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MENINO FURTADO wrote at 29-04-2016 01:15:

 New Mediclaim Policy A
I understand that SBIREMBS has not yet migrated into Policy A of the New Mediclaim Scheme. Any idea when this will take place ? Regards & good wishes to all.
 
Comment: REMBS was first supposed to migrate from 1st April, then 16th April, to Mediclaim policy A. There is still no concrete information from corporate centre in this regard.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 28-04-2016 23:46:

 W.P(C)1875/2013
AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT ABOVE NOTED COURT CASE IS MOVING SMOOTHLY FROM JANUARY,2016 AND SUCH LONG ADJOURNMENT DOES NOT TOOK PLACE DURING 2016 AND ALL THE PENSIONERS ARE HOPEFUL THAT VERDICT BY THE COURT WILL COME SOON BUT NOW THERE IS UNCERTAINITY OF SOON VERDICT AND ALSO THERE IS FEAR IN THE MINDS OF THE READERS/PENSIONERS, I THINK THIS IS THE REASON THAT THEY ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
K.R.SAINI
 
Comment: We share your apprehensions but are hopeful of early justice.

Harishchandra Varma wrote at 28-04-2016 18:13:

 DHC case no. 1875 / 2013
respected Web Manager ,
Even after lapse of 03 days , we are not aware of the proceedings dated 26/04/2016 at DHC. Why Hon'ble Court has fixed date of hearing after 03 months . Our esteemed federation leaders should feel duty bound to apprise the important developments of the case from our advocates .Our federation leaders are associated with SBIPABC also . Pl don't disappoint your fellow pensioners whose ultimate source of information is only you through Fed. They donot Differenciate between PABC and FED .

In the meantime , it is heartening to note that our Fed Leaders including Mr Bannerjee , Mr. Ramash Babu , Mr S Shantaraju have met as a delegation of CBPRO and met Shri Arun Jaitly FM . Shri Jawdekar and Shri B Dattatreya Ministers and apprised them the problems of the bank retirees/ pensioners . Let us hope some good developments .
 
Comment: We have furnished whatever authentic information was available with us. The intervening period of 3 months, includes the long summer vacation in Delhi High Court. We shall upload further information on Federation affairs and Court matters only when we have authentic information with authority to publish them.

V Subbaraj wrote at 28-04-2016 02:44:

 Payment of interest on commutation amount paid on 22/03/2016 Bangalore circle
Dear Commarade, the response requested is not the reply I got. I am aware the reasons for _ve arrears. I only saught the status of development with regards to payment of interest on commutation difference or refund of interest recovered by the bank 35 EMI which includes interest factor. I was informed vide your earlier post that you donot have the concrete or authentic information. The comments by treasurer nanded is not appropriate. Please apprise even if the result not in favour of pensioners and we can stop referring the issue often.
Thanks & Regards
V.Subbaraja Retd CM
Bangalore Circle
28/04/2016
 
Comment: This was our initial response. We have tried to clarify why the same issue had not arisen in the earlier instances of revision of pension.
We shall revert on the "interest" aspect, later.

SHYAMAL KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA wrote at 28-04-2016 02:04:

 Non Recpt. of Mediclaim i card (REMBS Scheme B)
I submitted my application 08-02-2016 from Barrackpur Branch(code0029), where I maintain my pension A/c.An amount of Rs.10,632/- was realized from my a/c on that date and a receipt of ackn.was handed to me.I have not yet received any Insurance document/cards etc.I request our Assocn to kindly take up with authorities of the Bank.My P.F Indx.1156756. With thanks.
 
Comment: Please retain the acknowledged application as proof of your insurance cover, till such time that the ID cards are received by you. You are covered from 16.02.2016, and you may submit domicilliary treatment bills for reimbursement of expenses incurred from this date.

SHYAMAL KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA wrote at 28-04-2016 01:55:

 Non Recpt. of Mediclaim i card (REMBS Scheme B)
I submitted my application from Barrackpur
(code0029), where I maintain my pension A/c.An amount of Rs.10,632/- was realised from my a/c on that date and a recipt of ackn.was handed to me.I have not yet received any Insurance document/cards etc.I request our Assocn to kindly take up with authorities of the Bank.My P.F Indx.1156756
 
Comment: Please retain the acknowledged copy of the application, and keep in touch with the TPA. You have not mentioned the date of transaction. You will get your ID cards soon. Till such time, please use the acknowledged application as proof.

Jagadish Chandra Saha wrote at 27-04-2016 23:42:

 Delhi High Court Case No WP 1875/2013
DEAR WEB MANAGER,

I HAD NEVER HURLED ANY HARSH WORDS ON THIS WEB SIGHT. BUT I CANNT RESIST MYSELF NOW.
2. SO MANY PENSIONERS ARE ANXIOUSLY WANTING TO KNOW THE FATE OF THE CASE IN DELHI HIGH COURT. WHAT HAPPENED ON 26TH APRIL. YOU SIMPLY SAY IT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL 28.07.2016. YOU SAY YOU WILL APPRISE AFTER YOU GET INFORMATION FROM FEDERATION. THIS IS RIDICULOU .
3. DONT YOU FEEL THAT AS WEB MANAGER OF PENSIONERS'ASSOCIATION IT IS YOUR BOUNDEN DUTY TO ASCERTAIN THE FACTS FROM ADVOCATES, DELHI CIRCLE FEDERATION REPRESENTATIVE AND LET MEMBERS KNOW ? YOUR GENERAL SECRETARY IS FEDERATION PRESIDENT.ALSO QUITE A FEW OFFICE BEARERS ARE THERE.YOU WILL NOT DO WHAT YOU OUGHT TO DO. YOU WILL COCENTRTE TO DO OTHER THINGS NOT AN ISSUE INVOLVING LIFE AND DEATH OF PENSIONERS, WHO HAVE BEEN CHEATED BY BANK, GOVT, AND SOME LEADERS OF SERVING ASSOCIATIONS WHO SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH GOVT./BANK IN 2006 SACRIFICING INTERST OF 7TH BIPATRITE RETIREE.I KNOW THEIR NAMES BUT NOT MENTIONING HERE. QUIT A FEW OF THEM ARE IN PENSIONERS FEDERETION NOW.
 
Comment: We do not agree. We are not duty bound to report developments on behalf of the Federation. We shall continue to apprise our readers about matters of concern to pensioners, on the basis of information available to us.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 27-04-2016 23:22:

 W.P(C)1875/2013
DEAR SHRI WEB MANAGER,READERS ARE HAVING ANEXITY TO KNOW THE ORDER DATED 26.04.2016 OF DELHI HIGH COURT AND I ALWAYS TRY TO APPARISE THE PROCEEDINGS TO THE READERS FROM TIME TO TIME .HOWEVER AS ON DATE THE PROCEEDINGS DATED 26.04.2016 HAS NOT BEEN REFLECTED/UPDATED ON THE WEB SITE OF DELHI HIGH COURT AND WHEN IT WILL BE SHOWN I WILL ADVISE ACCORDINGLY.IN THE MEAN TIME THE PETITIONERS OR RESPONDENTS OR ENGAGED LAWYERS IN THIS CASE KNOW THE PROCEEDINGS DATED 26.04.2016.IT APPEARS THAT GOVERNMENT'S COUNSEL SOUGHT TIME AT LEAST TWO MONTHS FOR TAKING THE DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AND COURT GRANTED THREE MONTHS TIME AS THE DELHI HIGH COURT WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR SUMMER VACATION FROM SATURDAY 4TH JUNE TO FRIDAY 1ST JULY,2016(BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE) AND CASE ADJOURNED TO 28.07.2016 .FURTHER IT IS PRESUMED THAT IN JULY ROASTER OF JUDGES WILL BE CHANGED.
K.R.SAINI
 

Sv mani wrote at 27-04-2016 21:30:

 Case 1875
Long adjournments should have been opposed by our advocates representing penfed and further requested the bench to have the proceedings conducted on day to day basis as the matter is pending for the last 15 years and even Supreme Court instructed the Delhi high court to dispose it of within six months. This is nothing but mockery. God only will come to our rescue.
 

L.Baskaran wrote at 27-04-2016 21:17:

 Incometax
Thanks Mr.S.Kannan for guiding me properly
 

S.KANNAN wrote at 27-04-2016 21:01:

 non payment of x bps arrear pension/commutation
Sir, It is not only the case of Mr.sridar(email 27/4) but also so many others including myself.The declaration forms were submitted in Jan 2016 and PPG dept also confirmed the received, it is disheartening to note some people were not paid the arrears till date. The pensioners assn should ascertain the reason and should inform its members. When I contact my Trichy pensioners assn, he is in dark and could not give a reply.
The Bengal circle website is the only solace to ventilate our plight. Mr.Pratip chaudhuri our ex chairman has pointed out in his face book that 8% interest should be paid for delayed payment and also the official concerned to punished for in ordinate delay. Who will Punish Our Chennai LHO PPG dept. I think god will also smile at the sufferings of Poor SBI pensioners and he will also be silent against SBI TOP officials.
 
Comment: This is a typical picture of the plight of hapless pensioners. It is for this reason that we should have strong Pensioners' Association units at all centres. Unfortunately, we cannot help from here. A strict vigil should be kept at LHO level by the Association functionaries, to ensure that these aberrations do not take place. If necessary, the matter should be strongly taken up with the CGM of the Circle.

Rambabu Lolla wrote at 27-04-2016 20:48:

 REMBS migration to Policy A
We learnt from this website that migration was postponed to 16.04.2016. There is no news regarding migration. If you have any information please share with us. If possible intimate the policy no. to enable us to download e-card.
 
Comment: We do not have any additional information till date. As soon as we get any news, we shall upload it.

santsh kumar bandopadhyay (Website) wrote at 27-04-2016 20:45:

 effective date of benefit ofmedical plan B
I have executed medical plan B on 28th march 2016.may i get the benefit of domiciliary exp. from the said date? Please let me know information.
 
Comment: If your pension account has been debited on 28th March, 2016 towards payment of premium, you are covered under the scheme from 1st April, 2016, and you may claim reimbursement of domicilliary treatment expenses, from this date onwards.

V Subbaraj, wrote at 27-04-2016 20:37:

 Payment of interest on commutation amount paid on 22/03/2016 Bangalore circle
Dear Commarade, please let us know whether Bank will provide details of commutation recovery made and arrears of pension and difference commutation amount paid to the pensioners. Any forward movement in payment of interest on commutation amount or refund of interest on _ve pension arrears recovery.
Thanks & Regards.
 
Comment: We understand that the system of payment of additional commutation on revised pension has remained the same for this Bipartite too. But unlike the earlier Bipartites, the commuted pension calculated on revised pension, is less than the originally commuted pension(calculated on pre revised pension). This has led to recovery of pension. This situation had not arisen earlier.
Some allowances which do not rank for pension, had been enhanced this time, resulting in an anomalous position.

S.R.Kanchalwar,treasurer,SBIPensioners asso.Nanded (MS) wrote at 27-04-2016 18:04:

 details of court case 1875/2013,,
On Delhi High Court,not given details of above court case hearing dated 26/04/2016,why given such long date as 28/07/2016,for injustice why ASSO Top leaders not approaching to P.M.or F.M.of union of India,we dont want committee,or time bound of committee otherise 100% pensioners will be died in injustice.
 
Comment: We have only uploaded the factual position of the court case. It is for our Federation to furnish comments.

Shiva ram krishna wrote at 27-04-2016 17:37:

 This website is more connecratings on censored of messages
Dear Web mangers,
it is better to concentrate on court case rather than filltering messages or editing messages.Everyone got failed to delivery judgement to aged persons .
 
Comment: Barring one or two instances, we have not had to edit or delete any post, ever since we introduced the system of prior review of contents.
As regards the court case, we shall continue to apprise our readers about the latest position on a factual level.

Sairam wrote at 27-04-2016 17:32:

 Court case 1875
Hi ,
Regrading court case 1875 adjourned to hearing on July 27 of 2016.
what your advocates and pensions federation leaders of all circles doing?? .
Thy does not have control on advocates attending the case or not?? .
Thy does not have information why it is adjourned to July months?? .it is there inability .
Let's go for spl petition in supreme courts.the supreme Court itself directed delhi high the case should complete in six months case spam of six months time .
Then after crossing six months They should bring this point in supreme Court the position of the case in delhi high court.your pension federation leaders or so called great leaders without mind the failed to deliver the judgment .
They are acting without mind seriously.
 
Comment: These are issues which can be addressed by the Federation. We have no comments to offer.

sridhar s wrote at 27-04-2016 15:00:

 non payment of x bps arrear pension/commutation
When other circles have given last month22nd and in chennai circle it was paid to fellow pensioners on11th april and i was assured it will be paid along with april month pension still i have not received my pension/commutation arrears. When contacted agm ppg he said he felt guilty and my arrear of pension and commutation were left out. I dont know what to do. Even Cgm says you contact agm ppg only, who gives false assurance even without ascertaining the facts from his own department. Phone number 28214771 not answerer for more than two months. If you can do something ay yourlevel please help. Or with agm ppg's ego he can delay but cannot deny my paymeny. I believe in GOD. Thosr who do not do their duty are also to be punished of course by GOD. sridhar 3226921.
 
Comment: Getting sentimental won't help. Your legitimate dues cannot be denied or delayed. Please inform your Association and also Lodge complaint with bank management. These are the instances, where our Associations must exert their collective strength.

SuhasSapre wrote at 27-04-2016 03:11:

 HTL RECOVERY UPTO THE AGE OF 75 FROM PENSION
Sir, I took VRS and was relieved on 30/01/2016, but till date my HTL deduction from Pension income is not approved by AGM-RBO VI, even though recommended by BM of my previous branch. Result of which my terminal benefits are not paid to me as they want me to liquidate the same. Please advise and intervene in this regard. RBO-VI, Baroda Admin office contact no.8511192541.
Please do needful and get my fund released soon.
Thanking you,
Suhas Sapre
PF Index no 3500802
 
Comment: We regret that we shall not be able to help you from Kolkata. If you had not been permitted by the bank, to continue your housing loan, beyond your date of retirement, with recovery of instalments from your pension, you ought to have liquidated the loan from your PF dues, at the time of retirement. We are shocked to learn that you have been denied payment of your other superannuation dues, for 15 years.
We suggest that you liquidate your housing loan from your PF and Gratuity dues, immediately, with the assistance of your Association and the ppg Dept of your LHO.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 27-04-2016 03:08:

 W.P(C)1875/2013
DEAR SHRI WEB MANAGER,AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE PLIGHT OF OLD PENSIONERS(5TH,6TH &7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES IS NOT GOOD AS THEY ALL ARE IN AGE GROUP OF 70 YEARS TO 90 YEARS AND THEY ARE DRAWING PENSION ABOUT RS20000/PER MONTH AND ALSO NOT GETTING 100% D.A NEUTRALIZATION, THEY ARE SUFFERING FOR THE LAST TWO DECADES AND THEY WANT JUSTICE IN THIS COURT CASE .KINDLY ADVISE THEM THE EXACT POSITION OF HEARING ON 26TH APRIL,2016 AND REMOVE THE FEAR & UNCERTAINITY IN THEIR MIND. AS YOU ALWAYS ADVISE THE DEVELOPMENTS ON EACH HEARING,KINDLY ADVISE US ACCORDINGLY.
K.R.SAINI
 
Comment: We regret our inability to furnish any further details about developments in the Court, in the absence of any information from Federation sources.

SHYAMAL KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA wrote at 27-04-2016 02:28:

 restoration of full pension: April 2016
Dear Sir, I retired under SBIVRS 2001,on
31st March 2001.I am receiving commuted pension since April 2001.My PF Index1156756,receiving pension through SBI Barrackpur(code 0029).Full pension is not credited that is due in april 2016.Pl.take up with appropriate authorities..Thanks
 
Comment: The sanction for retirement under VRS, was given on 31st March, 2001, but commutation was effective from June or July, 2001. In that case, restoration is not yet due. Please check up.

UMESH SHARMA wrote at 27-04-2016 02:12:

 DHC-WPC 1875/2013
It was last listed for hearing on 26th April,16.I am given to understand by a highly trusted Pensioner friend that our worthy Counsel was reportedly missing when Ld Court called for responses to Govt Counsels' submission seeking 2 months tim to take a final view ?? We need to know thruth !!
 
Comment: We do not have such information.

k..s.popat (Website) wrote at 27-04-2016 00:19:

 delay in justice is denial of justice
IT IS A MATTER OF ANGUISH THAT DELHI HIGH COURT HAS GIVEN THE NEXT DATE AS 8/7/1916, IF THE TRAIN RUNS WITH THIS SPEED IT IS FEARED THAT IT MAY NOT REACH THE DESTINATION. PLEASE hAPPROACH THE S.C. REQUESTING THEM TO ASK DELHI HIGH COURT TO EXPADITE THE CASE ON PRIORITY BASIS.THERE IS A LARGE SCALE FRUSTRATION AMONGST ALL RETIREES/PENSIONERS, WE LOOK AT U WITH THE RAY OF GREAT HOPE
 
Comment: The next date is 28th July, 2016, and not 8th July, 2016. Federation will take a suitable decision.

S,KANNAN wrote at 27-04-2016 00:02:

 incometax
Anent to sri.L.Baskaran email, I am enclosing the copy of letter from the ministry of CBDT for information. We need not bother about tds amount not credited by the Bank.Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
PRESS RELEASE
New Delhi, 11
th March, 2016
Subject: - Non-enforcement of recovery of demand against the assessee where
tax has been deducted but not deposited by the deductor - regarding
The Central Board of Direct Taxes had issued directions to the field offices
that taxpayers whose tax has been deducted at source but not deposited to the
Government’s account by the deductor, will not be asked to pay the demand to the
extent tax has been deducted from his income. A letter to this effect was issued on
01.06.2015. Through this letter an embargo had been put on direct demand against
the assessees in cases where the tax demand is on account of tax-credit mismatch
due to non-payment of TDS to the Government account by the deductor.
Instances have come to the notice of the Board that these directions are not
being strictly followed in field offices. An Office Memorandum has therefore been
issued on 11.03.2015 reiterating the contents of the letter. It has been reemphasized
that the assessing officers shall not enforce demands created on
account of mismatch of credit due to non-payment of TDS amount to the credit of
the Government by the deductor.
The Office Memorandum dated 11.03.2016 is available on the website
of the Department www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
(Shefali Shah)
Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media and Technical Policy)
and Official Spokesperson, CBDT
 
Comment: Thanks a lot for sharing. This will surely benefit many affected pensioners.

L.Baskaran wrote at 26-04-2016 20:27:

 Incometax
Most of or atleast good number of Pension branches are not properly remitting the dues collected from TDS and pension. They are taking their own putting us if not all some people into unnecessary trouble as sometimes we may not at our hometown to call on the branch. As AS 26 with IT is not updated even upto Feb. it is difficult to assess the tax as our investments are with different agencies results over payment resulting refund that too last year due arrears a huge amount to be refunded. Branches are lethargic better not to talk about Senior officials simply doing post office work. Disgusting. Our loyalty only makes us stick on though we could get attractive returns elsewhere.If the giant does not shatter its lethargyour it will pay the price.I am deeply angered and reconciling to fate. No response to mails not at all opened.
 
Comment: The question of not opening or responding to mails or posts, will at least not be applicable to us.
We agree that the TDS mechanism is not functioning properly. Very often the job is being handled to outside agencies, who are making mistakes. If the PAN number is wrongly stated by them, the TDS amount will either not get credited correctly, or lie in hibernation. The TDS statements being generated at branches, are also showing accumulated figures, which are useless for the purpose of filing I Tax returns.
We suggest that You go by the TDS figure shown in AS 26 form, and file your return accordingly. If some wrong TDS has been made by the bank, seek a refund in your return.

TN Ramachandran Nair wrote at 26-04-2016 18:30:

 Our Case No., 1875/2013
It is indeed frustrating that our case is being handled in a very casual manner. It seems there is absolutely no concern for the hapless pensioners. A friend of mine who , whenever he calls me, used to ask about the progress of the case and used to wonder whether we will ever get justice during our life time. But sadly this person breathed his last on the 17th of this month. There must be several like him. It all makes me believe that our case will never get a favourable verdict. I am expressing only my anguish and not casting aspersions on anybody.
 
Comment: We can only join in expressing condolences and our deep anguish.

TN Ramachandran Nair wrote at 26-04-2016 18:18:

 Restorationof Full Pension
I too observe from the pension slip of April 2016 that full pension is not restored in my case as also in many other cases.
 
Comment: It is possible that the commutation of pension for those who took VRS, or even others, in March 2001, was given effect from June or July, 2001. In that case restoration will take place only from June or July 2016.

N J CHAVAN KOLHAPUR MAHARASHTRA wrote at 26-04-2016 17:47:

 VACUNCES NOT FELUP
THERE WAS A NEWS THAT THE SC WEPT FOR NOT FEELING THE VACANCIES THERE WAS ALSO A SIMILER SITUATION IN BANING INDUSTRY IN 2001 WHEN BANK DECLAER VRS WITHOUT FOERSEEING THE IMPACT OF THE VRS AFTER 2001 NUMBER OF OFFICERS SUFFERED IN BANING INDUSTRY FOR INDAEQUATE STAFF AND TRMOUNDUS OVER LOAD OF WORK WHEN EVER THE AXE IS ON OWN THEN REALISE THE SITUATION AND THE GRASVITY OF PROBLEMS FOR UPDATION OF PENSTION AND MEAGER PENSTION TO RTHOSE RETIERD EARLIER IN1986 NOBODY INCLUDING GOVT AND SC AS PER LAW THE CASES OF SENER CITIZONS SHOULD HAVE CLEARD OR DECIDES WITHIN 6 MONTHS BUT EVEN ADJOURNMENTS OR MOER THAN 3 MONTHS IT IS INSULT OF OLD PEOPLE OBE 60 OR EVEN ABOVE 80 THE PROBLEM IN NOT IN COURT VACANCIES IT IS EVERY WHERE EVEN IF NOW BANK DECIEDES UPDATION OF PENSTION HOW MANY WILLBE BENIFITED
 

S.RAGHAVAN wrote at 26-04-2016 08:58:

 RESTORATION OF COMPUTATION IN JUNE, 2016
D/SIR. I AM RETIRED UNDER SBIVRS ON 31 03 2001 AND I HAVE RECEIVED THE COMPUTATION IN JUNE, 2001 AND IN THE PPO IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED THAT MY COMPUTATION WILL BE RESTORED W.E.F.JUNE, 2016. PL HELP IN GETTING MY COMPUTATION RESTORED IN JUNE, 2016. MY PPF NO. 0505021.

THANKING YOU,

YOURS FAITHFULLY
S.RAGHAVAN
 
Comment: You don't have to do anything or apply for restoration. It will happen automatically.

CRamasubramanian wrote at 26-04-2016 06:45:

 restoration of commuted pension
I had commuted pension during march 2011 retied during march 2001. But restoration of pension has not been effected during April 2016.Kindly inform me where I have to report.
Yours
CRamasubramanian:
 
Comment: It is possible that commutation was given effect to, from July, 2001, although retirement took place in March. In that case restoration of full pension will occur from July 2016.

Jagadish Chandra Saha wrote at 26-04-2016 06:23:

 Delhi High Court Case No WP 1875/2013
It is disgusting to note that Delhi High Court has fixed the next date of hearing on 28th July.Back ground has not been given. Justice delayed is justice denied.
2. Members would remember that Supreme court while tranferring the case in 2013 to Delhi High Court ordered the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to ensure that the case be disposed of within SIX months. Three years have already passed away. No need to mention the conditions of dieing pensioners. God knows whether on 28th July the case will be heard at all . There may be so many happennings. Bench may be changed . Govt may ask for time to conclude the proceedings of so called Committee.
3. I suggest that our Federation should examine the feasibility of immediately going to Supreme and inform them that the case although part heheard is yet to be concluded and dates are being extended in one pretext or other.Request the Supreme court to get an order that our case should be case heard on merit say, within a month.

Regards,
J.C.Saha
 

V.S. Gopalakrishnan wrote at 26-04-2016 06:05:

 DHC Case
I am sure the 7th bipartite retirees will be highly disappointed, dejected and disgusted to hear the news of the case being adjourned to 28.7.2016. Of course, we are accustomed to get this kind of news for the last 15 years, but the recent developments were giving a ray hope in our minds that justice will finally be delivered at least at the end of our journey.

What is more distressing is the fact that the Federation has not come out with at least brief details of what transpired at the court, the outcome of the GOI's Committee recommendations etc. There is no doubt that this shocking development would hasten the departure of some more hapless, poor souls without seeing the ends of justice in this life. If the Federation has at least some apathy, concern and understanding of its members' hurt feelings, let them come out with details as to why such a long adjournment has taken place, notwithstanding the summer vacation. I dont think any secrecy is involved in withholding the deliberations that have taken place in the court to warrant such a long adjournment.
 
Comment: We, as an affiliate, have no further information or comments to offer.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 26-04-2016 03:39:

 W.P(C) 1875/2013
AS PER WEB SITE OF DELHI HIGH COURT,THE ABOVE NOTED COURT CASE IS NOW FOR 28.07.2016.THIS MEANS THIS CASE WILL BE LISTED ON 28.07.2016 I.E NEXT DATE OF HEARING IS 28.07.2016 IN RESPETIVE OF ABOVE CASE.
K.R.SAINI
 

RANGANATHA T KRISHNAMURTHY wrote at 26-04-2016 03:12:

 Income tax liability for 1.4.2015 to 31.03.2016
Sir,
The pensioners who have retired after Nov2012 has been paid the arrears of salary, arrears of pension,arrears of commutation, arrears of pension during Apr2015 to 31.3.2016. As the commutation of pension paid is exempted from Income tax, it would of great help if banks post the details in the pensioners website to enable us to correctly file IT returns and pay tax, as pension paying branch do not have details
 
Comment: If the pension paying branches cannot help, the Circle's PPG Deptt should be able to furnish the details with breakup, of the income which will be taxable.

L.Baskaran wrote at 26-04-2016 03:09:

 Superb
Very thought provoking and interesting to read the queries and well balanced replies such learned luminaries the bank was with. Like reading Hindu daily it has become a habit to visit the site daily. Kudos to Web administrator. Mana seva madhav seva
 
Comment: Such appreciation acts like nerve tonic specially for aged pensioners like us, who brave all odds of age, ailments etc. to render social service.

RAJAN RAMAKRISHNAN wrote at 26-04-2016 01:59:

 restoration of commuted value of pension forSBIVRS RETIRIES AS ON 31.3.2001
i have verified my passbook from 1.4.2001.
the pension for april,may,june& july 2001 w( for 4 months was paid in the month of JULY 2001 WITHOUT ANY DEDUCTION.THE COMMUTED VALUE OF PENSION WAS ALSO PAID IN JULY 2001.UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES I AM OF THE OPINION THAT COMMUTATION PERIOD ENDS IN JULY 2016 ONLY.I ALSO OBSERVE THAT THE COMMUTED VALUE WAS ALSO CREDITED IN JULY ONLY.HENCE I FEEL THAT COMMUTATION WILL BE REESTORE IN JULY 2016 ONLY.MEMBERS MAY CLARIFY.REGARDS
 
Comment: You got the commutation lumpsum in July, 2001. We presume that you had been getting commuted or reduced pension from July 2001 onwards. In that case, the period of commutation will end after 180 months starting from July 2001, I.e. in June 2016. So you should get fully restored pension from July 2016.

R.N.P.Sardesai wrote at 25-04-2016 23:42:

 Commutation- Restoration of Pension
I retired from the Bank on 31st March 2001 and had opted for commutation. As per the letter dated 25-06-2001 addressed to the Pension Paying Branch ( Ponda(Goa) and copy endorsed to me, the pension was required to be restored w.e.f. 1st April 2016. This has not been done as is evident from the pension slip of April 2016
On contacting PPG Dept. Mumbai LHO over phone I was told that the Pension will be restored from 1st June 2016.
 
Comment: If your pension had actually been commuted from April 2001, restoration of full pension is mandatory from April, 2016. Please check whether commutation had been implemented from June 2001, even if you had opted for it earlier.

GOURANGA SUNDAR DAS wrote at 25-04-2016 20:00:

 Change of E-mail ID on Pension - Profile at PPG
"Please contact your branch for change in Mobile No / Email ID"....
It is a regular pop-up at SBI Pensioners' site on every log-in; I applied for the change to the pension paying branch ( Contai-00057) several times since 2010, they tried but not effective due to site-errors.

It is required to change the E-mail ID as "askgsdas@gmail.com" in place of the present E-mail ID of pension paying branch, “SBI.00057@SBI.CO.IN”, as it appearing on my pension slips. Any mail from PPG to me goes to the pension paying branch. The change of my present E-mail ID to my pension-profile will facilitate me to receive mails from PPG Dept. & also the monthly pension slips to my personal E-mail account. For the effective change I solicit your kind intervention and guidance.
 
Comment: This is a simple process, which has to be implemented at the pension paying branch. We presume that the branch staff are not aware or knowledgeable. You may contact the local Association and the PPG Deptt at LHO for assistance.

Osman wrote at 25-04-2016 12:43:

 Commutation recovery for VRS retireies
I thought that the commutation recovery for the VRS retireies was supposed to stop from this month as 15 yrs have been completed, But my deduction has continued for the month of April 2016. Has anyone been effected the sane way?
 
Comment: Please contact your LHO's PPG Deptt and your Association, to get this aberration rectified.

G.K.M.Raju wrote at 25-04-2016 08:52:

 COMMUTATION AMOUNT RESTORATION DUE
I retired on 31-03-2001( P.F. No.0796271) under SBIVRS scheme2000 from SBI,OB,VIZAG.My commutation amount has to be restored w.e.f.1-04-2016 in april 2016 Pension.On verification of my a/c,the salary paid for april 2016 is the same as paid for march 2016,without restoration of commutation amount.This is for your information
 
Comment: Please contact your LHO's PPG Deptt and your Association, for getting this aberration rectified.

rajeswari sundararaman wrote at 25-04-2016 06:33:

 Commutation restored
I retired from the Services of SBIChennai Main branch by opting special VRS scheme on 31-03-2001.To-day 25-04-2016 in my pension the commutation amount was restored
 
Comment: Yes, this is an automatic process. We are glad that the system worked correctly.

V Subbaraj wrote at 25-04-2016 05:13:

 Payment of interest on commutation amount paid on 22/03/2016 Bangalore circle
Dear Commarade, please refer my earlier posts and advised that you will revert back soon. Please advise whether the matter ascertained from Kolkatta CAO and any development in the matter of refund of interest or payment of interest on commutation difference. With the saying goes "Stich intime saves nine" the Federation/Pensioners association to initiate necessary action. Hope the concerned have already in action.
Thanks & regards
V Subbaraj Retd CM
Bangalore Circle.
 
Comment: We shall let you and other similarly affected pensioners know, soon. Please bear with the delay. Unless we have concrete and authentic information, we cannot respond.

R.K.Syal wrote at 25-04-2016 05:12:

 Medical Ins. Scheme
I am thankful to receive the reply of request dt. 20-4-2016. In this connection, my submission is that each & every pensioner are getting the same pension without any discremation. Moreover, these deprived category are also have the right to alive as the other pensioners have the right , they are not suppose to die without treatment. So, pl. take the on a huminatory ground. As these deprived category have already been punished , and they should not be given two punishment as well as to their families. Thanks for taking further talks.
 
Comment: We are in full agreement with and appreciation of your humanist views. Let us wait and see if the collective efforts succeed in convincing the bank to include these pensioners in the ambit of Mediclaim cover.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 25-04-2016 03:59:

 W.P(C)1875/2013/FEDERATION OF S.B.I&OTHERS V/S U.O.I &OTHERS
AS PER WEB SITE OF DELHI HIGH COURT ,THE ABOVE NOTED COURT CASE HAS BEEN LISTED ON THE 26TH APRIL,2016 AT SERIAL NO 8 BEFORE A DOUBLE BENCH NO 4.
K.R.SAINI
 

Krishnamoorthy K R wrote at 25-04-2016 00:24:

 Pensioners loan
In pensioners loan, top up facility is available after 12 months as per circular. Is their any restrictions on number of top ups of such loans by the branch?
 
Comment: Can you please elaborate, so that we may respond to your satisfaction ?

M.Gopalakrishna Iyer, wrote at 24-04-2016 23:06:

 SHORTAGE IN PAYMENT OF GRATUITY TO 7th BPS RETIREES
Dear Wed Administrator & other friends,

Please refer to my post of the 24th April 2016 on the captioned subject. My date of retirement is 30TH APRIL 1998 REPEAT 30TH APRIL 1998 and NOT 30.04.2016 as mentioned by me through oversight. I tender my sincere apologies from the bottom of my heart for the oversight.

2. Kindly furnish the details of similarly placed victims at an early date.

Yours faithfully,

M. Gopalakrishna Iyer.
 
Comment: Our presumption has been confirmed. Thanks for informing.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 24-04-2016 20:03:

 federationgeneral meeting and agm at patna on 30.03.2016 and 31.03.2016
DEAR SHREE WEB MANAGER,AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT IN THIS MEETING AT PATNA IT WAS CONSIDERED TO FORM A COMMITTE TO OVERSEA THE COURT CASE AT DELHI HIGH COURT.KINDLY ADVISE US THE NAMES OF MEMBERSOF THE COMMITTEE AND ANY MEETING HELD IN THE MONTH OF APRIL,2016 AND ADVISE US THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING AS ABOUT 25 DAYS HAVE PASSED.THANKING YOU.
K.R.SAINI
K.R.SAINI
 
Comment: As far as we know, the committee is supposed to meet at Delhi, on or after 26th April. We are not in a position to furnish further news in this regard, unless we receive official information from the Federation.

M. Gopalakrishna Iyer, wrote at 24-04-2016 06:31:

 SHORTAGE OF GRATUITY PAID TO 7th BPS RETIREES
Dear Friends,

I retired voluntarily from service on the 30th April 2016 from Zonal Office at Ernakulam. My arrears of one month on account of 7th BPS was paid to me in 2000 after signing the 7th BPS. But difference in Gratuity was not paid to me.
I have taken up the matter with our Thiruvananthapuram LHO who have taken up the matter with Chennai LHO as the former was not opened at the time of payment of arrears.

2. There will be many like me and I have to urge upon all of them to take up the matter with their respective LHO's and keep me advised of the developments either through this site or to my e-mail ID or Mobile or Land Phone as appended. Also please inform me your name, address, phone number and e-mail ID simultaneously.

e-mail ID: rmi_1948@yahoo.co.in
mobile phone:+ 91 9972 229 339
land line No:+91 89 41242065.

This will enable us to present our case jointly to Corporate Centre after waiting for a reasonable time, say one month.

Yours faithfully,

M. Gopalakrishna Iyer.
 
Comment: You could not have retired in April, 2016. We presume it was before 2000, as your wage arrears was paid in 2000. Although you have taken up the issue of Gratuity after 16 years, we commend your spirit, and your offer to similarly affected pensioners. If our website can provide a common platform of communication among them, we will be glad.

M. Gopalakrishna Iyer, wrote at 24-04-2016 02:42:

 FLOATER FAMILY HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME.
Dear Sir,

I enrolled myself as a member of the captioned insurance policy "B" on 16.01.2016. I am suffering from High Blood Pressure and my wife from High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Colastrol and Arthritis and are undergoing domiciliary treatment since some time past. Please let me know from which date I am eligible to claim reimbursement under the scheme.
With thanks and regards.
 
Comment: We presume that you have already received your ID card from the insurance company. Even if you haven't, you are entitled to claim reimbursement of domiciliary treatment expenses incurred from 1st Feb onwards. You may submit your bills as per rules of the scheme, through your pension paying branch and CM HR, to the TPA. You may contact your TPA for assistance, on their toll free numbers.

KESHAV RAI SAINI (Website) wrote at 23-04-2016 03:28:

 W.P(C)1931/2002 REGARDING PREM VATI BAGGA &OTHERS V/SU.O.I &OTHERS
FOR THE PERSONAL ATTENTION OF SHRI R.N BANNER JI PRESIDENT OF PENSIONERS' FEDERATION.
AS PER WEB SITE OF DELHI HIGH COURT THE ABOVE NOTED COURT CASE HAS BEEN LISTED AT SERIAL NO 1 AND IS ALSO DATED CASE 25.04.2016 BEFORE A SINGLE JUDGE IN COURT NO 16.KINDLY FOLLOW THIS CASE ON TOP PRIORITY AS IT IS NOW DATED CASE.
K.R.SAINI
 

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