- BSNL says it is not shutting down.
- The reports focusing on the closure of the PSU are incorrect.
- The DoT is said to be working on finalising a revival plan for the state-run telecom operator.
Recently, the Times of India reported that the government has asked the state-run telecom operator BSNL to look at all options for mitigating the occurring losses. As per the report, revival, disinvestment and closure were some of the options on the table and it was speculated that the Public Sector Unit (PSU) might finally shut shop. However, BSNL has sent out a press release that negates the rumours that the telecom operator could shut shop as the option is not under consideration by the government. Additionally, the Department of Telecom (DoT) is said to understand the telecom operator’s “huge infrastructure and reach, especially in rural areas.”