Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, the trade union affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, denied that the BJP-led government did it an undue favour by extending facilities of a recognised union to its wing in the postal sector.
“The government has not given the postal wing of the BMS anything undue. There was an order by the DoPT issued in 2011 to extend certain facilities to it. Due to political reasons, the UPA government did not implement it,” said Virjesh Upadhyay, general secretary of BMS.
M Krishnan, secretary general of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers had earlier said just after the BJP government took over, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad granted BMS’s Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF) and its affiliated unions facilities meant for recognised unions despite them not being eligible.