Staff quarters were not allotted to retired employees, since the quarters were not sufficient even to the working employees. However, during the last many years due to non-recruitment as also the comparison of HRA and the outside rent, many quarters are vacant. After much pressure from BSNLEU and AIBDPA, orders were issued for allotting quarters to retired employees also, where there are vacant quarters. But as per the orders they had to pay market rent, which is very high. The AIBDPA demand is that the retired persons also should be given quarters on the same criteria as that of regular employees and not market rent.
Com. VAN Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA met Smt. Sujata Ray, Direct (HR), BSNL on 24th August 2015 and discussed the matter. The need for removing the market rent condition was pointed out by Com. Namboodiri. Director(HR) assured that the matter will be favourably considered by BSNL management.