80,000 BSNL Employees Will Be Asked To Resign; Employees Protest As August Salary Not Credited
State-run telecom carrier has now confirmed that 50% of the employees will be asked to leave, and the process shortly begin.
Meanwhile, most of the employees still haven’t received their August salary, and protests have erupted all across the nation.
Will Govt again intervene and infuse emergency funds now?
BSNL Confirms: 50% Employees Will Be Asked To Leave
In an interview, BSNL Chairman Pravin Kumar Purwar has confirmed that almost 50% of the employees from state-run telecom carrier will be asked to leave, on a voluntary basis.
VRS or Voluntary Retirement Scheme will be offered to these 50% employees in the coming days.
He said, “One of the proposals under discussion is the VRS. We are looking forward to 70,000 to 80,000 employees, and make it attractive for the employees, so that they can see value in the VRS.”
When asked how will the company manage if so many employees leave, then he said that even after removing these 80,000 employees, 1 lakh employees will be still working.
BSNL has 1.65 lakh employees as of now.
The primary objective here is to save money, and enable BSNL to survive.
He said, “The staff cost in MTNL and BSNL can be reduced. We all know that BSNL’s employee cost is 75% of the revenue. The number of persons in the organisation are far higher than the competitors.”
BSNL Employee Protest For August Salary
Meanwhile, as per statements from BSNL Employees Unions, it is clear that the employees still haven’t received their August salary.
And protests have erupted all across the nation.
As per P Abhimanyu, general secretary of the BSNL Employee Union, employees are devastated, as the manager still hasn’t been able to inform as to when will the salary be credited.
There is uncertainty and chaos everywhere.
Besides, more than 70% of the contract workers too haven’t received their salaries since February.
As per the Union leaders, this can be a ploy and tactics to force more and more employees to take VRS, and leave the company. More than 2000 employees have already been asked to leave.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.