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STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/01 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 14.01.2009

ANNUAL TRANSFER EXERCISE CPC - 2009

The appropriate authority had approved the note for Annual Transfer circular for the year 2009. Like the past years eligible officers are to apply to the Bank before 31st January 2009. We therefore request all our members to apply well intime so that transfer requests can be considered to the satisfaction of the membership. All members are requested to send an advance copy to the Zonal Committee as well as to the Circle Association in time so that effective follow up can be made by the Association. Our members are requested to go through Bank's Circular No. Cir. DO/HR/94 of 2008-2009 dated the 1st January 2009 meticulously and be guided accordingly. Efforts will be made to complete the CPC exercise before 30th April 2009.

With comradely Greetings.

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary

Members are requested to go through the circular in detailed and submit the applications complete in all respects. In case of compassionate cases additional documents should be enclosed.

STATUTORY AUDIT 2008-2009

BRANCH PROFILE

Postal address of the Branch : Qr./Plot No. Street Name At P.O. District Pin Code No. REGION : Place Nearest Rly. Station to Branch Nearest Bus Stop to Branch Whether Lodging facility availalbe (Name of Lodge/Hotel etc.) : : : 1. 2. 3. If not, nearest Centre, where such facility available : 1. 2. 3. When was the Statutory Audit last conducted : Name of the last Statutory Auditors with Address & Telephone / Mobile No. : Name of the AGM/CM Branch Telephone no. with STD Code Manager of the Branch Office Residence Sri Controller (Name of) (i) AGM (Admin) Sri (ii) Regional Manager Sri Name of CM (Ops) Sri Business Profile of the Branach as on 31.12.2008 (in Lacs) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Total Deposits : Total Advances Profit / Loss : : : : KMs. KMs. KMs. : : : : : : Adm. Distance from Branch KMs. KMs. KMs. KMs. KMs.

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No. of Advance Accounts

No. of A/cs in Recalled Assets A/c

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Sign. of Branch Manager

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/02 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 22nd, January 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 7 dated the 22nd January, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

TALKS WITH IBA INCONCLUSIVE

We reproduce hereunder the text of AIBOC Circular No. 6 dt. 22.01.09 on the captioned subject, which are self-explicit. With greetings, Sd/G. D. NADAF General Secretary

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As scheduled, another round of talks were held in Mumbai on 21.01.09 between the Negotiating Committee of IBA and UFBU. The IBA was led by Mr. M. V. Nair, Chairman of the Negotiating Committee while UFBU was represented by leaders of constituent Unions / Associations (a) Compassionate Appointments / Financial Compensation Scheme : Based on the discussions held and broad understandings reached so far, it has been decided to forward our jointly agreed views to the Government on the revised scheme providing for Compassionate Appointments under certain contingencies like death while on duty due to and financial compensation to the family with a minimum of Rs. 3.5 lacs, Rs. 4.0 lacs & Rs. 4.5 lacs and with a maximum of Rs. 7 lacs Rs. 8 lacs and Rs. 9 lacs to Substaff, Clerks & Officers respectively. The scheme will be made effective after approval by Government and applicable to all cases of deaths after July, 2004, i.e., the date after new Cash Compensation Scheme was implemented in Banking industry where no benefit was extended to the family. Pension Option : On the issue of another option for existing PF Optees to join the Pension Scheme, after a lot of discussions, IBA offered to take a share of Rs. 3500 crores out of the total deficit of Rs. 6000 crores, as per the report of the panel of common actuaries. UFBU offered to share Rs. 1500 crores and the remaining Rs. 4500 crores, to be borne by the 25 banks put together. IBA Further proposed that the new entrants in the banks are to be covered by a new pension scheme based on defined contribution. UFBU expressed its apprehensions and disapproval of this proposal of the IBA. It was decided to discuss the issue further with a view of find an early and amicable solution to the issue.

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Wage Revision : On our demand for wage revision, IBA made an initial offer of Rs. 2750 crores of wage increase to the employees and officers. This works out around 10% increase in the wage cost. From UFBU we expressed our dissatisfaction over the offer and urged upon the IBA to substantially improve their offer to a mutually acceptable level. IBA also urged upon the unions to come forward to find a solution to their issues like need for outsourcing of non- core services, etc. The IBA also made a presentation on comparing our salary and allowances with CTC based concept. 1. 2. It was decided to continue the discussions further in the next round of talks to be fixed up shortly, on a mutually convenient date As regards wage increase for Officers' Community, we have reiterated our demand for respectable wage package to commensurate with the risk, responsibility and to restore the external parity. We have also submitted a letter addressed to the Chairman of IBA, urging upon him to initiate dialogue to fix regulated working hours for officers. A copy of the letter is sent to the CMDs of Banks for information and necessary action. We shall circulate the letter separately. Comrades, UFBU / Confederation is endeavoring its best to reach expeditious and satisfactory solutions to our demands. In the meantime, our affiliates / members are requested not to be misled or confused by any wrong and baseless reporting in the newspapers, etc. With greetings, Sd/G. D. NADAF General Secretary

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Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/03 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 12th, February 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 16 dated the 12th February, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

TALKS WITH IBA

We reproduce hereunder the text of AIBOC Circular No.13 dt. 12.02.09, the contents of which are self-explicit. With greetings, Sd/G. D. NADAF General Secretary

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Another round of discussion was held today between IBA and UFBU. The IBA was led by Mr. M. V. Nair, Chairman of the Negotiating Committee, while UFBU was represented by our constituent unions. 1. Pension Option : In today's meeting IBA informed that the report of the common actuaries relating to the additional cost for extending pension option to the past retirees from 1996 has been received which has identified an additional net liability of around Rs. 3,000 crores. IBA indicated that the issue can be resolved on the same-basis as will be finalised for the existing PF optees who are in the banks' service. It was decided to discuss the issue further. However, IBA insisted that the new employees who will henceforth join the banks should be governed by the new pension scheme as has been implemented by the Government for new employees from 2004. From UFBU, we vehemently objected to this condition and demanded that the future employees should also be governed by the existing pension scheme. In view of the divergent views on the matter, it was decided to discuss the matter further in the next round of meeting.

Regarding sharing of the additional cost, from UFBU we maintained our earlier stand that Rs. 1,500 crores can be borne by us while the balance by the banks. The IBA, while informing that they would like to resolve the issue by discussion, did not indicate any further offer than that was made in the last meeting. 2. Salary Revision : In this meeting, we emphasized the need for a substantial increase in the offer made by the IBA. After discussion, IBA came forward to offer an increase in wages of Rs. 3,600 crores for the employees and officers put together as against Rs. 2,750 crores offered in the last round of discussion. On behalf of four Officers' Organisations, we insisted for maintaining external parity and better salary package. The non-monetary issues like regulated working hours etc. have to be settled with the salary revision negotiations. We demanded separate meetings with the Officers' Organisations to discuss on salary revision and other issues pertaining to Officers' Community. It has been decided that very shortly further round of discussions will take place on the above issues with a view to find an early and amicable resolution of our demands. With greetings,

Sd/G. D. NADAF General Secretary

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/04 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 02nd, March 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 30 dated the 02nd February, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING SBI OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION (BHUBANESWAR)

More than 2000 militant members of SBIOA (Bhubaneswar Circle), were anxiously waiting at Hotel Swasti Plaza Auditorium, for the inaugural session of the Annual General Body Meeting of their Association, held on 1st March 2009 at Bhubaneswar. They were welcoming the Guests and Dignitaries with sky touching slogans. The programme commenced at 11.00 a.m. with a patriotic song. 2. Com. T. N. Goel President of the AISBOF lit the lamp to mark the inauguration of the session followed by offering of floral tributes to the late N.N. Das and P.V.S. Murthy, the founders of the Circle Association. Com. Goel in his inaugural speech showered praise on the Circle Association for holding the General Body Meeting regularly once in a year. He listed the achievements of the Federation during the last two years. He expressed his concern for delay in clearance of SBI Pension proposal pending before the Government of India. In a Joint Letter submitted to the Chairman of SBI, both the Staff and Officers Federations have urged upon the management for early resolution of the improvements in Pension Scheme pending with the Government. The ensuing Parliament Election should not act as a pressure on leadership to accept inferior settlement on salary and other demands, said Com. Goel. He expressed his happiness for large attendance and presence of good number of lady members in the meeting. 3. Shri Bhaskar Niyogi, G. M. Network-I of SBI, Bhubaneswar Circle was the guest of Honour. He said that the financial meltdown has affected GDP growth. However, the public have reaffirmed their trust in Public Sector Banks and State Bank of India. He shared the happiness of record growth of business in the Circle and thanked the employees and officers without whose co-operations and hard work it would not have been possible. The accounting system of State Bank is a fool-proof as certified by the auditors who are appointed by the Reserve Bank of India, said Shri Niyogi. Around 25000 new clerical staff have joined the bank and this has helped to ease pressure at branches, bringing metamorphic changes for the benefit of the customers. He complemented the Circle Association for the co-operation extended to the Management. 4. Com. G. D. Nadaf, General Secretary, AISBOF/AIBOC in his detailed keynotes address shared on the present position as regards issues before the IBA and UFBU viz., 2nd Option on

Pension, Salary Revision, Compassionate Appointment scheme etc., The environment outside has increased the expectations of general membership in the banking industry for a respectable Salary Revision, without further delay. The UFBU has taken up the matter with the Union Finance and Labour Ministries to clear the impasse crept in on account of IBA's proposal to introduce Defined Contributory Pension Scheme to future recruits. The ensuing Parliament elections in the country will not influence the UFBU to agree for inferior salary revision, said Com. Nadaf. Along with the monetary issues, we also have taken up the non-monetary issues like- Regulated Working Hours for officers and 5 days week for its logical end. He appealed to the membership to be patient and to wait for suitable settlement at industry level. Further, he requested the members to be in readiness to express our anguish through agitation and strikes, if warranted, once we come to know the unpleasant response of the IBA and the Govt. The UFBU will meet on 5th March `09 at Chennai to take stock of situation and to decide on future course of action. Therefore members need not to be unnecessarly be perturbed, said Com. Nadaf. 5. Earlier, the inaugural session commenced with welcome address by Com. Ganesh. Ch. Mishra, General Secretary of the Circle Association. The Dignitaries on the dias, S/Shri. S. K. Haldar, G. Muthuswamy, K. N. Vyas, Raman Nigam, S. K. Mukherjee, General Secretaries of Bengal, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and North Eastern Circle Associations respectively spoke and urged upon the leadership to read the pulses of the grass root level membership for an excellent settlement with IBA in a time bound manner. They also spoke on BPR initiatives affecting HR areas and absence of manpower planning in the bank. Com. Ranjan Pati, President of SBI Staff Association, Bhubaneswar Circle and Com. A. K. Motayed, Secretary, AIBOC Orissa State committee extended their felicitations. 6. Com. L. K. Mishra, President of the Circle Association, who presided over the inaugural session, summarized the proceedings. Com. T. C. Mishra, DGS, of the Circle Association, proposed vote of thanks. The disciplined members of the circle association, encouraged the speakers by their continued presence in the hall and loud applauds throughout the session. The programme was well planned and systematically implemented. The General Secretary presented his report in the business session, which was adopted unanimously after due deliberations. We congratulate Com. L. K. Mishra and Com. G. C. Mishra the President and General Secretary respectively and other leaders of the circle Association for success of the programme. It is another feather in the cap of the militant Circle Association. With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/05 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 20th, March 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 37 dated the 19th March, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES WITHOUT ADEQUATE STAFF EXISTENCE OF LARGE NUMBER OF SINGLE-OFFICER BRANCHES DISRESPECT TO BILATERAL AGREEMENTS `2 DAYS ALL INDIA STRIKE ON 8th & 9th April, 2009'

The State Bank of India Management is going ahead with opening of large number of new branches in every Circle in violation of understandings reached with the Federation - without providing adequate staff / insfrastructure. Pressures are being mounted by Corporate Centre on Circles in this regard, disregarding the fact that majority of branches in circles are already functioning with skeleton staff strength and are confronted with the onerous task of completing closing and audit work, under enormous pressure on officers. There are hundreds of branches in each Circle where only one officer is provided though CBS requires minimum of two officers in Branches. 2. The Management has gone back on their commitments and understandings reached with Federation on various issues, be it Pension improvements, facility of Self-lease, Regulated Working Hours, Placement Committee for Transfer and posting of DGM (Admn) in erstwhile Modules, now called Administrative Offices, providing proper industrial relations structure in e-Modules / Networks after Circle Re-design, merger of Associate Banks, to name a few. 3. Apart from above, rampant outsourcing of routine banking operations is being resorted and undue pressures are being exerted on branch staff to reduce NPA's etc., through questionable methods. Cash replenishment in ATMs is being sought to be unilaterally outsourced. Though we have gained enough expertise in managing the ATMs, outside agencies are pampered by outsourcing entire ATM related work at exorbitant cost to the Bank. Revision of existing facilities are being delayed by linking to extraneous, unreasonable and unacceptable Management issues. Hate Campaigns are being launched against Federation in the Management Conclaves.

4. Our efforts to meet the Chairman for resolution of pressing issues has failed as the Chairman is busy otherwise. Our patience is considered as a weakness by the Management. In the interest of cordial industrial relations in the Bank, we have tried our best to resolve the crisis through dialogues with DMD/CDO and other Management functionaries in HR Department, but there is no reciprocation from them. There is a virtual breakdown of the industrial relations machinery in the Bank. The HR area is suffering from unprecedented neglect. Hence, to protect the hard earned rights of the federation and in the larger interests of Officers and the Bank, it has been decided by us to observe the following action programmes :a. Postering campaign and Withdrawal of undue co-operation (Through observance of work to rule and regulated working hours in all Administrative Offices, CPCs and all Branches) Demonstrations in front of Corporate Office, LHOs, Network Offices RBO Units, AOs & District Head Quarters' Branches Two days Protest Strike Indefinite Strike

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5. Comrades, Many a battles we have fought and not a single we have lost. It is our duty to protect the self esteem of Officers. We cannot be taken for granted by the Management. Hence, the need of the hour is solidarity and unity. We are confident that success of the struggle will be ours as the demands are just and right. 6. A copy of strike notice along with statement of case is enclosed. With revolutionary greetings. Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/06 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 24th, March 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 40 dated the 24th March, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

STRIKE ON 8TH & 9TH APRIL, 2009 UNIFORM GUIDELINES DURING THE AGITATION PERIOD

Please refer to our Circular No. 37 dated 19.03.2009. 2. As discussed in the General Secretaries' Meeting held on 19.03.09 at Mumbai, a strike notice has been served on the Management with list of issues involved. Accordingly, agitation programme has commenced w.e.f. 23.03.2009. We are receiving messages from our affiliates as regards massive demonstrations, held in front of the Corporate Centre, LHOs, RBOs and Branches on 23.03.2009 and also observation of work-to-rule effectively from the same day. For the purpose of uniformity, we reiterate the following guidelines as regards work-to-rule in the Circles, w.e.f. 23.03.2009. (i) (ii) Withdrawal of undue co-operation extended to the Managements at all levels. Observance of regulated working hours i.e., no late sitting or coming early to the office. Not to attend work on weekly-off days and holidays. Not to participate in the meetings and seminars to be held by the Management after office hours or during weekly off days and holidays. Not to participate in any of the programmes organised by the Management. To strictly follow the security norms for cash remittance and loading of cash in ATMs.

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(vii) All our affiliates to address letters to the Circle CGMs communicating the decision of the Federation as regards opening of new branches, without minimum component of staff and adequate infrastructure.

(viii) To hold off-time demonstrations, whenever Central Office functionary above the rank of CGM visits the office / branches. (ix) (x) Not to accept oral instructions from the Management on day-to-day functioning. Not to violate laid down instructions on follow-up of advances, passing of vouchers, grant of loans etc. In the interest of the Bank, not to obey unreasonable and unlawful instructions from any authority.

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(xii) To adhere to supervisory work only. 2. In addition to the above guidelines, affiliates may decide any other form of work-to-rule suitable to the local conditions. Please ensure that all our members strictly adhere to above guidelines. Any pressure from Management quarter has to be brought to the notice of the Circle Association. It is a moral obligation on our part to strengthen our bargaining power for better service conditions. Members are aware that, behind every improvement in our service conditions, there is a struggle and sacrifice by our seniors. Hence, it is our duty to preserve, protect and handover the organisation to the future generation with value addition to its strength. We are confident of your positive participation in the movement to uphold the self-esteem of Officers and Officers' Organisations in the Bank. Our Unity - Zindabad - Zindabad Zindabad With warm greetings.

Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/07 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 25th, March 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 41 dated the 24th March, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

PLANNING IS MISSING IN THE CURRENT BRANCH EXPANSION THE BUSINESS OF THE BANK IS AFFECTED THE FEDERATION DEMANDS IMMEDIATE STOPPAGE OF OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES

The major issue that we have raised in the Strike Notice served on the management of the Bank on 19.03.09 is to halt the present mindless expansion of branch net work which is bound to hurt the interest of the Bank. Our members are aware that the Federation has raised the issue over 2 years back when there was a sudden spurt of activities in the name of expansion of the branch net work. The Chairman declared that he would like the State Bank of India to open over 500 branches within a span of over 6 months, so that the State Bank of India can achieve the mile stone of having over 10,000 branches of its own in the country. He was not aware that the number of new branches that was required to be opened to reach the target of 10,000 branches was more than 1000 branches as against his calculation of 500 and odd branches. Never the less, there were executives who wanted to please him assured him that he will be seeing the inauguration of 10000th branch at a place as specified by him. This was no longer a secret by then. The Chairman was in eagerness to satisfy the ego of the former Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram by opening the 10,000th branch at his Constituency. 2. The task of reaching the deadline prescribed by the Chairman was taken as a challenge by all the Chief General Managers and they grabbed as many number as they could stomach and went ahead with the opening of branches. It was almost a laughing stock at that moment that the branches were granted code numbers, the servers were fixed, whether the premises were available or not. Some of the branches started operating from the nearest branches. The name boards of extension counters were replaced with branch name. However, as the branch expansion had saturated almost for more than one and a half-decade, the burden of opening additional branches to the extent of over 1000 was taken up with all sincerity despite the fact that there was no additional recruitment. The retirement and resignations etc. were not

replenished since they are considered as wastage. It is an interesting study that the Officers' strength in the Bank has remained almost static for the last 8 to 10 years. When the total number of branches were less than 9000 the total strength of the officers was around 60,000. Thereafter the VRS took a big toll and nearly 7,000 officers left the Bank. The strength came down from 60,000 to 53,000 during the year 2001. Since then, there has been a huge retirement and exit of the Officers prematurely and all the addition we could get is not sufficient to reach the old figure of 60,000. In course of the last 5 years the branch expansion is being taken up in a jet speed. The Federation demanded that it needs a minimum staff strength and adequate infrastructure at the new branches. There are hundreds of officers' positions at branches which are not filled up. Umpteen number of branches are managed by a single officer. In order to open new branches, officers were drawn from the branches which already suffering with shortage. Temporary arrangements were made by deputation of officers from nearby branch to facilitate opening of branches. The Federation, thereafter requested the Chairman that without providing the requisite number of Officers, the opening up of new branches should not be taken up. 3. The Management ignored the demand of the Federation. The Chairman declared that the State Bank of India will be opening its 11,111th branch at Guwahati. Nobody knew as to how this target was arrived at except for the number which may be having some significance to him. 4. The pressure again mounted on the Officers' fraternity. The quality of work suffered. The Officers were finding it extremely difficult to cope-up with a number of new initiatives that the bank was introducing in the name of BPR. The Federation protested against this mindless direction of the Bank. We were surprised to note that the Bank declared the 11,111th branch opened at Guwahati again by the former Finance Minister. 5. Now, the Chairman has given an additional target of 2,000 branches during the current year. A rough working of the number of branches declared opened during the last 3 years comes to around 4,000 which works out to an average of 1,500 branches per year. There is no additional recruitment of officers. Whatever small number of additional officers we are getting is only by way of promotion from clerical to officers' cadre which is still not sufficient to take care of the existing vacancies. Services of directly recruited Officers, are not available to branches as they have to complete two years' probation. 6. We have been receiving a number of representations from different parts of the country about the sufferings of the Officers. They are unable to cope with the increasing business and added to that there is shortage of officers in almost all branches. This has further aggravated the situation at the branches which are newly opened by the bank and also the branches that were in the pipe line. Branches are opened in a very small premises, where it is not possible to keep two sets of tables and chairs. Basic needs / amenities like toilet etc., are not thinkable in such branches. 7. The cash cabins are kept in such positions, which are more vulnerable to security risks. It is in this background, the leadership of the Federation met at Mumbai and discussed the issue threadbare. The Federation is already concerned with the deterioration in the industrial relations and the attitude of the management towards the bilateral machinery which is prevailing in the

bank for the last 40 years. The representatives of the Management have scant respect to the views and suggestions of the Federation and have been operating in their own world without worrying about the quality of work, the customer service and the infrastructure that is required for such a huge expansion in the Bank. It is affecting the image of the Bank too. Hence, it was decided to make the issue of Branch Expansion as one of the main issues for our current agitation. 8. The Federation has made it clear to the Corporate Center that it is not against the expansion of branch net work. It believes in growth but a healthy growth. Not a target oriented growth at the cost of the quality of work and also the career of the Officers working at the operating level. Hence, we have demanded posting of minimum of 2 officers on an urgent basis to all the existing and newly opened branches and to hold up further expansion until a detailed discussion takes place between the Federation and the Bank to arrive at a reasonable understanding on the issue. 9. We have received reports from all parts of the country about the massive participation of the Officers in the demonstrations on 23rd March 2009. The Officers' fraternity were very much impressed with the genuine issues raised by the Federation and were confident that a lasting solution will be worked out in resolving the current crisis in the Bank. The Federation is equally concerned with other issues as well. Hence, all out efforts will be made to resolve the issues raised by us. In case, the Management continues with its casual and negligent attitude we are ready with our strike action including indefinite strike, if forced by the Bank. 10. The branches are under pressure due to the annual closing. Hence, any attempt by the executives down the line in the name of opening new branches will add insult to the injury. Hence, all our affiliates should advice the controllers to postpone all such expansion until the matter is resolved between the Federation and the Management. We hope that good sense will prevail upon the Management to appreciate the ground realities. With greetings,

Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/08 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 30th, March 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 47 dated the 30th March, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS HELD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

We have today received communication from all the Circle affiliates informing the massive demonstrations held throughout the country in a grand manner. The leaders of Federation / Associations have addressed the huge gatherings to explain the developments. The action programmes as advised by the Federation have been put through by all concerned meticulously and with all zeal and enthusiasm. 2. A loud and clear message has reached the Management. They are now in a confused state of mind, which is clear from their reactions to our strike notice, which are being sent to us directly and indirectly. It is likely that many rumours will be spread. Members are advised not to be misled and contact only office-bearers of Association for necessary clarifications in the matter. 3. The agitation programme has applied brakes to the Bank's enthusiastic plan of opening of branches in the Server, without providing minimum staff component and infrastructure. Management is also worried that the strict and meticulous observance of agitation and strike on 8th and 9th April `09 will hamper the Annual Closing work and Statutory Audit, thereby attracting criticism from RBI / Government. Comrades, we are not to be blamed for this development, as we have given Management sufficient opportunity to correct their stand so that, the stalemate in our Bilateralism is avoided. We, therefore appeal to our members to carry out the action programmes with full commitment and conviction till the issues raised by us are resolved to our satisfaction.

4. While we compliment our membership for their wholehearted support to the call of the Federation, we request them not to believe the rumours. As there is no positive response from the management, we are left with no alternative to observe two days strike on 8th & 9th April, 2009. We shall keep you informed of the developments, if any, in due course. We shall fight Till we succeed With militant greetings, We shall fight We shall fight

Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/09 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 02, April 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 50 dated the 1st April, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

MAMMOTH GATHERING MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AT DELHI

A large number of officers gathered before Delhi, LHO today, during lunch time to demonstrate and Communicate to the Chairman and the Management functionaries who were at Delhi in connection with interview of promotion to DMD that, unilateralism and dictatorship in the State Bank will not be tolerated by the AISBOF. 2. Com. G. D. Nadaf, General Secretary, AISBOF, while addressing the enthusiastic members of Delhi Circle Association declared that preparations for two days strike on 8th & 9th April 2009 are in full swing throughout the country. He said that, management has gone back on understandings reached in bi-partite meetings with the Federation. It is violation of agreements and breach of trust. The Federation has every right to advise the management on questionable moves of the Bank and to perform watch dog functions. We can not be cowed down by threats of the management. The Bank belongs to every one of us. It is not a proprietorship of any individual, howsoever, high and mighty. It is a public sector. We have the responsibility of maintaining the public trust and are answerable to the people of the country. Hence, no force on earth can stop us from performing our trade union function said Com. Nadaf. 3. Com. T. N. Goel, President, AISBOF and General Secretary, SBIOA, Delhi Circle, in his inspiring speech dealt in detail on the issues of the strike and warned the management not to deal with the issues casually. The membership is ready for the sustained struggle and sacrifice to protect the self respect of the officers. The Management must read the writing on the wall. The management will be solely responsible for the loss of business of the Bank and inconvenience to the customers on account of their forcing us to go on strike for two days on 8th & 9th April 2009. He assured the Federation that, membership is ready to respond positively

to the strike call of the Federation including proposed indefinite strike in the month of May 2009. 4. Comrades, we are flooded with messages from our affiliates that, membership is angry on the stand of the management and having disrespected the bilateralism has driven us to the agitation path. The Chief Labour Commissioner [Central] Delhi has called for the Conciliation Meeting tomorrow at Delhi. We are not hopeful of any positive outcome. Hence, membership should be in readiness to observe two days strike on 8th & 9th April 2009. We reiterate that the membership should not believe in rumours spread by unscrupulous elements and to ignore the threats from any quarter. The membership should rise to the occasion and hold the flag of the AISBOF, high by standing Solidly behind the Federation. With revolutionary greetings.

Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/10 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 06, April 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 53 dated the 6th April, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

CONGRATULATIONS ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CAP OF AISBOF

"Victory comes to those who dare and act, and seldom to the timid". Comrades, your solidarity, unity, vibrancy and militancy has compelled the Management to come to the Negotiating table and honour the feelings of our members by considering just and right demands of the mighty Federation, AISBOF. The success achieved out of the prolonged negotiations with the Management representatives headed by S/Shri. Abhijit Datta, DMD & CDO, B. B. Das, CGM (HR), A. S. Deole, DGM (IR), K. K. Das, DGM (PM & PPG) and R. C. Srivastava, AGM (IR) on 4th and 5th April 2009 at Corporate Centre, Mumbai with Federation representatives headed by Com. T. N. Goel, President, Com. G. D. Nadaf, General Secretary along with Com. V. D. Deshpande, Jt. General Secretary, Com. G. C. Mishra, Com. S. K. Haldar, Com. G. Muthuswamy, Com. P. V. Dighule, Com. Vijay Magon, Vice-Presidents, goes to the credit of 60,000 fighting comrades of the mighty Federation. It is another feather in the cap of the Federation. Kudos to all those who stood like a rock, with the organisation, to protect the self respect and hard earned trade union rights, from out of the sacrifice of our founding fathers and senior members. It is rightly said that, All is well that ends well. The negotiations yielded desired results. The following is the gist of the understandings reached with the Management on our issues : (a) A minimum component of staff and adequate infrastructure will be ensured, while opening new branches and existing branches will be provided with another officer, on achieving requisite threshold level of business and volume of work, which will be finalised shortly. (b) Existing IR Structure at Circles and erstwhile Zonal Office levels will continue. Periodical structured meetings will be held at LHO; Network and Administrative Office levels. A minimum of two meetings at erstwhile module level, out of four meetings in a year will be held at Network level apart from, quarterly CNC meetings at LHO level. The posting of DGM (Admn.) at Administrative Offices will be examined and suitable decision will be taken shortly. (c) The matter of improvements in SBI Superannuation benefits will be followed-up with the Government at the highest level to resolve the issue as early as possible. (d) As regards reimbursement of rentals to the officers staying in own houses, the matter will be re-examined after collecting the relevant data from the Circles. (e) The Management representatives assured that, at present, there is no proposal for merger of Associate Banks. (f) The Compassionate Appointment Scheme in vogue in the Bank will be suitable modified to take care of the suggestions of the Federation and approval will be obtained shortly.

(g) The Bank has agreed to enhance ceilings on reimbursement of entertainment expenses from the financial year 2008-09. The approval of the appropriate authority will be obtained within a couple of weeks. (h) Review of Medical Benefit Scheme for Retired Employees from JMGS-I to Scale-V will be finalised shortly. (i) (j) The existing guidelines for transfer of Scale IV & V officers will be followed and changes if any, suggested by the Federation will be examined. As regards extension of improvements in service conditions of Associate Banks officers, Associate Banks Department at Corporate Centre will examine the matter to take a suitable decision shortly.

(k) A study will be conducted to ascertain requirements of officers' shortage in the Bank to initiate appropriate steps to augment the staff strength to take care of the requirements of existing and new branches. (l) Review and rationalisation of ceilings on reimbursement of telephone expenses will be considered positively.

(m) Suitable steps will be initiated by the Management to obtain Government's approval for enhancement in Gratuity Ceiling. (n) A motion moved in the Hon'ble High Court of Mumbai, restraining demonstrations etc., by the members of the Federation within the branch premises on 8th & 9th April `09, will not be further pursued, in the interest of mutual trust and relationship. (o) The Federation will examine the Management's proposals and a suitable decision will be taken after mutual discussions. (p) On all other issues discussions will continue as hitherto. Decisions taken in bilateral forum will be respected and periodical meetings under IR structure at various levels will continue to be held. A meeting with the Chairman and the Federation leaders will be organised at the earliest to restore good industrial relations in the Bank. 2. Comrades, in view of the change in the stand of the Corporate Centre Management and the keen interest exhibited by them to resolve the stalemate, in the overall interest of the Bank and the economy of the country, our Core Committee, after discussions, decided to defer the proposed two days' strike on 8th & 9th April, 2009, including all agitation programmes. We profusely thank our affiliates / members for their whole-hearted participation in our struggle to uphold the dignity of the Organisation at the time of crisis. 3. We are confident that, Management will not force us to a similar situation in future and our industrial relations will be a model one to others in the industry. Let us re-channelise our energy and power to hold high the flag of our mighty Institution, State Bank of India and AISBOF. Comrades, you have once again exhibited your unstinted support and AISBOF. Comrades, you have once again exhibited your unstinted support and AISBOF is proud of having a committed, courageous, sacrificing and brave membership. You are the assets of the organisation, who have the responsibility of protecting, preserving and improving on the hard-earned rights of the AISBOF. 4. We, once again congratulate and compliment our comrades and all those, who guided and assisted directly and indirectly in securing victory in the struggle against all odds, enhancing the image of the Associations / Federation which has added another feather in the cap of our Organisation. Kudos to you all Comrades, please keep it up. Our Unity Zindabad With victorious greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/11 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 18, April 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 56 dated the 17th April, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

Nagpur Conclave New initiatives of NATURE - Massive Trainers Training Programmes takes off on 19th to 21st April 2009 and 24th and 26th April 2009

The NATURE has designed an exclusive programme to train the Trainers for holding the Cadre Development Programme across the country for the benefit of our rank and file and to create an organizational awareness on the right perception of our movement during the last 45 years. The Trainers Camp is designed to train about 60 candidates, 30 each in a batch who will be in turn returning to their respective Circles and taking up the programme of one day Cadre Development for their members all over the country. The programme is so designed that it would contain all the basic ingredients that are required to be shared with the rank and file about the organizational awareness with historical perspectives and the glorious events that the Federation has witnessed over the last 45 years in consolidation and strengthening the foundation of our movement which carried the entire burden of leading the bank officers fraternity over the last 40 years in an excellent manner ensuring the mobilization of Officers fraternity in the banking industry on trade union lines. 2. Our members are aware that the Federation took a new initiative to organize a brain storming session for the Presidents and General Secretaries at Nagpur in order to discuss the organizational scenario and the future of the trade union movement under the banner of the Federation. The meeting concluded that there is a need to re-look at some of the environmental factor that is sweeping the banking industry and design and appropriate strategy in facing these changes and converting the same to the best advantage of our movement. The leadership of the Federation while reiterating their commitments to certain core values of the Federation and also the earlier decisions which was taken on a similar situation in the earlier three such meetings was unanimous that there is a need to revisit some of our activities and to tune the same in tandem with the developments that are taking place in the trade union movement in the financial sector. The reforms that are sweeping should not blind our vision on the strength of the Federation's great values that our movement has built over a period of time through sustained struggles and sacrifices of our members across the country. The leadership of the Federation also considered the recent developments in regard to massive recruitment undertaken by the management. On a rough estimate, the new addition in the next couple of years is expected to reach around 20,000 at various stages in order to meet the robust growth of the business and the diversification activities undertaken by the Bank. The career

plan to these new entrants is such that they have the opportunity of reaching higher grades at a very short period and would be occupying various strategic positions in the organizations. Their entry into the Officers movement is expected to bring in young and fresh blood to the organization. Keeping these aspects into consideration, it was an unanimous decision that there has to be massive programme for creation of an organizational awareness amongst the rank and file across the country. The time is an essential factor. We need to cover all the Officers within a short period by holding massive programmes all over the country. This activity cannot be completed in good time with the limited manpower and reach that are available at NATURE. Hence, the leadership of the Federation decided to come out with a new strategy and initiative to cover the members across the country at a short notice. It was decided therefore to train about 60 members from different circles for the purpose. 3. The NATURE is a house hold name across the country. It has a high reputation of holding programmes on different subjects for the benefit of the leadership of the Federation and the Confederation. The number of programmes so far held by NATURE explains the reputation that has been created by it. The faculty sat and decided to design a totally new programme. The curriculum of the training programme was redrafted to take care of all the major areas concerning the trade union movement and its contribution with particular reference to the Federation. The programme thus will be rolled out during the current month. We have been receiving enquiries from different parts of the country for taking the activities of NATURE to those part so that the members are able to participate in our programmes. The new initiative will be yet another forward movement in reaching the NATURE across the country in a massive way. 4. The programme will be of 3 days duration. The trainers development programme will be attended by the senior leaders of our Circle Associations from different parts of the country in order to enable them to conduct the Cadre Development Programme in an effective manner in their respective jurisdiction. The Federation has taken all steps to ensure that the programme designed will be interesting and will help the participants to carry forward the message of the Nagpur conclave across the country in an effective manner. 5. We note to keep our members informed of all the developments in the days to come. With warm greetings. Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/12 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 13, May 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 66 dated the 11th May, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

SALARY REVISION TALKS WITH IBA ON 11.05.09 FAIL STRIKE ON 12.06.2009

We reproduce hereunder AIBOC Circular No. 27 dated 11.05.09, contents of which are self-explicit. With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

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2. Units and members are aware that UFBU has been trying its best to expeditiously and amicably settle our long pending demands for Wage Revision, Pension Option and Compassionate Appointments / Ex. Gratia scheme. Quite a few rounds of talks have taken place with IBA, but things are not moving in the right direction. IBA and the Government appear to have taken our reasonable approach as our weakness. 3. Today, there was another round of talks between IBA and UFBU. During the discussions, IBA improved their offer to Rs. 4125 crores i.e. an increase of 15% over the wage bill as of 31.3.2007. From UFBU, it was made clear to IBA that taking into account all the factors and circumstances that warrant a substantial wage increase for the bank employees and officers, the offer of IBA was too inadequate and falls short of UFBU demands and expectations. Hence UFBU rejected the offer of IBA. 4. As regards Compassionate Appointments / Ex. Gratia payment scheme, units are aware that at the instance of the government, a mutually accepted scheme had been finalised by IBA and UFBU and sent to Government for formal clearance. It is now learnt that the Government is not agreeable to extend the revised scheme to past cases from July 2004, when the unilateral scheme was introduced in the banks even though IBA had agreed to the same. We informed IBA that it is unfortunate that a scheme finalised by collective bargaining is sought to be bureaucratically scuttled by the Government, and hence demanded that the scheme mutually finalised between IBA and UFBU should be implemented without any further delay. 5. As to our demand for extending another option to the PF optees to join the pension scheme, IBA rejected our proposals given during the last round of talks and insisted that the new pension scheme should be accepted by the UFBU for future employees as a pre- condition. UFBU refused to accept this unfair condition of IBA.

6. In the matter of outsourcing, IBA wants UFBU to give total freedom to management to outsource banking jobs and services and UFBU could not agree to the same. 7. Because of this approach and stand point of the IBA, our efforts to amicably settle our demands have been frustrating. UFBU met immediately thereafter and decided to launch agitational programmes to press our following demands. i) Expedite Wage Settlement with adequate increase in wages of employees and officers.

ii) Extend another option for pension scheme without any pre-conditions. iii) Do not impose anti - employee conditions in the negotiations. iv) Implement Compassionate Appointment / Ex-Gratia Scheme as per agreed understandings. After detailed deliberations; the meeting decided upon the following programmes : i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) viii) ix) x) Delegation and submission of memorandum to CMDs of all Banks by unions in respective banks on a date fixed by our units. Delegation to IBA Chairman by UFBU. Centralised Mass Rally / Demonstration at all state and districts head quarters on 20.5.2009. Badge Wearing on 26.5.2009. Branch level joint demonstrations on 26.5.2009 Dharana by UFBU units in all State Capitals and major towns on 04.06.2009. Centralized Mass Rally / demonstration in all centers on 11.6.2009. All India Strike on 12.6.2009. 2 days Strike by middle of July, 2009. Further intensification / Strike Actions thereafter.

8. Comrades, we have negotiated with all our sincere efforts to expedite the settlement, but we regret that we are once again pushed to the path of agitation. We call upon all our units and members to implement all action programmes effectively. A specimen of Poster / Badge to be printed locally appended. A draft memorandum to be submitted to the CMDs of banks will be sent separately. With Warm Greetings, Yours Comradely, Sd/C. H. VENKATACHALAM CONVENER Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

MORE THAN 3000 STATE BANK OFFICERS OF BHUBANESWAR CIRCLE ARE ON AGITATION OPPOSING

MORE THAN 3000 STATE BANK OFFICERS OF BHUBANESWAR CIRCLE ARE ON AGITATION OPPOSING

VIOLATION OF AGREED TRANSFER POLICY MANAGEMENT'S DISRESPECT TO THE BILATERAL MODULE FORUMS. OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES IN THE CIRCLE WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRA-STRUCTURE AND MINIMUM COMPONENT OF STAFF. INHUMAN WORKING CONDITIONS IN MOST OF THE BRANCHES.

DEMANDING

VIOLATION OF AGREED TRANSFER POLICY MANAGEMENT'S DISRESPECT TO THE BILATERAL MODULE FORUMS. OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES IN THE CIRCLE WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRA-STRUCTURE AND MINIMUM COMPONENT OF STAFF. INHUMAN WORKING CONDITIONS IN MOST OF THE BRANCHES.

MORE THAN 3000 STATE BANK OFFICERS OF BHUBANESWAR CIRCLE ARE ON AGITATION OPPOSING

VIOLATION OF AGREED TRANSFER POLICY MANAGEMENT'S DISRESPECT TO THE BILATERAL MODULE FORUMS. OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES IN THE CIRCLE WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRA-STRUCTURE AND MINIMUM COMPONENT OF STAFF. INHUMAN WORKING CONDITIONS IN MOST OF THE BRANCHES.

DEMANDING

DEMANDING

TRANSFERS OF OFFICERS IN SCALE-I AND II A S P E R T H E P R OV I S I O N S O F AG R E E D TRANSFER POLICY RESTORATION OF MUTUAL TRUST IN THE MODULES. PROVISION OF ADEQUATE INFRASTRUC-TURE TO THE BRANCHES. PROVISION OF 2ND OFFICER TO ALL SINGLEMAN BRANCHES WHERE BUSINESS IS MORE THAN 2 CRORES.

TRANSFERS OF OFFICERS IN SCALE-I AND II A S P E R T H E P R OV I S I O N S O F AG R E E D TRANSFER POLICY RESTORATION OF MUTUAL TRUST IN THE MODULES. PROVISION OF ADEQUATE INFRASTRUC-TURE TO THE BRANCHES. PROVISION OF 2ND OFFICER TO ALL SINGLEMAN BRANCHES WHERE BUSINESS IS MORE THAN 2 CRORES.

TRANSFERS OF OFFICERS IN SCALE-I AND II A S P E R T H E P R OV I S I O N S O F AG R E E D TRANSFER POLICY RESTORATION OF MUTUAL TRUST IN THE MODULES. PROVISION OF ADEQUATE INFRASTRUC-TURE TO THE BRANCHES. PROVISION OF 2ND OFFICER TO ALL SINGLEMAN BRANCHES WHERE BUSINESS IS MORE THAN 2 CRORES.

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/13 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 14, May 2009

I.R. CRISIS IN THE CIRCLE VIOLATION OF TRANSFER POLICY AND OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE AND MINIMUM COMPONENT OF STAFF

In our Circle, transfer of Scale-I and II officers were done in the Modules and in respective RBO Head Quarters after shifting of RBOs to the District Headquarters. This was also the practice in 2007 and 2008 during the tenure of the present CGM. In 2008 the CGM disrupted the entire transfer mechanism, as after the promotion of clerical staff to OJM, allotment to different Regions were made centrally at LHO by calling Regional Managers and Manager (Staff Cell) and also effected branch postings by the DGM (NCM)s at Local Head Office violating the provisions of transfer policy. Being aggrieved with the procedure and the manner in which it was done we opposed and launched an agitational programme in the Circle pointing out large scale violation of Transfer Policy. It is unfortunate to mention here that DGM (NCM)s, Senior Executives of the bank have willfully effected transfers violating the transfer policy. It is expected that Senior Executives like DGMs should be the custodians of different provisions of transfer policy as well as Corporate Centre guidelines. The Module Committees of the Association were not allowed to discharge their watchdog role. By virtue of the administrative authority vested with DGMs and due to the direct involvement of Chief General Manager in the matter, under duress and threat of victimization transfers were effected in contravention of transfer policy provisions and the same was brought to the notice of the Chief General Manager vide our letter No. SUP/189/09 dt. 11.05.2009 and also raised in the last CNC meeting. Once again after this year's CPC, Chief General Manager called all Regional Managers, Manager (Staff Cell) of all Regions, Asst. General Manager (Admn.), Chief Manager (HR) to Local Head Office and in his presence and in presence of the General Managers and Dy. General Manager (NCMs) postings are made in branches of the 3 Modules in the conference hall of Local Head Office. Bhubaneswar Circle was created in June 1979. It is a Circle of 30 years and never in the past transfers of Scale-I and II officers were centralized at the behest of Chief General Manager and in his presence at Local Head Office. The agreed Transfer Policy clearly defines the functioning of different tiers in the Circle. Accordingly SBI Officers Association which is the recognised body of the officers, representing the interest of officers also created different tiers to become a true participative forum in Module level and Circle level. The above exercise was to deunionise the officers community and to give a message to the grass root level work force that association is not necessary in the bank. This has totally demoralized the officers in the Circle and taking a clue from this message DGM (NCM)s, Regional Managers and even senior Branch Managers started misbehaving with Junior Officers and compelled them to do things as per their verbal instructions instead of written instructions. In the areas of NPA management sincere attempt was made to contain the NPA figure by hook or by crook to the already decided figure at the Circle level. The way the statutory audit exercise was conducted in the Circle is well known to all of you and needs no elaboration. Recently the present CGM have also directed all tiers of management not to involve Association in any transfer posting exercise particularly module committees so that transfer and postings in branches can be made as per the whims of DGM (NCM)s, Regional Managers violating all norms of transfer policy as it was done in the past in case of newly promoted OJMs. It was well known to the Chief General Manager that involvement of General Managers in Scale-I and II transfers which was suggested by the consultant of the bank was opposed by the Federation and

there after the structure was changed and the DGMs (NCM) were brought in to the structure in order to facilitate allotment of officers to different Regions only and not for branch posting. The transfer posting of OJM and MMGs-II officers are to be done by the Regional Managers in consultation with Asst. General Manager (Admn.) and Chief Manager (HR)s. This practice is not honoured in our Circle to which we oppose. Transfer of OJM and Scale-II officers in presence of Chief General Manager, General Managers and DGM (NCM) in LHO Conference Hall, gives us a feeling, that under duress Regional Managers are directed to post officers as per the list prepared by the higher authorities without looking to the norms of transfer policy and practice and convention at the Circle. Without involvement of association office bearers the interest of the officers community cannot be protected. During the agitation period our Circle has opened many new branches without adequate infrastructure violating corporate Centre instructions. We have brought this fact to the notice of CGM vide our letter No. SUP/200/2009 dt. 13.05.2009. We have visited few of the branches and pained to observe the inhuman working condition prevailing in those branches. It is therefore a fact that the Bhubanewar Circle Management deliberately wants to create environment of fear psychosis among the officers and direct them to work in inhuman working environment or face victimization. The Central Office instruction in the matter is to open new branches only after the infrastructure is ready. But in our Circle to show the Corporate centre the number of branches opened as per the target, Quality is totally compromised. The Chief General Manager has promised us to provide second officer to all single man Branches last year but it was not honoured. Till date more than 100 Branches are single man Branches where the poor officer is suffering immensely. We tried our best to convince the Chief General Manager to involve the Module Committee in getting the feedbacks for transfer and posting of Scale-I and II officers in accordance with the provisions of transfer policy and requested him to direct DGM (NCM)s for allotment of officers to different regions in module headquarters and in module offices, to which he did not agree and bent upon to effect transfers in Local Head Office in his presence. This matter was discussed threadbare by the core committee in the Association office and in order to protect the hard earned rights and privileges of the Association it has been decided to launch the following agitational programme with immediate effect. AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Demonstration in Local Head Office, Module Headquarters, RBO Headquarters, all District Headquarters and in front of all Scale-IV branches on 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 25th May 2009. Work to rule with immediate effect. To Boycott all official meetings by the office bearers of the Association except bipartite meetings. Wearing of black badge w.e.f. 18.05.2009 Postering campaign w.e.f. 18.05.2009 Protest demonstration during lunch time when DGM (NCM)s, DGMs, GMs and CGM visit the module / RBO Headquarters. A days token strike in the month of June 2009 will be observed in the Circle. The date and notice will be served later.

Comrades, please implement the agitational programme with missionary jeal. Victory will be ours. No power on earth can break our unity and solidarity. With revolutionary greetings.

General Secretary INQUILAB AISBOF SBIOA ZINDABAD ZINDABAD ZINDABAD

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/14 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 2nd, June 2009

Comrades,

I.R. CRISIS IN THE CIRCLE VIOLATION OF TRANSFER POLICY AND OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE AND MINIMUM COMPONENT OF STAFF

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Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/15 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 06, June 2009

Comrades, AGITATION INCLUDING WORK TO RULE CALLED OFF I.R. CRISIS IN THE CIRCLE VIOLATION OF TRANSFER POLICY AND OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE AND MINIMUM COMPONENT OF STAFF.

Congratulations to our militant comrades for showing their unprecedented unity and solidarity to the call of the Association. The new Chief General Manager after giving a patient hearing to all our legitimate issues has assured to redress the same at the earliest. The undersigned as well as the President while meeting the Chief General Manager on 3rd June has categorically requested him to look to our grievances with human touch. Accordingly not only a positive and harmonious climate is created but also a satisfactory understanding has been reached to all our issues. 1. Violation of Agreed Transfer Policy : It is agreed to refer all the transfer cases, where violations have taken place, for reconsideration and our Zonal Committees have been advised to bring to the notice of Asst. General Manager (Admns.) and Chief Manager (HR) for necessary corrections. From Circle Association office all the representations received from individual members as well as the letter addressed by our Zonal Secretary to the respective Asst. General Manager (Admn.) were submitted to the Circle Development Officer who in turn have sent all those representations / letters for examination at their end and to do the needful. All the module committees are requested to be in touch with their respective Asst. General Manager (Admn.) and Chief Manager (HR) for an early but amicable solution to the issues. 2. Management Disrespect to Bilateral Forums :- The Local Head Office has already sent the Corporate Centre letter directing the Asst. General Manager (Admns) to hold the Module level Structured Meeting immediately. Comrades, all of you will be happy to know that due to the Federation's continuous follow-up the revised IR forums have been created. As a result of this, annually there will be four Structured Meetings, two will be with Asst. General Manager (Admn.) and two will be at Network level with Dy. General Manager (Operation & Credit). Henceforth, as usual structured meetings will be held with our Zonal Committees every quarter. This is a great achievement due to continuous follow up by our Circle Association with the Federation. This will go a long way in resolving the issues of our members satisfactorily at the appropriate level. 3. Opening of New Branches in the Circle without adequate infrastructure and minimum component of staff : With regard to infrastructure the Chief General Manager is indeed very much concerned and he opines strongly that proper infrastructure should be there as per Corporate Centre guidelines before opening of new branches. 4. Provision of Second Officer to all single man branches where business is more than 2 crore : It is agreed that due to shortage of officers it may not be possible to provide 2nd

officer to all such branches immediately but the Chief General Manager has assured to look into case by case to enusre 2nd officer in single man branches within a reasonable time. In view of the positive assurance of the new Chief General Manager as well as to create good will for the Association, the Core Committee of the Association has decided to withdraw the agitation including the work to rule with immediate effect. Comrades, morning shows the day. Our Chief General Manager in his first visit to Rourkela decided to go ahead immediately for air-conditioning of three of our important branches i.e., Rourkela Main Branch. Rourkela Commercial Branch and Rourkela Township Branch. This will enhance the image of our branches and the productivity of workforce will also increase manifold due to such changed environment. Through this circular we assure the new Chief General Manager our total cooperation to take our Circle to greater height in such a motivating yet harmonious bilateral relation climate in the Circle. Once again we congratulate our comrades for exhibiting excellent unity and solidarity. With comradely greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/16 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 12th, June 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 75 dated the 9th June, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

BREAKTHROUGH IN TALKS - IBA IMPROVES OFFER FURTHER TALKS SHORTLY - UFBU DEFERS STRIKE

We reproduce hereunder the text of AIBOC circular No. 33 dt. 09.06.09 contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

TEXT

In the conciliation meeting held by Chief Labour Commissioner at New Delhi between IBA and UFBU on 4/6/09, the CLC had advised both parties to sit together across the table to sort out the issues. While from UFBU we had agreed to this suggestion in order to find amicable solution to our demands, IBA however took the stand that unless the strike is withdrawn, no talks would be held. 2. Hence UFBU decided to go ahead with the strike. In the face of our countrywide preparations for the strike, IBA changed their stand and came forward to hold further discussion on our demands. 3. Accordingly, a round of Bipartite discussion was held between IBA and UFBU today in Mumbai. Arising out of the discussions, the following positions have emerged. (i) The precondition that the unions should agree for new pension scheme to be made applicable to the new recruits would not be insisted upon. IBA stated that the existing pension scheme will continue to be applicable to all new recruits upto 31/03/2010, but UFBU stated that this should be extended upto 31/10/2012, and matter should be reviewed thereafter. The issue will be further discussed. Regarding sharing of additional pension cost, it has been agreed that banks would take a share of Rs. 4200 crores and employees / officers at Rs. 1800 crores. To our demand for a minimum increase of 20% in the wage bill, IBA was willing to improve their offer from 15% to 17% subject to approval by Managing Committee. UFBU wanted IBA to further improve their offer to 20%.

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(iv)

In view of the breakthrough in the pre-conditions and the willingnees of the IBA to finalise our demands with a positive approach within a short time, UFBU decided to defer our proposed strike on 12.06.2009. It has been agreed that IBA and UFBU will meet again very shortly to finalise the understandings on our demands.

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4. Comrades, our unity and our preparations for the strike have resulted in this breakthrough. We shall further continue our efforts to achieve our demands expeditiously. Keep this unity in tact and keep the powder dry."

No. 1452/115/09 The Chairman, Indian Banks' Association Mumbai - 400 020 Dear Sir, SALARY REVISION SUPPLEMENTARY CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Dt. 10.06.09

Please refer to the discussions between IBA representatives and UFBU leadership on salary revision and other issues held on 9th June 2009 at Mumbai which was inconclusive. In this connection, we wish to point out that IBA's offer of 17% of the cost of wage bill is far less to take care even of our original charter of demands not to speak of demands raised in our supplementary charter like merger of grades, grade pay, annual increment etc. on which no discussion has taken place as yet. As these demands are exclusive to officers, we shall be glad if you please convene an exclusive meeting of the officers' organisations. In our considered view, reasonable scales commensurate to the aspirations of officers can only be constructed with a load factor of 30% or more. 2. We shall be glad if you will please arrange for the aforesaid meeting at the earliest to further discuss all related issues. Thanking you, Yours faithfully, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286.

Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT SOCIETY ORISSA LIMITED

C/O. S.B.I. CUTTACK CUTTACK - 753 002, Tel. : (0671) 2368114

All Letters to be addressed to the Secretary Regn. No. 1787 CU Date 11.2.74 Registered under O.C.S. Act. (1962 Article 2 of 1963)

CIRCULAR No. 01 of 2009

Date : 09.07.2009

Dear Comrade,

HRMS : MONTHLY DEDUCTION OF SOCIETY DUES

As you are aware, w.e.f. April 2009 salary and allowances are being paid under HRMS.

Since HRMS is at it's initial stage and have teething problems, it has become imperative on the part of all comrades who are our shareholders to scrutinise their own salary slips and ensure that co-operative society deductions representing repayment of loans, thrift fund and benevolent fund are correctly accounted for. Any discrepancy noticed should be promptly advised to the HRMS project, Local Head Office for necessary correction/addition/deletion at their end and a copy endorsed to the society for our needful action. 2. Although our society is progressing from strength to strength and is adjudged as the best society from time to time, a large number of comrades of our association are yet to become it's shareholders. Thus it becomes now everyone's responsibility to enrol all such comrades (Officers) as shareholders. As you know, all the shareholders in addition to easy, prompt and hassle free loans, are also eligible to the benefit of benevolent fund (at present Rs. 1.00 Lacs). Further, the society also offers 9% interest on the thrift fund, which is a compulsory saving aiding to the retiral benefits of the members. 3. We also request all our shareholders who have retired to take back their assets including Shares, Deposits in Thrift fund, Principal Amount of Group Insurance, Fixed Deposits etc. at the earliest. 4. We therefore appeal all our shareholders to carry the above message and do the needful accordingly. Soliciting your fullest co-operation.

(Dwarika Nath Behera) Secretary Tel : 9437002039

(Ganesh Chandra Mishra) President Tel. : 9437004405

OUR CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY AT A GLANCE AS ON 31. 03. 2009

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. MEMBERSHIP STRENGTH MEMBER'S SHARE CAPITAL FIXED DEPOSIT THRIFT FUND DEPOSIT RESERVE FUND BUILDING FUND BENEVOLENT FUND GROUP INSURANCE FDR LOAN OUTSTANDING AGAINST MEMBERS TOTAL LOAN AGAINST THE SOCIETY : : : : : : : : : : 1833 RS. 2,46,78,222.00 RS. 2,54,45,326.00 RS. 5,81,66,440.00 RS. 52,32,588.00 RS. 13,30,392.00 RS. 25,49,960.00 RS. 7,55,500.00 RS. 11,93,87,668.00 NIL

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/17 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 16th, July 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 102 dated the 15th July, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

DELEGATION TO IBA CHAIRMAN DID NOT YIELD DESIRED RESULTS UFBU CALLS FOR 2 DAYS STRIKE ON 6TH & 7TH AUGUST 2009

We reproduce hereunder the text of AIBOC circular No. 45 dt. 15.07.09 on the captioned subject, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

TEXT

As decided earlier in the UFBU meeting held on 17.06.2009, presidents and General Secretaries of nine Constituents of UFBU met Shri M. V. Nair, Chairman of IBA in delegation on 14.07.2009 at Mumbai; to express our displeasure on IBA reducing their earlier offer on salary revision from 17.5% to 15% and demanding resumption of talks for expedite settlement. 2. The IBA Chairman informed the delegation that, they are acting as per guidelines of Government and hence maintained their reduced offer of 15% on Salary Revision. 3. In view of this stalemate, the UFBU met thereafter and decided that the situation warrants serious agitational programmes. Accordingly the UFBU decided to give a call for 2 days All India Protest Strike action on 6th & 7th August, 2009 demanding resumption of talks and expeditious settlement of our demands, to be followed by further intensified and continuous strike actions. 4. Comrades, the situation has been created by the IBA and the Government. They have thrown a challenge to us. Hence this agitation has been forced upon us. We request all our affiliate and members to realise the gravity of this situation and move as one man to push back the negative development and positive realisation of our long pending demands. The UFBU will issue Strike notice, with detailed action programme. With warm greetings. Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/18 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 23rd, July 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 105 dated the 20th July, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

MARCH ON TO MAKE THE 2 DAYS STRIKE ON 6TH AND 7TH AUGUST A TOTAL SUCCESS. PUSH BACK THE HURDLES AND ACHIEVE OUR DEMANDS.

We reproduce hereunder the text of AIBOC circular No. 50 dt. 20.07.09 on the captioned subject, the contents of which are self-explicit.

With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

TEXT

By now all our unions and members are aware that the UFBU has given the clarion call for 2 Days Continuous Strike on 6th and 7th August, 2009 in the wake of IBA going back on their offer and that too at the behest of the Government and delaying the early settlement of our pending demands. The following is the action programme. Programmes : ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Mass Demonstration on 28.7.2009 in all Centres and Stations. Dharna in all State Capitals on 31.7.2009. Badge Wearing on 3.8.2009. Mass Demonstrations / Rallies / Processions on 5.8.2009. All India Strike on 6.8.2009 & 7.8.2009. Further intensified programmes and Strikes thereafter.

Demands

Resume Negotiations immediately. Expedite Settlement of our demands on Wage Revision, Pension Option and Compassionate Ground Appointments / Financial Compensation Scheme. 2. Comrades, the IBA going back on their offer is unprecedented. Government intervention in the matter adds to the gravity. It has to be resisted and fought back. Hence this agitation and strike action. Move on to make the programmes and strike action a massive success. Cooperative Banks and RRB's are exempted for the Strike actions. Strike notice has been sent by UFBU. No separate notice will be issued by our Affiliates. With warm greetings. Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

ALL INDIA BANK STRIKE

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BY 10 LACS BANK EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS

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AUGUST, 2009

ALL INDIA BANK STRIKE

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BY 10 LACS BANK EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS

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ALL INDIA BANK STRIKE

BY 10 LACS BANK EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS

ON 6TH & 7TH AUGUST, 2009

DEMANDS

RESUME NEGOTIATIONS EXPEDITE SETTLEMENT ON Wage Revision Pension Option Compassionate Appointments

DEMANDS

DEMANDS

RESUME NEGOTIATIONS EXPEDITE SETTLEMENT ON Wage Revision Pension Option Compassionate Appointments

UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS

RESUME NEGOTIATIONS

EXPEDITE SETTLEMENT ON

Wage Revision

Pension Option

Compassionate Appointments

UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS

UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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The General Secretary SBI Officers' Association Comrade,

Date : .........................

ACCOMMODATION OF GUEST HOUSE AT : BHUBANESWAR / PURI

With reference to your letter No. ..................................... Dated ............................. In connection with booking for Mr./Ms. ................................................. From ..................................... to ..................................... we have to advise as under : (a) We have made tentative booking at Bhubaneswar Guest House : N. N. Das Memorial Transit House, Chandrama Housing Complex, Flat No. 7/7, 7/8, 7th Floor, Unit-III, Kharvel Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Ph. No. 0674-2536000. Please advise the concerned officer to remit a sum of Rs. ................................... by way of demand draft in favour of SBIOA, N. N. Das Memorial

Transit House, Payable at Govt. Treasury Branch, (Code No. 9025) Bhubaneswar

to enable us to confirm the booking. (b) Puri Guest House : P.V.S. Murty Memorial Transit House, In front of State Bank of India, Station Bazar Branch, VIP Road, Puri, Ph. No. 06752-228758. Please advise the concerned officer to remit a sum of Rs. ............................ by way of demand draft in favour of SBIOA, P. V. S. Murty Memorial Transit House, Payable at Govt. Treasury Branch, (Code No. 9025) Bhubaneswar to enable us to confirm the booking. Puri Guest House : SBI Officers' Coop. Credit Society Guest House, In front of State Bank of India, Station Bazar Branch, Puri. Please advise the concerned officer to remit a sum of Rs. .............................. by way of demand draft in favour of SBI Officers' Coop. Credit Society, Orissa Ltd., Payable at Cuttack Main Branch (Code No. 0059) to enable us to confirm the booking. We regret to inform that no accommodation is available for this period.

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(d)

General Secretary (N. B. : The Charges of Guest House at Bhubaneswar is Rs. 100/- per day per person and Rs. 300/- per room and at Puri Rs. 50/- per day per person. Please send the draft within 7 days).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/19 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 6th, September 2009

CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATED 06.09.2009

CO-OPTION / ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

The Circle Executive Committee in its meeting held on 06.09.2009 unanimously co-opted Com. Amiya Kumar Panda, Local Head Office, Bhubaneswar and Com. Gadadhar Roula, Local Head Office, Bhubaneswar as members of the Circle Executive Committee in place of Com. Chakradhar Sahoo, who retired from Bank's Service on dt. 30.04.2009 and Late T. K. Lalji who died on dt. 11.02.2009. Com. A. B. Rao, Asst. General Secretary of the Circle Association was also elected as Vice-President of the Circle Association. Similarly Com. K. K. Mishra, and Com. Sabyasachi Swain, Circle Executive Committee members were elected as the Assistant General Secretaries of the Circle Association in the vacancies caused due to death of Late T. K. Laljee and Com. A. B. Rao, who was elected as VicePresident. The abovenamed elected / coopted office bearers / E. C. members of Circle Executive Committee were felicitated in the meeting and wish their wholehearted cooperation and contributions in the days to come to make our Association a vibrant one. With the above cooptions and elections the Circle Executive Committee is reconstituted in full. Comrades please take note of it and be guided accordingly. The telephone numbers of the newly elected office bearers are appended below for information of the members : 1. Com. A. B. Rao RCE Campus Branch Bhubaneswar Com. K. K. Mishra Bargarh C. B., Bargarh Com. Sabyashachi Swain LHO, Bhubaneswar Com. Gadadhar Raula Com. Amiya Ku. Panda Vice-President 9437677978 (M) 0674-2543773 (O) 0674 - 2420314 (R) 9437088663 0663-2548363 (M) (R)

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Asst. General Secretary Circle Executive Committee

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Asst. General Secretary

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Circle Executive Committee Member Circle Executive Committee Member

9437094328 9437083543 0663-2402724

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All the members of the Circle Executive Committee, Zonal Presidents and Zonal Secretaries conveyed their greetings and best wishes to the newly elected office bearers.

RETIREMENT Com. K. L. Rao, Asst. General Secretary of our Circle Association will be retiring from Bank's service as on 30th September 2009. The Circle Executive Committee in its meeting dated 06.09.2009 placed on record its deep appreciation for the contributions made by Com. K. L. Rao for the growth of our Association. Sri Rao is a committed and militant comrade of our Association. He has been trying his best to protect the interest of common members in general and members belonging to Berhampur (Gm.) Module in particular. With his retirement SBI Officers' Association will loose a strong and militant office-bearer. His allout support to our Berhampur (Gm.) Zonal Committee for its effective functioning is praiseworthy. The Circle Executive Committee in their meeting dt. 6.9.2009 had arranged a felicitation function to bid farewell to Com. K. L. Rao and everybody wished Com. Rao a happy and contented retired life. With comradely greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

CARE

FOR SECURITY REASONS WE REQUEST OUR MEMBERS / THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS / TO PRODUCE THEIR STATE BANK IDENTITY CARDS POSITIVELY FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATIONS BEFORE SEEKING ADMISSION IN TO THE TRANSIT HOUSE. PLEASE COOPERATE OUR CARE-TAKER OF THE TRANSIT HOUSE IN THE MATTER. THIS IS FOR INFORMATION OF ALL CONCERNED.

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/20 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 19th, September 2009

PROBLEMS OF CONTRACT OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA, BHUBANESWAR CIRCLE CONSTITUTION OF ASSOCIATION SUB-COMMITTEE TO MONITOR THEIR GRIEVANCES FOR SPEEDY RESOLUTION

In the Circle Executive Committee meeting dated 6th September 2009, EC members were of the opinion that the problems of our contract officers, who have been enrolled as our members need to be dealt with sympathetically. The following are some of their problems which need to be resolved promptly. i) ii) iii) iv) v) Their variable pay is not paid in time. Their increments are not paid in time. Extension of their contracts are not automatically done. Incentives are not paid in time. Their services are utilized without any monetary compensation.

Further, it is also realized that they are not getting Association's Officers' News and circulars in time. Office bearers are also advised to listen patiently to their grievances and suggestions while undertaking branch visits or otherwise and must try for speedy redressal / implementation of such grievances / suggestions. Taking all the above-mentioned factors into consideration, the executive committee has constituted a sub-committee consisting of the following members to consider all the above problems of contract officers in the light of their terms and conditions of service as approved by ECCB of our Bank and for arriving at relevant mechanism / guidelines for our office bearers of Association in different committees for proper monitoring and early resolution of their problems. 1. Shri Tara Charan Mishra, DGS - Convenor (Mob : 9437577979)

2. Shri Sambit Mishra, Organising Secretary - Member (Mob : 9437114991) 3. Shri R. C. Patro, Asst. General Secretary - Member (Mob : 9437074150) 4. Shri S. Swain, Asst. General Secretary - Member (Mob : 9437366018) 5. Shri R. G. P. Rao, Circle E. C. Member - Member (Mob 9437094329)

This committee will submit it's report to the Circle Executive Committee within one month for necessary consideration by the Association to provide the contract officers their legitimate claims from the Bank within a reasonable period. All the contract officers (all OMRs and CREs) are requested to be in touch with the members of the sub-committee and the Zonal Secretaries of their respective Zonal Committees of the Association with regard to the problems faced by them. They are requested to submit their valuable opinions on the matter either to the sub-committee members or to their respective Zonal Secretaries in the following mobile numbers. It is assured that all their references will be kept confidential. Shri M. R. Das, Zonal Secretary, Bhubaneswar Zonal Committee - Mob : 9437051361 Shri L. N. Patra, Zonal Secretary, Berhampur Zonal Committee - Mob : 9437063079 Shri A. K. Hota, Zonal Secretary, Sambalpur Zonal Committee - Mob : 9437164959 We wish the contract officers all the very best in their assignments as well as Career and look forward to their meaningful participation in this endeavour of the association for a better and bright future. All our members are requested to be guided by the spirit of the circular and are requested to help the contract officers at the time of need. They should be cared well. With comradely greetings,

Our Solidarity - Zindabad United we stand - Divided we fall SBIOA - long live

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

CARE

FOR SECURITY REASONS WE REQUEST OUR MEMBERS / THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS / TO PRODUCE THEIR STATE BANK IDENTITY CARDS POSITIVELY FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATIONS BEFORE SEEKING ADMISSION IN TO THE TRANSIT HOUSE. PLEASE COOPERATE OUR CARE-TAKER OF THE TRANSIT HOUSE IN THE MATTER. THIS IS FOR INFORMATION OF ALL CONCERNED.

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E (Regd. No. 1148) C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674- 2390785 Date : 26.10.2009

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TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given vide Clause 34 and Sub-Clause-3 of Clause 36 of the Bye Laws of the Association to hold a General Body Meeting(Zonal Conference) of the members working in the branches and offices of Berhampur (Gm.) Module on 28th November 2009 (SATURDAY) at 9.00 A.M. in the premises of I.T.I. GROUND, NEAR U.C.P. ENGINEERING SCHOOL, Berhampur to transact the following Agenda. 2. All the members working in the Module are requested to attend the meeting on time to make it a grand success. Our members are requested to contact Sri L. N. Patro, Zonal Secretary and Sri P. K. Sahu, Zonal President for any assistance in the following address. 3. With comradely greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

AGENDA

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. Welcome address by the Zonal Secretary. Inaugural address. Address by Guests of honour, Keynote address by the Circle President and General Secretary on Organisational development. Presentation of Zonal Secretary's Report. Members' grievances / suggestions / opinions. Reply to members. Miscellaneous. Vote of thanks.

For Details :Shri L. N. Patro, Zonal Secretary, SBI Officers' Association, Berhampur Zonal Committee, C/o State Bank of India, Zonal Office, Berhampur, Ganjam. Tel. No. : 2280821 (O) 2203079 (R) 9437063079 (M) Shri P. K. Sahu, Zonal President, SBI Officers' Association, Berhampur Zonal Committee, C/o State Bank of India, Zonal Office, Berhampur, Ganjam. Tel. No. : 2280821 (O) 2403134 (R) 9437127589 (M)

Our Berhampur (Gm.) Zonal Committee has arranged a nice cultural programme and family get-together at the venue at 5.30 P.M. onwards after the meeting.

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 E.Mail : [email protected] IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/20 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 2nd November, 2009

CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DT. 25.10.2009, ELECTION OF SECRETARY (FINANCE)

The Circle Executive Committee in its meeting on 25.10.2009 unanimously elected Com. Arun Kumar Bishoyi, Asst. Secretary (Finance) presently working in Administrative Unit, Bhubaneswar as Secretary (Finance) in place of Com. Babaji Kumar Chand who retired from Bank's Service as on 31.10.2009. This is for information of all our members. The telephone numbers of the new elected office bearer is appended below : 1. Com. Arun Kumar Bishoyi Administrative Unit, Bhubaneswar Secretary (Finance) 9437080964 (M) 0674-2392286 (O)

All the members of the Circle Executive Committee, Zonal Presidents and Zonal Secretaries conveyed their greetings and best wishes to the newly elected Secretary (finance) and wished him the best in his new assignment. PROVISION OF FIXTURE ITEMS AT THE RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION TO OFFICERS We are pleased to inform all our members that due to persistent follow up by the Association the Bank has decided to revise the cost of additional items of fixture at the residence (Leased/ Owned) of officers for an aggregate amount of Rs. 1000/- each year. For the year 2009, the officials may claim the reimbursement before December 2009 and subsequently, the reimbursement may be claimed in January every year. The items are as under : (such items are generally made up of plastic) 1. 2. 3. 4. Plastic Bucket with 2 mugs Door mats Dustbin Water container (two) (two) (One) (One).

Further, the above items may be reimbursed to the officials (who have availed the facility of furniture) on certificate basis by debit to Branch / Office Charges Account (Miscellaneous). The date of supply should be properly recorded at the Branch / Office. Please arrange to bring the contents of this circular to the notice of all the officers working at your Branch / Office. All officers are advised to be guided accordingly and take the reimbursement positively before 31.12.2009. With comradely greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 E.Mail : [email protected] IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/21 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 19th November, 2009

4th TRIENNIAL ZONAL CONFERENCE AT BERHAMPUR ON 28TH NOVEMBER 2009 (SUNDAY)

Further reference to our notice dated 26th October 2009 with regard to the Zonal Conference of Berhampur (Gm.) Module we are very much pleased to advise to all our comrades of Berhampur (Gm.) Module that the following distinguished Trade Union Leaders have given their kind consent to address the Conference at Berhampore (Gm.) on 28th November 2009. 1. Com. Sakti Kumar Haldar Vice-President of our mighty Federation and the General Secretary of SBIOA, Bengal Circle as Chief Guest. Vice-President of All India State Bank of India Staff Federation and the General Secretary of St a t e B a n k o f I n d i a St a ff A s s o c i a t i o n , Bhubaneswar Circle.

2.

Com. Jyoti Bhusan Mohapatra -

In addition to the above dignitaries the entire leadership of Circle Association and the Zonal Presidents and Zonal Secretaries of Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur Module will also attend the said Conference to make it more meaningful.. Comrades, the Zonal Conference of Berhampur (Gm.) Module is being held at a very crucial time when our Banking Fraternity is facing lot of challenges in the following matters : (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Salary Revision Maoist attacks Out sourcing of Banking Activities Ill treatment to officers in different meetings / Conferences. Lack of infrastructure in the Branches to work. Verbal instructions from the Controllers to report NPA figure

(vii) Unlimited hours of work in the Branches leading to sickness of fatal diseases. The above challenges are only illustrative in nature. Many more challenges which are there will be discussed threadbare in the Conference. Your Zonal Secretary and the President have already brought to your notice the issues and the problems faced by you all in the Bank. They are working very hard to organize you all to generate the `we' feeling

and the collective awareness which should be prevalent every where in the module to face the challenges successfully. This is very important. In our journey we are sure to get the fraternal support from our sister organization SBI SA to achieve our goal. The presence of their General Secretary will be of great importance to us. The militant General Secretary of Bengal Circle Com. Sakti Kumar Haldar will not only be present in the meeting but he will highlight the success story of Bengal Circle in tackling similar problems. His presence in our Conference will add immense value to our movement. We therefore request each and every member of our Berhampur (Gm.) Module to participate and attend the Conference without fail. It will be of immense importance. The programme of the Conference will start sharp at 9.00 A.M. All comrades are requested to be at the venue by 9.00 A.M. Your disciplined but enthusiastic participation in the said Conference is our objective. VENUE : ITI GROUND, NEAR U.C.P. ENGINEERING SCHOOL, BERHAMPUR (GANJAM) 9.00 A.M.

TIME

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(Ganesh Ch. Mishra)

General Secretary

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 E.Mail : [email protected] IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/22 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 03rd December, 2009

We reproduce below the Federation Circular No. 146 and 150 in addition to the letter sent to IBA Chairman and to the convenor of UFBU by both the Federation for information of our members. All members are requested to go through the circular in detail to understand the present situation and be ready for prolonged struggle to achieve our legitimate demand. With greetings, (Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary

Circular No. 146

Dated 29.11.2009

MOU ON SALARY REVISION REACHED

IBA REFUSES TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF OUR MEMBERS IN MOU BOTH AIBOC/NCBE GENERAL SECRETARIES STAYED OUT OF THE MOU MASSIVE LUNCH HOUR JOINT DEMONSTRATIONS HELD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

The 9th Bipartite settlement covering the salary revision of the entire banking industry including the Employees and Officers in the State Bank of India has reached a very crucial stage with the decision of the General Secretaries of both AIBOC and NCBE deciding to stay out of the signing ceremony of the MOU as, the last minute efforts on the part of the leadership of both the Federations to bring in enabling provisions in the MOU, by driving home the need for such a provision to protect the interests of both the employees and Officers of SBI with the Indian Banks' Association having failed, walked out of the negotiations in protest against the most unjustified act of both the United Forum of Bank Unions and the Indian Banks' Association. 2. The leadership of both the Federations who were the major partners in the negotiating team of the unions have been impressing upon the Indian Banks' Association as well as the Government officials through the executives of our Bank during the last couple of months that the interests of the employees and officers of SBI will have to be taken care as regards the distribution of the wage increase at the time of conclusion of the salary settlement with particular reference to the additional cost that the other banks in the industry are required to meet on Pension. The IBA and the Government were very well aware of the special feature that has been prevailing in the State Bank of India over the last 40 years. Hence, there was no iota of doubt in the minds of the leaders of the Federations that the tradition will be broken and appropriate provision will not be made in the MOU to be signed during the current settlement. 3. The bipartite talks resumed between UFBU and IBA on 27th November 2009 to finalize the understandings between the leadership of UFBU and IBA. When the draft MOU was made available in UFBU meeting on 26.11.2009, we immediately brought to the notice of the IBA as well as the Convener of the United Forum of Bank Unions that there is a need to make a provision to the effect that the additional cost that is being incurred by the banking industry on account of the 2nd option on Pension and also the incremental cost towards superannuation that is to be provided on the revised salary scales should be passed on to the employees and officers in State Bank of India by way of a separate settlement between the Management of State Bank of India and the Federations in State Bank of India. Com. K.S. Shetty, President of AIBOC also made similar request on IBA and UFBU convener. We understand that, SBI Management also requested to IBA / Government earlier. The

IBA took some time to come back in meeting on 27.11.2009 they informed the leadership of both the Federations that the Government is not agreeable to make these provisions in the MOU. Our request to IBA / UFBU to postpone the meeting by two days for consultations with SBI Management and Government fell on deaf ears. The MoU was thrust on the leadership. We do not understand the sacrosanctity on 27th November, 2009. Mere two days time would have averted the major embarrassment. We had no other alternative but to refuse to be a party to the MOU proposed by the IBA. 4. The leadership of both the Federations abided by the directions of steering committee not to be a party to the MOU which does not take care of the interests of the employees and officers in State Bank of India. We have immediately conveyed our decision to IBA through a separate communication urging upon the Chairman of the Indian Banks' Association to intervene in the matter and take necessary steps in the interest of equity and justice. The copy of our communication is enclosed. 5. We have also conveyed our views to the convener of UFBU for his intervention and necessary steps to correct the situation and the copy of the letter to him is also enclosed. 6. The Chairman of IBA and the convener of United Forum of Bank Unions went ahead with the signing of the MOU along with all other constituents despite the request of both the Federations to postpone the signing of the MOU for a day or two to thrash out the issue. Despite our requests, the president AIBOC and NCBE decided to sign the MoU. It was a most unfortunate development in the history of bipartite negotiations. The major organizations having raised the issue with the Chairman of IBA and also the United Forum of Bank Unions to protect the interest of about 30% of the total strength of the employees and Officers in the Banking Industry, the signing of MOU was rushed through without any regard to the sentiments of the employees and officers in the State Bank of India. The Federations therefore decided to organise a massive lunch hour protest demonstrations all over the country, on 27th November, 2009. 7. We must compliment our rank and file across the country that within a short notice of one hour the entire workforce came out of their establishments and showed tremendous unity and solidarity and protested against this hasty action on the part of the IBA as well as the Government of India. The reports received at both the head quarters of the Federations indicate that the demonstrations were not only spontaneous but included the officers of all category and they were upset about the approach of the IBA as well as UFBU. 8. Thereafter, representatives of the Steering Committee of both the Federations met the Chairman, SBI to convey these developments. We have conveyed our anguish and also the need for protecting the interest of the employees of State Bank of India. We are confident that the Management would do its might in getting justice to our workforce. It was heartening to note that the Chairman listened to our concerns with all seriousness and suggested for convening a Tripartite Forum consisting of Management and the two Federations to discuss and come to amicable settlement on the issue. He also assured that, he would convey our concerns to the Govt. with his positive recommendations. In case Government is not considerate to our just demands, we will be compelled to resort to agitation. 9. Comrades, we have now taken up the responsibility of ensuring that justice is meted out to our colleagues in State Bank of India. We will not rest until the issues relating to the special features as well as the passing of the benefit of the extra cost incurred by the Banking Industry on account of the 2nd option on Pension as well as the incremental cost on account of pension in the current salary revision is resolved in favour of our employees and officers. The long pending demand of improvements in SBI Pension Scheme and enhancement in Gratuity Ceiling are also our priorities. Hence, we appeal to all our members to be in readiness to take up the cudgels at short notice to carry forward our crusade against the injustice meted out to our members across the country. The General Secretaries of affiliates of both staff and Officers' Federation will meet on 1st December, 2009 at Delhi to chalk out further course of actions. Further developments would be advised in due course. With revolutionary greetings. Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Sd/

Dt. 27.11.09 To The Chairman, Indian Banks' Association Stadium House, Block II & III, Vir Nariman Road, Church Gate, Mumbai - 400 020 Dear Sir 9th WAGE SETTLEMENT Kindly refer to the telephonic discussions we had with you this morning. While thanking you for giving us a patient hearing, we once again, reiterate that "one more Pension Option" being extended to employees of Public Sector Banks is only an extension of introduction of Pension Scheme in 1993 and hence the proposition incorporated in the separate MOU/Joint Note with NCBE/ AIBOC at that should in all fairness, be incorporated this time also to protect interests of the employees and officers of State Bank of India. Similarly, there is no logic of passing on the incremental cost of Pension on the employees and officers of the SBI since we have a separate scheme of Pension in existence for a long time. 2. We are of the considered view that it is the responsibility of the Indian Banks' Association to convince the Government and obtain its approval and till such time that is done to hold the signing of wage settlement in abeyance. We hardly need to reemphasize that if interests of SBI employees / Officers are not protected, it will not be possible for us to sign the MOU proposed to be recorded today and we will not be bound by any such MOU; if signed by any other person of our organisations. Sd/(S.A. KADRI) GENERAL SECRETARY, NCBE Copy to Sd/(G.D.NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBOC

1) Com. K. S. Shetty, President, AIBOC and 2) Com. L. Balasubramanya, President NCBE for information & necessary action. Dt. 27.11.09

To The Convener, UFBU CAMP : MUMBAI Dear Comrade, PROPOSED MoU WITH IBA ON BIPARTITE AGREEMENT ON SALARY REVISION AND PENSION COST ETC. With reference to our appeal in the UFBU meeting held yesterday at Mumbai and earlier communications with yourself, we would like to inform you that, if UFBU is not taking care of interests of the Employees and Officers of State Bank of India as regards pension cost etc., to be mentioned in the proposed MoU with the IBA, as has been done during 6th Bipartite with AIBOC/NCBE and the IBA, we will be forced to keep ourselves out of the understandings to be reached with the IBA to-day. 2. Hence, we once again request you, in the interest of unity at industry level, to protect the interests of major affiliate of NCBE/AIBOC i.e., State Bank of India. Thanking You Yours Comradely Sd/(S.A. KADRI) GENERAL SECRETARY, NCBE Copy to Sd/(G.D.NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY, AIBOC

1) Com. K. S. Shetty, President, AIBOC and 2) Com. L. Balasubramanya, President NCBE for information & necessary action.

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 E.Mail : [email protected] IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/23 OF 2009 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 12th December, 2009

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 156 dated the 07th December, 2009, the contents of which are self-explicit. With greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary

Circular No. 156

Dated 07.12.2009

INDUSTRY LEVEL NEGOTIATIONS ROLE OF THE INDIAN BANKS' ASSOCIATION

The Indian Banks' Association is a voluntary organization of the Managements of the various banks in the country. The membership consists of the banks in the Private, Public, Co-operative and also Foreign Banks who will be collectively represented by the Indian Banks' Association in all the forums. As this has become very handy in dealing with the industry level issues, the Government has entrusted them with certain onerous responsibilities in the larger interest of the Banking Industry. The IBA also plays a complimentary role as far as the Reserve Bank of India is concerned in taking up the issues of the Managements of all the Banks collectively and also facilitating the dissemination of information, guidelines, policies and programmes of the RBI from time to time. Thanks to the globalisation impact, the IBA has acquired a totally professional approach in dealing with all the matters concerning the Banking Industry in the recent past. The Headquarters which was functioning from the Stadium House, Church Gate, Mumbai was shifted to the World Trade Center to give it a global look and also an aura of highly professional outlook. 2. One of the important tasks entrusted to the Indian Banks' Association was to negotiate with the major unions for reviewing the salary scales from time to time. The IBA has been responsible for discharging this responsibility from the middle of 1960s' in the case of the workmen staff in the Banking Industry and as far as the Officers' fraternity is concerned from the middle of 1980's after introduction of the Pillai Committee Recommendations as the Government wanted that the IBA's maturity and experience will come handy in dealing with the issues connected with the salary revision of Bank Officers' as well. 3. The Managements of the Banks who are members of the Indian Banks' Association have handed over a mandate; so that the representatives of the Indian Banks' Association will be in a position to talk to the unions on behalf of the Managements of the member banks. The mandate is given by each bank with lot of trust on the leadership of the Indian Banks' Association; so that they are able to resolve the issues in a peaceful manner to ensure lasting industrial relationship in all the banks, once a settlement is reached amongst the unions and the Indian Banks' Association. The disputes arising if any, in between are sorted out through dialogue by the representatives of the Unions and the Indian Banks' Association. On behalf of the Officers' fraternity, the unions representing them in the Banking Industry are as follows:AIBOC - 1,94,764.00 AIBOA 24,677.00 INBOC 12,971.00 NOBO 2,854.00 -----------------TOTAL - 2,35,266.00 ------------------

There are 5 Workmen Unions representing the Banking Industry in the country. Names of these unions and the membership enjoyed by them are as follows:AIBEA - 2,25,463.00 NCBE - 1,68,732.00 BEFI 33,136.00 INBEF 9,636.00 NOBW 11,835.00 ------------------TOTAL 4,48,802.00 ------------------4. The Employees and Officers working in State Bank of India are having independent unions for the Award Staff and the Officers of the Bank. There are no rival unions in State Bank of India. The Officers' Federation consists of 84,000 members which includes the members of the Associate Banks (64000 + 20000) and similarly the Workmen Staff are members of the Staff Federation which has over 1,41,000 members. These organisations are affiliated to the All India Bank Officers' Confederation and National Confederation of Bank Employees respectively. Together both these organizations have a total membership of 2,25,000/- which is more than 30% of the total strength of the Banking Industry. 5. The current salary revision was full of disputes, struggles and agitations in the Banking Industry. The major issues flagged during the agitation were a fair wage revision, the 2nd option on Pension to the employees of banks other than State Bank of India, who are governed by a separate superannuation scheme which is in vogue for the last 200 years in the country. The number of strikes which took place in the Banking Industry in hammering out a settlement over the 2nd option on Pension issue, is much more than the number of strikes which were conducted on any other issue. On all these occasions, the performance of the Employees and Officers of State Bank of India as an affiliate of their parent organizations and leading from the front was highly inspiring to others and total. It is mere blackout; when it comes to the strikes in the State Bank group as a whole under the banner of both Federations. Officers, upto SMGS-V have joined the strikes. It was a show of strength and unity in the industry. 6. The unity and solidarity that was exhibited collectively by all the unions enabled the Government to consider the long pending demand of the 2nd option on Pension. In course of negotiations, understandings were reached for sharing the additional cost of 2nd option on Pension by the employees as well. The sharing of the cost of 2nd Option on Pension by the entire workforce in the banks other than State Bank of India and also the incremental cost by all of them again at the time of allocation of the wage load to various heads was a matter of serious negotiations between the UFBU and the IBA. We were always endeavoring to protect the interest of the workforce and insisted that the Management should bear the major portion of the cost as per the convention. 7. The additional cost on account of the Pension Scheme that was borne at the industry level was separately compensated to the employees and officers in State Bank of India during the earlier occasions through negotiations between the Unions and the Management which was known to the IBA and they also had supported such agreements in State Bank of India. During the current negotiations, the IBA wanted to raise the issue of the New Pension Scheme for future recruits in State Bank of India as well. The issue came up as a surprise to the unions in particular the leadership of both the Federations in State Bank of India and when they indicated that there is no question of the issue coming up for discussion in isolation and the entire gamut of the Superannuation Scheme that is prevailing in State Bank of India and the outstanding issues that are still under consideration by the Government will have to be brought to the negotiating table and then only the issue of NPS in SBI can be taken up for discussion. The Chairman of Indian Banks' Association dropped the discussions on this issue and took a plea that there is no need to continue discussions on the issues of superannuation connected with the State Bank of India at the IBA level and hence it was not persisted by them. 8. In the mean time, we requested the UFBU convenor and Chairman of IBA and SBI to insert a protective clause in the MoU at IBA level as regards superannuation and incremental cost of pension to be settle at Bank level as was done during thee previous bipartites. Our Chairman also took up the issue with the IBA and we were informed that interest of SBI employees will be protected, at the time of drawing the MoU. The Convenor of UFBU also assured us that the matter will be resolved amicably. Presidents of AIBOC and NCBE pursued the matter with the IBA and UFBU along with our leadership.

9. Accordingly, at the time of the recording of the Minutes on the salient features and signing of an MOU by the unions - on 27.11.09, the leadership of both the Federations raised certain issues and the need for incorporation of the same in the Minutes. The request of both the Federations was that there is a need to incorporate the arrangement as regards the settlement of the extra cost that the industry as well as the workforce is incurring on account of the 2nd option on Pension and as also the incremental cost on account of salary revision with the employees and officers of State Bank of India since this was the tradition earlier. The representatives also wanted that the issue has to figure in the MOU and the IBA should make these provisions to avoid conflicts at a later date. 10. a) The Federations insisted for such a provision in the MOU for the following reasons:For the first time the IBA wanted to bring the bank level issue of the Superannuation Scheme prevailing in State Bank of India as a part of the MOU and insist the State Bank of India management to fall in line with other banks - which raised suspicion in the minds of both the Federations that a conspiracy is being hatched by the IBA to create industrial relations problem in State Bank of India. The issue of 2nd option was settled as quid-pro-quo at the industry level - wherein the employees will bear a portion of the cost and also will be agreeing for the introduction of New Pension Scheme which was being opposed by the UFBU earlier since the Pension Scheme that was introduced in the Banking Industry for the benefit of all other banks was not an additional benefit, it is in lieu of the Provident Fund and an option was given at the time of the introduction. Hence, it was iniquitous to insist that the existing Pension Scheme should be replaced by the New Pension Scheme - which is going to be handed over to the Private operators. The Federations in State Bank of India were able to get the benefit of the additional cost that the industry incurred at the time of the introduction of the Pension Scheme and also in the subsequent settlements by way of additional benefits as also improvements in the superannuation scheme. The employees and Officers went on joint indefinite strike during April 2006 when the Government and State Bank Management failed to consider the improvements in the superannuation scheme in the 8th bipartite and got the Pension Ceiling and Family Pension ceiling revised since it was not revised for the last 14 years and 20 years respectively. The Steering Committee of the representatives of both the Federations who were holding periodical consultations amongst themselves based on the developments from time to time were of the unanimous view that these issues will have to be discussed and necessary provisions should be made in the MOU in order to avoid the Government as well as IBA backing out subsequently on implementation of the 9th bipartite agreement. It was also felt by the Steering Committee; in view of the fact that both the Federations represent more than 30% of the workforce and 100% of the members in State Bank of India should not be a party to the MOU in case these provisions are not incorporated in order to protect the interest of the employees and officers in State Bank of India.

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11.The leadership of both the Federations also had serious reservations on sharing the incremental cost as indicated by the IBA for the first time during the negotiations. The views of both the Federations were as follows:a) The leadership of the State Bank Federations were opposing the imposing of the incremental cost on the employees from the beginning. Keeping in view of the position of Banks during 7th and 8th bipartite a portion of incremental cost on pension was shared by the employees out of Salary package. These were matters of negotiation on the earlier occasions. When the workforce is already subjected to a huge burden on account of the sharing of cost of 2nd option on Pension; sharing of the incremental cost by the entire workforce in addition at the rate of 23% (10+13) was yet a very crucial blow and would cost around 6% of the wage load thus reducing the wage hike of 17.5% to 11.5%, although it was a better percentage when compared to the last revision. We were insisting for a dialogue on this issue and requested the leadership of the United Forum of Bank Unions that the tradition as regards the sharing of the incremental cost was through a negotiated settlement. The incremental cost at 36% of pay indicated by the IBA is higher, which require verification by our common actuaries. The employees shared during the last occasion to the extent of 19.25% (10+9.25) - it was just one percent over and above the earlier wage settlement (7th Bipartite) that is 18.25% (10+8.25). There was not only scope for negotiation but strong justification for reducing the burden on the workforce through convincing arguments before the IBA.

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The incremental cost was declared to be 36% without any prior discussions at the time of signing of MOU and which came as a rude shock to many of the representatives of the unions. There was no study nor the working to show the need for such a huge provision when there is going to be 100% membership under the Pension in future. The leadership of both the Federations during UFBU meeting held on the evening of 26th November, 2009 wanted a discussion on the subject and were asking for the postponement of the settlement by just a couple of days to enable us to study the impact of these new proposals brought by the IBA. Even the BEFI leadership was also pleading for 3-4 days time to consult the actuary. In case there is stalemate on the issue of sharing of the burden of incremental cost - the issue could be debated with the IBA representatives separately and an amicable solution could be found in case we do not rush through the MOU.

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12. The points were raised in the UFBU and the Convener brushed aside these views and took a stand that there is no question of further debate and the MOU has to be finalized on 27th November, 2009 only. The leadership of both Federations pleaded as follows:a) b) c) that the issue of State Bank of India has to be resolved before concluding the MOU to avoid further complications; the issue of sharing of the incremental cost to the extent of 23% of pay amounts to increase to the extent of 3.75% which will reduce the salary revision percentage considerably. The signing of MOU could be delayed by another two or three days since the advice of the Chairman of State Bank of India and also some of the other senior executives of other banks can be obtained and through their intervention an amicable solution could be reached. At the time of 8th Bipartite when such a stalemate was created - the meeting was adjourned for a short time and the then General Secretary of the Federation who was also the Convener of the UFBU sought an appointment with the Chairman of SBI who had taken over as the Chairman of IBA and convinced him the need for taking a pragmatic view as regards the incremental cost. Ultimately the IBA had to accommodate the sentiments of the unions and the burden was reduced considerably. Thereafter, the meeting resumed and conclusions were reached. The Chairman of IBA had all the time and power to introspect on these aspects and reduce the burden on the employees which he failed to discharge thereby causing a serious damage to the workforce in the Banking Industry.

13.When these pleadings failed to evoke any positive response from our own leadership in the UFBU and also the Chairman of IBA, the representatives of both the Federations served a letter on the Chairman of IBA in their capacity as the General Secretaries of the All India Bank Officers' Confederation and also National Confederation of Bank Employees so that he can understand the intensity of the frustration of a large chunk of the workforce and take a pragmatic view for sorting out the issue. We understand that the Chairman of SBI also requested the Chairman of IBA to defer the MoU for couple of days, to resolve the issue. 14.As incremental cost of pension at 23% of pay, reduced from the wage hike of 17.5%, will be utilised for transferring it to the Pension Fund of the other Banks, in case of SBI employees, incremental cost thus reduced from the wage increase cannot be credited to the Pension Fund of other banks. Therefore, we insisted for a protective clause in MoU at IBA level or at SBI level, simultaneously before finalising the MoU. The request was just overlooked and they went ahead with signing of the MoU. 15.It is most unfortunate that the Chairman of the Indian Banks' Association himself became a party for such a controversy and is reported to have gone to the extent of mentioning to the press as appeared in the Business Line - "We have done our job after signing the wage hike agreement with UFBU and if there is any resentment among the unions of the SBI, which are also part of UFBU, for wage negotiation talks, then they should settle it with their respective management. Infact, representatives of all the nine bank employees unions had signed the MoU and hence the deal is now being considered as a final one. We, at IBA, can't discuss the issue which is between the bank employees and the management of a particular bank, added Nair. However, he also said, they (NCBE and AIBOC) wanted to insert a new clause in the MoU at the eleventh hour which was not possible for us. On the preparedness of the banks to go for the wage hike, Nair said that all the banks have been keeping aside a substantial fund for quite sometime for this purpose and hence it will not be difficult to pay the arrears, which would be accrued since November 1st, 2007". The leadership of both the

Federations are not interested in going into the technicalities of these observations and also the question of the application of the agreement on the Employees and Officers in State Bank of India. We are capable of sorting out the issues through our own organizational strength. But certain fundamental questions need to be addressed by IBA. The major ones are:a. b. c. d. Does the 30% of the workforce and their sentiments do not count for the IBA while dealing with such a sensitive issue; What prevented the IBA Chairman to grant an adjournment and decide the entire issues raised by the unions of State Bank of India and seek the views of the Management of State Bank of India; We are also given to understand that the Government too wanted an amicable settlement with the industry as a whole including State Bank of India; What compelled the Chairman of IBA who had also witnessed a similar situation during the last 2 days strike and was involved in parleys even on 2nd day of strike to reach an amicable settlement without making it an issue of prestige and could bring a settlement, thus helped the CLC to finalise the understandings with UFBU leadership - to be so stubborn abruptly when it became such a matter of importance in the industry and when a request had come from the Management of State Bank of India to sort out the dispute amicably; The membership of IBA consists of all the Banks - when it comes to meet the expenditure of the conduct of the affairs of the IBA, a major share is borne by the Management of State Bank of India - which is contributed out of the profits earned by the employees and Officers in the Banking Industry, but the words of the Chairman of State Bank of India who is Deputy Chairman of IBA as well, do not carry any extra weight.

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16. We strongly feel that the major portion of the blame for the fiasco that has been created in the Banking Industry will have to be borne by the Indian Banks' Association. They are also responsible for creating an earlier confusion in the name of the directives of the Government that the offer was reduced from 17.5% to 13% and forcing the industry to observe 2 days strike which could have been avoided. Now with the MOU, perhaps it would be creating yet another opportunity for the large section of the workforce in the Banking Industry to launch bitter agitation if these injustices are not sorted out by the concerned parties. What is intriguing the leadership of the Federation is that, what was the need for the Chairman of the IBA to rush through the MOU knowing well that there are certain sensitive issues to be sorted out? A little bit of patience would have averted industrial unrest in the Banking Industry. 17. Our attention has been drawn to circular issued by one of the minority unions in the Banking Industry which claims credit for having signed MoU by the retired employees of the Banking Industry and commenting on the stand of the Federations in State Bank of India and also claiming credit for the achievements of the current revision exclusively for themselves. They are happy that they are successful in making IBA and UFBU to sign a MoU on the death anniversary day of their leader. It is ridiculous and insult to a great leader, whose name has been drawn in the unfortunate event. We have no hesitation to proclaim our philosophy that the leadership of the Officers should remain with the serving Officers only. The Bank Officers have an excellent team of leadership at all the levels and there is no need to depend upon those who retired from the banks on superannuation. They are always welcome to give their suggestions and advices. We also have seen the legendary personalities in the Banking Industry. Com.L.V.Subramaniam, the founder of the Bank Officers' movement is from the State Bank of India Officers' Federation, followed by yet another legendary figure Com.R.N.Godbole, whose contributions for strengthening of the Bank Officers' movement is part of the history of our movement. The other iconic figure and a legend who scaled new heights in the last salary revision by removing the age old malady of the discrimination of the neutralisation of dearness allowance and the differentiation in the date of the implementation of the salary revision Com.Shantha Raju, who was the former convener of the UFBU under whose leadership the UFBU achieved new heights of glory, also comes from our own banks. Com. P. Laxminarasiah, Com. Y. Tarakanath and Com. Praful Kumar Patnaik are also from State Bank of India. They trained and inspired hundreds of leaders in State Bank of India to lead our movement and we are proud of the philosophy that they have handed over to us over the last several decades. They are equally capable of taking the frontline in the movement but look at their visionary approach; they not only retired with dignity and grace but also ensured a smooth succession plan in their own organizations. Even now they are at the beck and call of the services of the organization as volunteers but not to claim the leadership and perpetuate the life long stay in the office ignoring the interest of the serving members. We have been

ignoring such vicious campaign against our organization. But now we thought we should respond since it questions the wisdom of our predecessors and their firm belief in the philosophy that they have been advocating so far. It is for the members of those highly capable leaders to ponder over these issues and not to get confused by the statements which their leaders have been making about the indispensability of the retired leaders and the successful signing of the MOU by such leaders. The managements would definitely be comfortable since they can make such leaders to toe the line of the management even if it is at the cost of the interest of the general members. 18. Comrades, we congratulate all of you for showing a tremendous maturity and a sense of commitment towards the Federations. We are conscious of the challenges ahead of us and the detractors who are always ready to have a dig at the workforce of the State Bank of India at every opportunity not only amongst the officials of the Government but also our colleagues in the trade union fraternity. We are collectively capable of resolving all the issues raised by us. We have no quarrel with the State Bank Management nor our colleagues in other banks. But it is for them to ponder over the issues that have been raised in this circular dispassionately and come to their own conclusions. We wish to assure each and every member of the Officers' fraternity that we are interested in their welfare and have struggled in equal measure in ensuring, their demands are met adequately. It is now our turn to get the issue that are relating to SBI exclusively sorted out to our mutual satisfaction. We would have been happy if some of our colleagues had shown a little patience and perseverance so that the interest of the entire workforce in the Banking Industry including that of the State Bank of India could have been resolved in an amicable manner. 19. The Steering Committee took stock of these developments and has demanded an exclusive meeting with the management of State Bank of India to resolve the current impasse. We are happy to inform all our members that the Management has readily responded and has convened a tripartite meeting on the 9th of December 2009 since we had given a dead line of the end of December 2009 to sort out the whole dispute and to come to an amicable settlement with the management of State Bank of India. We are confident that given the maturity and the statesmanship of the executives of State Bank of India - the issue could be resolved in an amicable manner. However, that should not lead to any complacency amongst our rank and file. They have to share these developments with the colleagues from other banks in right perspectives and also make our position clear to them so that there is no confusion in the rank and file of all other banks. We also wish to make it clear that the tripartite meeting is only a beginning to explore the possibilities for resolving the stalemate and reaching an understanding and hence they should be in readiness to jump into action at short notice. With revolutionary greetings,

"OUR UNITY - ZINDABAD"

Sd/-

(G.D. NADAF)

GENERAL SECRETARY

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STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/01 OF 2010 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 12th January, 2010

ANNUAL TRANSFER EXERCISE CPC - 2010

The appropriate authority had approved the note for Annual Transfer circular for the year 2010. Like the past years eligible officers are to apply to the Bank before 31st January 2010. We therefore request all our members to apply well intime so that transfer requests can be considered to the satisfaction of the membership. All members are requested to send an advance copy to the Zonal Committee as well as to the Circle Association in time so that effective follow up can be made by the Association. Our members are requested to go through Bank's Circular No. Cir.DO/HR/55 of 2009-2010 dated the 11th January 2010 meticulously and be guided accordingly. Efforts will be made to complete the CPC exercise before 30th April 2010.

With comradely Greetings. (Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary Members are requested to go through the circular in detailed after downloading from HR site of BBSR Circle i.e. [SBITIMES CIRCLES BHUBANESWAR CIRCLE DEPARTMENT HR OFFICE ORDER Annual Transfer Excercise Circular & Annual Transfer Excercise Application] and submit the applications complete in all respects. In case of compassionate cases additional documents should be enclosed.

Contact Officers (OMRs / CREs) are requested to send their monthly subscriptions of Rs. 100/- per month directly to SBIOA BBSR Circle Association those have yet not contributed. There is no facility for them in HRMS Project to directly deduct from their salary. Members are requested to avail the Transit House facilities of our Association at Bhubaneswar & Puri while paying visits to these centres. Even their family members & friends are most welcome to avail the facility at subsidises rate. Interested members may contact in Association office. Phone - (0674) 2392286. Our Cooperative Society, Cuttack has Transit Houses at Cuttack & Puri. Members, their family members & friends whenever paying visits to such centres are requested to avail this facility. Interested members may contact our Cuttack Office : D. N. Behera - Secretary, Phone - 94370 02039 (M) (0671) 2368114 (Office).

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/02 OF 2010 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 12th January, 2010

GOODBYE 2009 WELCOME 2010 WITH A HOPE FOR THE BEST

The year 2009 was eventful and for our Association it was a year of struggle and sacrifice. While biding goodbye to 2009 it is pertinent on our part to introspect, analyse the events and must take lessons from them to make our association more vibrant and valiant. It is important to mention below the series of activities undertaken by the association in order to safeguard and protect the interests of our members. We like to impress upon our membership that the year 2009 should be seen as a year of events throwing various challenges to the leadership. We have faced the onslaughts of the management with commitment and conviction. Also as per the resolution of our Federation General Council held at Agra in June 2009, we are determined to create large number of empowered cadres through our cadre development programmes who will be ready to take up meaningful activities sincerely and sacrifice their personal comforts for the betterment of our common members as well as image of our mighty Association/Federation/Banking fraternity. Confederation level meetings represented by our Circle General Secretary: 17.01.200931.01.2009 22.04.200917.08.2009 AIBOC AIBOC AIBOC AIBOC Working Committee meeting at Kolkata Working Committee meeting at Kolkata Working Committee meeting at Bangalore working Committee meeting at New Delhi

Federation level meetings represented by our Circle General Secretary and Circle President: 05.02.200919.03.200904.04.200928.04.200920.06.2009 to 22.06.2009 17.08.200929.08.2009Federation Executive Committee meeting at Nagpur Special meeting of Federation at Mumbai Federation Core Committee meeting and meeting with Management at Mumbai Federation Executive Committee meeting and Central Negotiating Council meeting at Kolkata Central Negotiating Council meeting and Federation General Council at AGRA AISBOF and SBISF joint meeting at New Delhi Steering Committee meeting of both Federations on wage revision at Chandigarh.

Federation General Council : The Federation General Council was held at Agra on 20.06.2009. Sri O.P.Bhatt Chairman of State Bank of India was the chief guest of the mega event. Our Circle President, General Secretary, all EC members and Zonal Presidents and Zonal Secretaries of all the three Zonal Committees attended and participated in the said General Council.

Circle General Body Meeting: Our Circle General Body Meeting was held on 01.03.2009 at hotel Swosti Plaza. This mega event was graced by Com. T.N.Goel President, AISBOF and Com. G.D.Nadaf General Secretary, AISBOF and AIBOC. Sri Bhaskar Niyogi G.M. Network-I of SBI, Bhubaneswar Circle was the guest of honour. Other distinguished leaders on the dais were S/Shri S.K.Haldar, G.Muthuswamy, K.N.Vyas, Raman Nigam and S.K.Mukherjee, General Secretary of Bengal, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and North Eastern Circle Association respectively. Around 2500 officers had attended the function. Zonal General Body Meeting: Our Berhampur Zonal Committee had organised their 4th triennial General Body meeting in the ITI Ground, Berhampur on 28.11.2009 in a grand way. Com. S.K.Haldar, General Secretary of Bengal Circle was the Chief Guest and Com Jyoti Bhusan Mohapatra, General Secretary of SBI Staff association, Bhubaneswar Circle was the guest of honour. This mega event was graced by the Circle President Com L.K.Mishra, Circle General Secretary Com Ganesh Chandra Mishra and all the office bearers of the Circle Association along with the EC members. The Zonal President Com B.N.Das and the Zonal Secretary Com. M.R.Das of Bhubaneswar module were present on the occasion. Circle Executive Body Meeting: The Circle Executive Body Meetings were held on 25.01.2009, 20.02.2009, 10.05.2009, 06.09.2009 and 25.10.2009. Zonal Executive Body Meeting: The Zonal Executive Body Meetings were held as mentioned below. Bhubaneswar : Sambalpur : Berhampur : 25.03.2009 and 10.05.2009 18.04.2009 and 11.10.2009 22.03.2009, 13.06.2009, 30.08.2009 & 01.11.2009

District Committee Meeting: To strengthen the Association at the grass root level our District Committees had organised small meetings at small centres along with branch visits. At big centres though district committee General Body Meetings could not be held, members' meets were held as mentioned below. Kalahandi on 15.02.2009, Sundergarh on 23.03.2009, Balasore on 03.05.2009, Koraput on 16.08.2009, Nayagarh on 19.08.2009, Jajpur Road on 26.08.2009, Puri on 29.08.09, Sambalpur on 29.08.2009, Ganjam on 30.08.2009, Sundergarh on 30.08.2009, Balasore on 30.08.2009, Cuttack on 09.09.09, Dhenkanal on 01.11.2009. Phulbani is the lone exception because of continuing unrest in the district. Cadre Development: As per the direction and course design of the Federation our Circle Association had organised training programmes to develop and empower our activists as Cadres at various centres to enable them keeping pace with the rapid and radical changes in our Bank, Banking sector, economy and market situations. The Circle President, General Secretary and a few Office-bearers and EC members are the trainers of the said programmes. The details of such training programmes are as follows: 1. 31.05.2009 at Bhubaneswar-Participants were activists and EC members from Cuttack District, Puri District and Bhubaneswar Zonal Committee Members. The number of participants were 35. 2. 07.06.2009 at Sambalpur- Participated by Sambalpur Zonal Committee EC Members and all the District Committee members and activists of Sambalpur Module. Number of participants were 48. 3. 14.06.2009 at Berhampur- Participated by Zonal Committee EC members, all District Committees EC members and activists of Berhampur Module. Number of participants were 51. 4. 19.07.09 at Balasore- Participated by Balasore District Committee EC members and activists of Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts. Number of participants were 39. Training Programme to become effective Defence counsels: Our Berhampur Zonal Committee had organised a three day workshop on the subject from date 15.05.09 to 17.05.09. The Circle General Secretary and Circle President and other Circle Office-

bearers had attended and participated in the workshop to enthuse as well as enlighten the participants on different aspects. This workshop was fruitful and helpful for the new defence representatives as they all have taken up the job of defence after the workshop most impressively. Felicitations to Newly Promoted OJMs: All most all District Committees had felicitated the newly promoted OJMs of 2009 batch with comradely feelings with an intention to mobilise their membership and to involve the young and willing members urgently but profoundly in the Association activities. The meetings were held at Jajpur Road on 26.08.09, Berhampur on 30.08.2009, Cuttack on 09.09.09 and Baripada on 22.09.2006. MROs and CREs: Efforts are on to bring all the contract officers like MROs and CREs to the main stream i.e. to enrol them as our members and organise them. A sub-committee was formed under the leadership of Com T.C.Mishra, D.G.S. to examine the Service Rules of the Contract Officers and find out the ways and means to protect them and achieve their legitimate rights. In this connection a meeting was also held on 13.06.2009 at Red Cross Bhawan, Bhubaneswar where all the MROs and CREs, Circle Committee and Zonal Committee Office bearers participated. Some of the problems highlighted there are as follows: 1.Their variable pay is not paid in time. 2. Their increments are not paid in time. 3. Extensions of their contracts are neither renewed in time nor automatically. 4. Incentives are not paid in time. 5. Their services are utilized besides contractual ones without monetary compensation and their consents. Circle Negotiating Council meeting: Circle Negotiating Council meeting was held at LHO, Bhubaneswar on 16.01.2009 only. This forum is to meet on a quarterly basis. Network Structured Meeting at Administrative Units: After de-layering of Zonal Offices the structured meetings at the Administrative Units were stopped without any reason. However, after continuous efforts of the Federation, Bank has agreed to start Network Structured Meetings as well as Administrative Unit's Structured Meetings alternatively at quarterly basis at Administrative Units. The meeting of this kind took place at the Administrative Units at Bhubaneswar on 16.12.09, at Sambalpur on 18.12.09, at Berhampur on 30.12.09 and also a structured meeting of Commercial branch, Bhubaneswar (Mid-corporate group) was held on 23.12.2009. All issues relating to our members were discussed across the table and management has assured to take care of the issues. Branch Visit : Office Bearers of Circle Committee, zonal committee and District Committees had paid periodical visits to various branches of the Circle to meet our members to know the problems faced by the members at the branches and steps had been taken to solve their problems at appropriate level. Welfare Activities : Circle Committee and zonal Committees had arranged many welfare activities for the under privileged people of the society and our members. Bhubaneswar Module: 1. Mega Health Check-up Camp on 06.09.09 at Zonal Office, Bhubaneswar for our staff members. 2. Two Personal Computers were donated to Slum School, Bhubaneswar on 15.08.09 3. Distribution of sweets in orphanage, Dumduma, Bhubaneswar.. Berhampur Module: 1.Relief materials to the victims who had lost their house and properties in a massive outbreak of fire at Janpanka, Boudh on 12.03.09. 2. In Thakurani Yatra, Berhampur pure drinking water was provided to around 3000 devotees on 02.05.09. 3. On 15.07.09 Identity Cards were distributed to 100 students of Kalipalli M.E.School, at Kalipali, Ganjam. Strike and Agitation: Due to reduction of offer in our salary revision by IBA from 17.5% to 15% UFBU decided to launch strike on 6th and 7th August 2009. The strike was complete and total in our Circle. The year 2009 witnessed agitation in the circle on account of violation of agreed transfer policy and opening of new branches without adequate infrastructure and minimum component of staff. The following agitational programme was chalked out by the Association and was implemented with full vigour.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Demonstrations in LHO, Module headquarters, RBO headquarters, District headquarters and in front of all scale IV branches on 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 25th May 2009. Work to rule with immediate effect. Boycott all official meetings by office bearers of Association except bipartite meetings. Wearing of black badges w.e.f. 18.05.09 Posturing campaigning w.e.f. 18.05.09 Protest demonstration during lunch time when DGM(NCM)s, DGMs, GMs visit the Modules/ RBO headquarters. The agitational programme was a grand success and with joining of new CGM Sri Shivakumar the issues were addressed and required human touch was given to the Association.

Get-to-gathers: As a very special activity of the Association all the District committees had organised yearly get-to-gathers. Some of them had arranged with their families. Balasore-18.01.09, Cuttack-01.02.09 Puri- 25.01.09,Bolangir-22.11.09, Ganjam-28.11.09, Baripada06.12.09, Sambalpur-13.12.09, Cuttack-20.12.09, LHO- 23.12.09. Farewell on Retirement : During the year 2009, Secretary Finance Sri B.K.Chand, AGS Sri K.L.Rao and EC member Sri Chakradhar Sahu of SBIOA, Bhubaneswar were retired from Bank service. Graceful farewells were given to these dedicated leaders in the meetings organised by the Circle Association and respective Zonal Committees. The contributions made by them were placed on record by the Association. Elections: New Office-bearers and EC members were elected and co-opted to the Circle Association. They are as follows: 1. Sri A.B.Rao elected as the Vice-President 2. Sri A.K.Bishoyi elected as the Secretary, Finance 3. Sri K.K.Mishra elected as Assistant General Secretary 4. Sri S.S.Swain elected as Assistant General Secretary of the Circle Association. Sri G.D.Raulo and Sri A.K.Panda were co-opted as the Circle EC members. E-mail Address: Our Association has registered the e-mail address as [email protected] All our members are requested to communicate to the Association with this address. So the year 2009 was an important year from the organisational point of view and the year laid solid foundation for the young leadership to be groomed for taking up the future challenges. While welcoming 2010 we have taken vow to address the following tasks in our Circle. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. To ensure that all our members will receive their terminal benefits positively on the date of their retirement. To develop brotherly-hood among the members for improving the unity and solidarity in the Circle. To increase the number of welfare activities in the Circle by the Association. To review the present transfer policy for scale-I and scale-II comrades. To ensure transit home facility in the project areas like Jharsuguda, Angul, Barbil, and Joda. To ensure conduct of bipartite meetings in the circle. To make our Association a cadre based organisation.

With Comradely Greetings

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 E.Mail : [email protected] IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/03 OF 2010 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 04th February, 2010

We reproduce hereunder Federation Circular No. 07 dated the 30th January 2010 & Circular No. 08 dated 01.02.2010 with regard to enhancement of Dearness Allowance from 01st February 2010 to 20th April 2010 & improvement in reimbursement of cost of petrol to all JMGS officers and other officers who are taking on certificate basis. With greetings,

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary

Circular No. 07

Dated 30.01.2010

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

The Index Numbers for the quarter ended December 2009 are as under: MONTH INDEX AS PER 2001 SERIES 2009 2009 2009 CONVERSION FACTOR 165 168 169 Average = Difference in excess of 2288 points D.A.paid for the previous quarter on (i.e. 350x4) Difference Increase in number of Slabs = 131.53/4 = INDEX AS PER 1960 SERIES 4.63 x 4.93 4.63 x 4.93 4.63 x 4.93 Total 11458.59/3 3766.27 3834.75 3857.57 11458.59 3819.53 1531.53 1400.00 131.53 32.88

October November December

Accordingly, Dearness Allowance is payable to Officers on 382 (i.e. 350+32) slabs with effect from 01-02-2010 as against 350 slabs for the previous quarter. The rates of Dearness Allowance at various stages of basic pay are furnished overleaf. The rates worked out are as per the industry level scales upto Scale VII including SBI. With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Our members are requested to download the relivant chart from our Federation Website i.e. http://www.aisbof.org

CIRCULAR NO. 8

DATE: 01.02.10

REIMBURSEMENT OF COST OF PETROL TO ALL OFFICERS

One of the issues taken up with the management was to cover and enhance the ceiling on reimbursement of petrol entitlement to all JMGS Officers, including PO's and TO's, irrespective of length of their service or position. The moped category should be clubbed with two wheelers. During the previous review of the conveyance scheme for higher petrol ceilings, monetary ceilings on reimbursement of expenses on certificate basis was not considered by the Management. We took up the matter with the Corporate Centre for the inclusion of the above in the Conveyance Scheme and are happy that, the following improvements are made in the conveyance scheme w.e.f. 01.01.2010 i) All JMGS I officers including PO's and TO's who maintain cars/four wheelers are covered for the entitlement of petrol ceiling irrespective of length of service or position as under: Area I 60 Liters p.m ii) Area II 55 Liters p.m Other Centers 50 Liters p.m

All officers including PO's and TO's owning two wheelers, including moped, the entitlement is enhanced as under: Area I Area II Other Centers 50 Liters P.M. 45 Liters P.M. 40 Liters P.M.

iii) Monetary Ceilings on reimbursement of expenses to those maintaining vehicle and claim expenses on certificate basis: Category of Officers (A) Area I Revised limit Area II Revised limit Other Centres Revised limit Rs.(p.m) Rs. (p.m) CAR OWNERS Rs.(p.m)

SMGS IV & V MMGS III MMGS II JMGS I (B) OWNERS OF TWO WHEELERS

iv)

1770 1560 1360 1770 1560 1360 1425 1360 1150 770 980 870 All Categories of Officers irrespective of grade 770 870 980

Officers' not maintaining vehicles and using Public transport and claiming reimbursement on certificate basis: Monetary ceilings on reimbursement of conveyance expenses incurred on hired conveyance for all Officers (including PO's and TO's) irrespective of their length of service has been revised as under:

Category of Officers

SMGS IV & V MMGS II & III JMGS - I

Existing Limit Rs. (p.m)

960 785 610

Revised limit Rs. (p.m)

1160 935 710

2. Comrades, the above improvement in the conveyance scheme will cover all officers under petrol reimbursement, irrespective of length of service or position and also enhancement in ceilings of conveyance expenses on certificate basis. 3. The Affiliates/Members are requested to take note of the improvements. With greetings, Sd/(G.D. NADAF) GENERAL SECRETARY

Contact Officers (OMRs / CREs) are requested to send their monthly subscriptions of Rs. 100/- per month directly to SBIOA BBSR Circle Association those have yet not contributed. There is no facility for them in HRMS Project to directly deduct from their salary.

STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, ORISSA

B H U B A N E S W A R C I R C L E C/o. State Bank of India Local Head Office, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg., Bhubaneswar - 751001 Telephone : 2392286 Fax :0674-2390785 E.Mail : [email protected] IP Phone No. : 650077

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CIRCULAR NO. SUP/04 OF 2010 TO ALL MEMBERS (PLEASE CIRCULATE)

Date : 03rd, March 2010

CO-OPTION/ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS/E.C. MEMBERS SAMBALPUR ZONAL COMMITTEE/BERHAMPUR ZONAL COMMITTEE

The Sambalpur Zonal Committee in its meeting held on 26.02.2010 unanimously elected Com. Lalit Kumar Mishra, Commercial Branch, Sambalpur as President of Sambalpur Zonal Committee in place of Sri Arabinda Kumar Mishra, retired on 31st January 2010. Com. Shantanu Kumar Mishra was co-opted as a member of the Sambalpur Zonal Committee and was unanimously elected as Zonal Secretary of Sambalpur Zonal Committee after superannuation of Com. A.K. Hota from 1st May 2010. The Zonal Committee meeting was held in presence of the President, General Secretary, Organising Secretary and the Zonal Secretary, Bhubaneswar Zonal Committee. All the 5 District Secretaries of Sambalpur Module were present in the meeting. Circle Committee office bearers and members Sarvashri K. K. Mishra, Asst. General Secretary, Santanu Kumar Mishra and Saubhagya Panda were also present in the meeting. All have assured the General Secretary to maintain unity and solidarity of the Association. The newly elected President and the Zonal Secretary were introduced to the Asst. General Manager (Admn.) and Regional Manager (Region-II) of Sambalpur Module by the Circle Committee President and the General Secretary. 2. The Executive Committee of Berhampur Zonal Committee in its meeting held on 21.02.2010 at

Berhampur has co-opted Com. P. Rambabu, SBLC, Gopalpur-on-sea, Com. Santosh Kumar Mishra, Phulbani Branch, Com. B.P.K. Prusty, RBO, Berhampur as executive members unanimously in place of Sri S. N. Pradhani, Sri Udayanath Behera and Sri S. P. Panigrahi who have since been transferred to other module. Com. Malaya Kumar Mund, E.C. member was also co-opted as Vice-President of Berhampur Zonal Committee. 3. Sri Arun Kumar Behera, Regional Business Office, Phulbani has been co-opted as President of

Phulbani District Committee in place of Shri Majira Pradhan since transferred to Kalahandi Region. 4. The telephone numbers of the newly co-opted/elected office bearers are appended below for information of the members. SAMBALPUR ZONAL COMMITTEE : 1. Com. Lalit Kumar Mishra 2. Com. Shantanu Kumar Mishra Zonal President, Zonal Secretary, 9437074798 9437344966

BERHAMPUR ZONAL COMMITTEE : 1. Com. Malay Kumar Mund 2. Com. P. Rambabu 3. Com. Santosh Ku. Mishra 4. Com. B.P.K. Prusty PHULBANI DISTRICT COMMITTEE : 1. Com. Arun Ku. Behera District President, 9437151731 Zonal Vice-President, Zonal E. C. Member, Zonal E. C. Member, Zonal E. C. Member 9937625486 9438852441 9437357325 9437570032

All the members of the Circle Executive Committee, Zonal Presidents, and Zonal Secretaries conveyed their greetings and best wishes to the newly elected office bearers on 28.02.2010 in the Circle Executive Committee Meeting. With comradely greetings.

(Ganesh Ch. Mishra) General Secretary

Annual General Body Meeting of the Association is on 21st March 2010 at Hotel Swosti Premium at 10 A.M. All our members are requested to attend.

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