Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is set to take it hard on the defaulters devouring the company's money for over a decade. BSNL is expected to recover a massive amount of Rs 11 crore for lease lines. Out of this, the sum from private telecom players account to Rs 6 crore while the remaining Rs 7 crore is due from customers who have used landline, WLL and cell phone services, as per a senior BSNL official.
The year 2011-2012 (financial year) saw the company recover Rs 42 crore out of the total sum of Rs. 60 crore. More than 20,000 BSNL customers, inclusive of hundreds of government connections have been defaulters since 1990-95. According to a senior BSNL officer, 110 million has to be recovered from lease lines, out of which 60 million is due on private telecom players and 70 million from the customers who have used landline, WLL and cell phone services.
last year BSNL had blocked services to private telcos over pending dues, which were later resumed after TRAI stepped-in. BSNL has been on its toes trying hard to recover the dues. Even a team of 30 members went door to door asking the defaulters to pay their dues. BSNLâ€™s Indore circle was positive of recovering a larger sum in the last fiscal year 2011-12 compared to the previous year.