It is reported in the media that the CBI is probing alleged irregularities in advertisement programmes worth crores of rupees carried out through ineligible firms by BSNL.  It is also reported that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has referred the same to CBI alleging wrong doings in handling marketing and advertisement related in BSNL. This includes the unauthorised appointment of a part-time Director in the BSNL and assigning advertisement related job to a non-empanelled and ineligible agency. The case is also reported to have been forwarded to DOT.

If this is true, the BSNL management should explain the position. No corruption can be allowed.