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Chandigarh administration imposes six-month ban on strike by electricity department employees

Comes as many parts of the city face power supply disruption on day one of three-day strike called against privatisation

Chandigarh administration imposes six-month ban on strike by electricity department employees

A patient helping a medical worker with mobile torch at Civil Hospital, Sector 22, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 22

Chandigarh administration banned employees of its engineering department (electricity) from calling strikes for the next six months on Tuesday.

The order signed by Chandigarh’s adviser comes into effect immediately.

Also Read: Punjab and Haryana High Court takes suo motu cognizance of electricity crisis in Chandigarh

“The Administrator, UT, Chandigarh is satisfied that any strike in the employment of Engineering Department (Electricity Wing), U.T. Chandigarh, shall affect the distribution, transmission, operation and maintenance of supply of electricity which is an essential service to the community and is likely to adversely affect the distribution, transmission, operation and maintenance of supply of electricity to the public in the Union Territory of Chandigarh,” the order said.

“The administrator, UT, Chandigarh is further satisfied that the prohibition of strike by the employees of the said department is in public interest and it is necessary to prohibit a strike.”

The development comes on a day when several parts of Chandigarh faced outage on the first day of Chandigarh electricity department’s three-day strike against proposed privatisation of the discom. The Chandigarh administration has told Punjab and Haryana High Court, which took suo motu cognizance of the electricity crisis in the city, that the disruption of power supply in parts of the city could be “acts of sabotage”.

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