14 September 2013 was a memorable day for us in AIBRF. On that day, Our Organising Secretary, Mr.AL.Chandramouli, (President IOBRA)along with our Vice- President(
The meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere. Hon’ble FM was very sympathetic and promised to look into our Charter of demands and other requests on getting back to
This meeting took place as a result of the persistent efforts of Our Organising Secretary, Sri.AL.Cahndramuli
The letter addressed to the FM reads as follows:
To 14 September 2013
Minister of Finance
Issues of Bank Retirees
All India Bank Retirees’ Federation, representing a large majority of Bank Retirees is the leading constituent of United Forum of Bank Retirees’ Organisations(UFBRO). The UFBRO has submitted a Charter of demands, listing out some of the unresolved grievances of Bank Retirees, to Indian Banks’ Association and Department of Financial Services Ministry of Finance. We attach a copy of the Charter of Demands for your perusal.
We would like to submit to your good selves that Bank Retirees, who are our members, are the persons largely responsible for the growth of the Public sector Banks and success of Twenty Point programme,IRDP of Smt.Indira Gandhi as well as the rural upliftment in the seventies and eighties. Our compensation packages were kept minimum due to the thin profits posted by banks, at that time. The Pension paid to us now, cries for a relook by the Government in the light of the present cost of living.
We request you to provide us an opportunity to present and discuss our grievances with representatives of Department of Financial Services Ministry of Finance and Indian Banks’Association so that these grievances are resolved with empathy and sympathy. We would be obliged if the team looks at some of the emotional issues like improvement in Family Pension, improvements in Ex-Gratia Paid to pre-1986 retirees and spouse of deceased pre-1986 retirees and 100% DR Neutralisation to pre-2002 retirees, sympathetically. We would also request you to allocate sufficient resources liberally for this purpose and make the architects of the success of PSBs feel that the nation remembers them with gratitude.
We look forward to your favourable response
We had already reported to you about the dismissal of the writ petitions in the matter of 100% D.R.Neutralisation, filed by Com.C.R.Chandrasekaran and some of the retirees of Canara Bank, by the Division Bench of Madras High Court.
We had also advised that the petitioners are filing Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court of India. The SLP filed by the members came up before the Court on 16-09-13.
We are glad to inform our members that the Special Leave Petition was admitted by the Hon’ble judges. The request by our counsels for expediting the hearing also has been agreed to.
We will be updating you in this regard periodically.