A Congress Rajya Sabha member Monday sought immediate steps to revive state-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL, saying employees were not being paid salaries on time.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ripun Bora said while private sector companies have been alloted 4G and 5G spectrum, the two public sector enterprises were being forced to operate services through the 3G spectrum.
According to him, about 45,000 employees of MTNL and 1.74 lakh of BSNL were not being paid salaries on time for several months now.
“The government should bail them out,” Bora said and made a case for recapitalisation of the two PSUs.
The Congress MP asked the government to take “immediate steps” to reduce losses…