Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, 03 rd October,2017

Sub : 11 th Bipartite Settlement.

On 3rd Oct 2017, one more round of Meeting of the Core Group (Workmen) took place on IX th Bipartite Settlement.

The meeting was purely for Non - Financial Issues.

Demands Discussed:

1.  Increase in T.A. / Reimbursement of Petrol Cost : IBA says 'different Banks have their own different Schemes.' Unions should take up this issue with individual Banks.

2.  Voluntary Cessation of Service : Union wants deletion of these provisions. IBA said they will discuss this issue internally. No decision taken on this issue today.

3.  Better Compensation on Transfer on Deployment Policy : At present it is Rs. 400 pm. Discussion to continue.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Premium for Medical Insurance Policy from Nov 2017 to Oct 2018 is announced for with domiciliary, without domiciliary and super top up(for additional one lac).  Option for new joining for those who missed to join earlier (without domiciliary only), switch from with domiciliary to without domiciliary, and for joining super  topup limit also announced. Take decision according to your needs.






Some comrades raised doubts of eligibility of Gratuity to Bank Employees who are recruited after Apr, 2010 and under NPS scheme.

My answer is " yes"
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Read the following :

No.7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,

New Delhi – 110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM.

Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their O.M No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No. 38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.

2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect of government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall be eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID. Note No. 1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.

4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1.2004.

(Harjit Singh)

Director (Pension Policy)

Friday, September 8, 2017

11th BPS ......Talks held on 6/9/17
 "Today , Meeting of the Core Group (Workmen) was held.

No decision was taken during the meeting on any issue. Financial matters (wage related) were not discussed. No offer on Salary Rise was made by IBA.

Out of nine Demands on Agenda, only Six were discussed. They are :

1. Leave Benefits : PL accumulation & Encashment, Sick Leave, ML, Child Care Leave, Sabbatical Leave, Paternity Leave, Extra Ordinary Leave were discussed. Only discussions took place. For Child Care Leave Unions to present a note to IBA during next rounds.

2. Women Employees : Improvements demanded by Unions in their Service Conditions was discussed.

3. Temporary Employees : Demand for their absorption in regular Service was taken up. IBA put it aside.

4. LFC : Demand for Improvement in LFC Entitlement was taken up for discussion. Nothing Materialised.

5. PENSION for post April 2010 Employees : Demand for Regular Pension to these Employees was taken up. IBA wants Unions to take up this issue with individual Banks.

6. COMPASSIONATE GROUND APPOINTMENTS : Union demand is proper implementation of Scheme. IBA says Scheme is already there as per Govt Guidelines. Implementation part Unions have to take up with individual Banks.

The following three issues as per Agenda could not be discussed. They were :

1. Increase in Transport Allowance / Reimbursement of Petrol Cost.

2. Provisions of Voluntary Cessation of Service.

3. Compensation on Transfer.

The next meeting of Core Group (Workmen) will be held on 3 rd October, 2017 at 11 am.