Sunday, November 15, 2020


The most popular Malayalam newspaper The Mathrubhoomi has published an 8 column

news item titled 


Tere are also sub tities such as 

*"Pension of Chief General Manager is less than that of a clerk"*


*"The accumulated pension fund is Rs. 2.40 lakh crores".*

The news translated into English:

The accumulated idle fund in Bank Employees

Pension Corpus Fund started in 1993 is Rs.2.40 lakh crores. 

The reason given by the banks for non-revision of pension is that there is insufficient balance in the fund. The fact that there will be sufficient amount in the pension fund even if employees pension is doubled now has come to

light when the 

*All Kerala Bank Retirees Forum*

obtained facts from various public sector banks under RTL.

The Total amount disbursed as pension in the

year 2017-18 was Rs.14800 crores. 

The interest earned in the corpus fund during the same period was Rs. 18400 crores. 

75% af interest accumulation

in the pension fund is sufficient to disburse pension to all pensioners. There are 6.91 lakh pensioners as of now of which 1.20 lakh are family pensioners.

*Details were collected by Mr. K. T. Babu, Vice President of All Kerala Bank Retirees Forum.*

Bank managements have to transfer 10% of

employees salary to Pension Corpus Fund every

year. During the last two years six banks have not

transferred even a single rupee to the fund. 

Not only that they have also not made any provision for

this in their balance sheets

Employees are facing a dangerous situation due

to non-revision of pension.

 A chief General manager

retired in 2002 is receiving lesser pension than a

clerk retired in 2018. 

It is the family pensioners

who are facing maximum difficulties. 

In 1993 when pension was introduced the family pension was fixed at 1596 the salary at retirement Central government is paying farrily pension at 50% of the pension drawn by pensioners.


Oriental Bank of Commerce spent Rs. 825 crores

in 2017 and another Rs. 2620 crores in 2018 from the pension fund for other purposes. Bank has admitted in their written reply that these amounts

were not withdrawn for pension payment. It is not

clear which are the Lother banks that have utilise pension fund for other purposes like this." 

Even though salary of public sector bank employees had been revised five times since 1993, Pension has not been revised even once.

1 comment:

R K R said...

It is a dangerous situation. If public sector banks can divert the pension fund other than the benefit of the pensioners, what will be the situation, once few of them comes under private management (as actively under consideration by the govt.). The pension fund will be subjected to PRIVATE LOOT.

Its high time. All such pension trust should comes under PFRDA and there should be transparency and all transactions related to pension fund should be made available in public domain for information to all.