Shillong: Employees of Meghalaya Electricity Corporation Limited (MeECL) under the umbrella of MeECL Joint Action Committee (MeECL-JAC) met the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma to demand speedy sanction of their pension amounting to 840 crores of rupees which they were supposed to get before the privatization of MeSEB.
From April 2010 till March 2019, MeECL had to raise the amount which reaches 570 crores since it has not receive any support from the government and this has adversely affected the MeECL’s budget.
Bah TR Pdah chairman of JAC said that ten years gone since MeSEB’s privatization in April 2010 but till now no payment was received from the government.
Terms of agreement was already set at that time that the government will maintain service conditions for the employees and to also pay the pension of rupees 840 crores payable to pensioners who are not less than three thousands in number.
Bah Arju Dkhar divulged that ever since privatization MeECL had to generate money to this effect which is not less to 570 crores.
The Chief Minister assured the employees that he will soon convene the meeting wih the finance department to sort out this matter.