A question has been raised in the Lok Sabha on 07.02.2018, with regards to the outsourcing the maintenance of BSNL’s towers. While replying to this question, Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble MoS(C), had replied that BSNL had floated tender to outsource the maintenance of 26,287 towers. In this reply, the Hon’ble Minster had also stated that the employees’ union has not opposed this outsourcing. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and Com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, today, and discussed this issue. The representatives questioned how reply was given in the Lok Sabha that, the outsourcing of maintenance of towers was not opposed by employees’ union, when this issue was not at all discussed by the Management with the unions and associations. The CMD BSNL replied that BSNL floated this tender 3 years ago, on which some private agencies have filed case in the Supreme Court. Since the case is still pending in the Court, this outsourcing has not yet been approved by either BSNL’s Management Committee or Board of Directors, and as such, the issue was not discussed by the Management with the unions and associations. When the General Secretary pointed out that the ambiguity in this reply should have been avoided, the CMD BSNL agreed with him.