Pension issues–A clarion call with calling a spade a spade by KR Saini:


As you all know, KR Saini is a crusader and more so in relation to Pension issues in State Bank of India after he joined us, me and RO Shah from Ahmedabad. Both of us were actually the loners at that time to highlight the pension issues like upgradation of pension payable to the retirees of the Bank and several other anomalies severely affecting the pensioners at every level. It all warranted launching of a massive movement to elicit the needful outcome for the purpose. After he appeared on the scene working day and night toiling hardest possible on the mission, his writings on the pension issues published in our blog ‘Avenues’ with the requisite frequency became a much sought after material for the readers as they were quite meaningfully directed to the core points of the issue. It’s practically he who is exclusively managing the running post of ‘Avenues’ as ‘NewsPage’. We are glad that his indefatigable efforts have made it feasible for the latest news on pension issues to reach the readers immediately on their latest release as from the courts and other related quarters. Now that PPR Upadhyaya, a colossus talent wise, too has joined the movement and all are expecting him to deliver the goods in some tangible shape to the SBI pensioners who are most inquisitively hankering for something worth their satisfaction who have been asking in one voice as to how long the still current acrobatics would continue in a barren order and answer to them is that they are judgment seekers and not the judgment givers. The concerned lot is supposed to realise that the light of smiles would have to emerge some day and their patience coupled with a massive movement would have to pay in tangible terms. Pertinently meaningful as they are, some of the writings of KR Saini in the form of comments and pointers, say 3 in number at the moment in the dates of 31st January and 1st February, need to be thoroughly gone through and they shall reach you shortly as separate posts exclusively. Please do study them to feel updated in real terms preferably by advising your reaction directly to him.


Reservation in promotions–let it be an issue beyond politics:

I already gave a write-up on 14/8/2012 in one of my earlier posts in this blog Is it worth compromising merit for political gains?. It was to highlight the injustice being meted out to merit and talent as against caste politics. Now that the issue is gaining a bigger momentum, it can well be expected that it elicits something tangible in the matter. It is virtually a clash amongst political vendors, who for their own interest are doing hectic lobbying for and against. Both the sides in political arena are raising their slogans on the subject justifying their stand, but there is hardly any sign of taking up the issue based on its very merit. Why the issue can’t be tackled by rising above the political considerations. Honestly speaking, parliamentarians are the representatives of the people in the country as a whole and there is no reason as to why they should misuse their position as such to voice their agenda exclusively serving the interest of some particular group or the other. Merit is something that has no group or any cadre, and so is talent. But the problem is that they don’t have any coterie as such to elect their own representatives separately to highlight and raise their voice in the parliament. Such an idea may look to be utopian on the very surface, but it matters much if the issue is categorically viewed and measured in terms of an impartial manner without tracking it politically.