I don't think it is technical glitch that hide plans from the portal. Certainly there are people inside BSNL who want private players to grow. Only two plans are visible now on the portal, obviously many people would move to other players like reliance who expanded their network in many places very recently. I expect the same plans or similar one to reappear soon. It is a purposefully made delay in talking decision or a glitch with purpose ! In either case we are used to these plays as BSNL customers from its dialup days. Unlike before, there are many committed employees there, but they can't do anything about those working against the interest of thier firm !
^^ to be honest ,the time for excuses for bsnl is over.
All these theories of internal squabble and good workers at bsnl having a great fight sound great ,but lets be honest.
Bsnl as far as consumer market goes is , at its last leg.
Govt will definitely keep bsnl around as a strategic asset ,but as far as consumer market goes they have shown no improvement , zero sensibility and its the people at bsnl themselves who are responsible if they loose thier jobs tomorrow , politics is always a part ,but these small decisions like the recent "selfcare drama" and now this delay ,show that even the officers in position of powers at such key customer experience platforms ,have little to no care for thier paying customers and have a lax and beyond negligent attitude.
Unfortunately it seems ,lack of perfomance oriented promotions are probably a big part of it.
Either way time for excuses is up,Bsnl is no longer the only player even in tier 3 towns anymore.
As expected, all the plans are back in the portal. They achieved what they wanted to. Forced some people to explore for other options who were already fed up with poor service. They also succeed in creating some panic as many media portals have reported about missing plans!. Now wait for one month and see FTTH growth of other players to get a clear picture.
North Zone states have extended the validity of the promotional plans till 30th Jul.
West Zone states have it till end of April.
South zone, East Zone and NE Zone have fixed all plans, including the earlier promotional plans, as permanent offerings.
What this suggests is: there probably was good demand in the Southern states especially rural areas for the cheapest plans, whereas the other zones have lesser demand and more competition from private players. Also maybe whatever demand that did come was for more premium plans in those zones. So BSNL would like to get them to upgrade and settle for higher plans long term.