With the latest round of 11th bipartite talks between UFBU and IBA and the UFBU proposal for merging of 6353 points (DA as at 01.11.2016) instead of 6505 points (DA as at 01.11.2017) hope for CPC pay died. What was surprising was the IBA reaction for the same, as per the reports IBA didn’t agreed for the same and has informed that they would give their reaction by next round of bipartite talks.
Shame of our leaders, UFBU has forgotten that our demand used to be 110% neutralization and IBA used to plead for a 100% merger of DA. It is evident that it is hard to extract a starting basic pay of Rs.56100/- from IBA.
As usual leaders will sigh the 11th bipartite for 12% or 15% we will get a salary jump of around 8-9%. Our basic pay will be around 39000/- and total gross increase would be around 3500/- to 4500/- per month for PO in public sector bank.
Comparison between Bipartite settlement and LIC wage revision:
LIC wage revision is due on 01.08.2017, where as the 11th bipartite is due from 01.11.2017 i.e LIC wage revision expired , exactly one quarter before the Bipartite settlement.
Bank unions lead by AIBEA was a force to reckon with during the earlier days of bank nationalization. They has the muscle power and could stall, entire Indian economy with one strike call. Unfortunately our brothers in financial sector, LIC and General Insurance unions didn’t have that power.
In order to survive and for a better wages the LIC unions would patiently wait out for our Bipartite to be settled and with in a 3 to 6 months would clinch their wage revision citing the Bank Employees bipartite settlement. This was happening since our first bipartite settlement.
Insurance sector wage revision used to be exact replica of our Bipartite settlement. This was more or less same with all other Public Sector Organizations, our settlement used to be the bench mark for their negotiations.
Now let us look at what was the basic salary of AAO of LIC ( From 1983 to Till date), AAO post is equivalent to PSB PO.
|LIC AAO||Bank PO||Diff in %|
Just notice how the LIC employees have gained on us since 2002 (Eighth Bipartite). Remember one important point, wage revisions for the both sectors expires in the same year. Now they are close to achieving the CPC scale in the present wage revision. What about poor bank employees? Where are our mighty Bank unions.
LIC employees enjoy five day week. They have a performance linked pay of 1% to 6% of their annual pay for all officers including the back office staff. The performance linked pay is over and above the monthly salary. We are still struggling for a five day week.
Analysis of salaries of LIC and Bank Employees for the tenth bipartite shows the mature nature and wisdom of LIC union leaders.
|LIC AAO||Bank PO||Diff in %|
|No of Increments||18||19|
|No of Stagnation Increments||0||4|
|DA% ( as at 30.09.2018)||46.55%||54.1%|
|Special Pay (with DA ) if Any||0||2829|
|Gross Salary at first stage||48061||39350||22.13%|
|Gross Salary at last stage||91322||76296||19.69%|
Starting increment for LIC officers is Rs.1610 where as the starting increment for bank officer is Rs.980/-.
Last stage of AAO salary is Rs .62315/- . Where a PSU bank Divisional Managers basic salary at stagnation is Rs.60,820/- that too after adding the stagnation increment.
LIC AAo starting increment is Rs.1610/- per month where as the final increment is Rs.1745/- even our Divisional managers final increment is only Rs.1650/-
Now you will be understanding the intelligence of the LIC union leaders they have removed all the stagnation increments and scales were constructed.
With a higher starting salary at AAO stage, the gap between the salaries of Bank employees and LIC employees widens while advancing to the top.
For Scale 2 in banks total 18 increments for LIC it is 13 increments
|LIC AO||Bank Manager|
|Gross Salary at first stage||64577||52643|
|Gross Salary at last stage||96437||85495|
For scale 3 in banks 9 increments for LIC 11 increments
|Gross Salary at first stage||78733||69771|
|Gross Salary at last stage||109919||85495|
For scale 4 in banks 6 increments and for LIC 9 increments
|LIC DM||Bank DM|
|Gross Salary at first stage||96437||83071|
|Gross Salary at last stage||126773||98247|
LIC DM last stage of Rs.86505/- is more than the last stage of Bank’s General Manager of Rs.85000/-
|LIC DZM||Bank AGM|
|Gross Salary at first stage||116661||83071|
|Gross Salary at last stage||149546||109704|
|LIC ZM||Bank DGM|
|Gross Salary at first stage||130568||114038|
|Gross Salary at last stage||162047||127055|
|LIC ZM Selection Scale||Bank GM|
|Gross Salary at first stage||146308||114038|
|Gross Salary at last stage||182154||141136|
The difference in salary from the scale 3 is huge.
The LIC wage revision is again due from 01.08.2017 and our 11th Bipartite is from 01.11.207. LIC unions have submitted their charter of demands. They have demanded for a starting salary of Rs.62000/- for AAO.
When the young bankers had cried for a parity with CPC there was a lot of criticism, including the duties performed to responsibilities etc.,
Now compare the job profile of a PO with that of AAO, Why PO? as per the above table Senior Manager maximum salary is just Rs.85495/- where as the AAO salary is RS.91332/-.
Comparing the job profile of a Senior Manager with that of a AAO, clearly indicates how underpaid we are..
Bank PO salary wise cannot be compared even with Higher Grade Assistant of LIC whose maximum pay is Rs.50140/-, they can at best be compared with stenographer whose maximum salary is Rs.44910/-. The maximum basic pay of of LIC clerk is Rs.40080/-.
With great support from IBA our great UFBU leaders will see that LIC assistant salary will be more than that of a bank PO.
Dear friends don’t let the UFBU leders do that easily. Please express your dissatisfaction to your leaders may be in local gatherings or in forums or thru facebook or any other social media.
Let them know that you are angry with them.
This is the grave injustice done to us. It may by the Government or the UFBU or somebody else.
Our fervent appeal, to all our UFBU leaders please don’t waste your time negotiating for 11th bipartite.
Get yourself trained from Insurance Association/Union leaders, let them settle their wage revision and follow their foot steps.
If you cant do that step down and give space for others, who can do it.
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