The meeting of the PLI Committee of BSNL is meeting today. Due to huge loss, the BSNL employees were not paid Bonus for the last few years.
Now that BSNL has improved and has posted operational profit both in 2014-15 and 2015-16, it is a must that PLI (Bonus) should be paid to its employees. Of course, PLI is not based on profit, but on productivity. Productivity has also increased very much. The Management offered Rs. 1,100 in the last meeting of the Committee, which the unions did not accept. Since the Central Government has already fixed the minimum bonus as Rs. 7,000, the BSNL employees also should be paid at least Rs. 7,000 as PLI (Bonus). It is hoped that the Staff Side participating in the deliberations will be able to clinch the issue with the Minimum Bonus of Rs.7,000. The BSNL Management should agree to the fully justified demand of the Staff Side.