DoT clears Rs 1,500 crore for BSNL, BBNL to pay dues to vendors
BSNL has already cleared more than Rs 300 crore to vendors and contractors on account of BharatNet-II, the person said on condition of anonymity. The two companies have also disbursed payable amounts to some circles including Uttar Pradesh (East) and Madhya Pradesh, the person said.
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The company has rolled out voluntary retirement scheme to reduce the number of employees and related expenses. The BSNL has also raised concern before the Department of Telecom about orders being issued by it for repatriation or deputation of some employees to other organisations, which is creating indiscipline among certain quarters of the deployed officers.
About 92,700 BSNL, MTNL employees opt for VRS; firms to save Rs 8,800 crore annually
MTNL Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Kumar said that the PSU too has exceeded the target set for VRS.
Congress accuses centre of promoting private telcos at cost of PSUs; asks if electoral bonds involved
Addressing media persons, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera alleged that public sector companies like BSNL and MTNL which were making profits under the previous UPA 1 and 2 governments are now running at losses while the government is promoting and giving relief to private sector companies.
Modi govt inherited high cost of mobile internet from UPA govt: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"The mobile phone mess was the scam-tainted legacy of UPA. We have set it right, expanded mobile telephony with consumer satisfaction. Also Committed to making BSNL/ MTNL professional and profitable," Prasad said a day after Congress alleged that private operators were set to gain Rs 36,000 crore every month from the tariff hikes.
Low tariff regime over, telcos up rates by 40-50 per cent
All the three private telecom players on Sunday announced pre-paid tariff plans with 40-50% higher rates.
Divestment of Air India, BPCL not in national interest: Swadeshi Jagran Manch
The economic unit of RSS said the move to divest companies such as Air India, BSNL and BPCL was “opposed to national interest and prone to being misused by corrupt officials to benefit special business houses”.
BSNL knocks on DoT's doors after Bharti Airtel issues disconnection threat
Airtel said it would disconnect BSNL customers if it didn't regard Airtel-Tata Tele as a merged entity.
Over 92,000 employees of BSNL, MTNL opt for VRS scheme
According to the plan, all regular and permanent employees of BSNL, who attended the age of 50 years or above are eligible to seek voluntary retirement under the scheme.
Internet services across all platforms continued to remain suspended in Kashmir
Internet services continued to remain barred in the entire valley except for few government offices and business establishments, officials said.
Floor price no longer on agenda as telcos set to increase tariffs
A 10% increase in realisations from subscribers may yield about Rs 35,000 crore in revenue over three years.
BSNL vendors seek DoT intervention over Rs 1,600 crore dues linked to Bharat Net 2
The companies that have approached the DoT flagging their concerns on pending dues include Sterlite, Tejas, Paramount Wires And Cables Ltd (PWCL), Aksh Optifibre, Finolex among others, and the dues run into Rs 1,600 crore, said Sandeep Aggarwal, Managing Director of Paramount Communications.
Will revive BSNL and make it profitable: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Last month, the government approved a Rs 69,000 crore revival package for BSNL and MTNL that included merging the two loss-making firms, monetising their assets and giving VRS to employees. The package includes infusion of Rs 20,140 crore for purchase of 4G spectrum and Rs 3,674 crore for GST to be paid on spectrum allocation.
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