SBI PENSIONERS' ASSOCIATION BENGAL CIRCLE WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR WEBSITE.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS :
1. OUR OWN WEBSITE, www.sbipabc.hpage.com IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL WEBSITE AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF OUR ASSOCIATION TO CIRCULATE NEWS AND VIEWS ON BEHALF OF OUR ASSOCIATION.
2. OUR NEW E MAIL ID ( AFTER THE CLOSURE OF THE ERSTWHILE ID ON INDIATIMES.COM) IS firstname.lastname@example.org. PENSIONERS MAY SEND THEIR MAILS TO THIS E MAIL ID, OR POST THEIR MESSAGES ON THE 'READERS WRITE HERE" PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. WE URGE PENSIONERS TO UTILIZE THESE OPPORTUNITIES, MORE AND MORE.
A SMALL NOTE ON THE CONTINUOUSLY CHANGING MASTHEAD OF OUR WEBSITE. WE HAVE CONSCIOUSLY BEEN CHANGING IT PERIODICALLY, FOR THE SAKE OF MAKING THE WEBSITE VISUALLY DYNAMIC AND ATTRACTIVE. THE CURRENT MASTHEAD USED, SYMBOLIZES THE DELICATE CARE AND LOVE NEEDED TO BE SHOWN TO OUR BELOVED ASSOCIATION IN ORDER TO TAKE IT AHEAD. WE WELCOME COMMENTS ON THE CHANGING MASTHEAD AND ALSO THE CURRENT DESIGN.
2. AS THIS PAGE IS THE ONE WHICH GREETS THE VIEWERS, WHEN THEY VISIT OUR WEBSITE, WE HAVE DECIDED THAT WE SHALL UPLOAD ON THIS PAGE TOO, SOME OF THE VERY IMPORTANT NEWS ALREADY UPLOADED IN THE PAGE "STOP PRESS". THIS WILL ENABLE VIEWERS TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND CURRENT NEWS, ON THE OPENING PAGE ITSELF, WITHOUT HAVING TO OPEN ANY OTHER PAGE.
PROPOSAL FOR SETTING UP A SENIOR CITIZEN'S HOME CUM TRANSIT LODGE FOR OUR PENSIONERS.
WE HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF REQUESTS FROM OUR MEMBERS, MAINLY IN THE DISTRICTS, TO SET UP SUCH A HOME, SO THAT THOSE VISITING KOLKATA EITHER ON HOLIDAY, OR FOR MEETINGS, OR FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, CAN AT LEAST HAVE A ROOF ABOVE THEIR HEADS, TEMPORARILY, AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FOR HOTELS AT HIGH COST. SUCH A LODGE CAN FUNCTION AS A PERMANENT/SEMI PERMANENT SENIOR CITIZEN'S HOME, AS WELL AS A TRANSIT HOME.
IDEALLY, IT SHOULD BE A SELF SUSTAINING HOME, AND RUN ON A NO PROFIT NO LOSS BASIS. IF SOME OF OUR MEMBERS LIVING IN KOLKATA OR IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF KOLKATA, HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL ROOMS WITH TOILETS WHICH CAN BE UTILIZED FOR THIS PURPOSE, AT A REASONABLE COST, WE CAN START THE FACILITY IN A SMALL WAY, IMMEDIATELY. WE MAY EVEN TAKE UP A SMALL FLAT WITH A FEW ROOMS, AT A LOW COST, AND RECOVER THE COST FROM THOSE UTILIZING THE FACILITY. WE INVITE RESPONSES FROM PENSIONERS, TO THIS IDEA, BOTH FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF AVAILING OF SUCH FACILITY, AS WELL AS FROM THE PERSECTIVE OF GIVING US THE WHEREABOUTS OF SUCH ACCOMMODATION IN OR AROUND KOLKATA.
SUPREME COURT CASE
UPDATE AS ON 24TH JANUARY, 2013.
OUR CASE HAS NOW BEEN POSTED FOR HEARING ON 19TH FEBRUARY, 2013. WE HAD HOPED THAT THE MATTER WOULD BE DISPOSED ON 9TH JANUARY, 2013. THE SENIOR JUDGE IN THE 2 JUDGE BENCH, SHRI D K JAIN RETIRED ON 24TH JAN, 2013 AND HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LAW COMMISSION. THE BENCH WILL BE RECONSTITUTED. WE SHALL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE OUTCOME, ON 19TH FEBRUARY, 2013.
UPDATE AS ON 19.02.2013
THE CASE WAS HEARD IN SUPREME COURT TODAY. OUR FEDERATION'S ARGUMENTS IN FAVOUR OF THE WRIT PETITION, WERE HEARD. THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA WAS GIVEN ONE WEEK'S TIME TO SUBMIT THEIR ARGUMENTS IN OBJECTION, ON THE NEXT DATE OF HEARING, VIZ. 26.02.2013. WE ARE HOPEFUL OF A POSITIVE OUTCOME. WE APPEND BELOW AN EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT ON THE CASE AS UPLOADED IN THE WEBSITE OF SUPREME COURT.
ITEM NO. 12 COURT NO.6 SECTION X
UPDATE OF SUPREME COURT CASE AS ON 27.02.2013
THE CASE WAS HEARD TODAY (27.02.2013). AFTER HEARING THE COUNSEL FOR THE GOVT. OF INDIA, THE COURT ORDERED THAT THE CASE BE TAKEN UP BY A HIGH COURT FOR DISPOSAL WITHIN 4 MONTHS, AS SUPREME COURT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO ENTERTAIN SERVICE MATTER CASES DIRECTLY. OUR FEDERATION HAS, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS CHOSEN DELHI HIGH COURT. NO FRESH PETITION OR AFFIDAVITS BY EITHER SIDE WILL BE NECESSARY, AND THE CASE WILL BE DISPOSED OF BY DELHI HIGH COURT ON A PRIORITY BASIS. WE ARE AWAITING FURTHER DETAILS AND THE EXACT ORDER WHICH WILL BE UPLOADED IN THE WEBSITE OF SUPREME COURT, AND THEREAFTER WE SHALL UPLOAD THE SAME IN OUR WEBSITE.
WE REQUEST MEMBERS TO REMAIN HOPEFUL OF AN EARLY DISPOSAL OF OUR PETITION.
UPDATE AS ON 2ND APRIL, 2013 :
OUR FEDERATION DULY APPEARED AT THE DIVISION BENCH OF DELHI HIGH COURT, BUT THE OTHER RESPONDENTS FAILED TO APPEAR. NOTICES WERE SERVED ON ALL, TO APPEAR ON THE NEXT DATE 23RD APRIL 2013. LET US HOPE FOR THE BEST.
AN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PENSION SLIP AND INVESTMENT DECLARATION :
AS YOU ARE ALL AWARE, PENSIONERS ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE HRMS SITE, AS ALSO THE CPPC SITE FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS. THE BANK HAS OPENED AN EXPERIMENTAL SITE, (https://www.sbi.co.in/sbipension/user.htm) WHERE PENSIONERS MAY REGISTER AS NEW USERS AND GENERATE PENSION SLIPS AND ALSO SUBMIT INVESTMENT DECLARATIONS. ALTERNATIVELY, THEY MAY VISIT THE PENSION PAYING BRANCHES AND SEEK THEIR HELP.
GUIDELINES FOR USE OF SBI PORTAL FOR PENSIONERS
(As contributed by a fellow pensioner from Patna, Shri Anil Saxena)
Please 'click' in the link 'New User' given at the bottom . After clicking 'New User' link, you will see the instruction on the left hand of opened page- Enter the 'user details'.Pl fill it carefully after taking into account the instruction given therein especially for entering your provident fund index number. After submitting the information(by clicking 'submit' button given below you will get confirmation message for successful submission.
Now you will get a message SMS) on your mobile(number provided by)wherein you will get the "Password" from the Bank. Please write down this Password with you for 'initial' use only.
3. Please fill in the required information (including the password provided to you on your mobile)and submit it. Now, you will see the web page containing request to you for choosing your 'own' password, which should be different from those which were already being used/changed earlier by you(when you were using HRMS portal).Pl follow the instructions meticulously for choosing your new password and remember the same for future use.
After first login, you will find two links - (1)View Pension slip - (2)Input Investment
You are now ready to use Banks Pensioners Portal.
If still you are unable to open or not Internet savy, visit your pension paying Branch, they will do it for you in their pensioners portal, which they use for State/Central Govt pensioners.
ABOUT OUR WEBSITE
THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN CREATED, IN ORDER TO FULFIL THE INCREASING EXPECTATIONS OF OVER 14,000 PENSIONERS AND FAMILY PENSIONERS OF STATE BANK OF INDIA, (INCLUDING THOSE OF IMPERIAL BANK OF INDIA),DRAWING PENSION FROM BRANCHES IN BENGAL CIRCLE. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PENSIONERS OF THE BANK ALL OVER INDIA, IS ABOUT 1,20,000.
THE STATE BANK OF INDIA PENSIONERS' ASSOCIATION IS REGISTERED UNDER W.B. SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION, STARTS WITH ORDINARY MEMBERS (ASSOCIATE MEMBERS, WHO ARE THE LIVING SPOUSES OF MEMBERS, DO NOT HAVE VOTING RIGHTS) WHO ELECT UNIT COMMITTEES. THESE UNIT COMMITTEES ARE FORMED AT BRANCHES OR FOR CLUSTER OF BRANCHES, HAVING SIZABLE NUMBER OF MEMBERS. ABOVE THIS TIER, IS THE DISTRICT COMMITTEE WHICH OVERSEES THE FUNCTIONING OF THE UNITS. THE ZONAL COMMITTEES (THERE ARE 5 SUCH, IN BENGAL CIRCLE) ARE LOCATED AT THE ZONAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE BANK, AND THEY GUIDE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNIT COMMITTEES AND DISTRICT COMMITTEES.
FINALLY, AT THE CIRCLE LEVEL, THERE IS THE GOVERNING BODY, ELECTED TO OFFICE FOR TERMS OF 3 YEARS, BY GENERAL MEMBERS, WHICH GOVERNS THE FUNCTIONING OF THE ASSOCIATION FROM ITS OFFICE AT THE LOCAL HEAD OFFICE OF THE BANK.
THE ASSOCIATION HOLDS REGULAR MEETINGS AT BRANCHES AND OTHER OFFICES OF THE BANK, AND ALSO ASSISTS THE BANK MANAGEMENT TO HOLD PENSIONERS' MEETS, SO THAT PENSIONERS CAN SPEAK OUT AND ALSO HEAR THE VIEWS OF THE BANK AS ALSO THEIR OWN ASSOCIATION FUNCTIONARIES. A BULLETIN IS PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATION, PERIODICALLY, FOR INFORMING THE MEMBERS ABOUT THE LATEST ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION, DEMANDS DISCUSSED AND NEGOTIATED WITH THE BANK MANAGEMENT, STATUS OF COURT CASES, ETC. MEMBERS' VIEWS ARE ALSO PUBLISHED IN THE BULLETIN.
IT WAS HOWEVER BEING FELT THAT A WEBSITE OF THE ASSOCIATION NEEDED TO BE INTRODUCED, SO THAT MEMBERS COULD REMAIN INFORMED ON AN ONGOING BASIS, EVEN IF THEY COULD NOT ATTEND ANY MEETING, OR VISIT ANY OF THE ASSOCIATION OFFICES. WE SHALL UPLOAD ALL RELEVANT NEWS CONCERNING THE INTERESTS OF PENSIONERS OF THE BANK, ON AN ONGOING BASIS. WE WELCOME THE VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS (INCLUDING CRITICISM) ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE. WE DEDICATE THIS WEBSITE TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR BELOVED ASSOCIATION.