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Circular No. 11/VI/2015

May 25, 2015

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CAMP:  MUMBAI                                         

TO

 

ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES

 

Dear Comrades

 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL”

 

7TH JOINT NOTE SIGNED TODAY

 

CONGRATS  TO  ALL  BANKMEN

 

31 months of long journey  commenced on 30th Oct 2012 has ultimately ended by inking the 7th Joint note in the Banking Industry today at Mumbai, benefitting 3,04,090 Officers.

 

IBA team was led by Shri T M Bhasin, Chairman IBA (CMD Indian Bank), Shri Ashwini Kumar, Chairman Sub Committee on Officers’ demands/issues & CMD Dena Bank, , Shri Shyam Srinivasan CEO Federal Bank, Shri Animesh Chauhan MD & CEO OBC, , Shri Ashwini Mehra  DMD SBI, Shri M V Tanksale CEO IBA, Shri K Unnikrishnan Dy CEO IBA, Shri K S Chauhan Senior Vice President, HR & IR IBA besides back up team of HR Dept members of IBA.

 

AIBOA team was led by Com Alok Khare, Vice Chairman, Com S S Shishodia President, Dr Kumar Arvind Vice President, Com M A Srinivasan Dy Gen Secy, Com S N Dutta Dy Gen Secy, Com G Gunasekaran Treasurer, Com Narendra Kotiawala Jt Secy besides the undersigned.

 

After the brief exchange of pleasantries on the happy occasion of concluding the discussions on the wage revision and service conditions of the Bank men,  reiterating the concern to protect , promote and preserve the Public Sector Banks and work towards strengthening and raising to standard of participation of the banks in Nation Building Exercises, in midst of mounting NPAs, due to economic conditions in our country. Then  the representatives of the unions and IBA inked the Joint Note, thus ended the long drawn process of wage negotiation in the industry.

 

The salient features of the Joint Note signed are  :

 

a)      a]Shifting the system of arriving at the wage load on Pay slip components instead of the earlier exercise of total overall load on establishment expenses.

 

b)     b]Due to the capping of 2% over 60.15%  DA merger with the existing Basic Pay for the purpose of construction of new Basic Pay, a new element/component with a nomenclature  as “Special Allowance attracting DA” is introduced. A minimum of 9.75% uniform increase has been  ensured to all Officers in the industry.

 

c)      c]The frozen CCA of earlier Joint note has been defrezed /enhanced this time, as there was a demand by AIBOC to merge with HRA like workmen, in the earlier Joint Note exercise in 2010. Only 54% of Officers are getting CCA.

 

d)     d]The quantum of HRA due to 163.335% rise in the existing basic pay would automatically enhance the HRA. Still, we have added 0.5% in all three areas benefitting 55% of the Officers in the industry.

 

e)      e]There is an increase in FPP, PQP and also in the medical aid available yearly.

 

      f]AIBOA, in its silver jubilee conference held at New Delhi in February  2006, realizing the ever increasing workload of Officers gave a call for “ Regulated working hours” and “5 days a week”. Now keeping the interest  of “GENNEXT” Officers in mind  on whose shoulders the burden of building the public sector banks rests, 2nd and 4th Saturdays will be declared as holidays and in lieu of it 1st and 3rd  Saturdays will be full working days.  5th Saturday of the month will be full working day. It was assured on 23rd Feb 2015, while drawing the MOU, after 6 to 12 months, subject to review,  the matter would be revisited. Hence the vision of late Com “RJS” is  fulfilled to quench the thirst of the new generation of Bank Workers to initiate new process of work – life balancing exercise to a great extent. This is another great achievement of AIBOA.

 

g)     g]Insurance backed hospitalization was also brought as a part of the settlement to the total workforce of the industry except to SBI workforce. It is going to be a new experiment, however  the workforce in the industry has to deal with the Bank only.

 

To put in a nutshell, a per capita increase of Rs 80,720/= per annum is available. A unique step forward has been made in the matter of D & A regulations and regulated working hours for Officers. The process has been set in motion. Other issues pertaining to the Officers’ community has to be taken forward after discussing the same in our central committee. The issues raised on behalf of the retirees has not  progressed well but a record of proceedings was signed by all the Negotiating Unions to work out the ways and means to address the pressing problems.

 

IBA has agreed to advise the Banks to release the arrears from 01.11.2012 to 31.05.2015 at the earliest. AIBOA secretariat which met at Mumbai has decided to call upon the Officers for a 4% levy after tax to be shared equally between base/State/All India Federation and AIBOA. In addition  an amount of Rs 1000/= may please be paid to “AIBOA Unorganised Sector Relief Fund” as a good will gesture, to fulfill  the dream of Late Com RJS. We call upon the members and units to fulfill the financial obligations without fail, as this is a main fulcrum to keep the “Tarak Institute” in perfect condition.

 

The role played by Com D Raja, M P on 18.02.2015 setting the stage to clinch the wage settlement to 8 lacs workforce by leading the delegation of “AIBEA & AIBOA” principal Office bearers to The Hon Finance  Minister Shri  Arun Jaitley was noteworthy. Our red salute to the sterling role played by him in our industry.

 

Congratulations!! Your unflinching loyalty to AIBOA and its role to achieve a meaningful wage settlement is once again demonstrated .

 

 LONG LIVE AIBOA

 

WORKING  TOGETHR  WORKS

 

Yours Comradely

 

(S NAGARAJAN)

GENERAL SECRETARY

 

 

Encl: Annexure


 

1.      Scale of Pay:

 

Scale I     :   23700  - 980 (7) – 30560 -1145 (2) - 32850-1310 (7) - 42020

                        Scale II    :   31705 – 1145 (1) – 32850 – 1310 (10) - 45950

                        Scale III   :  42020 – 1310 (5) – 48570 – 1460 (2) - 51490

                                Scale IV      50030 – 1460 (4) – 55870 – 1650 (2) - 59170

                        Scale V    :   59170 – 1650 (2) – 62470 – 1800 (2) - 66070

                        Scale VI  :    68680 – 1960 (4) - 76520

                        Scale VII :    76520 – 2120 (4) – 85000

 

2.      STAGNATION INCREMENT: -

 

Scale  I   4 increments once in 3 years

Scale II  4 increments (3 increments once in 3 yrs & 1 increment after 2 yrs) DOE – 01 5 2015.

Scale III 5 increments (4 increments once in 3 yrs & 1 increment after 2 yrs) D O E – 01 05 2015

Scale IV 1 increment once in three years  DOE 01 05 2015

 

3.      D A     @ 0.10% for every 4 points rise.

 

4.      H R A:  from 01.11.2012

 

Major A:         9%

Area I   :         8%

Others  :         7%

5.      C C A from 01.11.2012:

 

Area I:                4% MAX    Rs 870

Others:   3% MAX    Rs 600

 

6.      Special allowance from 01.11.2012:

 

Scale  I  to  III                         7.75%  +  DA 

Scale  IV & V                          10%     +  DA

Scale  VI & VII                                   11%     +  DA

 

7.      PF from 01.11.2012                10%

 

8.      Medical Aid:               Scale I to III:   Rs 8000/=

                                       IV & above:    Rs 9050/=

 

9.      Recovery of House /Furniture Rent :

0.75% and 0.15% of the first stage of Basic Pay.

 

10.  FPP from 01.11.2012:

 

Basic Comp                DA                  Total

1310                            143                  1453

1460                            159                  1619

1650                            180                  1830

1800                            196                  1996

1960                            214                  2174

2120                            231                  2351

 

11.  PQP  from 01.11.2012:

Part I: Rs   670 pm

Part II: Rs 1680 pm

 

12.  Deputation Allowance:

 

Outside the organization:  7.75% max Rs 4000/= pm

Inside the organization:     4.00% max Rs 2000/= pm

 

13.  Hill & Fuel Allowance from 01.11.2012:

 

1000 mtrs to 1500 mtrs:         2%  Max Rs 750/= pm

1500 mtrs to 3000 mtrs:         2.5% max Rs 1000/= pm

Above 3000 mtrs:                   5%  max  Rs 2000/= pm

 

14.  Special Area Allowance w.e.f 01.11.2012:

 

15.  Mode of travel:/LFC

LFC monetization: 100% of the eligible fare.

Monthly income Rs 10,000/= (aggregate of both parents)

 

16.  Project Area Allowance:   Group A: Rs 400/ p m

       Group B: Rs 350/ p m

 

17.  Mid Academic Transfer Allowance:             Rs 1100/= p m DOE 01 6 2015

 

18.  Split Duty Allowance:                                               Rs   200/= p m

 

 

19.  Compensation on transfer: [D O E 01 06 2015]

 

Scale I to III:   Rs 15000/=

IV & above:    Rs 20,000/=

 

20.  Improvements in Leave:

 

Special leave upto 30 days for donation of organs in the service.

Paternity leave for 15 days

Child adoption leave maximum period of 6 months.

Privilege leave accumulation upto 270 days  encashment upto 240 days.

 

21.  2nd a d 4th Saturdays –Holidays

 

           Notification from the Government is awaited.


Circular No.10/VI/2015                                                                                                                                                                                   May 20,2015
                                                                                                                 Camp :Mumbai                                                                                                           

To All Units / State Committees                                                                                              

Dear Comrades,

·                                                          Understanding reached on financial components of wage revision.

·                                                                  7th Joint Note to be inked on 25th May 2015 at Mumbai

Today, the penultimate round on the current wage revision was held at IBA Office, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai at 2.30 p.m. The IBA team was led by Shri Arun Tiwari, CMD, Union Bank, Shri Ashwini Mehra, DMD, SBI, Shri M. V. Tanksale, CEO, IBA, Shri K. Unnikrishnan, Dy. CEO, IBA, Shri K. S. Chauhan, Vice President, HR & IR, IBA besides the support team of IBA.

Preceding the discussions, there was a preliminary round in which Com. Alok Khare, Vice Chairman, besides the undersigned with the other organizational representatives participated in the exercise.

CEO, IBA while welcoming the representatives of the officers organisations expressed his happiness in the matter of reaching the understandings on distribution of the financial benefits to the officers based on the MOU inked on 23rd February 2015. He emphasized the need to protect and promote the public sector banks image in the eyes of the common man of the country. He also expressed the need to take forward the message of building a sense of belonging to the members of the officers community. Shri Arun Tiwari, CMD, UBI was categorical that the work force needs to be satisfied first through whom the image building and the involvement to build the public sector banks would become possible. Representatives of the four officers organisations responded positively to the observations and expressions made by the members of the IBA team. The agreed load was distributed amongst the pay slip components through mutual discussion and the chart of allocation was signed by the both the parties. The details are as under :

1.       Basic  Pay  –   Scale I     - 23700  - 980(7) – 30560 -1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020

                                Scale II    - 31705-1145(1)-32850-1310(10)-45950

                                Scale III   - 42020-1310(5)-48570-1460(2)-51490

                                Scale IV   - 50030-1460(4)-55870-1650(2)-59170

                                Scale V    - 59170 -1650(2)-62470-1800(2)-66070

                                Scale VI   - 68680-1960(4)-76520

                                Scale VII  - 76520-2120(4)-85000

2.       Dearness Allowance - @0.10% per slab above CPI 4440 currently - 33.70%

3.       Addl Stagnation increment - Scale II – 1,       Scale III-1,       Scale IV-1 (periodicity once in two years)

4.       CCA                                        - Higher Area 4% - 870, Lower Area 3% - 600

5.       HRA                                        - Major A class – 9%, Area I – 8%, other places -7%

6.       Medical Aid                           - Scale I to III – Rs.8000, Scale IV and above – Rs. 9050

7.       Special Allowance               - Scale I to III – 7.75%, Iv & V – 10%, VI & VII – 11%

                 (it attracts Dearness Allowance)

The approval related to holidays on 2nd & 4th Saturdays is pending with Government Authorities for their approval and notification. Comrades, efforts are taken to give true reflection of the above in the joint note coupled with particulars related to other service conditions too. Various suggestions have been made by officers organizations to IBA on these matters.

 We shall convey the full details of the joint notes once the same is finally inked on 25th May 2015 at Mumbai.

Yours Comradely,

 [S/d................]

/S NAGARAJAN/ 
GENERAL SECRETARY

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CIRCULAR No.9/VI/2015

April 18, 2015

 

TO

ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES

 

Dear Comrades, 

 

LONG  TRAVEL  OF  FIVE  MAGIC  LETTERS  - AIBEA.

 

40 years back, on the same date, we lost one of precious jewel of the middle class Trade Union movement of the Country, Com.H.L.Parvana, In the words ofCom.Prabhat Kar..

 

'" .....He was the life and soul of AIBEA centre. His dedication to the cause and thoroughness of minutest details are unparalleled. In every dimension of work of AIBEA, he was indispensable. In movement, in agitation, in campaign, in negotiations, in settling differences and solving problems his unique contribution was visible. As an agitator, organiser, as a leader conversant with every sphere of Trade union movement, his imprint was distinct. He was a comrade with clarity, with vision and a comrade who never knew tiredness." 

 

We pay our respectful homage to the great son of India, who stood taller by his contribution to the society at large and to the nation through strengthening the Public Sector Banking concept.  He was dismissed from bank's service for organising the trade union in Punjab National Bank. He was the one who had unique distinction of remembrance and respect from all sections of the society, that the newspapers of Delhi was not published on 19th April,1975,as a mark of respect, next to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of the Country in 1964. dismissed from bank's service for organising the trade union in Punjab National Bank. He was the one who had unique distinction of remembrance and respect from all sections of the society, that the newspapers of Delhi was not published on 19th April,1975,as a mark of respect, next to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of the Country in 1964.

 

 "The trade union is an instrument for social Change", saying by the architect of alternative model of goverence by the class struggles. This expressions aptly suits to long travel of the five magic letters of middle class trade union  organisation of the Bankmen of our nation VIZ; AIBEA. There is certainly a need to look back to the history to understand the path traversed by the great movement from various circumstances.The trade union is an instrument for social Change", saying by the architect of alternative model of goverence by the class struggles. This expressions aptly suits to long travel of the five magic letters of middle class trade union  organisation of the Bankmen of our nation VIZ; AIBEA. There is certainly a need to look back to the history to understand the path traversed by the great movement from various circumstances.

 

ROME WAS NOT BUILT OVER NIGHT BUT BRICK BY BRICK:  The colonial rule established through trade and commerce, by the East India Company, led to the establishment of Banks in India, which also attracted individual Indians to establish the Banks. In the international arena, the Great October Revolution in Soviet Russia in 1917,sparked the fire for initiating independence struggles. The first and foremost trade union organisation in pre independent India was established in October 1920, the AITUC,  was a milestone in the advancement of Trade union, an inspiration instilled in the young minds.  The Quit India Movement, the naval mutiny and also the freedom struggles were the stepping stones for the foundation of AIBEA.

 

In this background, unable to bear the brunt and inhuman behaviour of Bank Managements in various parts of the country, to secure the job security with dignity, the first trade union of Bankmen was founded on 20th April,1946, in the colonial control. The birth place was naturally Bengal, which produced nobel men and women for the betterment of our dear Nation. Com.Prabhat Kar, who took all the pains to organise the 20th April,1946, in the colonial control. The birth place was naturally Bengal, which produced nobel men and women for the betterment of our dear Nation. Com.Prabhat Kar, who took all the pains to organise the Bank employees in the State of Bengal, was an employee of The Llyods Bank Ltd. For upholding the values and also protest against wrong application of law to deny the reasonable wages to the workforce in Central Bank of India, a solidarity strike call was  given by the Bengal State Federation under his leadership led to his dismissal from bank service. He took all the pains to organise the bankmen by his organisational tours continuously. In the year 1953, he took the reins of the bankmen movement, as the General Secretary of AIBEA, effectively led and powerfully presented the arguments before the tribunals. During the two decades of journey from 1946 to 1966, the various forms of struggles launched by him inside the courts and outside in the streets, won the right of negotiation through bilateral agreements. First and Second bilateral settlements in 1966 and 1970 were of significant in nature and contents. The role played by the TWINS Com.Prabhat kar and Com.H.L.Parvana in the Bank Nationalisation struggle led to the division in the ruling party and also tremendous capacity to repulse back when the powerful lobby of Industrialists opposed the Bank Nationalisation through legal recourse. Not only extended organisational support to realise the demand for the Welfare of the nation through Nationalisation, but also ensured workers participation in th Banks Board by an innovative idea at that point of time.  TWINS Com.Prabhat kar and Com.H.L.Parvana in the Bank Nationalisation struggle led to the division in the ruling party and also tremendous capacity to repulse back when the powerful lobby of Industrialists opposed the Bank Nationalisation through legal recourse. Not only extended organisational support to realise the demand for the Welfare of the nation through Nationalisation, but also ensured workers participation in th Banks Board by an innovative idea at that point of time. 

 

During the emergency time, the target of attack was on AIBEA and its leadership by the adversaries within and also by the Government too. He withstood along with Com.D.P.Chadha, one more captain added to the list of leaders par excellence. It was in the post emergency period, to realise the demand of wage revision, an indefinite strike call in January 1979 was given during the Janata Party Government. All the operating unions in the Industry were to plunge into action, but the then AICOBOO backtracked. It was the part of deceptive game backed up by the Government. Not deterred by the sudden turn of events, one day prior to the indefinite call, a settlement was clinched, by Com.Prabhat kar with the help of late Mohan Dharia.

 

In the 1980 Conference held at Allahabad, saw emergence of another towering personality Com.Tarakeswar Chakraborti as General Secretary of AIBEA to lead the movement from 1980 to 2003. Fourth Bipartite settlement was signed on 16th September,1984 without even a day’s strike in the Industry. That was the sharp tactics of the leaders who were heading the movement.

 

THE NEED TO ORGANISE THE OFFICERS WAS FELT AND REALISED: Whether AIBEA acted as a splitter ? The answer is NO.To develop the militancy coupled with the working relationship with workmen, AIBOA was founded, which Government and Managements never wanted. The fundamental principle is “working together works”. Com.Prabhatda was a really a visionary leader, par excellence.  The birth of AIBOA was the brainchild of Com.Prabhat Kar, who was the founder President of AIBOA. He ensured that AIBOA enters the negotiation table by submitting the first charter of demands on 26th June 1984. The joint strike call of AIBEA and AIBOA brought the benefit of first joint note on officers wage revision in August 1985 in the Industry.

 

 The struggles led to pin point the ills of the Industry right from 1985,publication of defaulters lists and leading Parliament Morcha to draw the attention of the common men of the nation were note worthy. Securing the benefit of “cradle to grave” Pension Scheme in the Industry in 1993 and also 2010 to the Bankmen by AIBEA was fully backed up by AIBOA. It was richly acknowledged by the General Secretary in his Report presented in Jaipur conference in 1996, the role of AIBOA  standing firm to thwart the attack of JAC.

 

Contributions and achievements of AIBEA in building a fine value based society of Bankmen are worth mentioning. Fighting for Jobs and jobs security has become a perennial issue, right from the date of birth of AIBEA till date.

 

The powerful and magic five letters attracts the attention of everyone- young and old, poor and rich, employees and the retirees, and Government and managements.

 

The journey continues...... Caravan walks on...........  AIBEA....... March on.

AIBOA  expresses best of memories and wishes on the

70th Founding Day of AIBEA

 Yours Comradely,

 

/S.NAGARAJAN/

GENERAL SECRETARY


 

Circular No.8/VI/2015

April 17, 2015

 

 

To:

ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES

 

 

Dear Comrades,

 

UFBU MEET AND

SUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS WITH IBA,

 

Preceding the IBA meeting on 16th April, 2015, UFBU met at Maharastra State Bank Employees Federation Office at Fort Mumbai on 15.04.2015 at 18.00 hrs.  Our Organisation was represented by Com.Alok.Khare, Vice Chairman, Com.S.S.Shishodia, President besides the undersigned. All the constituents have participated in the meet.

 

1.         The following issues were discussed for taking up the same with IBA.

 

Ø  Improvements in the proposed Insurance backed Hospitalisation Scheme.

Ø  Four issues concerning the Retirees- [a] 100% D.A.Neutralisation for retirees prior to 1.11.2002; [b].Family Pension; [c]. Updation of Pension; [d]. Coverage of Hospitalisation to Retirees. [a] 100% D.A.Neutralisation for retirees prior to 1.11.2002; [b].Family Pension; [c]. Updation of Pension; [d]. Coverage of Hospitalisation to Retirees.

Ø  Constraints in construction of Pay scales with the condition of 2% loading 

Ø  Feasibility of converting the DA series from the base year of 1960 to 2001.

 

2.         The IBA subcommittee on Hospitalisation Scheme was headed by Shri.Arun Tiwari, Chairman Union Bank of India, Shri.Shailesh Verma CGM, SBI, Shri.B.S.Shekhawat, GM (HRD) CBI, Shri.M.V.Tanksale, CEO IBA, Shri K.Unnikrishnan Dy.CEO IBA besides HR officials of IBA. The representatives of all the eleven unions have participated.

 

3.         There was a detailed discussion on the Hospitalisation based on the documents provided by the IBA to all the unions.  Our organisation has forwarded the various suggestions on the scheme to IBA, earlier to the commencement of the discussions, The said communication addressed to the IBA is sent herewith. At the end, there are very many loose ends to be knitted to present a comprehensive and an improved beneficial scheme to the Bankmen at large.

 

4.         In the exclusive sub committee meeting of Officers, IBA team was headed by Shri. Ashwini Kumar Chairman Dena Bank, Smt.Indira Padmini, GM, IOB, Shri.B.S.Shekhwat, GM CBI besides the top officials and also of HR team of IBA,

 

5.         The talks continued on issues listed in the Charter of demands of officers. The discussions are progressing but inconclusive. The Officers’ organisations have requested for one more sitting to take forward the discussions preferably next week.

 

6.         We shall keep the units informed about the progress made to convert the MOU into 7th Joint Note.

 

Yours Comradely,

 

 /S.NAGARAJAN/

GENERAL SECRETARY. 

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