BSNL, MTNL employees to strike work on 21 December

BSNL, MTNL employees to strike work on 21 December

Vadodara: About 55,000 officers from the three government-owned telecom sector will go on an indefinite strike from December 21, in support of their demands to send back deputed ITS officers back to DoT.

Around 1,600 Indian Telephone Service (ITS) officers from Department of Telecommunication (DoT) who are on deputation for years with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), MTNL Mumbai and Delhi, should be taken back by DoT, this was resolved by the union members at the three-day annual general meeting held here today.

Talking to PTI here today G L Jogi, General Secretary Sanchar Nigam Executive Associaion (SNEA) said that the ITS officers have been working in BSNL on deputation for the last eight years but do not want to join BSNL, but wants to remain with DoT to avail all the retirement facilities.

If these 1600 ITS officers are not willing to join BSNL, then all these 55,000 executives of BSNL and MTNL should also be allowed to go back to DOT, Jogi said.