The Sanchar Nigam Executives' Association (India), Andhra Pradesh circle, has urged the Group A officers of the Department of Telecommunications, who had been resisting being absorbed into the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited since 2005, to join and lead it into a better future. Circle secretary P. Padmanabha Rao said that after the formation of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, about 2.5 lakh Group C and D employees were absorbed into the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited during 2002-03. – Special Correspondent