The BSNL management including CMD are continuously making statements that the BSNL is in loss because of the high cost due to salary of the employees, coming to about 46% of the total revenue. It is not only BSNL, but even many of the IT companies are having a wage bill going above 40%. For example, the wage bill of Tata Consultancy is 40%, Infosys 55%, Wipro 35%, Tech. Mahindra 55% and Polaris 64%. It is almost the same with other companies also. In SAIL, it is above 40%. These companies are all making profit. Hence it is not the wages of the employees that is the cause for the loss. In BSNL itself when there were about 3.5 lakh workers, it was getting a profit of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 crore. So, the loss is due to something else.
The main reason for the loss is due to the decrease in revenue. The revenue has come down from Rs. 40,000 crore to Rs,. 29,687 crore now in 201o-11. It is due to the anti-PSU policy of the government and the utter inefficiency of the top management that the revenue has gone down. If the revenue has been stable or increased, the % of salary would have been far lower. The Government and the management is entirely responsible for the same. If the mobile lines tender for 45 million in 2007 and 93 million in 2010 have not been cancelled this sorry situation would not have come.
And again, when the management says that the high wage bill of employees is responsible for the loss, the people will think that the lakhs of workers are getting very high wages. But the facts are different. On an analysis of the wage bill of one circle (T.Nadu), the real nature of the wage bill has come out. Out of an estimated wage bill of T.Nadu for 2011-12, the Group A (ITS only)numbering 44 (0.21% of the total staff) are paid 3.66% of total wage bill. Total Group A 1 Officers (Including ITS) of 1062 are taking 58% of the total wage bill. Total executives numbering 4123 takes 73.94 % of the salary. And total non-executives numbering 16,898 gets only 26.06 % of the total salary!
The group A ( including the CMD and Directors) who are only 5% of the staff is taking 55 % of the wage bill and is criticising the non-executive employees who are 80% in number but getting only 26% of the total wages. This is without taking in to consideration the various perks and allowances given, which are maximum to the Group A.
Not only the top-level management has brought down BSNL to the present condition and at the same time is taking maximum remuneration and benefit out of the company and criticising the other employees. This duplicity of the management has got to be exposed.
Source:- VAN Namboodiri Blog.