BSNLEU has long been demanding that gratuity should be implemented to the casual labourers and TSMs working in BSNL, since they are covered by the Payment of Gratuity Act. BSNLEU has taken up this item in the National Council many times. As a result, this issue was sent for the approval of the BSNL Board. However, due to the road-blocks created in the BSNL Board, this issue was shelved for a long time. Again, BSLNEU continuously pressurised the CMD BSNL and Director (HR) that the issue should be approved by the BSNL Board. CHQ is very glad that finally the BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter today implementing gratuity to the casual labourers and TSMs.