Thursday, May 18, 2017

AIBRF Joining 100 Per Cent Dearness Allowance Case In the Supreme Court

We reproduce below circular issued by AIBRF on above subject.

Ref:2017/64                                            Date: 16.05.2017

The office Bearers/ Central Committee Members/ State
Body Chiefs   A.I.B.R.F

Dear Comrades,

Re: AIBRF Joining 100 Per Cent Dearness  Allowance Case In the Supreme Court.

As you are aware, Kolkata High Court some time back have passed order in favour of the retirees to grant 100 per cent DA to the pensioners who retired before November 2002 as per RBI formula as provided in clause no 6 of 1993 Bipartite Settlement signed between Unions & IBA. This Judgement was given by the single bench and confirmed by the Division Bench of Kolkata High Court.

2. Instead of implementing the Court order by United Bank of India Management / IBA to settle this matter pending for last more than 12 years, the bank management/ IBA decided to file SLP in the Supreme Court dragging the retirees for further legal battle.
 3. AIBRF have approached several times IBA/ Unions in last two years and earlier to settle the issues through negotiation as per the commitment given in Record Note dated 25.05.2015. After disposal of SLP of retirees from Tamilnadu in February, 2017 and order of Kolkata in favour of retirees in the matter, we expected that IBA and Unions would take steps to settle the matter through discussion as per their own commitment. AIBRF had written letters to IBA for discussion for implementing Kolkata High Court judgement. But unfortunately, IBA has decided for legal fight and is not ready to keep its own commitment given in the Record Note. Unions are also maintaining silence without any initiative on their part to share their strategy for solution of the issue which can provide some comfort to the retirees.

4. In view of the above, as per the decision taken at Indore Office Bearers Meeting , AIBRF has since moved application in the Supreme Court to become party in this case to express our solidarity and support to the comrades of United Bank Retired Employees Welfare Association and to protect interest of large number of membership from AIBRF/ bank retiree fraternity effectively.

5.AIBRF has engaged two senior counsel who have expertise in service matters/constitution to argue the case on behalf of AIBRF and UBIRWA and other individual retirees in coordinated manner.
 6. Next date of the hearing fixed in this matter is 7th July, 2017. We shall inform developments in the case in Supreme Court after hearing on this date.

With Warm Greetings,

Yours Sincerely,