History has it that it is always a few as from the masses who take up the cudgels against some barbaric injustice or the other perpetrating to the roots. Pension issue in State Bank has all along been a mirage and unwanted issue for the Bank’s management and the Government of India as if the aggrieved ones do not belong to the very soil of the country.The Supreme Court of India only the other day point blank turned down the pensioners demand for cent percent DA merger ruthlessly throwing justice element to winds despite potent most arguments put forth by Ramchandra Upadhyaya and also KR Saini. Saini also made a self explicit Statement on the pension issues before Indian Banks Association (IBA) which was laudable enough almost on all anomalies in relation to pension issues. The most indefatigable an endeavour made by a talented pleader with merit like Ramchandra Upadhyaya solidly supported by KR Saini strengthens the case with utmost clarity and there can be no gainsaying accepting the arguments unless seen with contemptuous disdain but this is what is visible on the surface. Pensioners owe a solemn gratitude to the duo. Pensioners in general hanker with a grievance that nothing tangible is coming out but I make an appeal to you all to keep patience and some day you will emerge successful and the light of smiles shall fill again in the lids that overflow with tears. Pensioners owe a solemn gratitude to the duo. Pensioners in general hanker with a grievance that nothing tangible is coming out but I make an appeal to you all to keep patience and some day you will emerge successful. Comments by KR Saini on the latest developments particularly the ones dated 31st January and 1st February’2017 are pertinently important and they are required to be gone through threadbare and meticulously to arm all the concerneds thoroughly. Your cooperation and support are a dire need at every step. No halt to the Jehaad unless the goal is reached and this is how Vibekanand said “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached”.
Think of the times when there was no language on earth and it was only much there after that people started talking amongst themselves with the language they themselves developed. Today there are thousands of the languages all over the world.Every language has its own personality. It’s language that regulates any theme. There is something called ‘speechless’, the word that became more popular after Shakespeare used it in ‘Merchant of Venice’ while describing how Lady Portia (Professor Balthasar) talked to Basanio, her love using gestures and miens to communicate the messages. But think of exchanging messages without words- they are actually bald ones without much of tangibility and substance in them. Whatever be the theme of the talks or the messages, it is some language or the other used as a powerful tool for expressions. I am never for isolating some particular language against another as in my view each language is bountifully rich both in vocabulary as well as oral expressions. Let there be nothing sort of discrimination between language and the other language.
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Be it Malthusian theory in economics or any other theory else where they hardly get erased from the public memory, more so in the case of political leaders irrespective of as to which party they belong to. Isn’t it damn easy to go by imitations? But quality lies with the fine tuning the respective masters can afford to manage. Modi, the Prime Minister, is known well for doing necessary home work before jumping to the fray on any front. One can hardly draw an idea like the monetary restrictions coupled with other measures already spelt out by the Prime Minister but it looks like an action taken too much in a hurry. To check black money, the answer is not this as there are ample administrative measures available as pertinent option. This gives a chance to opposition to gherao the Prime Minister calling him names. They are already voicing loud that this is a weak action and it lacks a matured statesmanship and public as a whole would have to suffer in many ways.
Who bothers for them? Possibly none. They are the abandoned lot in the whole democracy with none around to offer them some succor allowing them to lead a normal life like others do in the country. The hardships are caused to them by none others but the Government of India itself and Banking Industry mainly including State Bank of India. I am referring to the plights of the retirees from giant Bank of the country State Bank where this issue is pending for the last two decades with the result that the pensioners are hankering for some relief as their pension amount is too low incapable of necessary sustentation of self and their family. The problem continues hovering around Government of India, the courts including Supreme Court and State Bank. Parliament of the country is all out preparing itself to raise the monthly emoluments of the so called less paid Members of the Parliament. The tearful face and a visibly a depressed look of the aggrieved man both can well be seen on the two pictures in the beginning of this post. These pictures are the real ones telling the whole world what could be the amount of their sufferings. Besides pension issue, the issue of compassionate appointment which was there in State Bank was abruptly withdrawn without any reason or rhyme at the end of the last century. Why such an onslaught let loose terribly against the bank employees. Why political leaders are seen stressing their throat boasting at the top of their voice that ‘ see how best we are doing for the development and welfare of the people’. Is it that pensioners of State Bank of India and the aggrieved ones on account of their bread earner’s death can’t claim their rights as a citizen of the country?. They only cry and weep in the absence of any relief from any side. Compassionate appointment is the dire need of the first order but the issue is callously side tracked. Our question to the Government of India is whether they aim at seeing the retirees particularly those in the wrong side of their age gasping to death. Look ye Government of India and top executives of State Bank, you have no right to gamble with the life of SBI pensioners and the aggrieved claimants for compassionate appoints. The workforce involved has strength enough to fight a do or die battle and you are not allowed to behave yourself the way you are doing.
The reason we are advising every detail, major or minor, in regard to pension issues in State Bank of India is to apprise the reader pensioners of day to-day developments on the issues including cases pending in different courts. This exercise is aimed at to enable them to be aware of the very spirit and seriousness with which they are pursued by the channels involved. As pointed out by K R Saini as follows below in his writeup, there is nothing new in appointing a new bench as it was already done earlier on day to-day basis showing the world that the issue was given a top priority. In fact nothing was done. Let us see what transpires this time and what degree of seriousness is attached to decades old problems.
THANKS TO SHRI NEELKANTH JI FOR GIVING THIS INFORMATION IN A SPECIAL POST TO ALL PENSIONERS OF SBI .IN THIS CONNECTION I MAY ADD THAT ABOVE NOTED COURT CASE WAS ALSO ALLOTED TO THE SAME BENCH OF JUDGES IE SHRI JUSTICE S,RABINDRA BHAT AND JUSTICE MS DEEPA SHARMA IN JULY 2015 AND WAS LISTED AT SERIAL NO 1A FROM 6TH JULY,2015 EVERY DAY UPTO DECEMBER 2015 ,HOWEVER THIS BENCH HAD NOT HEARD THE CASE DURING JULY ,2015 TO DECEMBER,2015 AND I WAS ADVISING DAILY LISTING FROM JULY TO DECEMBER,2015 AT SERIAL NO 1A IN THE NEWS PAGE.ALL PENSIONERS MAY VISIT ”AVENUE -NEWS PAGE” FROM 6TH JULY ,2015 TO DECEMBER,2015 AND THEY WILL FIND THE EXACT POSITION. MY PURPOSE OF WRITING THIS MESSAGE IS THAT THIS BENCH HAS ALREADY KNOWN THE ISSUES OF W.P(C)1875/2013.THIS IS BENCH NO V OF DELHI HIGH COURT AND CASE WILL BE HEARD IN COURT NO 4 BY THIS BENCH.
Swami Daya Nand wrote in his Satyarthprakash that monarchy is at no cost to be tolerated even if democrat rulers ill treat their people. Country is ours and so has to be the governance. Sounds nice but the requisites on this count differ a lot. Our experience of breathing in an independent India for the last 7 decades shows that there is hardly any difference on the part of governance by kings and monarchs and the one by democratically elected people as Members of Parliament. Thousands and thousands of people in the country laid down their life to secure freedom of India and today people even don’t remember them. This doesn’t at all mean that there is any justification in any rule from outside but one thing is very clear that those in saddle currently holding reins in the country should behave themselves. Freedom is dear to us even if it costs our lives but what stops the present government led by Narendra Modi to adequately take care of plights of the masses on several counts. Every time a development is proposed every time there is a new tax levied. If you see the list of ‘cess’ it is increasing every day and the another new on agriculture is in the offing. If all talks on developments are based entirely at the cost of the people, what a hell they are doing from the recurring income the government. The elected representatives being Members of Parliament are greedily in a hurry to get their salary and allowance to a sky high level as if salary increase of 1 lakh+ besides dozens of extra allowances granted to them a few years back was not enough. Freedom at no cost is to be compromised but if democracy is defined as of the people and by the people their grievances are to be redressed on a peremptory footing lest it becomes terribly difficult to stop the murmurs that administration wise the present government is no better than the erstwhile rajas and maharajas taxing people every now and then as the history says.
Keshav Saini 22 Apr (2 days ago) to Chandrasekharan, ramachandrapp, hganaiyer46, babu2609, me, murthy, T.r., govinds65, …
ONE OF AGE-OLD TRADITIONS FOR WHICH INDIA HAS BEEN KNOWN THE WORLD OVER IS RELATED TO THE VALUE WE ATTACH TO THE AGED AND OLD,THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN NEW GENERATIONS SO MUCH TO BUILD ON AND ENJOY IN LIFE.THE CONCEPT OF PENSION FOR EMPLOYEES AFTER THEIR RETIREMENT FROM ACTIVE SERVICE CAN BE VIEWED AS DERIVATIVE OF THIS TRADITION.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT IN REGARD TO THE PENSIONERS OF STATE BANK OF INDIA? IT HARDLY REFLECTS AN ENLIGHTENED DEFINATION OF THE PENSIO SCHEME.THERE IS NO SOCIO-ECONOMIC JUSTICE BUT HUMILIATION ALL THE WAY FOR THOSE WHO ONCE CEASELESSLY TOILED AND GAVE THEIR BEST TO THE SYSTEM.
ONE OF THE ESTABLISHED RULES OF VTHE BANK ITSELF IS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE GETTING PENSION EQUIVALENT TO 50% OF VHIS OR HER LAST DRAWN SALARY.BUT THERDE ARE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF RETIREES.
THERE IS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG INDEED WITH THE EXISTING POLICY ONTHE BANK PENSION.WE ARE DEMANDING EQUITY,FAIR PLAY AND NATURAL JUSTICE IN THE WHOLE SYSTEM.
THE PLIGHT OF OLD RETIREES (5TH,6TH AND 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES) IS NOT UPTO THE MARK THESE RETIREES ARE IN THE AGE GROUP OF 70 YEARS TO 90 YEARS AND THEYARE DRAWING PENSION ABOUT RS20000/PER MONTH IN THIS PERIOD OF HIGH INFLATION AND IN THEIR ADVANCED AGE AND SOME OF THEM ARE SICK.100% DA NEUTRALIZATION EFFECTIVE FROM 1.05.2005 TO 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES AND SUBSEQUENTLY TO 9TH AND 10TH BIPARTITE RETIREES ALSO, HAS NOT BEEN EXTENDED TO THE OLD RETIREES(5TH,6TH AND 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES,)
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Tremors between a few and far days are not a new thing nor they are a phenomen0n unknown to the mankind on the planet of earth. Recently as publicized by the media there have been several tremors with their center in different places in India including North Eastern Uttar Pradesh and also Hindukush. No loss of life was reported but on earlier occasions this did occur. Our Vedant theory and also different oriental puranas prescribe that when civilisation level reaches its peak and developmental activities are on the top it stops any more of yielding benefits, it rather turns to the process of devastation, the frenzy turning to calamity to the extent where men start killing each other on some pretext or the other. Famines and droughts become a common feature and the people fight among themselves simply for a bucket of water as total resources of it go dry and barren. People start committing suicide as they are no more able to provide food and water to their families. In Maharashtra (India) this scenario has become an order of the day. The managers in governance are drowned dead deep in political manipulations not really bothering the least for the welfare of the people. Total scenario is grotesque in the absence of positive measures directed to the real interest of the people in general. They are not in a position to take hard decision for the fear of the people. Sanjai Gandhi initiated measures to curb the population and this did cost much to the then Indira Gandhi’s government. To day no manager in governance nor even cabinet rank minister has guts to even talk about population control which is factually the bone of all ills obtaining in the country. The government is required to know the reality and take measures to check the population. In the mid 1930s the students in junior classes were taught that the population of the country that time was 35 crores. Look at the scenario now –it is nearly more than four times bigger than what was obtaining in the first half of the 20th century. Obviously howsoever best be the steps on development, the outcome is swallowed by the mushroom growth of the population leaving no residues on the surface. This could be too arduous a task but some drastic measures are warranted to curb the population failing which we have to keep ready for a massive devastation to grab the people like a volcano does, virtually a Doom.
This is what one may take it as if the ball is set rolling.
DEAR SIRS,I AM FORWARDING THE ORDER DATED 28.03.2016 AS PER WEB SITE OF DELHI HIGH COURT AS UNDER——
ORDER DATED 28.03.2016
1 MR KAVINDRA GILL,LEARNED COUNSEL FOR UNION OF INDIA HAS PLACED BEFORE US A COPY OF THE LETTER DATED 22ND MARCH,2016 RECEIVED BY HIM FROM S.R MEHAR,DEPUTY SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,MINISTRY OF FINANCE INFORMING HIM THAT THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN APPRISED OF THE ORDER DATED 15TH MARCH,2016 OF THIS COURT AND THE COMMITTEE HAS TO MEET ON THE 29TH MARCH,2016.
2 HE SEEKS TIME TO PLACE BEFORE US THE OUTCOME OF DELIBERATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE.
THIS APPEAL SHALL NOT BE TAKEN UP TILL 25TH APRIL,2016.
28TH MARCH,2016 GEETA
MITTLE JUSTICE , I.S MEHTA JUSTICE
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