Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Wednesday released its first list of defaulters for broadband service in Jamshedpur secondary switching area that covers the twin districts of Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan.
The state-owned telecom major released the names of 33 broadband subscribers, who have defaulted in bill payments for over two years.
General manager of BSNL’s Jamshedpur secondary switching area B.N. Singh said most of the defaulters are based in different localities of the steel city and the total outstanding amount for broadband service was around Rs 4crore.
“Outstanding dues of those in the first list amount to nearly Rs 12lakh. More such lists are being prepared by the accounts department and will be released soon,” he said.
Sakchi resident Md. Tausif Khan tops the list with an outstanding bill of Rs 1.44 lakh. Rajesh Kumar Shukla, a resident of Bistupur, is second on the list with dues worth Rs 75,000. Among firms, the office of Hughes Communications India Limited tops the defaulters’ list with an outstanding bill of over Rs 60,000.
The remaining individuals and outfits have dues less than Rs 50,000.
Singh further said that if the defaulters did not pay up by the end of March, the telecom major would initiate legal proceedings against them at the district court. The broadband lines of the defaulters had already been disconnected.
BSNL sources said the telecom major was also preparing a list of landline subscribers who had defaulted on bill payment and would release it soon. The total outstanding dues for the landline service is pegged at around Rs 7 crore in the Jamshedpur circle.