Just by the way:

This one is just the trial sort of an exercise to see whether the scipts meant for meneelkanth.blog are able to manifest the requisite clarity and a well meant neatness to satisfy the readers and all those who in some form or the other are connected to the new blog. This short post has only a limited purpose to this extent.


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Pensioners Issues–Many a sips between cup and the lips:

It’s a sort of a renaissance period going on in relation to pensioners issues and every time a clinch to the problems look imminent some hurdle or the other jumps to the scene and it appears as if there is no end to such impediments. In reply to some of the enthusiasts, KR Saini has given a clarification that reads like this:

    ….,AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT FOR COMPUTATION OF PENSION PURPOSE BASIC PAY,PROFESSIONAL QULIFICATION PAY AND FIXED PERSONAL PAY ARE TO BE TAKEN.HOWEVER,NEITHER IN THE COMMITTE’S REPORT NOR IN THE APPROVAL LETTER THERE IS MENTIONED OF P.Q.P ANDF.P.P.SIR, WHILE CONVEYING APPROVAL OF REVISION OF PENSION FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES THIS TYPE OF MISTAKE OCCURED NOT INCLUDING F.P.P INTHE FIRST INSTACE AND ON TAKING UP BY THE BANK F.P.P WAS ALSOKRSaini INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE TO 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.IN THIS CONNECTION KINDLY REFER TO WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION(MUMBAI)PUNE (BANK’S CIRCULAR) AT SERIAL NO4.SIMILARLY IN THE CASE OF 9TH BIPARTITE RETIREES P.Q.P AND F.P.P HAS NOT BEEN  INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE BY THE BANK.LATERON BY TAKING UP THE MATTER WITH GOVERNMENT THIS MISTAKE WAS ALSO RECTIFIED.IN THIS CONNECTION,KINDLY REFER CIRCULARS AT SERIAL NO 32 AND  34  OF THE WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION (MUMBAI)PUNE.

         FURTHER,I HAVE TO ADVISE THAT ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION HAS ALREADY TAKEN UP  THIS ISSUE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF S.BI FOR INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P FOR PENSION   PURPOSE VIDE CIRCULAR NO 42.WE ARE REQUISTING THAT OUR PENSIONERS’ FEDERATION SHOULD ALSO TAKE UP THE MATTER IMMEDIATELY WITH S.B.I FOR RECTIFICATION  FOR   CALCULATION OF REVISED PENSION TO 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES BY INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P.KINDLY DO REPLY ME.


 

Pensioners Issues–Many a sips between cup and the lips:

It’s a sort of a renaissance period going on in relation to pensioners issues and every time a clinch to the problems look imminent some hurdle or the other jumps to the scene and it appears as if there is no end to such impediments. In reply to some of the enthusiasts, KR Saini has given a clarification that reads like this:

    ….,AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT FOR COMPUTATION OF PENSION PURPOSE BASIC PAY,PROFESSIONAL QULIFICATION PAY AND FIXED PERSONAL PAY ARE TO BE TAKEN.HOWEVER,NEITHER IN THE COMMITTE’S REPORT NOR IN THE APPROVAL LETTER THERE IS MENTIONED OF P.Q.P ANDF.P.P.SIR, WHILE CONVEYING APPROVAL OF REVISION OF PENSION FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES THIS TYPE OF MISTAKE OCCURED NOT INCLUDING F.P.P INTHE FIRST INSTACE AND ON TAKING UP BY THE BANK F.P.P WAS ALSOKRSaini INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE TO 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.IN THIS CONNECTION KINDLY REFER TO WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION(MUMBAI)PUNE (BANK’S CIRCULAR) AT SERIAL NO4.SIMILARLY IN THE CASE OF 9TH BIPARTITE RETIREES P.Q.P AND F.P.P HAS NOT BEEN  INCLUDED FOR PENSION PURPOSE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE BY THE BANK.LATERON BY TAKING UP THE MATTER WITH GOVERNMENT THIS MISTAKE WAS ALSO RECTIFIED.IN THIS CONNECTION,KINDLY REFER CIRCULARS AT SERIAL NO 32 AND  34  OF THE WEB SITE OF SBI PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION (MUMBAI)PUNE.

         FURTHER,I HAVE TO ADVISE THAT ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION HAS ALREADY TAKEN UP  THIS ISSUE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF S.BI FOR INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P FOR PENSION   PURPOSE VIDE CIRCULAR NO 42.WE ARE REQUISTING THAT OUR PENSIONERS’ FEDERATION SHOULD ALSO TAKE UP THE MATTER IMMEDIATELY WITH S.B.I FOR RECTIFICATION  FOR   CALCULATION OF REVISED PENSION TO 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES BY INCLUDING P.Q.P AND F.P.P.KINDLY DO REPLY ME.


 

The root cause of troubles?

Tolstoy


Here, there and every where, there are troubles and troubles with no limit causing problems not only to the humans but equally any live being on the globe. This has been a topmost item on agenda of great intellectuals knowing fully well that this runs in association with the eternity that has no end. Count Leo Tolstoy, the great writer and author of ‘Anna Kerenina’, a novel recognised as one of the ten best novels in the world. The book is based on a love theme remotely indicating reflections of his own married life. He opined on a topic “Why there is trouble in the world” mentioning that it is ‘Love’ that is the root cause of troubles every where and he stuck to observation as such all his life. His version could be correct if not fully at least partly as there have been other people who too frugally endorsed him saying ‘…..’Is jahaan me teen saarey khurafaat ki jad hain –zar, zan, jamein’  (three things –money, woman and land are in the root of every trouble). The whole theme like this is an eternal matter and it is the one that would continue till the universe ends. Humans can satisfy themselves by talking amongst themselves but none can go beyond that.

 


Pension issues in SBI–Yet more of a meaningful material:

There is an ocean of views and opinions in regard to pension issues in State Bank as from the readers and also dexterously competent people like Ramchandra Upadhyaya and K R Saini. In fact there is no dearth of the requisite material as on date to justify the pensioners claims if honestly adhered to by the authorities involved. While clearing heap of arrears on my laptop today I came across a circular letter addressed by Ramchandra Upadhyaya that highlights several factors supporting the issues. To enable it to reach bigger number of people, the same is reproduced below verbatim for the benefit of the readers.

4.6.2016

Dear Friends,

Amendment to SBIEPF Rules 1955.

Twin ceilings on maximum pension payable.

In the attached note, I have established that the amendment carried out to the SBIEPF Rules with effect from 1.3.1999 at the behest of the Central Government is unconstitutional, illegal and not in conformity with various Supreme Court rulings on Pension related matters.

2.I am aghast at the servile attitude of the management of the Bank towards the Central Government officials, which is very well evident from the manner in which the Bank was trying to justify the captioned amendment in paragraph 4.5 (page 12) of Annexure I to the letter no CDO/PM/16/SPL/1187 dated 30.10.2002. The excerpts from the relevant paragraph are reproduced which reads thus: “The above ceiling was probably based on a rationale that SBI officers are getting Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) where Bank is contributing 10% and hence in their case pension be calculated at 40% of the Basic Pay instead of 50% if they were drawing substantive pay of more than Rs. 8500.00 p.m but minimum pension of Rs.4250.00 p.m., which they would have drawn had their basic pay been less, be protected. The rationale which counted with the Government for fixing a ceiling of 40% for the officers drawing pay of Rs.8500.00 and above affected only the officers who constitute about 23% of the total staff strength whereas the facility of CPF where Bank makes contribution of 10% is equally applicable to such of the employees who are drawing pay of below RS.8500.00”

3. The Bank’s attempt to rationalize the Central Government’s instruction is inexplicable as it should have been aware that while contributions to CPF would end with the retirement of an employee, his pension starts accruing on the first day succeeding that of retirement and shall be payable monthly to the retiree and hence the benefit the employee had from the CPF can no way be linked with the pension payable to the employee on retirement.

4. While I was examining the Supreme Court’s order with regard to its directive on ceiling on maximum pension payable, I noticed that the order meant up gradation of pension. As I have been receiving phone calls seeking clarifications on whether the SBIEPFR .provides for up gradation of pension to SBI Pensioners, I thought of sharing my thoughts which are not my own but backed by the observations from Supreme Court rulings, relevant portions of which are reproduced in the attached note. I would like to reiterate that for offering up gradation facility, the Bank need not seek prior approval from the CG as this needs to be done in accordance with the existing Regulations, the provisions in respect of which were already cleared by the CG before the Regulations were framed. The up gradation would only require the approval of the Bank’s ECCB.

A copy of this letter will be forwarded to our advocate.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

P.P.R.Upadhyaya

Pension issues in SBI–K R Saini foresees some ray of hope:


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Keshav Saini

to murthy, ramachandrapp, antony, Atam, babu2609, Dhanabalan, me, neelrameshl, Narinder, rajkumarnegi, Lakshmanan, hganaiyer46, Brijmohan, Sampath, govinds65, veekg, satish.sukheja, Sudhir, sureshshobha40, menroygk, jpdatta, Jaspal, Jayakrishnan, Harbhajan, T.r.

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DEAR SIRS,I INVITE YOUR KIND ATTENTION TO THE DELHI HIGH COURT ORDER DATED 26.04.2016,WHICH IS SELF EXPLICIT.IN VIEW OF THE SERIOUSNESS/CONCERN ARGUED BY PENSIONERS’ LAWYERS TO OPPOSE THE ADJOURNMENT SOUGHT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,WE SHOULD FEEL SATISFIED THAT THE CASE IS BEING HANDLED SATISFACTORILY.FURTHER DELHI HIGH COURT HAs given one last opportunity to the respondent to inform the court about the outcome OF THE DELIBERATION PARTICULARLY IN RESPECT OF S.B.I LETTER DATED 30.10.2002 ADDRESSED TO M.O.F.

    I SHALL BE GLAD IF YOU KINDLY ARRANGE TO FORWARD ME THE SAID LETTER FOR MY INFORMATION IF YOU ARE HAVING.

WITH BEST REGARDS.

K.R.SAINI


PS:Reproduction of the above contents are without any attachment and are unedited:

Close to the heels of a Doom’s Day:


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How long and to what extent? There is nothing sans an end.

When there is too much of progress and development in the world this has to be treated as a symptom of sampurna Vinash, the Doom’s Day

We are much developed a society on earth to-day still pursuing more and more of further developments in the kitty. Applying Bernard Shaw’s saying ‘….It’s too bad to be too good’, it quite fits into the scenario obtaining in the whole world as on date with every body talking of more and more of further progress and developments. How long and to what extent? There is nothing sans an end. Applying a bird’s eye view to the whole spectrum it firmly leads to a conclusion that we are just close to an inevitable collapse, a collapse hardly recoverable. The very peace for which the humans have all along been hankering is hardly seen any where.

The Vedic scriptures provide that when there is too much of progress and development in the world this has to be treated as a symptom of sampurna Vinas, the Doom’s Day. May be those holding such a view are called backwards but the one glaring factor that the amount of peace the people in olden days enjoyed are only a dream in today’s world. The pace with which India is growing in population rate is alarming where too too much of the activities in the name of modernisation, progress and developmental activities are playing  a vital role. In 1930s the population of India was 35 crores and it has grown to its four times. This factor too may prove the cause of a massive disaster some day. Who could be the channels volunteering themselves to compromise peace as against disastrous modernisation? It’s only we, the people of India, always so crazy to go for something glaringly glittering unmindful of their intrinsic worth.