PF scam: UPPCL president Alok Kumar was eliminated when 50,000 department employees went on strike
AGRA: The state government withdrew the main secretary (energy) and the president of Power Corporation (), Alok Kumar, on Friday afternoon, for the provision of funds of 2,226 million rupees. The day, more than 50,000 employees of the energy department, from line technicians to chief engineers, introduced themselves as a man under the auspices of Uttar Pradesh Vidyut Karmachari Sangharsh Samitti (VKSS) across the state on Friday.
The main secretary (transport) Arvind Kumar has replaced Alok Kumar.
Boycotting the work, protesters demanded the immediate arrest of UPPCL president Alok Kumar, who is also president of the UP State Power Sector Employee Trust, for his alleged involvement in the Rs 2,267 crore pension fund scam. They pressed for an impartial investigation of the whole matter and demanded the resignation of power minister Shrikant Sharma for not stopping corruption at the higher level.
According to officials at Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (DVVNL), the protest will continue until the state government agrees in writing to return employee retirement funds. If it is not done within the next five days, all disturbance staff will meet in Lucknow on November 14 to organize a protest against the state government.
Amit slogans of urja mantri istifa do, nahi toh kaam nahi background (The resignation of the minister of energy and without funds, without work), said the vice president of the coordinator of VKSS, Singh, the management invested the PF body of more than 50,000 employees in a private company disappeared following personal interests. It was a planned loot of employee retirement funds. We are forced to protest until the government issues a notification, saying it will return our money.
The DVVNL executive engineer, Manoj Jain, said: “State authorities are changing the responsibility for the payment of pension funds at UPPCL, which in turn has financial problems of almost Rs 85,000 million. The UPPCL must submit its annual income requirement (ARR) to the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), which leaves no room to reimburse PF subscribers.
The OP Gupta subdivision officer said: In addition to the investigation with deadlines and strict action against those involved in the mass scam, we want the government to assume responsibility for paying the unauthorized investment in the polluted private sector company.
VKSS spokesman Sanjay Upadhyaya said: “We are ready to go to any extent to recover our money. The peaceful protest will not continue for long. More than 50,000 employees across the state will take to the streets if our demands are not addressed temporarily. We want the prime minister to intervene in the matter and address our concerns. ”