Karachi: Karachi Electric Supply Company has converted the termination of 290 officers in November 2009 into Golden Handshake Package.
The step has been taken in view of financial difficulties faced by the terminated employees. KESC has advised the terminated officers to contact Human Resource Department of the utility during the next week.
On the other hand, numberless non-core employees expressed their willingness to accept the final Voluntary Separation Scheme on the last day, July 15. However, the defunct union miscreants manhandled them in a bid to block their approaching the Human Resource Department of the utility. A group of hooligans led by Aziz ur Rehman, Joint Secretary of the defunct union snatched VSS papers from non-core employees while they were coming to the head offices for submitting the papers. They also searched many others to find out if they possessed the VSS papers.
Union harassment and attacks against KESC’s management, employees, assets and work teams also continued on Friday. Some union activists riding motorbikes chased the vehicles of KESC management upon exit from head offices.
A group of union miscreants attacked a maintenance team from Region-II while passing near Artillery Maidan police station. The police intervened and arrested an attacker while others managed to escape. The police also recovered a kidnapped maintenance vehicle from the possession of union hooligans and registered an FIR.
Another group of union hooligans attacked members of a maintenance team at old American Embassy Road while they were on their way to replace faulty PMTs at Preedy Street and School Road, Garden. The attackers kidnapped the vehicle LSA-4980 along with two PMTs of 250kVA and 500kVA.
The union hooligans also attacked an outsourced maintenance vehicle from Shaheen Complex area while the team members were attending to local cable fault. The attackers damaged the vehicle and injured KESC employees at work. KESC has lodged FIR with the police.
EXTENDED: KESC has extended the due date of the payment of electricity bills falling on July 14 to July 16, in view of the current situation in the City.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Manager, Media and PR
Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11, Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 7163
Cell: +92346 822 3641