The proposal of the BSNL Management to conduct the Membership Verification for recognising union through check off system, instead of the present system of secret ballot, is mischievous and merit no consideration. 7 Membership verification through secret ballot have been undertaken and all appreciated the process, which is fool proof. From the many experiences in the various PSUs and also in the government, we have deliberately chosen the Secret Ballot as the best method. Check off system is not fool proof and can be trampled by unscrupulous officers and management. The management should drop the new proposal for conducting membership verification through check off system and continue the present arrangements.