BSNL Management issued letter on 01-01-2018, reducing the annual ceiling for reimbursement of outdoor treatment expenses, from 25 days to 23 days. Management justified that, this reduction was effected consequent to the implementation of 78.2% IDA merger. However, BSNLEU strongly protested this reduction. The issue was discussed with the Director(HR) and other officers of the Corporate Office many times. Restoration of the ceiling from 23 days to 25 days, was an important demand of BSNLEU in it’s protest demonstration programme, organised throughout the country on 03-05-2018. Despite our severe protests, the Management has issued letter reiterating the outdoor treatment ceiling as 23 days.