It is time that the BSNL  declare Saturdays as holiday for its employees. There is full justification for the same.
1. In many of the Public  and Private sector companies, two days holidays viz. on Sunday and Saturday, are given. This is on the basis that the employees should get sufficient time to be with their families and look after children. Most of the time  is taken in the day for work and journey to and fro.This is especially important for women workers.
2. Two Saturdays were holidays for office staff while part of Department of Telecom. This was taken away after formation of BSNL.
3. Saturdays are holidays for BSNL Corporate Office.
4. The working hours in the week need not be reduced for giving holiday on Saturday. The time on working days can be increased accordingly.
5. Emergent and customer services can be arranged by bringing staff  on duty on Saturdays and giving them compensatory offs.
All the above and other reasons fully justify to declare Saturdays as holidays.
The unions/ Associations are expected to take up the issue which will benefit the BSNL employees in a big way.