In reply to a question raised in the Lok Sabha on 07-02-2018, (Unstarred Question no.830) Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications has stated that there is no proposal for the merger of BSNL and MTNL for the time being. Here, the words "time being" should be noted. Actually, the MTNL Board is making serious efforts for the merger. It should also be noted that the Joint Secretary(Admn.), DoT, is a member of MTNL's Board of directors. So, we understand that, whatever efforts being taken by MTNL Board, has got the backing of DoT. Recently, this Joint Secretary(Admn.), DoT, has also become member of BSNL Board. So, the merger of MTNL and BSNL, is still high on the agenda of the government. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL has written to the Prime Minister, demanding fulfilment of certain conditions, including delisting of MTNL from the share market, buying back MTNL's shares already sold in the market, taking over of MTNL's debt by the government, etc., before considering merger of MTNL and BSNL.