PM Narendra Modi undertook a meeting with Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to deliberate on the revival strategy of state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Apart from Prasad, senior officials of Department of Telecom (DOT) and BSNL were present at the meeting. The PM wanted a complete presentation of the entire working of BSNL and the legacy issues faced by the company were outlined to him, a source said. Modi was also briefed on the steps being taken to improve the profitability of the company, the source added.
Prasad had earlier said that the government was committed to reviving BSNL and a number of initiatives are in the pipeline to bring the Public Sector Unit (PSU) back as a market leader.