No salary hikes to BSNL employees – Govt
The government of India today clarified that it will not be implementing any pay revision for the employees of state-owned telecom provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd as the company has failed to meet the profitability criteria applicable for all government enterprises.
“BSNL does not fulfill the criteria under affordability clause as per Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) guidelines dated 03.08.2017 on pay revision in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with effect from 01.01.2017. Therefore, the pay revision in BSNL has not been considered due to poor financial condition and continuous losses in BSNL,” junior minister for communications, Sanjay Dhotre informed the parliament today.
Today, it also promised that BSNL will get 5G spectrum without having to participate in the upcoming auction. The company has been doing 5G trials and may turn out to be one of the first to bring the technology to the market.