On 22nd July 2012, the main organisation of the electricity employees in Chandigarh, All Haryana Power Corporation Union has opposed the attempts by the government and Corporation management of Panipat Circle and other towns and villages feeders to privatise the distribution system of electricity. In this direction, the organisation has declared that it will start a state wide agitation.
It is known that disbanding of the Electricity Boards on 14th August 1998 to make way for corporatisation has led to outsourcing activities, privatisation and contractualisation of work. For example, meter reading, building cash collection, new connections, etc. are being done on contract.