AIGETOA welcome the notification of BSNL COVID Fund Policy on 20.05.2021. Definitely, the policy is not completely as per our suggestion and expectation, what we submitted to the management with the name of BSNL Benevolent Fund and covering all untimely demises of our fellow BSNL colleagues instead of only COVID in the notified policy. So, the initiation of the policy should be welcomed by all and we assure that AIGETOA will keep on striving for further improvement in the policy as suggested by us earlier.
The current notification in a time bound manner has given some respite to the families, whose bread winner has lost the life due to COVID and now it’s our duty to ensure that the benefits should be extended to the families without any further delay. Teams AIGETOA at district and circle level are requested to expedite the process at OA/BA/Circle Level with personal persuasion and ensure that no case left unattended.
AIGETOA has already taken up the matter of inclusion of all untimely death of BSNL working employees in the Policy with the CMD and Dir(HR) BSNL Board, at least from here onwards, to give the much required support to the families of deceased employees, as death is a death, which devastate the entire family irrespective of its cause. So, BSNL should be more sensitive towards its employees and must include all death cases, which is already implemented in many organizations with much higher amount. Further the fund should be kept always operational instead of running it for a specific period to keep the coverage intact for all time. We will ensure that our suggestions are incorporated in the BCF policy by the management to ensure benefits to all who meet untimely death due to any reasons.