Evolution And Growth - All India Punjab National Bank Staff Federation

Due to political instability from 1967 to 1971, the Govt. of India continued to survive on the dependence of a particular political party, which controlled the majority Union in Banks. The said majority union misused the situation and became the sole bargaining agent during 2nd Bi-Partite negotiations in 1969-70. Being encouraged by this status, they decided to routes out the workers and leaders, who did not believe in their ideology and who were treated by them as danger to the political dominance of their party in the trade union movement of bank employees. The dictatorial attitude of the leaders of the said majority union provoked revolts throughout the country in one form or the other, ultimately leading to emergence of an alternative national organization, which is now prominently known as NCBE.
 

All India PNB Staff Federation came into existence in 1972 and has passed through the period of ups and downs. By the year 1976-77, the Federation developed its affiliates in Bengal, Bihar, U.P., Haryana, Punjab, H.P., Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Tamil Nadu and the 2nd National Conference of the Federation was held in 1976 at Delhi. The 3rd National Conference was held at Patna in 1983. The 4th & 5th National Conferences were also held at Delhi in 1992 & 2002 respectively. The 6th National Conference was held at Ranchi in 2006. Due to developments in political scenario and emergence of several other organizations of bank employees, we could not retain our Punjab, Haryana, H.P., J&K and Tamil Nadu affiliates. We have, however developed our affiliates in Rajasthan, M.P., Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. On formation of New States of Uttranchal & Jharkhand, two more affiliates of ours came in existence. Now we once again developed our affiliate in Tamil Nadu in 2007. 

All India Punjab National Bank Staff Federation

Year President General Secretary
1972-1975 Com. O. P. Nigam Com. M. R. Sood
1976-1990 Com. V. S. Malhi Com. O. P. Gupta
1991-1998 Com. S. N. Mishra Com. O. P. Gupta
1998-2003 Com. N. K. Tripathi Com. S. N. Mishra
2003-2015 Com. N. K. Tripathi Com. R.K. Sharma
2016- Com. D. P. Verma Com. R. K. Sharma

Com.O.P.Gupta

General Secretary 

All India PNB Staff Federation (1976-1998)
 

Former General Secretary of our Federation. Com. O.P.Gupta, a simple, affable and dedicated leader, who also served as General Secretary and President of NCBE and who ably carried on the torch of NCBE in adversities and struggles passed away on 28th May 1998. The demise of Com. O.P.Gupta, a most effective and intellectual leader has greatly affected our Federation and we have been deprived of an honest, dedicated and devoted leader, who was not only guiding us but also many other leaders of various unions working in other banks affiliated to NCBE. Guptaji served bank employees for over a period of 50 years in the capacity of General Secretary of UPBEU, General Secretary of PNB Employees Union (U.P.), General Secretary of All India PNB Staff Federation, General Secretary and President of NCBE.

Late Shri Guptaji’s contribution to the trade union movement of the Banking Industry was so enormous that can not be described on a paper. Since joining of his service he started taking keen interest in various activities of Punjab National Bank and also of trade union movement and rose to such a height which very few people have been able to achieve. He cared less for his family and more for the movement. His personality, if has to be described briefly, it may be said, he was a patient man but impatient for fighting the cause of working class. He was a social engineer and philosopher too.
 

In his death, bank employees have lost a dedicated leader of high degree of integrity and commitment. His life was a saga of hard work. One should emulate his finest quality of unwavering commitment to the cause of the Bank employees and the Banking Industry.
 

His services will be recorded in golden letters in the history of the Federation.

Com. S.N. Mishra

President, All India PNB Staff Federation (1991-1998)

General Secretary, All India PNB Staff Federation (1998-2003)

 

Former General Secretary of the Federation, who ably carried on the torch of the Federation after the sad demise of Com. O.P. Gupta to his last breath on 20.08.2003 on the day of “Janmastmi”. The demise of Com. S.N. Mishra has greatly affected our Federation and we have been deprived of a dedicated and devoted leader. Even after his retirement from bank’s service on 31.12.1993, Com. S.N.Mishra was guiding different office bearers not only belonging to the affiliates of the Federation but also belonging to the Unions in other banks affiliated to NCBE.

In his untimely death, bank employees have lost a dedicated leader of high degree of integrity and commitment. His life was a saga of hard work. One should emulate his finest quality of unwavering commitment to the cause of the Bank employees and the Banking Industry.

Com. S.N. Mishra served the employees of Punjab National Bank in particular and the employees of other Banks in general with sincerity, dedication, devotion and conviction in a number of capacities. In his long tenure of trade union career spreading over a period of 50 years, he held key positions like Secretary, President & General Secretary of All India PNB Staff Federation. Till his last breath, he remained the President of PNB Karamchari Union (Delhi), the President of NCBE (Delhi State) and General Secretary of All India PNB Staff Federation. He contributed handsomely for the growth of NCBE and fought relentlessly, fearlessly throughout his life against the misdeeds of the management at every level.