New Delhi. Employee unions of the state-run telecom firm BSNL have introduced starvation strikes throughout the nation. BSNL workers will go on starvation strike on Monday 24 February. All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) will go on starvation strike throughout the nation on 24 February. The strike is in opposition to the delay in implementing the Rs 69000 crore aid package deal executed by the central authorities. The AUAB has mentioned in an announcement that this starvation strike is being carried out on the demand for early implementation of the aid package deal of the Union Cabinet in relation to BSNL, in addition to settlement of the grievances of the staff. Significantly, in October 2019, the central authorities accepted a aid package deal of Rs 68,751 crore to get BSNL and MTNL out of the losses, below which the merger of those two firms, giving 4G spectrum and voluntary retirement scheme for workers of firms ( VRS) entails beginning. <! –
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There was a chance of 4G from 1 March
Explain that the federal government had accepted 4G spectrum for BSNL. After this, BSNL had written to the Department of Telecommunications asking them to launch 4G spectrum in order that the corporate can present new and quicker information service to the purchasers from 1 March. But there’s lower than per week left on March 1 and there’s no information about BSNL getting 4G spectrum. Experts imagine that with BSNL changing into a 4G service supplier, competitors within the telecom sector could improve.
Only VRS is carried out
AUAB has mentioned that to this point solely VRS has been carried out. While 4G spectrum, nothing like assure and sale of property to boost Rs 15,000 crore by issuing bonds. All these items are included within the aid package deal. At the identical time 78,569 workers of BSNL alone had been relieved via VRS. Due to lack of funds and never getting 4G spectrum until now, in accordance with the corporate, there isn’t a chance of beginning 4G service earlier than the tip of 2020.
Compete with Airtel and Jio
It was anticipated that BSNL will be capable to compete with Jio and Airtel after getting 4G spectrum. But on the one hand, the place Jio, Airtel and Vodafone are making ready for 5G, BSNL remains to be capable of present solely 3G web regardless of being a authorities firm. However, some plans of BSNL are cheaper and have extra information advantages than different firms. But the issue is that BSNL is at the moment a 3G firm.