BSNL may have adhered to the deadline set by TRAI, but this won’t stop it from cutting down workforce to make up for the losses incurred. As per a report by TheEconomicTimes, BSNL is planning to scale down workforce in order to tackle several issues including poor revenues and other losses. There is no denying that hordes of consumers are inclined towards mobile usage than landline.
BSNL to cut down manpower
Presently, the company is carrying out an internal assessment to check if its landline business is capable of holding on to its more than 1.5 lakh employees inclusive of phone mechanics, telecom tech assistants, mazdoors, and so on.
A BSNL officer revealed that the lowered use of landlines and revenue generated in the past three years has resulted in unwanted positions and functions in consumer fixed access (CFA). He further said, “A review of the manpower requirement is underway, but we are yet to take a call on which positions to retain and which to abolish.” The swiftly reducing landline connections have also compelled BSNL to outsource several operations and maintenance services in the past.