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JAC plans ‘praja ballot’ on DCI sale on January 5

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Friday, December 29, 2017

The All-Party Joint Action Committee has decided to hold a ‘praja ballot’ on January 5 at various industrial establishments and main thoroughfares of the city on the Centre’s decision to privatise the Dredging Corporation of India.

The opinion gathered through it would be submitted to the Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, DCI Non-Executive Employees’ Union honorary president VS Padmanaba Raju said today. The DCI employees staged a dharna at the corporate office in protest against the pre-bid meeting for engagement for a valuer to assess the assets of the DCI. The employees’ relay fast at the Three Horse Junction entered the 32nd day.

Former member of the National Human Rights Commission K.S.Chalam, port employees and representatives from various industries called on the striking employees to express their solidarity.