TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Graphiti
 
CIMA Gallary

HC snubs power unions

Ranchi, July 15: Jharkhand High Court today rejected the plea of two power unions, which wanted to be included as parties in the recent case filed by Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC).

Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) Diploma Engineersí Sangh and JSEB Engineers Officers Employees Coordination Committee are bitterly opposed to private firms distributing power. Private firm CESC had bagged the distribution job in Ranchi in December 2012 but might lose it following the well-publicised reservations of energy minister Rajendra Prasad Singh.

To safeguard its interests, the CESC last week prayed to high court to restrain Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (JUVNL) from scrapping the December 2012 deal that agreed to hand over power distribution jobs in Ranchi to it.

Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) Diploma Engineersí Sangh and JSEB Engineers Officers Employees Coordination Committee sought the courtís indulgence to join as parties in the CESC case, saying they were opposed to privatisation.

The court of Justice R.R. Prasad rejected the two petitions of the unions.

The agreements were inked when Arjun Munda was chief minister. According to them, CESC would distribute power in Ranchi and Tata Power in Jamshedpur.


 More stories in Jharkhand

  • Surgeon forgot wire in woman abdomen
  • Trio get life term in engineer, wife killing
  • Police station for Dassam security
  • Grand (Prix) target for our Eklavya girl
  • Push for cleaning fleet
  • RIMS nurses' strike
  • Special outfit draws ire
  • Moderate rain for 72 hours
  • Speed cap for NH-33 stretch
  • Cricket action in Sept.
  • Risky walk on road to faith
  • Cash, jobs for bereaved in 60 days
  • State mum on DVC dues
  • Hefty fine to silence air horns
  • HC snubs power unions
  • Landmark lake has a dark side
  • Land records set straight, digitally
  • Blast witnesses hostile
  • Plea to spare convicted Lalu
  • No power to rogue buildings
  • Gift joy of books to poor kids