Com.V A N Namboodiri, Advisor and Com.K G Jayaraj, General Secretary have met Shri.Aravind Vednerkar, the newly appointed Director (HR), BSNL on 23-10-2019 and congratulated him for assuming charge and wished success.
The representatives then brought to his notice the burning issue of nonpayment of medical bills and quarterly medical allowances for the last one year or more and the sufferings being faced by the retirees. It is heart breaking that even those chronic patients of cancer, heart and kidney ailments for which a sizable amount has to be incurred every month are the worst affected. They also brought to his notice that the one time deposit for migration to CGHS , paid by the retirees, is also not being reimbursed by BSNL. The Director had a patient hearing and expressed his inability to give a categorical assurance in the wake of the present financial crisis of BSNL.