New Delhi: The government on Saturday finally appointed Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay as the Chairman and Managing Director of telecom giant BSNL.

"He (Upadhyay) will join office (of BSNL chief) on Saturday," DoT Secretary R Chandrashekhar said.

However, no decision regarding the appointment of chief MTNL, another public sector telecom major, has been taken, he added.

A search-cum-selection panel had earlier selected Upadhyay, CMD of Telecom Consultants India Ltd, for the BSNL chief's post.

The panel was headed by Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, and included Cabinet Secretary K M Chandresekhar, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister T K A Nair and Unique identification authority UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani as members for selecting the top officials of the two telecom PSUs.