AIBDPA/ DOT-VRS/2020 8th June,2020
Shri Anshu Prakash
Department of Telecommunications
Sub: – Delay in payment of the of ex-gratia to the VRS retirees- reg.
We wish to bring the following issue for your kind intervention and necessary favourable action.
When VRS was implemented in BSNL, a large number of BSNL employees (78,569) opted it, attracted by financial benefits, mainly the ex-gratia. They hoped to settle the debit and do something with the balance. It was assured by the government that ex-gratia will be paid in two equal instalments; first in March,2020 and the second in June,2020.
But contrary to the assurance only 33.33% was paid in March,2020 instead of 50 per cent. And all the amounts of future instalments towards HBA, bank loans, society loan, car loan etc were recovered from 33.3 per cent of ex-gratia paid. Most of the VRS retirees got very meagre amount after the recoveries. There is still uncertainty as to when the balance will be paid though the second instalment also has become due. This situation has put the VRS retirees into much disappointment and distress.
Therefore, we request your intervention to cause necessary action for the payment of 66.67 per cent of ex-gratia at the earliest but before 30-06-2020.
Delay in issuing the PPOs to the VRS retirees.
While we appreciate the commendable job by some of the CCAs like Assam, Gujarat, NE, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala for having already issued the PPOs and sure to complete by 30-06-2020, we give below the CCAs lagging far behind.
Tamil Nadu & Chennai Telephones.
Tamil Nadu out of 8761 only 2750 PPOs issued.
Chennai Telephones- out of 2671,1300 issued.
Maharashtra – Only 4466 PPOs issued out of 9997.
UP (West) – Only 550 PPOs issued against 2227.
These figures warrant immediate intervention of the higher authorities with constant monitoring. As far as the retirees are concerned, PPO is the most important document and they will be worried until they get the PPO.
We sincerely hope that you will do the needful at the earliest.
K G Jayaraj
CC: Shri P.K.Sinha, Member (Finance), Department of Telecommunications Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.