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BSNL workers, officers and the top management are making all efforts to bring back BSNL in to a profitable PSU and provide a better service to the customers. Workers even implemented their decision to increase working hours by one hour till 31st March 2017. BSNL is providing more than 20 lakh mobile connections for the last many months despite fiery competition. Operational profit is increasing and it is expected that by 2017-18, it will post real profit.

In addition to the anti-worker, anti-PSU policy of the government, one more reason for the present loss of the company is the rampant corrupt practices of a some employees/officers. At one time, BSNL topped the list of corruption, but it has come down. Still, even when the company is in loss, the corrupt practices go on. I am giving below such two press reports where CBI has caught one TDM , a retired Junior Accountant and one AGM in difference cases.

1. “JAIPUR: The CBI has arrested a telecom district manager (TDM) and a retired junior accountant of BSNL for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district.

According to a CBI source, the accused allegedly took Rs one lakh from a contractor to clear his bill following which they were arrested.

“TDM had demanded the bribe from the contractor of optical fiber cable, Sukhbeer Singh Sinsinwar, to clear his bill amounting Rs 60 lakh through his middleman, a retired junior accountant.

“They were caught by the team at the TDM’s residence in Bharatpur last night when they were taking the bribe amount,” the CBI source said.

After initial questioning, they were on Friday placed under arrest on the charge of criminal conspiracy. They were booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

A search was launched at the office and residence of the officer, the source said, adding, they will be produced in a court later on Friday.”

2. “NEW DELHI: The CBI today claimed to have recovered cash and properties worth crores during its searches at the residential premises of a BSNL Additional General Manager arrested for alleged bribery.

In an operation late last evening, the agency had arrested Gupta Chandra Bidika, Additional General Manager, Microwave Project, Bhubaneswar.

He was caught red handed allegedly taking bribe of Rs one lakh for clearing bills worh Rs 10 lakh of a contractor.

“Searches were conducted at the residence of the accused at Bhubaneswar and Rayagada District (Odisha) which led to recovery of cash for Rs 14.93 lakh, USD 603, three bank locker keys; documents related to properties, including flats, plots at Bhubaneswar and shares, debentures, policies etc,” CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said.

The agency sources claimed they had recovered documents related to a three-bedroom duplex flats at localities of Dharam Vihar, Netaji Subhas Enclave, Dreams Villa in Bhubaneswar.

The documents related to plots in Bhubaneswar, Khurda and Puri have also been seized by the agency, they said.”

We do not know what will the final result of the Inquiries. But the indication is clear. Unless the corruption is uprooted, BSNL will always be in danger. Such corrupt people give a bad name to the entire BSNL and its officers/workers. There should not be any tolerance of Corruption and corrupt people.

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