No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority
Two months since the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory asking private and public employers across India not to terminate or reduce the wages of the workforce, life remains grim for thousands who are employed with the State-owned telecom operator BSNL.
BSNL employee unions call for nationwide hunger strike today, to protest over delay in execution of Rs 69,000 cr relief package
In October 2019, the central government approved for BSNL and MTNL a Rs 68,751-crore revival package, which included allocation of 4G spectrum to the state-run firms, voluntary retirement scheme for employees, as well as their merger
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) said on Tuesday that as many as 78,569 employees have opted for VRS, and added that it expects to save Rs 1,300 crore in wage bills this fiscal after the scheme becomes effective in January
Over 92,000 employees of state-run BSNL and MTNL have so far opted for the recently announced VRS scheme, according to a government source
Over 77,000 employees of state-owned BSNL have opted for the recently launched VRS so far, according to an official
As many as 75,000 employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) have already opted for the VRS scheme which rolled out recently, Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned telecom corporation PK Purwar said on Thursday
With 57,000 BSNL employees opting for VRS, DoT instructs corporation to ensure business continuity measures
If the VRS reaches full target, the staff strength will come down by half. The effective date of voluntary retirement under the present scheme is 31 January, 2020.
BSNL rolls out VRS, expects up to 80,000 employees to avail scheme; company will save Rs 7,000 cr in wage bill
Within days of government approving a relief package for the ailing corporation, state-owned BSNL has rolled out a voluntary retirement scheme for its employees, and said it expects 70,000-80,000 personnel to opt for it leading to savings of about Rs 7,000 crore in the wage bill
PSU telco Rs 69,000 cr bailout package: BSNL, MTNL merger will throw more public money down the drain
Globally, any merger works only because employees get fired and the merged company is able to bring down their cost of operations
Employees have been protesting outside the office of MTNL as their salaries haven't been paid for two months—August and September
State-owned BSNL is confident of making timely payment of staff salaries for the month of May, Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said on Monday
BSNL clears February salaries of 1.76 lakh employees; launches of various schemes to increase revenue
The BSNL CMD Thursday had said that the telco was using internal accruals of Rs 850 crore to clear the February salary.
Centre should sell BSNL after dismantling it rather than extending bailout package to keep telco ringing
The interesting thing is that once upon a time, BSNL used to make a lot of money.
Govt releases Rs 171-cr pending dues to MTNL for salaries; BSNL to clear Rs 850-cr wage outstanding by 20 March
BSNL chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said the company expects internal accruals of around Rs 850 crore in this month and the entire amount will be used for disbursal of salaries.
A comprehensive proposal for revival of BSNL has been prepared, which will be taken up for consideration by competent authorities very soon, the ministry of communications said in a statement.