New Delhi: State- owned telecom company MTNL is facing a cash crunch. The employees of the company are yet to receive two months salary. Employees have not received their July and August salaries.
In this regard, CMD of the company Sunil Kumar said on Thursday that we are seriously trying to ensure the payment of employees' salary or a part of it as soon as possible. Kumar, who recently held the additional charge of CMD of MTNL, said, “The salaries for July and August are outstanding. We have paid the salary till June. However, Kumar did not explicitly state by when the arrears would be paid.
He said that we are trying it sincerely. Our effort is to release at least one month's salary as soon as possible. Not only MTNL but also another public sector telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is facing difficulty in paying staff salary. On 30 August, a senior BSNL official admitted that the company was facing difficulty in paying the salary for August. Conqueror P Abhimanyu of All India Unions and Associations of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (AUAB) had said that his organization plans to launch a nationwide movement to pressure them to meet their demands. MTNL provides services in Mumbai and Delhi Circle. There is also talk of merging BSNL and MTNL.
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