The proposed restructuring would not only increase accountability (and consequently efficiency), it would also save the state run operator Rs 1,000 crores annually. BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told – “We are revamping our HR structure to conform to the latest business
trends. Until now, our HR was becoming bureaucratic with little emphasis
on targets and achievements.”
“This will allow synergy of operations and enable us to save costs of around Rs 1,000 crore annually. It will also bring in more efficiency,” Shrivastava said.
- Once the new structure is put in place, BSNL would save Rs 1,000 Crore annually
- Under the structure, a group of many districts will be set up, which will be responsible for meeting targets
- Pilot process started in Gujarat and Orissa circles and will be taken to other circles
- Firm focusing on revamping sales and marketing team
The PSU is also aggressively focusing on revamping their sales and marketing team. Currently, BSNL has a total employee strenght of around 2,30,000, out of which only 25,000 are dedicated to marketing and sales activities. “We will hire professionals at mid-management level to improve our marketing team. We will also hire management trainees in this segment,” Shrivastava added.
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“The losses have already started coming down slowly. And we expect BSNL accounts to be back in shape by 2018-19 and start making profits. We plan to invest Rs 39,000 crore in the next five years, where a major chunk will go towards data side. 2015 is going to be a watershed year for BSNL,” Shrivastava said.
The firm expects revenues from combined data and broadband services to at least double in the next two to three years.
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