Having given narratives on different aspects of pension issues in State Bank of India, K R Saini, the author of this running serial, advises as to how the over all scenario on pension issues be summed up in a lucid manner to address a conclusive strategy on sorting out the problem. This Part 6 is the last but one post on the problem and the same is reproduced below. Last one follows as Part 7.
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:15:18 Edit
DEAR FRIENDS, I HAVE BEEN WRITING ON PENSION RULES/REGULATIONS AND VARIOUS COURT CASES DECIDED/PENDING IN THE HIGH COURTS FOR THE LAST ONE WEEK STARTING FROM THE 20TH AUGUST,2015. I FEEL THAT IT IS MY DUTY TO ADVISE YOU MY PERSONAL VIEWS/SUGGESTIONS FOR RESOLVING THE PENSION ISSUES IN STATE BANK OF INDIA.
AT THE OUTSET LET ME TELL THAT INDIVIDUAL RETIREES CANNOT DO ANYTHING ON THEIR OWN WAY TO RESOLVE A DECADE AND HALF OLD PENDING DEMANDS OF PAYMENT OF PENSION ON THE BASIS OF 7TH BIPARTITE PAY SCALES AND PENSION@50% OF THE AVERAGE 12VMONTHS SALARY AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT(S). THERE IS NOTHING LIKE ANY SHORTCUT FOR SECURING OUR DEMANDS THAN LONG DRAWN UNITED/CONSISTENT ACTIONS FROM ALL THE RETIREES ORGANISATIONS INCLUSIVE OF PENSIONERS FEDERATION.
I HAVE IN MY WRITE UP DATED 25TH AUGUST,2015 ALSO MENTIONED ON THIS POINT THAT RETIREES HAVE LEFT NOW WITH ONLY TWO OPTONS (DIRECT DISSCUSSIONS WITH THE GOVERNMENT/BANK WHO CAN SETTLE OUR DEMANDS (b) PROCEED WITH LEGAL ACTIONS TO SECURE OUR RIGHTS. ANY PENSIONERS FEDERATION WILL PREFER THE FIRST PATH TO SORT OUT THE ISSUES . THIS IS THE REASON OUR PENSIONERS FEDERATION MET OUR CHAIRPERSON ON THE 6TH JULY 2015 TO SORT OUT TH ANOMALIES IN PENSION OF S.B.I. PENSIONERS.
HOWEVER, THERE ARE CERTAIN REALITIES WHICH WE ON OUR PART SHOULD NOT FORGET. RETIREES FIGHT IS WITH THE MIGHTY FORCE GOVERNMENT/BANK WHO ARE IN POWER IN OUR COUNTRY AND OUR BANK ACTS IN TUNE WITH ”HIS MASTER’S VOICE I.E. THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
UNLESS THE POLITICAL MASTERS DECIDE IN OUR FAVOUR NOTHING WILL BE MATERIALISED. BANK RETIREES DO NOT CONSIST OF A BIG VOTE BANK OR A FORCE WHO CAN GO FOR ANY DIRECT ACTIONS LIKE SERVING EMPLOYEES CAN AFFORD TO DO. THEREFORE I SUGGEST THAT ONLY COLLECTIVE EFFORTS OF RETIREES ORGANISATIONS WITH CONTINUOUS FOLLOW UP WITH EXECUTIVES AT M.O.F AND BANK) AT THE HELM OF AFFAIRS WILL ONLY SUCCEED.
To be continued and concluded as Part 7: