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Tag Archives: BSNL

BSNL targets net profitability, to invest Rs 6,000 crore

  With the sight firmly fixed on becoming profitable by FY 19, public sector telecom operator BSNL has chalked out plans to invest Rs. 6,000 crores over the next two years to improve its network. It has already initiated the process of awarding contracts to equipment vendors that include Finnish-major…

Tarnishing an officer’s image doesn’t always work

Days after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared the appointment of P K Purwar to the post of CMD, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, the power corridors are abuzz with news of an ongoing inter-service rivalry. Indianmandarins has learnt that Purwar’s rivals left no stone unturned and filed a complaint…

BSNL, made sick by UPA, turns corner

Public sector Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), which turned sick during the UPA regime, has cut corners and reported a six-fold jump in operating profit during 2015-16 at Rs 3,855 crore from Rs 672 crore in the preceding fiscal, while revenue from operation turned out to be highest in the…

ITS cadre restructuring shortly; 766 new posts being created    

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Government finds itself in a fix over the complex issue of cadre restructuring of Indian Telecom Service. While the technical work has been shifted to BSNL/MTNL, the ITS cadre is left with almost no role to play in the framework of Department of…

Cabinet clears subsidy for BSNL

The Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday the long-pending compensation of Rs.1,250 crore for state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) for the deficit incurred in operating rural landline connections installed before April 1, 2002. The approved amount will be paid from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). “The Cabinet also approved…

Cabinet clears revision of BSNL pensions (Updated- 07:38 PM)

The Union Cabinet has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and by modifying the liability of BSNL…

UPA blamed for killing BSNL, MTNL (Updated- 10:19 AM)

Blaming the erstwhile UPA government for “killing” public sector telecom majors MTNL and BSNL, the RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Wednesday urged the NDA government to take steps for their revival and suggested that 25,000 Prasar Bharati towers could be used for mobile antennas on a revenue-sharing basis. The…

Plans for stopping call drops

Telecom operators have come up with a multi-pronged strategy … Read Post To stop frequent call drops, telecom operators have come up with a multi-pronged strategy, including a 100-day plan to improve their service quality. The plan includes investing ₹12,000 crore in setting up 60,000 new towers and the use…

Prasad my conduct call-drop drive test with officials

  Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with Telecom Secretary J S Deepak and BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava may conduct a drive test in Delhi to directly monitor call drops. “I, (JS) Deepak and Anupam (Shrivastava) will go around in Delhi to monitor call drops,” Prasad said Thursday at a…

ITS cadre review meeting today; curiosity across cadres?

The Cabinet secretary may on Thursday (Feb 18, 2016) chair a meeting of Indian Telecom Service (ITS) cadre review. This meeting was earlier scheduled for Feb 8. But it was postponed at the eleventh hour. Indianmandarins has learnt that the new Secretary Telecom had then requested (on Feb 08) for…

R K Mittal selected for Dir (CM), BSNL

In selection interview held on May 20, 2015, PESB has selected R K Mittal (GM, MTNL, DOT) for the post of Director (Consumer Mobility), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The post of Director (CM) has been running vacant since long. The incumbent Director (CFA), N K Gupta (ITS:1978) is looking after…

15 candidates for Dir (CM), BSNL: interview today (May 20)  

If some ministry sources are to be believed as many as fifteen candidates are expected to appear before PESB today (May 20) for the selection interview. The selected name, for the post of Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL, would be recommended today. If sources are to be believed the prospective candidates…

Ms Ray selected for appointed as Director (HRD), BSNL

Public Enterprises Selection Board has selected Ms S T Ray to be appointed as Director (HRD), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Ms Ray (ED, BSNL) was among the seven internal candidates who had appeared for selection interview on February 27, 2015. Candidates who appeared for the interview are; Ms. S T…

Dir (Enterprise), BSNL; selection interview on Dec. 04

The Public Enterprise Selection Board is expected to hold the selection interview for the post of Director (Enterprise) BSNL on December 04. The post will fall vacant in July 2015 with the retirement of A N Rai, the incumbent Director (Enterprise Business), who is also holding the additional charge of…

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