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

By September 16th, 2014 AT 2:04 PM

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?

Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

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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
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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.

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