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On population growth?

Image result for population growthIndia is confronted with the unruly  populatioan, say population growth, and there is hardly any one to bother the least including political heavy weights and the reason is once bitten twice shy. During Emergency this was top agenda of Sanjai Gandhi and it cost Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of the country, her government. It was virtually once bitten twice shy and the till then   a great furore got silenced. None was bold enough to take cudgels against the public and the issue got fully gorbaged. Infact none had guts to bell the cat since then. There are murmers that some selected individuals are there who tried to raise their voice but they were silenced by the power blocks. True, moves are there on developmental programmes and progress of the country but gains on that count only get submerged leaving nothing for the people.The need of the hour  is to enable a plug that is capable of arresting population growth failing which all pro development and reconstruction activities would have to get doomed.

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What is it they owe to the people?

They are Members of Parliament representing the people of the Country with a mandate to serve them adequately and honestly in all the  matters of welfare for a tenure of five years normally. It’s different matter that with the exception of a limited few the rest always are deeply prone to foster their own personal interests say their rise of salary at par with top beaurocrats on which count they raised all hue and cries on the floor of Parliament. They ultimately got it obviously at the cost of the public exchequer. As a result several other important sectors like Banking were ignored which trend still continues unabated. Initially there was nothing like a fixed salary but an allowance of Rs.2,500/ and that too was an optional feature differing from an MP to MP.

Government sponsored festivities on next Holi:

Yes, as announced by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Adity Nath Yogi, the next Holi has to be celebrated at a grand scale at Mathura/ Brindaban sponsored by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. There are already murmurs in different quarters for and against the move and the possibilities of  a repeat what is happening in Rajasthan can’t be ruled out. Leaders  of different political parties are greesing their palms against one another.


 

Share market -thorny ups and downs:

Just a game, or say a gamble or a sophiscated race with tricks and wits, share market is a match between money enthusiasts and their competitors in the field -some winning and some losing. This has been continuing like this for the last  several decades. Originally it was called Satta Bazaar  and the oldies still prefer to call it as such. Whatever the name the market is able to benefit lot of people and in the same measure there are thousands of people who go a  pauper and they not only lose their own invested amount of money they also have to borrow money to pay for the overdues on account of loss. Jua as it was called earlier is still there in several parts of the country and is a great social evil warranting to be immediately arrested by the Government of India.Image result for stock market

Pension issues in SBI -latest analysis:

The readers have already been apprised of the relative developments through the predecessor posts on this blog and this one is the latest dexterously release by him. It covers many a minute intricacies in the matter with a threadbare analysis. The full contents of the subject are given below exhaustively for the benefit and advantage of the readers particulary the retiree pensioners of State Bank of India. The items are serialised item by item:

STATE BANK OF INDIA EMPLOYEES’ PENSION FUND RULES WERE FORMED W.E.F 1.07.1955 WHEN IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA WAS NATIONALISED AND STATE BANK OF INDIA CAME IN TO EXISTING W.E.F 1.07.1955.RULE 23 RELATES TO CALCULATION OF PENSION.THIS RULE WAS IN IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA ALSO AS RULE 20.THEN IN STATE BANK OF INDIA THIS RULE IS NOW CALLED REGULATION 23 W.E.F 18TH SETEMBER,2014 WHEN STATE BANK OF INDIA EMPLOYEES’ PENSION FUND REGULATIONS -2014 WAS NOTIFIED IN THE GAZETTE OF the GOVERNMENT OFINDIA.

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REGULATION 23(1)

THE PENSION PAYABLE UNDER regulation 22(REGULATION22 STIPULATE MINIMUM SERVICE FOR PENSION IN S.B.I)SHALL BE THE AMOUNT CALCULATED AT THE RATE OF ONE-SIXTIEST PART OF EVERY YEAR’S PENSIONABLE SERVICE OF THE AVERAGE MONTHLY SUBSTANTIVE  SALARY DRAWN DURING THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS.THIS FORMULA WAS IMPLEMENTED WE.F 1.1.1986.

 WITH THE ADVENT OF BIPARTITE SYSTEM IN BANKING INDUSTRY,THERE WAS A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN BASIC PAY OF EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS.HOWEVER,THE PENSION  CEILINGS REMAINED CONSTANHT AT RS750/ AND RS1000/,WHICH RESULTED EROSION OF CONCEPT OF 50% OF PAY.MANY SENIOR  OFFICERS STARTED DRAWING PENSION MUCH LESS THAN 50% OF THE LAST DRAWN PAY.THIS CREAT MUCH HEART -BURN.THE PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION DELHI CIRCLE APPROACHED THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT FOR RELIEF,WHICH AFTER HEARING THE PETITIONERS GAVE A DIRECTION ON 23.02.1989 TO BANK TO ENHANCE THE PENSION CEILING TO RS2400/ PER MONTH W.E.F 1.1.1986.IT IS PERTINENT TO NOTE THAT WHEN THE SALARY SCALES WERE CONSTRUCTED AT 332 POINTS OF CPI,THE MAXIMUM BASIC PAY OF SENIOR MOST EXECUTIVE(DY MD) WAS AT RS4800/PER MONTH.THE COURT HAS UPHELD THE CONCEPT OF 50% OF BASIC PAY AS PENSION UPTO THE LEVEL OF DY MANAGING DIRECTOR.

                              ANOMALY OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

             ALTHOUGH PENSION HAS BEEN PAID AS PER RULE 23(1),HOWEVER,WITH A CEILING OF RS2400/ WHICH WAS HALF OF THE SALARY OFDEPUTYMANAGING DIRECTOR OF 4TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT WHICH ENDED ON 31.10.1987..SUBSEQUENTLY,WHEN THE SALARY REVISION TOOK PLACE W.E.F 1.11.1987,BASED ON MERGER OF600 POINTS OF CPI,THE SPIRIT OF HON’BLE SUPREME COURT SHOULD HAVE BEENN KEPT IN MIND AND PENSION CEILINGS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RAISED TO RS3775/ WHICH WAS 50% OF THE HIGHEST BASIC PAY OF SENIORMOST EXECUTIVE OF THE BANK.UNFORTUNATELY CEILING WAS NOTREVISED THOUGH PROPOSAL WAS PUT UPTO GOVERNMENT IN 1989.

                                                     COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

      ”THE CEILING OF MAXIMUM PENSION IN SBI TO BE INCREASED FROM RS2400/ TORS3775/PER MONTH W.E.F 1.11.1987 BASED ON THE MAXIMUM BASIC PAY OF DMD WHICH WAS FIXED RS 7550/ ONTHE JOINT NOTE DATED 11.06.1989.”

                  IT HAS BEEN OBSEVED THAT COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F DO NOT CARE REGARDING INTHE PAST AND DECISION OF1989 HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN IN 2017 AFTER 28 YEARS WHILE MAKING ARREARS OFPENSION TO 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

 NOW QUESTION ARISES HOW MANY PENSIONERS OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES SURVIVE NOW?

                                                ANOMALIES OF 6TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

                       THE NEXT WAGE REVISION MERGER OF 1148 POINTS OF CPI WHICH WAS EFFECTED FROM 1.11.1992 IN THE CASE OF AWARD STAFF AND 1.07.1993 IN THE  CASE OF OFFICERS,THE PENSION CEILING WERE REVISED TO RS4250/ PER MONTH W.E F 1.11.1993 WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ACTUAL SALARY SCALES DRAWN BY OFFICERS.THE HIGHEST BASIC PAY OF EXECUTIVE(DMD) WAS RS14800/ AND BASIC PENSION SHOULD BE RS7400/ PER MONTH BUT MAXIMUM WAS FIXED AS RS4250/PER MONTH .THIS HAS RESULTED IN FURTHER REDUCTION IN BASIC PENSION TO 28.71%.

IN FEBRUARY 1999 GOVERNMENT BROUGHT IN A CONCEPT OF 40% OF THE LAST DRAWN BASIC PAY OVER AND ABOVE RS8500/ PAY WITH MINIMUM OF RS4250/ PER MONTH W.E.F 1.03.1999

                                                            COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 6TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

      PENSION IS CALCULATED ON LAST DRWN PAY WHICH WAS REVISED IN CASE OF AWARD STAFF W.E.F 1.11.1992 AND FOR OFFICERS W.E.F 1.07.1993.

                                  ANOMALIES OF 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

                   PENSION HAS BEEN PAID ON THE BASIS OF 6TH BIPARTITE PAY SCALES AT 50%/40% FORMULA WITH MINIMUM OF RS4250/ FOR 50% SLAB PAY  OF RS8500/ AND ABOVE BASIC PAY OF RS8500/ AT 40%.

                                    COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

             THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PENSION FOR PAY RS14240/ PER MONTH SHALL BE COMPUTED AT 50% OF PAY AND IF   THE PAY IS ABOVE RS14240/ PER MONTH BE COMPUTED AT 40% OF PAY W.E.F 1.11.1997 FOR AWARD STAFF AND W.E.F 1.04.1998 FOR OFFICERS .PENSION FOR THE PERIOD 1.11.1997/1.04.1998 TO 30.04.2005 BE MADE BY ARRIVING AT THE CORRESPONDING STAGE BY DIVIDING BY 1684 AND MULTIPLYING BY 1616 SUBJECT TO MINIMUM OF RS6883/ FOR 40% SLAB(-HALF OF 14240 MULTIPLYING BY 1616 AND DIVIDING BY 1684.) AND THEREAFTER AS COMPUTED SUBJECT TO MINIMUM OF RS7120/ W.E.F 1.05.2005.MAXIMUM PAY OF DMD WAS RS 23700/INCASE OF 7TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT AND BASIC PENSION SHOULD BE 50% OF RS23700/ AS RS11850/.

                            ANOMALY OF 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

           THE SHIFTING OF EFFECTIVE DATE FROM 1.05.2005 TO 1.11.2002 FOR CUT OF POINT OF RS21040// NOT ACCEPTABLE TO COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F.

IT MAY BE THAT COMMITTEE PROTECTED THE VESTED INTRESTS OF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS ,BECAUSE IN THEIR CASE ALSO PENSION WAS REVISED FROM 1.05.2005 FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETREES NOT FROM 1.11.2002..

    LEGAL POINTS

1 WHEN THEN DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CDO SHRI ASHWINI MEHERA ON 14.12.2015 ADVISED BY EMAIL TO SHRI UPADHYAYA JI ”THE PENSION REGULATIONS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA ARE DIFFERENT FROM PENSION FUND REGULATIONS  OF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS”   THEN WHY GOVERNMENT/BANK ARE IMPOSING PENSION REGULATIONS OF OTHER BANKS TO S.B.I RETIREES PARTICULARILY CLAUSE 16 OF7TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT IMPOSED ON S.B.I PENSIONERS;RETIREES

2  PENSION IS GOVERNED BY RULES/REGULATIONS  AND AN EMPLOYEE COMING WITHIN THOSE RULES/REGULATIONS IS ENTITLED TO CLAIM RIGHTFUL AND LEGIMATE PENSION.HOWEVER,THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT HASNOT MENTIONED THE RULES/REGULATIONS INTHEIR REPORT AND GOVERNMENT HAS ALSONOT MENTIONED THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN THEIR ORDER.THIS SHOWS THAT GOVERNMENT SHOWS THE VESTED INTERESTSOF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS.

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3 VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 14 AND ARTICLE 21 AND ARTICLE 300A OF THE CONSTITUTIONOF INDIA BYCREATING 50%/40% FORMULA FORPAYMENT OF PENSION TOS.B.I RETIREES.4 WHEN HON’BLE SUPREME COURT DECIDED ON 23.02.1989 IN THE W.P(C)305/1987 THAT PENSION SHOULD BE PAID AT 50% OF LAST 12 MONTHS AVERAGE’PAY’ THEN WHY 50%/40% FORMULA TOS.B.I PENSIONERS/RETIREES

 4 WHENI.B.A HAD ALSON ADVISED THE BANK IN2000 THAT PENSION REGULATIONSOF OTHER BANKS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO S.B.I RETIREES THEN WHY 50%40% FORMULA FOR S.B.I RETIREES.

5OUR W.P(C)1875/2013 W.P(C)1931/2002 PREM VATIBAGGA &BOTHERS V/S UOI &OTHERS HAVEPRAYED 50% AS PENSION ANDQUASHINGTHE RULE23(2) FOR 40%SLAB TEN WHY GOVERNMENT /BANK HAVEDECIDED TO IMPLEMENT50%/40% FORMULA BYMAKING PEREDENCE FROM 1.03.199 TO31.10.2017(FROM 6TH TO 10THBIPARTITE RETIREES) AND ALSO WANTS TO THIS FORMULA OF50%/40%INFUTUREALSO I.E FROM 11TH BIPARTITE AND SOON

REGULATION 23(1)

THE PENSION PAYABLE UNDER regulation 22(REGULATION22 STIPULATE MINIMUM SERVICE FOR PENSION IN S.B.I)SHALL BE THE AMOUNT CALCULATED AT THE RATE OF ONE-SIXTIEST PART OF EVERY YEAR’S PENSIONABLE SERVICE OF THE AVERAGE MONTHLY SUBSTANTIVE  SALARY DRAWN DURING THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS.THIS FORMULA WAS IMPLEMENTED WE.F 1.1.1986.

       WITH THE ADVENT OF BIPARTITE SYSTEM IN BANKING INDUSTRY,THERE WAS A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN BASIC PAY OF EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS.HOWEVER,THE PENSION  CEILINGS REMAINED CONSTANHT AT RS750/ AND RS1000/,WHICH RESULTED EROSION OF CONCEPT OF 50% OF PAY.MANY SENIOR  OFFICERS STARTED DRAWING PENSION MUCH LESS THAN 50% OF THE LAST DRAWN PAY.THIS CREAT MUCH HEART -BURN.THE PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION DELHI CIRCLE APPROACHED THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT FOR RELIEF,WHICH AFTER HEARING THE PETITIONERS GAVE A DIRECTION ON 23.02.1989 TO BANK TO ENHANCE THE PENSION CEILING TO RS2400/ PER MONTH W.E.F 1.1.1986.IT IS PERTINENT TO NOTE THAT WHEN THE SALARY SCALES WERE CONSTRUCTED AT 332 POINTS OF CPI,THE MAXIMUM BASIC PAY OF SENIOR MOST EXECUTIVE(DY MD) WAS AT RS4800/PER MONTH.THE COURT HAS UPHELD THE CONCEPT OF 50% OF BASIC PAY AS PENSION UPTO THE LEVEL OF DY MANAGING DIRECTOR.

                              ANOMALY OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

             ALTHOUGH PENSION HAS BEEN PAID AS PER RULE 23(1),HOWEVER,WITH A CEILING OF RS2400/ WHICH WAS HALF OF THE SALARY OFDEPUTYMANAGING DIRECTOR OF 4TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT WHICH ENDED ON 31.10.1987..SUBSEQUENTLY,WHEN THE SALARY REVISION TOOK PLACE W.E.F 1.11.1987,BASED ON MERGER OF600 POINTS OF CPI,THE SPIRIT OF HON’BLE SUPREME COURT SHOULD HAVE BEENN KEPT IN MIND AND PENSION CEILINGS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RAISED TO RS3775/ WHICH WAS 50% OF THE HIGHEST BASIC PAY OF SENIORMOST EXECUTIVE OF THE BANK.UNFORTUNATELY CEILING WAS NOTREVISED THOUGH PROPOSAL WAS PUT UPTO GOVERNMENT IN 1989.

                                                     COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

      ”THE CEILING OF MAXIMUM PENSION IN SBI TO BE INCREASED FROM RS2400/ TORS3775/PER MONTH W.E.F 1.11.1987 BASED ON THE MAXIMUM BASIC PAY OF DMD WHICH WAS FIXED RS 7550/ ONTHE JOINT NOTE DATED 11.06.1989.”

                  IT HAS BEEN OBSEVED THAT COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F DO NOT CARE REGARDING INTHE PAST AND DECISION OF1989 HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN IN 2017 AFTER 28 YEARS WHILE MAKING ARREARS OFPENSION TO 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

 NOW QUESTION ARISES HOW MANY PENSIONERS OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES SURVIVE NOW?

                                                ANOMALIES OF 6TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

                       THE NEXT WAGE REVISION MERGER OF 1148 POINTS OF CPI WHICH WAS EFFECTED FROM 1.11.1992 IN THE CASE OF AWARD STAFF AND 1.07.1993 IN THE  CASE OF OFFICERS,THE PENSION CEILING WERE REVISED TO RS4250/ PER MONTH W.E F 1.11.1993 WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ACTUAL SALARY SCALES DRAWN BY OFFICERS.THE HIGHEST BASIC PAY OF EXECUTIVE(DMD) WAS RS14800/ AND BASIC PENSION SHOULD BE RS7400/ PER MONTH BUT MAXIMUM WAS FIXED AS RS4250/PER MONTH .THIS HAS RESULTED IN FURTHER REDUCTION IN BASIC PENSION TO 28.71%.

IN FEBRUARY 1999 GOVERNMENT BROUGHT IN A CONCEPT OF 40% OF THE LAST DRAWN BASIC PAY OVER AND ABOVE RS8500/ PAY WITH MINIMUM OF RS4250/ PER MONTH W.E.F 1.03.1999

                                                            COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 6TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

      PENSION IS CALCULATED ON LAST DRWN PAY WHICH WAS REVISED IN CASE OF AWARD STAFF W.E.F 1.11.1992 AND FOR OFFICERS W.E.F 1.07.1993.

                                  ANOMALIES OF 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

                   PENSION HAS BEEN PAID ON THE BASIS OF 6TH BIPARTITE PAY SCALES AT 50%/40% FORMULA WITH MINIMUM OF RS4250/ FOR 50% SLAB PAY  OF RS8500/ AND ABOVE BASIC PAY OF RS8500/ AT 40%.

                                    COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

             THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PENSION FOR PAY RS14240/ PER MONTH SHALL BE COMPUTED AT 50% OF PAY AND IF   THE PAY IS ABOVE RS14240/ PER MONTH BE COMPUTED AT 40% OF PAY W.E.F 1.11.1997 FOR AWARD STAFF AND W.E.F 1.04.1998 FOR OFFICERS .PENSION FOR THE PERIOD 1.11.1997/1.04.1998 TO 30.04.2005 BE MADE BY ARRIVING AT THE CORRESPONDING STAGE BY DIVIDING BY 1684 AND MULTIPLYING BY 1616 SUBJECT TO MINIMUM OF RS6883/ FOR 40% SLAB(-HALF OF 14240 MULTIPLYING BY 1616 AND DIVIDING BY 1684.) AND THEREAFTER AS COMPUTED SUBJECT TO MINIMUM OF RS7120/ W.E.F 1.05.2005.MAXIMUM PAY OF DMD WAS RS 23700/INCASE OF 7TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT AND BASIC PENSION SHOULD BE 50% OF RS23700/ AS RS11850/.

                            ANOMALY OF 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

           THE SHIFTING OF EFFECTIVE DATE FROM 1.05.2005 TO 1.11.2002 FOR CUT OF POINT OF RS21040// NOT ACCEPTABLE TO COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F.

IT MAY BE THAT COMMITTEE PROTECTED THE VESTED INTRESTS OF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS ,BECAUSE IN THEIR CASE ALSO PENSION WAS REVISED FROM 1.05.2005 FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETREES NOT FROM 1.11.2002..

    LEGAL POINTS

1 WHEN THEN DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CDO SHRI ASHWINI MEHERA ON 14.12.2015 ADVISED BY EMAIL TO SHRI UPADHYAYA JI ”THE PENSION REGULATIONS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA ARE DIFFERENT FROM PENSION FUND REGULATIONS  OF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS”   THEN WHY GOVERNMENT/BANK ARE IMPOSING PENSION REGULATIONS OF OTHER BANKS TO S.B.I RETIREES PARTICULARILY CLAUSE 16 OF7TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT IMPOSED ON S.B.I PENSIONERS;RETIREES

2  PENSION IS GOVERNED BY RULES/REGULATIONS  AND AN EMPLOYEE COMING WITHIN THOSE RULES/REGULATIONS IS ENTITLED TO CLAIM RIGHTFUL AND LEGIMATE PENSION.HOWEVER,THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT HASNOT MENTIONED THE RULES/REGULATIONS INTHEIR REPORT AND GOVERNMENT HAS ALSONOT MENTIONED THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN THEIR ORDER.THIS SHOWS THAT GOVERNMENT SHOWS THE VESTED INTERESTSOF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS.

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3VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 14 AND ARTICLE 21 AND ARTICLE 300A OF THE CONSTITUTIONOF INDIA BYCREATING 50%/40% FORMULA FORPAYMENT OF PENSION TOS.B.I RETIREES.4 WHEN HON’BLE SUPREME COURT DECIDED ON 23.02.1989 IN THE W.P(C)305/1987 THAT PENSION SHOULD BE PAID AT 50% OF LAST 12 MONTHS AVERAGE’PAY’ THEN WHY 50%/40% FORMULA TOS.B.I PENSIONERS/RETIREES

 4 WHENI.B.A HAD ALSON ADVISED THE BANK IN2000 THAT PENSION REGULATIONSOF OTHER BANKS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO S.B.I RETIREES THEN WHY 50%40% FORMULA FOR S.B.I RETIREES.

5OUR W.P(C)1875/2013 W.P(C)1931/2002 PREM VATIBAGGA &BOTHERS V/S UOI &OTHERS HAVEPRAYED 50% AS PENSION ANDQUASHINGTHE RULE23(2) FOR 40%SLAB TEN WHY GOVERNMENT /BANK HAVEDECIDED TO IMPLEMENT50%/40% FORMULA BYMAKING PEREDENCE FROM 1.03.199 TO31.10.2017(FROM 6TH TO 10THBIPARTITE RETIREES) AND ALSO WANTS TO THIS FORMULA OF50%/40%INFUTUREALSO I.E FROM 11TH BIPARTITE AND SOON.

REGULATION 23(1)

THE PENSION PAYABLE UNDER regulation 22(REGULATION22 STIPULATE MINIMUM SERVICE FOR PENSION IN S.B.I)SHALL BE THE AMOUNT CALCULATED AT THE RATE OF ONE-SIXTIEST PART OF EVERY YEAR’S PENSIONABLE SERVICE OF THE AVERAGE MONTHLY SUBSTANTIVE  SALARY DRAWN DURING THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS.THIS FORMULA WAS IMPLEMENTED WE.F 1.1.1986.

       WITH THE ADVENT OF BIPARTITE SYSTEM IN BANKING INDUSTRY,THERE WAS A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN BASIC PAY OF EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS.HOWEVER,THE PENSION  CEILINGS REMAINED CONSTANHT AT RS750/ AND RS1000/,WHICH RESULTED EROSION OF CONCEPT OF 50% OF PAY.MANY SENIOR  OFFICERS STARTED DRAWING PENSION MUCH LESS THAN 50% OF THE LAST DRAWN PAY.THIS CREAT MUCH HEART -BURN.THE PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATION DELHI CIRCLE APPROACHED THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT FOR RELIEF,WHICH AFTER HEARING THE PETITIONERS GAVE A DIRECTION ON 23.02.1989 TO BANK TO ENHANCE THE PENSION CEILING TO RS2400/ PER MONTH W.E.F 1.1.1986.IT IS PERTINENT TO NOTE THAT WHEN THE SALARY SCALES WERE CONSTRUCTED AT 332 POINTS OF CPI,THE MAXIMUM BASIC PAY OF SENIOR MOST EXECUTIVE(DY MD) WAS AT RS4800/PER MONTH.THE COURT HAS UPHELD THE CONCEPT OF 50% OF BASIC PAY AS PENSION UPTO THE LEVEL OF DY MANAGING DIRECTOR.

                              ANOMALY OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

             ALTHOUGH PENSION HAS BEEN PAID AS PER RULE 23(1),HOWEVER,WITH A CEILING OF RS2400/ WHICH WAS HALF OF THE SALARY OFDEPUTYMANAGING DIRECTOR OF 4TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT WHICH ENDED ON 31.10.1987..SUBSEQUENTLY,WHEN THE SALARY REVISION TOOK PLACE W.E.F 1.11.1987,BASED ON MERGER OF600 POINTS OF CPI,THE SPIRIT OF HON’BLE SUPREME COURT SHOULD HAVE BEENN KEPT IN MIND AND PENSION CEILINGS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RAISED TO RS3775/ WHICH WAS 50% OF THE HIGHEST BASIC PAY OF SENIORMOST EXECUTIVE OF THE BANK.UNFORTUNATELY CEILING WAS NOTREVISED THOUGH PROPOSAL WAS PUT UPTO GOVERNMENT IN 1989.

                                                     COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

      ”THE CEILING OF MAXIMUM PENSION IN SBI TO BE INCREASED FROM RS2400/ TORS3775/PER MONTH W.E.F 1.11.1987 BASED ON THE MAXIMUM BASIC PAY OF DMD WHICH WAS FIXED RS 7550/ ONTHE JOINT NOTE DATED 11.06.1989.”

                  IT HAS BEEN OBSEVED THAT COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F DO NOT CARE REGARDING INTHE PAST AND DECISION OF1989 HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN IN 2017 AFTER 28 YEARS WHILE MAKING ARREARS OFPENSION TO 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

 NOW QUESTION ARISES HOW MANY PENSIONERS OF 5TH BIPARTITE RETIREES SURVIVE NOW?

                                                ANOMALIES OF 6TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

                       THE NEXT WAGE REVISION MERGER OF 1148 POINTS OF CPI WHICH WAS EFFECTED FROM 1.11.1992 IN THE CASE OF AWARD STAFF AND 1.07.1993 IN THE  CASE OF OFFICERS,THE PENSION CEILING WERE REVISED TO RS4250/ PER MONTH W.E F 1.11.1993 WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ACTUAL SALARY SCALES DRAWN BY OFFICERS.THE HIGHEST BASIC PAY OF EXECUTIVE(DMD) WAS RS14800/ AND BASIC PENSION SHOULD BE RS7400/ PER MONTH BUT MAXIMUM WAS FIXED AS RS4250/PER MONTH .THIS HAS RESULTED IN FURTHER REDUCTION IN BASIC PENSION TO 28.71%.

IN FEBRUARY 1999 GOVERNMENT BROUGHT IN A CONCEPT OF 40% OF THE LAST DRAWN BASIC PAY OVER AND ABOVE RS8500/ PAY WITH MINIMUM OF RS4250/ PER MONTH W.E.F 1.03.1999

                                                            COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 6TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

      PENSION IS CALCULATED ON LAST DRWN PAY WHICH WAS REVISED IN CASE OF AWARD STAFF W.E.F 1.11.1992 AND FOR OFFICERS W.E.F 1.07.1993.

                                  ANOMALIES OF 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

                   PENSION HAS BEEN PAID ON THE BASIS OF 6TH BIPARTITE PAY SCALES AT 50%/40% FORMULA WITH MINIMUM OF RS4250/ FOR 50% SLAB PAY  OF RS8500/ AND ABOVE BASIC PAY OF RS8500/ AT 40%.

                                    COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES.

             THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PENSION FOR PAY RS14240/ PER MONTH SHALL BE COMPUTED AT 50% OF PAY AND IF   THE PAY IS ABOVE RS14240/ PER MONTH BE COMPUTED AT 40% OF PAY W.E.F 1.11.1997 FOR AWARD STAFF AND W.E.F 1.04.1998 FOR OFFICERS .PENSION FOR THE PERIOD 1.11.1997/1.04.1998 TO 30.04.2005 BE MADE BY ARRIVING AT THE CORRESPONDING STAGE BY DIVIDING BY 1684 AND MULTIPLYING BY 1616 SUBJECT TO MINIMUM OF RS6883/ FOR 40% SLAB(-HALF OF 14240 MULTIPLYING BY 1616 AND DIVIDING BY 1684.) AND THEREAFTER AS COMPUTED SUBJECT TO MINIMUM OF RS7120/ W.E.F 1.05.2005.MAXIMUM PAY OF DMD WAS RS 23700/INCASE OF 7TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT AND BASIC PENSION SHOULD BE 50% OF RS23700/ AS RS11850/.

                            ANOMALY OF 8TH BIPARTITE RETIREES

           THE SHIFTING OF EFFECTIVE DATE FROM 1.05.2005 TO 1.11.2002 FOR CUT OF POINT OF RS21040// NOT ACCEPTABLE TO COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F.

IT MAY BE THAT COMMITTEE PROTECTED THE VESTED INTRESTS OF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS ,BECAUSE IN THEIR CASE ALSO PENSION WAS REVISED FROM 1.05.2005 FOR 8TH BIPARTITE RETREES NOT FROM 1.11.2002..

    LEGAL POINTS

1 WHEN THEN DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CDO SHRI ASHWINI MEHERA ON 14.12.2015 ADVISED BY EMAIL TO SHRI UPADHYAYA JI ”THE PENSION REGULATIONS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA ARE DIFFERENT FROM PENSION FUND REGULATIONS  OF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS”   THEN WHY GOVERNMENT/BANK ARE IMPOSING PENSION REGULATIONS OF OTHER BANKS TO S.B.I RETIREES PARTICULARILY CLAUSE 16 OF7TH BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT IMPOSED ON S.B.I PENSIONERS;RETIREES

2  PENSION IS GOVERNED BY RULES/REGULATIONS  AND AN EMPLOYEE COMING WITHIN THOSE RULES/REGULATIONS IS ENTITLED TO CLAIM RIGHTFUL AND LEGIMATE PENSION.HOWEVER,THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT HASNOT MENTIONED THE RULES/REGULATIONS INTHEIR REPORT AND GOVERNMENT HAS ALSONOT MENTIONED THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN THEIR ORDER.THIS SHOWS THAT GOVERNMENT SHOWS THE VESTED INTERESTSOF OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS.

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3VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 14 AND ARTICLE 21 AND ARTICLE 300A OF THE CONSTITUTIONOF INDIA BYCREATING 50%/40% FORMULA FORPAYMENT OF PENSION TOS.B.I RETIREES.4 WHEN HON’BLE SUPREME COURT DECIDED ON 23.02.1989 IN THE W.P(C)305/1987 THAT PENSION SHOULD BE PAID AT 50% OF LAST 12 MONTHS AVERAGE’PAY’ THEN WHY 50%/40% FORMULA TOS.B.I PENSIONERS/RETIREES

 4 WHENI.B.A HAD ALSON ADVISED THE BANK IN2000 THAT PENSION REGULATIONSOF OTHER BANKS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO S.B.I RETIREES THEN WHY 50%40% FORMULA FOR S.B.I RETIREES.

5OUR W.P(C)1875/2013 W.P(C)1931/2002 PREM VATIBAGGA &BOTHERS V/S UOI &OTHERS HAVEPRAYED 50% AS PENSION ANDQUASHINGTHE RULE23(2) FOR 40%SLAB TEN WHY GOVERNMENT /BANK HAVEDECIDED TO IMPLEMENT50%/40% FORMULA BYMAKING PEREDENCE FROM 1.03.199 TO31.10.2017(FROM 6TH TO 10THBIPARTITE RETIREES) AND ALSO WANTS TO THIS FORMULA OF50%/40%INFUTUREALSO I.E FROM 11TH BIPARTITE AND SOON.

K.R. SAINI

May Day martyrs -Forget them not?

Only a few months back the 1st May was observed all over the world as Labour Day, ofcourse at many a places just merely as a routine ritual unmindful of its virtual significance and the cruelmost horrific death of 4 stalwarts of the movement preceded by 6 others. The protestants included a large number of women and all of them led the movement demanding fixed working hours for the workforce to not more than 8 hours a day as against the unlimited working hours a day exactly the way the callous practice was obtaining in India by the then ruling East India Company in the country. The incident is more elaborately covered by V Ganesan, himself a legendary trade union leader of STATE BANKS’ STAFF UNION, THE THEN MADRAS CIRCLE in his book MOMENTOUS MOVEMENT which book is a must read book for those who belong to bank employees unions particularly those in State Bank of India.

The movement turned to a massacre with the different managements in a total connivance of the Government and as a final outcome of their furry against the employees there were the manifold victimisations further let loose to include assault and killings. The 4 top leaders who prominently in the light were pronounced as the main accused and awarded death sentence. They might have been spared if they sought pardon but they refused to budge an inch, they rather accepted the death penalty instead and were hanged. These champions of the movement besides several others were –

1   ALFRED PARSANS      HANGED      11-11-1887

2   AUGUST SPICE            HANGED       11-11-1887

3   ADOLF PISHER           HANGED       11-11-1887

4   GEORGE ENGEL          HANGED       11-11-1887

They are no more with the workforce in the world as a whole but the very fact that the mission for which they had to embrace death is alive much enough for some cause or the other. The current generation, more so the union leaders, are addicted to comforts, laxity in work and lot many other facilities with a cozy most environment and there is hardly any visible movement in sight but if they forget the past and sacrifices made by their predecessor generations, they lose their present too and if they lose the present, they lose their very base and existence. If nothing, they ARE NOT TO FORGET THE PAST AND THE SACRIFICES made by their predecessor generations failing which they are bound to suffer from inevitable disaster. Continue reading May Day martyrs -Forget them not?

On Pension issues -KR Saini’s release:

KRSaini.jpgThis one is a latest release by KR Saini on the plight of pension issues confronted with some hurdle or the other and the gap is turned to several decades on an outcome. It is shared with readers so that they could be in the know of the developments.

W.P(C)1875/2013 S.B.I PENSIONERS FEDERATION &OTHERS V/S UNION OF INDIA &OTHERS.AT DELHI HIGH COURT

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                                   A MATTER OF JUSTICE

              S.BI PENSIONERS RESENT UNFAIR DEAL

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE EXISTING POLICY ON BANK PENSION.THE FEDERATION OF S.B.I PENSIONERS’ HAS BEEN RUNNING FROM PILLAR TO POST FOR 30 YEARS FOR JUSTICE.

                                                          PENSION

STATE BANK OF INDIA WHICH CAME INTO BEING ON THE IST JULY 1955 BY TAKING OVER AS SUCCESSORRS TO ONE OF THE MOST COMMERCIAL BANK THE IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA. THE IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA PENSION AND GUARANTEE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED.ALSO STATE BANK OF INDIA EMPLOYEES’ PENSION FUND RUlES WERE INTRODUCED W.E.F 1.07.1955.THE RULES REMAINED ALMOST STATIC UPTO 1986 MAY BE SUMMED UP AS FOLLOWS—

MAXIMUM PENSION RS750/ RELAXABLE UPTO RS1000/ FOR SENIOR OFFICERS AT THE DISCRRETION OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PENSION FUND.

                                      W.P(C)1875/2013

     HOW OUR PENSION IS PROTECTED LEGALLY AT THE RATE OF 50% OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS AVERAGE PAY OF PENSIONABLE SERVICE.

         THE ABOVE NOTED COURT CASE AT DELHI HIGH COURT HAS BEEN CATEGORISED BY DELHI HIGH COURT AS UNDER———-

     SUBJECT  1–OTHER SERVICE MATTERS(OTHER THAN ARMED FORCES).

  SUBJECT 2———CONSTITUTIONAL VALDITY.

NOW I WILL WRITE ON THE ABOVE TWO SUBJECTS.

                                                SERVICE CONDITIONS

      1 STATE BANK OF INDIA ACT 1955.

  2THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT BY JUDGEMENT DATED 23.02.1989.

               STATE BANK OF INDIA ACT 1955      —– CHAPTER III

SECTION 7  ”TRANSFER OF SERVICE OF EXISTING OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA TO STATE BANK OF INDIA.ANY PERSON WHO ON APPOINTED DAY I.E 1.07.1955,IS ENTITLED OR IN RECEIPT OF A PENSION OR OTHER SUPERANNUATION OR COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCE OR BENEFIT FROM IMPERIAL OF INDIA OR ANY PROVIDENT,PENSION OR OTHER FUND OR ANY AUTHORITY ADMINISTERING SUCH FUND THE SAME PENSION,ALLOWANCE OR BENEFIT WAS GRANTED AND IF ANY QUESTION ARISES WHETHER HE HAS OBSERVED SUCH CONDITIONS,THE QUESTION SHALL BE DETERMINED GOVERNMENT AND THE DECISION OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT THEREON SHALL BE FINAL”

         RULE FIXING PENSION AT THE TIME OF FORMATION OF STATE BBANK OF INDIA W.E.F 1.07.1955.

IN IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA PENSION WAS CALCULATED EVERY YEAR’S SERVICE M0ONTHLY SUBSTANTIVE SALARY DURING THE LAST 5YEARS AND IN STATE BANK RULES PENSION WAS CALCULATED ON THE BASIS OF 3 YEARS  AVERAGE PAY.AS THE FIXATION OF MAXIMUM PENSION IS CONCERNED,THE CEILING WAS RS 750/RELAXABLE UPTO RS1000/

   IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING OUR PENSION IS WELL PROTECTED AT THE RATE OF 50% OF SALARY AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT UNDER STATE BANK OF INDIA ACT 1955.THIS FORMULA OF CALCULATION OF PENSION IS ALSO STILL EXIST IN STATE BANK OF INDIA EMPLOYEES’ PENSION FUND REGULATIONS 2014 AS REGULATION NO 23.IN THIS CONNECTION ALSO REFER TO DELHI HIGH COURT ORDER 9.02.2016 IN W.P(C)1875/2013 THIS FORMULA WAS MENTIONED AND ON 10.02.2016 A COMMITTEE WAS CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F.

                                            SERVICE CODITION WAS CHANGED DUE TO SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT DATED 23.02.1989.

      SUPREME COURT OBSERVED”PENSION IS A RIGHT AND NOT A BOUNTY.ITWOULD THEREFORE NOT BE PROPER TO LEAVE THE QUANTUM OF PENSION IN EACH CASE.TO DO SO WOULD BE LEAVE THE EMPLOYEES AT THE MERCY OF TRUSTEES WHO WOULD NATURALLY EXCERCISE THE DISCRETION IN ANY MANNER THE LIKE IN THE ABSENCE 0F

GUIDELINES.”

        SUPREME COURT LAID DOWN AS PER 4TH PAY COMMISSION WITH SINGLE CEILING OF RS2400/ W.E.F 1.1.1986AS PENSION  IN STATE BANK OF INDIA AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF MAXIMUM MONTHLY SALARY OF RS4800/ OF DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR IN STATE BANK OF INDIA AT THAT TIME.THE PROVISION IS MORE OR LESS IDENTICAL VIZ 50% OF AVERAGE SUBSTANTIVE SALARY NOT EXCEEDING RS4500/ PER MONTH FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES(VIDE CHAPTER V,PART II OF 4TH PAYCOMMISSION REPORTW.E.F .1.1986)AND UNIFORM PENSION RULE AT50% ON THE AVERAGE OF LAST 12 MONTHS’ PAY FOR I.B.I AND SBI EMPLOYEES NOT 5YEARS FOR I.B.I AND 3YEARS FOR S.B.I EMPLOYEES.DURING THE HEARING OF SUPREME COURT S.B.I PROPOSE MAXIMUM PENSION FOR AWARD STAFF RS1300/ AND RS2400 FOR OFFICERS  IN 1988 BUT SUPREME COURT GAVE VERDICT 50% MAXIMUM RS2400/ FOR ALL THE EMPLOYEES  I.E OFFICERS AND AWARD STAFF.YOU WILL BE SURPRISED TO  NOTE THAT W.E.F 1.1.1996 THE CENTRALPAY COMMISSION V REMOVED THE CEILING OF PENSION FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ AND PENSION @ 50 % OF THE LAST 10MONTHS AVERAGE PAY.

                                               CONSTITUTIONAL VALDITY

1 ARTICLE 14 OF THE CONSTITUTION OFINDIA.   ”  EQUALITY BEFORELAW—THE STATE NOT DENIED TO ANY PERSON EQUALITY BEFOREVLAW OR EQUAL PROTECTION OFLAWS WITH IN THE TERRITORY OFINDIA.

EQUALITY BEFORE LAW IS A NEGATIVE CONCEPT,EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAW IS POSITIVE ONE.THEFORMER DECLARES THATBEVERY ONE VIS EQUAL BEFORE LAW ,THATBNO ONE CAN CLAIM SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND ALL CLASSES IARE EQUALL SUBJECT TO ORDINARYN LAW OF LAND,THEBLATTER POSTULATES AND EQUAL PROTECTION OF ALL ALIKE INTHE SAME SITUATION ANDUNDER LIKE CIRCUMSTANCES.NO DISCREMINATION CAN BE MADE EITHER IN PRIVILEGES CONFERRED OR LIABILITIES IMPOSED.”

HOWEVER THERE IS DISCRIMINATION IN THE SAME CLASS BY CREATING TWO CATEGORIES OF PENSIONERS BYBSTATE BANK OFVINDIA AND BANK SHOULD FOLLOW THE ESTABLISH NORM OF PENSION BEING 50% SALARYBLEVEL OF RETIRED EMPLOYEES AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT.

                             ARTICLE 366(17)

2      TO COUNTER THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT CONSTITUTED BY M.O.F,ARTICLE 366(17) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA CAN BE QUOTED WHICH SAYS”ARTICLE 366(17) OF THE CONSTITUTION DEFINES AS”PENSION MEANS A PESION,WHETHER CONTRIBUTORY OR NOT,IF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER PAYABLE TO OR IN RESPECT OF ANY PERSON,AND INCLUDES RETIRED PAY SO PAYABLE,A GRATUITY SO PAYABLE AND ANY SUM OR SUMS SO PAYABLE BYWAY OF RETURN,WITH OR WITHOUT INTEREST THEREON OR ANY OTHER

ADDITION THERETO,OF SUBCRIPTION TO A PROVIDENT FUND.”

K.R.SAINI

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