The federal government on Monday mentioned that it has launched round ₹10,000 crore for making funds to workers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Phone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) in direction of the VRS, depart encashment, EPF and different associated funds.
BSNL and MTNL are working diligently to make funds to their workers who’ve not too long ago opted for VRS. BSNL has launched ₹4,100 crore exgratia fee on Friday and ₹4,900 crore for depart encashment on Monday, it mentioned.
Equally, MTNL has additionally launched ₹1,050 crore in direction of fee of depart encashment, EPF, CPF and gratuity.
Over 78,300 BSNL workers and 14,378 at MTNL had opted for VRS.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications, carried out a evaluation assembly by video conferencing with every State the place Secretary (Telecom), CMDs of BSNL and MTNL, Secretary (Posts) and DG (Posts) have been current.
On the State degree, CGM (BSNL), DDG (DoT) and CPMGs have been additionally current.
“It was emphasised upon that posts and telecom are important providers they usually should be maintained with none interruption. DDG, DoT current in any respect the State headquarters are additionally requested to coordinate with corresponding State governments for resolving their points with different telecom operators like Airtel, RJio and Vodafone Thought,” a authorities assertion mentioned.
It was additionally instructed that full cooperation and help needs to be prolonged to all State governments for sustaining their communication community. Additionally their emergency necessities for establishing and sustaining helplines/ IVR methods, management rooms, hospitals, ambulance providers needs to be taken up on precedence.
The Minister famous that Aadhaar-enabled fee system which permits any particular person to get fee from any financial institution at their doorstep needs to be carried out with full power and vigour. Equally, working of postal ATMs needs to be ensured to permit continuation of important providers to the frequent individuals.
“A number of States that are implementing DBT and money supply on the doorstep for numerous State authorities welfare schemes like Widow and Outdated-age pension ought to implement these schemes inside the stipulated timeframe,” it added.