To all bank employees existing as well as retirees,
First of all let us understand that it is not sin to resign from the services of organisations, government state or central, or from PSU Banks.
As corollary to natural justice. even resigned people with substantial service , say 10 years and above shall be given retirement benefits as they have spent much of their youth in the service. It is for policy makers to extend the benefits , if not full, atleast pro rata, the benefits with a human approach.
Also the central government harassed the bank employees after nationalisation of banks, with their periodical changes in the banking policies, in the name of loan melas, agricultural negelected sectors etc., etc. causing mental agony to the bank employees , even transferring them to interiors, where there are no basic amenities. the banks changed from time to time the interest rates on deposits, the interest rates on advances , thanks to so called activism of the central bank, i.e. RBI. The society at large expected a lot from the bank employees and true to their discipline, most of the bank employees rendered yeomen service to the customers at the risk of their lives, even facing naxalites threats, kidnaps etc. Even the working hours were cruelly more than the accepted international norms.
So, it is high time for us existing serving employees, the working unions of employees as well as officers, to bring pressure on the policy makers and IBA , MOF and parliament members to do justice to those resigned from the services of PSU Banks in gettiing retirement benefits at least pro rata. this goes a long way in helping the resigned employees , after all they are our brethren and deserve all the help as social security measure.
So whenever we meet our union leaders, or executives in the head offices, or officials in ministry of finance /banking deptt,, let us bring the difficulties of the resigned in not getting the retirement benefits, as it is not sin to resign on account of valid reasons.
Hope every one of us will fight for the just cause of the resigned employees.
The above message is posted on our bankpensioner group site. Regarding discussions/ opinions on the issue of eligibility for pension in case of resigned employees please visit bankpensioner group site. Click on the link given below