It is known to every body that PSUs are not a priority to the central government. It is more worried about the private enterprises than its own companies.
Today’s press reports state that the NDA government is allotting Rs. 6,000 crore loan to Sugar Mills to clear dues to the farmers. We are not against the same, since it may benefit the farmers also in addition to the sugar barons.
But what about the amount of Rs. 1,250 crores already allotted to BSNL from USOF towards losses sustained by providing services in rural areas as per the policy of the government for the year 2012-13. Why not it is being paid, when BSNL is in difficulty to purchase equipment due to lack of funds?
Why not refund the BWA Spectrum Charges coming to about Rs. 6,000 Crores after surrender of the spectrum to government by BSNL three years back? Even if Rs. 2,000 crore has been adjusted towards payment of licence fee as claimed by the government, why not the balance Rs. 4,000 crore paid?
The central government should immediately act and pay BSNL its due with out any further delay.