• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

BSNL defies Pitroda panel, set to hire 10,000

By Samyuktha

New Delhi, Jul 26: Against the suggestion made by Sam Pitroda panel, the state-run telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is reportedly poised to add 10,000 employees to its workforce.

The high-level panel, headed by Sam Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had suggested BSNL to cut staff strength by 100,000 from the existing 350,000.

However, BSNL is on a major recruitment drive to add 10,000 employees in its sales and marketing division, according to a Business Standard report.

The leading business publication quoted Chairman and Managing Director Kuldeep Goyal as informing that the company had already redeployed and trained about 10,000 people from other departments for the division and would hire about 10,000 to 15,000 people in the next one to two years.

BSNL had in the past made its difference to the Pitroda panel suggestion laud and clear. BSNL employees had also opposed the recommendation and threatened to go on strike if implemented.

After it was unsuccessful in capitalising on the 2G market, BSNL is aiming at utilising the 3G spectrum to its fullest. And the focus on marketing and recruitment in this sphere is being seen in lines with this intention.

Meanwhile in Rajkot, the company flaged-off 3G Wireless mobile (third generation) and high-speed data (upto 3.6 Mpbs/second) internet services.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more