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Government is Planning to give 65000 BSNL towers to JIO : Source

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Bhopal : Almost 10 year ago ‘Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited’ was splitted into two part, BSNL(Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) and MTNL(Maharashtra Telecom Nigam Ltd ). After splitting MTNL was given to TATA a decade ago. Now the current government is planning to give BSNL’s 65,000 towers to Reliance Jio this time by telecom ministry.

Government and telecom ministry has planned to make a subsidy company for 65,000 BSNL towers and hand it over to Reliance Jio. Related to this plan Telicom ministry has sent a note to BSNL management. This note ordered Management to separate BSNL from BSNL towers and make a subsidy company for all 65,000 BSNL towers.

This note has created unrest in organisation and every executive level personal is unhappy with the decision of government. BSNL has almost 14 workers union across india and it has one centralised union called Forum of BSNL unions and association, this forum has expressed anguish and has decided to protest over this decision of government. And they had already protested nation wide on 15th of December.

MP division of Bhopal BSNL employee union has also announced to go on a strike, few of the employee also announced to start protest under and banner in front of multiple BSNL offices.

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According to earlier report  published in July 2015,  BSNL chairman confirmed the company is looking to start a subsidy within BSNL to maintain its towers.

“We already share our towers with private players. We are looking at a subsidiary company within the company. We want more focus on tower sharing. The business is small now — just Rs 200 crore. But the potential is Rs.2,000-2,500 crore annually,” Shrivastava told IANS in an interview. ”BSNL will hold majority stake in the new company. A cabinet note has already been moved.”

With PTI inputs

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5 comments

  1. I guess this when jio first came in market. It is not a instant decision. If you can look news for last 2 months , you can easily understood

    It’s a organize game plan.

  2. RSS/BJP has proved its worth more than Congress & other parties in serving the masters, the capitalists!
    Only #Socialism to demolish the rule of parasites and their loyal henchmen!

  3. I have a better plan for Govt to become profitable and become populist also.
    BSNL, MTNL should be merged with Reliance jio( reliance jio will have to just serve free calling and data facility till next election) Employees of BSNL MTNL should be posted in DOT for regulation.
    ONGC, IOC,BPCL, HPCL and similar PSUs should be merged with Reliance Petrolium(Reliance will have to just sell Petrol, diesel, kerosene at aprice of just Rs 10 per liter till next election). Employees of these PSUs should posted in Petrolium Ministry for regulation.
    DRDO, ISRO and similar organisations should be merged with Reliance defence (reliance will have to just supply arms and aminution to defence for free till next election) and employees of these organisations should be posted in Ministry of defence for regulation.
    SBI, PNB,BOB etc should be sold out to Private sector Banks/ Reliance capital like entities (banks will have to just provide loans at 4% p.a. and deposits at 10% p.a till next elections) and employees of these organisations should be posted in RBI and MOF for regulation.
    A similar plan for other sectors will do wonders and make India equal to America and the present Govt will win next election for sure.
    unions should make proposal with such demands inspite of taking strike route.
    Hope the niti aayog and Govt. will learn and implement these through mutual consent with unions, who will happily accept such proposals.
    This is the best way to make everyone happy and proud to be indian.

  4. The next step could be merging all Navaratna Company’s into RIL

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