Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd(BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited(MTNL) have failed to pay salaries of their 1.98 lakh employees for July, a union leader said Thursday. There is no promise from the administration on when the salaries would be given which are usually credited on the last day of every month, All India Unions and Associations of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (AUAB) Convenor P Abhimanyu told PTI. This is for another time the two companies have defaulted on the payment of salaries this year and for the first time after the new government took charge.
“Salary for July has not come. There is also no information when will it be credited,” he said. BSNL has 1.76 lakh employees across India while MTNL has around 22,000 employees. Total monthly salary expenses of BSNL are in the range of Rs 750-850 crore while that of MTNL are around Rs 160 crore.
No judgments were received from BSNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar. MTNL Human Resource and Enterprise Business Director Sunil Kumar said that the company is in the process of assembling some dues after which the salary will be paid on a priority basis.
Kumar has also been given additional charge of MTNL CMD.