Telecom employees oppose Pitroda Committee's recommendations

Staff Reporter

‘Do not divide BSNL into four business units'

Voluntary employment suggestion is an

anti-employee measure

Tirupur: Telecom employees, affiliated to various unions, here came down heavily on various recommendations of Sam Pitroda Committee which suggested performance–driven culture in BSNL to boost its sagging market share.

To express their displeasure, the employees held an agitation in the city on Monday. BSNL Employees Union district assistant secretary Mohhamed Jaffer said that Pitroda panel's observations like reducing the size of the three lakh workforce by asking about a lakh people to take voluntary retirement, should not be implemented as it was anti-employee measure.

Similarly, the BSNL should not be allowed to be divided into four business units in the pretext of restricting the organisation.

Mr. Pitroda had suggested in his report that separate business units should be created for fixed access, mobility, enterprise and new businesses.

Differing with the views of employees, the experts opined that the reforms aired by Sam Pitroda by and large would help rejuvenate the organisation.