Government in deep thoughts on shutting down state owned BSNL and MTNL ?

The govt owned MTNL and BSNL which often attract the wrath of the consumers for their unruly customer care and almost nonexistent customer support seems to be on the brink of extinction. BSNL which was once the most extensively connected telecom network in the nation and most sought after too.

Department of Telecom (DoT) is taking a candid look at the options to close the doors of BSNL and MTNL as a part of Governments efforts to deal with heavy loss making Govt units.

Reports from Reuters revealed that on Monday cabinet secretary Ajit Seth had called a meeting to discuss the course of path it would take with respect to the 10 state owned firms that are renowned for loss making. The total losses for the year 2013-14 have escalated to 245 billion rupees.

Simultaneously DoT is encouraging the merger of BSNL and MTNL in a bid to minimize the losses. A report from Economic Times said that DoT is evaluating the options of delisting MTNL from the BSE and merging it with BSNL.

We would love to know what you think about BSNL and MTNL should they be given another chance?

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August 29, 2015 1:39 pm 1:39 PM

If BSNL is closed then the days when ” outgoing were charged at rs 25/min and incoming charges at rs 25/min ” will come back again.

This is other side of the story !

K Narayanan
June 9, 2015 12:30 pm 12:30 PM

MTNL & BSNL should close. Even Airtel, Vodafone can give connectivity to the small gali and unreachable areas why don’t they? The people are getting money and bribe and they won’t provide good service. Kindly If you can’t give or run good service / company should leave it to others who can give good service.

yanthungo patton
April 21, 2015 12:21 pm 12:21 PM
BSNL sucks!! The is no service in nagaland but the employee’s are living a lavish life. They just don’t care about customers. All they care is about making money and asking funds over and over again. BSNL should be shut down. we the customers don’t want BSNL with one of the most service in the state, above that it is not student friendly. i go to many rural areas and i was not suprised that we never get a single network. The networks suck even in urban areas. so what about the villages? BSNL is only eating our share of… Read more »
November 19, 2015 11:50 am 11:50 AM
my dear friend firstly let me inform u that bsnl is not eating away anybodys share of money…everything that is done even the salary of its employee is paid by the companys own money govt. is not sharing any burden of it even down to a single paise.In fact govt. is seeking BSNL’s service to establish their own work.And what kind of fund u r taking about can u b precise….Coz if some staff is asking for bribe there is provision where customers can complain directly to the vigiliance dept.and let me tell u BSNL is providing best service in… Read more »
December 27, 2015 1:23 pm 1:23 PM
Oh yes, they do. Corruption, Nagaland alone has got more than 500 employee’s, more than all North east combined. Most of the department have cancelled BSNL services because even without use they bill was unbelievable. I remember the days when I could not even access to the internet and had to do all my office works 24/7 on my own expense using other network providers. They definitely loot us indirectly. Other network providers definitely gets the work done. If they loose money 3X in a single year what bill gates has it should be shut down. If I remember BSNL… Read more »