The BSNL and DOT both want to impose VRS on the BSNL workers with the intention of retrenching workers. But now there is a difference. BSNL is proposing to retrench 21,000 through VRS but the DOT wants that it should not be less than 1,00,000.
According to the BSNL management, for grant of VRS to 21,000 an amount of Rs. 4000 to 5000 crore will be required which the DOT is not agreeable. DOT wants VRS for more and less grant to be given.
The Unions are completely opposed to VRS and has stopped thrice earlier the plan of the management to impose VRS.