Saturday, March 7, 2015


In Writ Petition 507/2012 filed by United Bank of India   Retirees’ Welfare Association and Others against United Bank of India and Others, Kolkatta High Court has directed the Board of the respondent bank in consultation with the Central government and the Reserve Bank of India to take a reasoned decision, in the light of the observations and findings regarding payment of 100% dearness relief to the pre November-2002 retirees’ of the respondent bank by 30th June, 2015. 
 Let us hope that IBA will change their attitude towards senior citizen retirees and resolve the issues of pre 2002 pensioners without any delay.

Monday, February 23, 2015


In todays (23rd Feb'15) wage revision talks held at Mumbai, under 10th BPS, by Bank Unions (UFBU) with IBA has settled at 15% hike (Rs.4725 cr) w.e.f 1.11.2012.

2nd and 4th Saturday's will be holidays and other Saturday's will be full working days. Strike deferred .

Now let us hope that retirees issues will also resolved in coming days.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Increase in D.A. for pensioners w.e.f. Feb 2015 - 51 slabs more

D.A. Rates for Pensioners (%) – 51 Slabs More

Retired prior to 01-11-1992 - 1293 Slabs over 600 points
Upto 1250    1251-2000    2001-2130    Above 2130
866.31%         711.15%     426.69%        219.81%
After 01-11-1992 upto 31-03-1998 - 1156 Slabs over 1148 points
Upto 2400    2401-3850    3851-4100    Above 4100
404.60%       335.24%        196.52%        104.04%
After 01-04-1998 upto 31-10-2002 - 1022 Slabs over 1684 points
Upto 3550    3551-5650    5651-6010    Above 6010
245.28%        204.40%       122.64%        61.32%
Retired on or after  1-11-2002 - 871 Slabs over 2288 points
For the entire Basic Pension Amount    156.78%   
Retired on or after  1-11-2007 - 734 Slabs over 2836 points
For the entire Basic Pension Amount    110.10%     

D.A calculator is available for calculating revised D.A. and difference. For calculating D.A , enter basic ( original basic without reducing commutation amount) and click on the calculate button. Revised D.A , Present D.A. and difference will be displayed on the calculator. Select appropriate retirement date range according to the date of retirement.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Bipartite talks - Pension related issues - UFBU circular

UFBU has issued a detailed circular regarding bipartite meeting held between IBA and UFBU at Mumbai on 7th Jan 2015. Relevant para from UFBU circular is reproduced below.
Pension related demands:
We also raised the issues relating to improvements in Pension related demands like 100% DA for pre-Nov. 2002 pensioners, family pension formula, periodical updation of pension, etc.
We also suggested that DA upto 4440 points for all pensioners should be merged with Basic pension and a uniform DA formula to be applicable to all pensioners.  We also demanded extension of DA linked pension scheme for employees recruited after April 2010.
It was agreed to discuss all these issues further. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Developments in RBI on Pension Updation Issue

Retirees in RBI are also fighting for updation of their pension. Towards this, representatives of employee unions and retirees met RBI Governor, Dr. Raguram Rajan at Kolkata on 10.12.2014. While showing full sympathy on demands of retirees he responded as under as per the communication issued by retiree organisation in RBI
“The Governor gave an attentive hearing and appreciated our
agony. He told that he is fully aware of this issue of the retirees and trying to sort it out. He mentioned that he talked to earlier F.M., Shri Chidambaram and Govt. was agreeable to consider this issue subject to certain conditionalties. RBI had complied with all formalities vis-à-vis the Government but meanwhile Govt. had changed. He said that change of Secretaries of Department of Financial Services in quick succession and also a new Finance Minister being there in place of earlier one has affected the progress in the matter. He told that he has met the new F.M. twice on this issue but then the file did not come to him. He repeated that RBI has complied with all formalities and now it is for them to respond. The Governor, however, felt that issue might not be resolved before finalization of wage talks in the banking industry, as otherwise there might be complications.  He, however, said to continue to pursue the matter, as  Government is bound by its earlier  commitment.”