Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh BSNL telecom circle bagged the year award for 2010-11 for recording a Rs 100 crore annual turnover.
Various BSNL circles were handed out awards by Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal, who also holds charge of Telecom ministry at a ceremony at Delhi today.
Counted as the largest integrated telecom service provider in the country, the year awards are conferred on BSNL key performing territorial circles, based on their revenue performance for the Financial Year 2010-11.
There were three category of circles for which awards were announded; the lowest one was that had an annual revenue upto Rs 1000 crore, the second with a revenue of Rs 1000 to 2000 crore and highest category was a circle having more than Rs 2000 crore revenue.
Himachal Pradesh along with Orissa circle were awarded in the third category, whereas Karnataka was top in the first category and Chennai in the second category of telecom circles awarded for good revenue performances .
The percentage revenue growth over the previous financial year was a key performance parameter for the judgment of the circle of the year under each of the above three categories.
Besides Sibal, others present at the award ceremony included Gurudas Kamat and Sachin Pilot, minister of state for communication and IT and R Chandrashekhar, chairman telecom commission as well as secretary telecom department.