Chhattisgarh government earmarks Rs 5.2 billion for mobile scheme

Chhattisgarh government has made a provision of Rs 5.2 billion in the state budget 2018-19 for the execution of Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY). Under the scheme, the state government has aimed to distribute free smartphones to 4.4 million beneficiaries. The eligible beneficiaries include the rural population, people living below poverty line in urban areas and […]

Reliance Jio cries foul over tender rules of govt-funded telecom projects

Reliance Jio has alleged that tender norms mandating use of 2G technology for government funded mobile service projects will favour incumbent operators and cause financial loss of around Rs 50 billion to the public exchequer, according to sources. The Mukesh Ambani led firm has also written letter to Universal Service Obligation Fund Administrator Sanjay Singh […]