With a top rank label of a premier Banking institution of the country and hardly any match in terms of resources and staff strength, State Bank of India is occupying most envious a citadel of grandeur and stature with hardly any parallel anywhere credit for which obviously goes to the very personnel involved, say from tier to tier who keep themselves harnessed to their tasks indefatigably with hardly any break including weekly off besides other holidays as a result of which their family life gets shattered and ruined. The scenario gets multiplied with every next day that follows assuming graver proportions on day today basis calling it a day of torture and atrocities. The Government of India being the super master in the background is deeply prone to apply whips against the workers in some name or the other with fancy to incorporate and implement as their modus operandi to augment their political manoeuvrings.
Notwithstanding the above the conditions in the case of Award staff are at their worst. Thousands of employees retired, shifted elsewhere or died but no replacement as there is no recruitment to replace them with the result that there is acute shortage of staff in almost all the offices including the rung of administrative offices, no replacement of those transferred elsewhere, no fresh recruitment for a long time. The staff strength every where stand awefully depleted with the result that the existing staff is badly overpressed with work continuing from early hours till too late in the night. No leave is granted even in emergency cases. Such a magnitude of hardship was not that much there even in the days when there was National Emergency promulgated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Leave applied by the employees is not granted even in emergent cases. Any employee any where, even on leave including medical reasons, is any time summoned over mobile phones to report for additional work without any overtime payment. The controlling offices have given a blanket authority to their managers to chargesheet and suspend any employee on even minor matters even for no reason at all. This is an anarchy, this is much worse than the dark days of the then promulgation of National Emergency in mid 1970s and the situation demands the workforce to demonstrate their strength and peremptorily revolt with jihaad to remedy the onslaughts.