1st October 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the formation of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the telecom company formed from the Department of Telecom on 1st October 2000. Despite strong opposition from the unions, it was formed with the intention to privatise later. But the continuous united struggle by the BSNL workers including many strikes, the management and government could not sell even a single share.
But the utter neglect and discrimination by the government and management has made the company loss making. Despite revival proposal, 4G spectrum is still not rolled out due to the roadblock created by the government.
As such the All Unions and Associations of BSNL has called to observe the 20th anniversary as Black Day, wearing black badges and observing hunger strike on the day.
We extend solidarity and support to the protest action and demand the government to take immediate action to strengthen BSNL.