At the same time, in response to another RTI application by PTI-language, different offices of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) said that it has given around Rs 11.50 as security deposit to about 73,059 customers who returned the connections between January 2015 and May 2021. Has returned Rs. According to the reply, however, the security deposit of about 7,225 consumers who have returned the MTNL connection is still pending.
In the reply issued by the Deputy General Manager (CDN) of BSNL, it has been told that 25,20,446 in the financial year 2020-21, 28,30,261 in 2019-20, 17,96,567 in 2018-19, 22,81,771 in 2017-18 In 2016-17 19,55,101 and 2015-16, 22,08,713 consumers have returned their landline connections. It has also been told in the reply that it has earned 3,35,084 in the financial year 2020-21, 4,23,601 in 2019-2020, 6,39,119 in 2018-19, 11,05,683 in 2017-18, 13,28,487 in 2016-17. And in 2015-16, 12,02,655 new subscribers have been added. It has been told that as of 31 March 2021, the total number of landline customers of BSNL is 76,75,683 and the total number of mobile subscribers is 11,63,20,795.
In another reply issued by the Deputy General Manager (Sales and Marketing), BSNL, it has been told that from January 2015 to May 2021, a total of 9,22,10,990 mobile subscribers have returned the connections. Meanwhile, in response to another RTI application by ‘PTI-Bhasha’, it has been informed by the manager of Bhikaji Cama Place of MTNL that 12,626 customers who returned the connection between January 2015 to May 31, 2021 in BCP area, have been given a total of 2, Rs. The security deposit of Rs 01,16,083 has been returned. According to the reply, security deposit has not been refunded to 2,738 consumers who returned the connection in the BCP area during this period. In this region, 39,522 subscribers have returned connections during this period while 24454 new connections have been given.
As per the reply received from MTNL General Manager (West), security deposit of Rs 3,53,14,466 has been refunded to 24,266 customers who returned the connection between January 1, 2015 to May 31, 2021 in West Zone. It has not returned the security deposit to 3,721 consumers. In a reply issued by MTNL General Manager (East/TY), it has been informed that Rs 4,52,21,507 has been returned as security deposit to 28,923 customers who returned the connection between January 2015 and May 2021.
At the same time, in response to the RTI application from the office of the General Manager (Central), it has been told that during this period Rs 1,41,62,999 has been returned to 7,244 subscribers while security deposit has not been returned to 766 customers who have returned the connection. . Telecom regulator TRAI recently said in a report that the total number of telecom users in the country is 119.85 crore. It said that BSNL and MTL had 10.17 per cent market share in the mobile phone sector as of May 2021, while the share of private players is 89.83 per cent. According to TRAI, BSNL has a market share of 48.72 percent in the landline segment while MTNL’s share is 9.07 percent.
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