The entire BSNL workers are on  struggle for the last few months demanding their due wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01-01-2017 and also demanding that the government drop its proposal to form a Subsidiary Tower Company bifurcating the existing 70,000 or so towers of BSNL. The All Unions and Associations, a Joint Forum of all the unions in BSNL, has been demanding for a meeting with the Minister on this issue. But it is unfortunate that neither the Minister Manoj Sinha  nor the Secretary DOT has given any date for the meeting. This is completely objectionable and against the convention and practice hitherto.

Instead of compelling the workers to intensify their agitation due to which the service may be adversely affected causing difficulties for the consumers, the Minister should immediately meet the unions and discuss the issues and settle them.