The Committee

Chief Patron: Shri Anil Shastri, Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee (CWC), Patron: UK Mohanty, President: Giridhar Thakur, Vice President: D K Mazumdar and K K Bagul, General Secretary: Dr DS Chauhan, Organising Secretary: P K Maheshwari, Treasurer: Amit Gupta, Zonal Secretaries: Smt. Sandhya Chowdhary (North), Pushphas Pandey (Central), A K S Chauhan (West), Ashes K Chatterjee (South), Ranajee Mehta (East), A K Gogoi (North East), Committee Members: A K Dikshit, Mahesh Raichandani, R Mohan, Dr. S K Pandey, B V Rao, Advisor: A D Lokare

Thursday, 30 July 2015

HEARTFELT HOMAGE TO HON'BLE Dr. A P J ABDUL KALAM

AINBOA PAYS HEARTFELT HOMAGE TO OUR BELOVED DR.A.P.J.A KALAM , EX- PRESIDENT OF INDIA AND A TRUE SON OF THE SOIL..WE AT NABARD PRAY TO ALMIGHTY TO GRANT ETERNAL PEACE TO THE DEPARTED SOUL AND WISH THAT  THE PIOUS SOUL RETURNS SOON TO BE WITH US AGAIN AND LEAD THE COUNTRY TO NEWER HEIGHTS...

I VIVIDLY AND FONDLY REMEMBER THE DAY, RATHER THE EVENING, WHEN A FEW OF US-ME, U. K. MOHANTY, NITIN... WERE PRIVILEGED TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH KALAM SAHEB AT LAL BHADUR SHASTRI ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENTS' FUNCTION, WHERE WE WERE INVITED TO BY OUR PATRON SRI ANIL SHASTRIJI. THAT EVENING KALAM SAHEB HAS, AS USUAL, SPOKEN ELOQUENTLY ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUT FORTH HIS VISION ABOUT RURAL INDIA TO ALL OF US IN GENERAL AND TO THE MANAGEMENT STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR. HE TALKED ABOUT 'PURA' AND THE NEED TO EMPOWER RURAL COMMUNITIES AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, RBI, NABARD, FIs AND OTHERS CONNECTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY. HE WAS NOT AWARE THAT WE WERE ALSO THERE IN THE AUDIENCE AND WHEN HE SPOKE HIGHLY OF NABARDS' WORK AND PRESENCE AT THE GROUND LEVEL WE  COULDNT RESIST BUT TO CLAP AND FELT SO PROUD OF OUR ORGANISATION...

SUBSEQUENTLY WHEN SHASTRIJI  INTRODUCED US  AND WE WERE IN DIRECT CONVERSATION WITH HIM , HE SPOKE SO MANY WISE AND SAGACIOUS THINGS PERTAINING TO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THOSE VALUABLE WORDS WERE...

"... DAY THE VERY LAST PERSON STANDING IN THE QUE AND WAITING FOR HIS EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT RECOGNISES NABARD AND GIVES YOU A SMILE AS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO YOUR SERVICES , ALL OF YOU AT NABARD CAN FEEL SATISFIED AND HAPPY FOR A JOB DONE WELL..."

I HOPE AND AM SURE THAT NABARD WILL DEFINITELY ACHIEVE THIS, THOUGH THE PATH IS TOO LONG AND CHALLENGING , AND EACH STEP TAKEN IN THIS DIRECTION BY ALL OF US WHILE PERFORMING OUR ASSIGNED DUTIES WILL BE AND IS  THE TRUEST AND SINCEREST HOMAGE TO OUR BELOVED KAMAL SAHEB...


DR D S CHAUHAN
GENERAL SECRETARY

Monday, 20 July 2015

Status update of Writ Petition No. 2872



As informed by the President, the status of WP No.2872 at Mumbai High Court is as under-

Status  of  Writ  Petition  No. 2872

In the hearing of the above writ petition on 08 July 2015  the  Court  permitted  amendment  to  our  original  petition (took cognizance of our supplementary affidavit filed in the month  of April 2015).  The amendment will be made in the red ink in two weeks time by our advocate.  The amended petition will be given to the Banks' advocate to respond in two weeks time.

AINBOA

AINBOA Nominations on various Committees

The CGM (HRMD)
NABARD
Head Office
Mumbai

Dear Sir,


AINBOA - Nominations on various Committees

It has been decided to nominate the following Office-Bearers to represent AINBOA on the respective Committees, indicated against their names.

1. Sri Giridhar Thakur, President, AINBOA- Grievance Reddressal Committee
2. Sri Amit Gupta, Treasurer, AINBOA – NABARD Employees Gratuity Trust
3. Sri Amit Gupta, Treasurer, AINBOA – NABARD Employees Pension Trust

This is for information and necessary action at your end.

Yours Sincerely,
      Sd/-
(Dr. D. S. Chauhan)
General Secretary
Place : Chennai
Date : 20/07/2015

Sunday, 12 July 2015

HAPPY FOUNDATION DAY

MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

AINBOA wishes all the members of the NABARD Parivaar a very Happy Foundation Day as NABARD enters 34th year of its glorious existence.
Congratulations to all on our great Organisations Foundation Day.
With Fraternal Greetings and best wishes on NABARD Day
Yours Sincerely,


(Dr. D. S. Chauhan)                                              (Giridhar Thakur)
General Secretary                                                   President

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Letter to Bank for Annual Discussions with AINBOA

Hon’ble Chairman
NABARD
Head Office,  Mumbai

Dear Sir,

Request for audience - Annual Discussions with AINBOA 

It has been a practice to hold discussions between the management and the National Council of the AINBOA annually. We, therefore, request you to allocate a suitable date at your earliest convenience for the discussions. 
The main agenda items shall be as under - 

  1. Future Plans for NABARD with specific reference to availability of resources for retaining the core area business as also diversification and expansion of other DFI related operations. 
  2. Issues related to human resource management with specific reference to adequacy of officers, sanctioned strengths and availability of support staff. 
  3. Capacity building of Officers with specific relation to TNA, Off-shore and specialised training avenues and posting of officers as DDMs,FMs and in DoS.
  4. Filling up of post of MD and creation of Principle CGMs posts. 
  5. Issues related to Carrier progression and the promotion policy presently in vogue in the bank with specific reference to reduction in calling ratio, weightage to seniority, applicability of trigger point, making on-line test more transparent, separate testing parameters for other services to be put in place , introducing PP in grades A to E, introducing an honourable Exit policy and appointment of staff on contractual terms and their absorption thereafter.
  6. PAR : Providing the marks allocated by RCM-1, RCM-2 and RCH.
  7. Granting of PP to grade ‘A’ & ‘B’ officers promoted in or prior to PY 2007.
  8. Issues related to transfer and placement of officers  
  9. Restoration of offshore LTC facility 
  10. Pension up-gradation in line with RBI, Submission of revised charter of demands pertaining to the period 2012-17 and Revision of DDMs’ facilities.
  11. Regular conduct of GRC and  Joint Consultative Committee Meetings.
  12. Issues related to CLMAS
Detailed agenda notes will be submitted in due course of time.

Thanking You
Yours Sincerely 
        Sd/-
Dr. D.S. Chauhan
General Secretary

CC : CGM , HRMD , NABARD , Head Office , Mumbai

AINBOA - Accounts - 2012-14

National Bank Officers Association, Central Unit
Balance Sheet as on  30 June 2014
Liabilities     Amount     Assets     Amount
   
Capital Fund 1783255.32 Cash In Hand 2334.00
Add: Excess of Income 1617429.68 3400685.00 Society 3461.00
  Bank of India 1890717.00
  FD 1000000.00
  Laptop 20300.00
  Advance to Mumbai 6000.00
  ICICI Bank 477873.00
      3400685.00           3400685.00
K Malligraj Dr D S Chauhan A K S Chauhan
President General Secretary Treasurer Auditor

National Council Meet - Bhopal - Proceedings

Minutes of the National Council Meeting Held at Bhopal on 24 & 25 April, 2015.

The NC meeting held at Bhopal on 24 & 25 April , 2015  was attended by the NC members of various AINBOA units as per the enclosed List of Attendance.
The Gist of deliberations held and decisions taken thereat are as follows-

24 April , 2015
The meeting was chaired by Sri K.Malligaraj, President AINBOA. The inaugural session was attended to and addressed by Sri Anil Shastri, Member (Special Invitee) Congress Working Committee & Chief Patron of AINBOA, Sri Ravi Saxena, General Secretary Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, Sri V.K.Bhosale, General Secretary, AINBEA, Mumbai, Sri Niranjan Pradhan, OIC, NABARD, RO, Bhopal, Sri Deepak Kumar, GM, NABARD, RO, Bhopal and by the Principal Apex Cooperative Bank Training Institute, Bhopal.

Sri K. Malligaraj and other office bearers of AINBOA welcomed the Chief patron and other guests. Sri K. Malligaraj, after welcoming the guests apprised the house with broad functioning of AINBOA and talked about the importance of unity and presence of a strong AINBOA.

Sri Anil Shastri in his Inaugural speech praised the role of AINBOA in safeguarding the interest of its membership as also that of NABARD. He also , briefly dwelled upon the pivotal role being played by NABARD in Agriculture and Rural Development and indicated that organisations like NABARD can only play the role of a catalytic agent s for growth and development. He complimented the officers and employees of NABARD for achieving excellent business results during the FY 2014-15. He mentioned the resolute role played by the AINBOA leadership during the past 2/3 years when the officers and other employees of the bank in general and Association activists in particular, were put to unsurmountable difficulties by the erstwhile bank management. He indicated that but for AINBOA the sufferings at the hands of the management could have been many folds. He underlined the importance of unity in rank and file of the AINBOA and also the need for forging a working arrangement with other sister organisations like AINBEA, RBIOA, SBIOA, SIDBIOA etc. He cautioned that AINBOA should not take the challenge of getting its charter of demands settled lightly as the difficulty which Commercial Banks have faced in getting their demands met is an indicator to hard times ahead. However he expressed his confidence that like in the past, a united and strong AINBOA will succeed in all its legitimate endeavours. The Chief Patron pledged his whole hearted support to the cause of AINBOA and indicated that in-spite of a change in guards at the centre he will ensure that AINBOA interests will be well protected.

Sri Ravi Saxena, while thanking the Chief Patron for his ever available support to AINBOA, expressed his agreement with the sagacious advise given by the patron and also indicated that he has very rarely seen the type of sincerity and commitment in the leaderships as he has been observing in that of AINBOA leadership and members. Sri Saxena also pledged his unconditional support to the cause of AINBOA.

Sri V.K.Bhosale welcomed Sri Anil Shastri and other dignitaries as also the NC members and thanked AINBOA for inviting him to the NC meet. He underlined the need for working in close coordination among fraternal organisation and indicated that like in the past, AINBOA and AINBEA will work in tandem to achieve the mutually acceptable goals. He also praised the AINBOA leadership for being able to strongly stand up towards safeguarding the honor and dignity of its membership.

Sri Niranjan Pradhan, OIC and Sri Deepak Kumar, GM, NABARD, MP RO, Bhopal welcomed the guests and delegates and indicated that it was a matter of pride and privilege for AINBOA, Bhopal and RO to host the NC. Both of them formally welcomed the Chief Patron and other guests and indicated that those organisations where Associations/Unions and management work with mutual trust and respect progress and prosper and conflicts of interests are greatly reduced. They expressed their confidence that in coming times AINBOA and top management of the bank will work in complete harmony and each one will play its desired role in shaping NABARD into a more vibrant and financially sound organisation so that the mandate assigned to NABARD is effectively implemented.

Sri Bhopal Singh, GS, NPEWA, also spoke on the occasion and asserted that AINBOA, being the bigger body should also actively take up with management the policy issues pertaining to its SC/ST members.

Dr. D. S.Chauhan, GS, thanked the chief guest and other dignitaries as also the delegates for making it  convenient to attend the inaugural session and informed the house that on e of the major agenda for the ensuing NC meet is to elect a new CEC and the office bearers of the AINBOA. He also indicated that AINBOA strictly functions as per the Objectives laid down in its Bye-laws and has always been on the fore front to take up the issues of common interest for officers fraternity and it is a matter of pride to note that AINBOA has always treaded a path of prudence and justice to avoid any conflict of interests among its membership. In case, NPEWA puts forth any request to AINBOA seeking its intervention the same will be acted upon after due deliberations and as per the collective and democratic decision which will be taken on the issue.
Sri D.K. Mazumdar, VP, AINBOA proposed a vote of thanks at the end of the  inaugural session.

Subsequent to the inaugural session, the regular agenda was taken-up and the General Secretary, read and placed the General Secretary’s Report on the functioning of AINBOA for the period January, 2013 to April, 2015. A few members raised query that the tenancy of the outgoing CEC ought to be 01/07/2012 to 30/06/2014. The house was made aware about the reasons leading to delay in convening the NC for the purpose of electing a new CEC after 30/06/2014 and it was also indicated that as per the amended Bye-laws of the AINBOA the tenure of CEC is for a period of two years from the date of election as such the normal period of tenancy for the outgoing CEC was upto 31/01/2015. Subsequent to it, due to various reasons, primarily due to non conduct of Elections in many of the units the NC for elections could not be convened immediately after 31/01/2015. It was also indicated by the GS that the Bye-laws of the association do permit extension tenure of CEC by a maximum of 6 months, which in the instant case expires on 31/07/2015. The house was of the view that it should be our endeavour that elections are held on time both in the units as well as at the central unit. It was decided to relook the bye-laws and amend them, if need be, so as to provide a fix tenure of 2 years to all the units as also the CEC starting 01/09 and ending 31/08 of the corresponding years. Thereafter the Secretary’s report was unanimously accepted with a few minor amendments. The Secretary’s report as adopted by the house is enclosed herewith.

Sri AKS Chauhan, Treasurer thereafter placed the audited accounts of the association for being accepted and ratified by the NC. The same were accepted and adopted. A copy of the audited Accounts sheet/s is enclosed herewith.

National Council placed on records its appreciation and gratitude towards the excellent functioning of the outgoing CEC and specifically mentioned the contribution provided by Shri K. Malligaraj, the outgoing President towards strengthening and making AINBOA a dynamic and vibrant body which always stood up for the cause of the general membership.

Subsequent to this, NC nominated Shri  U.S. Shevde as Chief Election Officer, Shri  A.N Mishra and Smt. Bhama Bhubneswari  as Election officers to oversee the smooth conduct of elections.

The election committee thereby duly notified the commencement of Elections for the new CEC and thereafter the elections for the following Posts were carried out on 25/04/2015-

1.     President (1)
2.     Vice President (1)
3.     General secretary (1)
4.     Organising Secretary (1)
5.     Treasurer (1)
6.     Zonal Secretary (6)
7.     EC Members (5)

Consequent to the completion of Election process the following were elected as Office-bearers of AINBOA for a period of two years, commencing 25/04/2015, subject to any amendments to the bye-laws in this regards.

1.     President –                  Shri Giridhar Thakur
2.     Vice President-           Shri D.K Mazumdar
3.     General secretary  -     Dr.D.S. Chauhan
4.     Organising Secretary  Shri P.K.Maheswari
5.     Treasurer-                   Shri Amit Gupta
6.    Zonal Secretary –       S/Shri AKS Chauhan(W), P.Pandey(C), A. Chatterjee(S),                                                Dr. R.Mehta(E ), A.K.Gogoi (NE) and Mrs. S. Chaudhary (N).
7.     EC Members-            S/Shri B V Rao, Dr S.K.Pandey, A.K.Dixit, M. Raichandani and                                    R. Mohan.

The National Council thereafter ratified the results announced by the Election Committee and also ratified the co-option of Secretaries of those units which remained unrepresented as the new CEC members. The NC placed on records it appreciation and gratitude to the Election Committee for the well managed and smooth conduct of the Election process.

The outgoing CEC handed over the charge to the newly elected CEC and wished them well in their future efforts. The newly elected CEC thanked the outgoing CEC and placed on records the appreciation towards the services rendered by them to AINBOA. The new CEC, thereafter assured the NC to carry forward the mandate assigned to it diligently, honestly and sincerely. The CEC thereafter took the following decisions as per the Bye-laws of the AINBOA-

  • 1.     Nominated Sri A.D.Lokare as the Advisor to Association.

  • 2.   Decided to have Secretary of the NPEWA as a special Invitee on the CEC for the present tenancy of the CEC.

  • 3.     CEC also Co-opted Sri K.K.Bagul as the second Vice President of AINBOA , in terms of the provisions available in the Bye-laws of the association.

Sri D.K.Mazumdar urged the CEC to record his dissent on the issue and the same may be treated as ‘recorded’.

4.     CEC co-opted Shri V.K.Pahwa and Shri R.B. Phanda as EC members in terms of the provisions available in the Bye-laws of the association. However, both the co-opted members expressed some reservations on their co-option and CEC decided to discuss the issue with both the members towards acceptance of the assigned responsibility on a later date.

5.     It was decided by the CEC to approach the bank for holding Annual discussions with the AINBOA at an early date.

6.  Thereafter, local issues from the units were taken-up as per the following and was decided to pursue the same with the bank.

·     Dehradun has raised the issue of halting Allowance during travelling (Settling of Taxi Bills on hilly areas etc. and the related settlement of Tour Bills.
·        Promotional avenues for Rajbhashaand Other Services officers
·        Choice of Centres to the officers who has attained the age of 55
·        Foreign LTC policy
·        Travelling in odd hours to be avoided.
·        Officers to be provided Taxi Services if required to work late.
·  Tea Lunch Expenditure on lines of RBI during late sitting.Providing the Laptops to all the eligible officers
·  To follow GoI directives on Joining of spouse at the time of transfer/placement of officers.
·        Applicability of Trigger point in A to B promotions
·        Issue with HRMD on placement of officers at NBSC
·    Allowance to Principal and Vice Principal of NBSC at par with that prevailing in  RBI.
·        Placement of Engineers at all the Regional Offices and recruitment of ACTs having diploma/certification in Engineering streams.
·        Weightage of Seniority in Promotion.
·        Bank should come up with a well laid down Policy in respect of  placement of senior officers.
·        Appointment of Research associates in NBSC/BIRD.

The CEC ended with a vote of thanks proposed to AINBOA, Bhopal Unit for excellent hosting and warm reception which they provided to each delegate.


(Dr. D.S.Chauhan)
General Secretary

25/04/2015

General Secretary's Report 2012-14

GENERAL SECRETARY’S REPORT (2012-14)  AT NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING AT BHOPAL DATED 24/04/2015


Dear Friends,

Fraternal Greetings.

As a mark of respect and honor to all those country men who laid down their life in supreme sacrifice, to all those of leaders, exemplary and hard working citizens whom destiny took away from us and to all NABARD Parivar members who left for their heavenly abode, we pay our homage and stand in two minutes silence.

Today, as I stand here on behalf of the CEC, to lay before you the summary of activities and other important issues dealt with by your very own NBOA, a sense of gratitude and satisfaction engulfs me. NBOA, which has been led in the past by luminaries like Sri VipinChandranji, Sri Kashivishwanathanji, Sri S B Sharmaji, Late (Sri) P. Suryanarayanaji,  Sri Dhanshekharanji , Sri K.T. Oommenji and  Sri U K Mohantyji – to name a few – makes me feel proud that I am chosen by you all and destiny to carry forward the baton. Though, I may not be equal to any of them in caliber and capabilities the mere fact that the present CEC and more importantly I have to carry forward this rich lineage has prompted us to keep the banner of NBOA high and mighty. How much we have succeeded in our activities and endeavor are best left to be judged and evaluated by our membership and the National Council. But, we do take pride in stating only one thing ‘Office-bearers of NBOA were not found lacking in sincerity and good intent in whatever they thought, professed and implemented during the two years tenure of this CEC’.
I seek your permission here to allow me to elaborate a bit as per the following, not only on the AINBOA related activities, but also on the general environment which impacts the very  necessity of ours to exist.

1.       NABARD :  All of us owe our existence to NABARD , an organization created by the Hon’ble parliament of our country with a mandate to serve the Rural poor of this country. This mandate devolves around the activities assigned to NABARD- the primary one being evolving effective strategies to achieve ‘Rural Development through Credit’. In order to achieve this , over the last three decades of its existence , NABARD , has treaded path of success and created a niche and name for itself. As we move forward towards finishing an unfinished agenda our resolve and belief to succeed is cemented by only one singular fact-the capability, commitment and concern towards Rural India-of our Human resource which comprises of NABARD Parivar.

Its not, that things have been always rosy on the corporate front , NABARD has seen its not so difficult and challenging times and also very very hard and challenging times. The advent of policies tilted towards market and reforms have somewhere put the agenda of achieving Equitable and all encompassing  Development a little awry at the macro level of the polity of this country. NABARD , being a DFI , has been directly impacted by the change winds sweeping across and it requires a ‘ Course Correction’ both at the Policy as also managerial levels. Access to client friendly Funds, Evolving  demand based and requirement based business products and most importantly to keep the mandate of NABARD intact and undiluted are the core of area of concern today , which all of us have to face together. NABARDs’ stake holders-GoI and RBI-are definitely concerned towards this but we-the officers of NABARD and am sure all of us at NABARD- are still looking towards them to provide us a well laid out long term strategic plan so that the aspirations of millions of Farmers and Rural Poor of this country are achieved through NABARDs’ effective interventions through the financial and other development oriented agencies. As a DFI, it is our duty to not only catalyze the process of Development but also provide an effective support and patronizing system to our client organizing, specially to Cooperative sector and to RRBs. The increasing role of CBOs and PP partnerships, in achieving developmental milestones are well recognized today and NABARD too will have to juxtapose and align its policies and interventions to leverage the roles of these organizations to achieve the dream of making a dent in the rural poverty. Our policies cannot be but directed at the welfare of Small & Marginal farmer, the landless rural Indian and the large strata of our society who are socially and financially disadvantaged. Agriculture has been and will remain the mainstay of our Economy, a mere 1% growth in the GDP of Agriculture results in 3-4% growth in secondary and tertiary sector of our economy, leading to creation of job opportunities and better  standard of life for millions of this country.  Indian Agriculture itself is at a threshold-it is plagued by certain inherent problems like small and fragmented land holdings , non availability of irrigation facilities and a weak marketing and extension system , to cite a few. At the same time the resilience of Indian Farmer and huge untapped potential in this sector, including that in marine agriculture and fisheries, provide us a huge opportunity for times to come. Friends , you will agree that for all this to achieve, the country requires a vibrant , sustainable and financially sound NABARD. AINBOA has been actively and effectively persuading the stakeholders as also our own internal decision makers to take steps in this direction. We can state with some satisfaction that the efforts of AINBOA  towards this policy advocacy has resulted in some positive action from the GoI and RBI , albeit a lot remains to be achieved. Unfortunately the organization was traumatized and put on an utterly directionless and in fact destructive path during the period 2011-13 and in the history of NABARD it will be recorded as a dark phase which requires to be forgotten and not repeated ever. The damage done by those at helms of affair continue to haunt the organization inspite of the fact that the present management has started the damage control and course action in right earnest. But for AINBOAs’ resolute efforts the damage could have been many folds, but the collective strength and unity among the officers and employees of NABARD thwarted many corporate misdemeanors and together all of us can take pride in the fact that when organization required it the most, AINBOA stood up with courage and strength to safeguard the interest of NABARD, interest of millions of farmers and off course the interest of its own membership. We are optimistic that the worst ever phase is over and all of us, the employees, the officers  and the top management of the bank-who are directly connected with NABARD-must have learnt a few lessons too. I sum up this part of my speech that the biggest lesson which decision makers must have learned is that you can bruise the spirit of united strength of the lesser mortals but you cannot trample and put them out of reckoning and also that nothing can be achieved without taking all together along with. I think and believe that all of you will agree that this single most achievement of your Association-to standup , take cudgels and thwart with all its might all that which was not desirable-outweighs all of our achievements of the past. This doesn’t mean that our success on all other front, by this CEC or the CECs of the past were by any means small and unworthy , all due credit to them , but it was for the first time that the AINBOA faced an onslaught on its very existence and more than that our membership were faced by a draconian and insensitive regime. I take this pride in telling that, without taking a recourse to any step illegitimate and unworthy of our Status and dignity, your AINBOA by taking recourse to organizational, political patronage and legal remedies was able to effectively face the barrage of administrative and corporate onslaughts. Many and several of our member officers were traumatized and put to insurmountable troubles and hardships-and such number runs into hundreds-people were made homeless, people were put to financial loss and agony, people were shunted out to hostile destinations in the name of transfers and most painfully all of us were treated as non existent entity in this great organization. All those who were considered as  ‘activists’ were chosen for harsher treatments and many of our members were made to fight their own individual battles in the courts of law to safeguard their jobs and honor. AINBOA too, in-spite of not in a legal position to sue or get sued , has to take recourse to challenge its very own bank in the court of law. The decision of challenging the high and mighty was not only to challenge a policy but to indicate the resolve of AINBOA to fight against injustice at any cost and at any level. Friends, you will agree that all this courage and conviction led to putting up brakes on the reckless decision making of yester years. I take this opportunity to salute the undying spirit and courage of entire membership on this account and would like to specially salute many amongst us who gathered courage and resolve to individually stand up against the injustice and malice shown towards them in particular and officers fraternity in general. Needless to say that as a responsible Association we will never be found wanting to extend our cooperation to one and all who will embark on path of building our NABARD and recognize the role of each and every member and take steps towards legitimate welfare of our members, but like in the past, if an unfortunate occasion arises and warrants us, we will not be found dithering to oppose and thwart , with all legitimate means, what is not good for our NABARD and our membership.

2.       I would now like to enumerate a few of the other achievements which this CEC could annex for our membership-
a)      CEC has on account of its continued organizational and legal persuasion led the management to have a relook at the Promotion Policy which we have challenged in the court of law. As per the court directives and also because of the sensitive attitude of the present Chairman , the bank has formulated a new promotion policy which effectively addressed our concern on multiple cut-offs making more and more people ineligible to get an opportunity towards career progression , removal of residual services clause, lowering of written test  and PAR cut-offs and greatly reducing the number and frequency  of lateral recruitment. For the first time , non vacancy based automatic promotion has been introduced in grade ‘A’ to ‘B’ and the choked process of promotion from grade ‘B’ to ‘C’ has been reopened. Not to say that everything in the new policy is good for us, we have again expressed and will continue to express, our concern on such ambiguities as the large scale rejection due to high calling ratios , seniority being almost given a go by and distortion in seniority list due to merger of services. I am sure that the incoming CEC will continue to address these issues both internally and externally and will be able to achieve an amicable solutions to these points of concern too.
b)      Transfer policy has been made more conducible and officer friendly though our concern of bringing in more transparency and equitable distribution of hardship postings remains to be addressed adequately. Putting officers to financial loss in lieu of granting them request transfers is also a matter of great concern which needs to be effectively persuaded.
c)       AINBOA, has been instrumental , in by and large convincing the management the parity in service conditions with our referral organization is an uncompromising issue for us and we acknowledge with humility the stand of the present chairman and management to extend , by and large, all the facilities in Toto to our officers as prevailing in RBI. We are sure that continued efforts will lead to achieving a few of the other such facilities at par with RBI.
d)      Due to our continued efforts the bank has taken a decision to reopen many of the closed DDM offices, demerge the training Institutes , restore many of the business departments and rescind the BCG agenda. Posting of grade ‘C’ and/or senior grade ‘B’ officers as DDMs and giving a concrete shape to subsidiaries and recruitment of base level officers are some of the other initiatives of the present management which emanated from our continued persuasion at all the levels.
e)      A pragmatic and aspiring Charter of Demands has been submitted to the bank and we are very sure that our united efforts will make it possible to achieve it.
f)       The working of the Association has been made more transparent by convening the meetings at regular intervals and putting in place the services of a‘AINBOA Blog’ along with almost 24x7 availability of office bearers to the members on email and mobile connection.
3.       In spite of our best intents we would not have been able achieve 100% success in all our endeavors and a few such instances which come to my mind are-
a)      Though AINBOA was able to greatly minimize the uncalled for and undue penalty which bank imposed on our officers in respect of LTC issue, we were not able to completely safeguard the financial interest of our members on this account. A lot has been discussed on the intricacies and the loop with in loops of this mismanaged case by the bank and as such I need not dwell on it further.
b)      In spiteof NC directive and my own wish, we have yet to get AINBOA registered under Trade Union Act, primarily because of certain infrastructural and legal requirements which we were unable to meet.
c)       Our pursuit for an all acceptable Transfer & Placement Policy still remains a dream in-
spite of many a refinements which we can get from the bank. Task is difficult and/or near impossible but we have to continue to strive for it.
d)      Similarly, Our pursuit for an all acceptable Career Progression Policy still remains a distant dream in-spite of many a refinements which we can get from the bank on this account too. Task is again difficult and/or near impossible but we have to still continue to strive for it.

4.       Acknowledgements : Whatever we have achieved is dedicated as per the following
a)      First and foremost to our great and united membership, without whom nothing could have been possible , in fact AINBOA would not have existed.
b)      To our Chief Patron Sri Anil Shastriji , whose guidance and support has always been forthcoming and have inculcated a sense of self belief and strength in us.
c)       To our other patrons, specifically S/Shri Harish Rawatji , BasudebAcharayaji , LaljiTandonji , KailashJoshiji, Ravi Saxenaji and many others who have been a continued source of inspiration and support.
d)      To our fraternal organizations, specially , AINBEA , who stood by us  in true sense of mutual trust and belief.
e)      To my fellow senior collogues specially to Sri U K Mohanty and Nitin Nerurkar and Sri S C Wadhwaji who are always available for guidance and extending a hand of support. We would specially like to place on record our gratitude towards Sri NitinNerukar  for his help and activism towards sustaining our Court Case at Mumbai High Court.
f)       To my fellow office-bearers, specially to Sri Amlan and Sri B V Rao for making the AINBOA Blog a reality and a popular communicating channel.
g)      To my President Sri K.Malligaraj  and VP Sri D K Majumdar for  effectively guiding the proceedings of AINBOA and always having faith in my restricted capabilities which I possess.
h)      To all my fellow CEC members and last but far from the least in my NC which not only reposed faith in the present CEC and in me but always sagaciously guided us on all the matters.

5.       As Chief Executive and Chief servant of the AINBOA I would like to accept , with all humility , the responsibility for all the failures and near failures and short comings which may have occurred in course of our activities and would also like to tender my unconditional apologies for un-knowingly hurting the sentiments of any one who may be or may be not present here. This may have happened in my zeal and passion towards discharging my duties but I take this opportunity to say that it has never been my intention to hurt a fellow human being.

I will now request the ALL India Treasurer to present the Accounts of AINBOA.

Thanking You

Fraternally Yours,

DR. D. S. CHAUHAN
GENERAL SECRETARY

24/04/2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

OFFICE BEARER'S MEETING

NOTICE

AS PER THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT A MEETING IS HEREBY CONVENED AT 10;00 AM ON 26/06/2015 AT MUMBAI TO DISCUSS, DELIBERATE AND FINALISE THE AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL DISCUSSIONS TO BE HELD WITH THE BANK SHORTLY.


ANY OTHER ITEM WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR CAN ALSO BE TAKEN UP.


AS PER PRESIDENT'S DECISION THE FOLLOWING MAY ATTEND THE NOTIFIED MEETING

PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENTs 
GENERAL SECRETARY
ORGANISING SECRETARY
TREASURER
ZONAL SECRETARIESs (NORTH, SOUTH, WEST, CENTRAL, EAST & NORTH EAST)
ADVISOR
THE ZONAL SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO COLLECT THE PROPOSED AGENDA RELATED ISSUES FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE UNITS AND FORWARD THE SAME TO UNDERSIGNED AND ORGANISING SECRETARY LATEST BY 20/06/2015, SO THAT THE SAME CAN BE CONSOLIDATED AND DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING ON 26/06/2015.

Sd/-
DR D S CHAUHAN
(GENERAL SECRETARY)
10/06/2015 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

STATUS W P NO. 2872 IN HON'BLE BOMBAY HIGH COURT

WP  No. 2872

The  hearing  of   the  captioned  case was attended by Sri Giridhar Thakur, President, NBOA, Mumbai on 09.04.2015  in the  Mumbai  High  Court. Our  advocate, Shri  Sandip  Marne  made a  'mention'  and  requested  for  two  weeks  time  to  file  a supplementary  affidavit  with  regard  to  latest  developments  in  the  case based on the written submission provided to him by AINBOA.  Hon'ble court accepted his plea and has  granted  the  time accordingly and  next  hearing  falls  on  23  April  2015. We will keep the membership apprised accordingly

Dr D S Chauhan
GS

WP No. 2872

Status of facts vis-à-vis challenged Promotion Policy and the Present Policy

Earlier policy provision as challenged by AINBOA :

1.    Merger of Services :
No change in the present policy the seniority list remains as merged and finalised on 31/12/2012. The points of challenge as detailed below remain unresolved
a)    That the merger of services has been done without amending the Rule 8 (i) or the Appendix I of the Staff Rules remains as it is on this date too.  The contention of the bank that Staff Rules are not part of regulations and merely administrative piece of paper is entirely incorrect as the fact is that NABARD Staff Rules, 1982 are in fact subordinate legislation drawn under section 60 of NABARD Act, 1981 and hence its amendments by BoDs in so far that it violates Section 60 (4) of the NABARD Act  should be set aside.
b)    That the merger of the services specially that of Economic Services and RDBS was done on malice and malafide by the respondents No.4 & 5 (Earlier Chairman & CGM-HRMD) remains unresolved. ( As pointed out in the Petition both Respondent Nos 4 and 5 belonging to economic service and have vested interest in the decision to merge economic service with RDBS which is clearly reflected in the memorandum submitted to board of directors whereat it has been indicated that merged seniority list will provide ‘better opportunities ‘ for career progression to economic services officers…while the same has not been indicated in the memorandum justifying merger of technical services with RDBS.)
c)    The merger has led to assigning illegitimate seniority to Economic Services officers, who have joined back much later than many of the superseded RDBS officers which in turn has adversely and illegitimately affected the career prospects of the RDBS officers (As already pointed out in petition the Officers in RDBS who were at Sr. Nos. 1 to 4 in the Pre-merger seniority list have been pushed down to Sr. Nos. 9 to 12 in the Post-merger seniority list in Grade E. Similar is the position in Grade C & D also. Such merger has also resulted in officer promoted in services of the Bank in Grade B in RDBS in 1994 being superseded by officers of Economic services who joined Grade B in the year 1996. This is on account of faster promotion earned by officers of Economic services in Grade C and subsequently to grade D. Incidentally all the Economic services officers who have been assigned new seniority on account of merger of services are comparatively younger in age to the RDBS officers who have been superseded by them and thus the Economic services officers have been unduly assigned a new seniority with a malice and malafide intent so as to choke the future career prospects of the RDBS officers...).
d)    Further,  the contention of the bank that no officer has represented on the merger of the seniority list is totally wrong as more than 100 representations have been submitted (including by petitioners) and bank has not replied to them till this date.

2.    Downsizing and merger of 5 grades to 3 grades STANDS RESOLVED AS BANK HAS EFFECTED PROMOTIONS TO ALL 5 GRADES OF OFFICERS.
3.    Residual Services STANDS RESOLVED AS BANK HAS REMOVED THE CLAUSE FROM THE NEW PROMOTION POLICY.
4.    Retrospective Effects in Cut-Offs etc.  STANDS RESOLVED.
5.    Spells of Leaves ; STANDS RESOLVED
6.    Cooling period : STANDS RESOLVED
7.    Multiple Cut-offs : Partially Resolved as though no eligible officer has been denied an opportunity for being considered for promotion but the multiple weightages are still assigned to PAR, Written Test (wherever applicable) and Interviews, with minimum qualifying marks for each stage, incidentally no weightage has been assigned towards the seniority index of the officer.
8.    Direct Recruitment to Grade B (lateral Entry) : Unresolved as bank continues to recruit grade B officers in addition to recruitment of grade A officers, though the quantum and pace of such lateral recruitment has been greatly reduced by the bank.
9.    Promotion Policy for Other Services : STANDS RESOLVED as the bank has come up with the Promotion Policy for the Other Services. However the Association has expressed its reservation on certain clauses of the policy and has requested the bank to initiate a discussion to resolve the issues.

PS : THOUGH THE BANK HAS INITIALLY INCLUDED THE ASSOCAITION REPRESENTATIVE IN THE COMMITTEE TO GIVE SUGGESTION ON THE FORMULATION OF THE NEW PROMOTION POLICY, SUBSEQUENTLY, AFTER ITS FIRST MEETING ONLY, THE SUGESSTIONS WERE NOT TAKEN/CALLED FOR FROM THE ASSOCIATION. INSTEAD THE BANK, BYE PASSED ITS OWN RECOGNISED REPRESENTATIVE BODY AND INSTEAD PREFFERED TO HAVE FEEDBACK FROM THE OFFICERS DIRECTLY. NOT WITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT ONLY 50/60 OFFICERS OUT OF 2600 OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE BANK’S CALL, THE AINBOA HAS AGAIN GIVEN ITS FEEDBACK, SPECIALLY ON THE ISSUE OF INCREASED CALLING RATIO WHICH WILL AND HAS RESULTED INTO LARGE SCALE SUPERCESSION AND FRUSTRATION AND DILUTING OF SENIORITY INDEX OF THE OFFICERS AND ALSO ABOUT THE ‘TRIGGER POINT’ CLAUSE WHICH IS NOT UNIFORMALY APPLIED TO ALL THE OFFICERS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IT WOULD NOT BE APPLICABLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OFFICERS IN NEXT 5 TO 7 YEARS.
Furthermore, what about those officers who have since retired and/or who have lost out on account of the  policy which is sub-judice but bank still implemented it during the intervening period and also the fact that inspite of Hon'ble courts order that the bank SHOULD NEGOTIATE WITH ASSOCIATION, to sort out the issue, however bank chose to just have suggestions from Association and went ahead without any detailed discussions/negotiations with the association. The present policy too, which is approved by the board, like the challenged policy, has been formulated without amending the NABARD Staff Rules, 1982 and thus attracts same disqualification as enlisted above in respect of the challenged policy.