Negligence: Working on the pillars without risking your life

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Mau. The negligence of the electricity department, which collects utility bills in the amount of several million rupees every month, is proving to be fatal for its own employees. Due to the apathy of responsibilities, the contract and outsourcing employees deployed work on electricity pylons without safety equipment (safety kits).
There have been many sad incidents with these employees in the district due to a lack of safety equipment, but even after that, those responsible have not provided equipment to these employees while they are playing with their lives. On the other hand, because of this problem, workers are demanding the provision of equipment especially during the rainy season. So that he doesn’t fall victim to any unpleasant incident.
The life of those posted to the district’s electricity department is not indifferent to the electricity department, it shows the apathy of the department officials themselves, not us. The personnel employed in the electricity department are forced to climb on and work without safety equipment. Due to a lack of safety equipment, temporary workers become victims of one or the other accident every month. Seen in this way, the electricity department works on the basis of contract and outsourcing employees. There are about 600 hundred employees in nine subdivisions of three departments in the district.
According to department sources, the number of permanent lineman workers in the district is less than 30. According to the rules, only one lineman is allowed to climb a power pole. But the job is done by the contractor of the department and the company by putting the contract workers on masts. In addition, it will be resolved by these employees in the event of major or minor malfunctions. In such a situation, incidents happen to them on a daily basis because they work without safety measures. According to the rules, these employees must wear rubber gloves, plas, screwdrivers, tester, hammock, exercise with seat belt, helmet, shoe. Without safety, workers work at heights of 9 to 12 meters without a seat belt.
No departmental assistance is available for injured persons
Mau. According to the rules, a regular EPF and ESI facility should be available to contract workers. This means that in the event of an accident they can receive a treatment facility with government assistance. But that doesn’t happen in the district. In such a situation, employees collect donations in the event of an accident. In addition, the district work meeting is not organized in the interests of the employees in the district.
Superintending Engineer SK Saro says all facilities including safety equipment will be made available to contract electricians. Many facilities are provided, including PF, ESI. The contract electricians were commissioned to complete the departmental process.

Mau. The negligence of the electricity department, which collects utility bills in the amount of several million rupees every month, is proving to be fatal for its own employees. Due to the apathy of responsibilities, the contract and outsourcing employees deployed work on electricity pylons without safety equipment (safety kits).

There have been many sad incidents with these employees in the district due to a lack of safety equipment, but even after that, those responsible have not provided equipment to these employees while they are playing with their lives. On the other hand, because of this problem, workers are demanding the provision of equipment especially during the rainy season. So that he doesn’t fall victim to any unpleasant incident.

The life of those posted to the district’s electricity department is not indifferent to the electricity department, it shows the apathy of the department officials themselves, not us. The personnel employed in the electricity department are obliged to work without safety equipment. Due to a lack of safety equipment, temporary workers become victims of one or the other accident every month. Seen in this way, the electricity department works on the basis of contract and outsourcing employees. There are approximately 600 hundred employees in nine subdivisions from three departments in the district.

According to department sources, the number of permanent lineman workers in the district is less than 30. According to the rules, only one lineman is allowed to climb a power pole. But the job is done by the contractor of the department and the company by putting the contract workers on masts. In addition, it will be resolved by these employees in the event of major or minor malfunctions. In such a situation, incidents happen to them on a daily basis because they work without safety measures. According to the rules, these employees must wear rubber gloves, plas, screwdrivers, tester, hammock, exercise with seat belt, helmet, shoe. Without safety, workers work at heights of 9 to 12 meters without a seat belt.

No departmental assistance is available for injured persons

Mau. According to the rules, a regular EPF and ESI facility should be available to contract workers. This means that in the event of an accident they can receive a treatment facility with government assistance. But that doesn’t happen in the district. In such a situation, employees collect donations in the event of an accident. In addition, the district work meeting is not organized in the interests of the employees in the district.

Superintending Engineer SK Saro says all facilities including safety equipment will be made available to contract electricians. Many facilities are provided, including PF, ESI. The contract electricians were commissioned to complete the departmental process.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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