New Delhi. Employee unions of the state-run telecom firm BSNL have introduced starvation strikes throughout the nation. BSNL staff 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 reduction bundle completed by the central authorities. The AUAB has stated in a press release that this starvation strike is being carried out on the demand for early implementation of the reduction bundle 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 permitted a reduction bundle of Rs 68,751 crore to get BSNL and MTNL out of the losses, beneath 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 risk of 4G from 1 March
Explain that the federal government had permitted 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 shoppers 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 consider that with BSNL changing into a 4G service supplier, competitors within the telecom sector might improve.
Only VRS is applied
AUAB has stated that thus far solely VRS has been applied. While 4G spectrum, nothing like assure and sale of belongings to boost Rs 15,000 crore by issuing bonds. All this stuff are included within the reduction bundle. At the identical time 78,569 staff of BSNL alone had been relieved by way of VRS. Due to lack of funds and never getting 4G spectrum until now, in line with the corporate, there isn’t a risk of beginning 4G service earlier than the top 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 getting 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.