BSNLEU has continuously been taking up the case of Scheduled Tribe employees of Maharashtra circle, who were told to get their caste certificates validated. BSNLEU has cited that, this decision of the BSNL Management is violative of the DoP&T instructions on the matter. Still, around 400 retired ST employees have not got their pension settlement and are getting only provisional pension, on the pretext that their caste certificates are not validated. Recently, the Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has stated that only the caste certificates of the ST employees appointed after 1995 should be subjected to validation. Based on this, BSNLEU has once again written to the CMD BSNL and the Member (Finance), DoT, demanding that, action should be taken based on the direction of the Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.