Suppliers request to clear dues to disburse full employee wages
Suppliers who had served supplying various materials to BSNL, under Telecom Department ,Government of India is facing a tough time. There were over 10 companies who had done the direct or indirect works with BSNL, their money got stock over 18 months.
Sources says, there are few companies who has done this business with BSNL, they are in a tough time and they may get collapse,but scared to revel their name, reason could be the compliance issue, of working with the Government organisations.
There is one partner from New Delhi, Transline Technologies, a micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) has asked state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to clear its overdue of nearly Rs 25 crore to enable the firm pay salaries to workforce amid lockdown following the Coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak.as per the report.
In a letter to Pravin Kumar Purwar, chairman,BSNL dated April 7, says, Arun Gupta ,M.D. of Transline Technologies said, In this hour of Covid-19 crisis we are expected to pay our employees 100% salaries, and are on the verge of collapse.
The company had supplied 1,800 Aadhaar enrolment kits to BSNL, through Government e-Marketplace (GeM), a Ministry of Commerce & Industry initiative to digitally connect the public sector buyers and suppliers, run by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Aadhaar is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious unique identity program for 1.33 billion citizens.
Interestingly, the UIDAI has already paid Rs 90 crore to BSNL way back in November 2018 for the Aadhaar enrolment exercise. BSNL must urgently address the grievance of smaller firms who have been running from pillar to post for the last several months. We want to comply with our Prime Minister's call to not to cut wages," Gupta said.
India is under lockdown until May 3 and PM Modi addressed last month advised employers not to cut wages or fire employees in the wake of a national crisis. When we don’t the payment from the Government, then from where we will bring the payment to give the salary and wages.
Transline that employs nearly 200 individuals has sought the telco to clear its dues immediately with accrued interest as per the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 that mandated the public sector companies to pay within a 45-day period or face a monthly compounded interest liability.
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"Being an MSME unit, we are struggling to keep our business afloat and pay our employees the monthly salary with a severe dent in reputation and accumulated losses, and are defaulting on loans and tax compliances," the company in a letter told BSNL top official.