Sounding death knell for BSNL?

Sounding death knell for BSNL?

The apprehension rings true, if gone by the assertions of BSNL Executive Committee’s Karnataka Circle Secretary H Y Anedli’s.

According to Andeli BSNL is in a pathetic standing with dwindling profit rates. He was addressing the gathering at the  meet of BSNL employees, organised at Sri Krishnadhama here on Tuesday.

In  the year 2010-11, the company incurred a loss of ` 2,725 crore against the profit of ` 574 crore earned in 2008-09. Earlier in 2004-05, it had reaped a good profit, thanks to a large number of customer base it had created compared to private players that year. The following year too was in its favour recording a profit of ` 10 crore.

But, the following years were not fruitful. Owing to this, the company could not buy equipment. The government withdrew two tenders floated by the company, eventually proving helpful to private players in the realm.

Unfazed, the company is striving hard to serve the customers better, besides fighting to rectify some of the policies and take the company towards growth track. The month of May is being observed as ‘Happy Customers month’ and efforts are being made to woo back the old customers and attract new people.

Mayor Pushpalatha T B Chikkanna, BSNL, Karnataka Circle General Manager P Raghavan, General Manager (HR and Administration) R Chandramouli, Chief Manager of Mysore Circle G Gowrishankar, All India BSNL Employees Association, New Delhi, Chairman P Venugopal, General Secretary Prahlad Rai, B Ravindranath, R B Athani, B S Reddy, M K Jayanth, C K Gundanna, Sheshadri, R Shankar, S Anandakrishnaiah and others were present.