A meeting called by the Central Provident Fund Commissioner was held today, 24th September 2014, at Bhavishyanidhi Bhawan, New Delhi at 11.00 hours on the issue of implementation of EPF to Casual/Contract/Sanitation workers in BSNL. Shri K.K.Jalan, CPF Commissioner, presided. From the BSNL Management Side, S/Shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.) and A.K.Singhal, GM(Admn) were present. BSNLCCWF was represented by Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President.

The discussion took place on the basis of the letter furnished to the CPF Commissioner by BSNLCCWF. Com. Namboodiri explained in detail about the non-implementation of EPF for the contract workers in most of the states.He also pointed out that both for the Casual and contract labour wherever it has been implemented, the date was from 2011 or so. He demanded that the EPF should be implemented from the date they were engaged or at least from 01-10-2000, the date when BSNL was formed. CPF Commissioner appreciated our point of view. He also stated that wherever EPF is not implemented, it can be brought to the notice of the EPF Commissioner there, who will take necessary action for implementation. The BSNL representatives asked the CPF Commissioner about the interest, penalty etc. if the EPF is implemented w.e.f. 01-10-2000.

We hope that the CPF Commissioner and BSNL management will take necessary action in the matter.