ITI delegation seeks Jitendra Singh’s intervention for redressal long-standing issues

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (ANI): A delegation of Indian Telephone Industry (ITI) Limited on Monday called on Union Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh here to seek his intervention for redressal of their long-standing issues, including the demand for revival of the company and release of their unpaid salary and emoluments.

In a memorandum submitted to Dr Singh, the ITI officials pointed out that in the 2014 Budget, with the intervention of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a revival package was approved to put the company back on the track, and requested Dr Singh that the same budgetary allocation might also be included in the forthcoming budget (2016-17).

In addition, the memorandum also pointed out that due to the crunch faced by the company, salaries are not paid regularly, and even if it was paid, it was paid on the scale of the Fifth Pay Commission.

The memorandum also made certain suggestions, including options to liquidate the bank loan taken by the company, and thus overcome the liability.

The employees also urged for immediate revival of ITI Limited so that it can play its expected and effective role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programmes such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’.

“ITI has acquired a technology of Software Defined Radio (SDR), and if properly supported, it is capable of offering complete range of indigenous SDR,” they said.

Dr Singh, however, said the suggestions made by the ITI officials would be put up before the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. (ANI)

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