BSNL seeks PM help in preventing rivals from scuttling firm revival

New Delhi: Employees’ union of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop domestic telecom gear makers from scuttling the company’s revival plan by putting a spanner in the tender for sourcing 4G equipment. In a letter to PM Modi, BSNL staff said the issue raised by the industry body Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) was a ploy to stall the 4G equipment procurement and launching of 4G services by BSNL.

According to media reports, TEPC complained to the Department of Commerce that BSNL’s tendering process had was in contravention of the govt's “Make in India”policy and was heavily in favour of multinational companies. Employees’ union of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop domestic telecom gear makers from scuttling the company’s revival plan by putting a spanner in the tender for sourcing 4G equipment.
 
In a letter to PM Modi, BSNL staff said the issue raised by the industry body Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) was a ploy to stall the 4G equipment procurement and launching of 4G services by BSNL. According to media reports, TEPC complained to the Department of Commerce that BSNL’s tendering process had was in contravention of the govt's “Make in India”policy and was heavily in favour of multinational companies.

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