FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS /ASSOCIATIONS
D-7, TELEGRAPH PLACE, GOLE MARKET, NEW DELHI- 110001
Dr. Manamohan Singh,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
Sub: Decision to organise Protest Demonstration by BSNL employees against proposal of Merger of BSNL & MTNL and on formation of PSUs bifurcating BSNL – Reg.
Ref: Our Memorandum dated 14th February 2014 on the above matter.
Kindly refer to our memorandum dated 14-02-2014 submitted to you on the above issues, requesting for favourable consideration and decision. As mentioned already in the Memorandum, the proposal on merger of BSNL and MTNL is to be taken only after the conflicting issues between MTNL & BSNL on the Disinvestment of shares, Pension, Payscale and other issues are sorted out failing which the merger will be counter-productive. In the same way the Forum has also pointed out that the bifurcation of BSNL and formation of new companies for towers, land assets etc. may weaken BSNL, which is already in loss. The employees as per the call of the Forum are making all out efforts to improve the services and financial position of the BSNL, but the bifurcation may result against the interests of BSNL.
We did not receive any rsponse to our memorandum so far and it is reported in the press that the Cabinet may take decisions on these issues in the meeting to be held on 28th February 2014.
In such a situation, the Forum has decided to call upon the BSNL employees to organise Lunch Hour Demonstration on 28th February to express their protest.
The Forum, once again submits to the respected Prime Minister to consider our viewpoints/suggestions favourably and refrain from taking any decision which may adversely affect the future of BSNL and its employees.
V.A.N.Namboodiri New Delhi
Convener, Forum 27-02-2014