Fixation of Salary of Central Para Military Personnel in Banks – 11th Bipartite Settlement Charter of Demands
1. Removal of anomalies in wage fixation of Central Para Military Personnel joining Bank :
Extension of benefit of Pay Fixation to the Officers, who joined in the Bank from Central Armed Police Forces /Para-Military Forces/ State Police,which mean Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo – Tibet Border Police (ITBP), SashastraSeemaBal (SSB) and State Police etc. in accordance with the guideline issued by Government of India time to time in the matter.
Before 2005, a majority of Officers from Defence Forces (which includes Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy) are joining in the bank in the specialised cadre whereas; few Officers from Central Armed Police Forces / Para-Military Forces/ State Police are joining at that time. After 2005, there is a transition change in the above scenario on the wake of better re-settlement facility arranged/provided by Director General Resettlement (DGR) to the Officers of Defence forces in the Public /Private sectors and due to lagging behind wage settlements at subsequent stages as compared to PSU/Central/Private sectors. And accordingly, theses officers preferred joining the Institution, other than the Public Sector Banks (PSB), where they get better remuneration and other benefits. Therefore, the gap has been filled up by the officers from Ex Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) Officials and now majority of the officers working in the PSB banks in the specialized cadre of Security (Security Officers) are from CAPF only.
However, it is observed that despite the appropriate Government direction, these Officers have been denied their legitimate right of Pay Fixation in the same line as the Officers from Defence Forces are/were getting after joining the Bank.
The relevant guideline is re-iterated hereunder:
Banking Division,Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India, has th issued direction vide F.No-201/3/85-SCT(B) dated 14 October 1985 and the same was compiled and published in the year 1992 by Indian Banks’ Association, Mumbai under“Compendium of Government Guidelines in the matter of Re-Employment, Pay Fixation etc. of Ex-Servicemen in Public Sector Banks” (copy of relevant guideline enclosed). The extracts of the guideline published by the IBA under reference is given hereunder:
“With effect from 1st November, 1984 those officers, not below the rank of Inspector of Police/Company Commander or equivalent rank, who have been appointed in the specialised cadres in the banks in the lowest scale of pay of officers i.e. Junior Management Grade Scale I, may be granted advance increments equal to the completed years of service rendered by them in the Police/Armed Police/ Para-Military Force on a basic pay. The Services rendered by these Officers in the ranks/posts below of Inspector of Police/Company Commander or equivalent will not be counted for this benefit.
The Services of these officers for this benefit will only be counted from the date of their appointment/promotion in the rank of Inspector of Police/Company Commander or equivalent rank/post in the Police/Armed Police/Para-Military Force.”
2. Introduction of Senior – Junior Check Off for Ex-Servicemen Employed in Banks :
The wage fixation of Ex-Servicemen who has retired from Military and on joining PSBs is based on the last pay drawn by them from Military. This has led to an anomaly in which salary of Ex-Servicemen who are already in the service of the Bank becomes much less compared to to an EX-Servicemen who joins the Bank much afterwards due to enhancements in wages on account of implementation subsequent Pay Commission Reports during the intervening period between the retirement dates of both these Ex- Servicemen. Such anomalies are addressed in Central Govt. Through a mechanism called Senior – Junior check Off. Under Senior – Junior Check off, the wages of a senior will be re-fixed to ensure that his salary will be more than the salary fixed for a junior joining the same post. This ensures that the salary of a Senior will be always higher than the salary of a junior. We demand that Senior – Junior Check off on similar lines to be implemented in PSBs to address this anomaly presently existing in PSBs.
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