BSNL Failed to pay May Salaries Despite earning Rs 1400 Crore, 80,000 Workers have been reduced
The state-owned telecoms company does not have the best track record when it comes to paying the workers. Find out what effect this has had on BSNL staff right here!
BSNL’s Staff Reduced By Half; Salaries Not Paid, Workers Commit Suicide
BSNL 's workers have been cut by as much as half, and the wages for the month of May have not been paid to the employees. Employees have also commented that they are not immune to not being compensated.
BSNL employees' union's general secretary, P Abhimanyu, has reported that the BSNL has a monthly budget of Rs. 350 crore, which was previously Rs. 950 crore. Nevertheless, the company did pay the workers on time. BSNL had its workers opting for the VRS (voluntary retirement scheme), during which the company left over 79,000 people. The staff remaining at BSNL are just around 70000.
He revealed that the contract workers havent been paid their wages for the last one entire year, and 12 of these workers have chosen to end their lives due to this.
According to Abhimanyu, "BSNL management has flagrantly violated the instructions provided by the labor and finance ministries regarding the contract workers' payment of wages during the lockdown period."
BSNL reportedly received Rs. 1400 crore in May, but paying their workers seems to be the last one on their priority list.
BSNL’s 4G Rollout Delayed: Is This A Conspiracy?
The launch of 4 G services is also being postponed as per the Union because of the vested interests. Apparently, the tender floated by BSNL was put on hold by the government on the basis of a complaint from the Council for Telecom Equipment and Services Promotion (TEPC), which alleged that BSNL had flouted the Make In India requirements while issuing the tender.
The union argues that when all the other private operators procure world-class 4 G equipment from international vendors, why should BSNL get equipment from domestic vendors?