Electricity Workers took part in 25th September state level rally with demonstration, dharna with 10 point demands of all CTUs.   

3.                  EEFI will organise a National Right to Energy Convention at Mavlankar Hall Delhi On 11th December, 2013 to focus the demand of  Integrated and perspective National Energy Policy with the call of “BIJLI KA ADHIKAR MANAV ADHIKAR BANAO : RIGHT TO ELECTRICITY IS TO BE DECLARED AS HUMAN RIGHT”. We are to explore possibilities of participation from different walks of life including activists of various mass movements including Agriculture sector in this Convention.

 

4.                  Allocation of Organisational responsibilities with the objective of expansion of organisation will be as under: 

         Karnataka – Com. V. Laxmanan                 Jammu & Kashmir – Com. J. S. Uppal

            Bihar – Com.Dipak Roychowdhury            Orissa – Com. Tarun Bharadwaj

        Maharastra & NE – Com. Prasanta N Chowdhury  Madhya Pradesh – Com. Harbhajan Singh

            Chattisgarh – Com. Kanchan Mukherjee                    Rajasthan – Com. Subhas Lamba

            Andhra Pradesh – Com. S. S. Subramanian              Jharkhand- Com Jiban Aich

            Himachal Pradesh – Comrades of Punjab                  UP -     Com D S Hooda

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“BIJLEE KA ADHIKAR MANAV ADHIKAR BANAO”
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Electricity Workers and Employees of the country Demands

“BIJLEE KA ADHIKAR

MANAV ADHIKAR BANAO”

Dear Friends,

You have so far understood the energy as well power policy of Government of India through your day to day experience. There is no hide and seek in the object  of the Government of India, at the dictates of imperialist-capitalist hegemony to curb the right to energy/electricity of the majority of the people of India, who can’t afford high cost of supply. Right from the post independent period electricity was considered through four decades as an essential service for socio-economic development.  But through last two decades, at the behest of WTO-IMF, electricity has been declared as a marketable commodity and state governments responsible for all round development of the  state has been removed from the role through Electricity Act, 2003. Government has openly declared that Electricity will be transferred to private entrepreneurs, who are interested to supply power to big cities. Villages will be kept dark through forthcoming years. State Electricity Boards, which immensely contributed towards developing the power back bone of the country by extending grid to most of the villages, Energising crores of pumpsets for green revolution of the country has been unbundled on the plea of accumulating a loss of Rs. 30,000 crores through a span of 50 years. Now Government of India has admitted through their Discom Bailout / Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP) that the unbundled distribution utilities have accumulated loss of Rs. 1.9 lakh crores through a span of 4 years. They are insisting that this fund will be released on a condition of annual tariff hike and privatisation of the Electricity distribution by the State Governments. This is nothing but flat admission of Government of India that their long cherished so called reform policy has failed. It has aggravated the situation to worst possible extent. But they have not adopted any lesson. Their fancy of privatisation of power sector continues.

 

All Energy resources like Water, Coal, and Gas were transferred to Private players in power sector. Huge scam was unveiled through Coal Block allocation. Role of Prime Minister has become questionable. CBI was admonished by Apex Court for their attempt to cover the unscrupulous activities related to coal Block allocation. Natural Gas resources of KG-6 Gas Basin transferred to Reliance is being purchased now by NTPC as per pricing terms dictated by Ambani. Government of India, custodian of all geological reserves has become silent spectator. Promoters of Ultra Mega Power Projects were given lots of benefits at the cost of public exchequer. State owned Discoms signed PPA on levelised tariff fixed through International Competitive bidding for supply of electricity for 25 years @ 119 paise by Reliance from Sasan and 226 paise by Tata from Mundra. Now they are exploring unlawful path of tariff hike on this or that plea. Government of India is leaning to the interest of private capitalist sharks, while poor people of India will have to pay higher cost. We, the electricity workers and employees are to play suitable role for the people. Lots of anti-people policies are implemented beyond the knowledge of the people. We are to convey them appropriate information so that they may univocally declare- “This far and no further, we shall be succumbed under the jaws of the capitalists in the Energy arena at the behest of Government of India.”

 

7th conference of Electricity Employees Federation of India to take place at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu between 10th and 12th August, 2013 to deal all these aspects and chalk out suitable action plan to thrash the Government and its anti-people Energy Policy. We therefore render our fervent appeal to the people of India spread through states to rise to the occasion and extend support to Electricity Workers and Employees for their immediate future struggle to be initiated through this conference to protect Energy security of the country as well right to Electricity of our country men.

 

DEMANDS

1.          Roll back unbundled SEBs to ensure quality & cheaper supply of Electricity for all.

2.    Whole reform process in power sector is to be analysed by independent experts towards pro-people modification and remedial action over bankrupt power policy.

3.    Scrap the policy of privatization, franchising, outsourcing & contractorisation of power sector activities.

4.     Stop transfer of natural energy resources to private hands to ensure national energy security with right to energy as human right. Scrap all unlawful transfer agreements of natural energy resources & punish all corrupt persons involved in the scams.

5.    Discoms bailout/Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP) is virtual admission of government for its failure of Reform Process. Stop FRP for making the state owned utilities under debt trap with goal of privatization and tariff hike to sky level.

6.    None of the Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) are to be allowed tariff revision over levelised tariff fixed for 25 years though International Competitive Bidding. All the PPAs signed by UMPP Promoters and Discoms are to be fully honoured.

7.    Research and development programmes towards efficient use of indigenous energy resources with the goal of cheaper power for the people are to be intensified. Scrap the policy of costlier energy in the game plan of global pricing/ price pooling mechanism.

8.    Safety and occupational health of power sector workers and employees can’t be left on the mercy of contractors. Stringent measures on safety and health are to be enforced. Impose severe punishment for breach of safety rule.

9.    All demands of Central Trade Unions pressed through Nationwide Strike through 20-21, February are to be immediately settled.


 

 


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PROTEST AGAINST BRUTAL ATTACK BY BIHAR POLICE ON ELECTRICITY EMPLOYEES
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Text Box: E E F I ELECTRICITY EMPLOYEES’ FEDERATION OF INDIA

B.T. RANADIVE BHAWAN, 13A, ROUSE AVENUE, NEW DELHI-110 002

Telefax : +91 11 23219670   W: eefi.org  E-mail : eefederation@gmail.com

 

        President :   K O Habib                        General Secretary   : Prasanta N Chowdhury

 


                                                                                                                Date : 15th September, 2013

 

 

PRESS STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT AND GENERAL SECRETARY OF EEFI

ON

 PROTEST AGAINST BRUTAL ATTACK BY BIHAR POLICE ON PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OF

ELECTRICITY EMPLOYEES OF BIHAR

 

On being aggrieved by the attitude of Govt. of Bihar in respect of the pending demands of the Electricity Employees since unbundling of BSEB, 17 organizations of the Employees and Engineers of erstwhile BSEB            called on a joint strike on 25th September, 2013. In support of the strike a 10 thousand strong demonstration was organized on 13th September, 2013 in front of the Bidyut Bhaban at Patna.

 

Electricity Employees of India disdainfully noted that Bihar police have severely beaten the peaceful demonstrator of Bihar Electricity Board Employees with lethal weapon. Employees have been severely injured by the police. This unprovocated brutal attack by the Police forced the employees under the leadership of 17 unions to go on strike from 04.00 PM on 13th September, 2013. The strike continued up to 01.00 AM on 14th September, 2013. Upon intervention of Chief Minister and Power Minister of Bihar the strike was called off. United strike of Electricity Employees of all the unions called on 25th September, 2013 stands unless it is amicably settled by the Government.

 

EEFI support the demands placed by the unions and associations in respect of the employees and pensioners of unbundled Bihar SEB and demand the state government of Bihar should come forward for immediate settlement of the demands with a view to maintain peace and harmony in the industry.

 

Electricity Employees Federation of India (EEFI) vehemently condemn the police attacks on peaceful democratic movement and  trade union right of the electricity employees in Bihar and demand immediate intervention of the Chief Minister of Bihar for amicable settlement.

 

 

                                                                                     Kanchan Mukherjee

                                                                                              Secretary

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