Thursday, June 10, 2010

MTNL employees raise numerous 'mismanagement' issues

New Delhi, May 31 (UNI) Employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) today raised multiple issues related to ''mismanagement'' in the organisation, including alleged outstanding dues worth hundreds crores.

The concerns were raised by hundreds of employees during a function organised to bid farewell to MTNL staff union's General Secretary, Ch Sarup Singh, here today.

''More than Rs 500 crore outstanding dues have to be realised from VIP customers. No task force have been deployed for realisation of these dues,'' a union's spokesperson alleged.

He added that Dolphin network is not being managed properly to give customer base to private operatives. ''Similarly, broadband service is also mismanaged. Modems are not procured obstructing new addtions of subscriber base,'' he said.

Referring to 3G spectrum, the official said it has not been running profitably and in addition, the 2G service has also not been augmented.

He further alleged that the land allotted to MTNL by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) remained unutilised. ''Penalty of Rs 1000 crore has been raised by the DDA,'' he claimed.

Training centres built in Delhi and Mumbai have also remained unutilised. ''These centres can be given on lease to other agencies and considerable revenues can be mobilised,'' he said.

Minister of State for labour Harish Rawat and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) members were also present on the occasion.

The employees were assured by Ch Singh, who was presented with a luxurious SUV by the union, that he would continue to work for them and said the issue of settlement of pension at par with BSNL will also be resolved shortly.

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