MSEDCL calls back 72-hour strike

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Pune: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) employees, officers and staff have finally called back their strike. Today Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held talks with 32 unions, after which employee union representative Sanjay Thakur announced the withdrawal of the strike.

Minister Fadnavis said, “Positive discussions were held with 32 Unions on three to four points, and a union of contract employees was also present. State government does not want to privatize any companies. On the contrary, the government is going to invest ₹ 50,000 crores in electricity companies in the next 3 years.” Fadnavis also promised to set up a system to meet the demands of contractual employees.

He further said, “Regarding the parallel license, a application was filed with Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) by a private company. This will have effect on MSEDCL. MERC will issue notice in this regard.”

The Power Minister also discussed the agriculture company with the MSEDCL employees.

Mrunal Jadhav

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