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After much persuasion on the part of BSNLCCWF, BSNL Management Committee in June 2016 approved provision of Gratuity to the casual labour. However, it was not approved by the BSNL Board, since the same was opposed by the Member from DOT. In the meantime BSNLCCWF demanded the management to at least implement the same to those retired or expired. This is being considered.

Today, 3rd February 2017, Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President BSNLCCWF, met Additional Secretary, DOT Shri Shivasailam, who is the Member from DOT, and discussed the matter. Com.Namboodiri pointed out that this is a statutory provision and has to be implemented. Addl. Secretary stated that he has cleared the file and it is up to the BSNL to implement the same. This is a good information. We hope that the next meeting of the BSNL Board will take the necessary decision.