BSNL employees to go on hunger strike on February 24

Last year the cabinet approved a Rs 69,000 crore revival package for both BSNL and MTNL. The salient features of the package included allotment of the 4G spectrum, issuing a sovereign guarantee for raising Rs 15,000 crore (Rs 8,500 for BSNL and Rs 6,500 for MTNL) funds via long-term bonds, monetisation of assets and implementation of voluntary retirement scheme.

Feb 23, 2020, 14:06 PM IST

BSNL employees plan hunger strike on February 24

The strike is also aimed at putting pressure for the expeditious settlement of employees` grievances, according to an AUAB statement here on Saturday (February 22).

Feb 22, 2020, 23:49 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: Who is creating this nonsense; is there no law left in country: SC slams telecom companies over dues

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra also warned the telecom companies that the court may initiate contempt proceedings against them and government officials for not complying with it`s order.

Feb 14, 2020, 12:26 PM IST

MTNL locked at upper circuit after merger announcement with BSNL

Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government is neither closing down nor divesting its stake in the two financially stressed entities.

Oct 24, 2019, 14:55 PM IST

Cabinet approves BSNL-MTNL merger, employees to get VRS package offer

Talking to media after the meeting of Union Cabinet, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rs 29,937 crore will be given by the Centre in order to revive MTNL and BSNL.

Oct 23, 2019, 17:26 PM IST

Department of Telecom prepares Rs 74,000 cr revival plan for BSNL, MTNL

Department of Telecom (DoT) move comes following the appointment of a high-level committee to look into the revival of MTNL and BSNL, said, an official source.

Oct 22, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

BSNL revival plan expected in a month: Chairman Pravin Kumar Purwar

Chairman and MD P.K. Purwar said, "Telecom sector is also going through a challenging phase which all operators are finding very challenging financially because of the very competitive tariff. BSNL has legacy issues as well, particularly the large manpower base which we are addressing through a revival package."

Oct 21, 2019, 22:00 PM IST

Cabinet may take up capital infusion in BSNL, MTNL in September

The funds infusion in both BSNL and MTNL, according to sources will be through bonds as has been the case of PSU bank recapitalisations.

Sep 09, 2019, 10:31 AM IST

BSNL begins land monetisation, fair valuation at Rs 20,000 crore

The state-run telecom major's corporate office has circulated a list of land parcels which are proposed for monetisation through the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in the first instance.

Jul 11, 2019, 13:59 PM IST

BSNL says 'not received' DoT direction to put capex plan on hold

A source on the condition of anonymity had said that BSNL's finance department received the direction from finance wing of the Department of Telecom (DoT) to put on hold all capital expenditure programme.

Jun 27, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

Govt pushes for revival of BSNL, MTNL; committee of secretaries to meet on 4 July

State-run BSNL and MTNL are facing financial stress due to stiff competition and high employee costs.

Jun 27, 2019, 13:28 PM IST

DoT asks BSNL to put all capex on hold, stop tenders

The finance department of BSNL issued order in this regard on June 2, directing all its circle head to take prior approval of corporate officer located in Delhi before floating any new tenders for capital expenditure, according to official sources.

Jun 26, 2019, 10:46 AM IST

Jio, BSNL drive telecom subscriber growth to 120.5 crore in February

Both Reliance Jio and BSNL jointly added a net of 86.39 lakh mobile subscribers but the rest of the telecom operators jointly lost a net of 69.93 lakh wireless customers with Vodafone Idea losing the biggest chunk of mobile connections, as per the data.

Apr 18, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

No lay-offs or cut in retirement age: BSNL chairman

His assertion comes amidst a media report that said the PSU was planning to axe 54,000 employees and there is a plan to reduce retirement age from from 60 to 58 years.

Apr 04, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

India's wireline subscribers decline 0.34% to 21.79 million in January 2019: TRAI

BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, held 67.02 percent of the wireline market share, TRAI added.

Mar 27, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

Trai recommends spectrum charges for BSNL's satellite phone services be levied at 1%

The replacement of the current mechanism of spectrum charges with a model based on a percentage of AGR is expected to galvanise the expansion of these services.

Dec 28, 2018, 15:20 PM IST

Cabinet extends ITI Ltd's quota for procurement by BSNL, MTNL, BBNL

The cabinet also approved reservation of 20 percent of the orders for the turnkey projects like GSM network roll-out, WiFi and others of BSNL, MTNL and the BharatNet project of BBNL.

Nov 09, 2018, 10:51 AM IST

SC issues notice to Centre on PIL against deployment of 2G in Arunachal, Assam

The PIL alleged that the decision was taken to benefit two private companies at the cost of exchequer.

Oct 08, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

BSNL to get 4G spectrum next month: Official

BSNL is getting spectrum in the 2,100 MHz band, he said, adding it will get around 10 MHz of the radio waves.

Sep 12, 2018, 12:43 PM IST

Photo Gallery: Top 10 patriotic brands in India

SBI is considered to be the most patriotic brand.

Aug 14, 2018, 14:46 PM IST