Employees sought intervention of PM Narendra Modi against the merger of MTNL-BBNL in BSNL, said harmful


New Delhi: Employees have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for intervention to stop the merger of state-run telecom companies BSNL, MTNL and BBNL. In this regard, the employees union of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has sent a letter to the Prime Minister on Wednesday. In a letter sent by BSNL Employees Union General Secretary P. Abhimanyu, it has been said that this decision of the government will prove to be harmful for the company and its employees.

Government should take over the debt
The union has appealed to the PM to take necessary steps to stop the merger proposal of MTNL with BSNL. Also, it has been suggested that the government should take over the loan of Rs 26,000 crore of MTNL. Apart from this, the government should also provide financial assistance to BSNL. The central government plans to merge Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) into state-run telecom company BSNL.

Letter sent by union to PM

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‘BSNL will be difficult to handle after merger’
BSNL CMD PK Purwar said in an interview this week that MTNL is in ICU. He could die any day. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary of BSNL Employees Union, in his letter also referring to this interview has said that BSNL CMD has not made any mention about the financial condition of the company. After the merger, BSNL will reach a position from where it will be difficult to handle. Whereas the government believes that they can be saved only after matching the balance sheets of the three companies.

Tags: BSNL, PM Narendra Modi, Telecom business


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