Corporation officials get 6 months to retain CUG numbers
MYSURU: The MCC authorities and corporators still have time to take back their old CUG (Closed User Group) numbers as BSNL has not extended their numbers to others even when it has suspended the services. If the numbers are not taken back within six months from the time of suspension, the numbers will be given to others.
Following the misuse of CUG facility by a couple of corporators, the state government withdrew the facility in April this year. The CUG numbers had come in handy for both the public and the officials to contact corporators and the officials when it was introduced in 2007-08. After misuse by a few corporators, the state government suspended the CUG facility from April 27.
Speaking to TOI, Jayaram, principal general manager, Mysuru, said, “The main purpose of giving the CUG facility was for easy communication but there were few a people who misused it; data was expensive in that plan. They even had 30 per cent discount on their bill. When they were exceeding the plan limit, they were alerted through messages. Without much hassles, they can again make use of the facility by proper documentation. Through the administrator, those corporators or officials who want to retain the number, should get a no objection letter.