Perform or Perish: Ministers' Warning to BSNL Staff in Leaked Audio

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaws warned the 62,000-strong workforce of the struggling organisation that anyone not succeeding will be forced to take voluntary retirement . He called the meeting with the company's senior management on Thursday .

During his first meeting with the staff of the public sector telecom operator BSNL, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaws sent a terse note.In a leaked audio from the meeting, he warned the 62,000-strong workforce of the struggling organisation that anyone not succeeding will be forced to take voluntary retirement.He called the meeting with the company's senior management on Thursday, days after announcing a Rs 1.64 lakh crore plan for the BSNL revival.Those who do not like to work can take a paid retirement and return home.

Become a performer or perish.In this competitive arena, only your efforts will save you.In the next 24 months, I want to see the results.Mr Vishnaw said that I would pay attention to your progress every month.The cabinet's revitalization plans include: upgrading BSNL services, allocating spectrum, de-stressing the balance sheet, and upgrading its fiber network.