Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF today, 24-11-2016, met Shri J.S.Deepak, Secretary DOT and pointed about the non-implementation of gratuity to Casual workers, who are continuously working for years together. Though the Managing Committee of BSNL has approved the same, BSNL Board is yet to approve causing undue hardships to the concerned workers. Com.Namboodiri requested the Secretary to ensure that BSNL Board take the decision early. Secretary was much sympathetic to the issue. He advised me to meet the Additional Secretary, who is the DOT nominee in the Board. As Addl. Secretary was on tour, meeting will take place after his return.