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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Higher HRA For Some Towns And Cities

Ministry of Finance, Government of India, vide its letter No. 2/5/2014-E.II [B] dated 21st July 2015, informed that the reclassification of Town/Cities based on Census 2011 have been carried out. The details of reclassification are as under:

[i] As per the reclassification, “PUNE” in Maharashtra State has been upgraded to MAJOR “A” area.

 [ii] Extension of HRA to
- Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and ...
Gurgaon at par with Delhi.
- Panchkula at par with Chandigarh

 [iii] Area I coverage to Jalandhar, Shillong, Goa and Port Blair.

 [iv] New Cities added to Area I

LIST OF ADDITION OF NEW CITIES/TOWNS TO AREA-1 AS PER
CENSUS 2011

1 ANDHRA
PRADESH/TELANGANA
Vijayawada (UA), Warangal(UA),
Guntur (UA) Nellore (UA)

 2 ASSAM Guwahati (UA)

 3 CHANDIGARH Chandigarh (UA)

 4 CHATTISGARH Durg – Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur(UA)

 5 GUJARAT Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA),Bhavnagar (UA)

 6 JAMMU &KASHMIR Srinagar (UA), Jammu (UA)

 7 JHARKHAND Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad(UA), Ranchi (UA) Bokaro Steel City (UA)

 8 KARNATAKA Belgaum(UA), Hubli – Dharwad(M Corpn), Mangaloe (UA),
Mysore (UA), Gulbarga (UA)

 9 MADHYA PRADESH Gwalior (UA), Jabalpur (UA),Ujjain (M.corpn)

 10 MAHARASHTRA Amravati (M.corpn), Aurangabad(UA), Nashik (UA), Bhiwandi
(UA), Solapur (M.Corpn),Kolhapur (UA), Vasai- Virar City (M Corpn), Malegaon (UA)
Nanded- Waghala (M.Corpn) Sangli (UA)

 11 ODISHA Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneshwar (UA), Raurkela (UA)

 12 PUNJAB Amirtsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA),

 13 RAJASTHAN Bikaner (MCorpn), Jodhpur (UA), Kotal (M Corpn), Ajmer (UA)

 14 TAMIL NADU Salem (UA), Tirupur (UA), Erode (UA), Tiruchirapalli (UA)

 15 UTTARPRADESH Moradabad (M.Corpn), Meerut (UA), Aligarh (UA), Bareilly
(UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur (UA), Saharanpur (M. Corpn), Firozabad (NPP), Jhansi (UA)

 16 UTTARAKHAND Deharadun(UA)

 17 WEST BENGAL Asansol (UA), Siliguri(UA),Durgapur (UA)



ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
Circular Letter No.5/VI/2015
August 6, 2015
 
 
 
To:
ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES
 
 
Comrades,
 
Ø     THE WOLF IS AT THE DOORSTEP
Ø       JOBS AND JOB SECURITY ARE AT STAKE
Ø        ATTEMPTS TO PRIVATISE THE BANKING SECTOR IS ONE OF THE MAIN AGENDA OF THE GOVT.
Ø        ONWARD MARCH TO 2ND SEPTEMBER ALL INDIA STRIKE ACTION
 
The 11 CTUs viz., BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF along with All India Federations of Banks, Insurance, Defence, Railways, Central/State Government Employees and other Service establishments conducted a National Convention of workers on 26th May 2015 at Malvankar Hall, Delhi.  AIBOA was represented by Com.Alok Khare, Vice Chairman, Com.S.S.Shishodia, President, Com.M.A.Srinivasan, Deputy General Secretary, Com.Sanjay Khan, Joint Secretary besides the undersigned.
 
2.         The National Convention adopted a declaration listing out the following demands.
 
            i]          Control the Price Rise
            ii]         Contain the unemployment
            iii]        Strict implementation of Labour Laws
            iv]        Halt the mass scale contractualisation
            v]         Ensure minimum wage of not less than Rs.15000/-
            vi]        Extend Universal social security benefits
            vii]       Pension for all including unorganised workers
            viii]      Compulsory registration of TUs within 45 days
            ix]        Immediate ratification of ILO convention 87 and 98
            x]         Halting the the FDI in Defence /Railways / Insurance
            xi]        Attempts to disinvest the Government equity in Public Sector Banks
                        xii]       Attack on agriculturists through Land acquisition bill promulgamated
through ordinance…… etc.,
 
3.         As on date, there are 44 Labour Laws.  Massive exercises are already afoot to bunch the same into 5 distinct ones encompassing, wages, Industrial Relations, Social Security, Safety and Employment.  At present, there is no need to have the official sanction where the establishment is engaging 100 members to close down now it is proposed to enhance the number of workers to 300.  Where an establishment is employing less than 40, they are not to comply with the existing labour laws.  The cabinet has approved to employ children below 14 years of age to work after school hours in family enterprises or the entertainment Industry
 
4.         As far as our Industry is concerned “Gyan Sangam” meet at Pune in the first week of January 2015, clearly signalled the desire and decision of the Government to bulldoze the plan of consolidation and various working groups have been appointed to role out the blueprints to achieve their targets.  The then IBA Chairman prior to his appointment as one of commissioner in CVC, present the blue print on “Bank consolidation” too.  The working groups are already on the job to take our Industry to the path of partial/full privatisation mode.
 
5.         AIBOA, the second largest organisation of Bank Officers , also decided to present the issue of non implementation of understandings in the matter 2nd / 4th Saturdays and also the right of representation of AIBOA affiliate Units in the individual Banks level, as our issues.
 
OUR PAST SPEAKS FOR OUR COMMITMENT:
 
6.         Our organisation known for its steadfast approach in identifying with the struggling masses did participate in the two days strike on 20-21 February 2013, along with other constituents of UFBU.
 
Having sensed the moves of the Government,  as anti labour and anti peoples and Bank officers can not remain aloof, apart and away from the common struggles of the workers decided in the CC held at Mumbai to observe the “2nd September 2015 Strike”, along with other organisations.
 
v                                   Jobs and Job Security are at Stake
 
v                                                                  Hence move collectively to observe the strike on 2nd September 2015 without any deviation.
 
Yours comradely,
  
/S.NAGARAJAN/
GENERAL SECRETARY

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