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Union Government to Planning to declare BSNL as sick industry.

Eight Unions of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited have threatened to launch a nationwide indefinite stir from March 17 to protest against the move by the Union government to consider the public sector unit as sick industry, according to BSNL employees union president M Kanniappan.

Kanniappan told reporters that the decision was taken during the forum of BSNL Employees Union. He also said that BSNL employees would be submitting a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 25 signed by one crore people while urging him not to grant the sick PSU status to BSNL.
The union have alleged the lack of financial support by the government to BSNL.
Kanniappan alleged that it is the private sector which is using the infrastructure of BSNl and now they have even stopped paying access deficit charges.
He said BSNL is suffereing losses as it is providing connectivity to rural areas. The cost of setting a landline connection in these areas works out to Rs 15,000 per connection but we are able to collect only Rs 180 or Rs 190 per month as user charges.

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