Six months for MTNL to improve

Telecom ministry ask company to improve its quality or serious action will be taken
New Delhi: State-run telecom firm MTNL has been given six months to improve the quality of its services, failing which heads may roll at the company.Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a review meeting of MTNL earlier this month had pulled up officials for poor network quality and slow pace of network roll-out. “The minister has given six months time to MTNL to improve its services and told them clearly that he will take serious action against responsible officials on failing to meet deadline,” a ministry official said.
He has shared his displeasure with senior officials over delay in installation of mobile towers, he added. “The minister may get efficient people in place of officials found responsible for delay,” the official said.
MTNL, however, has not even placed advance purchase order or letter of intent to selected companies. Sources at MTNL said that the proposal is before company’s board which is yet to approve it. The company has to install 1,080 3G mobile towers in Delhi and Mumbai.
( Source : PTI )
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