Some reports on the government run telecom service providers MTNL and BSNL are not very encouraging. Based on reports both the entities, BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.) and MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd.) have been procuring assets (various equipments including imported ones) worth around Rs 20,000 crores every year for the past five years or more.
However, the performance of BSNL is not encouraging on many fronts
including financial fronts. The following are pointed out as major
Both these organizations while
buying different equipments for their operations seem to be missing
the point that ROI (Return on Investment) is a key parameter to be
associated with every equipment that is purchased. The private
players in this industry segment attach big importance to ROI and
therefore their financial results are better in comparisons.
It is reported that some employees
while working in these sectors, for bettering their future
prospects, are in constant touch with private players and at
opportune time leave their jobs and join the private sectors.
At times, Voluntary Retirement Schemes are announced
regularly, but still the staff bill for both of these sectors are
very high. Comparatively, in private sectors, more number of
contract labours are employed.
It would be better if experts are involved in making a detailed
study as to how to make the above organizations run better in the
future by doing away with as many bottlenecks as possible and bring
them at par with private players for showing better financial