ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Privatisation and the Voluntary Retirement Scheme

The voluntary retirement scheme of public sector enterprises is built on the narrative of overstaffing and inefficiency. With Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited being the latest to announce a massive VRS, this article examines the path that led to this package. It argues that it is one of the instruments through which labour flexibility is ushered in public sector enterprises, which often end in privatisation. It also discusses the crucial role that BSNL could take up by virtually connecting the physically distanced in the resistance against the ongoing pandemic.

Modi, Mukesh and a Moment in Time

It is unclear if Reliance will cripple Airtel, Idea and Vodafone by its audacious moves.

Unfair Competition in Telecoms

Giving so many financial sops and deferment of due payments to the state-owned telecom companies which have inherited assets and assured markets while their competitor private telephone companies have to raise equity and debt capital and have fragmented licences, territory- and service-wise, is inequitous.

Telecommunications: Interconnection Dispute: Basic Considerations

The issues which need to be understood and deliberated upon for resolving the dispute over interconnection between BSNL/MTNL on the one hand and VSNL on the other.

Rural and Village Public Telephones

Government and public policy must be fair and equitable to all enterprises irrespective of ownership and competition should be on equal terms.
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