BSNL is completing 14 years of its service to the people of India on this 1st October 2014. It was formed on 1st October 2000, converted from the Department of Telecom and Department of Telecom Services to a Public Sector Unit. Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) and Mahanagar Telephones Nigam Limited were also formed earlier in the same way. VSNL is already sold to the Tata Telecommunications for a meagre amount, coming not even to half of its real price. Hence the workers have not allowed even 1% of disinvestment.
The immediate task is the Revival of BSNL. The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations and all the unions/Associations are together in strengthening the organisation. But unless the government changes its policy and the management starts functioning effectively, it will be very difficult.
However, we are optimistic. Let us bring all the stakeholders together to work and strengthen BSNL and provide a better service to the nation.
Let this be the task for the 15th year of BSNL !