Long ten years are over after the last wage revision for employees in BSNL. It is only because of the hard and dedicated work of the employees that BSNL could withstand of the onslaught of the private telcos and improve the service and increase the connections. Even after the colossal efforts of Reliance Jio with its deep pockets to drown all other telecom companies, BSNL has maintained and improved its position by the joint efforts of the management and the workers. The ITS officers in BSNL has already got pay revision on the basis of the VII CPC. III PRC has recommended pay revision for the executives in PSUs. But no discussion has started yet on the wage revision of the non-executives. This will demoralise the workers who are putting all efforts for the improvement of the company.

It is good that the BSNL management has recommended to the government for implementation of wage revision for executives with 15% as recommended by the III PRC. It is only logical that the management should start wage negotiation for the executives. BSNL Management should seek and get approval for starting wage negotiations at the earliest.