A NOINO delegation consisting of Shri Ganesh Kamath, GS, NOINO; Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, Divl Secr., NOINO, Mumbai Divisions; Shri Suryakant Gawde, EC member, NOINO, WZ; Smt. Saroj Kurdukar, VP, NOINO, Mumbai; & Smt Trupti Bramhe, EC member, NOINO Central Committee met ED(Personnel), Shri M R Kumar on 2nd July 2012 to discuss & follow-up pending issues. Shri T Mendiratta, Chief (Personnel) was also present during the discussions. After taking up certain individual issues, we raised the following general issues:-
- One more pension option :- ED replied that though nothing moved in the recent past regarding this issue, in the light of the continuous representations from the employee unions, as also the fact that very few of the employees did not opt for the pension, the management would take up this issue with the government soon.
- Instructions about PL encashment: - We pointed out that there was an inordinate delay in issue of instructions regarding removal of the condition of compulsory availment of leave while encashment of PL during service. ED replied that the management was continuously in the touch with the authorities & said that the instructions were expected soon.
- Revision in lease accommodation rent: - We once again raised this issue & demanded immediate revision in lease accommodation rent. We also pointed out that this factor was also a deterrent for officers accepting posting outside their division. ED replied that the matter was under active consideration & very shortly, there was likely to be a revision in the limits.
- Sabbatical leave for women employees: - We reminded ED about our demand for sabbatical leave for women employees vide our letter dated 17.3.2012 & demanded that this leave should be introduced at the earliest in LIC. ED said that till now, the management had not moved in this matter. However, we insisted that the matter be resolved soon. ED assured to look into the demand sympathetically.
- Revision in Ex-gratia re-imbursement for High cost/protracted treatment---We reminded ED about our letter dated 27.3.2012 regarding this issue. We have raised three demands---1) Limits to be revised to 10 lakhs at one time 2)--Full re-imbursement to be allowed---3) Limit of 180 days to be removed for all diseases. We pointed out that this demand was pending since long. ED agreed to look into the matter.
- Anomaly after computer increment: - We once again raised this demand & reminded ED that SBI has settled this issue in 1996(i.e. 16 years back) by granting one more increment to all the affected employees. We strongly insisted that this matter be sorted out before settlement of Charter (due on 1.8.2012). We pointed out that the anomaly was crystal clear & it was a clear case of injustice to the affected employees. ED assured to look into the matter.
- Recruitment in Class III: - We submitted that branches were reeling under immense pressure due to lack of staff & Class I Officers were bearing the brunt of it. The Class I Officers are required to perform non-supervisory duties which are affecting both the individual officer as well as the organization. We also demanded that the recruitment process should not be entrusted to outside agencies. ED said that such recruitment was under active consideration.
- 5 days week: - ED was not positive in this matter. He said that so long as the volume of collections across the counter was heavy, it would not be prudent to accede to this demand. As & when, the alternate channels of payment would become popular, this demand could be considered. We have still insisted on this demand.
- Information sharing meeting :- We pointed out that there was no information sharing meeting for more than two years & demanded that such meeting should be convened immediately. ED said that such meeting would be convened in the near future.
- Programmers being utilized for other jobs :- We pointed out that in NZ, AAO (Programmers)
in branches have been asked to perform administrative jobs. On the query
by our NZ activists (particularly in
division), they were told that such instructions were issued by the Zonal Office. We asked the ED whether CO has issued any such instructions. We also queried whether the management considered the programmer in the branch to be redundant? If so, why were the vacancies in the cadre of programmers were being notified? Why were the applications for change in cadre from programmer to administration being turned down? Whether this was applicable only to PG1 or also applicable to PG2? ED said that there were no such instructions from the CO & agreed to look into the matter. Amritsar
NOINO will continue to follow-up all the pending issues.