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28th National Conference of AIBEAin Chennai from 8th to 11th January, 2017

 

 

 

We reproduce hereunder AIBEA circular for the information and guidance of our members. Our comrades are requested to go through the contents of the circular carefully and be guided accordingly.

 

 With greetings,

 

 

 

Yours comradely, 

 

(S. S. Shishodia)

 

General Secretary

 

 

 

28th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIBEA RECEPTION COMMITTEE FORMED

 

We are glad to inform all our Units and members that for hosting the ensuing 28th National Conference of AIBEA being held in Chennai from 8th to 11th January, 2017, the hosts, Tamilnadu Bank Employees’ Federation has finalised the Reception Committee and accordingly the same has been formed as under:

 

    CHAIRMAN

  1. PADMA VIBHUSHAN DR. M.S. SWAMINATHAN

          ( Internationally acclaimed Agri Scientist )

 

  VICE CHAIRMAN

 

  1. SHRI GOPALAKRISHNA GANDHI, IAS Retd.

( Former Secretary to President of India,  Former Governor of West Bengal and Grandson of Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Bharat Ratna C Rajagopalachari, former Governor General of India)

  1. PADMA BHUSHAN   N. RAM,  Publisher, The Hindu
  2. PADMASRI  D.R. KARTHIKEYAN

          (Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation and Former Director General, National Human Rights Commission)

  1. JUSTICE MRS. PRABHA SRIDEVAN

 

 

 

 

  1. JUSTICE SHRI K. CHANDRU
  2. COM. D. PANDIAN, Ex. MP,  AITUC
  3. COM. K. SUBBARAYAN, Ex. MP, President, AITUC - Tamilnadu
  4. Dr. M. VICTOR LOUIS ANTHUVAN (Professor of Finance, Dean of Research and Coordinator for Ph.D. programme, .Loyola Inst. Of Business Administration)
 
 
 

 

  1.           Dr. JOTHI SIVAGNANAM ( Head of the Department, Dept. of Economics, University of Madras )
  2.           COM. T.M. MURTHY, General Secretary, AITUC - Tamilnadu
  3. COM. VAHIDA NIZAM,  All India Vice President,  AITUC
  4. Dr. M.B. NIRMAL, Chairman, Exnora International 
  5. COM. K.J. JOSEPH, Former President, TNBEF
  6. COM. M.S. DAWOOD, Former President, TNBEF
  7. COM. P. BALAKRISHNAN, PRESIDENT, TNBEF
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

  1. COM. G. GUNESEKARAN, AIBOA
  2. COM. V. RAGHURAMAN, TNBEF
  3. COM. MICHAEL RAJ JOSEPH, TNBEF
  4. COM. M. SUNDARARAJAN, TNBEF
  5. COM. R. SRIDHARAN, TNBEF
  6. COM. M.V. RAJAN, TNBEF
  7. COM. B. VIJAYAL, TNBEF
  8. COM. M. MANIVANNAN, TNBEF
  9. COM. THAMARAISELVAN, TNBEF
  10.           COM. P. PONNUSWAMY, DEPOSIT COLLECTORS’ UNION
  11. COM. KHALIULLAH  RRB
  12.           COM. S. VELAYUDHAM, TN BANK RETIREES FEDERATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SECRETARY

  1. COM. E. ARUNACHALAM, TNBEF

 

 JOINT SECRETARY

  1. COM. R. VIJAYAKUMAR, TNBEF
  2. COM. K. VIJHAYAN, TNBEF
  3. COM. M.A. SRINIVASAN, AIBOA
 
 

 

 

 

ASSTT. SECRETARY

  1. COM. C.S. VENUGOPAL, TNBEF
  2. COM. L. SANKARAVADIVELU, TNBEF
  3. COM. G. VAIRAPPAN, TNBEF
  4. COM. S. MADHVAN, TNBEF
  5. COM. N.S. SRIDHAR, TNBEF
  6.           COM. K. NARAYNAN, TNBEF
  7.           COM. K. RAVIGOPAL, TNBEF
  8.           COM. K. SANKARANARAYANAN, TNBEF
  9.           COM. D.B. GOPINATH, TNBEF
  10.           COM. G. RAMARAJ, TNBEF
  11.           COM. D. SUBRAMANIAM, TNBEF
  12.           COM. S.D. SRINIVASAN, TNBEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TREASURER

  1.           COM. A. CHIDAMBARAM, TNBEF

JOINT TREASURER

  1.           COM. S. RADHAKRISHNAN, TNBEF

EX-OFFICIO

  1.           COM. RAJEN NAGAR, PRESIDENT, AIBEA
  2.           COM. C.H. VENKATACHALAM, GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBEA
  3.           COM. S NAGARAJAN, GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBOA
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-Committees:

 

 

 

30 Sub-Committees have been formed to assist the Reception Committee in various tasks as under:

 

 

 

  1. 1.           Steering Committee
  2. 2.           Accommodation
  3. 3.           Communications
  4. 4.           Cultural Programme
  5. 5.           Daily Bulletins
  6. 6.           Dais Management
  7. 7.           Finance
  8. 8.           Food and Catering
  9. 9.           Foreign Guests
  10. 10.       Hall Decoration
  11. 11.       Hall Management
  12. 12.       Health Care
  13. 13.       Inaugural Session
  14. 14.       Jeep Jatha
  15. 15.       Mobilisation
  16. 16.       Photo Exhibition
  17. 17.       Press and Press briefing
  18. 18.       Publicity and Public Relations
  19. 19.       Receiving the Delegates and Observers
  20. 20.       Sale of Publications
  21. 21.       Secretariat
  22. 22.       Security
  23. 23.       Services and facilities
  24. 24.       Social Identification Programmes
  25. 25.       Souvenir & Resources
  26. 26.       Technology Support
  27. 27.       Transportation 
  28. 28.       VIPs Care
  29. 29.       Volunteers –Ready to Serve
  30. 30.       Women’s Convention

 

 

 

 

 

These Sub-Committees are being headed by leaders of TNBEF, its units and AIBOA State Committee:

 

 

 

500 strong ‘Ready to Serve’ Volunteers Committee:

 

To take care of all these arrangements and to work as Volunteers in the ‘Ready to Serve Contingent’, 500 leading activists of TNBEF and its affiliates including from the Districts and AIBOA State Committees are being drawn.  Young comrades and women activists are being included to work in these Sub-Committees.

 

 

 

Remember the dates – January 8th to 11th, 2017 :

 

As already informed, the Conference will be held in Chennai from 8th January (Sunday) to 11th January, 2017 ( Wednesday).  All our units are requested to schedule their programme accordingly.

 

Spacious venue – Com. Sampath Nagar

 

TNBEF has booked a spacious venue, right in the heart of Chennai city to conduct the Conference.  The Conference will be held in Com Sampath Nagar, YMCA Grounds, Royapettah, Chennai.

 

5000 members to attend the Inaugural Session

 

The Conference is just 140 days away.  TNBEF has already swung into preparations to host the Conference successfully.  5000 employees are being mobilised from all over Tamilnadu to take part in the Inaugural Public Session on 8th January, 2017. 

 

Chennai – Tamilnadu awaits to receive you all

With greetings,

 

Yours Comradely, 

 

                                          

 

E. ARUNACHALAM                                          C.H. VENKATACHALAM

 

GENERAL SECRETARY                                    GENERAL SECRETARY

 

           TNBEF                                                                AIBEA

 

 

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Our Twin Organisations

Twin Banner - AIBEA & AIBOA

Dear comrades,

We reproduce hereunder AIBEA – AIBOA Joint circular for the information and guidance of our members. Our comrades are requested to go through the contents of the circular carefully and be guided accordingly.

 With greetings,

 

Yours comradely,

(S. S. Shishodia)

                                                                                                                                                                                      General Secretary

 

Joint Circular

AIBEA - AIBOA

Dear Comrades,

                             Organisation Past Beholds Us – Future Beckons usto Hold Aloft Our Twin Banners

All of us know that AIBOA was founded by AIBEA in the year 1981 out of the experience and necessity for such an Organisation and with a clear purpose, objective and vision to build a vibrant composite movement of employees and officers.  In the last three and half decades, AIBOA has grown in this background and today, it is the second largest officers’ organisation in the banking industry.  In some of the Banks, AIBOA units are in majority and in some other Banks, it has substantial membership but it has not developed to the expected and desired level in all the Banks. 

We are aware that there is an inherent and intrinsic duality in the role and duties of the officers and the workmen in the banks, yet we have to develop a composite trade union movement of employees and officers under the twin banners of AIBEA & AIBOA. 

In the banks the roles may be different but as employees working in the banks we face common attacks from common enemies with their common objective.  Hence there is a imperative necessity to build up a composite trade union platform to face the multiple challenges. 

 It is all the more necessary in the present scenario where the challenges are increasing and hence the urgency of the task.  In developing such a joint movement with common perception and perspective, we are conscious that there are impediments in achieving our objectives due to ground realities and our distinct organisational structure and strength. 

 All these impediments, difficulties, differences and gaps get manifested to some degree or the other when we function jointly either at the grass root level or at the organizational level.  But these cannot lead us to the conclusion that that it is impossible to achieve the objective that working together works. 

 Beyond all these differentiations of designations, role and responsibilities and functional demarcations, there is an underlying commonality in the attacks and challenges that we face at the hands of the Government-management combine.  Hence unless we consciously take efforts to underplay the gaps and differences and overplay the need for moving together more often than not, we shall miss the wood for the tree.  

Three and a half decades is quite sufficient a time to look back and take an assessment of the deficiencies that we experienced in building up a strong AIBOA and a strong bondage of moving together.  We have the experience where in some of the banks AIBOA union is also the majority union and both our organizations are moving together. We also have examples where our workmen organization is in majority and our officers union is not and yet they are moving with proper understanding and cohesion.  We also have examples of banks where we do not have AIBOA union at all.  It is high time that we take cognizance of the hurdles and deficiencies in strengthening AIBOA at the industry level and also in each bank.  

 It is necessary to believe that strengthening AIBOA is strengthening AIBEA itself.  A strong AIBOA will be very very crucial in our emerging struggles when serious types of attacks have to be fought back.  Since these attacks would be of fundamental nature, organizations with proper trade union orientation and ideology alone would be able to put up an effective fight and from this point of view the united line of action by AIBEA – AIBOA would be a pre-requisite in building up a strong AIBOA and in developing better understanding, co-ordination and cohesion.  

We need to revive these attempts and re-start our exercise on a continuous basis to achieve better cohesion and co-ordination. 

 Our founding fathers envisioned a path-breaking and path-finding role under the twin banners of AIBEA and AIBOA. 

 Further, for the fact that AIBEA founded AIBOA, it becomes incumbent on the part of all us to work for the strength of both our organisations. Thus it pre-supposes an element of mutuality in running our organisations under the banners of AIBEA and AIBOA. 

 It is our experience in the last three and half decades that implementation and practice of twin banner concept has been different in different banks and in different degrees.  

 The efficacy of twin banner being two sides of same coin lies in the fact that whether we are employees or officers, we are subjected to the same wage exploitation from the same set of exploiters, with the same set of policies and hence our struggles against that has also to be combined notwithstanding the reality that the role of these two different sections of workforce are different in the workplace.  This philosophy of AIBEA and AIBOA needs to be percolated down to our rank and file in the days to come more consciously and systematically. 

 The importance of AIBEA and AIBOA working and moving together was the highlight of the recent Joint Central Committee meeting held at Hyderabad on 4th and 5th August, 2016. 

 In order to move towards our objectives, the meeting decided to undertake various measures as under:

 

 1.           ALL INDIA JOINT SUB-COMMITTEE: 

AIBEA

AIBOA

  1. COM. B.S. RAMBABU
  2. COM. M.A. SRINIVASAN
  3. COM. J.P. SHARMA
  4. COM. A.N. SURESH
  5. COM. AJAY MANJREKAR
  6. COM. NIRMAL DUTTA
  7. COM. N. SHANKAR
  8. COM. P.K. DAS
 

 President and General Secretary of AIBEA and AIBOA will be ex-officio members of this Committee.  

  1. 2.           Joint Sub-Committees at State-level and All India Bank wise-level. 

Similar Sub-Committees are to be formed in all the States as well as All India Bank wise level in order to move together. 

  1. 3.           Joint Executive Committee meetings: 

Atleast once in an year, Joint Executive Committee meeting should be held in every State and in every Bank 

 

  1. 4.           Co-ordination meetings: 

AIBEA and AIBOA will hold Co-ordination meetings with the leadership of AIBEA-AIBOA units in each Bank to discuss and workout methods to improve the co-operation and strengthen of our joint movement in all Banks. 

 Conferences of AIBOA and AIBEA: 

The 7th Conference of AIBOA is being held in Hyderabad from 17th to 19th December, 2016 preceded by Young Officers Convention on 16th December, 2016.  Entire Central Committee of AIBEA is invited to attend this Conference.  

Similarly, the 28th Conference of AIBEA is being held in Chennai from 8th to 11th January, 2017.  The Entire Central Committee of AIBOA is invited to attend this Conference. 

 Comrades, times are changing. There are increasing challenges and attacks.   There would no short-cut to face these offensives.  Unity and united actions alone would help us to fight back.  In that, AIBEA and AIBOA would have to distinctly move together.  As harbingers of unity, let us move together. 

 With greetings,

                                                             Yours comradely, 

                        S. NAGARAJAN                               C.H. VENKATACHALAM                                          

                   GENERAL SECRETARY                          GENERAL SECRETARY 

                                 AIBOA                                                   AIBEA 

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R.L.GROVER                                               D.K.PAUDDAR                                           S.S.SHISODIA

Chariman                                                   President                                          General Secretary

 

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Joint Call - All India Bank Strike on 2nd September, 2016.

We append below AIBEA – AIBOA Joint Circular on the subject matter. Members are requested to kindly go through the contents of the circular carefully and make the programme including Strike Call a total success as under:

  • March on to make National General Strike on 2nd Sept. 2016 a total success in the Banks
  • Oppose anti-worker labour reforms
  • Clarion call from AIBEA and AIBOA

   Joint Circular

All our units and members are aware that the Central Government is vigorously pursuing their policies of labour reforms aimed at weakening the labour laws in favour of the capitalists, corporates and employers and to the detriment of working class.  These measures are part of their neo-liberal economic policies which are aggravating the problems of the workers and common masses.

Some of the aspects of the policies and proposals of the Government are as under:

  • Amending all labour laws to empower the employers with unfettered rights to “hire and fire” 
  • Stripping the workers and trade unions of their rights
  • Unlimited FDI in strategic sectors like Railways, Defence and Financial Sector.
  • Farmers’ right to land and agri-workers’ right to livelihood are being sought to be drastically curbed and curtailed.
  • EPF and ESI schemes are proposed to be made optional
  • Attempts to dismantle the basic social security structures available to the organized sector.
  • The Govt. has not taken any step to curb price rise of essential commodities
  • Failure to generate adequate employment
  • Weakening public distribution system.
  • Various State governments have brought about drastic anti-workers changes in basic labour laws viz. Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, Trade Unions Act etc.
  • Proposals for new Small Factories (Regulations of Service conditions) Bill which prescribes that major 14 labour laws will not apply to factories employing upto 40 workers.
  • Labour Code on Wages Bill and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill which under the cover of amalgamation seek to make registration of unions almost impossible,
  • Making retrenchment of workers and closures of factories easy.
  • Amendment Bills have been put in public domain without consulting the trade unions thereby violating the provisions of ILO Convention 144 on Tripartite Consultation.
  • Inaction in implementing the consensus recommendations of 43rd, 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conferences on formulation of minimum wages, same wage and benefits as regular workers for the contract workers and granting status of workers with attendant benefits to those employed in various central govt. schemes like anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA, Para-teachers etc.
  • Curtailed budget allocations to all centrally sponsored schemes meant for poor peoples’ welfare.
  • Refusal to ensure minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000 per month with indexation and universal
  • Denial of Pension for all including the unorganized sector workers
  • Reluctance on compulsory registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98.
  • Denial of Bonus for all and removing the ceiling under the Bonus Act
  • Refusal to improve the ceiling under Gratuity Act

Increasing attacks in Banking Industry: 

Banking industry is no exception.  In the Banking industry, we are already aware of the Government’s continuous attempts to push through their reforms agenda aimed at privatisation of banks, consolidation and merger of Banks, etc.   RBI has announced ‘on tap’ bank licensing policy to allow more and more private banks.  Licenses have been given to big corporate houses to start ‘Small Banks’ and ‘Payment Banks’.  More and more private capital and FDI are being encouraged.  Banks are sought to closed in the name of mergers and consolidation.  Efficient and well-performing Associate Banks are sought to be closed and merged with SBI.

Bad loans have increased alarmingly to the extent of Rs. 13 lac crores.  Instead of taking tough measures to book the culprits and recover the money, more and more concessions are being given to the defaulters.  In the name of ‘cleaning Balance Sheets’, all these huge bad loans are sought to be taken out of public glare to silently write them off.

Regional Rural Banks are sought to be privatised and the Bill has already been passed by the Government in the Parliament despite protests by our Unions. Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies (PACs) are under threat of winding up. Urban Co-operative Banks are under threat of delicensing. Co-op. Banks are being forced to divert their SLR investments from Apex Banks thus reducing their capacity to re-finance lower tiers of co-op. banks.

 

Private sector executives are imposed on the public sector banks.  All the Government schemes are being imposed on the Banks without proper infrastructure and manpower resulting harassment and problems faced by the bank staff.  Bank officers are being denied regulated working hours.  Permanent and regular jobs are being outsourced on contract basis and contract employees are being exploited.  Contract employees’ basic rights are being denied.

In this background and scenario, Central Trade Unions organised a National Trade Union Convention of all trade unions including unions in Banks, Insurance, public sector, defence sector Central and State Government departments, etc.  The Convention has given the call for National General Strike on 2nd September, 2016. 

Hence it is necessary and imperative to join the general trade union movement and register our protest against these anti-worker policies of the Government.

  • Accordingly, the joint call has been given to observe All India Strike in all the Banks by all our units and members on 2nd September, 2015.
  • All Our members are exhorted to join the local conventions, meetings, processions, etc. being organised by the central trade unions.
  • Hold joint demonstrations on 1st September evening and on the strike day at all centers.
  • All India Bank Strike on 2nd September, 2016.

We call upon all our members to make the strike a grand success.

 

With greetings,

 

Yours comradely,

                                                  

  S. NAGARAJAN                                        C.H. VENKATACHALAM                                        

  General Secretary                                     General Secretary

           AIBOA                                                          AIBEA

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29th July Strike - A grand Success - Hats off to you

We congratulate each and every member of the UFBU working in our both the regions for full participation in the strike call with a grand success. We forward hereunder UFBU circular in this regard. Comrades, this are for your information please. You are requested to go through the contents.

(S S Shishodia)

General Secretary.

UFBU Circular - All India Bank Strike - 29th July 2016 -Stupendous Success

Heartiest Congratulations to one and all – The one day All India Bank Strike by more than 10 lac bank workmen and officers today is a stupendous success.  Kudos Comrades! The grand success of the united struggle of bank employees all over the country displays clearly the anguish and concern of the bank employees towards the general public as well as the entire labour force in the country.

At the call of United Forum of Bank Unions, the entire workmen and officers in the banking industry observed a day’s All India Bank Strike today opposing the adamant attitude of the Government in pursuing the reform measures in the banking sector ultimately paving the way for the private players to wipe out the public sector character prevalent in the country, proposals for consolidation of banks while granting licenses to private players for opening small banks, neglecting in full the ways and means to recover the soaring bad loans in the Public Sector Banks, the ill-fated, anti-labour amendments to labour laws of the country.

Despite persistent opposition from all trade unions not only in the banking sector but also from all the trade unions in the country, the Government has been adamantly pursuing the anti-public banking, financial and labour reform measures, which are detrimental to the general public and the entire work force in the country.  Reports pouring in from different parts of the country confirm that the strike is total with massive rallies and demonstrations conducted by the entire membership all over the country. The stupendous success of the strike should be an eye-opener to the Government and we hope and trust the emotional protest of the bank employees are duly noticed by the Government and given due cognizance.

Comrades– The battle is not yet over – We may have to continue our agitations to a greater extent till we achieve our goal. While we thank wholeheartedly our entire membership for its excellent display of unity in sending strong signal to the Government to halt in entirety the path of reforms, we appeal to the entire membership in readiness to implement further agitational programmes, if any, decided by the UFBU in the days to come.

We place on record our sincere thanks to all the leaders from political parties, Central Trade Unions who have lent their total support to our agitation launched in the interests of general public and the entire workforce in the country.

Comrades –

Be Alert – Be ready for further struggles

We shall fight – We shall fight

Till we succeed – We shall fight

 With revolutionary greetings,

 UFBU ZINDABAD

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Observe ALL INDIA DAY - Save Public Sector Banks on 19th JULY, 2016

19th July, 2016 will mark the 47th Anniversary of Bank Nationalisation in our country. It is an amazing record of contribution by the public sector banks in the last 47 years that banking has been transformed from class banking in those days to mass banking nowadays. But instead of consolidating the gains of public sector banking and taking it forward, we find that in the name of reforms, public sector banking is being denigrated and private sector banking is being boosted and encouraged by the Government. Instead of expansion of public sector banks, the Government is talking of consolidation and merger of Banks.  There are overt and covert attempts to reverse the clock back.  Hence we have to intensify our efforts to thwart these attempts and attacks. Observe All India Day on 19th July, 2016 with mass mobilization of members in meetings, rallies, processions, etc.

 Yours Comradely,

     S S Shishodia                             D K Pauddar

 Gen. Secretary                           President

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12th / 13TH JULY STRIKE DEFERRED

In view of Delhi High Court restraint order, our strike on 12th / 13TH JULY 2016 stands deferred.

Yours Comradely,

    S S Shishodia                             D K Pauddar

Gen. Secretary                           President

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12th / 13TH JULY STRIKE CALL

We reproduce hereunder the text of joint CIRCULAR LETTER dated 20/06/2016 issued by Com. C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary AIBEA and Com. S. Nagarajan, General Secretary AIBOA for information and implementation of our members.

Yours Comradely

S Shishodia

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 AIBEA - AIBOA joint CIRCULAR LETTER

AIBEA-AIBOA’s struggle programme to protest against proposed merger and consolidation of Banks, particularly the 5 Associate Banks with SBI with a view to divert the people’s attention from the Himalayan bad loans in Banks .

 12th July, 2016 – All India Strike in 5 Associate Banks

 13th July, 2016 – All India Strike in ALL BANKS

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DEMANDS

  • STRENGTHEN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
  • START MEASURES TO RECOVER BAD LOANS
  • HALT MERGER OF 5 ASSOCIATE BANKS
  • STOP CONSOLIDATION OF PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
  • STOP PRIVATISATION OF IDBI BANK
  • START ACTION ON LOAN DEFAULTERS

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Strike Notice has been served on Indian Banks Association. Our units need not serve any strike Notice on their managements individually.
  • Our unions in the Regional Rural Banks and Co-op. Banks are exempted from the strike action.
  • However, they will join the other agitational programme like demonstrations, campaign meetings, Dharna etc.
  • Dharna should be organized in all State Capitals by our State Federation and State Committees jointly. (Date can be adjusted locally to suit other conveniences).
  • Specimen of Poster has been sent already to all units. Posters are to be got printed and displayed before all branches/offices.
  • Mass meetings, local general body meetings, Areawise meetings, Committee meetings, etc. should be held in order to explain the severity of emerging attacks so that our members join the strike with awareness and confidence.
  • Similarly IDBI Bank is also facing threat of privatisation despite assurances in the Parliament by the very same NDA Government not to privatize the Banks.  Wherever required meetings must be held to instill confidence in the employees and officers in IDBI Bank because they are facing attacks like punitive suspension, transfer, etc.
  • While our organisational protest programmes and strike actions are very important to focus our demands, it is equally important to mobilise public support and political support. State Federations should chalk out action plan to garner political support by meeting by local political leaders and seeking their support. They should be request to issue press statement, etc.
  • Special meetings of the members in the Associate Banks should be organized at various bigger centres to extend our total solidarity with them when they are facing serious attacks of closure of banks and merger with SBI. 
  • Demonstrations, rallies, processions, etc, should be held on the eve of the strikes and on the strike days.

Comrades, all of us will realise that we are fighting a grim battle against the attacks on public sector banking, against our jobs, job security, our trade union rights and our safe future. Every effort should be taken to mobilies all our members in the action programme with enthusiasm, confidence and determination.

Let us move together and fight back.

With greetings,

Yours comradely,

S. NAGARAJAN                                                                          C.H. VENKATACHALAM  
GENERAL SECRETARY                                                          GENERAL SECRETARY
 AIBOA                                                                                            AIBEA   

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AIBEA-AIBOA Meeting With Finance Minister

We reproduce hereunder AIBEA – AIBOA Joint circular regarding the meeting of top leadership with Finance Minister on 18th June, 2016 at New Delhi. Please go through the contents carefully.

 Yours Comradely,

  S.S. Shishodia

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AIBEA – AIBOA Joint Circular

“Units and members would have by now received our joint Circular dt. 16-6-2016 regarding the agitational programmes and strike call given by our two organization to protest against the proposed merger and consolidation moves of the Government. We also took the initiative to immediately convey the same to the Government and accordingly, with the help of Com D. Raja, National Secretary, CPI and Member of Parliament, our representatives met the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley this afternoon.  AIBEA and AIBOA were represented by Com Rajen Nagar, Com. C.H. Venkatachalam, Com B.S. Rambabu, Com. S.S. Shishodia and Com. S. Nagarajan. During the 40 minutes discussion with him, we raised and discussed some of the important issues concerning us.

 Proposed consolidation and merger of Banks: We conveyed our protest and concern about the proposed consolidation and merger moves, particularly in respect of the Associate Banks.  We pointed out that the closure of these banks and merger with SBI are not warranted and hence are avoidable. We further informed him that this agenda need not be priority of the Government now when the Banks are facing serious challenges of huge bad loans and the urgent need is to take effective steps to recover these bad loans and strengthen our Banks. Finance Minister, on his part, tried to explain the policies and approach of the Government to make our Banks more stronger and globally visible. We reiterated our standpoints and requested him to reconsider the decision.

Staff Welfare Scheme in PSBs :  Units are aware that most of the Banks, in view of the net loss or reduced profits, there is a problem in allocation of funds under Staff Welfare Schemes and to continue these schemes for the current financial year. We submitted that since the huge and sudden provisions for bad loans have impacted the Balance Sheet of the Banks, and since the Banks, in any case have earned Operating Profits, some advisory needs to be given to the IBA/Banks not to discontinue the staff welfare schemes this year. He was appreciative of our submission and stated that he would examine the matter and then take a view on the same.

 Delay in appointment of Workman Directors: We brought to his attention that despite his assurance to expedite the appointment of Workman Directors in the vacant positions, the matter is still being delayed and thus preventing the participation of trade union nominees in the Board of Directors of the Banks. He assured to follow up the matter and expedite the same.

 Grant of North East Incentive Allowance to employees in Banks : We took up the issue of grant of North East Incentive Allowance to employees working in the Banks in the North East as has been extended to Central Government employees and in RBI.  He informed that he will look into the matter after calling for the details of the issue involved.

 We thanked him for providing us the time to meet him at short notice and for hearing for representations patiently.

 We also conveyed our thanks to Com D Raja for arranging this meeting and for participating in the discussions and extending his support to our cause.

Comrades, as far as our demands on banking sector reforms are concerned we must be clear that while it is important for us to meet various authorities to convey our views and suggestions, no illusions should be entertained that such demands will be immediately accepted by them. Hence it is very important to continue our campaign and struggle including our agitational and strike programmes.

With greetings,

Yours comradely, 

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MAY DAY  

On this Great Day "MAY DAY" we convey our "Red Salute" to you all.

Let us work together to unite working class.

 

R.L.GROVER                                               D.K.PAUDDAR                                           S.S.SHISODIA

    Chariman                                                                     President                                                                 General Secretary

 

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FOUNDATION DAY OF AIBEA 

Revolutionary  Greetings to All on the Foundation Day of AIBEA

 

R.L.GROVER                                               D.K.PAUDDAR                                           S.S.SHISODIA

          Chariman                                                     President                                               General Secretary 

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125th Birth Anniversary of ‘Babsaheb’ Dr. Bhimrao  Ambedkar 

On 14th April 2016, we are celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Baba Saheb Ambedkar. An iconic personality in the annals of histroy of India who still alive in the hearts of millions of oppressed and suppresed class because he lived for the cause of perople. Let us take to vow to move on his path to enlive on his principles which will be a invaluable tribute to the ever guiding soul. 

R.L.GROVER                                               D.K.PAUDDAR                                           S.S.SHISODIA

Chariman                                                                                            President                                                                         General Secretary 

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LATEST STUDY MATERIAL (PART-II) FOR PROMOTION TEST/ INTERVIEW APRIL 2016 UPLOADED-click for download

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 Recovery in NPA accounts

A big Challenge

The war on NPAs in the Banking Industry is continuing on a strong footing. We OBC family can’t be excluded from having the burn of NPA. NPA’s have direct impact on profitability due to requirement of provisioning and due to stoppage of interest earning.  You are all aware about the bank’s present position. We are struggling hard on profitability front. Recovery in bad loans is a big challenge before all of us.

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