F.No. 1-50(1)/2018-E&C-Part (1)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
Subject: Engagement of retired employees of BSNL/MTNL, who took voluntary retirement under VRS-2019, in DoT as consultants-reg.
This office has received reference from various Field/Attached Offices of DoT seeking clarification as to whether former BSNL/MTNL employees, who have taken voluntary retirement under the BSNL/MTNL VRS Scheme – 2019 are eligible to be hired/engaged as consultants in the Government offices or not as per DoT OM No. 1-50(1)/2018-Estt. dated 10.09.2020.
2. In this regard, it is to mention that this matter is presently under examination in DoT HQs and guidelines in this respect would be issued as and when decision on this matter is taken and till then applications of retirees of BSNL/MTNL under VRS-2019 may not be considered for engagement as consultants. The ongoing process in your office, if any, regarding hiring of Government/PSU retirees as consultants may be concluded as per the existing guidelines/rules.
3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Pankaj Kumar Bhagat)
ADG (Estt & Coord)