Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has disbursed the salary for the month of February 2020 to its employees. The money for has mostly been sourced from internal accruals including revenues generated during the month.
Earlier on March 07, 2020, the company had paid January wages to its employees.
However, this month’s salary is likely to be delayed for several reasons including the lock-down.
As per industry sources, BSNL’s internal accruals in January was at about Rs 13 billion, while that of February and March was expected to be over Rs 18 billion and Rs 20 billion, respectively.
Meanwhile, the state-run operator has also allotted around Rs 5-7.5 million per circle for maintenance and running of operations without any hindrance. Further, BSNL has also set up redundancy systems in place to reroute traffic in case of disruptions, such as severing of optical fibre cables.