The EPF authorities has frozen the Bank Account of BSNL in Ranchi, Jharkhand, for not remitting the EPF dues of Rs. 3,47,43,928 (3.47 crore) to the contract workers. This is not the first time such thing has happened in Jharkhand. Despite clear instructions from the BSNL Corporate Office, many SSAs are ignoring the same, thus violating the EPF Act, passed by the Parliament. This is not only a violation of the labour law of the country, but such officers are bringing shame to the BSNL itself.
BSNLCCWF has taken such cases with the the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour as also the Central EPF Commissioner. Both have criticised the BSNL management. Consequently BSNL Management has given clear instructions to field officers. Still the violation continues and BSNL accounts are frozen.
BSNLCCWF units are requested to complain to the EPF authorities, wherever, the EPF is not implemented or the dues are not paid.
We congratulate the Jharkhand Circle leaders of both BSNLCCWF and BSNLEU for their active interest and intervention in the matter.