The Committee

Chief Patron: Shri Anil Shastri, Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee (CWC), Patron: Amitabh Lall, Advisor: D K Mazumdar, President: Dr P K Maheshwari, Vice Presidents: Amlan Das and A K Dikshit, General Secretary: Dr D S Chauhan, Organising Secretary: A K S Chauhan, Treasurer: Milind K Gupte, Zonal Secretaries: Mithileshwar Jha (North), Rajesh Kumar Meena (Central), Shrikant Zhambre (West), Ranjit Kumar Sinha (South), Sanjay Kumar Gupta (East), A K Gogoi (North East), Executive Committee Members: Ganesh, Dr P C Suresh Babu, Hemant Patil, Manojit Biswas, N C Parikh and Smt. Urvashi Garg

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Status of Writ Petition on Merger Case in Mumbai High Court


Dear Friends,

The WRP 2872/ 2012 was called for hearing yesterday, 23.11.2016 in Mumbai High Court. The hearing lasted for one and half hours.

Association’s advocate, Shri Sandeep V Marne submitted our arguments before the hon’ble court. He had explained the two merger took place in NABARD and the different considerations seniority in both the occasions. He added that the merger was made in accordance with a mere policy change and no amendment was made to the rule and as such approval from RBI and Central Govt. was not obtained and explained (i) the issues of putting Economics services in  the top of the seniority list and (ii) reduction of chances of promotion.

Our counsel had empathetically argued that Supreme Court decision on the merger are clear that the merged entities are always placed below the existing employee of parent cadre in so much as to maintain interest in seniority at the time of entry in the organisation.

The bank has argued that the merger was put in place to bring uniformity in the promotion policy as well as to deregularise divisions like, TSD, Rajbhasha, Economics, legal, etc. Other explanation was, these divisions were not part of the NABARD’s major role- rural development. Further it was also said that the merger had increased the scope of promotions! There was also a mention that not a single officer, who has switched over form TSD is in service after 2015.

Hon’ble Judges, Shri Dharmadhikari and Shri Colabawalla had closed the hearing and announced the order will be issued later.

Since the hearing is over, lets hope for a favourable order soon.

Lets stand together,

AINBOA Zindabad!

P.S. The copy of the affidavit submitted by us in court can be accessed at the following link

Affidavit

Friday, 11 November 2016

Appeal to Prime Minister

NATIONAL BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION (NBOA)
C/O NABARD, HO,   BANDRA-KURLA  COMPLEX , MUMBAI
 
AINBOA. No.   12 /2016-17       11 November 2016
 
Dear Friends
 
It has been decided  to submit a Memorandum, signed by the all the officers of the Bank to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji and Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitleyji  for their intervention for early settlement of wage revision (Pay and Allowances).
 
 Secretaries of all the Units  are requested to please ensure that each member of the unit sign the memorandum including DDMs, if possible, as per the format indicated below.  The scanned copy of the signed memorandum may please  be forwarded to the NBOA Mumbai unit email id :mumbai.nboa@gmail.com  by 5.00 P.M. on 17 November 2016 (Thursday). The hard copy of the signed memorandum may also be forwarded to the Organizing Secretary for our record. 
 
You are also requested not to put Sr. No. as  the  same will be put  in by Mumbai once we receive signed memorandum from all the units.
 
All Zonal Secretaries may kindly ensure the completion signature campaign in their respective Zones as per schedule.
 
Thanking you
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
(Dr. AKS Chauhan)
Organizing Secretary
 
 
Encl : One
 
 
 

Friday, 4 November 2016

Meeting with Top Management – Charter of Demands – 04.11.2016

Office bearers of AINBOA led by President called on the Chairman, DMDs, and CGM HRMD on 4 November 2016. After the introductory remarks by the Organizing Secretary, the President expressed his anxiety, on behalf of AINBOA, over the delay in revision of pay and allowances of officers of NABARD.
 
Top Management also agreed to the concern expressed by the AINBOA over the delay and said that they are making all out efforts to expedite the issue at the Ministry level for getting their approval. The Chairman indicated that he was confident that the charter will be settled as per the aspirations of AINBOA. The members are requested to refrain from floating of unnecessary and uncalled rumours.
President thanked the Management for deferring the shifting of officers to New Officers Quarter at Naya Raipur and form a Joint Committee to look into the matter. The Chairman expressed that all necessary infrastructure has been made available and at least Senior Officers can shift to new quarters. He also said if officers want additional support such as security, medical, etc can be provided. AINBOA expressed the likely difficulties which arise if officers are shifted to Naya Raipur irrespective of the fact that whether they are seniors or juniors and requested the Management to considerate and sympathetic view on the matter.
 
AINBOA while expressing thanks to the Management for having a sensitive and judicious view on the appeals made by the officers in respect of their PARs and brought to the notice of the Management that there are still few cases especially from West Bengal and
 
Jharkhand ROs having serious implications on the career of the officers which requires an early look so that undeserving remarks are expunged and ratings are restored.
 
General Secretary would be visiting Mumbai on 9th November 2016 to address the retired officers of NABARD and firm up our organizational steps with all India officer bearers to expedite settlement of charter of demands. The details will be communicated to all the units.

Letter to Bank on Naya Raipur Issue

     ALL INDIA   NATIONAL BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION 
                                           (AINBOA)                              
C/O NABARD, HO,   BANDRA-KURLA  COMPLEX , MUMBAI

AINBOA No.     /2016-17             01  November   2016

The Chief General Manager
NABARD
HRMD, Head Office
Mumbai

Dear Sir
Occupation of 54 flats & 6 Bungalows at Naya Raipur

Please refer to the Endt. No.H-1696 dated 26 October 2016 received from DPSP on the captioned subject.  In this connection, we submit the following for your consideration.
AINBOA is not in agreement with the content and spirit of DPSP letter.     Though the Bank has indicated that the financial resource have already been spent and therefore property cannot be let unoccupied “ endlessly”, the AINBOA had indicated that at present and in near future all facilities required for conducive living that is Security, transportation, health related services, distance from markets/Schools, etc. are not available.  It was also pointed out that property is located outside municipal limit, very sparsely populated and none of the Corporate Body have occupied their residential units.  In view of the above,  it may  not be possible for officers to shift immediately. 

So, as a first measure Bank should put on hold shifting of officers. Meanwhile, Bank will inspect the site along with the representatives of AINBOA and further action may be decided as per the committee Report.
Accordingly,  AINBOA shall be nominating one of its representativesto the Committee.

Please confirm.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. AKS Chauhan)
Organizing Secretary


Copy to: The CGM,DPSP, NABARD, HO, Mumbai for information pl.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Letter to Chaiman on Charter of Demands

CHAIRMAN

NABARD
HEAD OFFICE
MUMBAI

 Respected Sir ,

Settlement of Charter of Demands: 2012-17

In continuation to the memorandum dated 17/10/2016 submitted to your good-self on the captioned subject,  AINBOA, on behalf of all the officers of NABARD, would like to again bring to your kind notice that almost 4 years are now over for the current charter period and our wages have yet to get revised. Sir, you will agree that wage revision has already taken place way back in the banking Industry and even in our referral Institution, the RBI, the new wage settlement has been already implemented.
 
Sir, we have been waiting patiently for our legitimate and well earned dues, however now this delay is adversely affecting the moral of the officers. In fact, we would like to bring to your kind notice the attached news item published in ToI dated 27/10/2016 whereat the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has expressed his views that the legitimate dues to the employees should not be delayed on account of administrative hassles. 
 
We, therefore, once again request you for settlement of the Charter of Demands -2012/17 at the earliest or else we will be left with no other option but to resort to organizational steps starting 07/11/2016.
 
 
Yours Sincerely ,
 
 
(Dr.D.S.Chauhan)
General Secretary
27/10/2016
Encl: as above

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Update on Wage Settlement

Dear Members,

We have submitted a memorandum as per the text provided below to our chairman at BIRD, Lucknow. Both the DMDs and CGM(HRMD) were also present. The Chairman sir has assured that the things are moving in right directions as per now and that the bank is trying its best for an early settelment of the charter.  We expressed full faith in the bank's stand, however, we also indicated that apprehensions amongst the membership is on the increase and as such AINBOA requests the bank to expedite the efforts on the issue.

Friends , we have to be in readiness and if things are not moving in a positive direction within this month , then we may have to step up our irganisational efforts.

Dr D S Chauhan
General Secretary

Submission of Memorandum to Chairman on Wage Settelment

                                                                                       MEMORANDUM

 
CHAIRMAN
NABARD
HEAD OFFICE
MUMBAI
 
 Respected Sir ,
 
            Settlement of Charter of Demands : 2012-17
 
AINBOA, on behalf of all the officers of NABARD, would like to bring to your kind notice that almost 4 years are now over for the current charter period and our wages have yet to get revised. Sir, you will agree that wage revision has already taken place way back in the banking Industry and even in our referral Institution, the RBI, the new wage settlement has been already implemented.
 
Sir, we have been waiting patiently for our legitimate and well earned revised wages, however now the membership is getting restless and pessimistic on the account of delay in the settlement of charter of demands and it is adversely affecting the moral of the officers.
 
We, therefore, request you for settlement of the Charter of Demands -2012/17 at the earliest. Thanking You
 
 
Yours Sincerely ,
 
 
(Dr.D.S.Chauhan)
General Secretary
17/10/2016

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Lunch hour demonstration in support of Raipur Unit on 29/09/2016

NOTICE

Lunch hour demonstration in support of Raipur Unit on 29/09/2016

As per the decision taken at National Council Meeting at Raipur on 22 & 23/09/2016 , it has been decided to hold a nation wide demonstration during lunch hour in support of Raipur Unit , which is agitating against the unilateral and harsh decision taken by the bank to force the officers to shift to new residential units located in an inhabitable area of Naya Raipur.

Thus the unit secretaries are advised to ensure a strong and peaceful protest by way of a lunch hour demonstration in support of the demand of  Raipur officers to put on hold the decision taken by the bank  to shift the officers to new  residential units located at  NAYA RAIPUR.

Dr D S Chauhan
General Secretary
26/09/2016

Allotment of residential Quarters at Raipur

CHAIRMAN
NABARD
HEAD OFFICE
MUMBAI

Respected Sir ,

Allotment of residential Quarters at Raipur

The National Council of NBOA, during its meeting held on 22-23 September 2016 at Raipur, deputed a team of office bearers representing various units to Naya Raipur to get a first-hand experience of the situation. The team, in its report submitted to the National Council, highlighted the following points:

·        The new township constructed in Naya Raipur is far from being habitable at present as the occupancy rate is near zero and the area wears a deserted, desolate and unkempt look with wild vegetation in the courtyards of the houses and in open/common spaces.
·        The distance from the main city to the new township is around 30 kilometres (an hour’s drive by own car) and the road connecting the new township with the main city is completely deserted even during the day time, bereft of even basic necessities such as medical aid , motor mechanics , ATMs , drinking water/general provisions and even police establishment/patrol. Simply put, there is no help on the road in case of any emergency; it’s worse after sundown.
·        The public or private transport system has yet to come-up in the area, thus connectivity to main town , hospitals , schools , railway station , airport etc is drastically poor.
·        The team learnt that criminal elements are having a field day in the area, especially after sunset.
·        More than the officers, it’s the families of the officers who will have to face the hazards of security as also health related aspects in such a deserted place.
·        During the visit, the team discovered that the mobile network in the area of some of the major service providers (for example, Vodafone, Airtel) were extremely weak.
·        The state government has shifted its Secretariat to the new township but has to provide free transport by engaging nearly fifty plus buses for its employees and running a subsidized canteen. But the families of the employees have not been shifted to Naya Raipur.
·        Sir, apart from the amenities (schools, hospitals, shops etc.), what’s important for leading a dignified life for any human being is a sense of security, safety , socializing , connectivity and freedom , all of which are absent in the township.

By forcing our officers to shift to the new township, the officers will have to make a difficult choice and we fear many of the officers will opt to stay back by shelling out rent from their own pockets and bank too would have to pay an hefty HRA to these officers. This, we are afraid, will lead to a no-win situation for both the Bank and the officers of Raipur, a situation which can be avoided by putting on hold the decision of occupying the houses at the Naya Raipur, till the time it becomes habitable. Incidentally, the decision to shift the officers to new residential units in the mid of session is also not in conformity with the banks own instructions on the issue.

We, therefore earnestly request you to put on hold the decision of shifting the officers to the new residential units at Naya Raipur and direct the HRMD to hold discussions with AINBOA so as to find out an amicable and feasible solution to the issue..

Yours Sincerely

(Dr D S Chauhan)
General Secretary
26/09/2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016

CEC Election 2016-2018

The National Council elected the following body for the period 2016-2018

President - Dr P K Maheshwari
Vice Presidents - Shri Amlan Das and Shri A K Dixit
General Secretary - Dr D S Chauhan
Organising Secretary - Shri A K S Chauhan
Zonal Secretary (North Zone) - Shri Mithileshwar Jha
Zonal Secretary (East Zone) - Shri Sanjay Kumar Gupta
Zonal Secretary (West Zone) - Shri Shrikant Zhambre
Zonal Secretary (South Zone) - Shri Ranjit Kumar Sinha
Zonal Secretary (Central Zone) - Shri Rajesh Kumar Meena
Zonal Secretary (North East Zone) - Shri A K Gogoi
Executive Committee Members - S/Shri Hemant Patil, P C Suresh Babu, Manojit Biswas, Ganesh and N C Parikh

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Unsavouray issues at Kolkata

Dear Gouranga ,
 
I have come to know that a small issue of police reaching the Kolkata office on strike day (02/09/2016) has been blown out of proportion by the NBEA, Kolkata Unit. That inspite of the fact that you and CGM of the WB RO have very tactfully handled the situation and neither the officers or the management has made any deliberate attempts to disrupt the strike call given by the NBEA.
 
AINBOA has always stood by the Trade Unions as and when any occassion has arisen in the larger interest of the banking Industry and to also foster the fraternity among the officers and employees of our own organisation.

However, we are pained to note uncalled for, unneccessary and unfriendly rants against the officers of Kolkata Unit by the local leadership of the NBEA. Incidentally, avoidable issues were also raked up by NBEA's Orissa unit on strike day, however timely intervention by NBEA's central unit office-bearers somehow diffused the situation. You will agree that though we are all for unity and fraternity among the officers and employees of the bank, but any attempt to wrongfully malign and hit at the dignity of the officers community cannot be accepted.
 
We also very strongly resent the medelling into the internal affairs of  NABARD by an Ex-Chairman of NABARD. Incidentally, he was the person who did maximum damage to the parity issue when he was heading the NABARD and many of the decisions taken by him still pinch our organisation.

AINBOA, therfore, calls upon its membership to not to succumb to threats of any kind and do not allow anyone to take a dig at your dignity and honor. The entire AINBOA across the country is and will always stand with our fraternity be it at Kolkata , Bhubneshwar or any other part of the country.

Kindly keep me posted with the developments on the issue.

Fraternally Yours ,

Dr D S Chauhan
General Secretary
06/09/2016

Officers on Agitation Path : Allotment of Quarters at Raipur

CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER (HRMD)                                                                                            06/09/2016
NABARD , HEAD OFFICE
MUMBAI
 
Dear Sir ,
                     Officers on Agitation Path : Allotment of Quarters at Raipur
 
We have been informed by our Raipur unit that the officers are agitated and are resorting to peaceful and democratic protest to express their grievance in respect to forced shifting to residential quarters at Naya Raipur.
 
Sir , we have been time and again bringing to the notice of the bank that the quarters at the Naya Raipur are not in habitable conditions due to non availability of basic infrastructure within reachable distances. As the location is bereft of even basic medical facilities (such as doctors clinics , medical stores and or even a Primary Health Centre ) , public or private transportation, provision stores and other daily requirement stores such as milk etc. it would be very very difficult for the officers and their families to cope up with the situation. More so the distance of the residential site from the main city is app.20 kms. making the commuting for school going children as also the aged dependents , in case of needs , to city , next to impossible.
 
AINBOA has discussed the issue and submitted memorandum to the bank on numerous occasions including during the last Joint consultative Committee meeting , but in-spite of assurances from the bank , nothing concrete has come out.
 
In the circumstances the officers of Chattisgarh RO are left with no other choice but to resort to agitation and the All India unit of the AINBOA alongwith it all other units are in solidarity with Raipur unit.
 
Meanwhile we have decided to send a delegation of office-bearers to Raipur on 22/09/2016 to take a first hand account of the situation and accordingly decide the further course of action on the issue, if required.
 
We, therefore, request you to favourably intervene  so that the industrial harmony is restored immediately at Raipur.
 
Thanking you
 
Yours Sincerely ,
 
(Dr.D.S.Chauhan)
General Secretary