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Company Overview of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Company Overview

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. provides a range of telecom services in India. The company’s telecom services include landline services, cellular services, 3G services, WiMAX services, net telephony services, and wireless in local loop mobile telephone connections. It also provides Internet, Web-hosting, Web co-location, and SMS and bulk SMS services; broadband services, such as high-speed Internet access, video multicasting, dial virtual private network (VPN) services, video and audio conferencing, and content based services; managed network services; multi protocol label switching based VPN services; and integrated service digital network services. In addition, the company offers leased data cir...

Bharat Sanchar Bhavan

Harish Chandra Mathur Lane Janpath

New Delhi,  110001


Founded in 2000

252,492 Employees


91 11 2373 4064


91 11 2373 4166

Key Executives for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Chairman and Managing Director
Chief Managing Director and Director of Planning and New Services
Director of Finance and Director
Director of Operations
Age: 68
Senior General Manager of Corporate Accounts
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Key Developments

BSNL to Establish Engineering Training Institute

Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has begun work to set-up a technical university to offer engineering and management courses. The company will approach the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) for formal approval within eight months. BSNL said it campus will have the capacity to train 1,500 to 3,000 students at one time but the company did not share the number of seats at its technical institute. The company also plans to add courses on cyber security.

Government Of India May Sell BSNL's Assets

Government of India may hive off Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.'s (BSNL) optical fibre network into a new unit. This includes the company's land and tower assets. The Government is hoping that the business opportunity for BSNL will change by hiving off the assets into a separate unit. For example, it is looking to offer an equity stake to private players in the tower asset unit. However, the opposition to this move is coming from the employees union, which has threatened to go on an immediate strike if any decision is taken without discussion.

MTNL ANd BSNL May Get Merged

The workers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will resort to immediate indefinite strike if the Government decides to merge BSNL and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). The forum of BSNL unions /associations, which is the co-coordinating committee of the unions/associations of non executives and executives in BSNL, at its meeting held on March 3, 2014, strongly opposed the move on grounds that it will seriously and adversely affect the future of BSNL and its workforce. V A N Namboodiri, Convener Forum, “It is reported that the Government is proposing to take decision on these matters urgently and hastily before the declaration of the general decisions, even without giving the unions/associations a chance to be heard. The workers are, naturally, very much restive and agitated about their future as well as the future of BSNL”.

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