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Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger for long-term survival

Panel adds that merger would give both the entities a chance to competing against private players

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Parliamentary panel has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) for their long-term survival. The Committee on Petitions, chaired by BJP MP Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in its report tabled in Lok Sabha today, said that it is of the "considered opinion that for the long-term survival and success, merger of MTNL and BSNL would be a good proposition..." Their merger would give both the entities a chance for competing against private sector players, it added. The committee was formed to look ...

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