The direction of the NITI Ayog to the government to privatise MTNL is a warning to BSNL also. There are 29,000 employees in MTNL and about 1,75,000 employees and about one lakh contract workers in BSNL. What will happen if the PSUs are privatised? Not even half will be able to save their jobs.
It is not the time to mourn and sit idle. It is the time to act. Powerful agitations have to be organised with maximum propaganda amongst the people. Privatisation of these PSUs will increase the telephone / mobile bills of each and all at least 10 times of the present as per international rates. All those using mobile / telephone will suffer. It is the time to not only to organised the workers for action but to go to the people and get their help in avoiding a crisis. A big battle is ahead. ‘Do or Die’ is the slogan. - Vannamboodiri