NITI Ayog and Digital Communication Commission, which replaced the earlier Planning Commission and Telecom Commission respectively, are submitting recommendations and taking decisions one after another against the interests of BSNL and MTNL and also against the interests of the people. What is the justification for them to raise the issue of privatisation or closure of the telecom PSUs? In a blind dash to favour the Reliance Jio, the company owned by Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in the country, they want to weaken BSNL and MTNL and either hand them over to the private or close.
Both BSNL and MTNL have been serving the people at low cost and still continues to do so. Curtailing the PSUs to do business in a competitive manner and efficient service, DOT and government had put all blocks and barriers for the regular functioning of the PSUs. Still they are increasing their connections and service. Lakhs of additional connections are being provided by BSNL every month. It is because of all these, that the NITI Ayog and DCC have started fresh attacks against BSNL and MTNL.
BSNL, MTNL and their workers have to approach the people at large, exposing the negative role of the government and win their support for the fight against disinvestment, VRS, privatisation etc. in this sector.
People are the ultimate masters. Employees are engaged to serve them.