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7th BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT

 

SHORT RECITAL OF THE CASE

 

 

(A) The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) on behalf of its member banks named in the respective Schedule, signed settlements with the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE) and Indian National Bank Employees’ Federation (INBEF) representing the workmen employees of the Banks mentioned in the said Schedule on 27th March, 2000 and 10th April 2002, inter alia regarding various terms and conditions of their service. The Settlement dated 27th March, 2000 was operational for a period of 5 years from 1st November 1997.

 

(B) A Bipartite Settlement was signed between IBA and National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW) on 9th August 2002 whereby NOBW agreed not to seek re-opening of industry level settlement dated 27th March, 2000 and 10th April 2002 and as such signed the Settlement dated 9th August 2002 on disciplinary action procedure for workmen.

 

(C) A Bipartite Settlement was signed between IBA and Bank Employees’ Federation of India (BEFI) on 24th October, 2002 whereby BEFI agreed not to seek re-opening of the industry level settlements dated 27th March, 2000 and 10th April, 2002 and as such signed the settlement dated 24th October 2002 on disciplinary action and procedures therefore for workman.

 

(D) The AIBEA, NCBE, BEFI, INBEF and NOBW (hereafter jointly called the Unions) submitted their Charter of Demands on various dated between 10th June, 2002 and 5th September 2002 for revision in wages and other service conditions of workmen to IBA and requested for negotiations on the same, with a view to arriving at an amicable settlement.

 

(E) Simultaneously, IBA also raised with the Unions, issues on behalf of the managements of banks concerned, to be discussed and settled with a view to improving efficiency of operations, customer service, utilization of manpower, discipline and maintaining harmonious industrial relations.

 

(F) The parties initially agreed after negotiations that total quantum of wage increase arising out of a Settlement to be signed in this regard shall be Rs. 1,288 Crores per annum including the cost of superannuation benefits and accordingly exchanged minutes on 23rd November 2004 at Mumbai. It is agreed that for the purpose of this settlement, the additional cost of pension be shared between the parties at the ration as agreed and pension cost accordingly.

 

(G) The Workmen Unions demanded one more option for pension considering the fact that many could not opt earlier for various reasons. IBA, however, reiterated its inability to extend the present pension scheme to those who had not opted for pension. However, both the parties agreed to discuss alternative proposals.

 

(H) The parties thereafter negotiated the aforesaid demands and issues and have now reached an agreement as set out herein under in full satisfaction of their demands.

 

(I)                The agreement reached as aforesaid shall amend, modify and supersede the relevant provisions of the Awards and the Settlements wherever referred to in this Settlement.

 

OW, IT IS HEREBY AGREED AND DELCARED by and between the parties hereto as under:-

TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT

GENERAL

1.  In respect of 50 Banks listed in Schedule 1 to this Memorandum of Settlement, except the State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, state Bank of Saurashtra and Bank of Baroda, the provisions of the Shastry Award as finally modified and enacted by the Industrial Disputes (Banking Companies) Decision Act, 1955, the Industrial Disputes (Banking Companies) Decision Amendment Act, 1957 and the provisions of the Award of the National Industrial Tribunal presided over by Mr. Justice K. T Desai in Reference No. 1 of 1960 which Award inter alia modified certain provisions of the Shastry Award (hereinafter referred to as the Awards) as modified by the settlements dated 19th October 1966, 12th October, 1970, 23rd July, 1971, 8th November, 1973, 1st August, 1979, 31st October, 1979, 21st April, 1980, 8th September, 1983, 17th September, 1984, 5th January, 1987, 10th April 1989, 29th June, 1990, 16th July, 1991, 29th October, 1993, 14th February, 195, 14th December, 1996, 28th November, 1997, 27th March, 2000 and 10th April, 2002 shall continue to govern the service conditions except to the extent the same are modified by this settlement.

 

2. (i)  In respect of State Bank of India, the provisions of the Awards as modified by the Settlement dated 31st March, 1967, 24th February, 1970, 15th September, 1970, 1st August, 1979, 31st October, 1979, 21st April, 1980, 8th September, 1983, 17th September, 1984, 5th January, 1987, 10th April, 1989, 29th June, 1990, 16th July, 1991, 29th October, 1993, 14th February, 1995, 14th December, 1996, 28th November, 1997, 27th March, 2000, 10th April, 2002 and 2nd July 2003 shall continue to govern the service conditions of the workmen except to the extent the same are modified by this settlement.

 

(ii)             In respect of State Bank of Saurashtra, the provisions of the Awards as further modified by the settlements dated 11th November, 1966, 1st August, 1979, 31st October, 1979, 21st April, 1980, 8th September, 1983, 1st September 1984, 5th January, 1987, 10th April 1989, 29th June, 1990, 16th July, 1991, 29th October, 1993, 14th February, 1995, 14th December, 1996, 28th November, 1997, 27th March 2000 and 10th April 2002 shall continue to govern the service conditions of the workmen except to the extent the same are modified by this settlement.

 

   (iii) In respect of Bank of Baroda, the provisions of the Awards as further modified by the Settlements dated 23rd December, 1966, 19th December, 1970, 1st August, 1979, 31st October, 1979, 21st April, 8th September, 1983, 17th September, 1984, 5th January, 1987, 10th April, 1989, 29th June, 1990, 16th July, 1991, 29th October, 1993, 14th February, 1995, 14th December, 1996, 28th November, 1997, 27th March, 2000 and 10th April 2002 shall continue to govern the service conditions of the workmen except to the extent the same are modified by this settlement.

 

    (iv) In respect of Indian Overseas Bank, the provisions of the Awards as further modified by the Settlements dated 14th December, 1966, 17th December, 1970, 29th July, 1972, 23rd March, 1973, 1st August, 1979, 31st October, 1979, 21st April, 1980, 8th September, 1983, 17th September, 1984, 5th January, 1987, 10th April, 1989, 29th June, 1990, 16th July, 1991, 29th October, 1993, 14th February, 1995, 14th December, 1996, 28th November, 1997, 27th March, 2000 and 10th April, 2002 shall continue to govern the service conditions of the workmen except to he extent the same are modified by this settlement.

 

    (v) In respect of State Bank of India, State Bank of Saurashtra, bank of Baroda and Indian Overseas Bank, Settlements referred to in Clauses 2(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) above refer to settlements entered into between State Bank of India, State Bank of Saurashtra, Bank of Baroda and Indian Overseas Bank with the all India State Bank of India Staff Federation, all India Bank of Baroda Employees’ Federation and the All India Overseas Bank Employees’ Union, respectively representing the workman of those banks (hereinafter referred to as the said separate settlements)

 

3.  (i) The provisions of the said Awards, the First Bipartite Settlement dated 19th October, 1966 and/or other subsequent settlement(s) including the above mentioned separate settlements hereinafter collectively referred to as said settlements shall stand modified or superseded to the extent and in the manner detailed hereunder.

 

3.  (ii) Provisions in the aforesaid Awards/Settlements which have not been amended/modified or superseded by this Settlements shall continue to remain in force.

4.         Scales of Pay

            In super session of  clause 4 of Bipartite Settlements dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from 1st November, 2002 the scales of pay shall be as under:-

 

Clerical Staff

 

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                        215                             335                     470                         500

                         3                                 3                           4                               3

 

Text Box: 12650

Text Box: 13210

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NAME OF PROCEDURE

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                        560                             970                     560                        

                         4                                   1                          1                              

 

Subordinate Staff

 

Text Box: 4770

Text Box: 4500

Text Box: 4270

Text Box: 4060

                        105                             115                     135                         165

                        2                                    2                           2                             3

 

Text Box: 7560

Text Box: 6750

Text Box: 6045

Text Box: 5265

                        195                             235                     270                        

                         4                                   3                           3                          

 

Note:

 

(a)  Fitment in the new scales of pay shall be on a stage-to-stage basis.

 

(b) There shall be no change in the dates of annual increments because of the fitment.

 

5.                  Stagnation Increments

 

In partial modification of Clause 5 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 200 both clerical and subordinate staff (including permanent part-time employees on scale wages) shall be eligible for six stagnation increments w.e.f. 1st November, 2002 at the rage and frequency as stated herein under:

 

The clerical and subordinate staff (including permanent part-time employees on scale wages) on reaching the maximum in their respective scales of pay, shall draw six stagnation increments at the rate of Rs. 560/- and Rs. 270/- each due under the settlement, and at frequencies of 3 years and 2 years respectively, from the dates of reaching the maximum of their scales as aforesaid.

 

Provided that a clerical/subordinate staff (including permanent part-time employees on scale wages) already in receipt of five stagnation increments shall be eligible for the sixth stagnation increment on 1st November 2002 or three / two years respectively after receiving the fifth stagnation increment, whichever is later. In respect of employees who had received their fifth stagnation increment on and from 1st November 1999, the sixth stagnation increment shall be released on and from 1st November 2002.

 

6.         Definition of ‘Pay’

‘Pay’ for the Purpose of D.A., HRA and superannuation benefits shall mean Basic Pay, Stagnation increments, Special Pay, Graduation Pay, Professional qualification Pay and Officiating Pay, if any.

 

Note:

The increment component of Fixed Personal Pay as given in column 2 of Schedule III shall rank for superannuation benefits.

 

6.                  Dearness Allowance

 

In substitution of Clause 7 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March 2000 with effect from 1st November 2002, the dearness allowance shall be payable as per the following rates :-

 

            1.  (i) Subordinate Staff

                        0.18% of ‘Pay’

 

                 (ii) Clerical Staff

(a)   0.18% of ‘pay’ up to Rs. 9,650/- plus

(b)  0.15% of ‘pay’ above 9,650/- and up to Rs. 15,350/- plus

(c)  0.09% o ‘pay’ above 15,350/- and up to Rs. 16,350/-

(d)  0.04% of ‘pay’ above Rs. 16,350/-

 

2.      On and from 1st February, 2005, Dearness Allowance shall be payable at 0.18% of Pay.

 

Note:

Dearness Allowance in the above manner shall be paid for every rise of fall of 4 points over 2288 points in the quarterly average of the All India Average Working Class Consumer Price Index (General) Base 1960-100.

 

(a)   It is clarified that there shall be no ceiling on Dearness Allowance.

 

(b)  Dearness Allowance shall be calculated and paid on Basic Pay, Special Pay, Graduation Pay, Professional Qualification Pay and Officiating Pay, if any, payable under this settlement in respect of both clerical and subordinate staff.

 

(c)  All other existing provisions relating to dearness Allowance Scheme shall remain unchanged.

 

8.         City Compensatory Allowance

 

In substitution of Clause 8 the  Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from 1st November, 2002, the City Compensatory Allowance shall be payable as per the following rates :

           

A

Clerical Staff

RATES

 

(i) At the higher CA Centre i.e. with population of over 12 lakhs including the State of Goa

4% of Basic Pay

Minimum Rs. 175/- p.m. Maximum Rs. 375/- p.m.

 

(ii) At the lower CCA Centre i.e. places with population of 5 lakhs and over, State Capitals, Chandigarh, Pondicherry and Port Blair

3% of Basic Pay

Minimum Rs. 145/- p.m.

Maximum Rs. 300/- p.m.

B

Subordinate Staff

RATES

 

(i) at the higher CCA Centre i.e. with population of over 12 lakhs including the State of Goa

4% of Basic Pay

Maximum Rs. 270/- p.m.

 

(ii) At the lower CCA Centre i.e. places with population of 5 lakhs and over, State Capitals, Chandigarh, Pondicherry and Port Blair.

3% of Basic Pay

Maximum Rs. 190/- p.m.

          Note:    All other existing provisions relating to City Compensatory Allowance shall remain unchanged.

 

9.         House Rent Allowance

            In substitution of Clause 9 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2002, with effect from 1st November, 2002 the House Rent Allowance payable shall be as under:

 

 

 

Area

Rate as Percentage of Pay [No Minimum/No Maximum]

(i)

Places with population of more then 45 lakhs

8.5

(ii)

Places with population of more than 12 lakhs

7.5

(iii)

Places with population of 2 lakhs and over [other than places in (1) above] and State Capitals and Capitals of Union Territories.

6.5

(iv)

Places with population below 2 lakhs

6.0

           

Note:

(1)  Where quarters are provided, HRA shall not be payable and the rent to be recovered shall be 1% of the first stage of the Scales of Pay.

 

(2)  All other existing provisions relating to House Rent Allowance shall remain unchanged.

 

10.       Transport Allowance

In partial modification of clause 10 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000 Transport Allowance shall be paid @ Rs. 105/- per month with effect from 1st November, 2002.

            Note:

(i)        All permanent part time employees including those on probation and drawing scale wages shall be paid transport allowance on pro rate basis.

(ii)             This provision by itself will not preclude the payment of any existing allowance of this nature paid as a result of Government guidelines/bank level settlements.

11.       Special Pay

(1)       In super session of Clause 11 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from 1st November, 2002:

(i)                The Special payable to the clerical staff and subordinate staff in banks other than State Bank of India, shall be a mentioned under Part-A in Schedule II to this Settlement

(ii)             The duties and responsibilities as improved or retained as they are and attracting Special Pay in banks other than State Bank of India shall be as set out in Schedule III and shall be in partial modification of Schedule III to the Bipartite Settlements dated 17th September, 1984 and 14th February, 1995.

(iii)           Posts attracting Special Pays as listed in Schedule II to the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000 and which do not find a mention in Part A of Schedule II to this Settlement shall stand discontinued. Present incumbents in these posts (other than those who are on locum linens basis) shall continue to perform functions attached to such posts (as detailed in Schedule III to Bipartite Settlements dated 17th September 1984 and 14th February, 1995) if such functions are required to be performed or else their services shall be utilized for performing such other duties of the cadre as per requirement and they will draw special pay as mentioned in Part-B of Schedule II to this Settlement Once such an employee is promoted or is assigned duties of a higher nature or is retired or ceased to be in service for any reason whatsoever or is divested of the post in accordance with the provisions in Bipartite Settlements, there shall not be any further appointment/entrustment to the post.

(iv)            In all other aspects, the general rules and provisions contained in chapter V of the Bipartite Settlement dated 19th October, 1966 relating to special pay carrying posts, as modified from time-to-time shall continue to apply.

(v)               Graduation Pay and Professional Qualification Pay payable to the clerical staff in banks shall be as mentioned in Part ‘C’ of Schedule II to this Settlement.

(vi)            The special pay, graduation pay and professional qualification pay as mentioned in Schedule II shall rank for superannuation benefits.

(vii)          The rates of Special Pay and the duties of Special Pay carrying posts for workmen staff in State Bank of India may be reviewed and settled at the bank level.

(2)       In partial modification of Part II of clause 23 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 12th October, 1970, a member of the non-subordinate cadre acquiring a Graduate/National Diploma in Commerce or a JAIIB/CAIIB (either or both parts) qualification/s at a time when he/she does not have the requisite number of scale to be earned as advance increments shall in the first instance be released increments for such qualification/s acquired to the extent available in the scale and in lieu of the remaining increments(s) not available for being so released as advance increments be granted/released the first installment of Graduation Pay or PQP, as the case may be. Release of subsequent installments of Graduation Pay or PQP shall be with reference to the date of release of Graduation Pay or PQP under this clause.

           

Provided that in the case of an employee acquiring such qualification after reaching the maximum of the scale of pay, he shall be granted from the date of acquiring such qualification the first installment of Graduation pay or PQP, as the case may be and the release of subsequent installments of Graduation Pay or PQP under this clause.

 

Providing further that in a case where the employee as on the date of this settlement, has already acquired any of the said qualifications and has not earned any increment or Graduation Pay/Professional Qualification Pay on account of acquiring such qualification, he may be, with effect from 1st November 2002 or the date of acquiring any of the said qualifications, whichever is later, released increment/s  or Graduation Pay / PQP as provided herein above.

 

12.       Hill and Fuel Allowance

In partial modification of Clause 15(a) of the Bipartite Settlement dated 10th April, 1989 and Clause 12 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th march, 2000, the Hill and Fuel Allowance shall be payable at the following rates with effect from 1st November, 2002:

           

a.  At places situated at a height of 3000 meters and above

8% of pay

(Max. Rs. 950/- p.m.)

b.  At places situated at a height o and over 1500 meters but below 3000 meters

4% of Pay

(Max. Rs. 375/- p.m.)

c.  At places situated at a height of over   1000 meters but less than 1500 meters and Mascara Town

3% of pay

(Max. Rs. 300/- p.m.)

            Note : All other existing provisions shall remain unchanged.

13.       Fixed Personal Pay

In partial modification f Clause XIV of the Bipartite Settlement dated 29th October, 1993 and Clause 13 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, the Fixed Personal Pay shall be revised with effect from 1st November, 2002 as per Schedule IV.

14.       Payment of Overtime Allowance

The overtime allowance paid to the employees for the overtime work performed until the date of settlement shall not be recalculated on account of this Settlement.

15.       Provident Fund

In super session of Clause 15 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, w.e.f. 1st November, 2002, the rate of Provident Fund shall be at 10% of Pay.

16.       Pension (in Banks other than State bank of India)

In respect of an employee other than the employee in State Bank of India, who is a member of the Pension Fund, who retires or dies while in service or otherwise cases to be in employment on or after the 1st May, 2005, ‘Pay’ for the purpose of pension shall be the pay as in clause 6 of this settlement. This shall be subject to the necessary amendments to be made to the relevant provisions of Bank (Employees’) Pension Regulations, 1995.

Note : The Bank (Employees’) Pension Regulations, 1995 does not apply to the employees of State Bank of India.

17.       Medical Aid

In substitution of Clause 17 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from 1st November, 2002 the reimbursement of medical expenses under medical aid scheme shall be restricted to an amount of Rs. 1,500/- per annum. For the year 2002, the reimbursement of medical expenses under the medical aid scheme shall be enhanced proportionately for two month i.e. November and December 2002.

18.       Definition of ‘Family’:

a.       In super session of Para 5 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 5th January, 1987, for the purpose of medical facilities and for the purpose of leave fare concession, the expression ‘family’ of an employee shall mean the employee’s spouse, wholly dependent unmarried children (including step children and legally adopted children) as also parents ordinarily residing with and wholly dependent on the employee.

b.      The term wholly dependent child/parent shall mean such member of the family having a monthly income not exceeding Rs. 2,550/- p.m.

If the income of one of the parents exceeds Rs. 2,550/- p.m. or the aggregate income of both the parents exceeds Rs. 2,550/- p.m. both the parents shall not be considered as wholly dependent on the employee.

c.      A married female employee may include here natural parents or parents-in-law under the definition of family –but not both – provided that the parents/parents-in-law is ordinarily residing with and wholly dependent on her.

19.       Leave Fare Concession

(i)   In super session of Paragraph 6(i) of Bipartite Settlement dated 16th July, 1991 and Paragraph 2(ii0 of Bipartite Settlement dated 28th November, 1997, w.e.f. the date of this Settlement, leave fare concession payable will be that actual return railway fare or steamer fare incurred by the workman and members of his family subject to the following :

a)      For availment of leave fare concession under a 2 year block for visit to any place within India, the maximum permissible distance shall be 2250 km. For subordinate staff and 1750 km. For non-subordinate staff.

b)     For availment of leave fare concession under a 4 year block for visit to any place in India, the maximum permissible distance shall be 4500 km. For subordinate staff and 3500 km. For non-subordinate staff.

(ii) In super session of Paragraph 10.3 of Bipartite Settlement dated 19th October, 1966, Paragraph X(2) of Bipartite Settlement dated 17th September 1984, Paragraph 2 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 28th November 1997 and in partial modification of Paragraph 23(v) or bipartite Settlement dated 31st October, 1979, the class of fare to which the workman and the members of his family would be entitled shall be as follows :

      Subordinate Staff:

      Sleeper class fare for the journey by mail/express train.

 

      Non-subordinate Staff:

      First class fare for the journey by mail/express train.

      Provided where the employee and/or members of his family travel actually by AC-II Tier class by mail/express train (including Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains), the employee will be reimbursed the actual AC-II tier class fare incurred for the admissible distance.

     

Provided further that where the employee and / or members of his family undertake travel by air either to his place of domicile or to any other place for rest and recuperation within India, he shall be entitled to be reimbursed thee actual air fare so incurred or the AC-II Tier class fare by train by a direct route in case of travel to place of domicile or to the extent of the maximum admissible distance in case of travel to any other place for rest and recuperation.

(ii)             In super session of Paragraph 6(v) of the Bipartite Settlement dated 16th July, 1991 and in partial modification of Paragraph 19 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2002, an employee and / or members of his family, when availing leave fare concession may undertake travel by any mode of surface transport between places not connected by train or partly connected by train and the employee will be eligible to claim in respect of such journey his actual expenditure or the national train fare by the entitled class for the distance so traveled, whichever is less, within his overall entitlement. For the purpose of this sub-clause travel by any approved mode of surface transport would mean such travel undertaken through any public transport or transport (including taxi) operated by agencies / tour operators approved by appropriate Government authorities.

(iii)           By exercising an option anytime during a block of 2 years or 4 years, as the case may be, an employee can either undertake travel availing of leave fare concession and claim reimbursement up to his entitlement or to encash the facility for the concerned block. The option so exercised shall be irrevocable for the block concerned. On opting to encash the facility, he will be entitled to receive a lump sum equivalent to 75% of notional train fare for the admissible distance (depending on 2 year or 4 year block) by the entitled class, subject to deduction of admissible tax at source. Leave Fare Concession for travel to place of domicile is not encashable. An employee opting to encash his LTC shall prefer the claim for himself and his family members only once during the block / term in which such encashment is availed of . The facility of encashment of privilege leave while availing of Leave Fare Concession is also available while encashing the facility of LFC.

 

Provided, however that an employee so encashing the facility of leave fare concession shall proceed on leave for a minimum period of 4 days.

20.       Hospitalisation

In substitution of Clause 18 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from the date of this Settlement, the reimbursement of hospitalization expenses shall be as detailed in Schedule V to this Settlement.

21.       Part-Time Employees

a)  In substitution of Clause 20(i) of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from 1st November, 2002, Part-Time employees who are members of the subordinate staff and whose normal working hours per week are as given below shall be paid consolidated wages as under :

     

a.  Up to 3 hours

:  at bank’s discretion with a

   minimum of Rs. 750/- p.m.

b.  More than 3 hours but less than 6 hours

:  at bank’s discretion with

   minimum of Rs. 1,050/- p.m.

 

22.       Compensation for losses due to breakage

            or damage to goods on Transfer

In super session of Clause 28 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, with effect from the date of this Settlement compensation on transfer, shall be as under :-

a.        Where an employee produces receipts or a statement of loss in respect of  breakages subject to a maximum of –

Clerical Staff             :           Rs. 900/-

Subordinate    Staff    :           Rs. 600/-

b.        Where no receipt/statement of loss are produced a lump sum payment of-

Clerical Staff             :           Rs. 600/-

Subordinate Staff       :           Rs. 450/-

 

23.       Halting Allowance

In modification of clause 23 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000. with effect from the date of the Settlement halting allowance shall be payable at the following rates for the days spent on duty outside the headquarters:

 

Higher CCA Centers

Lower CCA Centres

Non CCA Centres

Clerical Staff

Rs. 400/- per diem

Rs. 300/- per diem

Rs. 250/- per diem

Subordinate Staff

Rs. 300/- per diem

Rs. 200/- per diem

Rs. 150/- per diem

 

24.       Washing Allowance

In super session of clause 9 of Bipartite Settlement dated 10/04/1989 and clause 21 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27/03/2000, w.e.f. 1st August, 2004 washing allowance shall be payable at Rs. 75/- p.m., where the washing of livery is not arranged by the bank.

25.       Cycle Allowance

In super session of clause 22 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27/03/2000, w.e.f. 1st November 2002, cycle allowance is payable to the members of the subordinate staff who are required to use a cycle on regular assignment for outdoor duties at Rs. 60/- p.m. at all centers.

Cycle allowance not be paid to a workmen member of the subordinate staff entitled to the allowance for the period of leave where such leave exceeds 30 days.

 

26.       Split Duty Allowance

In partial modification of clause 4 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 28/11/1997 and clause 24 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 27/03/2000, w.e.f. 1st November, 2002 Split Duty Allowance shall be payable at all centers at Rs. 90/- p.m.

27.       Project Area Compensatory Allowance     

In partial modification of clause 12 of the Bipartite Settlement dated 31/10/1979 and clause 3 o the Bipartite Settlement dated 28/11/1997, w.e.f. 1st November, 2002, workmen in project areas shall be paid a project area compensatory allowance as under :-

(i)                Project Area Group ‘A’

Clerical Staff – Rs. 150/- p.m.

Sub-Staff  - Rs. 130/- p.m.

     (ii)      Project Area Group ‘B’

                Clerical Staff – Rs. 130/- p.m.

                 Sub-Staff – Rs. 110/- p.m.

28.       Special Area Allowance

In super session of all earlier provisions relating to Special Area Allowance, w.e.f. 1st November 2002, Special Area Allowance shall be payable at places specified in column 2 of the Schedule VII hereto, as per the quantum indicated in column 3 thereof against each such place subject to the condition that if at any of the place mentioned in column 2 of Schedule VII hereto, Hill and Fuel Allowance is payable in terms of this Settlement, then at such places only higher of the two allowances shall be payable.

29.       Officiating Pay

In partial modification of paragraph III (f) of Bipartite Settlement dated 8th November, 1973, if a workman other than subordinate staff officiates in a post in higher cadre either for a continuous period of 7 days or more or an aggregate of 7 days in a calendar month, he shall be paid with effect from 1st June, 2005 officiating pay at the rates laid down in Clauses 9.11 (a)(i) or 9.11 (a)(ii) of the Bipartite Settlement dated 19th October, 1966.

 30.      Reimbursement of expenses on Road Travel

In substitution of clause 19 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27/03/2000, w.e.f. the date of this Settlement where an employee has to travel on duty /LFC between two places not connected or partially connected by rail or steamer, he shall be reimbursed actual road mileage cost or at Rs. 2/- per km., whichever is less.

31.       Computerisation/Machanisation

            and Technological upgradation

In super session of all subsisting industry level settlements relating to Computerisation and Mechanisation for the time being in force it is hereby agreed between the parties as follows:

a.                   In the matter of computerization of banks’ business and technological upgradation of its operation, banks may decide on the level, type scope and extent of application, function and location of state-of-the art technology and equipments to the extent necessary.

b.                  Arising out of business process re-engineering necessitated by introduction of state-of-the-art technology and equipments, banks may redesign and assign role, duties and responsibilities to their staff within the provisions of the settlement.

c.                  Banks may utilise the service of staff for marketing and selling of different products of Banks/their subsidiaries/joint ventures or any other product of any agency / entity with whom the banks may have arrangements, based on their business needs and requirements.

d.                  Banks may acquire/modify/change or discontinue businesses and business processes, wherever necessary.

e.                  Banks may, arising out of technology, review the existing jobs, and work processes, systems and procedures and re-engineer them.

f.                   Banks may switch to the single window and such other system of operations wherever so decided.

g.                  Banks may adopt new systems and procedures which are demanded/facilitated by latest technology solutions such as networking of branches and centralized accounting, shared operations centers, call centers, processing centers, acting on electronically communicated messages, dependence on digital/electronic signatures and the like.

h.                  While it shall be the banks’ endeavor to retain/re-skill staff and to develop in-house competencies, they may outsource IT and its related activities in respect of specialized areas where in-house capability is not available.

i.                    The selection and/or placement of staff for work to make the fullest and most efficient use of the computerized systems/ devices/equipments etc. will be based on combination of skill tests, aptitude test, hands-on test and suitability, to be determined by the bank.

j.                    The bank may, depending upon its requirements, resort to round-the-clock and seven-days-a-week working and staggering of working hours at its branches/offices/service units.

k.                  It is clarified that the Computer Operators may be assigned any other routine duties of their cadre as already provided in subsisting Bipartite Settlements.

l.                    Where a female operator who is in the family way desires to discontinue working on Computer during the period of her pregnancy, she will be exempted at her written request from operating the Computer. The special pay shall not be paid to her for the period during which she is on duty  but exempted from operating the Computer, but shall be paid during the period of her leave of any kind subject to her acceptance to perform duties as Computer Operator on resumption.

m.                There will be no retrenchment on account of computerisation. Staff displaced at a center/place as a result of computerization/mechanization shall be deployed in terms of this settlement.

Note:

In case of State Bank of India, the extant provisions of Settlement dated 22nd July, 2003 arrived at Bank level with the All India State bank of India Staff Federation on Technology, Redeployment / Transfer of Staff and Other Issues shall remain unchanged and shall remain operative.

32.       Deployment of Staff

In continuation of clause 32 of 7th Bipartite Settlement dated 27th March, 2000, it is agreed between the parties that deployment of non-subordinate staff in banks which are parties to this settlement shall be in accordance to the terms and conditions set-forth in Schedule VI to this Settlement.

33.       Voluntary Cessation of Employment

(i)  When an employee himself from work for a period of 90 or more consecutive days without prior sanction from the Competent Authority or beyond the period of leave sanctioned originally including any extension thereof or when there is satisfactory evidence that he has taken up employment in India or outside, the management at any time thereafter may give a notice to the employee at his last known address as recorded with the Bank calling upon him to report for work within 30 days of the date of notice.

        

         Unless the employee reports for work within 30 days of the notice or gives an explanation for his absence within the period of 30 days satisfying the management inter alia that he has not taken up another employment or avocation, the employee shall be given a further notice to report for work within 30 days of the notice failing which the employee will be deemed to have voluntarily vacated his employment on the expiry of the said notice and advised accordingly by registered post.

 

         In the event of the employee submitting a satisfactory reply, he shall be permitted to report for work thereafter within 30 days from the date of expiry of the aforesaid notice without prejudice to the bank’s right to take any action under the law or ruled/conditions of service.

 

         If the employee fails to report for work within this 30 days period, then he shall be given a final notice to report for work within 30 days of this notice failing which the employee will be deemed to have voluntarily vacated his employment on the expiry of the said notice and advised accordingly by registered post.

(ii)    If an employee again absents himself for the second time within a period of 30 days without submitting any application and obtaining sanction thereof, after reporting for duty in response to the first notice given after 90 days’ of absence of within the 30 days’ period granted to him for reporting to work on his submitting a satisfactory reply to the first notice, a further notice shall be given after 30 days of such absence giving him 30 days’ time report. If he fails to report for work or reports for work in response to the notice but absents himself a third time from work within a period of 30 days without prior sanction, his name shall be struck off from the rolls of the establishment after 30 days of such absence under intimation to him by registered post deeming that he has voluntarily vacated his appointment.

(iii)  Any notice under this clause shall be in a language understood by the employee concerned. The notice shall be sent to him by registered post with acknowledgement due. Where the notice under this clause is sent to the employee by registered post acknowledgement due at the last recorded address communicated in writing by the employee and acknowledged by the bank, the same shall be deemed as good and proper service.

34.       Graduation Pay

Non-Subordinate employee who acquire graduation / post graduation qualification from Universities / Open Universities which are recognized by the University Grants commission will be considered as having acquired graduate qualification and would be eligible for being granted the two additional increments for graduation or graduation pay, as the case may be, as provided hereinabove subject however to the following conditions:

 

(i)                Employees who registered under the Graduation / Post-Graduation courses of Open University have either passed the foundation course or attended the Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme; and

(ii)             They pursue the same course and take the same examination as the formal stream students.

This provision shall take effect from the date of the Settlement.

35.       Special leave

In super session of  Para 13.39 of the 1st Bipartite Settlement dated 19/10/1966, with effect from the date of the Settlement Special leave will be allowed to certain employees for attending meetings and conferences of trade unions of bank employees as provided below:

 

a.         Principal Office Bearers of All India Up to 21 days in a calendar Workmen Unions/Associations subject to a year.

Maximum of –

i.          20 such members in the case of unions

having more than 25% membership.

i.          15 such members in the case of unions

having less than 25% membership.

 

b.         Central Committee Members of All India

Workmen Unions/Associations subject to a Up to 17 days in a calendar

Maximum of –

i.          40 such members in the case of unions

having more than 25% membership.

ii.         30 such members in the case of unions

having less than 25% membership.

 

c.         Office Bearers of the Executive Committee Up to 7 days in a calendar year.

Of the State of Regional Level Units of All

India Workmen Unions / Associations subject

to a maximum of –

i.          20 such members in the case of unions

having more than 25% membership.

ii.         15 such members in the case of unions

having less than 25% membership.

The benefit of special leave as above shall be available only to those office bearers nominated for the purpose by the All India Workmen Union/ Associations who are parties to the Settlement and signing it.

 

36.       Special provision for State Bank of India

i)                   The provisions of Settlements dated 30th January, 1995 and 22nd July 2003 relating to Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA) as prevailing in the Bank shall be continued unchanged.

ii)                Special compensatory provisions in respect of State Bank of India as in bank level settlements may be reviewed and settled at bank level.

37.       General Provisions

(i)        In super session of clause 22(c) of Bipartite Settlement dated 10th April, 1989, watch and ward staff and employees manning installations which require round-the-clock maintenance and surveillance on duty on days of agitation/strike action are exempt from participating in such action.

(iii)           A member of the award staff shall submit details regarding his assets and liabilities to the bank as and when sought for. Failure to do so shall be treated as a gross misconduct.

38.       Implementation

(i)                The various provisions of this Settlement shall take effect from the dates specified hereunder, unless provided to the contrary and the financial benefits emanating there from shall be given effect to within a period of 90 days from the date of this Settlement.

Sr. No.                                    w.e.f.

            1.         Scales of Pay, 6th Stagnation                        1st November 2002

                        Increment, slab rate Dearness

Allowance, Special Pay and            

Consolidated wages to part

Time employees working less

Than 6 hours per week.

            2.         Dearness Allowance – Single                      1st February, 2005

                        Slab Rate (i.e. 0.18% of Pay)

 

            3.         Professional Qualification Pay                    1st November, 2002

                        House  Rent  Allowance City

                        Compensatory      Allowance,

                        Provident Fund and Gratuity,

                        Recovery   of   House   Rent,

                        Fixed Personal Pay, Hill &

                        Fuel Allowance, Transport

                        Allowance, Annual Medical

                        Aid, Special area Allowance,

                        Project Area Allowance, Split

                        Duty   Allowance,   Cycle

                        Allowance.

            4.         Pension                                                          1st May, 2005

            5.         Hospitalisation       Expenses,                      Date of Settlement

                        Halting                 Allowance,

                        Compensation  of  losses  on

                        Transfer, Expenses on Road

                        Travel, LFC and Overtime

                        Allowance

            6.         Washing Allowance                                      1st August, 2004

            7.         All other items agreed to but                       Date of Settlement

                        not   covered  by  the  above

                        Clauses.

 

39.       Date of Effect and Operation

i.          This Settlement shall be binding on the parties for five years from 1.11.2002

 

ii.         The terms and conditions hereof shall continue to govern and bind the parties even thereafter until the Settlement is terminated by either party giving to the other a statutory notice as prescribed in law for the time being in force.

iii.       The AIBEA, NCBE, BEFI, INBEF and NOBW on behalf of the workmen agree that during the operation of this Settlement the workmen will not for any reason whatsoever, raise any demand of any nature whatsoever on any of the banks in respect of matters, monetary or otherwise, covered by this Memorandum of Settlement.

iv.        Copies of the Memorandum of Settlement will be jointly forwarded by the parties to the authorities listed in Rule 58 of the Industrial Disputes (Central) Rules, 1957 so that terms and conditions thereof are binding on the parties as provided in law.

 

40.       Interpretation

If there is any difference of opinion regarding interpretation of any of the provision of this Settlement the matter will be taken up only at the level of the Indian Banks’ Association, the All India Bank Employees’ Association, the National Confederation of Bank Employees, the Bank Employees’ Federation of India, the Indian national Bank Employees Federation and the National Organisation of Bank workers, for discussion and settlement.

 

SPECIAL PAY

PART – A

For Clerical Staff

Sr. No.

Post

Amount of Special Pay

(Rs.)

1

Telephone Operator

153

2

Audit Clerks – Category ‘A’

260

3

Agricultural Assistant

490

4

Teller

370

5

Stenographer

840

6

Astt. Head Cashier

745

7

Head Cashier – I

475

8

Head Cashier – II

925

9

Special Assistant

1300

10

Computer Operator – A

910

11

Computer Operator – B (with passing powers)

1100

 

Note :

1.         In the case of Special Assistant, the Special Pay payable for the period 1st November, 2002 to the date of the Settlement shall be Rs. 1,400/- p.m. and thereafter Rs. 1,600/- p.m.

2.         Erstwhile Teller Category ‘B’ Assistant Head Cashier – Units of 5 and above, Head Cashier Category ‘D’ and Head Cashier Category ‘E’ shall now be termed/named as Teller, Assistant Head Cashier, Head Cashier – I and Head Cashier – II respectively.

For Subordinate Staff

Sr. No.

Post

Amount of Special Pay

(Rs.)

1

Liftman

255

2

Cash Peon

255

3

Watchman

255

4

Armed Guard

430

5

Daftary

505

6

Head Peon

580

7

Electrician / AC Plant Helper

1170

8

Driver

1320

9

Head Messenger in IOB

990

 

SPECIAL PAY

PART – B

For Clerical Staff

Sr. No.

Post

Amount of Special Pay

(Rs.)

1

Relieving Telephone Operator

80

2

Comptist

305

3

Telex Operator

385

4

Teller – Category ‘A’

500

5

Punch Card Operator

425

6

Accounting Machine Operator

660

7

IBM/ICT Machine Operator

745

8

Head Clerk

745

9

Assistant Head Cashier- Units of 4 clerks and below

330

10

Cashier-in-charge of cash in Pay offices or branch

500

11

Head Cashier – Category ‘A’

- Units of 5 clerks and above

- Units of 4 clerks and below

 

660

500

12

Head Cashier – Category ‘B

- Units of 5 clerks and above

- Units of 4 clerks and below

 

745

595

13

Head Cashier – Category ‘C’

835

14

Data Entry Operator

630

15

Encode Operator

540

16

Advanced Ledger Posting Machine Operator/

Advanced Electronic Accounting Machine Operator

770

For Subordinate Staff

Sr. No.

Post

Amount of Special Pay

(Rs.)

1

Cyclostyle Machine Operator

205

2

Relieving Liftman

155

3

Bill Collector

430

 

PART – C

GRADUATION PAY/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION PAY

For those workmen who hereafter reach or have already reached 20th stage of the scale and have got increments in consideration of educational qualification(s) Graduation Pay/ Professional Qualification Pay shall be payable as under :

 

1.         Those who are graduate and/or NDC -

           

Rs. 180/- p.m. after they complete 1 year

            Rs. 360/- p.m. after they complete 2 years

2.         Those who have passed JAIIB of Part 1 of CAIB/CAIIB-

            Rs. 180/- p.m. after they complete 1 year

3.         Those who have passed JAIIB and CAIIB or Both Parts of CAIB/CAIIB-

           

Rs. 180/- p.m. after they complete 1 year

Rs. 360/- p.m. after they complete 2 years

Rs. 540/- p.m. after they complete 3 years

 

4.         Those who are graduates/NDC and have passed JAIIB of Part CAIB/CAIB

            Rs. 180/- p.m. after they complete 1 year

            Rs. 360/- p.m. after they complete 2 years

            Rs. 540/- p.m. after they complete 3 years

5.         Those who are graduates/NDC and have passed JAIIB or Part I of CAIB/CAIIB -

            Rs. 180/- p.m. after they complete 1 year

            Rs. 360/- p.m. after they complete 2 years

            Rs. 540/- p.m. after they complete 3 years

            Rs. 720/- p.m. after they complete 4 years

            Rs. 900/- p.m. after they complete 5 years.

 

            Note: Refer to Clause 11(2) of this Settlement

SCHEDULE – III

SPECIAL PAY DUTIES

This Special pay duties do not include the routine duties of the cadre (clerical / subordinate) which a workman has to normally perform; but merely refer to those special allowance duties which if performed in addition to the routine duties will entitle a workman to a special pay on the terms and conditions provided in chapter V of the First Bipartite Settlement as modified.

 

For removal of doubts it is clarified that the workman entrusted with duties attracting special pay can be required to perform routine duties of his cadre and that the following duties shall inter alia form part of the normal duties of the clerical cadre and for performance of those duties no special pay shall be payable:

 

(i)                Acknowledgements of inward mail received.

(ii)             Receipt of cheques, drafts, dividend warrants, pay orders and other like instruments other than bills and giving acknowledgements in the counterfoil.

(iii)           Delivery of cheque books subject to authroisation by competent authority.

(iv)            Issue of cash receipts.

(v)               Issue of E.S.I. stamps wherever applicable or may become applicable.

(vi)            Recounting of currency notes by cash department staff.

(vii)          Ensuring the proper co0ntents in covers and envelopes including registered ones before dispatch.

 

DUTIES OF SPECIAL PAY CARRYING

POSITIONS IN CLERICAL CADRE

POSTS

DUTIES

Telephone Operators

Their work involves operating a Telephone PBX/EAPBX Board with a minimum of three external lines on regular assignment.

Audit Clerks Category ‘A’

Clerks in the Internal Audit Department whose work involves audit checking of completed vouchers, entries, statement balances, books of accounts, etc, with a view to confirming their correctness and ascertaining whether office procedures and rules are being correctly followed. The irregularities detected by them are reported to the head of the Audit Department and/or his immediate superior, who is responsible for taking necessary action.

(Note: Checking of returns and statements from braches by other than Internal Audit Department clerks would not be covered by ‘audit checking’:.

Audit Clerks- Category ‘B’

Audit clerks category ‘B’ would be audit clerks attached to inspectors on tours and will perform all routine checking functions and generally assist the inspector in the functions including preparation and typing of reports.

Their duties include:

1.       Assisting in the counting of cash balances, securities, etc. in the presence of the inspecting officials;

2.      Assisting the inspecting officers in checking the quantities and values of the securities charged to the bank;

3.       Checking the balancing of various deposit account ledgers and verifying the outstanding in inter-branch/sub-office(s) items-in-transit, suspense sundry deposits, drafts payable, term deposits and deposits all call accounts;

4.      Checking items of stationery and marking off vouchers and acknowledgements and assisting in the examination of vouchers other than those of inter-branch/sub-office(s) items-in-transit, suspense charges, sundry deposits and stationery accounts;

5.      Assisting in preparing the audit returns/reports and typing and generally assisting the inspecting officer in his functions as may be required.

Tellers

Passing and cash payment of all cheques/ withdrawal forms/travelers’ cheques/gift cheques/demand drafts/pay orders/bank orders, etc. up to and including Rs. 10,000/- Receipt of cash and issuance of pre-signed drafts/gift cheques/travelers’ cheques/pay orders/bank orders, etc. both against cash and transfer up to and inclusive of Rs. 15,000/-.

Stenographers

Employees required to take dictation in shorthand and/or type letters, statements, documents, etc. and attend to secretarial work.

Assistant Head Cashiers

Their job is to assist the head cashier in looking after and checking the work of clerks in the cash department.

Head Cashiner-1

Their duties involve:

1.  holding the bank’s cash, key and/or other valuables in safe custody jointly with an officer and being accountable for them and being responsible for the running of the cash department;

2.   Opinion compilation;

3.   Verification of vernacular signatures/endorsements;

4. Countersigning cheques and/or drafts (on selves or correspondents), payment orders, deposit receipts, etc.

5.   Attending to Government Treasury work.

6.   In banks where the practice of discharging bills/ hundies, for payment received only, is in existence, it may be continued to be done by this category.

Head Cashier II

Their duties involve :

1.  holding the bank’s cash, key and/or other valuables in safe custody jointly with an officer and being accountable for them and being responsible for the running of the cash department;

2.   Opinion compilation;

3.   Verification of vernacular signatures/endorsements;

4. countersigning cheques and/or drafts (on selves or correspondents), payment orders, deposit receipts, etc.

5.   attending to Government Treasury work;

6.   discharging/endorsing bills, cheques, etc.;

7.   being in charge of clearing and godown departments, etc.;

8.   passing independently clearing and transfer cheques, vouchers etc. (whether credits or debits) up to and including Rs. 50,000/- and cash vouchers up to Rs. 50,000/- jointly with an authorized person.

Special assistants

Special Assistants will be accountable and responsible for running of the department/section under them and their duties will involve looking after and checking the work of other clerk or clerks and sub staff and will include :

1)  Passing independently, manually or online, cash instruments up to Rs. 35,000/- and clearing and transfer cheques vouchers etc., (whether credits or debits) up to and including Rs. 1,50,000/- Passing will include verification of signatures and scrutiny as to the correctness of endorsements on and other particulars of such instruments. There shall be no limits for verification of signatures, passing of authenticated credit vouchers/entries and for verifying authenticated vouchers in the ledgers, books, computer print-outs etc.

2)  Accept, verify and post cash/transfer/clearing cheques and other instruments, as the case may be, in appropriate books of accounts/ledgers, either manually or online, and give due acknowledgements.

3)   Singing vouchers, cheques, drafts, mail transfers, pay orders, advices such as non payment advice inter branch fate calling advices, bill schedules, demand notices, statements certificates etc.

4)  Checking all vouchers, advices, statements, cheques, drafts etc., bills and books of accounts including current savings and other ledgers, cash, postal and revenue stamps, franking machine balances, exchange, discount, brokerage calculations and initialing by way of authenticating them for accuracy/correctness;

5) Checking manually or online, current, savings and other accounts,

6)  Checking the coding and decoding of telegrams (excluding check symbols or ciphers).

7)   Discharging, endorsing cheques, bills, etc.

8)  Perform, when required in a computerised set up, system    control functions, either jointly with an officer or independently, upon specific authorization in this regard;

9)   Briefly explain, the features of Bank’s various products and services to customers, to reply their queries and to refer interested customers to appropriate personnel;

10)  Inspecting godown (only in banks where such work is already being done by workmen).

 

 

For the purpose of efficient and effective functioning of the section or department the special assistant shall ensure that all acts, things and steps necessary therefore are taken by himself of by the clerks placed under him and shall ensure that, wherever necessary:

a)  Reminders are sent on time and followed up

b)  Pass sheets/books are filled up and issued promptly

c)  Deposits are renewed on due dates or reminders sent to the parties.

d)  Standing instructions are complied with

e)  Bills are accepted and due dates diarised/advised and followed up

f)   Interest, commissions and service charges are collected

g)  Proceeds of bills are received or remitted promptly;

h)  Confirmation of balance of accounts of the customers and its follow up.

i)  All securities relating to the department/section of which the special assistant is in charge are secured and/or kept in proper custody and properly handed to the authorized person at the close of the day.

j)   Balance promptly taken, tallied and reported and followed up and also returns submitted;

k)   Advice and/or duplicate advices/ summaries are issued/responded promptly, whenever called for;

l)   checking the proper recording of entries and all relevant particulars in regard to accounts opened under the due authorisation.

Agricultural Assistant

i)   To assist in the bank’s lending and/or operations for agricultural development and/or financial assistance to small enterprises (other than small scale industries) such as vegetable/fruit vendors, artisans, self employed persons including beneficiaries under the differential rate of interest scheme.

ii) To distribute and collect application forms and assists the farmers/small borrowers in filling up the forms

iii) To scrutinize application forms, title deeds, farm plans etc., to ensure that applications are complete in all respects and the particulars furnished in the forms are prima facie in order and for this purpose he may be required to visit the farms for verification and for collection of relevant data.

iv)   To take necessary steps to ensure that the periodical details, as called for are received from the farmers/small borrowers in time.

v)   To keep inconstant touch with farmers and to bring any adverse features to the management’s notice.

vi) To verify farms/all farms machinery/equipments livestock/tractors. etc.

vii)   To verify proper utilization of the bank’s loans or the progress in work in respect of which loans are granted and to furnish reports on such verifications.

 Viii) To make efforts and effect recoveries up to amounts not exceeding Rs. 15,000/- from farmers/small borrowers from their place of work/residence, subject to the necessary arrangements being made with regard to fidelity and transit insurance and personal risk insurance by the bank.

Note : Banks will evolve appropriate procedure about issuance of provisional receipts etc., of the cash not exceeding Rs. 15,000/- collected on a day by an agricultural assistant from the agricultural/ small borrowers / depositors.

ix)  To assist in the deposit mobilization efforts by encouraging farmers/small borrowers to deposit their savings in the Bank.

x)   To collect information about the conditions of crops in the villages..

xi)  To collect necessary data for determination of village, adoption of financing of agriculture like farmers’ land holdings, availability of infrastructure facilities, source of irrigation, use of tractors, pump sets etc., credit facilities available in village, recovery performance and the like.

xii)  To maintain liaison with Land Record and Registration Officers and other Governmental/Developmental agencies for expeditious handling of the bank’s work.

Note : With a view to making optimum use of the technical skill of the agricultural / development assistant, normally he may not be entrusted with usual clerical work, but where necessary he may be asked to do the clerical work.

 

Computer Operator ‘A’ (without passing powers)

Computer Operator will perform all duties and functions of clerical cadre, either online or manually, which does not involve any passing or supervisory function of an officer of the bank. He will wherever and whenever required function as a single window operator where he will also receive and pay cash.

Computer Operator ‘B’ (with passing powers)

In additional to the duties of Computer Operator ‘A’ their duties will include –

a. Passing and cash payment of all cheques/withdrawal forms/bankers’ cheques/gift cheques etc. up to and including Rs. 20,000/-

b.   Passing independently clearing and transfer cheques, vouchers, etc. (whether credits or debits) up to and including Rs. 25,000/-

c.   Receipts of cash and issuance of pre-signed drafts / gift cheques / travelers’ cheques / pay orders / bank orders etc. up to and including Rs. 25,000/-

 

Notes :-

(i)        In respect of the above special pay carrying posts in clerical cadre -

q       Countersigning would mean signing in a manner whereby the primary responsibility for ensuring that all the formalities are complete rests with the other signatory.

q       Checking/verifying would mean verifying that the instrument / material checked is in order in all respects and also includes verification of signature irrespective of the amount of the instrument and authenticating the same on the instrument / material, initialing the relative entries in the respective books of accounts, manually and/or on line.

q       Passing includes verification of signatures and scrutiny as to the correctness of endorsement on and other particulars of such instruments. It will also include checking and authenticating the relative entries in the respective books of accounts/ledgers/computer sheets and/or on line.

(ii)      Henceforth, selection of staff for being entrusted with special pay carrying     posts shall be on the basis of their suitability for the specialized function,       norms for which shall be decided at the bank level.

SPECIAL PAY CARRYING POSITIONS IN SUBORDINATE CADRE

 

POST

DUTIES

Liftman

Persons required to operate the lifts on regular assignment

Cash Peon

Persons required

1.  To take money orders to buy stamps etc., which involves carrying of cash  not exceeding Rs. 5,000/- and to carry insured letters. Etc. to post office.

2.   To stitch currency note bundles

3.  To stitch and seal parcels and packers containing currency notes;

4.   To transit cash from the bank to an office outside or vice

versa, if unaccompanied by a watchman/Armed Guard

Watchman

Persons other than “Armed Guards” who are required to perform watch and ward duties i.e. to watch or look after the premises or a department, for the purposes of its safety, security and guard against infiltration and against removal of the watch and guard as above, the movement of cash from one place to another inside to bank premises or outside where an Armed Guard is not employed at the Branch / Office.

Armed Guard

Persons required to perform watch and ward duties i.e. to watch or look after the premises or department for the purposes of its safely, security and guard against attack or assault or infiltration and against removal of the bank’s property by any unauthorized persons AND/OR to watch and guard as above, the movement of cash from one place to another whether inside or outside the bank, for which purpose they are required by the bank to carry any of the following weapons:

i)   Gun, Pistol or any other fire arm; or

ii)  Dagger, sword, khukri or spear; or

iii)  any other licensed weapon

Note : ‘Retainers’ Peons (other than watchmen) whose names are registered in the Bank’s license as Retainers will, when they perform “Armed Guard” duties, be entitled to special pay for “Armed Guards” pro rata.

 

Daftary

Their work involves :

1)  Obtaining acceptance of bills of exchange, hundies etc., drawn on local parties or banks and / or collecting payments thereof.

2)  Collecting payments for cheques or postal order etc., from banks or post office counters.

There may also be required to collect cash not exceeding Rs. 5,000/- at a time against various instruments.

3)   Simple binding of books and registers;

4)   Press copying;

5)   Filing independently letters other papers in respect files as per indications marked thereon;

6)   Assisting in issuing stationery;

7)   Stacking under guidance old records in orderly manner and assisting in giving them out when required; and

8)   Undertaking the whole process of sorting, arranging, numbering, tallying the total number of stitching the vouchers

Head Peon

Persons required to assist in supervision of various matters pertaining to subordinate staff like:

i)  Cleanliness of the office premises,

ii) Cleanliness of uniforms;

iii) Leave arrangements;

iv)  Arrangements for safekeeping of keys; and

v)   Distribution of duties amongst the subordinate staff

Air-Conditioning Plant Helper

Semi skilled persons who under the supervision of the technician attend to routine maintenance of and minor repairs to air conditioning plants.

Electrician

Their work involves carrying out semi-skilled electrical work like routine maintenance of electrical equipments, effecting minor repairs to electrical fixtures and appliances.

Drivers

Persons required to drive, maintain and effect minor repairs (not requiring a technician’s skill) to motor cars, motor vans, station wagons, scooters, motor cycles or other vehicles.

SCHEDULE – IV

FIXED PERSONAL PAY

Area of Posting

Total FPP Payable where bank’s accommodation is not provided

Total FPP payable where bank’s accommodation is provided

Increment Component of FPP

CLERICAL STAFF

 

 

 

(I)  places with population of more than 45 lakhs.

635

585

560

(ii) Places with population of more than 12 lakhs up to 45 lakhs

630

585

560

(iii) Places with population of 2 lakhs and over [there than places in (i) above] and State Capitals and Capitals of Union Territories

625

585

560

(iv) Places with population below 2 lakhs

620

585

560

SUBORDINATE STAFF

 

 

 

(i) Places with population of more than 45 lakhs.

310

280

270

(ii) Places with population of more than 12 lakhs

305

280

270

(iii) Places with population of 2 lakhs and over [other than (i) above] and State Capitals and Capitals of Union Territories

300

280

270

(iv) Places with population below 2 lakhs

295

280

270

 

 

SCHEDULE V

SCHEDULE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF

HOSPITALISATION EXPENSES

 

1.         Hospitalisation expenses will be reimbursed to workmen staff in the bank to the extent of 100 percent in case of self and 75 percent in case of dependent members of family subject to the procedure for reimbursement of hospitalization expenses as enumerated hereunder:

(a)       Hospitalisation or his dependent family member(s) will be considered in case of all ailments and major accidents which require hospitalisation.

(b)       A workman or his dependent family member(s) will be considered to have been hospitalised only if they are admitted as indoor patient(s) in the hospital in respect of diseases/accidents as mentioned above in sub-Para   (a)  However, cases where the patient is admitted as an out-patient and discharged the same day after surgical procedures involving advanced techniques may also be considered for reimbursement of hospitalisation expenses.

(c)       Medical expenses incurred for the hospitalisation will be reimbursed on the strength or bills/vouchers to the extent of 100% incase of self and 75% in case of family members subject to limits prescribed hereunder.

 

2.         For the purpose of medical facilities :

            The expression ‘family’ of an employee shall mean the employees’ spouse, wholly dependent children including dependent step children and legally adopted children and parents wholly dependent on the employee and ordinarily residing with the employee.

Notes:-

(i)                The term ‘wholly dependent child/parent’ shall mean such relative having a monthly income not exceeding Rs. 2,550/- p.m. If the income of one of the parents exceeds Rs. 2,550/- p.m. or the aggregate income of both the parents exceeds Rs. 2,550/- both the parents shall not be considered as wholly dependent on the employee.

(ii)             A married female employee may include her natural parents or parents-in-law under the definition of family – but not both – provided that the parents/parents-in-law are ordinarily residing with and wholly dependent on her and satisfy the income criteria as stated above.

3.         The reimbursement of hospitalisation expenses will be restricted to the following charges:

Sr. No.

Details

Extent of reimbursement

3.1

(a) Hospital Registration Fees

100%  for self and 75% for dependent family members of the amount actually incurred or Rs. 200/- whichever is lower.

 

(b) Surcharge/tax on hospital bills

Proportionate to the extent of the bill passed by the bank

3.2

Charges for bed per day (excluding boarding charges)

100% for self and 75% for dependent family members of the amount actually incurred or Rs. 400/- whichever is lower.

3.3

ICU/CCI/Neo-natal Nursery

100% for self and 75% for dependent family members of the amount actually incurred or Rs. 500/- per day, whichever is lower. This is in addition to bed charges.

3.4

Diagnostic material charges X-rays, Pathological tests, Eggs, etc.

As per Annexure-I hereto

3.5

Medicines, drugs, injections (including disposable syringes), bandage and dressing materials, etc, except tonics/vitamins, (However, tonics/vitamins which are prescribed by the attending doctor and certified as essential for the period of hospitalisation, may be considered for reimbursement.)

100% or 75% as the case may be of actual expenses.

3.6

Operation charges, etc.

As per Annexure-II hereto

 

3.7               Physician’s and Consultant’s fees per visit:

 

100% for self and 75% for dependent family members of the amount actually incurred or the amount as mentioned below against each item, whichever is lower

 

Major ‘A Class cities viz Mumbai, chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Hyderabad

 

Other places

 

Rs. Per visit
Rs. Per visit
VISIT AT THE CHAMBER

First Consultation

200/-

120/-

Subsequent Consultations

75/-

60/-

VISIT AT RESIDENCE

Incase of emergency leading to Hospitalisation

300/-

190/-

Second Consultation

225/-

150/-

Subsequent

150/-

100/-

VISIT MADE BY SPECIALISTS AT THE HOSPITAL:- SPECIAL VISIT

During the day time

125/-

85/-

During the night time

300/-

150/-

Routine visits

125/-

85/-

       

 

4.         The workmen or members of their families (as the case my be) are expected to secure admission in a Government/Municipal Hospital or any ‘private’ hospital (i.e. hospitals under the management of a Trust, Charitable Institution or a religious mission). The reimbursement will be restricted to the percentage applicable to the workman/dependent family member, i.e. 100% or 75% of the charges applicable to the lowest paying bed in such hospitals according to hospital rules or the maximum amounts mentioned above, whichever is lower.

5.         Normally, the workman and members of family should avail of services of hospital as mentioned in paragraph 4 above. However, if he feels, that it is unavoidable to seek services of a private nursing home/hospital, he can do so in one of the hospitals/nursing homes, approved by the bank. Reimbursement in such cases will, however, be restricted of the extent of the amount which would have been reimbursable in case of admission to a public or private hospital as mentioned in paragraph 4 above.

6.         Medical expenses incurred within 30 days of ‘pre’ and post-hospitalisation period on medical advice, on account of the ailment/disease for which the person was purpose. However, in cases of hospitalisation expenses for reimbursement purpose. However in cases of hospitalisation involving special or major operations, medical expenses incurred for a period not exceeding 45 days of post hospitalisation will be considered for reimbursement, subject to medical advice.

7          Charges for engaging a nurse/attendant will not be reimbursed. However, nursing charges, if any, charged by hospital authorities in respect of days spent in ICU/CCU/ neo-natal nursery may be considered for reimbursement on the basis of certificate issued by the hospital authorities and in consultation with bank’ Medical Officer. Reimbursement in such cases shall be 100% for workmen and 75% for family members of the actual charges.

8.         Hospitalisation charges in connection with maternity will not be reimbursable. However, the expenditure incurred by an employee in cases involving operative interference because of complicated labour and caesarean operation and subsequent hospitalisation thereto will be reimbursed under the hospitalisation scheme to the extent of expenditure incurred in excess of normal maternity charges and consequent hospitalisation thereto subject to the condition that such reimbursement shall be 70% of the amount actually incurred or the limits as per Annexure II hereto, whichever is less.

9.         The purchase of drugs/medicines will be restricted to approved chemists and arrangements will be made by banks wherever possible to make direct payment to the chemists.

10.       Banks will have discretion to refuse payment of bills in cases where they are not satisfied about the genuineness of the bills.

11.       Ambulance Charges

            Ambulance charges for removing the workman or his dependent family members from residence to the hospital/nursing home or from hospital/nursing home to residence on discharge or from one hospital/nursing home to another hospital/nursing home, within the urban agglomeration or municipal limits may be reimbursed in full.

            Actual expenses incurred on conveyance by mode other than ambulance shall be reimbursed subject to the maximum as under :

            (i) By public taxi       -  Actual subject to maximum of Rs. 150/- per trip

            (ii) By auto rickshaw -  Actual subject to maximum of Rs. 75/- per trip

            In case the patient is to be moved to a hospital/nursing home outside the urban agglomeration/municipal limits, then the expenses incurred on conveyance may be reimbursed at the rate of Rs. 5.00 per kilometer, with a maximum of Rs. 100/- per trip or the amount actually incurred, whichever is the least.

            Normally, services of an ambulance should be availed of. Where ambulance is not available or the facility of ambulance is not established, public mode of transport i.e. taxi/auto rickshaw could be used. The bank shall consider such claims on merits and facts.

            Abuse of the facility will be dealt with treating such claims as acts of gross misconduct..

12.       Domiciliary Treatment

            Medical Expenses incurred in respect of the following diseases which need domiciliary treatment as may  be certified by the recognized hospital authorities and bank’s medical officer shall be deemed as hospitalisation expenses and reimbursed to the extent of 100% in case of a workman and 75% in the case of his family.

            Cancer, Leukemia, Thalassemia, tuberculosis, Paralysis, Cardiac Ailment, Pleurisy, Leprosy, Kidney ailment, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Psychiatric disorder, Diabetes, Hepatitis-B Hepatitis-C, Hemophilia, Myasthenia gravis, Wilson’s’ disease, Ulcerative Colitis, epidermolysis bullas, Venous Thrombosis (not caused by smoking), A plastic Anemia, Psoriasis and Third Degree Burns.

Note: (i)  The cost of medicines etc. in respect of domiciliary treatment shall be reimbursed for the period stated in the Specialist’s prescription. If no period is stated the prescription for the purpose of reimbursement shall be valid for a period not exceeding 90 days.

         (ii) Expenses incurred on radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer and leukemia shall be considered for reimbursement under domiciliary treatment to the extent of 100% in case of a workman and 75% in he case off his family.

13.       The medical aid not reimbursement of expenses under the hospitalisation scheme under this Settlement will also available for medical treatment under the recognized systems of medicines. Viz., Ayurvedic, Unani, Homeopathy and Naturopathy if such treatment is taken in a clinic/hospital recognized by the central/State Government. Further, reimbursement shall be limited to such expenses within the prescribed ceiling as would have been reimbursable in case the treatment was taken in a Government/Municipal hospital, subject to the overall limits under the scheme, i.e. 100% of approved expenses for self and 75% in case off family.

14.       Package Charges :

Some hospitals are charging on the basis of ‘package’ for specialised treatment for diseases pertaining to heart Kidney, coronary etc. These package charges generally include all charges, particular treatment/procedure including admission charges, accommodation charges, ICU/ICCU charges, monitoring charges, operation charges, anesthesia charges, operation theater charges, procedural charges/Surgeon’s fee, cost of disposables, cost of consumables like catheters, guide wires, etc., surgical charges and cost of medicine used during hospitalisation related routine investigations, physiotherapy charges etc.

In the following cases, package charges will be reimbursed to the extent of 100% in the case of self and 75% in the case of dependent members of family, subject to the limits specified below:-

                        (a)       Coronary Bypass                               Rs. 1,40,000/-

                                    Surgery

                        (b)       Coronary Angiography                      Rs.   15,000/-

                        (c)       Angioplasty/Stentoplasty                  Rs.    70,000/-

                        (d)       Kidney Transplant                             Rs. 1,60,000/-

                        (e)       Liver Transplant                                 Rs. 2,00,000/-

Note :

(i)        For the above ailments, workmen employees can claim either as per schedule of expenses prescribed or package charges whenever the treatment is taken under package charges scheme.

(ii)       In the case of Stentoplasty, cost of medicated stints(s), wires/balloon,  implanted during surgery may be reimbursed at the rate of  75% for family members and 100% for workman himself at rates not exceeding the rates applicable to lowest paying bed of AIIMS, New Delhi in addition to the package charges indicated above.

(iii)     Liver transplant charges are not reimbursable in case where damage to the liver has been caused by alcoholism.

15.       reimbursement of Hospitalisation Expenses incurred on Treatment Abroad :

            The procedure to be followed respect of reimbursement of expenses incurred by the workmen and their families on treatment abroad shall be as laid down in Annexure-III hereto.

 

 

Annexure I

SCHEDULE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF CHARGS INCURRED BY

WORKMEN FOR PATHOLOGICAL ETC. INVESTIGATIONS

__________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                100% for self and 75% for

                                                                                                dependent family members of

                                                                                                the amount actually incurred

                                                                                                or the amount as mentioned

                                                                                                below against each item,

                                                                                                whichever is lower (Rupees)

 

 

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

URINE EXAMINATION                                                                                                    

Urine Routine                                                                                                   40                   

Urine for Albumin                                                                                             40                   

Urine for 17 Ketosteroids                                                                               360                   

Urine Culture                                                                                                  115                   

Urine for Column Count Test                                                                            115                 

Sensitivity Test                                                                                    150                   

Urine for Acid Fast Bacilli (T B Culture)                                                          105                   

Urine Bile Pigment and Salt                                                                               40                   

Urine Occult Blood                                                                                           40                   

Urine Total Proteins                                                                                          80                   

Urine Sodium                                                                                                   80                   

Urine Chloride                                                                                      80                   

Bench Jones Protein                                                                                         50                   

STOOL EXAMINATION

Stool Routine                                                                                                            40                   

Stool Occult Blood                                                                                       40                   

HAEMATOLOGY

                         EXAMINATION OF BLOOD               

Blood Count with Indices (Hb, TLC, DLC                                                        70                   

Blood Count without Indices (Hb, TLC, DLC)                                      65                   

RBC and Hb with Indices                                                                                 70        .          

RBC and Hb without Indices                                                                            55                   

Total WBC and Differential Count (TC/DC)                                                     55                   

Blood Smears for parasites (MP, etc.)                                                  40                   

Peripheral smear examination                                                                            45                   

Blood for Microfilaria                                                                           100                 

Platelet Count                                                                                                   70                   

Bleeding and Coagulation time (BT CT)                                                            65                   

Clot Retraction Time                                                                                         65                   

Prothrombin Time                                                                                             75                   

Erythrocytes Sedimentation Rate (Westergren’s method)                                   30                   

Sedimentation Rate (Both Methods) ESR                                                          30                   

Hb, TLC, DLC, ESR                                                                                       85                   

__________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                100% for self and 75% for

                                                                                                dependent family members of

                                                                                                the amount actually incurred

                                                                                                or the amount as mentioned

                                                                                                below against each item,

                                                                                                whichever is lower (Rupees)

 

 

Hierogram                                                                                                                     85           

Bone Marrow Smear Examination                                                                                 205     

Partial Thromboplastin                                                                                      135     

BLOOD BANK

                                                                                                                                               

Comb’s Test direct (for coating antibodies)                                                          150    

Comb’s Test (for complete and incomplete indirect antibodies)             200    

Blood Grouping and Rh Factor only (not for matching) for Non-                        65

Maternity Cases                                                                                                                   

Blood Transfusion per Bottle and Donor’s fees (including                                  360

Pathologist’s attendance and cross-matching                                                                    

Packed Cell Preparation                                                                                           255    

BIOCHEMISTRY

                                                                                                                                               

Blood Urea/Calcium/Phosphonus/Phosphatase/Sodium/Potassium each           100    

Blood Urea Nitrogen                                                                                                100    

Urea Clearance Test                                                                                                  170    

Cretonne Clearance Test                                                                                          170    

Serum Proteins or Plasma Proteins                                                                        100    

Serum Proteins Electrophoresis                                                                             200    

Serum for Fibrinogen                                                                                               110    

Blood for Cretonne                                                                                                     75     

Blood uric Acid                                                                                                         100    

Blood Sugar Curve (Glucose Tolerance Test) GTC or GTT                                 280    

CO2 combining Power of Plasma                                                                            130    

Blood Cholesterol                                                                                                      75     

Blood Protein Bound Iodine (PBI)                                                                          300    

Blood Chlorides (SCI)                                                                                              100    

Serum Sodium (S Na)                                                                                                 85     

Serum Potassium (S.K.)                                                                                             85     

Serum Iron (S Fe)                                                                                                      130    

Serum Iron Studies                                                                                                    220    

Serum Calcium (S Ca)                                                                                                85     

Serum Phosphorous (S.P.)                                                                                         85     

Serum Alkaline Phosphates                                                                            75     

Serum Acid Phosphates                                                                                            135    

Serum Glutamic Oxalic Transaminase (SG OT)                                                       75     

Serum Lipase                                                                                                             130    

Serum Glutamic Pyretic Transaminase (SG PT)                                                      75     

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                                                                                                100% for self and 75% for

                                                                                                dependent family members of

                                                                                                the amount actually incurred

                                                                                                or the amount as mentioned

                                                                                                below against each item,

                                                                                                whichever is lower (Rupees)

Serum Amylase                                                                                                         195    

C P K                                                                                                                          315    

Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenate                                                                     170    

Serum Lactic Dehydrogenate (LDH)                                                                      145    

Serum Lactic Dehydrogenate with Is enzyme                                                          75     

SMA 12-2 (14 Blood Chemistry)                                                                           625    

HISTOPATHOLOGY

                                                                                                                                   

Body Fluids-C.S.F./Plural/Ascetic, etc.                                                                             

Smear Analysis                                                                                                            60      60       

Chemistry, Sugar, Protein, etc                                                                                 170    

Malignant Cells                                                                                                         135    

BACTERIOLOGY & SEROLOGY

                                                                                                                                               

Brucella Agglutination Test*                                                                                   130    

Cold Agglutination Test for Virus Pneumonia                                                       130    

Paul Funnel Test                                                                                                        150    

C Reactive Proteins**                                                                                              135    

Smear Gram-Strain Examination                                                                               50     

Sputum Smear A.F.B. Stain                                                                            50     

V.D.R.L.                                                                                                                       75     

Widely Test                                                                                                                 75     

R.A. Test                                                                                                                    100    

Culture & Sensitivity (other specimens)                                                                150    

Vibro Cholera Culture                                                                                              130    

Conjunctiva Swab for Microscopic and Culture Examination                              140    

Smear Examination for Micro Organisms                                                                95     

Fluids of Exudates for Malignant Cells                                                                  140    

*   For hospitalized patients only

** For Rheumatic disease to be reimbursed for hospitalized patient                             

X-RAY

                                                                                                                                               

Fluoroscopy Chest.                                                                                                   120    

Abdomen AP Erect (One Film)                                                                               135    

Abdomen Lateral View (One Film)                                                             135    

Abdomen for Pregnancy                                                                                           135    

Chest PA View (One Film)                                                                                      135    

Chest Oblique or Lateral (One Film)                                                                      135    

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                                                                                                100% for self and 75% for

                                                                                                dependent family members of

                                                                                                the amount actually incurred

                                                                                                or the amount as mentioned

                                                                                                below against each item,

                                                                                                whichever is lower (Rupees)

Mastoids                                                                                                                    135    

Extremities, Bones and Joints (One Film)                                                             135    

Pelvis (One Film)                                                                                                      135    

Para nasal Sinuses (One Film)                                                                                 135    

T.M. Joints (One Film)                                                                                             135    

Abdomen & Pelvis for K.U.B.                                                                                 225    

Skull A.P. & Lateral                                                                                                  225    

Spine AP & Lateral                                                                                                   225    

Barium Swallow                                                                                                        525    

Sinography/Sialography                                                                                            600    

Cystography/Urethrography                                                                         675    

Orthography                                                                                                               750    

Oral or I.V. Cholecystography                                                                                 975    

Barium Meal Upper or Lower                                                                                  975    

Bronchography                                                                                                          1050  

I.V. Urography                                                                                                           1050  

Myelography                                                                                                              1200  

Pneumo Encephalography                                                                                        900    

Barium Meal Complete                                                                                            1200  

Cerebral/Femoral Angiography                                                                               1425  

C T SCAN/MRI

                                                                                                                                               

Electro Cardiogram (ECG)                                                                                      120    

In dual Test                                                                                                                 140    

U C G (Phonocardiography, Telemetry C, Cardiac Ex Test,                                 690

Stress Test)                                                                                                                           

Echo Cardiograph                                                                                                      790    

Cardio version                                                                                                           510    

Ultra Sonography                                                                                                      395    

SKIN

                                                                                                                                               

Tuberculin Test (Mantaux) TT or MT                                                                      105    

Scraping for Fungus                                                                                                    55     

Skin Clipping & Smear for Leprosy                                                                        105    

Nasal Smear for Leprosy                                                                                            85     

LIVER FUNCTION TESTS

                                                                                                                                               

Thymol Turbidity Test                                                                                                90     

Cephalic Cholesterol Flocculation Test                                                                   90     

__________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                100% for self and 75% for

                                                                                                dependent family members of

                                                                                                the amount actually incurred

                                                                                                or the amount as mentioned

                                                                                                below against each item,

                                                                                                whichever is lower (Rupees)

Vander Bergh Reaction and Icterus Inded (Quantitative Bilirubin)                      150    

Takata Ara Reaction                                                                                                  100    

Bromsulphalein Excretion Test (Excluding injection charges)                            220    

PLEURAL AND PERICARDIAL AND ASCITIC FLUIDS

                                                                                                                                               

Pleural Fluid for Routine Examination                                                                   140    

Pleural Fluid for Cultural Pericardial and Ascetic Fluids                         140    

SPUTUM EXAMINATION                                                                                               

Sputum Routine                                                                                                           90     

Sputum for Acid Bacilli only (Sputum AF B)                                                           90     

Sputum for Acid (Culture for TB)                                                                           140    

CSF for Diphtheria                                                                                                    125    

Culture for Diphtheria                                                                                              105    

GASTRIC ANALYSIS

                                                                                                                                               

Gastric Contents for Routine Analysis (Gastric Analysis or                                215    

Fractional Test Meal)                                                                                                                      

Sterna Marrow Routine Cytology (Bone Marrow)                                                285    

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)                                                                                  250    

Lung function Test                                                                                                    250    

PSYCHIATRY TEST

                                                                                                                                               

ECT                                                                                                                             140    

CO2                                                                                                                               80     

Psychology Testing                                                                                                   140    

RIA

T3                                                                                                                                300    

T4                                                                                                                                  30     

TSH, LH, FSH, Prolactin (for each test)                                                                 125    

Testosterone                                                                                                              430    

Parathyroid                                                                                                                430    

Estrogen (Total)                                                                                                        430    

ACTH                                                                                                                         430    

HbsAg by RIA or EIA                                                                                                500    

FOR SURGICAL INVERSTIGATION &

TREATMENT OF CANCER

                                                                                                                                               

Scopes and Biopsies                                                                                     500    

Chemotherapy :                                                                                                                    

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                                                                                                100% for self and 75% for

                                                                                                dependent family members of

                                                                                                the amount actually incurred

                                                                                                or the amount as mentioned

                                                                                                below against each item,

                                                                                                whichever is lower (Rupees)

            Single Drug Therapy per day                                                                        1000  

            Multiple Drug Therapy per day                                                                    2000  

            Infusion Chemotherapy                                                                                3000  

OXYGEN CHARGES

                                                                                                                                               

Oxygen charges shall be reimbursed at the rate of Rs. 30/- per hour subject to a

Maximum of Rs. 300/- per day.                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure II  

OPERATION CHARGES

 

100% for self and 75% for dependent family members of the amount actually incurred of the amount as mentioned below against each item, whichever is lower

 

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

 

Special Operation

Major Operation

Minor Operation

(a) Operation Theatre Charges

3,000/-

2,000/-

650/-

(b) Anesthetist’s charges

3,000/-

2,000/-

650/-

(c) Surgeon’s Fees for Operation

     (including Fees for Assistants)

10,000/-

6,500/-

2,100/-

(d) Expenses for dialysis, blood transfusion, Heart valve replacement, angiography, implanted items during surgery wherever they do not form part of package charges and pace-maker may be reimbursed at the rate of 75% for family members and 100% for workman himself at rates not exceeding the rates applicable to lowest paying bed of AIIMS, New Delhi

Indicative list of Special, Major and Minor Operations is appended below:

 

SPECIAL OPERATIONS:

Cardiac including By-Pass Surgery, Brain, Lung and Cancer Operations, Kidney/Liver Transplantation Operation, Bone Marrow transplant and Multiple Fractures (time taken is more than 3 hours).

 

MAJOR OPERATIONS :

Kidney Stone (including lithotripsy), Prostate, Thyroid, Caesarean Delivery, Gastrectomy, Hysterectomy, Fractures, Amputations, S.P. Nailing, Discoidectomy, Retina Detachment, Liver & Gall Bladder, Plastic Surgery (not for beautification), Cataract (with IOL), Hernia subject to Bank’s discretion (Time taken approximately 1 to 3 hours).

 

MINOR OPERATIONS :

D & C, Fissure, Circumcision Small Hydrocele, Dilatation, Vasectomy, Abscess, Bilat, Hydrocele; Appendix, Tubectomy, Piles, Fistula, Minor Operations of the Eye, Nose and Ear (Time taken approximately 60 minutes or les).

Note:-  Operative interference done using state-of-the-art medical techniques taking les than the time indicated as above will not alter the nature of the operations.

                       

Annexure III

SCHEME OF REIMBURSEMENT OF

EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE WORKMEN

FOR TREATMENT ABROAD

 

1.         As a rule, reimbursement of expenses incurred by workmen and their family members on treatment abroad will not be allowed.

2.         In exceptional cases necessitating treatment of a kind yet to be widely established in the country, where workmen on medical advice obtained in the manner indicated below, choose to go on their own for treatment abroad, permission for treatment abroad may be granted by the Board of Directors of the Bank subject to conditions laid down hereinafter and limited to the expenditure that would have been incurred had such treatment been received in India in a government hospital or a nursing home specially recognized by the Director General of Health Services of the Government of India.

3.         The reimbursement of expenses incurred on air passage for travel abroad in connection with such treatment will not be reimbursed.

4.         Foreign exchange may be released to the workmen for the purpose of treatment abroad to the same extent as is permissible to private citizens.

5.         Hospitals and clinics indicated in paragraph 9 below have facility for specialist treatment for which requests are generally received for treatment abroad and in respect of which treatment facility in ordinary hospitals are still inadequate. The services provided by these hospitals may be availed of by the eligible workmen. In such cases, reimbursement may be allowed subject to the authority sanctioning reimbursement being satisfied about reasonableness of the claim.

6.         The following ailments have been identified as ailments for which treatment in India is not yet widely established :

            i.          Cadaver Kidney Transplant;

            ii.         Old operated by-pass surgery cases (in which the initial operation was done abroad) needing revascularization;

            iii.       Bone marrow transplant;

            iv.        Operative correction for high myopia cases; and

            v.         Complex Cyanotic -  Heart – Lesion and newly born infants suffering   from    heart diseases.

7.         Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will constitute Medical Boards at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai and at such other centers as may be considered necessary for the purpose of recommending whether an employee would be covered under the Scheme. The annual cost incurred on meeting of the Board by way of sitting fees, etc., shall be shared on an annual basis by such of the banks which avail of the services of the Medical Boards of examining cases of their workmen needing treatment abroad, in a manner as may be decided by the RBI. The Medical Board will submit its report to RBI, which in turn, could pass it on to the concerned bank.

8.         For the purposes of reimbursement as envisaged in the scheme, the schedule of charges as applicable for private ward treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi enforced from time-to-time, should be adopted.

9.         The following institution have been identified as having facilities for specialised treatment:

(a)       By Pass Coronary Surgery :

            i.          Southern Railways Headquarters Hospital, Perambur, Chennai.

            ii.         Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore.

            iii.       K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai.

            iv.        Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

            v.         Bomaby Hospital Mumbai.

            vi.        Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai

            vii.       Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology.       

                        Trivandrum.

(b)       Kidney Transplant :

            i.          Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore.

            ii.         All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

            iii.       Post Graduate Institute Chandigarh.

            iv.        Jaslok Hospital Mumbai.

(c)       Blood Cancer :

            i.          Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

            ii.         Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai.

(d)       Complicated Heart Surgery Cases :

            i.          Southern Railway Headquarters Hospital, Perambur, Chennai.

            ii.         Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore.

            iii.       K.E.M. Hospital Mumbai.

            iv.        All India Institute of Medial Science, New Delhi.

            v.         Bombay Hospital Mumbai.

            vi.        G.B. Pant Hospital, Delhi.

            vii.       Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology,

                        Trivandrum.

            viii.      Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh.

            ix.        S.S.K.M. Hospital Kolkata.

            x.         Samaritan Hospital Alwaye (Kerala).

            xi.        Kasturba Hospital Bhopal (BHEL)

            xii.       N.M. Wadia Institute of Cardiology, Pune.

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SCHEDULE – VI

Deployment of Staff

(i)        A workman in the non-subordinate cadre is liable to be deployed anywhere within a ‘District’, irrespective of the distance involved.

 

(ii)       In case necessitating deployment outside the District, the workman concerned may be deployed to any branch/office of the situated outside the District up to a distance not exceeding 100 km. From his present place of posting.

 

(iii)     Bank may identify, based on length of stay at the center/branch/office, the number of workmen employees, to be redeployed from each center/branch/office to meet its requirements.

 

(iv)      The period of deployment shall be 2 years in a difficult center decided by the bank in accordance with the Government guidelines and 3 years in other centers.

(v)       Repatriation to the original center shall be after serving in the deployed center for period as in (iv) above. In case it is not administratively possible for the bank of repatriate the employee to his original center after the above period, the employee may be required to give 3 centres of his choice so that he can be transferred to any one of the centres opted by him.

 

(vi)      Female employees above the age of 55 and male employees above the age of 56 shall be exempt from redeployment. However, if the required and eligible number of employees are not available to be deployed in terms of the Settlement, the age norms as above may be suitable relaxed up to the age of 58 years so as to ensure that the required and eligible number of employees are deployed to be identified centres.

 

(vii)     Employees having mentally retarded / spastic children, certified as such by the attending Doctor, may be deployed only at centres where specialised treatment for such children and special facilities their schooling are available.

 

(viii)    Employees affected by serious ailments requiring specialised treatment, as certified by the attending Doctor, will be deployed only at centres where medical facilities for treatment of such ailments are available.

 

(ix)      Redeployment of physically handicapped/challenged employees shall be in accordance with the extant Government guidelines.

 

(x)       A workman in the non-subordinate cadre so long as he serves in the deployed center shall draw a lump sum amount of Rs. 400/- p.m. (not ranking for any other benefit) besides protection of emoluments drawn at the original center. These shall cease on the employee’s repatriation to the original center.

 

(xi)      The above lump sum amount is not payable in case of transfer made at the request of the employee.

 

(xii)     In North-Eastern States, banks may decide on the level extent of deployment having regard to their requirements within the above norms.

 

(xiii)   The above provisions on deployment are without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 535 and 536 of the Shastry Award relating to transfer of  workmen.

 

(xiv)    The above provisions on deployment shall be the minimum applicable to all the banks which are parties to this Settlement. Parties agree that any existing bank level settlement on transfer or deployment whose provisions are restrictive and not up to the minimum provisions on deployment as mentioned above will be modified/terminated as per procedure under the Industrial Disputes Act so as to give effect to the above-mentioned provisions on deployment.

 

(xv)     Any bank which is a party to this Settlement and having bank-level Settlement on transfer or deployment may, however, modify and improve upon the above provisions to suit the needs of the bank ensuring, however, that the norms relating to the geographical minimum are of deployment, period of stay at the deployed centre, conditions for repatriation as mentioned hereinabove are not relaxed or diluted in any manner.

 

(xvi)    In bank which are parties to this Settlement where bank level settlements/ policies on transfer or deployment of workmen exist which provide for transferability of employees over a larger geographical area, such bank level settlements on transfer or deployment shall remain operative

 

SCHEDULE – VII

SPECIAL AREA ALLOWANCE FOR WORKMEN

 

Please see the file named SAA. DOC

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                                                                                                                                                             SCHEDULE VII

SPECIAL AREA ALLOWANCE FOR WORKMEN

 

 

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