It is a matter of relief that payment of salary to BSNL employees, for the month of February, 2019, is made today. A section of the media has reported that the DoT has released funds for this payment. This is totally incorrect. BSNL has made payment of salary purely from it’s own revenue collections. When the representatives of the AUAB met the CMD BSNL on 13.03.2019, and discussed the non-payment of salary issue, he assured that the payment of salary would be made by 20.03.2019. Further, he told that this payment will be made purely out of the revenue collections of BSNL. In the meanwhile, BSNL has also received Rs.500 crore from the DoT on 14.03.2019. Payment of Rs.2,500 crore had already become due to BSNL, by the DoT, for the projects that BSNL is carrying out for the DoT. Out of that Rs.2,500 crore, an amount of Rs.500 crore has been released to BSNL yesterday. We are proud that BSNL has made payment of salary to it’s employees, from it’s own resources.