Chief general managers have been asked to work on achieving targets under the National Optical Fibre Network.
Telecom firm BSNL has been asked to adopt more consumer-centric initiatives by Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday, 22 August. After the meeting Prasad told reporters, “For a fair competition BSNL being a public sector company also needs to become very focused and proper consumer centric initiatives must be taken.”
He stated more, “Today there was meeting of all CGMs of the country. Government recognizes that we have to improve overall functioning of BSNL. It is loss making as of now.” BSNL is present across India and it operates 20 out of 22 telecom service areas. The PSU firm reported a net loss of Rs 70,850 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year. In 2012-13 the amount of loss was estimated as Rs 78,840 million and in 2011-12 it was Rs 88,510 million.
The minister has asked all the chief general managers to work on achieving targets which are set under the National Optical Fibre Network. The target to roll out NOFN has been advanced to December 2016 by the government under Digital India programme. Earlier this target was set by March 2017. Prasad said, “Digital India…is the new vision of Prime Minister. In that also, digital connectivity process has to be achieved significantly by the activism of BSNL. All these things I have told them and they have assured me that they will do it.”