Today, I spoke to Sri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL, in continuation of the email sent to him a few days back requesting for early payment of the wages and arrears of wages to the contract workers engaged in BSNL. He stated that the BSNL is still in much shortage of funds. He also mentioned that there are about 70,000 contract workers, which is far in number in relation to the existing landline telephones etc. However, he stated that it will be considered when funds are available.