Mr Maran is desperate to show something for his ministry. His broadband “revolution” has fallen flat with allmost insipid conversions from dial up; almost next to nil value added services and massive disconnections where Airtel is stepping in.
Yet, Maran wants to carry on with his suicidal mission for One India. In all probability, the local call pulses would be drastically reduced, create hordes of confusion and hit the present revenue sharing with the independent telephone booth operators.
I really doubt whether the increased volumes would actually be able to recoup the losses. If I have to talk for a certain period of time, I would do so regardless of the present structure. Still, it remains to be seen as to how the things would work out.
They have already missed the “deadlines” with the boffins in the BSNL and MTNL twiddling their thumbs.
Mr Maran, if you really want grassroots telecom revolution, shunt out the Access Deficit Charge. We as ordinary consumers are forced to subsidise utterly useless organisations like BSNL; in a way almost being penalised for it’s non performance. Why?