Shortage of SIMs in BSNL AP Circle ... 3
lakh SIMs are commming...
Diseases are many...We want a permanent CURE
In AP Circle, We are
experiencing shortage of SIMs since several months. Our own Telecom
Factories are supplying SIMs to BSNL. But, due to some vigilance
proceedings in the tender process of Telecom Factories, the supply of
SIMs was stopped and the Corporate office issued orders to CGMS
authorizing them to procure the SIMs at Circle level. Tender was called
for and only single vendor applied. Since there was a single
application, again some procedural objections were raised. After all,
finally tender is finalized and PO issued. 3 lakhs SIMs will be supplied
Circle union strongly protested
this. We are all aware that if one is available, two will be short,
three will be on planning. If 2G SIMs are available, 3G SIMs are short,
3G Micro SIMs are scarce, No Nano SIMs. If all others are available 2G
SIMs are short. This attitude of the management at all levels, is
killing BSNL. While private Mobile operators are pumping free USIMS/SIMs/connections
in to the market, in grand road shows with Music Band mela, we are
grunting and moaning with inadequate supply of everything.
Where are We leading? What
the Top management wants? While the revenue graph is coming down year by
year, expenditure is growing up. Losses are accumulating since five
years. Reserves evaporated. Our exchanges in CFA are becoming white
elephants in rural areas. No revenue or very less revenue. Expenditure
is very high and eating away the revenue earned by the larger exchanges.
Many DGs are in a worn out condition, any time some of them may explode.
What at some point we had a Myth and boasted about copper cable, it is
busting. In many areas in the country, it was buried under concrete and
no way to recover. Most of our Equipment became obsolete. No money to
equip NGN switches. No funds to go for 4G services. Diseases are many.
We direly want a CURE or we die.
How this condition can be
changed or reversed? Can we be in the Top five in the Indian Telecom
Industry in terms of revenue and profits? Are we heading to safe heavens
or chaotic conditions? All of us in BSNL, can we dream of a better
what to be done? how ???