Early Times Report
JAMMU, Aug 27: The members of the Movement for Peace, Equality & Justice have criticized the functioning of BSNL in J&K due to its errant and poor system.
"At a time when Prime Minister Modi is talking high of digital India, the performance of BSNL is at its worst & that is why other Tele-companies have retarded its functioning in all spheres be it rent of towers, watch & ward remuneration etc", they said, adding that a grave instance of its malfunctioning & acts against its own watch & ward staff. They said that instead of increasing the watch & ward wages in 2017, the BSNL authorities have reduced the same from Rs. 3500/= to Rs. 3000/= in urban and from Rs.3000/= to Rs.2500/= in rural areas in 2017, whereas other companies have increased the wages to the extent of Rs.500/= in above slabs per annum.
They said it seems quite unjustified & arbitrary because of rising prices in the market, the watch & ward employees across the state feel highly dejected & disappointed over such a reverse gear of BSNL.