As per government of India Orders and labour laws, TSM/Casual Labour and Contract Worker are eligible for payment of Gratuity. The issue was brought before the Parliament Standing Committee and the Management several times. After much persuasion, the Management Committee approved gratuity for TSM/Casual labours, but the BSNL Board is yet to approve the same. In this connection Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President and Com.Animesh Mitra, Secretary General BSNLCCWF had met the Management and demanded for early discussion. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri met Shri N.Sivasailam, Additional Secretary DOT who is the DOT member in the BSNL Board and discussed the issue demanding for early decision. The issue is being pursued vigorously.