There is limit to every thing and so is in the case of pension issues in State Bank of India, the topmost Bank in the country, where the retiree pensioners are hankering for justice to them in the matter of increase in pension with requisite fitments. Besides the Bank and the Government of India turning a deaf ear to most logical demands, even the Law Courts of the land are callously falling in line with them with no heart for the sufferings of the pensioners. There are some Laws, some rules and some regulations every now and then promulgated by the Government but they prove negative to the extent of being adverse to the interest of the retiree pensioners instead of the much needed relief to them. K R Saini quite dexterously explained STATE BANK OF INDIA EMPLOYEES’ PENSION FUND REGULATIONS–2014 in reply to PMGK Panicker’s feeler on the same topic. The big problem is that the pensioners themselves are turning a blind eye to what is much more in their interest –they are anxious to get the result without striving even a little in that direction. They must at least get abreast with what is explained to them in this blog with experts like K R Saini to their advantage and interest. Certain exceptions apart, bulk of the pensioners are extremely an aggrieved a lot whose patience on the negation of their genuine rights is over brimming and the day is not far off when they are left with no alternative but to go for self immolation like farmers in Maharashtra are resorting to every now and then. Bank, Government of India and the Courts could be indifferent to pensioners interest but if pensioners themself are not receptive to messages given to them through this blog by way of write-ups and comments, it may hardly elicit any results. Necessary write-up by way of a comment as from K R Saini in reply to PMGK Panicker is reproduced below warranting the requisite initiative of the readers, retiree pensioners in particular.
DEAR SHRI PMGKPANICKER,I ADVISED THAT THESE REGULATIONS MAY BE CALLED”STATE BANK OF INDIA EMPLOYEES’ PENSION FUND REGULATIONS–2014” AND NOT”PENSION REGULATION ACT-2014” AS STATED BY YOU IN YOUR WRITE UP DATED THE 13TH FEBUARY,2015 IN THIS BLOG. THESE REGULATIONS ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE BANK’S PENSION PORTAL FOR S.B.I PENSIONERS UNDER THE HEADING RULES AND REGULATIONS. WE ARE THANKFUL TO YOU FOR WRITING THESE REGULATIONS IN THIS BLOG FOR THE INFORMATION OF S.B.IPENSIONERS.
IN THIS CONNECTION I MAY ADD THAT KINDLY GO THROUGH MY WRITE UP DATED THE 7TH FEBRUARY,2015 IN THIS BLOG ON THE SAME REGULATIONS WHEREIN I REQUESTED TO ALL THE SBI PENSIONERS TO SUBMIT THEIR OWN COMMENTS/FEEDBACK ON THESE REGULATIONS,BUT AFTER ONE WEEK YOU ARE THE FIRST AGGRIEVED PENSIONER WHO EXPLAINED THESE REGULATIONS.IT APPEARS THAT OLD PENSIONERS HAVE LOST THEIR HOPE AND PATIENCE IN IMPROVEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO THE FACT THAT NECESSARY RELIEF COULD NOT SO FAR BE SECURED EVEN THROUGH LEGAL ACTION AND AFTER THE SUPREME COURT DIRECTED THE TRANSFER OF OUR W.P TO DELHI HIGH COURT,THERE IS DELAY IN HEARING OF W.P WITH THE JUDGES NOT ADHERING TO THE TIME SCHEDULE.MEANWHILE OLD PENSIONERS ARE SUFFERING FOR THE LAST 17 YEARS TO 27 YEARS.