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Meeting Held to Review the Ongoing Situation of Power Break-down in the City

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Chandigarh (Aditi) Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Administrator, UT, Chandigarh held a meeting with Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, Col. Jasdeep Sandhu Adviser-cum-Principal Director, Civil Military Affairs, Western Command and other senior officers of Chandigarh Administration to review the ongoing situation of power break-down in the city.

Sh. Purohit appreciated the efforts of Western Command Army authorities in extending their support in restoring the power supply in various pockets of the city in a record time by deploying technical manpower throughout the night with complete synergy.

The Essential Services (Maintenance) Act was imposed yesterday in the city to prohibit the strike of the employees of Electricity Department for a period of six months. The decision was taken in public interest, as the essential services faced a setback due to the ongoing strike.

There has been a drastic change in the situation, today as 90% of the staff of Electricity Department have resumed their duties; whereas suitable action will be taken against the absent employees.

The Chandigarh Administration has already imposed Section 144 in the city, wherein the Rally Ground, Sector 25 has been earmarked for taking out processions, rallies, dharnas, and no permission has been granted by the Administration to oragnize processions, rallies, dharnas etc. elsewhere in the city other than the designated location.

The Administration resumed discussions with the representatives of Power Union. After the deliberations, the Union has decided to withraw the strike with the condition that the Letter of Intent to the selected firm be not issued till 10th March, 2022.

The Administrator again assured the employees of Electricity Department that their wages and benefits will not be hampered with any administrative decision. He also appealed them not to repeat any act which is not in public interest.

The electricity has been restored in most of the areas after verifying the faults. The Administration is thankful to the residents for their co-operation and regrets the inconvenience caused to them.

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