With state-owned telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd facing major headwinds in the market, its General Manager for Vijaywada operations came up with a plan to take interest free loan from the staff. The proposal was to take Rs. 2,000 from non-executive staff and Rs. 5,000 from executive staff. However, the proposal was withdrawn a day later, after opposition from some employees. On October 5, the General Manager of BSNL’s office in Chhutugunta, Vijawada wrote an appeal to its employees to contribute money because of lack of cash flow.