Read what Mr. Raghvendra Mishra writes in Facebook
Hon'ble FM Mr Chidambaram has found a big group of Bonded Labourers in Public Sector Banks and it is why he has issued instructions to implement ambitious Cash Transfer Scheme of GoI. Mr Chidambaram is well aware about the social commitments of Public Sector Banks in India. He is also aware of the fact that these banks are good profit making enterprises despite all sort of conscious attempts to destroy these institutions in the name of globalization and many other policies started by Hon'ble PM Dr Manmohan Singh Ji as FM and meticulously pursued by Mr Chidambaram.
The salary settlement is overdue; demand are before Govt. but it there is no movement forward. This was an a sector which was joined by people employed in Higher Education, other PSUs and Provincial Services in seventies and eighties but now a days officers are leaving their job to switch to group 3 jobs in Central & State Govt.
Bank employees have developed an image of a child who obeys all the orders and if in any case fails to comply a single, liable to be grilled/ scolded as he is most irresponsible one. The expectations from our customers are growing rather rocketing. The infrastructure at the branches is in miserable state. New blood is not staying. The average age of Bank Employees is going upward and the average earning/ salaries is comparatively going down, average working hours are 9 to 11 hours every day.
In this situation, whether our trade unions are ready to exert pressure on Govt. to achieve an honorable salary settlement for bank employees. I firmly believe that trade unions will join hands for the cause of Bank employees. All the organizations must join hand. This is the call of the hour. Lip service should be avoided. Blame game has already has damaged bank employees cause. We are required to perform like engineers and paid like mechanics, work like mason but paid like unskilled labourer.
We must not implement Cash Transfer Scheme unless our salary concern is not taken care of properly; regulated working hours and time bound promotion as operational in ONGC and many other PSUs.
What do you think? Please express your proper views in favour or against.