GS, AGS(HQ) (Com. N.L. Sharma) met Director(CM) and discussed regarding poor GSM services in Western Telecom Region and its improvement.
mentioned that BSNL is facing problemin
the Western Zone due to M/s ITI as vendor to supply GSM equipment and its AMC.
M/s ITI is not providing timely equipment as well as not extending maintenance
support, even BSNL has to directly deal the main suppliers who are supplying
equipment throughITI toBSNL andtheir payments are not released in time by ITI even after the payments
are cleared by BSNL. Regarding repair of Sumo Cards (BTS Stations), he informed
that Circles have been allowed to get repair these faulty cards locally without
depending on ITI. He further mentioned that Govt. should review its decisions
to make mandatory on BSNL to have procurement of equipment in Western Zone
compulsory from M/s ITI only for the last 10 years.