The issue of regularisation of casual and contract labour, wages of both casual and contract worker, EPF, ESI, Gratuity etc. have been taken by BSNLCCWF in the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour for the last few years. Now BSNL Board has decided to start EPF facilityto be implemented for casual labours from 01-10-2000 (the date of formation of BSNL), but the orders are yet to be issued, since CMD BSNL has written to the Central EPF Commissioner requesting waival of penalty.
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, today met Shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.) and discussed all these issues and demanded issue of early orders. He stated that once the reply from Central EPF Commissioner is received orders on EPF will be issued. Regarding Gratuity and revised govt. wages, these are being examined.