Smt. Aruna Sunderarajan, Secretary DOT has stated that the New Telecom Policy will be finalised by the end of this year.
Every NTP, whether it is National Telecom Policy or New Telecom Policy, has been for more and more opening of the sector to the private corporates and giving them all help and benefits while curtailing and putting road blocks in the working the DOT/BSNL services. There is no doubt that next NTP also will follow the same lines.
Subsidy to the private operators, additional time to pay the spectrum charges, reducing ADC and USO Fund contribution are sure to be some of the policy issues. Of course, there will be further restrictions on the functioning of BSNL and MTNL, even disinvestment, privatisation etc.
Is not this government the government of the corporates, by the corporates, and for the corporates?