Sunday, July 21, 2013

Press release by UFBRO regarding DHARNA ar Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th July, 2013

Report on ‘Demands Day’ “sit in” protest cum  DHARNA   organized by the United Forum Of Bank Retirees Organisations (UFBRO) at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi,on 19th  July, 2013.

While the nation/banking sector has been celebrating the 44th anniversary of Bank Nationalisation, a unique DHARNA was undertaken by the retired bankemployees who served the banks sincerely while in service, under the banner of UFBRO comprising of Retired Bank Officers’ National Confederation /All India Bank Retirees’ Federation/All India Retired Bank Employees Association and other retiree organizations in Delhi’s ‘Jantar Mantar’ to invite the attention of the Govt/Indian Banks Association, to their longstanding grievances..


• Revision/ updation of pension which was fixed in 1994 when the pension scheme was introduced in Banks, in line with that of Central Govt Pensioners.
• Pension to resignees/CRS/Exit Optees in Associate Banks and dismissed terminated employees.
• 100% neutralization of Dearness Allowance
• Increase in Family pension in line with Central Govt/RBI
• Medical facilities like Central Govt Health Scheme(CGHS)
• Recognition of retiree organizations by IBA/Govt.

The Dharna was inaugurated by Shri. K.Sukumaran, president of UFBRO/RBONC, a  retired Chief General Manager of State Bank Of Mysore. More than 400 retirees, most of whom are senior citizens and many senior citizens (above 80 years) from across the length and breadth of the country  participated/took part in the DHARANA braving the elements.

Other  Retirees’ Organizations which participated in the  DHARANA  included  Resigned Bank Employees welfare association, State bank Of Patiala Retired   Officers Association, Bank Of Baroda Retired Officers Association, All India Punjab National Bank Retired Officers Association, State Bank Of Hyderabad Pensioners  Association, Erstwhile State Bank  of Indore Retired Officers association and  Erstwhile State Bank Of  Saurashtra Retired Officers’ Association, apart from individual retirees of various banks.

The speakers sought the intervention of the Prime Minister/Finance Minister /Chairperson- UPA, immediately to settle the urgent issues/problems faced by the bank retirees in their twilight years.

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