KOLKATA: Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg has warned that top Bharat Sanchar Nigam executives could face administrative action if “delayed decision making” on their part results in a failure to meet the March 2016 deadline set by the Prime Minister’s Office for concluding the national broadband venture.

“There is a need to improve decision-making and administrative action should be taken against officers who are not taking decisions and keeping the targets” he stated. (Report in the media).

The Forum has several times pointed out the slackness of the BSNL management in the delay of implementing development and expansion. Now the Secretary DOT has said the same. In a meeting with the Forum another Secretary DOT had told that there is no BSNL management, but only BSNL Mis-management.

However, what the DOT is doing for the development and expansion of BSNL. Even the due funds of the BSNL are not paid. No support is given by the government, except announcements. Both the Government and the BSNL Management has to act and not sermonise and announce tons of assurances.