Com. V A N Namboodiri, Advisor and Com. K G Jayaraj, General Secretary went to BSNL Corporate Office on 25-04-2022 to meet the CMD and other officers . Unfortunately CMD and Director(HR) happened to be in a meeting. However they could meet Shri. Saurab Tyagi, PGM (Estt) and discussed the issue of denial of pension and other retirement benefits to more than 300 VRS retirees of Maharashtra belonging to ST category due to non-revalidation of caste certificate. The delegation pointed out that inspite of definite and clear cut orders issued by DOP&PW vide OM dated 30-11-2021, the issue was not settled by BSNL. The PGM stated that necessary orders has been issued by BSNL on 25-04-2022 and assured that the issue will be settled based on this order. But the delegation raised their concern as there is no specific mention about the VRS retirees of Maharashtra in the order. However, the PGM assured that he will personally monitor the progress of its implementation.