MUCH BEYOND HORIZON:>THE WAR BEGINS>


Large number of peple particularly those belonging to Banking Industry persistently wanted me to write on trade union movement in the industry with particular reference to it’s operation in State Bank of India in the context of my involvement in it. Difficult task it was to sumup my 37 years experience of turmoils,upheavals, intricacies and many a times most tortuous phases with the management/Government of India (in particular during the days of national emergency with Indira Gandhi being the Prime Minister of the country) hell bent upon victimising me on some pretext or the other. All this  in a situation when I had no  money to run the Union  (State Bank of India, All India State Bank of India Staff Federation) and the rest with a challenging task of rejuvenating it to a level where it could needfully afford combatting the onslaughts. Initially I had to borrow small sums from Branch Units and individuals to meet even the cost of postal stamps  for the purposes of sending/replying the huge mail received from the Units and others.Virtually there was nothing like a functionally operative office, it was rather a one man establishmen that was  me alone. I had to draft and type out the replies to  the senders of the mail after which I had to go to the post office cycling the distance to drop the letters. My office session started early in the morning continuing till mid night. This was the time when I had no friends but foes only. Besides management of the then Kanpur Circle of State Bank of India. Besides the management for whom the Union was at that time just an eye sore.,even the employees took the union activities just as a matter of an irritating nuisance. Oviously it was for lack of requisite awareness on their part those days.

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8 thoughts on “MUCH BEYOND HORIZON:>THE WAR BEGINS>

  1. Awadhesh Pandey May 10, 2018 — 12:31 pm

    परम आदरणीय
    मुझे याद है उन दिनो आप बैंक से 16 महीने छुट्टी लेकर युनियन के सदस्यो का मनोबल बढाने के कार्य मे लगे रह्ते थे.आप अकेले ही तमाम यातनाओ, एव अभावो के बाद भी संगठन के पुस्तक मे एक शौर्य का स्वाभिमान का अध्याय लिखते रहे,इसलिए उस समय को संगठन के शौर्य का स्वाभिमान का स्वर्णिम काल कहा जाय तभी उस समय के साथ न्याय हो पाएगा जो आपके द्वारा ही संभव था और इसलिए यह कहना भी सोलह आने सत्य है कि आप एक सैनिक नही सम्पूर्ण सेना है जो हर मौर्चा फतह करना जानते है.

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    1. I have gone through your comment as a fullfledged writeup worth studying
      with great inspiration. My thanks with love and affectio.

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  2. SHRI M.R AWASTHY JI,AT PRESENT THERE IS NO FORMAL GRIEVANCE REDESSAL MACHINERY AS REGARDS THE ISSUES CONNECTED WITH THE SUPERANNUATION BENEFITS IN THE BANK.OFTEN,THE FEDERATIONS HAVE TO COMPEL THE MANAGEMENT TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES RELATED TO PENSION.USUALLY THE MANAGEMENT TAKES A RIGID STAND AND FAILS TO MAINTAIN TRANSPARECY WHILE TAKING UP THE ISSUE WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
    K.R.SAINI

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    1. But it is essential to continue the same till we are in readyness to work out the strategies to combat the onslaughts against the retirees.

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    2. I do share your keen anxiety and concern on the issue adhering to the agenda to the core. I refuse to succumb to the onslaughts as from the management and the government of India carrying the conviction that some day ‘the light of smiles shall fill again the lids that overflow with tears’. Victory has to be ours ultimately. I am in contact with powers that be.

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      1. SIR,VERY FEW PERSONS LIKE AWADESH PANDEY AND YOUR GOODSELF WHO KNOW THE TRUTH AND SERVE THE SERVING EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS RETIREES.SHRI PANDEY RIGHTLY SAID FOR GETTING LEGIMATE RIGHTS AND THEY HAVE TO SPEND NUMBER OF YEARS AND HUGE AMOUNTS FOR ENGAGING COMPETENT LAWYERS FOR DEFENDING THEIR LEGIMATE RIGHTS IN THE VARIOUS COURTS SOMETIME IN THE SUPREME COURT .OUR RESPONDENTS BANK,U.O.I AND RESERVE BANK OF INDIA HAVING HUGE RESORCES AND LAWYERS THEY GOT ADJOURNMENTS IN THE COURT OF LAW .IN THIS PROCESS MANY RETIREES HAVE DIED AND SHRI AWADESH RIGHTLY OBSERVED THIS.EVEN THEN THEY NOT GET THE LEGIMATE RIGHTS.FOR EXAMPLE RECENTLY BANK REALEASED THE ARREARS OF PENSION TO 5TH,6TH AND 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES BY REVISING THE PENSION BY THE ORDER OF M.O.F.IN REALITY NOT FULLY RELEASED THE ARREARS OF PENSION.IN THE CASE OF AWARD STAFF WHILE CALCULATING REVISED PENSION PROFESSIONAL QULIFICATION PAY AND FIXED PERSONAL PAY HAVE NOT BEEN TAKEN(ADDED) WHILE PAYING ARREARS TO 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.WHEREAS THEASE TWO COMPONENTS ARE PART ANDV ARCEL OF PAY AND THUS LESS ARREAES OF PENSION ARE PAID.SIMILARLY HALF OF PROFESSIONAL QULIFICATION PAY AND FIXED PERSONAL PAY HAVE NOT BEEN ADDED INTO CUT-OFF POINT OF PENSION FOR CALCULATING THE REVISED PENSION TO SUPERVISING STAFF.THESE TWO COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN ADDED IN THE PENSION OF 8TH,9TH AND 10TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.THIS IS DISCREMINATION.
        K.R.SAINI

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  3. Awadhesh Pandey May 10, 2018 — 2:46 pm

    आदरणीय सैनी सर
    अवस्थी जी केसेवानिब्रित के बाद कोई है जो पेंशनर्स केहित मे केंद्र सरकार और बैंक पर दबाव बनाए जिससे पेंशनर्स भी अन्य प्रांतीय या केन्द्रीय सरकार के बराबर पेंशन एंव सुबिधाए प्राप्त करसके. जहाँ तक पेंशनर्स एशोसिएशन की बात है वो वर्षो से कोर्ट मे जूझ रही है पर कोर्ट मे समय कितना लग रहा है. आप अच्छी तरह जानते है कि कितने लोग संसार छोड गये और कुछ की पत्निया भी नही है वे सभी मिलने वाले लाभ से वंचित रह गए. कोई उपाय है क्या ?.

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    1. VERY WELL SAID.

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