Cabinet extends PK Purwar’s additional charge of CMD, MTNL till 14th April 2021

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) yesterday approved the entrustment of the additional charge of the post of CMD, MTNL to PK Purwar, CMD, BSNL for an extended period of 3 months on top of the 14th October circular which gave him an extended period of 3 months.

PK Purwar whose tenure as CMD, MTNL was earlier extended from 15th October 2020 to 14th January 2021 has now got another 3 months of additional charge. The approval by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet was intimated by DoT yesterday through a circular on its website.

PK Purwar will now have extended additional as CMD, MTNL from 15th October 2020 to 14th April 2021 until further orders. Purwar had earlier also got the extension of his additional charge as CMD, BSNL on 13th April 2020 with corrigendum issued on 15th April 2020.

PK Purwar will not be entitled to any additional remuneration during the period of holding additional charge as CMD, MTNL apart from CMD, BSNL. BSNL meanwhile is expected to start operations in the two metro circles of Delhi and Mumbai starting 1st of January 2021. 

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Basil Kannagi Arasu


Basil keeps an eye on the latest happenings in the Telecom sector. In his free time, you can find him streaming the Premier League which he started watching in 2013.

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