BSNL Shutdown: PM Modi Asked To Help BSNL Survive; Employees Will Strike Against Salary Delay
As the news about a possible shutdown of BSNL is starting to come in from various sources, BSNL employees have decided to strike against this decision, and for the delayed salary of September.
Meanwhile, a section of BSNL employees have requested PM Modi to intervene, and help the company to survive.
Will PM Modi intervene now?
BSNL Shutdown: Employees Ask PM Modi To Intervene
BSNL employees won’t let Govt to shut down their company, and they are doing everything possible to ensure that.
Sanchar Nigam Executives Association has already written a letter to PM Modi, urging and requesting him and the PMO to intervene, and help survive the company.
K Sebastian, general secretary of Sanchar Nigam Executives Association has confirmed writing this letter to PM Modi, wherein it has been requested to activate the bailout package.
Note here, that the revival package of Rs 74,000 crore has been rejected by Govt., as they are now suggesting a complete shutdown of BSNL.
The revival package, which has been supported by BSNL employees has four main pillars:
- Convert existing debt into a a sovereign guarantee
- A revision of salaries for all employees
- A new VRS scheme for all employees
- Investing Rs 7000 crore for enabling 4G services
Now, this revival package can only be accepted, in case PM Modi intervenes, and changes the course of action.
Else, BSNL will have to be shut down.
Employees Will Strike Against Salary Delay
On the other hand, BSNL employees have also announced a massive strike to protest against delayed salaries for August and September.
We have already reported that BSNL employees have not received their September salary, and this is for the third time that salary has been delayed for the employees.
Dharamraj Singh, convenor of the forum of MTNL unions and associations said, “Is this fair just before Diwali? If our issues are not resolved soon, we will not sit idle. We will even take our protest to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO),”
Both BSNL and MTNL employees have decided to take part in the strike.
Besides, lunch hour demonstrations will be conducted on October 10th and October 16th, across India.
BSNL incurred Rs 14000 crore loss in 2018-19.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.