BSNL, the state run telecom service provider has announced the appointment of new CMD Anupam Shrivastava. He will work towards providing affordable connectivity and work with the government in the same direction. In a report by PTI, Shrivastava said that, the government is focusing on connecting the entire nation via broadband. And I will work with the government to provide the broadband services at an affordable price.
He has been appointed as the CMD for the period of five years. After taking charge the main task at hand will be the roll out of national optical fibre network (NOFN), which is one of the main projects of the government. BSNL is working towards connecting 81,000 village panchayats under Phase 1 of NOFN. The government is also focusing on covering 50,000 village panchayats by March 2015, another 1 lakh by March 2016 and rest of 1 lakh by December 2016 under NOFN project.