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A few important facts about BSNL for information is given below:

1. BSNL is the 10th biggest company in the country on the basis of assets.  BSNL assets are worth Rs.89,333.44 crore

2. Income in 2013-14  –  Rs. 27,996.35 crore

3. BSNL Landlines – 1.68 crore  ( First position – 63.13% market share)

4. Mobile lines – 8.01 crore ( 5th Position)(Market Share 8.01%)

5. Towers – 97,000.

6. Telephone Exchanges and Offices – More than 30,000

7. Public Call Office – 57,606

8. Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) – 6,86,444 Route Km.

9. Micro Wave Network – 50,430 Route Km.

10.No. of employees  – 2,26,000 ( 3,50,000 in 2000)

(a) Executives – 46,000

(b) Non-executives – 1,80,000

11.Average age of employees – 51 years

12. Casual contract workers – about one lakh

13. Telecom Factories – 7

14. Telecom Training Centres : 50

15. Total Profit for 9 years from 2000-01 – Rs.44,993 crore

16. Total Loss for 5 years  from 2009-10 – Rs.31,961 crore

The MNCs and Indian Corporates want BSNL to be privatised to capture all the assets. This can not be allowed. The telecom PSU, BSNL has to be strengthened for a better service to the nation.