BSNL voluntary retirement: Most number of applicants from Maharashtra, 68.9 pc in Kerala
Thrissur/Kollam: The most number of people who applied for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) of the Indian state-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are in Maharashtra. Among the 10,185 staff aged between 50-60 years in this circle, 8544 applied for VRS. There are 13,672 employees in total in Maharashtra circle.
The lowest number of applicants are in Jammu and Kashmir circle. Among the 944 staff eligible for VRS, 501 have applied for it. There are 1577 employees in the circle.
In Kerala, 68.9 percent of the total eligible staff have applied for VRS. Among the total 9458 employees, 6671 were eligible for VRS and 4596 of them applied.
Other states with high percentage of employees who have applied for VRS include Rajasthan (82.8%), Telangana (82.2%), Gujarat (81.6%) and Uttaranchal (81.3%).
More applicants in 57-58 age group
14,727 among the 16,261 staff born in 1962 were willing to take VRS (90.6%). Also 94 percent of the Group A staff starting from deputy general managers and the posts above it born in 1962 also applied for VRS.
90.5 percent of the staff born in 1961 and over 75 percent of the staff who have upto 5-6 years for retirement gave consent letter for VRS. The employees who have 9-10 years for retirement responded negatively to the scheme. Among the 398 staff born in 1970, only 98 applied for VRS.
The staff and executives born between 1960-1970 were included in the VRS. 1,04,471 among the total 1,63,903 staff were eligible for the scheme. 78,559 among them were willing to take VRS. About 4000 of the remaining 85,344 employees will be normally retiring in 2020 and they are not included in the scheme.