The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to take corrective action on non-payment of salaries to the Indian Telecom Service (ITS) posted in the company.

As per DoT, it has received several complaints from ITS officers working at BSNL regarding the delay of disbursement of salaries to them during the past six months. Complaints have also come on issues related to GPF contribution, leave salary and pension contribution, reimbursement of medical allowance, LTC, TA, among others.

In its letter to BSNL, DoT has stated that non-payment of allowances and delay in disbursement of salaries to the ITS officers working in BSNL is a violation of terms and conditions of deployment of ITS officers and is creating a disparity between the ITS officers stationed in BSNL and DoT.