After the exploitation of the contract workers by the BSNL Management and Contractors was brought to the notice of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour by me and other comrades, both the management and contractors became jittery. Management was compelled to issue orders instructing the field level officers to ensure full payment, deduction towards EPF, Insurance etc. as provided under the rules.
But the contractors and field level officers, instead of paying the full wages are compelling the contract workers to sign letters stating that they have received full wages. Workers are threatened that if they do’nt sign, then they will not be engaged. And these certificates are sent to corporated office as proof of payment of full wages. Contractors may go down to this kind of loot and cover up. But have our officers no dignity and ethics to lower themselves to this low level tactis ?