The government has appointed Mahmood Ahmed, deputy director-general of the licensing finance assessment (LFA), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) as nominee director on the board of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

As per an official order, he has been appointed for a three-year period or till the period of superannuation.

As part of the revival package announced by the Union Cabinet in October 2019, MTNL will be merged with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and will act as a subsidiary of BSNL.