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DoT order to make BSNL, MTNL connection mandatory in government offices is pointless

While some believe this step can generate more revenues for the beleaguered telecom PSUs, others say that it's anti-competitive and undermines the free market principles


The memorandum dated October 12, was issued to all secretaries and departments under the Centre following consultation with the finance ministry

Industry players have been requesting the government to reduce levies and fees as promised under the policy two years back and also rationalise spectrum prices

Jio says due to a few companies having "vested interests", the government should not keep at hostage policies aimed at "nation-building"

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun and other media reported that DoCoMos board would meet later in the day to vote on the plan