Jammu, October 16: The employees of Power Development Department on Wednesday observed complete pen down strike against the unilateral move of the Government to operationalise unbundling of the department without involving the employees.
The employees voluntarily participated in the pen & tool down strike expressing resentment on the move of the Government to split the Department into companies.
The pen & tool down strike affected the planned electrification works along with bill generation, distribution, redressal of consumer grievances in revenue centers along with hampering of information transmission to higher authorities.
The IT centers of PDD along with work in divisional offices also remained affected as employees refused to entertain consumer grievances pertaining to Bills and abstained from any official work in offices.
However, in order to avoid inconvenience to consumers, rapid action teams for fault resolutions/ maintenance of supply were allowed to continue their assignments.