facebook
Business

BSNL Staff June Have Been Salaries, Ravi Shankar Prasad Tells Rajya Sabha

The PSU has been asked to take steps to improve performance and increase revenue while spending is under control, said Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

PTI

updated:July 11, 2019, 5:07 PM IST

BSNL Staff June Have Been Salaries, Ravi Shankar Prasad Tells Rajya Sabha
Photo of the file of Union Communications and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (Image: LSTV / PTI)

New Delhi: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has paid the salary payments for staff for the month of June, and also temporary workers and temporary employees in the state-owned company are regularly paid wages, the Parliament was informed on Thursday.

The PSU has been asked to take steps to improve performance and increase sales while spending is under control, said Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

In addition, from time to time a letter of comfort was given to BSNL for recruiting loans to meet its requirements, he added.

"Salary of June 2019 has already been paid by BSNL to its employees, BSNL has also announced that temporary employees and temporary statuses (daily bets) regularly receive wages at BSNL," said the minister.

When he stated that there was some delay in the payment of wages for February 2019, the minister added that the salaries are paid regularly.

In a separate question on the same subject, the minister said that BSNL has announced that it is struggling with liquidity crises as a result of a mismatch in income and expenditure. However, BSNL makes every effort to meet the requirements for operation and maintenance of services.

On another question, the minister said that the net value of BSNL was Rs 34,276 crore (unchecked and provisional), while Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) had a negative net word of Rs 9,735 crore on April 1, 2019.

. (tagsToTranslate) BSNL (t) communication minister (t) parliament (t) Ravi Shankar Prasad