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The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Revival of BSNL and MTNL has decided that in case required, government will give loans to BSNL and MTNL to pay salaries to the BSNL/MTNL absorbed DOT employees. This was decided on the basis of the suggestions by the DOT in this respect.
The government is fully responsible to pay the salary of the BSNL absorbed employees, since had they been in DOT itself, without considering the profit or loss, they would have been paid salary by the Government itself. Take the case of Department of Posts or any other department. Salary is paid irrespective of profit or loss. The BSNL or MTNL employees are not the responsible persons for the profit and loss and they should not be penalised.
The decision of the EGoM is only common sense. But our demand is that the Government, instead of giving loan, should provide the required amount for paying salary as assistance. This will be justice only.