RESOLUTIUON ADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS IN ITS MEETING HELD AT MUMBAI ON IST DECEMBER, 2010.
The National Council Meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers held at Mumbai on 1st December 2010 congratulates the BSNL employees who are on strike for 3 days from 1st December to 3rd December 2010 to object to the attitude of the Government of India towards the BSNL and its concerted efforts to make it a sick unit to pave way for the private telecom providers to amass the spoils and maximize their profit.
The Government has not allowed to either make investment for expansion of the services of the BSNL or allowed it to purchase technology or materials to compete with other service providers in the market, with the result the profit of the public sector undertaking has been dwindling over the years. The Government's present move to disinvest 30% of its shares and reduce the workforce through a V R Scheme is with an ulterior motive of winding up the BSNL ultimately. The employees are therefore on struggle to save this Public Sector Enterprise and the strike is organized with a patriotic fervour to ensure the assets created with the public money is not transferred to private hands. The saddest part of the whole episode is that the Telecom Ministry has been handled for many years by corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, which has resulted in the biggest scam in the post independent era emanating from the telecom sector.
The National Council has called upon the Central Govt. employees throughout the country to extend their wholehearted co-operation and solidarity to the striking BSNL Employees and appeal them to popularize the issues raised by the striking workers amongst the rank and file of the membership of Central Govt. employees organizations and demand the Govt. to desist from the move to disinvest BSNL shares and allow the BSNL management to immediately undertake steps to purchase the requisite material and technology to enable BSNL to widen its business.