BSNL is crucial to keep in check Monopolistic Pricing, BMS to PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been requested to help the government telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) which has been facing difficulties for the last few years. The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has said that the presence of BSNL is important to control the dominance of private telecom companies in pricing.

A media Report According to, BMS has requested in a letter to Prime Minister Modi that the central government should ensure that BSNL is allowed to use 4G and 5G equipment from international vendors until indigenous technology is developed. The letter states, “We understand the importance of self-reliant India in telecom and support it. Along with this, we believe that it is important for BSNL to get permission to upgrade its existing infrastructure until indigenous technology is developed, so that it can launch services.” Recently the company has started 4G service.

BMS General Secretary, Ravindra Himte has said in this letter that the presence of BSNL as a telecom company providing 4G and 5G services is in the interest of the country and the common people. He has said that due to the absence of new mobile services, the company is losing a large number of subscribers and its financial condition, employees and common people are getting affected. Recently, big telecom companies Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel had increased the tariff by 11 percent to 25 percent.

In the last financial year, BSNL’s revenue from operations increased marginally to Rs 19,343.6 crore. However, this was less than the target of Rs 20,000 crore set by the central government. In the last financial year, the company’s revenue from cellular services and enterprise segment has decreased. Its expenses decreased by about 2.5 percent to Rs 26,683 crore. However, the company’s employee cost increased by 4.4 percent to Rs 8,034 crore. Recently, BSNL issued a tender of about Rs 65,000 crore for the third phase of the BharatNet project. Under this project, internet connectivity will be provided to more than two lakh gram panchayats.

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