Jammu: Employers of Power Development Department in Jammu and Kashmir, who have been protesting, have called off their strike after written assurance from the administration to put on hold the proposed merger of PDD with Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

 

An official team led by Divisional commissioner Ragav Langar and ADGP Mukesh Singh held fresh talks on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday with the PDD employee’s association led by its general secretary S Tickoo and gave them a written assurance, sources said.

 

The government agreed to put on hold the merger of the Power Development Department (PDD) with PGCI and set up committee to take a relook, they said.

 

An official said the strike has been called off by the protesting employees and they will resume duties on Tuesday.

 

He said 80 per cent of power supply restoration have been done.

 

The strike had entered its third consecutive day on Monday. The withdrawal of strike comes as a relief to the masses as the Valley faces sub-zero temperatures and power outages only made matters worse for the residents, especially in the Jammu division.

 

The protesting employees have also received assurances on other issues, including salaries, from the administration.

 

 

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