GUWAHATI, July 2 - The Chief General Manager of BSNL, Assam Circle, Sandeep Govil, in a statement has made it clear that its service is not going to be discontinued in the State.
He made the statement after some local media reported that BSNL is discontinuing its services as it is allegedly getting shut down by the Centre due to its critical financial position.
It has been clarified by the Minister of Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad that there is no plan to close down BSNL, although a proposal for revival of the PSU is being designed by the government. It is not just BSNL, but all telecom companies are going through a critical time in the competitive market. Despite its financial difficulties, BSNL is continuously expanding its mobile customer base and the market share has increased from 9.63 per cent to 10.72 per cent, Govil said in the statement.
The statement further said that the news reports have unnecessarily tried to focus on the closure of BSNL despite a government assurance to revive it, and this is being done by vested interests with the intention of making the BSNL customer base migrate to other private operators.
The BSNL is committed to serving its customers in every situation and there is no proposal to stop its services, he said. The service upgradation is being done at various levels for the benefit of customers. The 4G services, launched in the Assam circle recently, is also increasing BSNL�s customer base, he added.
The Chief General Manager requested all the customers of BSNL Assam circle to keep faith in BSNL and not pay attention to rumours being spread by certain quarters.