The PSU duo got the spectrum in 2008 and paid the amount as per 2010 BWA auction price. Both the telco are making huge losses for last couple of years – BSNL Rs 24,681 crore and MTNL Rs 13,759 crore in 2012-13.
However if the refund is calculated by pro-rata basis, as the spectrum was given in 2008, the refunded amount will be Rs 8,722.78 cr – Rs 5,204.98 crore to BSNL and Rs 3,517.80 crore to MTNL.
The proposals seem to be good enough to be intial steps to make financial situation out of danger by Govt. Though there were talks to merge the companies, EGoM is looking for seperated network infra management company and land assest management company out of the two companies. The main companies will be BSNL and MTNL who will offer services and marketing. And there will two more companies – which will account for handling telecom infra and technology business; and to manage & monetise land assests.