The government support on financial viability was stopped, the procurement process was destabilised and along with the same, many actions were taken to favour the private companies and against the interest of the incumbent operator, BSNL.
The government decided to disinvest BSNL, but the Joint Forum (JF) by going on strike defeated the same. On the strong opposition from JF, VRS could not be implemented. But the anti-PSU policy of the government and the lethargic working of the ITS led management resulted in continued loss for the company for the last four years.
The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations is making all out efforts to pressurise the government and the BSNL Management to take pro-BSNL decisions and implementation of the same. It called upon the workers to improve the customer services.
The National Convention on Revival of BSNL held at New Delhi on 3rd August, adopted a Declaration with proposals and suggestions for strengthening the company and for a better service to the customer. This process is continuing.
And now it's the 13th anniversary of the formation. Let us continue our work to improve the service and pressurise the management and the Government for taking suitable decisions for strengthening the company. The Forum meeting which is going to be held on 9th October will take suitable decisions in the matter.
My Best Wishes and Greetings to all the BSNL workers on the 13th Anniversary of BSNL!
(About the Author: V.A.N. Namboodiri is President of BSNL's Employees' Union)