Dear brothers and sisters... Please do not get carried away with the reports appearing in the press about BSNL. They are far from truth. The press in India has a tendency to pick up negative narative and spread it fast. I have interacted with very senior officers in the Govt and as per their assurances BSNL is poised to do much better than it is now. The Govt has decided to revive BSNL. SVS.SUBRAHMANYAM
The reports appearing in press today about BSNL was discussed with them. It is informed that 1) The IIM final report is received in DOT 2) As per this report 3 proposals were there a) to revive BSNL b) to Disinvest in BSNL and c) to close BSNL. 3) The Government has chosen the option of revival of BSNL due to the fact that an amount of Rs.90000 crores is needed to settle the staff issues and such kind of funding is difficult to manage and 4) as long as the DOT recruited employees are in service, the BSNL cannot be closed. Same is the case with MTNL also. 5) Pension contribution on actual basic pay is a settled issue and that orders will be issued. 6) Pension revision on CDA pattern is likely to be approved so that there will not be any issue with regards to Pension for the coming 40 to 50 years. 7) Land monitisation will be done through government agency and that the money earned through it will be put back into BSNL only. 8) Spectrum will be allocated for 4 G. The Government is likely to take a final call on PRC, VRS etc and communicate to the employees at any moment.
Chances of 3rd PRC is going to bleak on each passing day due to rigid attitude of DOT / Employees Associations and Unions vis a vis present scenario.