On 27 Sep. to find amicable solution UFBU indicated flexibility on its demand of 25% provided IBA revise its offer substantially

On 27th September 2014, in order to find amicable solution UFBU indicated flexibility on its demand of 25% provided IBA revise its offer substantially and also settle other issues. IBA told they would hold meeting in the next week and respond.

On Government approval for revision of Staff Housing Loan Scheme, IBA instructed the banks to revise the same by their Boards

Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide their letter no. F.No.4/5/2/2003-IR dated August 11, 2014 advised Public Sector Banks to revise the Staff Housing Loan Scheme. Accordingly, IBA vide their letter no. CIR/HR&IR/2014-15/624-A/482 dated August 12, 2014 has issued instructions to all Public Sector Banks to formulate the Staff Housing Loan Policy with the approval of their respective Boards keeping the Housing Loan Scheme to Staff outside the purview of Industry level Bipartite Settlement.

For letter issued by IBA to the Banks Click http://aipnbsf.org/files/Letter%20from%20IBA%20to%20Banks%20dated%2012.08.2014.pdf

Deptt of Financial Services, MOF, GOI advised PSBs to frame policy to minimize the hardship of female employees during transfers

Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide their letter no. F.No.4/9/1/2014-IR dated August 8, 2014 advised Public Sector Banks including IDBI and SBI associates to frame policy on the subject with the approval of their Board to minimize the hardship of female employees during transfers, keeping in view the following:-  

i)       -To accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of married female employee, on her request, at a place where her husband is stationed or as near as possible to that place or vice versa; and 

ii)     -To accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of unmarried female employee, on her request, at a place where her parents, are stationed or as near as possible to that place. 

For more details Click http://aipnbsf.org/files/Transfer%20of%20Female%20Employees.pdf

Compassionate Appointment Scheme in PSBs on the lines of Central Govt cleared by the Govt. Ex-Gratia Scheme will be discontinued

Government of India vide their D.O.F. No. 18/2/2013-IR dated 7 August 2014 cleared Compassionate Appointment Scheme in Public Sector Banks on the lines of Central Government. Ex-Gratia Scheme in lieu of Compassionate Appointment will be discontinued. Scheme is effective from 05.08.2014. Necessary instructions in this regard have also been issued by IBA vide their Circular No.CIR/HR&IR/2014-15/532/476 dated 11.8.2014

To know about the Scheme Click http://aipnbsf.org/files/Compassionate%20Appointment%20Scheme.pdf

DA payable to employees for the Quarter Aug. to Oct. 2014 shall be 683 slabs i.e. an increase of 33 slabs over the current level

In terms of clause 7 of the 9th Bipartite Settlement dated 27.04.2010 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 27.04.2010, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the quarter August 2014 to October 2014 shall be 102.45% of ‘Pay’ against 97.50% of ‘Pay’ applicable for the previous quarter.

On 13th June IBA improved their offer from 10% to 11% which UFBU rejected & told 25% on pay slip components is their expectation

During negotiations on 13th June 2014,  IBA improved their offer from earlier 10% to 11% which UFBU rejected. Since UFBU refused to accept the IBA’s offer of 11% increase, IBA wanted to know the expectation of the UFBU for which it was informed that our minimum expectation is 25% increase in the Pay Slip components cost.  IBA expressed their total inability to accept the same as it is beyond the paying capacity of the Banks. 

For more details Click http://aipnbsf.org/files/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Circular%2013_2014_.pdf

Government issued guidelines for Pay Fixation of Ex-servicemen Re-employed in Public Sector Banks on or after 01.01.2006

Government issued guidelines for Pay Fixation of Ex-servicemen Re-employed in Public Sector Banks on or after 01.01.2006.

For detailed guidelines Click http://aipnbsf.org/files/Annexure.pdf

Employees who were Dismissed / Removed but subsequently reinstated are entitled for one more option of pension

The IBA vide its letter HR & Industrial Relations No.CIR/HR&IR/G2/2013-14/8618 dated 06.01.2014 communicated that the Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide its letter F.No.4/8/22/2001-IR dated 19.02.2002 advised banks to take an appropriate decision with the approval of Bank's Board only in those cases where the officer/employee could not exercise option because he/she stood either dismissed or compulsorily retired as on 29.09.1995 but later on got reinstated either due to decision of the court or appellate authority. In case the incumbent has got full wages for the period of absence due to dismissal etc., such period will be counted as qualifying service for pension. In case the incumbent has not got the benefit of full wages, the period of absence will not be considered as qualifying service for pension. AII other requests received by the Bank for different reasons should not be accepted under any circumstances.

 

Ex-Gratia amt. to Pre 1986 Retirees/ surviving spouses revised to Rs.350+Dearness Relief and Rs.175+Dearness Relief respectively

The IBA vide its letter HR & Industrial Relations No. CIR/HR&IR/G3/2013-14/8615 dated 06.01.2014 communicated that the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has enhanced the Ex-gratia amount being paid to (1) Surviving Pre 01.01.1986 retirees and (2) Surviving spouses of pre 01.01.1986 retirees based on the recommendations of IBA as below: 

 
Surviving Pre 1.1.1986 retirees
 
Surviving spouses of Pre 1.1.1986 retirees
Existing
 
Rs.300/- plus applicable Dearness Relief thereon
 
Rs.1000/- fixed without applicable
Dearness Relief thereon
 
Revised
 
Rs.350/- plus applicable Dearness Relief thereon
 
Rs.175/- plus applicable Dearness
Relief thereon
 

Family of Armed Force Re-employed in Bank/PSU/Civil Dept after retirement from Military is entitled to draw Dual Family Pension

Family of Armed Forces who got Re-employed in Banks/PSUs/Civil Deptt./Autonomous Bodies/Local Funds of Central/State Govt. after getting retired from Military Service and were in receipt of Military Pension till death, shall also be allowed to draw Dual Family Pension (from Military as well as from the deptt. where re-employed). The Benefits shall be granted from 24.09.2012 only. However, this provision will also be allowed in past cases.

 (Government of India MOD No. 01(05)/20100-D (pen/pol) dated 17.01.2013)