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Telecom min Ashwini Vaishnaw’s ultimatum to BSNL workers: ‘Those who won’t work..’

The BSNL workers have reportedly acquired a stern message from Telecom Minister Ashwin Vaishnaw on their work efficiency noting that whereas the federal government stands with the ailing PSU, the workers want to ship higher work efficiency or there could possibly be penalties. According to The Economic Times report, the Union Communications Minister delivered “one of many strongest messages ever to BSNL workforce,” stating that it is time for the BSNL employees “to perform and turnaround within the next 24 months, or go home taking voluntary retirement scheme (VRS).” 

The report acknowledged, in a gathering with chief basic managers throughout working service areas, the Telecom Minister mentioned the federal government stands behind BSNL, and requested for the same-level of dedication from the ailing PSU’s 62,000 workers. “I will measure key performance indicators (KPI) and results every month, and those who won’t work, may go home taking VRS,” Vaishnaw mentioned in accordance to The Economic Times report.

The Telecom Minister additional mentioned “carry out or perish” will be the norm and a new normal, and those who hesitate in taking VRS, may be compulsorily retired by invoking 56 (J) rule. Under the Central government framework, the Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (J)/(I) allows such a measure after a periodical review in order to strengthen the administration, according to the report.

The Economic Times report said, in a 15.38-minute viral audio clip, the Telecom Minister said, “You (BSNL workers) are working in a aggressive business, and solely your work can prevent. In the following 24 months, we wish to see outcomes. We now need completely superlative efficiency from every individual, neat and clear places of work, and you need to promptly take buyer calls, and supply 100 instances higher response than non-public telecom firms.” 

Meanwhile, in another development, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday paid a courtesy call on Ashwini Vaishnav, Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology. On the request of Dhami, the Union Minister approved 1,206 mobile towers of BSNL in Uttarakhand to strengthen the mobile network in the state. The cost of each mobile tower will be 1 crore, in accordance to ANI report.

During the assembly with, the Uttarakhand Chief Minister additionally requested to begin a Jan Shatabdi rail service between Tanakpur-Dehradun. The Chief Minister mentioned that at current, there is just one prepare service operating between Dehradun-Kathgodam to join Kumaon and Garhwal. People transfer from Tanakpur due to the Nepal border and so, to additional strengthen the Kumaon-Garhwal connectivity, it’s essential to function a Jan Shatabdi rail on the Tanakpur-Dehradun route within the public curiosity, the report mentioned.

(With inputs from ANI, The Economic Times)

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