The auction for spectrum proposed today is expected to get at least Rs. 5.6 lakh crore for the Government. It may be more also.
We demand that the government should allot at least Rs. 10,000 crore to BSNL and a similar amount to MTNL for modernisation and purchase of equipment. The BSNL and MTNL Managements as also the unions and associations should take up the issue with the government. It is the duty of the government to assist these two telecom PSUs to pass over the present financial crisis and restore its past glory. Simply issuing statements that Government will assist BSNL / MTNL is not sufficient. Action should follow assurances.