For the first time in the history of 21 years of BSNL, the number of executives has surpassed that of non-executives. The number of executives is 36,101 and that of non-executives 35,341. When BSNL was formed it was almost 3.0 lakh non-executives and about 50,000 executives.
Years after years, the number of non-executives have been reduced by reducing the sanctioned posts, changing the standards of posts, not-filling up the vacancies as also not sanctioning any fresh posts. There is very less staff even to attend to regular immediate works. In addition, almost 60,000 or more contract workers have been retrenched.
This is another well planned programme to make BSNL most unviable. It has to be opposed and defeated.