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DoT Makes Effort to Break Impasse on BSNL Strike

DoT Makes Effort to Break Impasse on BSNL Strike

A Section of employees, both executives and non-executives, have given a notice for indefinite strike from 20th April, 2010 for settlement of their following demands:

  • Settle ITS absorption issue;
  • No disinvestment/No privatization of BSNL;
  • No retrenchment/No VRS;
  • No unbundling of last mile copper & other infrastructure;
  • No outsourcing;
  • Immediate procurement of mobile lines; andChaitra
  • Ensure IDA pension revision to BSNL retirees.
  • Revision of wages.

  • In order to resolve the issue, meetings were held at the level of CMD BSNL, Secretary, Department of Telecom and the Minister of Communications & IT. The Unions were assured that they will be taken into confidence before arriving at a final policy decision regarding disinvestments, VRS etc. Assurances on all other issues were also given by the Minister with definite time frame. During the discussions, the Unions seemed to be convinced. However, for the reasons best known to them, the Unions have decided to go ahead with the strike unilaterally. Even now the Government is having an open mind to resolve the issues.

    All efforts are being made to ensure that the services are not disrupted and no inconvenience is caused to our esteemed customers.

    Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Governemnt of India,

    New Delhi, April,19 2010/Chaitra 29,1932


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