A letter written by the DoT on 19.12.2018, addressed to the CMD BSNL, is being largely circulated in the social media. In that letter, the DoT has stated that BSNL’s justifications for managing the extra expenditure on account of wage revision, are not be acceptable. Further, through this letter, we also come to know that BSNL Management has proposed reduction of the retirement age from 60 to 58. In this regard, we wish to make it very clear that the AUAB will never accept the reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58. The AUAB will firmly fight against any attempt by the BSNL Management / the DoT for implementing VRS or CRS. Further, the opinion of the DoT, with regards to the financial condition of BSNL, with reference to the wage revision is also not acceptable to the AUAB. The AUAB will fight tooth and nail to settle the wage revision.