The demand of the BSNL Unions and Associations that the ban on compassionate appointments in BSNL should be revoked is a fully justified and timely demand. BSNL is short of hands after about 80,000 employees took VRS under compulsion from management. Outsourcing of all works can not be done. To provide better service to the subscribers and to reduce the extreme workload of the existing employees, new recruitment is required. By restoring compassionate appointments, at least a small relief will be available. BSNL Management should seriously consider and accept the demand of the unions and associations. Further the question of new recruitment also is to be considered.