It may be noted that contractual workers have been sitting on a dharna at the Kuchinda WESCO Subdivision office as 17 of their colleagues recently.
The agitators have alleged that the Kuchinda WESCO SDO has a hand in the arbitrary ouster of 17 contractual employees.
Notably, a contractual agency, named “Akhandalmani Contractual Agency, had appointed 84 employees in different Grids. The Takes Support, which took management responsibility of 26 Grids under Jharsuguda Division later, ousted eight 17 employees from eight grids under the Kuchinda Subdivision without notice in September.
The agitating employees have now alleged the new candidates have been engaged in place of ousted ones. They alleged the SDO has taken huge amounts of money from the newly appointed employees.