Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bipartite talks on 14-06-2014 - Retiree issues

It is learnt that,  in the bipartite talk of 14-06-2014 the retiree issues were discussed and IBA informed as under.

(1) IBA is favourably inclined  to  consider    100   percent   
     Dearness Allowance to all  retirees  including  pre-2002  
     retirees and have written to  the government for approval.   
     Approval is awaited.
(2) As regards improvement in family pension, IBA is  
     favourably inclined to consider and will recommend to the 
     government for approval after studying cost implications.
(3) As regards updation exercise for the past retirees, IBA is

     apprehensive about it in view of huge cost involved in it.

Source : AIBRF Website


Saturday, May 17, 2014

P.J. Nayak Committee Recommendations on Governance of Boards of Banks in India - consequences and effects on retirees and emloyees

 We reproduce below the circular issued by AIBRF on the above subject.

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Committee was constituted by Reserve Bank of India under the chairmanship of Shri P.J.Naik to review governance of Boards of banks in The committee has submitted the recommendations which will have far reaching consequences on functioning and ownership of public sector banks in India. If recommendations given by this committee are implemented all public sector banks will stand privatised and will get status they were enjoying before nationalisation of banks in 1969 including adding “ Limited” word with their names.

MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE

(1) Government holding in public sector should be brought below 51 
(2) Nationalisation Act and State Bank of India Act should be repealed
(3) The public sector should be incorporated under Companies Act and word “Limited” should be added with the respective name as per the legal requirement of this act.
(4) The public sector banks will come out of purview of CVC/CBI
(5) Performance of public sector will not be monitored by Finance ministry.
(6) Equity owned by the government after reducing holding below 51 percent should be transferred to the newly formed Investment Company.
(7) Banks will have to arrange requirement of additional capital either from internal generation or tapping the capital market and will not look to the government for budgetary support.
(8) Bank functioning and survival will depend on its performance and quality of assets and profitability.

These recommendations if implemented are nothing but an attempt to privatise public sector banks and hand over huge national financial resources mobilised in last 45 years in the hands of corporate sector which will be used for their benefits rather than for welfare of common

The report of the committee will be placed for adoption before the new government which will be in place in next few days.

The full report is available on Reserve Bank of India web-site.

CONSEQUNCES AND EFFECT IF RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE IMPLEMENTED

(1 ) The employees and retirees will lose WRIT JURISTICTION to protect their legal right. Legal recourse available will be through civil suits

(2) On scrapping the Nationalisation Act, constitutional guarantee available at present for payment of pension will stand withdrawn.

(3) Bipartite mechanism available for deciding service conditions of employees / retirees may be under threat

(4) Individual private banks may adopt hire and fire policy endangering job security.

(5) Nation savings and precious financial resources will go under the control of private hands which could threaten financial stability of the country which we have witness in western countries during sub-prime crisis of 2008.

AIBRF STAND

We strongly oppose these recommendation and if implemented could prove dangerous and divesting for the nation and common people. We shall lunch agitational programme if the recommendations are not rejected by the government.

We understand that unions are opposing recommendations of Nayak

 Regards

 Yours Sincerely.

 ( S.C.JAIN )

 GENERAL SECRETARY

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Apex leadership of bank retirees finalise the text of common memoradum of the demands of bank retirees


The apex leadership of three organisations of Retirees in the Banking Sector viz. All India Bank Pensioners & Retirees Confederation, All India Bank Retirees’ Federation and Federation of SBI Pensioners’ Associations met together at New Delhi on 16th April, 2014 to finalise the text of a common memorandum on the demands of the Retirees.  After a threadbare discussion, the memorandum was finalized and signed Sarbashree S.R. Sengupta, S.C. Jain and P.P.S. Murthy. 

It was decided in the meeting that the copy of the memorandum along with a forwarding letter signed by all the organisations would be sent immediately to the Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Banking Department, Government of India, the Chairman, Indian Banks Association, the Convener of United Forum of Bank Unions and also to the constituent organisations belonging to UFBU.

 The full text of the memorandum  reproduced below


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bipartite talks between IBA and UFBU held on 13th March 2014 - Pension related issues.



 Bipartite talks were held between IBA and UBFU on 13th March 2014, at Mumbai. Pension related issues were also discussed in the meeting. UBFU has issued a circular regarding the bipartite talks. Contents from the UFBU circular pertaining to the pension issues are reproduced below.

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 On our demand for improvement in the Family Pension scheme, extension of 100% DA formula to pre-2002 pensioners, etc., IBA was considerate and agreed to work out the cost implications to enable them to take a view on these demands.  To our demand on periodical updation of pension on occasions of wage revision, IBA felt that the issue has to be examined, in its entirety, looking at the cost involved, outflow, etc. On reverting to old pension scheme from NPS, IBA expressed their inability to accede to our demand but we reiterated the same.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dharana Program at Jantar Mantar , Delhi organised by AIBRF

All India Bank Retirees Federation (AIBRF) had organized Dharana Program at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 7th March 2014, for following long pending demands of Bank retirees. 

 * UNIFORM DA TO ALL PENSIONERS
 * UPDATION OF BASIC PENSION OF PAST RETIREES
 * IMROVEMENT IN FAMILY PENSION ON THE LINES OF RBI
 * ANOTHER PENSION OPTION TO LEFT OUT RETIREES
 * UNIFORM  HOSPITALISATION SCHEME TO ALL BANK       

    RETIREES  
 * CONSULTATION WITH THE RETIREES ON THEIR   
    ISSUES   

According to a source there was a massive turnout at the rally. Bank Retirees from all over India and  from Delhi in particular participated in the program.  Hon MPs Shri Gurudas Dasgupta and Shri D. Raja were present at the rally , assuring their fullest support  to  bank pensioners in their struggle.

Click here to view press release by AIBRF