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Chief Patron: Shri Anil Shastri, Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee (CWC) President: A K Dixit, Vice Presidents: Mithileshwar Jha and Samuel B Johnson, General Secretary: Amlan Dash, Organising Secretary: M V Jaiprakash, Treasurer: P C Suresh Babu, Zonal Secretaries: Deep[ Kushal(North), Gautam Kumar Singh (Central), Hemant S Patil (West), S Rajagopalan (South), Shailendra Kumar (East), Anil Kumar Yadav (North East), Executive Committee Members: D K Mazumder, Dr Pradeep Parate, Sasidharan Nair, Ms Subrata Banerjee, Sudhanshu Nagwekar, Ms Urvashi Garg

Monday, 23 March 2015

MINUTES OF OFFICE BEARERS MEETING HELD AT CHENNAI ON 09 & 10 MARCH 2015



THE OFFICE BEARER MEETING OF AINBOA WAS HELD AT CHENNAI ON 09 & 10 MARCH, 2015 AND WAS ATTENDED BY THE FOLLOWING OFFICE-BEARERS :


1.    K. MALLIGARAJ, PRESIDENT

2.    D. K. MAJUMDAR, VICE PRESIDENT

3.    DR. D. S. CHAUHAN, GENERAL SECRETARY

4.    A. K. S. CHAUHAN, TREASURER

5.    H. R. SRIVATSA, ZONAL SECRETARY (W)

6.    J. L. SAMUDRE, ZONAL SECRETARY (NE)

7.    SMT.USHA GANGULI, EC MEMBER

8.    SRI G. THAKUR, PRESIDENT MUMBAI UNIT AS SPECIAL INVITEE IN LIUE OF ORG. SECRETARY

9.    SRI RANJIT SINHA, JS, AP UNIT AS A SPECIAL INVITEE IN LIUE OF ZONAL SECRETARY (S).


LEAVE OF ABSENCE WAS GRANTED TO REST OF THE OFFICE-BEARERS IN ACCORDANCE TO THEIR REQUESTS SEEKING THE SAME.


THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS, AS PER THE AGENDA WAS TRANSACTED 


1. TO STRATEGIES THE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION IN RESPECT OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED TO THE BANK
 

IT WAS DELIBERATED AND DECIDED THAT AINBOA MAY EXPLORE THE PROBABILITY AND POSSIBILITY OF FORMALISING A JOINT FORUM WITH AINBEA, RETIRED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.  IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT THE FORMALISING OF THE JOINT ACTION REQUIRED TO BE INITIATED TOWARDS ACHIEVING THE SETTELMENT OF THE CHARTER MAY BE PUT IN PLACE AFTER TAKING A FORMAL APPROVAL OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL SCHEDULED TO BE CONVENED IN THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL. 


IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT AINBOA MAY REMAIN  IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH SIDBI OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS, RBI OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AND OTHER FRATERNAL BODIES SO AS TO ENLIST THEIR SUPPORT AS AND WHEN REQUIRED AND DESIRED FOR ACHIEVING THE SETTELMENT OF THE CHARTER. GENERAL SECRETARY WAS AUTHORISED TO DO THE NEEDFULL IN THIS REGARDS.


2. TO FINALISE ANY AMENDMENTS/ADDITIONS/MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO THE CHARTER ALREADY SUBMITTED TO THE BANK


THE GENERAL SECRETARY PRESENTED THE REVISED/MODIFIED CHARTER OF DEMANDS (PARTS A TO E) TO THE OFFICER-BEARERS, THE SAME WAS DISCUSSED THREADBARE AND A FEW CORRECTIONS/ MODIFICATIONS WERE SUGGESTED AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE GS, AFTER CARRYING OUT THE SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS, TO THE CHARTER, SHALL FORWARD IT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR ONWARD SUBMISSION TO THE BANK.  IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT THE PRESIDENT AND OFFICE-BEARERS OF THE MUMBAI UNIT WILL REVISIT THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS AS A FINAL READING AND PRESIDENT WAS AUTHORISED TO CARRY ANY OTHER REQUIRED AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION TO THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS.  THEREAFTER HE AND/OR MUMBAI UNIT OFFICE BEARERS WILL SEEK APPOINTMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN FOR SUBMISSION OF THE CHARTER TO THE BANK. IF REQUIRED, GENERAL SECRETARY AND VICE PRESIDENT SHALL ALSO BE PRESENT AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION OF CHARTER.


3. TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND TO CHART OUT COURSE OF ACTION IN RESPECT OF TRANSFERS/ PLACEMENT


THE OFFICE BEARERS DISCUSSED IN THREADBARE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON TRANSFERS ISSUED BY THE BANK AND IT WAS DECIDED TO 


1.    SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION TO THE BANK ON THE ISSUE-


“ OFFICE BEARERS OF AINBOA AT THEIR MEETING HELD AT CHENNAI ON 09 & 10 MARCH 2015 EXPRESSED THEIR ANXIETY ON THE MANY OF THE AMBIGUITIES OBSERVED IN THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES TO THE TRANSFER POLICY AS CIRCULATED BY THE BANK VIDE ITS CIRCULAR NO.NB.HRMD.PA/8380-8450/ST-51/2014-15 DATED 24 FEBRUARY 2015.  THE OFFICE-BEARERS EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS SPECIFICALLY


A)    IF SPECIFIED TENURE FOR THE OFFICERS IS 5 YEARS AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OPTIONS TOO THEN THE CLAUSE THAT ‘OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 6 YEARS OF TENURE WILL BE USUALLY CONSIDERED…’ IS NOT ONLY AMBIGOUS BUT ALSO LEAVES FOR A LARGE SCALE LEVERAGE TO THE BANK TO TRANSFER SOMEONE OUT OR IN IRRESPECTIVE OF COMPLETING 5 OR 6 YEARS. IT WILL LEAD TO LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND CORPORATE WHISPERS.


B)    THE DECISION OF NOT PROVIDING OR VERY PARTIALLY PROVIDING TRANSFER EXPENSES RELATED REIMBURSEMENTS ON REQUEST TARNSFERS EVEN THOUGH THE OFFICER MAY HAVE COMPLETED HIS/HER SPECIFIED TENURE ( 4 YEARS & ABOVE AT NORMAL PLACE AND 2 YEARS AND ABOVE AT HARDSHIP CENTRES)  IS A VERY EXPLOITIVE IN NATURE CLAUSE AND NEEDS TO BE RECASTED.


C)    REMOVAL OF RAIPUR, RANCHI ETC. FROM THE HARDSHIP CENTRES LIST REQUIRES A RELOOK.


D)    BANK HAS NOT INDICATED ANYTHING ABOUT FOLLOWING THE GoI INSTRUCTIONS ON PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND LADY OFFICERS TRANSFER NOR IT HAS INDICATED POSTING OF THOSE OFFICERS WHO HAVE ATTAINED AN AGE OF 58 YEARS TO THEIR CHOICE CENTRES AS WAS THE PRACTICE EARLIER.


FURTHER THE AINBOA ALSO DEMANDS FORMULATING OF A PLACEMENT POLICY FOR OFFICERS IN GRADE ‘D’ AND ABOVE AS UNILATERAL DECISIONS TOWARDS PLACEMENT OF SENIOR OFFICERS-SOMETIMES WITH AND SOMETIMES WITHOUT TRANSFER EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENT IRRESPECTIVE OF TENURES HAS LED TO LARGE SCALE DEMOTIVATION AMONG SENIOR OFFICERS, MORE SO SENIOR OFFICERS ARE NOT EVEN PROVIDED RELAXATIONS IN PLACEMENTS ARISING OUT OF THEIR KIDS EDUCATION AND/OR THEIR OWN OR SPOUSE ILLNESS HAS BEEN A BONE OF CONTENTION SINCE LONG.



THUS, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT BANK MAY IMMEDIATELY DISCUSS THE ISSUE WITH AINBOA AND RESOLVE THE ISSUES LISTED ABOVE BEFORE EFFECTING THE TRANSFERS AND PLACEMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2015.”


IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT CENTRAL UNIT MAY COLLECT DATA FROM THE UNITS IN RESPECT OF ALL THE OFFICERS, SPECIALLY DDMs, WHO HAVE COMPLETED 6 YEARS OR MORE AT THE DISTRICT/CENTRE AND DESIRIOUS OF SEEKING TRANSFER AND PURSUE THE MATTER WITH THE BANK. SIMILARLY, THE DATA IN RESPECT OF OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR SPECIFIED TENURE IN HARDSHIP CENTRES MAY ALSO BE COLLECTED.


4. TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND CHART OUT COURSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF LARGE SCALE SUPER-CESSATIONS OBSERVED IN PROMOTION PROCESS


THE MATTER OF LARGE SCALE SUPER-CESSATIONS, SPECIFICALLY IN GRADE ‘C’ TO GRADE ‘D’ PROMOTIONS WAS DISCUSSED AND THE OFFICE-BEARERS EXPRESSED THE CONCERN ON THE LARGE SCALE DEMOTIVATION AND FRUSTRATION THE OFFICERS AND ORGANISATION IS FACING ON THIS ACCOUNT. SUBSEQUENTLY IT WAS DECIDED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION TO THE BANK


‘OFFICE BEARERS OF AINBOA AT THEIR MEETING HELD AT CHENNAI ON 09 & 10 MARCH 2015 EXPRESSED THEIR ANGUISH AND CONCERN AT LARGE SCALE SUPER-CESSATION EFFECTED UPON AS A RESULT OF NEW PROMOTION POLICY.  IT WAS FURTHER RESOLVED TO URGE UPON THE BANK TO HAVE IN-BUILT SYSTEM TO PROVIDE DUE WEIGHTAGE TO THE SENIORITY IN CAREER PROGRESSION.  IT WAS ALSO DECIDED TO REQUEST THE BANK TO REDUCE THE CALLING RATIO AS HAS BEEN REPEATEDELY REQUESTED UPON BY AINBOA SO AS TO REDUCE LARGE SCALE REJECTIONS.  FURTHER MORE BANK MAY PROVIDE THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS THE MARKS SCORED BY THEM IN THE PARS, WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS (WHEREVER APPLICABLE) AND INTERVIEWS AS THIS WILL NOT ONLY BRING ABOUT MUCH NEEDED TRANSPARENCY IN THE PROCESS BUT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A CHANCE TO THE OFFICERS TO FOCUS ON THEIR GREY AREAS FOR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS RELATED TO CAREER PROGRESSION.’


5. TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION REQUIRED TO BE CONTEMPLATED IN RESPECT OF COURT CASE PENDING IN HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF MUMBAI


THE OFFICE-BEARER WERE APPRISED BY THE GENERAL SECRETARY THAT AS PER THE DIRECTIVES OF THE COURT, THE BANK HAS FORMULATED AND PUT IN PLACE THE NEW PROMOTION POLICY AFTER HAVING CONSULTATIVE PROCESS WITH AINBOA AND ALL THE OFFICERS.  THOUGH MAJOR CONCERNS CHALLENGED BY THE AINBOA IN THE COURT OF LAW SUCH AS MULTIPLE BENCHMARKS IN RESTRICTING ZOC FOR CAREER PROGRESSION EXERCISE, CONCEPT OF RESIDUAL SERVICES, LATERAL RECRUITMENT AND COMPUTING OF VACANCIES BY TREATING GRADE B AND C AS ONE SLOT AND GRADE D AND E AS ONE SLOT AND HAVING A PROMOTION POLICY FOR SUPPORT SERVICES HAS BEEN ADDRESSED TO SOME SATISFACTION THE MAJOR ISSUE OF DISTORTION OF SENIORITY LIST DUE TO MERGER OF SERVICES STILL REMAINS UNRESOLVED. FURTHER TO IT THE ISSUE OF WEIGHTAGE TO SENIORITY IN CAREER PROGRESSION STILL REMAINS UNRESOLVED, THE OFFICE-


BEARERS INDICATED THAT AINBOA SHOULD CONTINUE WITH THE COURT CASE AND FURTHER DECISION ON THE ISSUE WILL BE TAKEN BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL AT ITS NEXT MEETING. IT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE NEXT DATE OF HEARING IS FIXED FOR 07/04/2015 AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF MUMBAI UNIT ALONGWITH MR M. V. JAIPRAKASH  AND MR. AMLAN DASH WILL DISCUSS AND COORDINATE WITH THE LAWYER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES ON THE ISSUE.  THEY WILL KEEP THE PRESIDENT, GENERAL SECRETARY AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF CENTRAL UNIT APPRISED WITH THE LATEST DECISIONS

MR K. MALLIGARAJ WHO IS THE ONE OF THE PETITIONERS IN THE CASE IN HIS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY HAS INDICATED THAT HE WANTS TO RECUSE HIMSELF FROM THE CASE AS A PETITIONER AS HE NO LONGER ENJOYS THE CONFIDENCE OF MAJORITY OFFICERS AT MUMBAI AND VERY SOON HE WILL BE REQUIRED TO RELINQUISH THE OFFICE OF ALL INDIA PRESIDENT TOO. GENERAL SECRETARY INFORMED THAT AS PER THE LAWYER, ONE OF THE PETITIONER HAS TO HAVE A MUMBAI ADDRESS THEN ONLY THE PETITION CAN BE SUSTAINED AT THE MUMBAI HIGH COURT, THUS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY THAT IN CASE MR MALLIGARAJ HAS TO BE RECUSED THEN HE HAS TO BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER PETITIONER WHO HAILS FROM MUMBAI. THE OFFICE-BEARERS REQUESTED MR. MALLIGARAJ TO CONTINUE AS A PETITIONER TILL THE REPLACEMENT IS ARRANGED. THE PRESIDENT OF THE MUMBAI UNIT INDICATED THAT HE WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE AT THE GENERAL BODY AND FIND OUT A REPLACEMENT FOR MR.MALLIGARAJ LATEST BY 31/03/2015 SO AS TO COMPLETE ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES REQUIRED BY 07/04/2015.


6. HARASSMENT OF OFFICERS AT PUNE RO BY DISTRICY ADMINISTRATION


THE OFFICE BEARERS EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERN ON THE CONTINUED HARASSMENT BEING METED OUT TO OFFICERS AT PUNE REGIONAL OFFICE BY THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IN THE NAME OF NON ATTENDING OF ELECTION DUTIES.  IT WAS FURTHER INDICATED THAT THE NECESSARY INTERVENTION FROM RO IN HELPING AND ASSISTING THE OFFICERS IS ALSO NOT FORTHCOMING.  THUS IT WAS DECIDED TO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWING-


‘OFFICE BEARERS OF AINBOA AT THEIR MEETING HELD AT CHENNAI ON 09 & 10 MARCH 2015 EXPRESSED THEIR DEEP ANGUISH AT THE HARASSMENT BEING METED OUT TO OFFICERS BY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IN RESPECT OF UNDERTAKING ELECTION DUTIES.  AINBOA NOT ONLY EXPRESSES ITS SOLIDARITY WITH THE MEMBERS OF PUNE RO BUT ALSO CALLS UPON THE BANK TO EFFECTIVELY INTERVENE AND USE ITS GOOD OFFICES TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE AMICABILY.’


IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT IF REQUIRED AINBOA WILL STEP UP THE ORGANISATIONAL MEANS AVAILABLE TO IT IN CASE THE ISSUE IS NOT RESOLVED TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE OFFICERS.


7. FINALISATION AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE FY 2012-13 AND 2013-14


THE TREASURER SUBMITTED THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE STATEMENTS PERTAINING TO THE YEAR 2012-13 AND 2013-14. THE OFFICE-BEARERS AFTER DISCUSSING THE SAME HAVE INDICATED THAT THE TREASURER MAY PROVIDE THE DETAILS BY WAY OF NOTES AND APPENDEGES IN RESPECT OF MAJOR ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE AND INCOME SO AS TO FACILITATE THE ORDINARY MEMBERS AND NATIONAL COUNCIL TO HAVE A MORE TRANSPARENT AND DETAILED INSIGHT INTO THE FINANCIAL TRANSACTION OF THE AINBOA. TREASURER AGREED TO DO THE SAME LATEST BY 15/04/2015.


8. FINALISATION OF GENERAL SECRETARY’S REPORT FOR THE CURRENT TENANCY OF THE CEC


THE GENERAL SECRETARY READ OUT THE DRAFT REPORT TO THE OFFICE BEARERS AND THE SAME WAS APPROVED BY THE OFFICE-BEARERS WITH A FEW MINOR SUGGESTIONS TO BE INCORPORATED.


9. UNITS WHO YET TO UNDERGO ELECTIONS AND SUBMIT THE AUDITED ACCOUNTS TO CEC


GENERAL SECRETARY APPRISED THE OFFICE-BEARERS THAT GUWAHATI, JAMMU, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, RANCHI AND PATNA UNITS HAVE YET TO CONDUCT THEIR ELECTIONS AND EXCEPT FOR THREE UNITS NON OTHER UNIT HAS SUBMITTED THE ACCOUNTS. IT WAS DECIDED TO ISSUE A FINAL REMINDER TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED UNITS TO CONDUCT THE ELECTIONS OF THEIR UNITS LATEST BY 10/04/2015 OR ELSE THEY RUN THE RISK OF LOOSING THE VOTING RIGHTS SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION OF THE ENSUING NATIONAL COUNCIL.


10. THE OFFICE-BEARERS MEETING WAS ALSO ADDRESSED BY PRESIDENT ALL INDIA SIDBI OFFICERS 


ASSOCIATION AND ZONAL SECRETARY AIBOC AND SBI OFFICERS ASSOCIATION. BOTH THE LEADERS EMPHASISED THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A JOINT FORUM AND FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION TO SAFEGUARD THE INTEREST OF OFFICERS WORKING IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY. BOTH THE LEADERS ASSURED AINBOA OF ALL POSSIBLE SUPPORT AND COOPERATION IN TIMES TO COME, SPECIALLY AT THE TIME OF SETTELMENT OF OUR CHARTER OF DEMANDS. MR FRANCO, ZS, SBI OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ALSO EXPLAINED THE HURDELS AND DIFFICULTY FACED BY THE UFBU TO GET THEIR CHARTER AND HE EXPRESSED HIS APPREHENSION THAT RBI, NABARD AND SIDBI TOO WILL HAVE TO STRUGGLE FOR GETTING THEIR CHARTER OF DEMANDS. 


11.   IT WAS ALSO DECIDED BY ALL THE OFFICE-BEARERS, EXCEPT SRI GIRIDHAR THAKUR, SPECIAL INVITEE, THAT NC BE CONDUCTED AFTER THE GRADE ‘A’ TO ‘B’ INTERVIEWS ARE OVER AND ACCORDINGLY IT WAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT THE NC AT BHOPAL ON 24 & 25/04/2015.  SRI GIRIDHAR THAKUR RECORDED HIS DISSENT ON THE ISSUE AS HE WAS OF THE OPINION THAT WE MAY NOT WAIT FURTHER FOR INTERVIEWS TO BE OVER AND CONDUCT NC ON 08 & 09/04/2015.


12.  IT WAS ALSO DECIDED TO UPLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF AMENDED NBOA CONSTITUTION ON THE BLOG.


13.  THE MEETING ENDED WITH A VOTE OF THANX PROPOSED BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT, AINBOA AND FOLLOWED BY A MASSIVE GATE MEETING WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY BOTH NBOA AND NBEA AND ADDRESSED BY ALL THE LEADERS INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT ALL INDIA SIDBI OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AND ZONAL SECRETARY AIBOC AND SBI OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.

2 comments:

  1. Why data.collection is needed for.DDMs.who.have completed 6 years. Has the AINBOA conceded that the DDM.tenure is for 6 years..? Why not have consultations with DDMs.on this issue ?

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  2. As is done in commercial banks if, 1 mark for each year of completed years of service in that grade, 1 mark for JAIIB, 2 marks for CAIIB, 3 marks for PHD and remaining marks for PAR and INTERVIEW is given, than by such a system DUE WEIGHTAGE TO THE SENIORITY, EDUCATION & PERFORMANCE will automatically be taken care of IN CAREER PROGRESSION.

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