AP BSNL to divide into two Telecom Circles Andhrapradesh and Telangana

BSNL has started the bifurcation process of the Andhrapradesh Telecom Circle into AP Telecom and Telangana Telecom.

State owned Telecom Company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has Competent authority has issued a circular to AP Circle Chief General manager P.V.Muralidhar directing shifting the BSNL's AP Circle to Vijayawada and creating a new circle for Telangana.

BSNL Andhrapradesh and BSNL Telagana
As per latest information, BSNL's Assistant General Manager J.K.Mishra from the BSNL Headquarters has sought information about working connections of Landline, Broadband, Wimax, Mobile, WLL etc., along with revenue for 2015-16.

For the first time in the history of the AP circle, BSNL had made more than Rs.100 crore profit, in 2015-16. The circle has 96 lakh mobile connections - 63.5 lakh in Andhrapradesh and 32.5 lakh in Telangana.

An official source from BSNL's central office at Delhi said that there would no difficulties in bifurcating the circle, 'BSNL is a State run organization and all staff is subject to Central service rules. They must work at any circle in the country.

There will be no protest from staff over the bifurcation process. Class IV employees will work in their own state, he said.

The source said the process of bifurcation would be completed in a month and shifting might be done in three months. The existing buildings in Telangana will come under Telangana Telecom Circle.

The AP Telecom Circle has the required buildings but needs to construct its head-quarters in the initial state the headquarters will be run from the existing buildings at Vijaywada,' the source said.

Asked about imposition of roaming charges after the circle was divided, Mr.Muralidhar said,'No Roaming charges will be imposed on mobile users in both sates on par with the private operators'.

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