Chances of 3rd PRC for the BSNL Employees

3rd PRC committee headed by Justice Satish Chandra (Retired), had submitted the report to the government. The Government had circulated the report to various departments and ministries for their suggestions on the same. Thereafter Government of India approved the 3rd PRC report and finally, Department of Public Enterprises issues the pay revision order for the Executives of the central public sector enterprises.

Usually, it takes time to implement to pay revision committee report in individual PSUs due to government procedures and guidelines. A PSU has to send a proposal to their ministry and the ministry can take the final call of the pay revision benefits of the PSU executives. Today we will discuss the possibility of 3rd PRC in BSNL.


As per BSNL executive association website, the pay revision proposal already passed by BSNL board of directors and same has been sent to Department of Telecommunication for the further decision on the matter. The DoT has yet to take the decision on the same. Here are few factors which DoT may take into consideration before approval of 3rd PRC report for the BSNL employees.

3rd PRC Criteria

The Pay revision committee had laid down very specific criteria for the affordability. The Committee had proposed that the additional financial impact in the year of implementing the revised salary structure for Board level executives, Below Board level executives and Non-Unionized Supervisors should not be more than 20% of the average Profit Before Tax (PBT) of the last three financial years preceding the year of implementation.

The BSNL doesn’t meet the basic condition of 3rd PRC committee. It has the employee base of 1,96,162 as on 30th April 2017 which is highest in any telecom company in India. In order to implement the wage revision in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited thousand of crores are required.

Financial condition

BSNL has not made any profit since the year 2010. It shows some growth in revenue during 2014-15 & 2015-16 but now same is also falling down.  Most of the Telecom companies are losing revenue after JIO entered the market. BSNL is no exception and its revenue also started declining. This may further increase the loss margin of the Company.


Service disconnection

BSNL still has maximum wireline telephone and broadband connection in the market. These wired services are still costlier than wireless service offered by various Telecom service providers.  Due to enhanced speed on wireless connection via 3G/4G and cheap or free call tariff on mobile, the disconnection rate of wireline & broadband increased sharply.

The all above-mentioned points are indicating that the 3rd Pay revision is really difficult to implement in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. However, once it starts making profits, same can be implemented at any time for the benefit of the employees.

12 thoughts on “Chances of 3rd PRC for the BSNL Employees

  1. IT IS NOT GOOD ON THE GOVT SIDE BECAUSE THIS BSNL NAME IT SELF COMES FROM THE GOVT DEPARTMENT NAMELY P&T,IT HAS BEEN ASSURED BY GOVT PENSIONER WILL BE PAID FROM GOVTMENT CONSOLADATION FUND THEN WHY THEY ARE MAKING DELAY WHEN ALL MOST ALL THE SATE GOVERNMENT AND CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEE DIGESTED THE MONEY GIVEN TO THEM AND WAITING FOR SOME OTHER THINK

  2. Giving unprecedented concessions to Telecom Companies at public cost. Permitting Telecom Companies to pay Lakhs of crores that they have to pay as spectrum fees to the govt. in 16 years instead of in 10 years as decided at the time of spectrum auction. Deferring the payment of Lakhs of crores by 6 years will cost Lakhs of crores to the govt. This is how Manoj Sinha is making Telecom Sector healthy. Telecom sector became unhealthy because Manoj Sinha and company allowed RJio to wilfully wreck havoc in Telecom sector by allowing it to nakedly violate guidelines of TRAI and policy provisions of DOT. When then Telecom Secretary Sh J S Deepak intervened to force RJio to stop worst kind of policy violations he was unceremoniously shunted out as Telecom Secretary when he was attending an international conference.

    Similarly, govt. is deciding to reduce licence fees from existing 7.5% of AGR to about 4.5% of AGR – incredible relief to Telecom operators at the expense of public money. Similarly easing caps on spectrum sharing and providing unbelievably huge concessions to private operators through recommendations of IMG ( inter ministerial group). Also allowing consolidation of private Telecom Companies by facilitating and easing merger and acquisitions of companies.

    With all these measures how and why Telecom sector will not become healthy. After all MOC is running from pillar to post to somehow ensure that private service providers get financial relief to the extent of Lakhs of crores because they are victims of instability and turbulence allowed to be created by RJio.

    In sharp contrast, completely ignore BSNL which is not victim of instability and don’t provide any relief to it because it is a public sector company wholly owned by the govt., not by Mukesh, Anil, Sunil, Kumaramangalam. Don’t even allow BSNL to implement 3rd PRC in the name of so called affordability clause and also don’t decide pension revision of its retired personnel. Create such conditions in BSNL where it becomes so weak that it is privatised and sold to Mukesh Ambani. After all, BSNL is being disintegrated by creating separate tower Company so as to allow Mukesh Ambani to use potential tower assets of BSNL and help it save investing huge capital that is needed for tower infrastructure. Demotivate BSNL employees to such an extent by denying them 3rd PRC where they get completely disconnected from mainstream of BSNL and lose interest in growth of BSNL so as to eventually privatise it. That is precisely the game plan. What a game plan Manoj Sinha- provide relief to private operators to the tune of Lakhs of crores of public money so as to make them healthy but don’t allow BSNL to implement 3rd PRC which hardly costs 3000 crores- allow BSNL to decay so that it makes strong ground for govt. to sell it to Mukesh Ambani.

    Hatts off to Govt Machinery for their huge vision to make private Telecom operators and Telecom sector healthy and finish BSNL where govt. holds 100% equity. Keep up your sinister efforts to finish BSNL and flourish private Telecom operators. However, we workers of BSNL are just determined to defeat your ulterior motives of privatising BSNL and selling it to vested interests. Don’t be under any illusion, Manoj Sinha, that workers of BSNL will allow your sinister designs to disintegrate BSNL to succeed. No , not all all, not under any circumstances.

  3. The employees are mostly from Dot (earlier P&T) , they all were from Gov. Job. In this position Gov. Of India has to consider the issues, it can’t compare with other Tele. Operators.

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