Stand Of Association On Forum Protest Against Formation Of Subsidiary Tower Company On 16-09-2015 (Today)
This association has earlier physically participated in the protest against subsidiary tower company. After meeting with CMD BSNL and having understanding on the issue it is difficult to say that formation of subsidiary tower company is not in the interest of the employees especially direct recruits. It is needless to state that our all the future and social benefits are on the basis of defined contribution hence independent of ownership of the company but totally depends on the financial health of the company. BSNL is presently running into the loss in tune of Rs 8000 Cr per annum and our pay revision is due on 01-01-2017. The implementation of pay revision benefit will affect our all the benefits including social and future security for next 10 years. It is impossible to gain that much of amount by 01-01-2017 by normal working to neutralize the loss so that all the benefits of 3rd PRC can be implemented.
Along with improving our work on field, BSNL board has to take some out of box policy decision to come out with healthy balance sheet. Formation of subsidiary company may be one of the solutions to come out from the loss on paper which will help BSNL to getting approval from administrative ministry for 3rd PRC benefits.
Although the fear of the forum is genuine that after formation of subsidiary tower company same may be open for joint venture or may be sold to private company but still it is a matter of suspect. It is hard to say that such decision will harm or improve our future benefits but one thing is very much sure if such decision is not taken we are not going to receive the 3rd PRC benefits which will put on loss forever. Considering all the pros and cons association has decided to extend only moral support at this point of time and final decision for participating in future struggle of forum will be taken after getting more clarity on this issue.