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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Indian state-owned telecommunications company

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited: Indian state-owned telecommunications company
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi. It was incorporated on 1 October 2000 and assumed the business of providing telecom services and network management from the erstwhile Central Government Departments of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO) as of 1 October 2000 on a going-concern basis. It is the largest provider of fixed telephony with more than 49% market share, and is the fourth largest mobile telephony provider in India. BSNL is India's oldest communication service provider and its history can be traced back to the British era. During the British era,Β the first telegraph line, was established between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour. The British East India Company started using the telegraph in 1851 and till 1854 telegraph lines were laid across the country. In 1854, the telegraph service was opened to the public and the first telegram was sent from Mumbai to Pune. In 1885, the Indian Telegraph Act was passed by the British Imperial Legislative Counsel. After the bifurcation of post and Telegraph department in 1980s, the creation of Department of Telecom by 1990s eventually led to the emergence of the State owned telegraph and telephone company BSNL. BSNL then continued the telegraph services in India until it shut down telegraph services completely on 15 July 2013.


Ravi Shankar Prasad asks BSNL/MTNL to start dialogue with staff on VRS

The Union Cabinet had last month approved a revival package for BSNL and MTNL which includes a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for their staff. The aim is to reduce the employee cost of the two..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah congratulates PM Modi for taking steps to revive BSNL, MTNL

"I congratulate PM @narendramodi Ji for taking unprecedented steps to revive BSNL & MTNL, also to make them more competitive. Funding of over Rs 20,000 crore through capital infusion will be made and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Merge, mismanage, show mega losses, sell cheap to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on BSNL-MTNL merger

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the BJP government over the merger of BSNL and MTNL, saying it follows the process of "merge, mismanage, show mega losses and sell cheap to crony..
IndiaTimes - Published

Increase in MSP, merger of MTNL with BSNL among major decisions of cabinet

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday took five major decisions including ownership rights to 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies in Delhi, reform in petroleum sector, cadre review of ITBP..
IndiaTimes - Published

BSNL, MTNL to be merged; Cabinet will provide Rs 14,000 crore for revival

The fund will be used to provide for schemes like a Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for the employees, as well as for allocating 4G spectrums and monetizing assets.
DNA - Published

Cabinet to provide Rs 14,000 crore financial backing for BSNL, MTNL revival

The fund will be used to provide for schemes like a Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for the employees, as well as for allocating 4G spectrums and monetizing assets.
DNA - Published

Govt's 'crony capitalism' causing economic crisis: Sitaram Yechury

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has alleged the country is facing an "unprecedented economic crisis" because of demonetisation, GST and crony capitalism of the BJP-led NDA govt. He said the BJP..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mehbooba slams Centre over restrictions in Kashmir

Mufti took to Twitter to share a media report, which quoted sources and stated that the Jammu and Kashmir administration is all set to restore the postpaid mobile telecommunication in the Valley. It..
IndiaTimes - Published

BSNL pays August salaries to staff: CMD

State-owned distressed telecom firms Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and BSNL have been incurring losses and have been facing problems in clearing staff salaries in the recent past. The Department..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee to raise bank merger, PSU issues with Modi

Describing her trip to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "routine" and a "constitutional obligation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would raise the issue of..
IndiaTimes - Published

BSNL, MTNL reeling under Wi-Fi burden of MPs

State-owned telecom companies are incurring losses in providing high-speed Wi-Fi connections to members of Parliament, Union minister for communications and electronics and information technology Ravi..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fire breaks out at BSNL office in Salt Lake

There was no report of any employee being stuck up in any floor of the building, the police said.
DNA - Published

Govt working on revival of BSNL: Minister tells Lok Sabha

Dhotre also said the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is providing 2G, 3G and 4G (at few locations) mobile services in its Licensed Service Areas (LSAs). "The government is trying for the revival of..
IndiaTimes - Published

BSNL employees in Supreme Court blame Centre for their financial mess

Having been the market leaders till 2010, the petition wondered how BSNL went bust failing to pay salaries to its employees
DNA - Published

Merger, land sale, VRS: Govt to consider options to revive ailing BSNL, MTNL

Liquidation of vast land holdings could play a key role.
DNA - Published

Take measures to revive firm, reward performers: BSNL engineers write to PM Modi

Both state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL have been reporting losses since the time they were asked to pay auction determined spectrum price in 2010 for all the circles where they operate.
DNA - Published

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