BSNL is a PSU converted from the Department of Telecommunications. It has been assured of all assistance at the time of formation.
But what happened later is that all the assurances and assistance were stopped; BSNL reserve funds were confiscated by government on one plea or another; private companies were favoured in all respects – it is a case of giving priority to the private companies.
This attitude of government should change. We demand that the government should financially assist BSNL by at least by Rs. 10,000 crore from the proceeds of spectrum auction It should also allot spectrum free to BSNL .to enable it to provide 4G services to its customers. As a special case, it should waive the licence fee of BSNL.
The Forum of BSNL Unions / Associations should raise these demands with the government.