BSNL extends closed user group facility to political parties
Kannur: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to extend its closed user group (CUG) facility to political parties and organizations.
In the CUG facility, SIM cards are provided to groups and the members can call other members of the group for free. The BJP will be buying 25,000 SIM cards in Thrissur secondary switching area (SSA). The party had approached the marketing department of BSNL in Thrissur expressing interest to form a Closed User Group in the party.
The company agreed to BJP's proposal that it would take 25,000 SIM cards. Consecutive numbers will be given to the SIM cards. BSNL had provided Closed User Group SIM cards to police department, banks and PSUs earlier.
Telephone companies provide the Closed User Group facility to its subscribers for making and receiving calls from members with the group. The activation charge will be levied first.
There will be changes in the scheme: BSNL
BSNL Kerala Circle Chief General Manager Dr PT Mathew told Mathrubhumi that the company will make changes in the CUG scheme while extending it to political parties and organizations. The office-bearer of the party or organization should submit in writing the name of the person who is going to use the SIM. The activist, who receives the SIM, should submit his Aadhar number and finger prints through the e-KYC system at the nearby BSNL office.