Gramin Bank employees Demand for the formation of National Gramin Bank

May 01, 2011 9:56 | Poltics

Gramin Bank employees shall besieged the Parliament on  12 july


Demand is the formation of National Gramin Bank :D C Sharma



Dharamsala/Arvind Sharma, 30 april


All India Gramin Bank Officers organization and the employees association have decided to besieged the Parliament on  12 july 2011 during the monsoon session in Delhi to pressurize the government to fulfill their long pending demands. Describing this at Dharamsala the president of the all India  Gramin bank Officers organization Mr. D C Sharma said that 10,000 employees of the bank from all over the country, shall gather at Delhi on that day. He said that they are fighting for the demand of the creation of Indian National Gramin Bank, by merging all the state units of Gramin Banks. Sharma said that this was recommended by the Vjas Committee constituted by than NDA government. But later none of the governments took any keen interest on this issue. Though the UPA government agreed to this committees another  suggestion of  creating one Gramin Bank in every state by amalgamating different Gramin Banks in every  state. He said that by this decision of the central government, the figure of Gramin Banks have reduced from 161 to just 46, but its further nationalization is still pending

Sharma said that their other demands are to introduce the Pension scheme according to pension agreement of the banking sector dated 29 oct 1993, to provide all the allowances and facilities to Gramin bank employees at the tune of nationalized banks and to fill all the vacant posts. Sharma said that Gramin banks are providing the business at the tune of rs 2,26,376 crore with a net profit of rs  12,000 crore. And extending  banking services to 70 % of national population, which is  living in rural area. These banks are working in 619 districts of 26 states of India except the states of Goa and Sikkim, he said. He further said that the employment facility given to these banks on compassionate grounds in 1980 was also stopped from 2006.

As far as Himachal is concerned, there are still two different Gramin Bank organizations are working. Parvatiya Gramin bank is working in Chamba district and Himachal Gramin Bank in all the other 11 Districts of the state. These should be merged without delay. The sate management committee is reluctant to the proposal of opening 102 new branches, and thus blocking the job avenues of hundreds of youth of the state. 177 posts are also lying vacant here for the last two decades, he said. He said that this all happens when  state Himachal Gramin bank is  earning a net profit of rs 6.13 crore annually.