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BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation has been continuously raising the issue of EPF for both casual and contract workers in BSNL. It was implemented from 2011 for both casual and contract workers; but not everywhere. The Federation is trying to get it implemented to all casual contract workers.

In the meantime, implementation of EPF for the casual workers from 2000, the year from which BSNL was formed was taken up with the Parliamentary Standing committee on Labour as also the Chief EPF Commissioner, Delhi. The latter called a meeting of both BSNCCWF and the BSNL Management in which the demand was again raised. The Management agreed to consider the same.

The BSNL Management Committee has already approved EPF for casual labours with retrospective effect from 2000. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri President BSNLCCWF met the CMD BSNL last week and pressed  for early decision in the matter.

This issue is an item in the agenda of the BSNL Board meeting today, 9th December 2014. We hope that the BSNL Board will approve the same which is fully justified and is a long pending demand of the casual workers.