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Centre mandates all ministries, public depts, CPSUs to use BSNL, MTNL services

14th October, 2020 GOVERNANCE

Context: The central government has mandated all ministries, public departments and public sector units to use telecom services of State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

  • The order comes as a relief for the loss making state-run telecom firms who have been losing their wireline subscriber base.
  • BSNL recorded a loss of ₹15,500 crore and MTNL posted a loss of ₹3,694 crore in 2019-20.